May 3, 2022

Comelec-NegOcc ready for polls

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN We are practically ready for the May 9 elections in Negros Occidental, declared Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Roberto Salazar Jr yesterday. Salazar reported that they have already distributed the vote counting machines (VCMs) to Comelec temporary


Vax cards, COVID tests not required to vote

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Unvaccinated voters are not being required by the Commission on Elections to present vaccination card or negative RT-PCR swab test result when entering polling places to cast their vote during the May 9 local and national


All systems go for VP Leni visit

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Supporters in Negros Occidental will converge in various gatherings on May 3 to give Vice President Leni Robredo and her team both a rousing welcome reception and a Negrense-style send-off for the 2022 elections. Vice President


‘Hate must end on May 9’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN This was the call to all Negrenses of former Mayor Esteban “Sonny” Coscolluela, spokesperson of the Macros campaign in Negros Occidental. With seven days to go before the May 9 elections, Coscolluela said he expects all


Cop arrested for gunrunning

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A police investigator is now in hot water after he was arrested on May 1 by operatives of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) during an entrapment operation in Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod City. Nabbed


Outstanding personnel, units honored

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division marked its 48th founding anniversary on May 1 at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, by honoring outstanding personnel and infantry units for their persistent efforts and dedication in serving


Patient jumps off hospital building

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another patient of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City jumped to his death on Saturday night, the second incident to happen in the same hospital since January this year, police records show.


Photo of the Day

FIRE. Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod responding to a fire incident in Purok Maghili-ugyon, Brgy. 35, Bacolod City Sunday that resulted in P1,000 in damage to the house of Conchita Canunayon Mameso.* BFP photo


The world as pathway to heaven

We should be very clear about this basic truth about the world in general or about the whole of nature that has been created by God. We need to realize that as God’s creation, the whole world of nature has


Ultimate survey

There is less than a week to go before the elections, and depending on who you ask, the results will either be a landslide or one of the closest fights we have ever seen. The most recent survey results, which

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San Enrique mayor-elect welcomes election protests

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor elect Jilson Tubillara yesterday said that he would welcome any election protest questioning the results of the May 9 elections in San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Tubillara said he won by 10 votes against his challenger,

NegOr History and Heritage Society meeting

Negros Oriental History and Heritage Society held its fourth meet on May 15, at Café Mamia in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Discussed during the meeting were the May 18 International Museum Day, May 27 National Flag Week, May 28 Heritage Clean-Up

WV wage hike takes effect June 5

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Labor and Employment – Western Visayas announced yesterday that the wage orders for the increase in wages of workers in the private sector, as well as salaries of Kasambahays in Region 6, will

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

2 minors drown in Bago City

Rescuers attempt to revive two drowning victims who were later declared dead on arrival at the Bago City District Hospital.* PNP photo

53 NegOcc brgys retain drug cleared status

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing,composed of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, Departments of Interior and Local Government, as well as Health, reported yesterday that a total of 194 barangays in