May 7, 2022

Bacolod City focus crimes down 39%

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of focus crimes in Bacolod City significantly declined last month compared to the same period last year. PLt. Col. Sherlock Gabana, Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, reported that focus crimes composed of murder, homicide,


BCC bares new buildings, air-con activity center

The new facilities at the Bacolod City College are in preparation for plans of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s administration to elevate the school to a university status. This was underscored by Leonardia as he led dignitaries during the May 5


GP miting de avance today

Thousands of Grupo Progreso supporters are expected to troop to the Bacolod Reclamation Area beside the Pope John Paul II Tower to join the Mayor Evelio Leonardia-led Tribu Pulahan during its miting de avance at 5:30 this afternoon. The Grupo


Alleged rebels shoot civilian dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Suspected members of the New People’s Army shot and killed a civilian in front of his family members on Thursday night, in Sitio Malipayon, Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified by


Photo of the Day

PINK FASHION. A sidestreet fashion show dubbed “Rampa! Laban! Leni!” organized by the Pink Circle of Negros headed by Dwight Morana and Artfull Gallery art director Tey Sevilleno was held along 18th-Lacson Street, Bacolod City yesterday to show the Kakampinks support to the presidential bid of Leni Robredo*


Ensuring commitment

Energy advocacy and bank watchdog group Withdraw from Coal (WFC) reports that six Philippine banks continue to enable coal projects by either underwriting or selling bonds meant to finance such developments, turning their backs on commitments to stop coal funding.


What is it about betrayal that excites us so?

As I read the account of General Ver’s daughter Wanna, unfold before my eyes, how could I not relate to her royalette upbringing in a Forbes Park mansion right in the neighborhood of foreign diplomats. Her father, the most trusted


MREIT distributable income up by P639M in 2022 1Q

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Megaworld Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. (MREIT) is reported to have registered distributable income amounting to P639 million for the first quarter of 2022. This translates to an 18 percent growth compared to the previous

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Capitol sets 8 vax days in June

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is hopeful to achieve a 100 percent inoculation of the targeted 80 percent population of the province by initiating 8-day simultaneous vaccination activities slated next month. Provincial Health Officer Dr.

Tiny habits

I have written before that I like listening to podcasts while I do my chores (like ironing or cleaning up after a meal) and one of those podcasts that I listen to is called “3 in 30: Takeaways for Moms”,

US-Asean Summit sends strong signal to invest in PH

The success of the recent US-Asean Special Summit sends a strong message of pushing for deeper economic engagement between the US and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states, especially on more jobs and investments for the Philippines. Hosted

Dengue cases up 126 percent

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported yesterday that dengue cases in Negros Occidental increased by 126 percent in Negros Occidental from January to May 7 this year, compared to the same period last year. PHO recorded

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