August 5, 2022

NegOcc logs more dengue deaths

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More dengue related deaths were logged in Negros Occidental and highly urbanized Bacolod City, as cases also increased further, records of the Department of Health Western Visayas show. Of the nine additional dengue related fatalities in


Bacolod lawyer appointed DICT Usec

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Bacoleña lawyer has been designated by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as Undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. She is Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue, also a former councilor of Bacolod City. In a


Solar power plant in Calatrava ok’d

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has given the go signal for the establishment of a solar power plant in Calatrava, Negros Occidental. “The solar farm is a go, it’s not a controversial issue, they were here with


Solon, mayor attend 2022 World Cities Summit

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two Negros Occidental officials joined the 8th World Cities Summit in Singapore for intensive discussions on how to help global cities remain liveable, sustainable and more resilient through prolonged and predictable disruptions, amid COVID-19 pandemic and


SP asks mayor to convene arts and culture council

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to convene the Bacolod Arts and Culture Council. The resolution authored by Councilor Em Ang, SP chairman of the Committee on History, Arts and Culture,


The paradoxes of Christian life

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would


Back to school

I don’t know how other families are doing these days, but mine is still not ready to go back to face-to-face school which supposedly reopens in a few days. First of all, we were told that it is going to


Regaining lost ground

The Department of Foreign Affairs recently said that the Philippines will assert the 2016 arbitral ruling on the South China Sea issue at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. At the meeting, the foreign ministers will be


Sipalay barangays receive cleaning tools

Sipalay City government handed a total of 102 cleaning tools for the City’s Lakbayon and Lakbayan Project granted to 11 barangays of the city at the New Government Center on August 2. The recipients were Barangays 1, 2, 3, 4,

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Free school supplies for Bacolod students

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO All public elementary students in Bacolod City will be receiving free school supplies from the Bacolod City Government this school year once the budget is released. Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlungsod

WCOPA 2022 outstanding vocal coach is a Sipalaynon

Vocal and music teacher Elipas Sibua won the 2022 Outstanding Vocal Coach of the Year during the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 25th Anniversary at Disneyland, Anaheim in California on July 22-30. Sibua, a resident of Sipalay City in

Guv calls for unity in sugar industry

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called for unity among sugar industry stakeholders amidst a disagreement between a newly appointed SRA board member and the Vice Governor. Negrense sugar planter Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama, who campaigned

New WV police chief takes over

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PBrig. Gen. Leo Francisco formally took command of the Police Regional Office 6 at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City yesterday. Francisco, former Manila Police District chief, replaced PBrig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, who was reassigned to

Panayfed welcomes Valderrama’s SRA appointment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 5,000-strong Panay Federation of Sugarcane Farmers, Inc. welcomed the appointment of Negrense Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama, Jr. to the Sugar Regulatory Administration Board, representing the planters, by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. In a statement, Danilo