Talisay recalibrates Covid drive

Mayor Neil Lizares yesterday reconvened the Talisay City, Negros Occidental, local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to recalibrate the city’s drive against the spread of COVID-19.


Lower quarantine status for city sought

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested Health Secretary Francisco Duque lll Thursday to deescalate the community quarantine status of Bacolod City from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) effective yesterday due to the continuous reduction of additional COVID-19 cases in the city.


90% recover from COVID-19 in city: doc

COVID-19 is real and should not be taken lightly, Dr. Hector Gayares, medical deputy of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said even as he assured the public that 90 percent of those who were infected in Bacolod City have recovered.


More cops positive for Covid

Troopers of the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company have temporarily taken over the EB Magalona Police Station in Negros Occidental after its personnel were subjected to COVID-19 swab testing.


Mayor issues EO on religious gatherings

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order No. 63-A amending section 16 of EO No. 63 dated September 29, clarifying the application and implementation of the rule on religious gatherings while Bacolod City is under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from October 1 to 31.

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WV logs 170 new COVID-19 cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Western Visayas yesterday logged 170 new COVID-19 cases, including the 11 cases in Negros Occidental and nine in highly-urbanized Bacolod City. Of the new cases, 57 were recorded in Iloilo City, and 39 in Iloilo province,

The paradoxes of Christian life

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would

Panayfed welcomes Valderrama’s SRA appointment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 5,000-strong Panay Federation of Sugarcane Farmers, Inc. welcomed the appointment of Negrense Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama, Jr. to the Sugar Regulatory Administration Board, representing the planters, by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. In a statement, Danilo

Bacolod lawyer appointed DICT Usec

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Bacoleña lawyer has been designated by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as Undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. She is Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue, also a former councilor of Bacolod City. In a

Oil extends losses from weak industrial data

Oil prices continued losses yesterday over weaker-than-expected industrial data from big economies, raising global recession concerns. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at USD99.14 per barrel at 9:47 a.m. local time (0647 GMT) for a 0.89 percent decrease after the

Culture and arts council ordinance amended

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently approved on third and final reading an amendment to an ordinance ” Creating the Bacolod Local Culture and Arts Council” which was passed in 2006. Bacolod Councilor Em Ang, chairman of