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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Reshuffled Comelec officials to return to previous posts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Comelec officials who were reshuffled before the May 9 elections are expected to return to their previous assignments on June 9, disclosed acting Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Roberto Salazar yesterday. The election period ends on June

Yulo: More ‘arterial roads’ in 5th district hinterlands

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The construction of “arterial roads”, especially in the hinterlands of the 5th district of Negros Occidental, will be given attention by Representative-elect Emilio “Dino” Yulo. Yulo said “roads are very important in the development and progress,

BIR inspects firms incentivized with back-to-office work

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has created a task force to ensure that registered business enterprises (RBEs) in the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector currently enjoying tax incentives are complying with the requirement under the law for them

BCPO seizes P1.3M in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An estimated P1.3 million worth of suspected shabu was recovered yesterday by the police during a buy-bust operation at Purok Neptune in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City. PCol. Joseph Thomas Martir, director of the Bacolod City

Negrense SRA head to be pushed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 5th District Representative-elect Emilio “Dino” Yulo yesterday said that he will push for a Negrense to head the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). The term of SRA chief Hermenegildo Serafica is expected to end on


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