April 2022

BCC shooting for university status

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday disclosed that the current administration is preparing the groundwork for the elevation of the Bacolod City College to university status. In a radio interview, Leonardia, who established the BCC in 1997, said that is the


Bing remains neutral

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday clarified that he has remained neutral and has not endorsed any presidential candidate for the May 9 local and national elections. “As we approach the homestretch of the election campaign, more fake news and disinformation


Alert Level 1 in Bacolod City, Candoni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The highly-urbanized city of Bacolod remains under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 from May 1 to May 15, along with Candoni town in Negros Occidental, Malacañang announced yesterday. Presidential Communications and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Sec. Martin Andanar


Isko party downplays resignations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Aksyon Demokratiko party of presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has downplayed the resignation of two local officials in Bacolod City and Iloilo. The resignation of former Bacolod Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan as party


9 Red fighters neutralized, 56 surrender

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion is reported to have neutralized nine New People’s Army red fighters, including two child warriors, and facilitated the surrender of 56 former rebels and supporters in central Negros. Of the nine


Arroyo sustains comfortable lead in the 5th district

Incumbent Negros Occidental 5th District Representative Ma. Lourdes “Marilou” Arroyo has maintained a comfortable lead over rivals, former Board Member Emilio “Dino” Yulo and former barangay captain Makoy Javelosa. Based on the survey result released by a Manila-based firm, the


Sum-ag blaze

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A fire razed a two-storey house in Purok Progreso, Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City at about 9:10 p.m. Thursday causing damage to properties amounting to P75,000. The Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod is now investigating the cause of


Justice or persecution?

After confessed drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa retracted his allegations of giving money to Senator Leila de Lima, Amnesty International renewed its call for the Philippine government to free the senator who has been detained for five years. Amnesty International

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San Carlos insurgency-cleared brgys get P60M infra projects

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The construction of P60 million infrastructure projects in three insurgency-cleared barangays of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental are now ongoing, according to Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade commander Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte. Pasaporte said that remote

Seminary hosts Padre Pio art exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, home of the grotto of St. Padre Pio, led by parish priest Rev. Fr. Angelo Ansula and devotees, is hosting a group art exhibit titled Exhibit 2022 Padre Pio:

WV wage hike takes effect June 5

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Labor and Employment – Western Visayas announced yesterday that the wage orders for the increase in wages of workers in the private sector, as well as salaries of Kasambahays in Region 6, will


“Credit to the owner” or CTTO is one of my favorite red flags in the internet and social media. A CTTO on any social media post immediately warns me that the person sharing it was too lazy to take the

2 minors drown in Bago City

Rescuers attempt to revive two drowning victims who were later declared dead on arrival at the Bago City District Hospital.* PNP photo

Living the life in the Spirit

Given the fact or the basic truth of faith about ourselves that our life is a life with God, and therefore, is not only natural and human life, but is also a supernatural life, we have to realize more deeply