GSIS Bacolod requires app use

Clients of the Government Service Insurance System in Bacolod City are now required to use the government’s contact tracing application, “When you are in GSIS, please use the app which has been made available to you,” GSIS Bacolod


DOLE allows alien work permit request via PH-based employers

Foreign nationals who intend to work in the country for over six months may now apply for an Alien Employment Permit or Certificate of Exemption/Exclusion through their Philippine-based employers. “Essential foreign workers, through their Philippine-based employers, may now apply for


Travel ban on UAE, 9 other countries lifted

The Philippines will lift travel restrictions on passengers coming from 10 countries beginning today, Malacañang announced on Saturday. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to lift the current travel restrictions in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,


RP’s power enough, Cusi tells Du30

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Thursday reiterated his assurance of adequate electricity supply to meet the demand and prevent brownouts as he also bared continuing initiatives to develop new generation capacities not only to address our future energy needs but


DA gives out fertilizers

Some 26 rice farmer cooperators in Negros Oriental received free organic fertilizers and pesticides through the Department of Agriculture’s Pest Risk Identification and Management or PRIME project recently. Program Coordinating Officer (APCO) Sarah Perocho of DA Region 7, said four


AirAsia extending UNLI flights

AirAsia Philippines is giving its 12,000 UNLI Flight Pass holders great value for money and great ease for future travel as redemption for the promo has been extended until 2022. From its original October 16, 2021 redemption period, UNLI Flight


CEB resumes Manila to Siargao, Bohol flights

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, resumes its passenger flights from Manila to Siargao and Bohol, after the local governments of the two provinces lifted travel restrictions. CEB flew its first Manila-Siargao flight on September 1, and intends to increase


Reinstate employees ASAP, city dads appeal to BACIWA

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod are appealing to the Bacolod City Water District- Prime Water Infrastructure Corporation to consider the immediate reinstatement of the 60 dismissed Baciwa workers per decision of the Civil Service Commission


Fisherfolks eye eco-tourism livelihood

Fisherfolks from the coastal barangay of Pasil in Victorias City, Negros Occidental are hoping to benefit from the growing popularity of eco-tourism with two native cottages they are building in an extensive area of mangrove trees. With bamboo donated by

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Telemedicine help on reproductive health expanded

At the start of the pandemic last year, family planning services were reduced by over 50 percent in March and government-run reproductive clinics operated with limited staff due to lockdown measures. To open up new lines to access to these

Businessman donates P1M

Negros Grace Pharmacy president Ian Lo turns over P1 million worth of canned goods for Bacolod City residents in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia (l-r)*

Pump prices rise for 4th week in a row

Oil companies will raise pump prices starting today, marking the fourth consecutive week of an increase.  In separate advisories, Caltex, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, Shell, and Total will hike prices of diesel and gasoline by P0.80 per liter. Cleanfuel will also

Negros Army 98% fully vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade reported yesterday that 98 percent of its personnel assigned in Negros Occidental have been vaccinated. Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd IB commander, said that 99 percent of 303IB personnel stationed at

3ID facing two threats in Visayas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, newly-installed Army’s 3rd Infantry Division commander, yesterday encouraged the support of various stakeholders in the fight against the New People’s Army and the COVID-19 pandemic. “We should face both squarely. We should