Tuesday, December 1, 2020

TRENDING

How to Register in Bacolod BaCTraC

The BaCTrac Contact Tracing System is a web-based and mobile-based app developed for efficient contact tracing of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients in the city and, consequently, allows the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Task Force to easily locate people suspected of having contact with COVID-19 patients. (READ: BaCTrac updates system; receives complaints of slow response time)

HEALTH

Bing asks IATF again: downgrade Q status to MGCQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) to downgrade the quarantine status of the city to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by the month of December.

Immunity vs CoVid may last for decades, new study showed

Immunity against the CoViD-19 may last for years, Zurich-based Bacolod vaccinologist Dr. Melvin Sanicas said. Sanicas, in his Facebook account, said the "most robust study"...

DIABETES | The Silent Killer

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) a physician will have the patient take one or more of the following blood tests to confirm the diagnosis:

CoVid-19 Saga: The truth about face shields

Aside from face masks, wearing of face shields have been mandatory in public areas by the Philippine government. Citizens were quick to adapt to this policy but some have previously questioned the overall protective effect of face shields.

Finding her center through yoga

Ancient philosophy meeting physical exercise. Poses. Being one with the divine.

DIABETES: The Silent Killer Part 2

Diabetes is due to one of two mechanisms, inadequate production of insulin (which is made by the pancreas to lower the blood glucose by helping it to move into the cells) and / or inadequate sensitivity of cells to the action of Insulin.

DEPTH OF FIELD

TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION: A storm’s aftermath in 14 photos

SPRAWLED, WOUNDED. Tacloban City, one of the hardest hit areas by Typhoon Yolanda, from above a week after the superstorm struck, leaving thousands dead and a million displaced seven years ago. | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

Killer Inferno: Scenes from the Java Pension House Fire

BACOLOD CITY - In the early morning of 26 November, Bacolod awakens to an alarming incident: a fire has engulfed Java Pension House (formerly Bascon Hotel).

BUSINESS

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TECHNOLOGY

DNX TECHNOLOGY | Big wave of the future

The year was 1937. The entertainment world was abuzz with the news.

Microsoft releases an update to remove Adobe Flash in Windows

According to Microsoft, the latest Windows update will remove Adobe Flash Player from your Windows device and cannot be re-installed.

Error 404: Facebook Not Found!

President Duterte criticized Facebook on Monday says they cannot stop him from promoting his government objectives in the country.

Bye-bye Facebook? Duterte mulls stopping socmed giant ops in country

President Duterte called on Facebook to have “a talk” over the social media giant’s shutdown of hundreds of fake pages, including some tracing to the military, and police.

CRIME

Bato declared as gatas: P13 million worth of meth passed off as milk

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The suspected meth worth P13 million seized by policemen in an urban village here were passed off as milk and cereals from Manila, the police said a day after one of the biggest drug bust took place here.

Soldiers kill rebel in upland Moises Padilla village

An alleged member of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed in a clash with the 62nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Sitio Arum, Barangay Macagahay, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental on Thursday, 05 November.

Man shot in front of school drives wounded to police checkpoint

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Police here has confirmed an early evening shooting incident in front of a school in Villamonte village, with the victim managing to drive wounded to a checkpoint and reporting the incident himself before he was brought to the hospital.

COMPLAINTS SECTION

Nine years of laments: How residential subdivision dwellers endured alleged pollution from a construction firm

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Over a period of nine years, hundreds of residents in the residential subdivision of JJ Gonzaga sent a total of letter-complaints to officials here, from the punong baragay (village chief), two councilors, city health officials, three mayors, and even the owner of a construction firm they have been complaining against.

Nine years of laments: How residential subdivision dwellers endured alleged pollution from a construction firm

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Every day, for the past nine years, Joresty Coronica endured the noise from a batch plant owned by Silver Dragon Construction Corporation, a prime construction firm based here.

Nightout turns sour in Bacolod bar

BACOLOD CITY - He didn't know what hit him. Or more accurately, who. What started out as a night of fun turned sour -- no thanks...

Residents complain versus deadly fumes

BACOLOD CITY – Residents of an urban subdivision here are hoping for City Hall’s swift action on a complaint they have filed against the...

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

Seven-hour outage in areas in Bago tomorrow

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Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. informs its consumers that maintenance activities will be conducted tomorrow 28 November Saturday.
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LAWS OF LIFE

LAWS OF LIFE | Demolishing barriers to meaningful participation

Strewn heavily across my feeds are reactions by my contemporaries on the recently-concluded United States presidential election after whose results and record youth voter participation they have expressed hope that their voices may be translated into votes and therefore into power come 2022.

