August 4, 2022

Ferrer hopes for solution to sugar scarcity

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer is hoping that the scarcity of sugar supply will be addressed with the reopening of sugar mills ahead of the usual milling season schedule. Ferrer thanked the sugar mills for


Boycott ‘Maid in Malacañang’ – bishop

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza did not mince words in calling for the “boycott” of a controversial movie about the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Alminaza described the film “Maid in Malacañang” as “shameless”


Gasataya elected to Commission on Appointments

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya was elected member of the prestigious Commission on Appointments yesterday. Gasataya was among the 10 initially elected members of the Commission as moved by House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe during a regular session of


2 COVID-19 deaths, 34 new cases in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental logged 34 new COVID- 19 cases, increasing the total cases to 121, with two deaths, as of August 3, according to a report of the Provincial Incident Management Team. The PIMT also reported 13


Bacolod crime incidents drop slightly

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Crime incidents in Bacolod City slightly dropped by about three percent for the month of July this year, compared to the same period of 2021. PLt. Col. Sherlock Gabana, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office,


Photo of the Day

THANKSGIVING. Kabankalan Bishop Louie Galbines, SThD, DD, led a thanksgiving mass to mark Kabankalan’s 25th Charter Anniversary as a city, attended by Mayor Benjie Miranda and other officials on August 2.*Rolly Gestupa photo


Suffering as proof of true love

We have to be clear about this truth of our faith. If we truly have love, the love that comes from God and not just our own idea of love, we should be willing to suffer and die for our


Caring beyond hospital walls

(PART 2 OF 2) Balay Atipan’s system is data driven. This enables specialists to do teleconsult via Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Zoom and social media applications like Messenger. While doing the teleconsult, a doctor can view a patient’s medical


The poverty line

A poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations found that nearly half of Filipino families considered themselves poor as the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte wound down. Conducted from June 26 to 29, the poll said 48 percent of

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PDLs earn basic education through ALS

At least 39 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) graduated from basic elementary education and junior high school while inside the San Carlos City District Jail through the Department of Education (DepEd)-Alternative Learning System (ALS). The graduation for the 12 completers,

Agro-forestry program at MKNP gains ground

Mayor Nicholas Yulo, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan and Protected Area Superintendent Denis Pinosa at the opening MKNP Festival celebrations at the Bago City Bantayan Park.*GPB photo

Panaad joins 2022 MassKara

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is joining the MassKara Festival 2022 of Bacolod City, as it will open the booths of 31 local government units at Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City,

Rebels terrorize hinterland folk of Toboso, Calatrava

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army remnants in northern Negros are now engaged in a “killing rampage,” terrorizing the populace in the hinterlands of Toboso and Calatrava, to discourage them from supporting the military, Lt Col. J-Jay Javines,

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

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