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Sagay City gets P153.5M port

The P153.5 million Sagay City feeder port inaugurated on Oct. 20, attended by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and other government officials, as well as representatives of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas.* Capitol PIO photo


SP resolution pushes CENECO refund

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is appealing to the management of Central Negros Electric Cooperative to account and settle thru refunds to its member-owner-consumers the differential amount caused by the recent extension of the KEPCO-SALCON Power Supply


NegOcc wins 2021 Galing Pook awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental was named among the Top 10 winners of the 2021 Galing Pook Awards all over the country. Of the 206 applicants from the different local governments all over Philippines, the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands


San Carlos public market to bar entry of unvaxxed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Unvaccinated individuals are prohibited to enter the public market in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, effective November 30. This was stipulated in an executive order issued by Mayor Renato Gustilo, which requires all vendors inside the


300 vehicles expected to join Leni caravan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Organizers of the Laban Leni Negros Occidental (LLNO) are expecting 300 vehicles to join the Para Kay Leni caravan on October 23 in Negros Occidental. LLNO spokesperson Pinky Mirano Ocampo is appealing for patience and support,


Fish story

A couple of weeks ago my brother-in-law asked if I wanted a fixer-upper fish tank project. He had ordered a fish tank from an online store and it was damaged when he got it. The vendor replaced the tank and


The souls will understand

Trust it to the Filipino to find a means to observe what they are used to do, despite warnings that such things are prohibited. When it was announced that cemeteries and memorial parks will be closed on November 1 and


Protecting the SALN

Ombudsman Samuel Martires sees nothing wrong in pushing for amendments to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, including the controversial proposal that seeks jail time of five years for anyone who would issue “further


Suspended ex-HRMO chief back to work

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Atty. Annabelle Palic, former chief of the Human Resource Management Office of the Provincial Government, is back to work after her 60-day preventive suspension ended October 4, as confirmed yesterday by Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas

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Province vax drive at 21 percent

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of vaccinated Negrenses rose to 377,318, or 21 percent of the targeted 1,825,370 Negrenses, revealed yesterday by Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz. Negros Occidental has a population of 2,607,671. Diaz

100 traffic enforcers receive gift packs

As part of SM Supermalls’ 100 Days of Caring, Christmas came early to 100 traffic enforcers of Bacolod City, who received gift packs from the local mall over the weekend. SM City Bacolod is staying true to its commitment to

Gov’t to lose P131B if fuel excise tax deferred

Around P131.4 billion worth of government revenues are seen to be lost in 2022 if the proposed suspension of excise tax on petroleum products will be passed by lawmakers, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. Specifically, around P24.7 billion

Cemeteries closed Oct. 30-Nov. 2

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN All memorial parks, cemeteries and columbaries in Negros Occidental will be closed again to the public from October 30 to November 2, as COVID-19 active cases have shown no sign of decreasing. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson

KWIZKO ni Kiko championship set

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Who will emerge as champion in the final round of the 1st KWIZKO NI CONG.KIKO Quiz bee competition? A total of 15 Grade 10 students from the Third District will show off abilities in an intense

Consent required for Covid vaccination of minors: DOH

Select hospitals that are part of the pilot COVID-19 vaccination for minors in the National Capital Region (NCR) are required to seek consent from parents or guardians and the child before proceeding with inoculation, a health official reiterated yesterday. In