May 6, 2022

Bacolod SP urges Ceneco to explain rate increases

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the management of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) to provide the SP the computation table for the electric generation charges and power systems losses for January to April. The SP


BacCHIP slammed as propaganda

It appears that the BacCHIP card being given out by former Neg. Occ., 3rd District Rep. Albee Benitez to the different barangays in Bacolod City is nothing but a propaganda tool to generate voters’ support, Grupo Progreso spokesman Dr. Chris


Grupo Progreso grand rally set

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Grupo Progreso will hold a grand political rally tomorrow at the Pope John Paul II Tower at the Reclamation Area in Bacolod City, after a Eucharistic mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral. GP is composed


Politics eyed in Hinigaran ransacking

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police probers are looking into the possibility that the ransacking of residential homes of two barangay kagawads in Brgy. 1, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, on May 4, may have been related to politics. Twelve armed suspects, as


Sample ballot

Since my next column after this one will be after the elections, I might as well take this final opportunity to discuss my thought process behind who my vote will go to on May 9, 2020. For the position of


Slipping further

The Philippines slid further down the latest World Press Freedom Index drawn up by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), ranking 147th out of 180 countries from 138th place last year. In its county profile for the Philippines, RSF said President Duterte’s

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NegOcc COVID-19 cases hit 3-digits

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN COVID-19 active cases in Negros Occidental increased to 110, as 11 more cases were reported on August 1 by the Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT). This brings to 41,774 total cases logged by PIMT from March

COVID-19 cases increasing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental went up further to 167, after 29 new cases were logged yesterday by the Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT). Seven recoveries were also reported on August 7, PIMT record show. Iloilo

NegOcc logs more dengue deaths

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More dengue related deaths were logged in Negros Occidental and highly urbanized Bacolod City, as cases also increased further, records of the Department of Health Western Visayas show. Of the nine additional dengue related fatalities in

Gasataya elected to Commission on Appointments

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya was elected member of the prestigious Commission on Appointments yesterday. Gasataya was among the 10 initially elected members of the Commission as moved by House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe during a regular session of

Bacolod City sidewalk vendors face regulation

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City will start regulating sidewalk vendors in the city. Councilor Celia Matea Flor, committee chairman, said sidewalk vendors who are not registered or have

A positive experience

After almost 2.5 years of somehow successfully avoiding the coronavirus without having to resort to extreme social isolation, my household finally got COVID. Now that I come to think of it, it’s been a wonder how we haven’t gotten it