August 12, 2022

On human sexuality

In the gospel, Christ was once asked about marriage and divorce. And it was there that he had to clarify certain misunderstandings the people of that time had about these matters. And he also brought in the issue about celibacy.


Power struggle

Earlier this week the entire cities of Silay and Talisay, which make up a significant chunk of the supposedly progressive Metro Bacolod area of this island, were plunged into an unscheduled power blackout that lasted more than 12 hours. I


The focus on fertilizer

In a recent World Bank blog, Juergen Voegele, vice president for sustainable development at the WB, called on policy makers to immediately act as skyrocketing fertilizer prices are posing a threat to food security. Governments were urged to take action


Contemplate the ‘Unknown’ with Jadon

Anxiety and hope fuse when confronted with the unknown. Such is human nature. Instead of succumbing to the loneliness of the enforced lockdowns, the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic brought forth the creativity of 18-year-old Bacolod-based artist Jadon Kilayko. “I’ve


Bacolod considering Manokan Country development

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The proposal of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. to develop the Manokan Country at the Reclamation Area in Bacolod City through a public-private-partnership is one of the proposals being considered by the Bacolod City Government. Bacolod Mayor


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


SRA importation zarzuela shocks, disgusts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN UNIFED president Manuel Lamata yesterday said that they were “shocked and disgusted” with the “zarzuela” at the Sugar Regulatory Board, which he said acted illegally in issuing Sugar Order Number 4 which supposedly directs the importation


Capitol, Bacolod Diocese pledge to protect environment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental and Diocese of Bacolod yesterday signed a partnership agreement that will ensure environmental protection and sustainable resource management of the province’s ecosystems. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who signed the partnership

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MassKara kicks off

The unveiling of the installation art entitled “Soaring High: The Power of Imagination,” was among the activities held during the MassKara Kick-off Salubong at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds yesterday to officially open the 43rd MassKara Festival in Bacolod

Bacolod dengue death toll rises to 10

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A six-year-old girl from Barangay 12, Bacolod City succumbed to dengue, bringing the total number of dengue-related deaths in the city to 10, as of September 10. Barangays Mansilingan, Taculing and 12 are considered hot spot

P8M for BacCHP from Paduano

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano announced that he will add P8 million to the funds for the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP), introduced by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, for use this year. The

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

MassKaralympics competitions to open

Three sporting events are expected to be crowd-drawers in the first week of the 43rd Bacolod MassKara Festival. Dubbed “MassKaralympics,” Festival Director Pinky Ocampo said “the billiards, tchoukball, and football matches are just a few among the numerous sports tournaments

P5.7M in shabu seized in Bacolod City

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The series of antidrug operations in Bacolod City from September 23 to 26 led to the confiscation of P5.7 million worth of suspected shabu and apprehension of four drug suspects, who are now locked up in