January 7, 2022

Garbage collection contractor irks Mayor

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia lashed out at hauler IPM-Construction and Development Corp. (IPM-CDC) for its below par performance following complaints from city residents on uncollected garbage that piled up since the holidays, including those brought about by super Typhoon Odette.


‘Coming out party’ for Team ‘ABEL’

It was a “coming-out party” of sorts, probably the biggest shot in the arm not only for Grupo Progreso (GP) campaign but more importantly for the bid of congressional aspirant and political newbie Dan “Aksyon” Atayde, a press release from


Capitol lagoon off-limits to minors

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Minors will no longer be allowed to enter the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City starting January 7 due to the fast spreading of COVID-19 Omicron variant. This is to send a message to parents that


Mayor Bing reiterates COVID warning

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday fired another warning shot, emphatically reminding Bacolodnons that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and that they should observe minimum health protocols to control transmission of the deadly virus. Leonardia issued the warning after a


Drug arrests yields P150K in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The separate police operations on January 5 in Bacolod City and Silay City, Negros Occidental, led to the arrest of three drug suspects and the recovery of about P150,000 worth of suspected shabu. PLt. Liberty Indiape,


Photo of the Day

AID. Soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion unload relief goods intended for typhoon victims in southern Negros donated by the Philippine Military Academy cavaliers, delivered by an Air Force C-130 cargo plane at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.* 303IB photo


Training in compassion

That gospel episode where a man full of leprosy begged Christ to make him clean (cfr. Lk 5,12-16) teaches us the lesson that like Christ we should try our best to be quick in showing compassion to everyone, especially to


The test

Despite the low numbers detected and reported by the Department of Health all throughout December, the Omicron variant has definitely been spreading in the country, among our communities and bubbles as we celebrated that most happiest time of the year.

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3 village dev’t projects underway in San Carlos City

Farm-to-market road projects in three insurgency-cleared barangays in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental are in progress under the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). To check the status of the

10 farm workers hit by lightning

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Ten farm workers were reported to have been hit by a lightning strike at Hacienda Concordia in Brgy. Ma-ao, Bago City, Negros Occidental. Witnesses said that the victims were taking shelter after loading sugarcanes onto a

Hari ng Pilipinas pageant on

The official candidates of Hari ng Pilipinas 2022 with provincial pageant director Joelito Aspan Orencio Jr. (center), during the sashing ceremony and press presentation at the Northwest Inn Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.*

Cybersecurity integration urged in smart city planning

Urban planners are urged to integrate cybersecurity investments in smart city blueprints to avoid attacks on the operational technology infrastructure of the country’s future smart cities, a cybersecurity firm said. Cyfirma president for delivery and operations Saurabh Lal told the

We always need the Holy Spirit

That’s right! If we want to understand Christ’s words properly, let alone, to live by them, we always need the help of the Holy Spirit who actually is constantly intervening in our lives. We just have to train ourselves how

San Carlos showcases heritage bread as a delicacy

A coconut-filled bread locally known as “salbaro” has been recognized by the City of San Carlos in Negros Occidental as a heritage delicacy yesterday in observance of the National Heritage Month this May. Mainly made of flour, sugar, and grated