Neurological burden

Conditions affecting the nervous system, such as strokes, migraines, and dementia, have surged past heart disease to become the leading cause of ill health worldwide, according to a study carried out by hundreds of researchers led by US-based Institute for


Should be preventable

The Department of Health has said it was expecting more local government units across the country to declare outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) and measles, as it has purchased 8 million vaccine doses to protect children, which is the segment


Apathy and chaos

The intersection of the following streets: BS Aquino Drive, Lopez Jaena, Ipil-ipil, and FB Saravia, in Bacolod City, could probably qualify as one of the most chaotic in the word, if there was any recognition for such an achievement by


Improving vaccination coverage

Only 36.3 percent of Filipino adults aged 60 and older are vaccinated against influenza, which is very low compared to the World Health Organization target of 75 percent, despite it being the fifth leading cause of morbidity. On the other


‘Go, tell my brethren…’

We are now on the first day after Christ’s resurrection, Monday of the Easter Octave. We are filled with overwhelming joy, knowing what Christ’s resurrection really means to all of us. Yes, in spite of whatever, we are assured that


The empty tomb

Early in the morning, Mary went to the tomb of Jesus and found it empty. Anxious, she ran to Peter and John and told them that they had taken the Lord’s body away. The two disciples immediately ran to the


Loyalty to the truth

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) rightfully and strongly rejected last week China’s “false and baseless” claims that journalists manipulate the videos they recorded in the South China Sea to present the Philippines as a victim of its

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Baciwa urged to reconsider minimum charges

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution urging the Baciwa-Primewater to either reduce proportionately the minimum water rate charges to consumers affected by frequent water shortages, or to refrain from collecting minimum water charge on consumers affected by a month of

Photo of the Day

Lin-ay sang Negros 2024 Kyla Rose Romarate (center) of Victorias City, together with her court, 4th runner-up Gelisa Marie Nangan of Hinigaran, 2nd runner-up Patricia Ysabel Galapino of Ilog, 1st runner-up Zoe Clarisse Limson of Cauayan, and 3rd runner-up Roshyn Kate Jamantoc of Talisay City (left to right).* Capitol PIO photo

Budding artists mount group exhibit

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Art Studio Forty Nine has an ongoing group exhibition of the artworks of its students at the West Bridgeway of SM City Bacolod. Rodney Martinez, past president of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros, led the opening

Shortened class hours eyed in Himamaylan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Amidst the high heat index in Negros Occidental, the Department of Education – Division of Himamaylan City is finalizing plans to shorten class hours in the different schools under its jurisdiction, Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson disclosed.

PrimeWater-BACIWA address El Niño with water infra

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN PrimeWater, together with Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their upcoming water source interconnection, pipe laying project, and source activation. These initiatives are expected to significantly improve water pressure and availability

Geopolitical tensions pull down index, peso

Philippine shares sustained its shedding on Monday, with the index falling below the 6,600 level, even as the peso depreciated by 0.28 amid the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed 1.46 percent lower,