May 10, 2022

Probe ordered on killing of Himamaylan teacher

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 yesterday ordered a comprehensive and thorough investigation into the killing of a teacher on the eve of May 9 elections in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. This also developed as the Department


Early proclamation for unopposed candidates in NegOcc?

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The early proclamation for unopposed local and congressional candidates in Negros Occidental is possible, disclosed Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Roberto Salazar Jr. yesterday. However, Salazar said there are requirements and processes to follow before proceeding to


Lacson: ‘Respect’ election results

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday rallied Negrenses to “respect” the results of the May 9 elections. Lacson made the appeal as his presidential bet, Vice President Leni Robredo, trailed presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos in the partial,


Leonardia raises fake VCM warning

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday renewed his call on Bacolodnons to remain vigilant amid unconfirmed information relayed to him by a “distinguished personality” that fake vote counting machines (VCMs) were allegedly used during the counting at


Partial, unofficial results: Bacolod City

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Partial and unofficial results of the May 9 election showed re-electionists Bacolod Rep. Greg. Gasataya and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran together with mayoralty candidate Albee Benitez leading the race. Gasataya garnered 113,153 votes over his


Election Day

On Election Day, it took me almost exactly two hours to cast my vote. My wife and I left our home at around 6:45am, hoping that being “early” would make it less painful. Our polling center was only a three-minute


The clean up

The arduous campaign period and its culmination in Election Day has finally passed and as the Filipino nation awaits the results of the polls to see what kind of leaders we have put into power, one look at our post-election

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Cauayan kagawad shoots brother dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A barangay kagawad who shot his younger brother dead in what appeared to be an act of self-defense, surrendered to the police after the incident in Brgy. Basak, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, on Sunday. Police investigations show

NegOr History and Heritage Society meeting

Negros Oriental History and Heritage Society held its fourth meet on May 15, at Café Mamia in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Discussed during the meeting were the May 18 International Museum Day, May 27 National Flag Week, May 28 Heritage Clean-Up

53 NegOcc brgys retain drug cleared status

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing,composed of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, Departments of Interior and Local Government, as well as Health, reported yesterday that a total of 194 barangays in

4-day province-wide vaccination eyed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 4-day province wide vaccination activity that aims to increase further the number of inoculated individuals in Negros Occidental, was proposed by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. Health experts warned

BCPO anti-drug operations yield P.7M in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another successful anti-drug operation of the Bacolod City Police Office on May 21 led to the seizure of an estimated P748,000 worth of suspected shabu from a High Value Individual drug suspect, disclosed yesterday by city

3 leptospirosis deaths recorded

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City Health Office has recorded three deaths out of nine suspected cases of leptospirosis in Bacolod City as of May 7. The victims include a 48-year-old male from Brgy. Mandalagan, 50-year-old female from Brgy.