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Antidrug officers inspect items seized from 16 drug suspects in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Feb. 25. PDEA REGION VI

16 persons fall in buy-bust

BACOLOD City – Sixteen persons were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Suspected...
Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORRDEO/PN

Treñas removes PWD office head

ILOILO City – After learning that an Australian national had been issued a person with disability (PWD) card, Mayor Jerry Treñas...
Commuters wearing face masks pass through a turnstile at the LRT Line 1 Baclaran station, Manila on Feb. 12. ABS-CBN

Quarantine ends for 11 Bacolod City PUMs

BACOLOD City – All 11 individuals under monitoring for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are officially off the 14-day quarantine, the City Health Office...
“I had it verified. There’s truth kaya ako sabi ko, there’s no other way to do it except to suspend them and investigate them,” says President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO

Duterte urged Filipinos: Rise above political differences

MANILA – Filipinos must set aside “petty” political differences to keep the legacy of the EDSA revolution relevant in the years ahead,...
FAITH IN THE TIME OF A VIRUS OUTBREAK. Masked devotees of Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria (Our Lady of Candles) light candles at the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral in Jaro, Iloilo City. Yesterday was the Candelaria fest, one of the biggest religious feasts in the country. These devotees are wearing a facemask in the hope of avoiding viruses that could make themr sick such as the novel coronavirus which killed a visiting male Chinese tourist in Manila on Saturday and sickened, too, his woman companion. Recently, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines released an Oratio Imperata (prayer) for people affected by the new virus and the prevention of a global epidemic. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

FAITH VS FEAR: City gov’t cancels religious gathering due to COVID-19

ILOILO City – A huge religious gathering at the La Paz district plaza football pitch tomorrow won’t push through. The city government cancelled the...
‘YOU ARE DUST, AND TO DUST YOU SHALL RETURN’ Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made man. As the priest or lay minister applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Virus alert: Church tweaks Ash Wednesday practice

ILOILO City – Due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Archdiocese of Jaro is taking precautionary measures.
Photo by Iloilo City Government

Road clearing: ‘Kaps’ required to make monthly report

ILOILO – Barangay captains must submit to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) monthly accomplishment reports on road-clearing operations.
Bacolod City has bagged two awards for being the most competitive highly urbanized city in Western Visayas. It topped two out of the four pillars – economic dynamism and infrastructure – during the 3rd recognition ceremony for competitive local government units in Iloilo City on Dec. 16. BACOLOD CITY PIO

Special economic zone for Bacolod City mulled

BACOLOD City – The House of Representatives’ Committee on Economic Affairs has approved on first reading a bill establishing the Bacolod Economic Zone Authority (BEZA).

Policeman faces probe for ‘illegal discharge’ of gun

ILOILO City – Corporal Rolando Lozada Jr. of the Iloilo City Police Mobile Force is under investigation. He unnecessarily fired...
San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo leads the immersion activity in Barangay Codcod on Feb. 22. He said to some 200 participants from various sitios/puroks that it was the right time to air their sentiments to the government so that it can act, especially for the project development of the community. SAN CARLOS CITY LGU

San Carlos City holds service caravans in remote villages

BACOLOD City – The city of San Carlos, located in the northern part of Negros Occidental, recently conducted a series of service caravans in...

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