January 15, 2022

Alert Level 3 for Negros Island

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two Negros provinces have been added by the Inter Agency Task Force to areas in the country that were placed under Alert Level 3 due to increasing COVID-19 positive cases. The Department of Health-Western Visayas


Typhoon Odette damages P2.6B in Kabankalan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Kabankalan City, which was devastated by typhoon Odette in December last year, suffered P2.6 billion in damages to both infrastructure and agricultural crops. Elbert Javellana, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer of Kabankalan City, in his


Cadiz vaccinates 83% of target population

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Cadiz City has already vaccinated 83.75 percent of its targeted population, disclosed Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. City Health records show that 88,331 of its 113,093 target population are now fully vaccinated. Escalante said they only need


Bacolod Alert Level 3 guidelines set

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 2 placing Bacolod City under Alert Level 3 per the systems guidelines for Covid-19 response from January 14 to 31. The order provides that intrazonal and interzonal movement


Two killed by wayward truck

The 10-wheeler cargo truck that fell on its side after hitting a house along the national highway of Pontevedra town. Two persons were killed in the Jan. 14 incident.* PNP photo


NPC elections today

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Negros Press Club will hold the election of its new set of officers for 2022 to 2012 at the NPC Media Center in Bacolod City today. Voting will start at 1 p.m. and will end



The latest Global Risk Report of the Geneva-based World Economic Forum sees climate risks and economic stagnation as the top global concerns as the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. WEF refers to “global risk” as the

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Have tux will travel

If only my beloved Negros Island could give me First World public transport, what a wonderful world that could be. Obviously, it’s a long way to go from Third World to First, so I’ll just share with you what I

3 village dev’t projects underway in San Carlos City

Farm-to-market road projects in three insurgency-cleared barangays in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental are in progress under the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). To check the status of the

Hari ng Pilipinas pageant on

The official candidates of Hari ng Pilipinas 2022 with provincial pageant director Joelito Aspan Orencio Jr. (center), during the sashing ceremony and press presentation at the Northwest Inn Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.*

PSEi up on risk-on sentiment; peso ends sideways

Risk-on sentiment ahead of earnings reports, sales, and US’ housing data mainly lifted the local stock barometer yesterday while the peso finished sideways against the US dollar. After posting negative finishes last week, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) recovered

Lacson rules out border closure

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he has no intention to close the borders of Negros Occidental with the detection of two COVID-19 Omicron subvariant cases in Western Visayas. “It’s too early for that. Let’s

DPWH Bacolod road closures

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Department of Public Works and Highways-Bacolod Engineering District will be implementing temporary partial road closures in Bacolod City in connection with its various roads and drainage projects this year. Bacolod District Engineer Jaime Javellana informed