May 2, 2022

Leonardia pays tribute to Megaworld founder

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia paid tribute to Dr. Andrew Tan, chairman and chief executive officer of Megaworld Corporation, for his company’s support to the economic recovery program of the Bacolod City government post-COVID pandemic period. Leonardia expressed his gratitude to


VP Leni’s NegOcc rally on May 3

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo is returning to Negros Occidental on May 3 to attend a “People’s Proclamation Rally” and a meeting with political and sectoral leaders in Bacolod City and the province. Robredo


Alert Level 1 for 7 LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven of the 31 local government units in Negros Occidental have been placed under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 which took effect from May 1 until May 15. This was after Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued an


EOC-TF intensifies vax drive

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force of Bacolod City is intensifying its vaccination drive to prevent the spread of the Omicron BA 2.12 subvariant and the possible surge of COVID-19 cases after the May 9 elections. Dr.


CENECO computation table sought

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. yesterday said he will file a resolution asking Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) to provide the Sangguniang Panlungsod its computation table for electric generation charges and power systems losses for January


Scions hold pink unity walk

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Two of the biggest families in the Philippines held simultaneous solidarity event in Bacolod, Iloilo and Makati Saturday to show that they are determined to convince and convert voters to make the obvious right choice –


4,119 WV cops participate in absentee voting

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported yesterday 4,119 personnel of the Police Regional Office 6 in Western Visayas participated in the 3-day Local Absentee Voting on April 27 to 29, with Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office


Kagawad survives ambush

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A barangay kagawad has cheated death after surviving an attempt on his life on April 30 in Bgry. Laga-an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigations show that the victim, identified by the police as Laga-an barangay


P3M in shabu, guns seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen seized more than P3 million worth of suspected shabu and assorted guns in separate buy-bust operations in highly-urbanized Bacolod City and three other cities of Negros Occidental on April 30 and May 1, respectively. Two

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From news anchor to paintbrushes

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A former ANC news anchor turned painter is holding her first solo exhibit in Bacolod City, also her first outside Manila, at Charlie’s Art Gallery at Italia Restaurant in Bacolod City which will run from May


“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

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

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

San Enrique mayor-elect welcomes election protests

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor elect Jilson Tubillara yesterday said that he would welcome any election protest questioning the results of the May 9 elections in San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Tubillara said he won by 10 votes against his challenger,

True love described

Christ said it very clearly. He who is not only the fullness of the revelation of God but is also the embodiment of what true love is said: “Love one another as I love you. No one has greater love