Armenia ceasefire

by Gwynne Dyer This time, the truce will last. The 2,000 Russian troops flying into Armenia this week and fanning out to police the ceasefire lines in Nagorno-Karabakh are being sent there for five years renewable, and neither Armenia nor

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Former RPA-ABB rebels in NegOcc receive livelihood aid

Members of the Kapatiran para sa Progresong Panlipunan Inc. (Kapatiran) based in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental continue to receive more livelihood assistance from the government through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. The beneficiaries are former rebels under the

When positivity sucks

“I have never undergone a COVID-19 test ever since the pandemic began.” Does this statement make me a lucky person or does it make me a poor unfortunate soul? I guess it depends on how you look at it. On

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

Leonardia pitches strong PPP vs COVID

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia underscored the need for a strong public-private partnership amid the continued threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to Bacolod City residents. Leonardia made the pitch when he recently met with officials of the Negros Occidental Filipino-Chinese

More vaccines for NegOcc delivered

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental yesterday received an additional 108,450 doses of AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Pfizer vaccine from the Department of Health. The vaccines were delivered by a Philippine Air Lines cargo flight. Of the delivered vaccines, a total

Face shield rule change to ease Pinoys’ financial burden

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement to loosen the face shield mandate would somehow ease the financial burden of poor Filipino families who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Velasco said the new policy