September 2, 2021

Victims’ partners cry for justice

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The live-in partners of an anti-illegal drug operative who was gunned down in Bacolod Sunday, and of a drug suspect who was beheaded Tuesday grieved for the deaths of their loved ones as they call


Ferrer expects more support from mayors

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that he expects more mayors in the province, to  come out and express their full support to his and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson’s re-election  bid in May next year.


Moises Padilla VM, dad with arrest warrants surrender

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor Ian Villaflor and Councilor Jimmiedon Plaza of Moises Padilla town, who are both facing murder charges, surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday, as facilitated by Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer. With


Bong Go gives P1.3-M for PWDS in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia oversaw the distribution of financial assistance from Senator Bong Go for 454 Persons With Disability (PWDs) amounting to P1.3 million at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday. The Office


PDP-Laban manifests support to PRRD

The National Officers of PDP Laban manifested their support to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s call for a fair and objective inquiry into allegations of corruption that should not be conducted for purposes of persecution but solely for fact-finding. They said


NGP gives 1,000 sacks of rice to Bacolodnons

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The president of the Negros Grace Pharmacy donated last Tuesday 1,000 sacks of premium rice for Bacolodnons affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through Bacolod Congressman Greg Gasataya and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran. Ian Manuel Lo


Former traffic enforcer nabbed for robbery

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A former traffic enforcer was arrested by Station 2 Mobile Patrol team after he allegedly held-up a man at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rosario Street in Brgy. 38, Bacolod City. Police identified the arrested


Going to the deep

That’s what Christ told the apostles who at first were hesitant to do so. But they obeyed eventually and, lo and behold, contrary to what they expected, they caught so much fish that they had a hard time hauling them

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GP requests watchers’ presence at voters’ registration

Grupo Progreso has requested the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow the presence of its watchers during the ongoing voters’ registration in Bacolod City. “Your accommodation of the watchers is a step towards preserving the integrity of the voters’ registration

Francisco-Taño nuptials

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Dexter Francisco and April Taño exchanged marriage vows at rites officiated by Rev. Salvador Parpa, Jr. in Bacolod City on September 11. Dexter is the son of Danilo and Felicidad Francisco of Bicol, while April is

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

41M+ vax doses delivered

The Philippines has administered 41,247,552 doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide as of Sept. 18, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 reported on Sunday. Based on the National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard data, there are 22,771,602 Filipinos who have received the first

BSP, AFD sign P41.3M financial inclusion grant

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signed a grant facility agreement of 700,000 Euros (around P41.3 million) aiming at supporting the BSP to increase capacities for financial inclusion, especially among rural and women-owned enterprises.  The BSP was

We’re children

In today’s gospel, Jesus speaks of his passion, death and resurrection for the second time. Again, the apostles fail to grasp the meaning and gravity of his words. It may also be that they are reluctant, if not unwilling, to