July 1, 2022

Three NegOcc mayors return to private life

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three city mayors of Negros Occidental who failed to be reelected on their third and final terms as local chief executives, officially signed off yesterday. Highly urbanized Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Silay City Mark Andrew


Leonardia thanks peers in final message

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia delivered his final message as the top city executive Wednesday at the Bacolod City Government Center, where he paid tribute to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and Grupo Progreso peers, as well as barangay captains for


Lacson congratulates PBBM

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday congratulated Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his inauguration as the 17th president of the Philippines. Lacson said President Marcos Jr. was eloquent and his message was up to the mark,


Former security guard now mayor

Mayor Joedith Gallego (right) with PCol. Leo Pamittan, NOCPPO director, and PLt. Col. Mark Anthony Darroca, who attended his investiture on June 30 at Silay City plaza covered court.* PNP photo


Escalante City police chief relieved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The request of PLt Col. Rocky Desear, Escalante City police chief, for his transfer Police Regional Office 3 in central Luzon, was granted, disclosed provincial police deputy spokesperson, PLt. Abegael Donasco yesterday. The relief of Desear


Ex-kagawad killed by riding in tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Motorcycle riding suspects yesterday shot and killed a 57-year-old former barangay kagawad in Brgy. Poblacion, San Enrique, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified by police as Alejandro Azcarrate, 57, of Purok 5, Brgy, Nayon San Enrique.


Be guarded against self-righteousness

Given our strong tendency to fall into self-righteousness, everyday we should devise some kind of plan or strategy to protect ourselves from it. That effort that definitely requires a lot of sacrifice and self-denial, would always be worth it. Self-righteousness



One of the things Filipino politicos have learned well over the past six years is how the low standards and expectations of the people they are supposed to serve and please can actually be lowered further once they are already

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SSS holds back-to-back RACE ops in Bacolod

The Social Security System (SSS) held a back-to-back Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign in Bacolod City on August 4 and 5 to remind all employers of their legal obligations under Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of

Sagaynon is best opposite spiker of NCAA

BY MARK L. GARCIA Reyann Cañete, a resident of Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, was named as the best opposite spiker of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 97 which concluded last month at the Filoil Flying V Arena in

San Carlos holds Post Charter Day shooting competition

The San Carlos City government held its 3rd Mayor Rene Gustilo’s Post Charter Day Top Shooter Competition at Brgy. Palampas Firing Range on August 6. The competition was played in 6 stages with a minimum of 130 rounds for division’s

Contemplate the ‘Unknown’ with Jadon

Anxiety and hope fuse when confronted with the unknown. Such is human nature. Instead of succumbing to the loneliness of the enforced lockdowns, the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic brought forth the creativity of 18-year-old Bacolod-based artist Jadon Kilayko. “I’ve

Slight increase in meat, egg prices blamed on feeds

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The slight increase in prices of meat and eggs in Negros Occidental was attributed by the Provincial Veterinary Office to the high prices of feeds. Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Placeda Lemana reported yesterday a slight increase in

On human sexuality

In the gospel, Christ was once asked about marriage and divorce. And it was there that he had to clarify certain misunderstandings the people of that time had about these matters. And he also brought in the issue about celibacy.