August 1, 2022

Bacolod, 12 LGUs still Alert Level 1

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Highly-urbanized Bacolod City and 12 Negros Occidental local government units remain under Alert Level 1 status from August 1 to 15, according to the Department of Health. The DOH said Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental shall


Leonardia mourns passing of FVR

Former Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed his deepest sympathies to the family of former President Fidel V. Ramos, who passed away yesterday. He was 94. President Ramos’ demise is a great loss not only to former First Lady Ming Ramos,


Farmer shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four unidentified armed men shot and killed a 61-year-old farmer on July 29 at Sitio Langoni in Brgy. Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The victim, identified by the Cauayan police as Panfilo Maban succumbed to multiple gunshot


SP reso targets homelessness

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved Wednesday a resolution authored by Councilor Vladimir Gonzalez that aims to address the problems of homelessness and demolitions involving informal settler families in Bacolod City. Gonzalez sponsored a resolution encouraging all


Buy-busts yield assorted guns, shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Assorted guns and shabu have been recovered by the police in series of law enforcement operations that also resulted to the arrest of 11 suspects, including a businessman, now locked up in jail. The joint buy-bust



The gospel story is a familiar one which happens in many funerals. (As a wisecrack has it, “Where there’s a will, there are relatives.”) A man asks Jesus to arbitrate between him and his brother regarding their inheritance. The Lord


Savings and credit

A survey by global information and insights company TransUnion found that more than half of Filipinos are increasing the money they are allotting for emergency funds as the economy is expected to slow down and the prices of goods continues

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Getting afloat with Rotary

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara is continuing its support of Victorias City’s coastal barangay of Pasil and its plans to expand its already promising Eco-Trail program with the construction of a small bamboo floating restaurant. The club recently donated eight heavy-duty, 200

The love-generated zeal and focus

Where there is love, there is always zeal, the state of always being driven and bent on pursuing a clear goal. And this was shown by Christ himself, the pattern of our humanity and the savior of our damaged humanity.

NPA camp seized, soldiers recover more guns

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers seized a New People’s Army camp after another encounter ensued yesterday in Sitio Bulasot, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. Van Donald Almonte, 94th Infantry Battalion commander, disclosed that pursuit operations focused

Congress to probe sugar importation mess

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Members of the House of Representatives want a full-blown investigation into the unauthorized sugar importation of 300,000 metric tons by the Sugar Regulatory Administration. A joint motu propio inquiry of the House Committees on Good Government

I did not seek this position – Valderrama

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama yesterday clarified that he neither sought nor even considered the possibility of having been appointed as planters’ representative to the Sugar Regulatory Administration Board. Valderrama made the disclosure in an open letter, in

Cops nab drug group leader, seize P6.5M in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Suspected shabu with a market value of P6.1 million was recovered by the police from a suspected local drug group leader and five other suspects, in separate buy bust operations from Aug. 14 to 15, in