July 2022

‘Pretty Little Liars’ starts streaming

The Max Original series, “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”, debuted its ten-episode season with three episodes, same time as the U.S. on Thursday, July 28 only on HBO GO via SKY. Two new episodes will follow on subsequent Thursdays, August

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Seeds planted for NegOcc cacao industry

Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) with Project Uitzending Managers, or PUM, Netherlands, strategized on how to develop the Negros Occidental’s rich cacao plantation and production. Sylvia Bark-Schram, Cross-Sector Collaboration Expert and Senior Expert on Cacao of the PUM Netherlands, made

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Malampaya acquisition deal signed

A subsidiary of Enrique Razon Jr.-led company has signed a share purchase agreement to formalize the acquisition of stakes in Malampaya gas field from Dennis Uy’s firm. In a statement yesterday, Prime Infrastructure Capital, Inc. bared that its unit, Prime

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3 Negros solons get committee chairs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three more Negros Occidental solons were given committee chairmanships by House Speaker Martin Romualdez. Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Jose Franncisco Benitez retained his chairmanship on Housing and Urban Development committee, while former House Minority leader

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NegOcc eyes P1M assistance for earthquake-hit LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday announced that the provincial government of Negros Occidental will extend help to local government units in northern Luzon affected by the magnitude 7 earthquake on July 27. Asked on the amount

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Flor seeks senior citizen pension increase

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The support of Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya and Abang Lingkod Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano is being sought by Councilor Celia Flor in urging the House of Representatives to increase the budget allocation for the social pension

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Rojas urges activation of OFW council

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to activate or implement Bacolod City Ordinance No. 553, or “An Ordinance Creating the Bacolod City OFW Coordinating Council.” The resolution authored by Councilor Cindy Rojas

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BCPO seizes P2.2M in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The arrest of five more drug suspects in separate buy bust operations in Bacolod City, on July 27 and 28, yielded more than P2.2M worth of suspected shabu. PLt. Rosalino Pugoy, Jr., of the Special Operations

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We have to be merciful

To be merciful is a necessity for us. That’s because to be merciful likens us to God himself who created us in his image and likeness. Mercy is the ultimate expression of charity which is the very essence of God

Negrense SRA board member represents planters

SRA Board Member Aurelio Gerardo Valderama Jr. (7th from right), with Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez, and directors of CONFED, VICMICO Planters Association, Inc., VICMICO Planters MPC and VICMICO Farmers MPC, during his oath taking rites at the Bacolod City Government Center.* Archie Alipalo photo

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SEARCH AND RESCUE. The Philippine Coast Guard District Western Visayas held search and rescue exercises between the territorial waters of Guimaras and Iloilo, aimed at enhancing SAR capabilities of their personnel, in tandem with other government agencies.*CGDWV photo

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

Concern for those who have less in life

Let’s remember always that God has a special concern for those who have less in life, like the simple and the weak, the sick and disabled, the children and the poor. And it gives him much pain if we would

Suspected rebel killed in Himamaylan gun battle

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected New People’s Army rebel yesterday died in an encounter with Army soldiers in Sitio Bulasot, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, disclosed that 94th Infantry Battalion