June 30, 2022

Mayor Bing’s legacy changes Bacolod City

Supporters of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia may find it difficult to see him return to private life as he bids farewell Thursday after serving as the top city executive for 18 years. It may be doubly hard for many others,


Mabinay residents protest poll results

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayoralty candidate Carlo Ruiz in Mabinay, Negros Oriental, may have been ready to accept his defeat, but not his supporters, who tried to converge on June 28 at the town poblacion, to protest the installation of


Javi vows to lead by example

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Javier Miguel “Javi” Lopez Benitez, 28, took his oath of office last night as the 29th mayor of Victorias City in Negros Occidental, before his uncle, Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez. Benitez, whose father is


‘Vengeance’ eyed in reclamation body dump

BY WAYNE A. BIGSAT Police investigators are looking into the angle of retaliation behind the shooting to death of a man whose body was recovered in a garbage dump yesterday afternoon at Palanca Road, Barangay 8 in Bacolod City. Police


Ex-rebel leader eludes arrest for murder charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A former leader of the defunct Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade managed to elude arrest during a raid at his residence on June 28 in Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. The subject of joint operations


Photo of the Day

OATHTAKING. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia administered the oath of office of Councilors Israel Salanga, Cindy Rojas, Em Ang and Renecito Novero (l-r) in the presence of Jocelyn Salanga and former councilor Roberto Rojas (l-r, back row) at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday.*


Sipalay officials take oath

The official oath-taking of elected for the year 2022-2025 in the city of Sipalay took place at the city’s Municipal Trial Court on June 27, before Judge Edwin Gomez. All elected officials with their families and witnesses were present during


Solar powered water system installed in Pontevedra

The residents of Barangay Buenavista Rizal in the Municipality of Pontevedra, will shortly enjoy the benefits the sun brings with the installation of a solar-powered water distribution system with Programmable Logic Control Water Tender Equipment. To help equip workers with


The spirit more than the body

We are composed of body and soul. But of the two, let’s see to it that we give utmost attention to the soul which is spiritual. It is what gives life, the real life to us. As Christ said, “The

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Intellectual property filings in H1 2022 surpass pre-COVID level

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reported yesterday that the number of intellectual property registration from January to June 2022 increased from last year and even exceeded the pre-pandemic level. Intellectual property filings in the first half of

Panayfed welcomes Valderrama’s SRA appointment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 5,000-strong Panay Federation of Sugarcane Farmers, Inc. welcomed the appointment of Negrense Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama, Jr. to the Sugar Regulatory Administration Board, representing the planters, by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. In a statement, Danilo

SRA proposal to import sugar rejected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposal of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar despite a deficit in local supply has been rejected by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., according to Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-

Slain rebel identified

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The cadaver of the New People’s Army combatant who was killed in the August 10 encounter with 94th Infantry Battalion soldiers in Sitio Bulasot, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, was claimed yesterday by his family.

The natural and the supernatural

We have to learn to live in the natural world while pursuing our supernatural goal. This aspect of Christian life is somehow highlighted in that gospel episode where Christ talked about his impending passion, death and resurrection, and proceeded to

Megaworld earns P6.7B net income in 1st half of 2022

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Urban township developer Megaworld reported a net income of P6.7 billion during the first half of 2022, higher by 26 percent compared to P5.4 billion registered during the same period last year. Attributable net income recorded