October 25, 2021

Lizares twice infected by COVID-19

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Neil Lizares of Talisay City, Negros Occidental, was again infected by COVID-19, as Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr is about to complete his 14-day quarantine, after being hit by the virus also early this


Duterte clears Tan from drug list

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A prominent Bacolod City businessman has been cleared from any involvement in illegal drug activities, as recommended by the Inter Agency Drug Information Database Committee, which was also approved by President Rodrigo Duterte. Interior and Local


Negros joins nationwide caravan for VP Leni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental joined the nationwide people’s caravan on October 23, in support to the presidential and vice-presidential bids, respectively, of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, where more than 500 vehicles participated in


Gatchalian pushes full face-to-face classes

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the return to face-to-face classes and its budget allocation in Congress to ensure that its trial run on November 15 will be smooth sailing. The distance learning modality does not


SP tackles CENECO refund reso

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Energy and Public Utilities will hold a virtual committee hearing at 10 a.m. today concerning the resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., urging Central Negros Electric Cooperative to refund


911 emergency ordinance proposed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance establishing the Emergency Medical and Response Center of Bacolod City is being proposed by Councilor Israel Salanga. The ordinance said that the frequency of natural disasters and the threat to peace and order posed


School supplies distributed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN First Gen-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC) teamed up once again with National Bookstore Foundation, Inc. and distributed school supplies to over 3,200 students from six public elementary schools in Barangay Mailum, Bago City, and Barangay Minoyan,


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SEA OF CLOUDS. The sun rises over a thick layer of fog which blankets the highlands of Southern Negros, in the Kabankalan-Ilog area.* John Kimwell Laluma/CCN photo


The need for transparency and sincerity

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.” (Lk 12,2) With these words, Christ is clearly telling us that there is no point hiding things from God since he knows everything. Neither



For the past Sundays, we have been following Jesus, accompanied by his disciples, on the road to Jerusalem. The journey begins with the cure of the blind man in Bethsaida and concludes with the cure of another blind man in

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God’s providence

If there’s anything we can learn from that beautiful gospel episode of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (cfr. Mt 15,29-37), it surely is that God will always provide for our needs and limitations. He will, in fact, do

Exporters group says digital technology key to recovery

The Philippine export industry is recovering from the pandemic’s impact and is expected to further grow as economies open worldwide while stakeholders embark on a digitalization and business continuity program. The lowering of the alert levels toward the full re-opening

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HARVEST TIME. Oisca rice farmers at Canlaon, Negros Oriental practicing the “Japanese” style of carrying harvested rice.* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo

What if Santa met you

The buzz this week was the Norwegian Post’s Christmas ad that had eyelashes blinking globally. A nod to the movie “When Harry Met Sally” the story begins with an elderly man meets a gay Santa by his living room’s fireplace.

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PAROLS. Lighted Christmas lanterns on sale at the Burgos St. Extension in Bacolod City* Alejandro Alvarez photo

From intention and words to deeds

“Not everyone that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 7,21) With these