August 9, 2022

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


Build Break Build

There doesn’t seem to be any let up in the continuous breaking and building of roads all over the land anymore, as government contractors relentlessly close down lanes in order to “repair” infrastructure that most of us never noticed was


Climate change and education

The Department of Education said it is eyeing a collaboration with experts to improve climate change education, particularly at the basic education level, in response to a new international study that urged people to start preparing for the possibility of


Rotary Club of Bacolod celebrates 85 years of service

The Rotary Club of Bacolod, the fourth oldest humanitarian organization in the Philippines of the Rotary International, held its 85th Charter Anniversary and 83rd Induction Ceremony on July 17, at O’ Hotel, Bacolod City. The event, opened by Lifechanging President


Rotary club turns over computer lab to NOHS

Two years after launching the program entitled, “3Cs Towards Global Competitiveness,” the Rotary Club of Bacolod Central officially turned over the 40-unit computer laboratory to the Negros Occidental High School.  The program was made possible through a global grant by


Globe lauds law vs online child sexual abuse

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Globe Group lauded legislation that aims to protect children against online sexual abuse and exploitation, which recently lapsed into law in what advocates described as a victory for child rights. In a statement, Globe, which


SSS holds back-to-back RACE ops in Bacolod

The Social Security System (SSS) held a back-to-back Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign in Bacolod City on August 4 and 5 to remind all employers of their legal obligations under Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of


Another big-time oil price rollback takes effect

Motorists are set to get a sigh of relief as oil companies will implement a big-time rollback effective Tuesday. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell said they will reduce diesel prices by P2.20 per

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Off-duty CAFGU assassinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four suspected New People’s Army assassins shot and killed an off-duty member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit on September 24 in Sitio Kabayabasan, Brgy. Montilla, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified as

134 Negros families affected by southwest monsoon

Personnel of the Bureau of Fire, AFP, PNP, Coast Guard and the Local Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office join hands in the rescue of flashflood-affected residents in barangays of Caliling and Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental.* BFP Cauayan photo

Tabuena artwork at Charlie’s Art Gallery

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A collection of Filipino painter and printmaker Romeo Villalva Tabuena’s works is on display at Charlie’s Art Gallery in Italia Restaurant, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City starting September 21. Tabuena was born in Iloilo City but moved

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

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

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