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Bacolod gets new acting election officer

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Commission on Elections VI has designated Sipalay Election Officer Adrian Arellano as acting election officer of Bacolod City from Sept. 21 to 25. Arellano was directed by Wilfredo Jay Balisado, Comelec regional director, to replace


Javi declares bid for Victorias mayoralty post

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Movie actor and television personality Javier “Javi” Benitez, son of former Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, formally declared yesterday his bid for the mayoralty post of Victorias City in Negros Occidental. “I will be running for


Lizares COVID-19 positive, too

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares announced yesterday that he was also tested positive for COVID-19, making him the second mayor who attended the Love Negros fellowship on Sept. 18 to be infected by the virus. Lizares


PowerWatch opposing Ceneco AGMA

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. is opposing the holding of the 43rd Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative on September 25 for possible violation of existing health and safety protocols


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


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


Solons request inquiry into power rates

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Five solons in Western Visayas have authored a resolution requesting for an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the increase in electric rates of electric cooperatives in Negros and Iloilo. Resolution No. 2206 authored by Reps.

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Medical frontliners to join protest

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Members of the Medical Frontliners Alliance of Negros (MFAN) will be joining a nationally coordinated protest on September 21 calling for the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for failure of the government to grant

PPCRV supports online voting

A Catholic Church-based elections watchdog group has expressed support on the use of an “accessible” internet voting technology in the country’s national and local polls. William Emmanuel Yu, Co-IT Director of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), said

That rarified aire

Everybody’s talking about Christo’s installation covering the whole Arc de Triomphe. Paris is bliss specially at this time called “rentrée” when the Opera would open and ballet at the Palais Garnier! I’m so lucky to have made the decision in

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

Hundreds flock to register at Comelec

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Hundreds continue to flock to the Commission on Elections- Bacolod Satellite Office yesterday as the September 30 deadline of the continuing voter’s registration draws near. Wilfredo Geolingo, head of Task Force Displina, said about 700 applicants

Our duty to spread God’s word

In the gospel, we can notice that Christ was going from one place to another, busy preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. (cfr. Lk 8,1-3) We need to realize that since we have to be