January 22, 2022

Dinagsa Festival cancelled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. has issued an order for the suspension of all scheduled activities in connection with the 48th Dinagsa Festival in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, until further notice. This was due to the recent


Former rival endorses Bing

Former Bacolod City Mayor Luzviminda “Joy” Valdez has endorsed the re-election bid of Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia for the May 2022 elections. Valdez’s support came as a surprise and a big boost to Leonardia’s campaign as both of them used


Cauayan extends payments of business taxes, fees

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Good news for Cauayan town taxpayers in Negros Occidental. Mayor John Rey Tabujara gave his concurrence on a resolution approved by the Sangguniang Bayan of Cauayan, of allowing an extension of the deadline for securing business


Firefighters return recovered cash

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Bacolod City recently turned over P10,000 in cash to a fire victim which they have recovered during the January 16 fire incident in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod. Grace Jenny


NOCPPO tops WV campaign against wanted persons

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) ranked number one among provincial and city police offices in Western Visayas in the arrest of fugitives in 2021. Records of the Police Regional Office 6 show that a


WORDS officers inducted

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the induction of elected officers of the Women’s Organization for Reforms, Development and Solidarity (WORDS) spearheaded by president Rowena Espiritusanto at the Gonzaga gym Thursday. WORDS held their election and voted for 12 officers on


Taking our apostolic mission seriously

That gospel episode of Christ choosing his apostles practically randomly (cfr. Mk 3,13-19) can remind us of many things. First is that we are actually all apostles since if we are to be “another Christ” as we should, we cannot


Another military solution?

The statement of vice-presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to push for mandatory military service for all Filipinos once they turn 18 if she wins her bid for the Vice-Presidency in the 2022 elections has been met with

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Lacson rules out border closure

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he has no intention to close the borders of Negros Occidental with the detection of two COVID-19 Omicron subvariant cases in Western Visayas. “It’s too early for that. Let’s

Alijis fire

Firemen responding to a fire incident in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City yesterday that destroyed a structure made of light materials*

BIR inspects firms incentivized with back-to-office work

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has created a task force to ensure that registered business enterprises (RBEs) in the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector currently enjoying tax incentives are complying with the requirement under the law for them

Photo of the Day

LAST DAYS OF SUMMER. As PAGASA has declared the start of the rainy season, revelers enjoy the remaining days of summer at Lakawon Island in Cadiz City.* Nonoy Catugas/CCN photo

Online sellers: Prepare for senior, PWD discounts

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has urged e-commerce platforms to prepare their systems in accepting price discounts for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD). DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a radio interview yesterday that those enterprises


One of my teenaged kids’ concerns with the new administration that we presume will be led Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Sara Duterte is the return of mandatory ROTC, or the defunct Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and the possibility of mandatory