August 10, 2022

The need for self-denial

Christ said it very clearly. If we want to follow him, we should deny ourselves, carry the cross and follow him. (cfr. Mt 16,24) And only then can we be fruitful, both in our spiritual life and our apostolate. This


Friends near and far

It was the summer of 1971 and I was just getting to master the Paris Metro. Since my first address was posh Avenue Foch, it was a regular route for me to pass by the Opera Garnier stop because I


Sipalay LGU turns over 2 hectares to CPSU

The Sipalay City government has formally turned over two hectares of land area to Central Philippines State University – Sipalay Campus, where it is already situated, on August 4. This transpired during the courtesy visit of State Universities and Colleges


Digital art exhibit to benefit city library

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod AI Artists Association in partnership with Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS) presents a two- man art show for a cause that runs from August 8 to14 at the 3rd floor of the


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


Sagaynon is best opposite spiker of NCAA

BY MARK L. GARCIA Reyann Cañete, a resident of Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, was named as the best opposite spiker of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 97 which concluded last month at the Filoil Flying V Arena in


Sky, telcos, LGUs crack down on cable cutting

Sky bolstered its call and efforts to curb illegal cable cutting incidents, affecting cable TV and internet services of several of its subscribers nationwide, by officially partnering with major telco providers, the Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association (PCTA), and local government


PNP WV has new police director

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PBrig. Gen. Leo Francisco is the new regional police director of Western Visayas. Francisco, a former Manila Police District chief, replaced PBrig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo on Aug. 8. Dongbo has been reassigned to the PNP Directorate

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SSS goes after non-compliant employers in Kabankalan

The Social Security System (SSS) continues to serve show cause orders to erring employers in Kabankalan City during its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign on Thursday, September 22. Six employers with a total delinquency of over P962,000 were visited by

Negrense boxers receive cash incentives

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently gave cash incentives to four Negrense boxers who bagged gold and bronze medals at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games on May 12-23, 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam. They were Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista,

La Carlota City, Candoni lead inter-LGU tourneys

The city of La Carlota and the municipality of Candoni took the lead as the top LGUs in basketball and boxing, respectively. La Carlota City was undefeated in the Governor’s Cup Inter-LGU 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in the 14-under and 17-under

PNP assures judges’ security

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police yesterday assured members of the judiciary of their safety and security against threats, intimidation and crimes, including those perpetrated through the internet and social media platforms. In a statement, PBrig. Gen. Roderick

Deepening our belief in angels

We might wonder why on the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, celebrated on September 29, the gospel reading used is about the vocation of Nathanael as one of Christ’s apostles. (cfr. Jn 1,47-51) As that gospel narrates,

Consumer groups press Ceneco secession from NEA

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Leaders of consumers’ groups in Negros have agreed to issue a “Declaration of Secession from National Electrification Administration (NEA) Supervision and for Ceneco to register with the Cooperative Development (CDA).” Power Watch Negros Advocates secretary general