December 10, 2022

NegOcc boosts biosecurity vs bird flu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The biosecurity protocols of the provincial government against bird flu are already in place in major ports, disclosed Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Placeda Lemana yesterday. Lemana said she sees no problem in Negros Occidental, due to the


DSWD-6 braces for LPA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas is now undertaking preparations for the entry of a Low Pressure Area in the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration


Rights group slam Guihulngan jail policies

Human Rights Advocates Negros (HRAN) strongly condemned the abusive and dictatorial policies imposed at Guihulngan District Jail by Jail Chief Inspector Ebylino Escano, a press release from the group said. Yesterday, lawyer Rey Gorgonio was refused entry and private consultation


319 NPA-affected brgys ‘cleared’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three hundred nineteen insurgency affected barangays in Regions 6, 7 and 8, have been declared “cleared” this year by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Visayas Command, through the implementation of Community Support Programs (CSP) of


16 EB Magalona brgys drug free

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The town of EB Magalona in Negros Occidental is on its way to being a drug cleared municipality, after Brgy. Tanza yesterday joined its list of drug cleared villages. The declaration of barangay Tanza by the


SP reso urges Chikungunya info campaign

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution requesting Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez through the Bacolod City Health Office to launch intensified information dissemination campaign on the health risk and prevention of chikungunya disease, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.


The vaccination routine

The Gavi vaccine alliance, a non-profit organization created in 2000 to provide an array of vaccines to developing countries, recently announced that Covax, the global program for distributing COVID-19 jabs to poorer countries, will soon be integrated into more routine


Economic managers back Maharlika Wealth Fund bill

The country’s economic managers yesterday expressed their full support behind the creation of the Maharlika Wealth Fund (MWF), saying it would serve “as a vehicle to move forward the agency for prosperity and achieve the economic goals of the administration.”

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Year’s largest group art exhibit on

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Around 65 visual artists from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental gathered together for the largest group art exhibit of the year at the ground floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City. The United

Photo of the Day

Fishermen of Brgy. Balaring, Silay City, go about their day to earn a livelihood using different methods.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo

SP urges DSSD to process senior citizen benefits

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution urging the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD), through the office of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, to resume the processing of ladderized senior citizen benefits under City Ordinance No. 910 or the Ladderized

LGU to limit Hermit mountain tourists

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The entry of tourists, or leisure visitors, to the Hermit mountain, a popular tourist destination in Brgy. Biao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, is now being regulated by the concerned local government unit. In Executive Order Number 5

San Carlos, Red Cross lead blood donation drive

The local government unit of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)-San Carlos City spearheaded the voluntary blood donation drive at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Park Marina, in the city on January 24. Johannes Pranz Curativo,

Bacolod SP looks to strengthen anti-TB efforts

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance strengthening the implementation of the tuberculosis elimination efforts in the City of Bacolod to attain a TB free city, was recently passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading. The ordinance authored by