October 11, 2021

PNP chief visits Bacolod

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed his elation yesterday that for the first time, the highest-ranking Philippine National Police official has set foot at the Bacolod City Government Center. “This is an honor and, for the record, this is the first


Politics a family affair in 5th district

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The last day of filing of certificates of candidacy on October 8 in some hotly-contested towns and a city of the 5th district of Negros Occidental, was filled with twists and turns. It was a daughter


Planter’s group, coops endorse Leni for president

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The VICMICO Planters’ Association, VICMICO Planters’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and VMC Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Negros Occidental, have expressed their full support to the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo. The sugar planter’s group and cooperatives


NPA denies exploiting minors anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command issued a statement strongly denying allegations that the New People’s Army in Negros Island is exploiting minors as child warriors. In statement, rebel spokesman Ka Juanito Magbanua claimed that an alias “RR”,


Leonardia vows ‘greater heights’ for Bacolod

Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia vowed to “bring Bacolod City to even greater (economic) heights” after he made official his reelection bid last week. Leonardia, the incumbent mayor of Bacolod, filed Wednesday, October 6, his certificate of candidacy to run again


Photo of the Day

TIME-OUT. Bikers and local kids take a refreshing break at the Imbang River in Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City.* Renzi Juarez/CCN photo


Still a Democracy

Calling all women! Join me in giving thanks that we were not born in Afghanistan, or worse, Taliban. I think it is only lately that the whole world became aware of the situation of women in that country, especially now

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Travel promo video shows virtual tour of Bacolod

As travel is still limited amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the City of Bacolod is giving the public a virtual tour of the sights and sounds it can offer.   The City Tourism Office, through a promotional video dubbed “Smile,

100 traffic enforcers receive gift packs

As part of SM Supermalls’ 100 Days of Caring, Christmas came early to 100 traffic enforcers of Bacolod City, who received gift packs from the local mall over the weekend. SM City Bacolod is staying true to its commitment to

Business tax relief pushed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance granting tax relief to taxpayers with unpaid business taxes in the City of Bacolod through condonation of penalties, interest and surcharges imposed on them, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently. Councilor Dindo

300 vehicles expected to join Leni caravan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Organizers of the Laban Leni Negros Occidental (LLNO) are expecting 300 vehicles to join the Para Kay Leni caravan on October 23 in Negros Occidental. LLNO spokesperson Pinky Mirano Ocampo is appealing for patience and support,

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

KWIZKO champs ‘models of inspiration’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Third District Rep.  Jose Francisco “Kiko” has called “models of inspiration” the three top finishers of the 1st Kwizko ni Cong. Kiko who emerged as champions in the October 23 final face-off, as well as all