August 15, 2022

Postponement of brgy, SK elections looms

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 3rd district Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez yesterday said that postponement of the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, to either May next year or May 2024, is now being discussed. This also developed as


Study exchange program courtesy call

The participants of American Field Service (AFS) NH22 are in a study exchange program for a year paid a courtesy call to Bacolod City Mayor Benitez. AFS enables people to act as responsible global citizens working for peace and understanding


The dignity of our human body

Once again, we celebrate this very wonderful Solemnity of the Assumption of our Lady to heaven (August 15), reminding us that like her, we too are meant to be both body and soul in our definitive state of life, hopefully


The Peace of Christ

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing… Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Coming from the


Reconsidering retirement

Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma recently said in a radio interview that as far as the proposal to remove the mandatory retirement age, a thorough study must be done before government can give the go-signal. “For us


Silay artists mount group exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Silay United Group of Artists (SUGA) opened a group art exhibit at the Artfull Gallery along Lacson-18th Streets, Bacolod City Saturday with Silay Councilor Ryan Gamboa as special guest of honor. The exhibit with the

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Sagay launches food establishment mobile app, booklet

BY MARK L. GARCIA The City Government of Sagay launched an android mobile application and a booklet of the restaurants and coffee shops that will serve as a guide to the gastronomic offerings in the city. The “Where to Dine

Cash incentives approved for Bacoleño topnotchers

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance granting cash incentives to examinees who excel in either the Bar or Board examinations and are declared topnotchers by either the Supreme Court of the Philippines or the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), respectively, was

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

Two guerilla fronts ‘weakened’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two guerilla fronts of the New People’s Army Central Negros 1 (CN1) and Central Negros 2 (CN2), both under the Komiting Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor (KR NCBS), have been classified by the Philippine Army as “weakened”, due

NegOcc wins 3 chess invitational trophies

It was a tense but exciting weekend for Negrenses at the Gov. Bong Lacson Invitational Chess Cup – Occidental vs. Oriental that kicked off at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City on September 24-25 but Negros Occidental eventually

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