July 2, 2022

Albee inaugurated as 43rd mayor of Bacolod City

The newly-elected officials of Bacolod City (l-r) Councilors Renecito Novero, Cindy Rojas, Jason Villarosa, Jude Thaddeus Sayson and Vladimer Gonzales; Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Abang Lingkod party-list Rep. Stephen Joseph Paduano, Rep. Greg Gasataya, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, Fr. Farley Santillan; Councilors Simple Distrito, Kalaw Puenetevella, Pao Sy, Celia Flor, Em Ang and Israel Salanga.*


Action desk for Ceneco concerns pushed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. is asking the local government of Bacolod City to intervene in behalf of the consumers Central Negros Electric Cooperative, to save the power utility firm from deterioration by accommodating its proposal


Cadiz City braces for P220M budget cut

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The P220 million reduction in National Tax Allocation in 2023 may affect the construction of the Cadiz City Hospital and relocation of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facilities, disclosed reelected Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. yesterday.


BCPO ordered to solve recent crimes ASAP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that Bacolod City has been recently terrorized by recent spate of shooting incidents, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez ordered police chief Col. Thomas Joseph Martir to intensify anti-crime operations and increase police patrol and surveillance in


League of Cities prexy congratulates PBBM

The League of Cities of the Philippines congratulated His Excellency President Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos, Jr. on his assumption as the 17th Chief Executive of the Republic. “We enjoin everyone to heed the President’s call for unity in the midst of


NOHS marks 120th founding anniversary

Considered as the oldest institution in the highly-urbanized city of Bacolod and in the province, Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) kicked off its year-long 120th Foundation Celebration yesterday. First known as Instituto Rizal, NOHS started opening its doors to students


Rebel killed in gunbattle

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected member of the New People’s Army died yesterday in an encounter with Army soldiers and policemen in Sitio Tamusi, Brgy. Talalak, Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental. A joint operation of the Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion,


Synodality and today’s apostolate

“Jesus appointed seventy-two other disciples whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so, ask the master of


The power of vaccination

A large modeling study published in the Lancet Infectious diseases based on data from 185 countries and territories collected from December of 2020 to 2021 has come to the conclusion that COVID vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the


STI WNU co-hosts international research conference

STI West Negros University co-hosted the 9th Virtual National and International Research Conference with Huachiew Chalermprakiet University (HCU) in Thailand via Zoom, yesterday. The conference with the perennial theme “Research to Serve Society,” was participated in by presenters and audience

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Bacolod City sidewalk vendors face regulation

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City will start regulating sidewalk vendors in the city. Councilor Celia Matea Flor, committee chairman, said sidewalk vendors who are not registered or have

1,190 NOSP grantees sign scholarship agreement

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the new scholarship program grantees of the Negros Occidental provincial government for school year 2022 – 2023. The signing, which was held at O Hotel

Dengue cases up 212% in Bacolod City

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City Health Office is intensifying its campaign against dengue due to the increasing number of cases in the city, which is about 212.7 percent compared to the previous year with a total of nine

San Carlos Hospital kicks off National Hospital Week

San Carlos City Hospital kicked off its National Hospital Week celebration Monday themed “Pagbangon mula sa pandemya, Kayang kaya basta’t sama same.” The activity started with a motorcade around the major streets of the city where different divisions and sections

Bacolod Rum festival kicks off

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The second staging of the Tanduay Bacolod Rum Festival kicked off at the Art District in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City yesterday with a Jazz Festival and a group exhibit at the Orange Gallery titled “Man and

Libre sakay faces opposition

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The barangay captain of Vista Alegre in Bacolod City said he will prevent the operation of the “libre sakay” program in their barangay if his constituents oppose it. Barangay Captain Jose Maria Leandro Norberto “Lindy” De