October 1, 2021

Acting prov’l Comelec supervisor relieved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Lawyer Ian Lee Ananoria is back in Negros Occidental as the new acting provincial Comelec supervisor effective September 30. Ananoria yesterday replaced Atty. Maria Fatima Aspan, who returned to her previous position as Election Officer of


Albee not worried by petition

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Rep. Alfredo Benitez said he is confident that the petition for his exclusion in the voters list of Bacolod City, will be rejected by the court. Benitez, who declared his intention to run for mayor


Be wary of bitter zeal

Yes, we have to be most careful with our tendency to fall into bitter zeal. It’s that zeal that was rebuked by Christ in that gospel episode where his disciples suggested that fire rains on those who did not welcome


Grid tied 2

So it was right smack in the middle of this pandemic that the PV stars aligned and the opportunity to shift my hybrid-off-grid system to a grid-tied one presented itself. Our home’s second set of lead acid, deep discharge batteries


Bottom dweller

The Philippines has been declared the worst place to be in a pandemic among 53 countries in Bloomberg’s COVID Resilience ranking this month. To be fair to our unfortunate country, other Southeast Asian countries also slid to the bottom of


Negros-based Sara supporters still hopeful

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Supporters of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio in Negros Occidental are still hopeful that the lady mayor will eventually decide to run for president in the May 2022 elections, after she topped again a survey for


P843K in assistance distributed

Financial assistance from the City Mayor’s Office worth P843,000 was distributed to 143 beneficiaries at the Bacolod City Government Center Wednesday and Thursday. Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the Sept. 29-30 distribution of medical help worth P688,000 to 127 recipients, burial

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417,000 Negrenses vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz reported yesterday that about 417,000 of the 1.8 million Negrenses targeted for inoculation have already been vaccinated as of this time. The Department of Health-Western Visayas Center

Marapara Rotary celebrates 29th anniversary

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara hosted a special dinner on Friday to celebrate its 29th charter anniversary. Speaking at the dinner, held at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club (NOGCC), club president, Rolando Corona, thanked members for their support

Megaworld office leases up 12%

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Megaworld Premier Offices, the office leasing arm of township developer Megaworld, grew its office lease target by 12 percent during the first nine months of 2021 even amid the pandemic restrictions imposed during the period. Office

Man killed, 3 others injured in stabbing, hacking incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 26-year-old man died, while three others were reported by the police to have been injured in series of violent incidents on October 24 in Negros Occidental. The lifeless body of Glenn Mark Longanilla, 26, was

Makati prosecutor usurped Bacolod court – lawyer

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Office of the City Prosecutor of Makati found probable cause against Atty. Anna Isabella Galvez for one count of falsification and one count of perjury in relation to the 2020 General Information Sheet (GIS) of