July 6, 2022

Ferrer designates SP committee chairs

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer with reelected and elected board members during the inaugural session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on July 5 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City.* Capitol PIO photo

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CLMMRH inclusion in One-Hospital Command System pushed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 5th district Rep. Emilio “Dino” Yulo is pushing for the inclusion of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in the One Hospital Command (OHCS) System of the provincial government. After being briefed

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Flooding interrupts voter registration

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The first day of the resumption of the voters’ registration for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in Bacolod City was interrupted due to the heavy downpour that caused flood waters to rise outside the

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Familiaran holds caucus with new SP

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran met with the new set of Sangguniang Panlungsod members Monday to discuss several matters. Familiaran said he was informed during their caucus that Mayor Albee Benitez will be attending their

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Injured passengers in stable condition – VTI

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Vallacar Transit Incorporated reported that the passengers injured in an incident at the Ceres Terminal in Calindagan, Dumaguete City, on July 5, are now in stable condition. Three minors who were sitting at the bus

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No decision yet for Gamboa

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Board Member Ryan Gamboa yesterday said he has not made any decision yet on whether he will seek again the presidency of the Philippine Councilors League – Negros Occidental chapter. A reelected councilor of Silay City,

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VMC protester arrested for direct assault

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN One of the four persons who protested against the operation of the VMC distillery plant in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental, and were charged by policemen for direct assaults was arrested on July 4. Nabbed by

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Drowning victim last seen drunk

BY WAYNE A. BIGSAT A man’s body found floating along the shore at Purok Tangigue, Barangay 1, Bacolod City, Sunday afternoon has been identified by police investigators as Sebastian Delos Santos Jr., 50, and a resident of the same place

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Drug-cleared NegOcc barangays now 336

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police reported yesterday that 336 of the 601 barangays in Negros Occidental have been declared as “drug-cleared” as of May 27. The number represents 55.90 percent of all Negros Occidental barangays, excluding the

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Guv calls for unity in sugar industry

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Capitol, Bacolod Diocese pledge to protect environment

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Power Watch belittles Ceneco’s NEA awards

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