June 24, 2022

High sugar prices blamed on greedy traders

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Greediness of some sugar traders triggered the high prices of sugar in the market, disclosed UNIFED president Manuel Lamata yesterday. Lamata said that some traders are hoarding sugar to manipulate the market “as if there was

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Negros Occ. SP issues RONO for LNG plant

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental has issued a RONO (Resolution Of No Objection) to the Reliance Energy Development Inc. (REDI), a subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation, which is constructing a Liquified Natural Gas plant

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NTA budget cuts till 2024

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental local government units have to tighten their belts as the reduction of their shares from all national tax collections, will not only be next year, but also up to 2024, according to Governor Eugenio

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Bacolod City unveils improved parks

Bacolod Mayor Evelio will lead the unveiling of three projects under the Green, Green, Green Program today which include a children’s playground and Zen garden behind the Bacolod City Government Center.*

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993 firearms recovered in Region 6

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported yesterday that it recovered 993 assorted guns in Western Visayas, with the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office recorded the highest number of persons arrested for illegal possession of firearms, within

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Financial assistance for 27 former rebels

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twenty-seven former rebels yesterday received a total of P770,000 financial assistance from the Department of Interior and Local Government, under its Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program, at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City. DILG provincial director

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Mercy the ultimate truth in charity

“What man of you that hath an hundred sheep: and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which was lost, until he find it?… I say to

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Expressway experience

As part of a recent family trip to Metro Manila so my wife and kids could finally have face-to-face time their parents and grandparents, respectively, after more than three years, we went on a road trip to Baguio City. The

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Nursing the healthcare system

Filipino nurses are reportedly taking advantage of the reopening of economies abroad and relaxed border restrictions to seek employment overseas, and the wave of resignations comes at a bad time as the country anticipates another COVID-19 surge. Faced with low

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Strut your style

An empowered woman should not only be someone who knows how to articulate her aspirations, realize her plans and provide for what she needs but should also exude confidence emanating from her uniqueness and beauty as an individual. A woman’s

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Army strengthen ties with IP leaders

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion has vowed to protect the IPs (Indigenous People) communities in northern Negros, who are continuously being exploited and recruited by the New People’s Army and its allied groups. Lt. Col. J-Jay

Hotel bookings up for MassKara

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Go Hotels Bacolod currently has about 60 to 70 percent occupancy and is almost fully booked for the highlights of the MassKara Festival in October, Beverly Jimenez, Go Hotels Bacolod acting hotel manager, said yesterday. Jimenez

Emmy award-winning shows available on HBO GO

Pinoy audiences are in for more world-class entertainment as SKY brings this year’s Emmy® Award-winning HBO shows, including “The White Lotus,” “Succession,” “Euphoria,” “Hacks,” and more on-demand via HBO GO. Leading the pack for HBO in the recently concluded 74th

Ceneco general assembly slated

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Central Negros Electric Cooperative will hold its 44th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on October 2 at Acacia Hotel, Bacolod City. This year’s theme is “Achieving Socio-economic Development through Rural

Guihulngan mayor assures 16 former rebels of employment, livelihood

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 16 former members of the Leonardo Panaligan Command, known to the Philippine Army as Central Negros 1 of the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor, who surrendered to authorities on September 20, have been assured of employment and

My Paris neighborhood

Living in my ‘hood in Paris Centre has a million reasons why it’s the best place to live in the world. It’s just a five-minute walk to the famous Centre George Pompidou Modern Art Museum where living works of art