Carlos Antonio Leonardia

More Negrense centenarians receive P100K in financial aid

            Thirteen more Negrense centenarians received P100,000 each in a door-to-door distribution of cash assistance, led by Gov. Eugenio Lacson in the cities of Bago, Himamaylan, and Kabankalan, and the municipalities of Hinigaran and Ilog on Nov. 25.             The


4 soldiers awarded gallantry medals

            Four enlisted personnel of the 11th Infantry Battalion were awarded with Gold Cross Medals for gallantry in action Thursday, in connection with the campaign against the New People’s Army in Negros Oriental.             Negrense Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, commanding


Bridges and walls, unity in diversity

          We are meant to love everyone, even including our enemies.           Christ said so. He even offered forgiveness to those who crucified him. And that’s simply because, irrespective of how we are individually and among each other, we are


Comelec offers online facility for registrants

            The Commission on Elections said voter applicants can use its online registration facility to help them register for the May 2022 national and local elections.             According to the poll body, applicants may register by accomplishing forms thru iRehistro


Do not withhold Covid info, residents told

            Persons withholding information that could help prevent the spread of Covid-19 will face fines and jail terms in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.             The warning was issued by Dr. Wilmer Yap, Emergency Operations Center incident commander, in response


Sagay policeman dies in ‘accidental firing’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN             An intelligence police operative died due to an alleged “accidental firing” in Barangay Zone 4, Cadiz City in Negros Occidental on Thursday night.             Lt. Col. Robert Mansueto, Cadiz City police chief, yesterday identified the


Quarantine meandering

          One of the saddest scenes I have seen on TV lately was that of a newly built cemetery said to have been set up especially for victims of COVID. The place was very green, very fresh  and seemed to


Rice sector to get biggest chunk of DA’s budget

            The rice sector will remain the priority of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) modernization and industrialization programs next year.             This, after the Senate voted 22-0 to approve the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021 on successive second


Investing in fisheries

          The World Bank will extend a $220 million loan to the Philippines next year to enhance the country’s marine resource management by controlling the harvest in some of its fishing grounds while also supporting livelihoods.           The Fisheries and

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‘Loved by people, feared by enemy’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Loved by the people, feared by enemy. This is the mantra of Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo that he will apply in peace and development campaign in Western and Central Visayas, upon assuming command of the Army’s

Reso filed to address healthcare workers’ plight

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution requesting Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to look into the plight of professional healthcare frontliners in Bacolod City to avert an imminent breakdown of the city’s healthcare services, was proposed by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr.

DOH6 upgrades NegOcc to Alert Level 4

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With continuous upsurge in COVID-19 active cases, the Department of Health Western Visayas has raised Negros Occidental to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 status, including Bacolod City. The classification, according to DOH-Western Visayas Center for Health and

Bar exam team conducts ocular inspection

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the Supreme Court Bar Examinations Ocular Team, led by lawyer Anna Mickaella Lingat, who is under Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, during their courtesy call at the Bacolod City Government Center Friday. As the

Bing appeals ERC to investigate power rate increase

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia made an appeal before the Energy Regulatory Commission to immediately look into the increase in power rates in service areas under the Central Negros Electric Cooperative. Leonardia also sought the help of ERC chairperson Agnes