June 17, 2022

LGUs told to step up COVID-19 vax drive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the increase in numbers of local government units placed under COVID-19 Alert Level 1, Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz yesterday called on LGUs that have yet to reach the required percentage


Transport group pushes fare hike

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The public transport sector in Bacolod City is pushing for fare increase following the continuous escalation in the price of fuel. Diego Malacad, secretary general of the United Driver and Operators Center (UNDOC), said they are


Dengue cases breach 1,000-mark in Negros Occ.

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health – Western Visayas reported that dengue cases in Negros Occidental have breached the 1,000 mark as of June 4. DOH WV report released on June 10 indicated that Negros Occidental has an


New PAC construction starts

Demolition of the old Provincial Administration Center in Bacolod City, is now ongoing, to pave the way for the construction of the new seven-story PAC building, with a budget of almost P1 billion.* GPB photo


2 NOCPPO personnel get medals

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office were honored and conferred with awards recently at the Police Regional Office 6 headquarters in Iloilo City. Police Maj. Roberto Indiape, then police chief of Calatrava and


What is our real treasure?

We need to be clear about what our real treasure is. It’s God. It’s when we achieve the fullness of our humanity. And that can only happen when we ultimately become God’s image and likeness, which is how God wants


Mobility matters

The 2-year break our society was forced to endure because of the COVID-19 pandemic should have been an opportunity for the people in charge of important things in our country to make improvements. Unfortunately for our archaic and chaotic public


Towards a green transition?

The Southeast Asia’s Green Economy 2022 report from Massachusetts-based global management consultancy Bain & Co. and Temasek, with contributions from Microsoft, assessed the Philippines as behind its Southeast Asian peers in terms of green transition and climate ambition. The report


Bago City honors homegrown boxing champ

Recognizing his latest feat as the new Asia South Bantamweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), the City Government of Bago honored one of its homegrown talents, Arthur Villanueva. The 33-year-old boxer dubbed the “King” hails from Don Jorge


Duterte adviser urges continued support for MSMEs

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has urged the next administration to continue the support for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). In a statement yesterday, Concepcion said he met with President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

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Anti-smoking task force reconvened

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez issued Executive Order No. 34 reconvening the Bacolod Anti-Smoking Task Force (BASTF). The order said City Ordinance No. 641, series of 2013 aims to regulate smoking in all public places and

Negros Occ. tourism to restore pre-pandemic ranking

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is aiming to restore its rank as among the most visited provinces in Western Visayas during the pre-pandemic period, disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday. Aklan, where Boracay island

PH peso posts another record-low, stocks gauge slips anew

Recession worries resulted in the local main stocks index ending the week below 6,300-level while the peso registered another record-low against the US dollar despite its sideways close yesterday. The local currency again slipped to its new record low after

EB Magalona holds TUPAD orientation

A total of 677 E. B. Magalona beneficiaries of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) received their PPEs (personal protective equipment) during an orientation at the Public Plaza on September 16,

P8M for BacCHP from Paduano

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano announced that he will add P8 million to the funds for the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP), introduced by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, for use this year. The

24 USLS students complete ICA training

A total of 24 students from batch 25 of the Institute for Culinary Arts – De La Salle were recognized in reception rites held on August 30 at the University of St. La Salle after completing their extensive kitchen training