September 15, 2021

4 rebels killed, 13 captured in Ilog gunbattle

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed, while 13 others, including a top-ranking rebel leader, were captured yesterday during an encounter with the police elite Special Action Force troopers in Sitio Balik-Balik,


Support swells for dismissed Baciwa employees

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A manifesto was signed yesterday by stakeholders and consumers of the Bacolod City Water District appealing to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and the Baciwa Board of Directors to act on the Civil Service Commission Order relative to


Rebels claim backhoe destruction

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Mt. Cansermon Command yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the burning of a heavy equipment in Sitio Bulod, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Ka Dionesio Magbuelas, spokesperson of the rebel


P1M incentive for ‘Lola Iska’ proposed in Congress

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senior Citizen Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes has filed House Resolution 2207 that will grant a Negrense super centenarian from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, a P1 million incentive. Super centenarian Francisca “Lola Iska” Susano of Brgy. Camingawan,


Tongson hoping for coalition endorsement

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson yesterday said that he is hoping to get the endorsement and support of the leaders of Love Negros- United Negros Alliance (UNegA) coalition for the 2022 elections. This was after Negros


9/11 – 20 years after

Last week, I was a bit puzzled when people in the news outlets kept repeating references to 9/11. I knew it was an important date, but the occasion evaded me for a while. And then it flashed back suddenly! It


Deadly ground

The Philippines has once again topped Asian countries and is third worldwide when it comes to the most number of land rights and environmental activists killed, this time for the year 2020. The report of environment and human rights watchdog


Tool kits distributed

The Office of Rep. Genaro “Lim-ao” Alvarez represented by former Rep. Mercedes “Chedeng” Alvarez through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority distributed starter toolkits to a total of 106 TESDA graduates of Sipalay City. Thirty-one carpentry tools were given

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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

PH water supply, sanitation master plan launched

In a speech during the virtual launch of the Philippine Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan Thursday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua underscored that integrated interventions from the local and national government, and stakeholders are crucial to achieve the

Photo of the Day

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

Leonardia to Aspan: Inhibit as acting city poll officer

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed alarm over the sudden and extremely unusual influx of transferee-registrants from out-of-town areas at the Bacolod office of the Commission on Elections early this week, and called on lawyer Ma. Fatima Aspan to inhibit herself

Gov’t preps for vaccination of 12-17 age group

The National Task Force Against Covid-19, along with Metro Manila mayors, have started their preparations for the expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination program to the younger population, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said yesterday. Galvez said the so-called vaccination