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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Dumaguete inoculates almost 50% of target population

The city government of Dumaguete City has inoculated close to half of its total target population against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a report from the City Health Office showed on Tuesday. The report showed that a total of 52,543

San Carlos badminton tourney winners get prizes

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson gave sports shoes to the winners of the July 1, 2021 San Carlos City Charter Day Badminton Tournament at the City Sports Park, Brgy. 2 on September 11. Lacson promised to give the

BDO introduces payment app

In a press release, BDO UNIBANK introduced their mobile payment app that links directly to the client’s BDO account and credit card—making banking even more convenient, safer and responsive to its clients’ needs. Called BDO Pay, this app will enable


One feature that we have learned to strengthen in our homes and offices as we navigate the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic is redundancy. Making sure that our homes are resistant to the hiccups, failures and outages that

Bascon to run for Himamaylan mayor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Board Member Ernesto Agustin Bascon yesterday confirmed that he is running for mayor of Himamaylan City, challenging incumbent Mayor Raymond Tongson. Prior to his announcement, Bascon said that he had asked permission from Gov.

Oil prices up for 3rd straight week

In separate advisories, Caltex, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum, Seaoil and Shell said they will raise gasoline prices by P0.40 per liter and diesel prices by P0.35 per liter. Cleanfuel will roll out price increments of P0.30 per liter for both