June 9, 2022

Preparations ongoing for December brgy, SK polls

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN While there are proposals to postpone the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections set for December this year, the Commission on Elections is currently preparing for it, as they have a time line to follow, said


SOCE filing deadline firm – Comelec

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Provincial Comelec Supervisor Roberto Salazar reported that 50 percent of candidates running for provincial and congressional posts in Negros Occidental during the May 9 elections, have filed their Statement of Contributions and


NOCPPO tops WV performance rating

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office remains on top of the Unit Performance Evaluation Rating (UPER) among provincial and city police offices in Western Visayas, for the month of May this year. NOCPPO got a performance


Bacolod officials set oath taking

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Winning candidates of Team Asenso led by mayor-elect Albee Benitez will hold their official oathtaking on June 27 in Bacolod City, councilor-elect Jason Villarosa said yesterday. Villarosa said they will also invite the winning candidates of


228 candidate soldiers start training

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 228 Candidate Soldiers (CS), who are up for deployment soon in different infantry units of the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division in Negros, Panay and Bohol, yesterday started their 16-week rigorous Basic Military Training at Camp


Ex-CIDG asset, farmer shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 59-year-old man, reportedly a former “asset” of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, was shot and killed yesterday by two unidentified suspects at Purok Malipayon in Brgy. 35, Bacolod City. The victim, identified by the


True charity surpasses our human systems

“I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” (Jn 5,20) Words of Christ that warn us of the danger of self-righteousness as exemplified by the scribes


Hunger and poverty

The latest Social Weather Stations survey reported that approximately 3.1 million families experienced involuntary hunger in April, up from three million families in December last year. That figure brings the hunger rate to 12.2 percent from 11.8 percent at the


DOE bats for oil deregulation law review

The Department of Energy (DOE) will ask the 19th Congress to prioritize the review of the oil deregulation law as the agency aims to ease petroleum prices. During the Laging Handa public briefing Tuesday, DOE Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza Jr. said

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Bacolod cholera case worries health officials

BY CRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City has documented one confirmed cholera case as of September 16, bringing the city into an alert threshold for cholera, Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environmental and Sanitation, said. Tan said the patient

Negros Occ. tourism to restore pre-pandemic ranking

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is aiming to restore its rank as among the most visited provinces in Western Visayas during the pre-pandemic period, disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday. Aklan, where Boracay island

EB Magalona farmers benefit from crop insurance coverage

The Office of Mayor Marvin Malacon, through the Municipal Agriculture Office, turned over the cheques worth a total of P21,700 in indemnity assistance to the eight farmers of E. B. Magalona, at rites at the Mayor’s Office on Sept. 21.

Bacolod dengue death toll rises to 10

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A six-year-old girl from Barangay 12, Bacolod City succumbed to dengue, bringing the total number of dengue-related deaths in the city to 10, as of September 10. Barangays Mansilingan, Taculing and 12 are considered hot spot

Province eyes UHC implementation next year

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is eyeing the implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC) in the province starting next year. This developed as the provincial government is set to hold a health summit on November

9 of 17 POGO-related kidnapping cases solved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police reported yesterday that nine of the 17 kidnapping cases involving workers and casino players of POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator) companies, have been solved. Of the 17 POGO related kidnapping cases, PNP