January 10, 2022

Lockdown rumors quashed

Talks were rife yesterday that Bacolod City will be on a lockdown beginning today but Mayor Evelio Leonardia and a ranking official of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force were quick to dismiss the issue saying these are mere rumors. The


NOCPPO, 10 other NegOcc police chiefs reshuffled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PCol. Romy Palgue, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, and 10 other police chiefs in the province, were among those senior police officers reshuffled in Western Visayas as the May 2022 election period took effect January


Gun ban takes effect

Policemen, assisted by the Philippine Army, conduct a checkpoint at Crossing Luguay in Brgy. Hawaiian, Silay City, on Jan. 9, that resulted to the arrest of a drug suspect.* PCR Silay CPS photo


150 travelers found antigen reactive, quarantined

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of travelers from the National Capital Region who arrived at the Bacolod-Silay airport from January 6 to 8 and found to be positive during COVID-19 antigen testing rose to 150, Provincial Incident Management Team


Developing the apostolic spirit

One clear sign that we are truly Christians is when we have an abiding apostolic concern. It can only mean that we are sharing in the very mission of Christ who came here to save all men. And that’s what


God’s Beloved

Today, the Church formally closes the Season of Christmas and starts the Ordinary of the Year with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan marks the beginning of his public life. Although


Ending child marriage

Republic Act No. 11596 that was signed on December 10, 2021 by President Rodrigo Duterte, makes the facilitation and solemnization of child marriage as well as cohabitation of adults with children a “public crime.” Officers, parents, guardians and other adults


Contact tracers’ contract renewal appealed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City government has appealed to Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año to renew the contract of 115 contract tracers for the city which expired on December 31, 2021, Dr. Cris Sorongon, Emergency Operations


Bacolod tightens border controls

Tighter border control measures were imposed by the Bacolod City government starting last night. This was the consensus reached by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, the medical frontliners and executives of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force, whom he called for a meeting

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Humility amid greatness

If there’s one precious lesson we can learn from our devotion to the Sto. Nino, it should be about how we should be humble even if we know we have the greatest dignity among God’s creatures. Such humility would truly

Murder of Partido Asenso organizer politically-motivated – Estrao

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Partido Asenso Hinoban-on has issued a statement strongly condemning in highest possible terms in what it described as “dastardly act” of killing its community organizer, Ulysses “Isik” Mahinay on January 6 in Brgy. Culipapa, Hinobaan,

‘No vaxx, no ride’ on Ceres buses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), which operates Ceres Liner passenger buses in Visayas and Mindanao, yesterday started to implement the “no vaccine, no ride” policy of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that it said to protect

Two gun ban violators nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two more gun ban violators have been accounted for, following their arrests on January 16 and 17, in Hinoba-an and Victorias City, Negros Occidental, respectively, bringing to five the number of apprehended suspects since it was

Bacolod SP urges renewal of health worker contracts

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the prompt renewal of contract of service of local health workers in assisting the City of Bacolod combat COVID-19 virus and its variants. The resolution authored by Councilor Renecito Novero

Alert Level 3 for Bacolod City

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The highly-urbanized City of Bacolod was added yesterday by the Inter Agency Task Force to the list of areas in the country placed under Alert Level 3 which will take effect from January 14 to 31.