July 2022

Capitol welcomes 2nd booster shots

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said that they will be campaigning more for vaccination, following approval of the Department of Health for the rollout of a second COVID-19 booster shot


Marañon to prioritize food security

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 2nd District Rep. Alfredo Marañon III yesterday said that his committee will give utmost priority on concerns related to food security in response to the challenge issued by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. during his


3 COVID deaths in NegOcc, cases near 100

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three COVID-19 related deaths were recorded by the Provincial Incident Management Team from July 27 to 29, as cases in Negros Occidental rose to 83, as of yesterday. Seven new COVID-19 cases were also reported yesterday,


Suspected gunrunner nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspect allegedly involved in gunrunning activities was arrested on Thursday by the police, during a buy bust operation at Hacienda Dagingding, Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Nabbed by operatives of the police was Stephen


Brgy captains reminded to process BacCHP applications

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is enjoining all barangay captains of Bacolod City to accept and accommodate all Bacolodnon indigent applicants eligible for the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP). The resolution authored by Councilor Claudio Jesus


Rebel facing attempted murder charges nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected member of the New People’s Army was apprehended by the police and Army soldiers on July 28 in Brgy. Bulwangan, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. Nabbed by virtue of an arrest warrant for the crime of


San Carlos launches dengue prevention campaign

The San Carlos City Health Office, in coordination with the Provincial Health Office of Negros Occidental, officially launched the SaBAYANg 4,5 sa Negros Occidental, a dengue prevention campaign, at the Brgy. 1 Covered Court on July 28. Provincial Health Officer


Focus on heaven, on God

“You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in


Reducing risk of exposure

As monkeypox cases surge globally, the World Health Organization called on the group currently most affected by the virus – men who have sex with men – to limit their sexual partners. When WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox


‘Pagsaulog’ cultural fest launched

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Negros Cultural Foundation Inc., recently launched “Pagsaulog: A Celebration of Negrense Culture”, which aims to support the various cultural and artistic programs, projects and activities organized by the foundation through The Negros Museum, by staging

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We have to be merciful

To be merciful is a necessity for us. That’s because to be merciful likens us to God himself who created us in his image and likeness. Mercy is the ultimate expression of charity which is the very essence of God

Free school supplies for Bacolod students

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO All public elementary students in Bacolod City will be receiving free school supplies from the Bacolod City Government this school year once the budget is released. Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlungsod

Guv calls for unity in sugar industry

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called for unity among sugar industry stakeholders amidst a disagreement between a newly appointed SRA board member and the Vice Governor. Negrense sugar planter Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama, who campaigned

New WV police chief takes over

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PBrig. Gen. Leo Francisco formally took command of the Police Regional Office 6 at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City yesterday. Francisco, former Manila Police District chief, replaced PBrig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, who was reassigned to

Congress to probe sugar importation mess

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Members of the House of Representatives want a full-blown investigation into the unauthorized sugar importation of 300,000 metric tons by the Sugar Regulatory Administration. A joint motu propio inquiry of the House Committees on Good Government

PDLs earn basic education through ALS

At least 39 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) graduated from basic elementary education and junior high school while inside the San Carlos City District Jail through the Department of Education (DepEd)-Alternative Learning System (ALS). The graduation for the 12 completers,