August 8, 2022

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


Bacolod City sidewalk vendors face regulation

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City will start regulating sidewalk vendors in the city. Councilor Celia Matea Flor, committee chairman, said sidewalk vendors who are not registered or have


Power Watch belittles Ceneco’s NEA awards

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The awards given by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to Central Negros Electric Cooperative on July 29 is a form of “window dressing” or an instance of making something appear more attractive in an attempt to


Bagoeño leads AFP elite unit

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negrense Army Col. Eliglen Villaflor is the new commander of Armed Forces of the Philippines – Joint Special Operations Group (JSOG). JSOG supervises elite units of the AFP in the conduct of highly specialized operations, such


Lacson stresses ‘good governance’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following the election of the new set of officers of three local government official organizations in Negros Occidental, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson called on them to espouse and practice “good governance”. “Good governance is our contribution


COVID-19 cases increasing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental went up further to 167, after 29 new cases were logged yesterday by the Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT). Seven recoveries were also reported on August 7, PIMT record show. Iloilo


The natural and the supernatural

We have to learn to live in the natural world while pursuing our supernatural goal. This aspect of Christian life is somehow highlighted in that gospel episode where Christ talked about his impending passion, death and resurrection, and proceeded to


Where your treasure is

Throughout the scripture, we read of a God of promise, (of great promises, in fact) who fulfills every one of his promises. The first reading tells us that the people of Israel were certain of their deliverance from the slavery


Long term impact

One of the most comprehensive studies on long COVID has found that one in eight people who get infected with the coronavirus develop at least one symptom of it. A new study published in the Lancet Journal asked more than


AAB-N exhibit highlights ‘Everything Negros’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Em Ang and visual artist Alessa Lanot led the opening of the group art exhibition staged by the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros (AAB-N) at the Northwing of SM City-Bacolod Friday. They were joined by

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5,000 homes to rise at Bacolod Yuhom Village

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 5,000 homes for informal settlers will soon rise at the Yuhum Village in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, in a partnership between the administration of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez and the Department of Human Settlements

Court finds ex-SRA chief guilty of indirect contempt

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica was found guilty of indirect contempt by Himamaylan Regional Trial Court Branch 55 Judge Walter Zorilla for the issuance of SRA Memorandum Circular No. 11, series of 2021-2022, in violation

Repentance, conversion, Christian consistency

The gospel of Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, (cfr. Lk 10, 13-16) celebrated on September 30 this year, reminds us that we all need repentance and conversion, since we are all sinners. Besides, we are also called

Christ wants us to be child-like

It’s intriguing to note that while Christ wants us to be as mature and tough as we can be, he also wants us to be like a child. I suppose this is again one of the paradoxes he is fond

Negros LGUs urged to exert more vax efforts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday reiterated his call for all local government units in Negros Occidental to exert more effort in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Lacson, yesterday joined the PinasLakas campaign of the Department of Health

Teach ‘em young

I have been wanting to write about my concern for the obvious decline of social values as personally experienced and observed in the workplace, even in school and in communities. A sweep of social media feeds will give you a