October 29, 2021

9 tons of giant clams seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN About nine tons of fossilized and fresh giant clams, locally known as taklobo, were recovered by the local police and Maritime Command personnel in a joint operation on October 26 and 27 in Sitio Ondol, Brgy.


Leonardia to preside UN World Cities Day event

The 2021 World Cities Day celebration will center on climate resilience and top city executives in the Philippines will have an opportunity to discuss environment and climate action-related initiatives with experts in the field today. This was disclosed by Bacolod


BCGC earns Safety Seal

The Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), also known as New Government Center, will receive next week a Safety Seal Certificate. The BCGC passed the on-site inspection and evaluation made by the Safety Seal Inspection and Certification Team Wednesday. Bacolod Mayor


BDP-funded road opens in Escalante

More opportunities await residents of Barangay Alimango in Escalante City, Negros Occidental with the improvement of the village’s farm-to-market road funded through the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). The


14 more COVID-19 deaths in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office reported 14 more deaths due to COVID-19 yesterday, bringing to 22 the number of fatalities in Negros Occidental, excluding highly-urbanized Bacolod City, since October 27. A report of PHO also indicated 126


Vote buying strategy

Hypothetical question: If someone were to attempt to buy your vote, would you take the money but cast your ballot for the candidate you deem most deserving of the position? VP Leni Robredo recently came under fire from critics who


Don’t tempt fate, get vaccinated!

I apologize to all our readers for missing some issues carrying this column, especially in the past few days where it has been erratic in coming out. I can only quote the saying that “The spirit is willing, but, alas,


Eating habits and the environment

The Manila-based Asian Development Bank has recently stressed the need to move toward healthier and more sustainable eating diets that are environmentally friendly and affordable as the shifting food consumption pattern in the Asia Pacific over the decades has contributed


VMC in top 10 women-led firms worldwide

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias Milling Company was recently included in the top 10 women-led firms across 55 countries by the Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI), a US-based non-profit organization. VMC landed second among four publicly-listed Philippine firms that landed

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Advent and our ultimate goal

The gospel of the Second Sunday of Advent (cfr. Lk 3,106) somehow reminds us to appreciate the role of St. John the Baptist in the whole economy of salvation. It’s definitely a role that encourages us to be very clear

Yuletide truce not likely – Arevalo

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Divison has yet to receive orders from its higher headquarters if the yuletide truce will be observed or not during this Christmas season, its commander, Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, yesterday said. Most

Army warns politicians extending support to NPA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army yesterday reiterated its stern warning against politicians who may enlist the support of the New People’s Army during the May 2022 polls. Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, yesterday said that

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

Photo of the Day

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

Reversion of Himamaylan hospital to non-COVID center sought

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the steady decrease of COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson wants the Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, reverted to a non-COVID hospital. “Its reversion would mean a