September 9, 2021

Climate change bigger problem than pandemic

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN COVID-19 pandemic is not the greatest problem, but the climate change, disclosed by Energy Development Corp. president Richard Tantoco, who spoke at a Zoominar organized by the Ecumenical Initiative Forum, a gathering of faith-based organizations against


DSB IPs get educational assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 56 Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, received P420,000 worth of educational assistance on Tuesday. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Rep. Gerardo Valmayor, Jr. assisted by Don Salvador Benedicto Mayor


Guv hopes BM Bascon to seek re-election

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer are hoping that Board Member Ernesto Agustin Bascon will continue to seek for re-election as a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, in the


Common presidential candidate unlikely – Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The possibility that Negros Occidental officials will have a common choice for one presidential candidate in the May next year elections is unlikely to happen. This was the initial assessment of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, in


Former WV PCG chief named commandant

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Admiral Leopoldo Laroya, former Western Visayas Coast Guard district chief, is the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard, after his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte. Laroya replaced Admiral George Usabia, who reached the mandatory


Dance instructor yields P1-M shabu in buy-bust

A Bacolod City resident here yielded P1.025 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust conducted by operatives of Bacolod City Police Office Station 5 in Barangay Taculing on Tuesday night. Police identified the suspect as Arjon Ramos, 27, a


Mayor to address nursing meet

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will address the faculty members of the College of Nursing of the University of St. La Salle, students and their family members in a virtual forum at 4:30 p.m. today. More


Covid positive pregnant woman dies

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An unvaccinated woman who was pregnant for seven months died of COVID-19 Sunday, the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) reported yesterday. The woman’s unborn child also died, the EOC-TF said. According to EOC-TF’s contact


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Firemen responding to the Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School blaze at Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City shortly before midnight Tuesday.* Arthur Yap photo


Let’s be close to Mary and Joseph

The feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (September 8) reminds us that we should be close to both Mary and Joseph since they can serve as the surest guide for us to be with Christ. And to be with

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Kabankalan officials back Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The tandem of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer also got the full support of all the Kabankalan City officials, Mayor Pedro Zayco disclosed. Lacson is affiliated with Love Negros, while Ferrer is

Duterte appoints Arevalo as new 3ID chief

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Maj. Gen.  Benedict Arevalo is back in Western Visayas, as commanding general of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. The designation of Arevalo as incoming 3ID commander effective September 6 was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, as

Bishop Alminaza contracts COVID-19 anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza has tested again positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed yesterday by Fr. Marjun Almario, the diocese’s chancellor, in a statement he issued which was published in the website of the Catholic

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The Punta Taytay area in Bacolod City has been a popular destination for people seeking open spaces for relaxation.* Dennis John Reyes/CCN photo

2 top NPA leaders neutralized, 10 others freed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The elite Special Action Force commandos of the Philippine National Police declared to have inflicted a major blow to the South West Front of the Komiteng Rehiyonal- Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor, following the death and capture of its top

PPCRV supports online voting

A Catholic Church-based elections watchdog group has expressed support on the use of an “accessible” internet voting technology in the country’s national and local polls. William Emmanuel Yu, Co-IT Director of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), said