August 6, 2022

Monkeypox threat spurs PIDACC activation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The provincial government of Negros Occidental is taking preemptive measures following the entry of monkeypox disease in the country, as confirmed by the Department of Health. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang


NBI nabs 2 for fake STL operations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday raided an establishment inside the Libertad public market in Bacolod City and arrested two persons for collecting bets for Small Town Lottery without a franchise from the Philippine


Still no COVID-19 surge – PHO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Amid increases of COVID-19 active cases over the past two weeks, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang yesterday maintained that there is no surge of cases in Negros Occidental. The Provincial Incident Management Team yesterday logged


Man shot for assaulting brgy captain

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 38-year-old person, reportedly suffering from a mental disorder, was injured after being shot, allegedly for assaulting a barangay captain, on August 4, in Brgy. Tinongan, Isabela, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigations show that Tinongan barangay


47 Army soldiers get medals for gallantry

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Forty-seven Army soldiers were conferred with medals in recognition of their exemplary performance during encounters with separate groups of New People’s Army rebels in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, and Cauayan, Negros Occidental, that resulted in the


Kabankalan farmers get P5.7M loan assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental on August 3 distributed P5.7 million worth of Survival and Recovery Loan Assistance to 570 farmer-recipients in Kabankalan City. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, assisted by Mayor Benjie Miranda, Board Member


Always watchful and focused

“Be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.” (Lk 12,36) With these words, Christ is practically telling us that we should always be watchful in life and focused


Transportation safety priorities?

The decision of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to veto the measure creating an independent body to be tasked with improving transportation was met with disappointment from private sector groups such as the Joint Foreign Chambers, Safe Travel Alliance and the


Irrigation project and farm equipment turned over

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An irrigation project and farm machinery and equipment worth more than P21 million worth were turned over yesterday by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to farmer associations in Brgy. Minapasok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The project beneficiaries are

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San Carlos Hospital kicks off National Hospital Week

San Carlos City Hospital kicked off its National Hospital Week celebration Monday themed “Pagbangon mula sa pandemya, Kayang kaya basta’t sama same.” The activity started with a motorcade around the major streets of the city where different divisions and sections

Bacolod SP passes Arbor Day resolution

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently passed a resolution urging the Bacolod City College (BCC) and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) thru the Office of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo to strictly implement City Ordinance No. 533, Series

BCMT Class Tagapagtanggol joins Brigada Eskwela

The Basic Citizen Military Training Class Tagapagtanggol Inc. 2021, in cooperation with Felix G. Yusay Foundation Inc., PAF ROTC Alumni Association Inc., PAF Tactical Operations Group 6, 5th ARCEN , DAST, and UNO-R Air Force ROTC, joined  on August 14

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

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,

DTI eyes tweaking MSME definition amid digitalization

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual said there is an ongoing initiative to tweak the definition of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) amid changes in the way entrepreneurs do business because of digitalization. “We are trying