LAWS OF LIFE | US polls and the electoral college

As of 1:00 p.m. Philippine time, 5 November 2020, the winner of the 2020 United States Presidential election between incumbent Donald J. Trump of the Republican Party and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden of the Democratic Party remains undetermined.

Laws of Life | Ashes of time: Lessons from the Holocaust

Hitler rose to power on the outrageous premise, out of many, that the Jews were behind Germany’s shame and ruin during the aftermath of World War I.

The 91 percent question: Striking while the iron is hot

What does a Head of Government do should people rate his administration and its handling of the pandemic so highly, to the tune of a ninety-one percent approval rating?

FIELD NOTES

FIELD NOTES | MY FIRST TRIP TO TACLOBAN

My feet smelt badly as I took off my socks on the night of my first day in Tacloban City.

Ashes of time: memories of covering peace talks, war, and people on the ground

(With apologies to Wong Kar Wai) The sound of a revolutionary song Ang Masa being whistled, and the rustle of grass, and leaves against my...

Of rotors and rebels

SOMEWHERE IN NEGROS ISLAND (1996, around 8:30, morning) The sound of helicopter rotors slicing through the air was dull at first, like a pakang...

sports

Battle of former World Champions who will prevail; Iron Mike or Captain Hook?

Former undisputed heavyweight world champion, Mike Tyson and former four-division world champion, Roy Jones Jr. will square off in an exhibition bout this weekend...

Pinoy Pride: The tale of three Filipinos in the First International Online Cup 2020

An old joke goes: A pedestrian sees a musician getting out of a cab and asks, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The artist replies, “Practice, practice, practice.”

Jiujitsu: Beyond grappling and locking, a way of life

When the Ultimate Fighting Championships or the UFC exploded into the scene in the late 80s, a lot of assumptions about martial arts and physical combat were either challenged, questioned or busted.

Chess: a game for life, a game about life

Only those with a deep grasp of the internal dynamics, movement, shiftings, ebb and flow of a thing, concept or phenomenon can draw out profound thoughts and link the seemingly unrelated.

LATEST ARTICLES

Downright different: Downrange Daddy’s cool school

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Jose Carlos Coruna does not look his age.

Bing asks IATF again: downgrade Q status to MGCQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) to downgrade the quarantine status of the city to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by the month of December.

MassKara Coliseum to push through

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The construction of the P800 million Bacolod Masskara Coliseum and Museum will push through despite delays caused by...

Seven-hour outage in areas in Bago tomorrow

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. informs its consumers that maintenance activities will be conducted tomorrow 28 November Saturday.

Battle of former World Champions who will prevail; Iron Mike or Captain Hook?

Former undisputed heavyweight world champion, Mike Tyson and former four-division world champion, Roy Jones Jr. will square off in an exhibition bout this weekend...

Village officials find, turn over almost half a million pesos

Community radio station dyAG Hapi Radio 1125 Khz reported officials found the money, exactly P410,500 inside the service vehicle of Andres Bonifacio village.

Registration kits for national ID arrive in NegOcc

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Negros Occidental has received 381 Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration kits on Monday, 23 November to be distributed to 32 local government units (LGUs) in the province.

Bato declared as gatas: P13 million worth of meth passed off as milk

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The suspected meth worth P13 million seized by policemen in an urban village here were passed off as milk and cereals from Manila, the police said a day after one of the biggest drug bust took place here.

Police probe highway collision that left four people, two of them brothers, dead

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Police in the coastal town of Valladolid are still probing an early morning road accident that left four people dead after a highway inferno caused by the collision of two wing van trucks.

City gives free face shields to vendors, drivers

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The city government here distributed 9,800 face shields to market vendors and transport sector.

COVID-19

Bing asks IATF again: downgrade Q status to MGCQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) to downgrade the quarantine status of the city to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by the month of December.

Sanicas: CoViD vaccine “not likely” to come out this year; 11 vaccine candidates now on Phase 3

It is less than two months to go, and the possibility of a vaccine of the novel coronavirus is not about to become a reality.

Nine out of 10 COVID patients in Bacolod recover, CHO data shows

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Health authorities here say the city has recorded a 91.47 percent recovery rate from the coronavirus disease.

Bacolod records only two cases, lowest since 16 July

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The city has only two positive cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) recorded today, said City Administrator Em Ang.