May 27, 2022

Albee establishes ‘Truth Commission’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City Mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez yesterday said that he created a “Truth Commission” to review and audit all previous transactions at the City Hall, as demanded by the public, in the “spirit of transparency.” By


PRRD visits Yansons

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte arrived last night in Negros Occidental to visit his “close friends.” The Yanson family hosted a private dinner for President Duterte at their family-owned resort in Talisay City. He was welcomed by


NegOcc to also lift curfew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The imposition of curfew hours in Negros Occidental is to be lifted on June 1, disclosed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday. This was in response to the clamor of the business sector, Lacson said, after getting


Truth is the Voice of God – Negros bishop

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Contrary to popular belief, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei (Voice of the People, the Voice of God)” is not a Church doctrine, according to San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza. Yes, we are told to respect authority and


Tan joins VP-elect Sara in Passi

Vice President elect Sara Duterte-Carpio returned to Passi City in Iloilo Sunday to personally thank the Ilonggos for their votes during the May 9 polls. Run Sara Run Movement Bacolod chairman Ricardo “Cano” Tan joined the group and had the


Let’s just be sport in life

“So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” (Jn 16,22) With these words, Christ is reassuring us that everything will


The great democracy sale

Based on anecdotes from all over the land following the results of the 2022 elections, it would seem that this is the year that the supposedly illegal act of vote buying has become normalized in Philippine society. Normalization was a


Tourism and development

In the most recent iteration of the biennial Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum, the Philippines was given a ranking of 75th out of 117 economies in the Travel and Tourism Development Index for 2021.

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Missionary disciple

Last Sunday, Jesus taught us what it means to be a disciple and what it takes to be one. Today, he continues his teaching on discipleship. A disciple is someone who follows him and is sent to proclaim the good

Post Office, Customs seal online payment system deal

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently inked a landmark memorandum of agreement to provide clients a more efficient, secure, hassle-free and reliable online payment system of customs duties and taxes. The online payment system

Housing project turned over to former rebels

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) turned over 20 housing units to members of the Kapatiran Peace and Development Community (PDC) in Sitio Mabinay, Barangay Locotan, Kabankalan City recently. The turnover of

Fêtes de Musiques

Mon Dieu! I was super blessed when I reserved a van way ahead of the online surge for available taxis during this day when the whole of France dedicates impromptu street performance to trance dance down the block. I would

PHO: Still below dengue alert level threshold

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN While dengue cases in Negros Occidental are still on an upward trend, Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Jessica Fama declared yesterday that the province is still below in alert level threshold during the period from June