August 16, 2022

Dying to oneself

“Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than


Noise pollution

Since there is no law against noise pollution in the Philippines, it is no wonder that our towns and cities are probably among noisiest in the world. When it comes to noise pollution, the number one culprit would probably be


Book bans?

A coalition of academic departments and organizations on literature and culture said the five Filipino language books that were banned by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino for being subversive should instead be read and government should encourage people to read


MKNP 2022 Festival winners named

Queenie Edessa Amarante and Miguel Buenafe, both of Bago City, were the Kalikasan Attire winners during the Diwata kag Suta sang Kanlaon 2022 pageant held at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center in Bago City August 10.* Bago City photo


Bago elementary school holds blessing

Members of the PTA, school office, teaching personnel and staffs of the Maria Locsin Araneta Elementary School in Bago City headed by Noli Lachuca, Jiff Mark Lavilles, and Raymund Sarad, together with some volunteer residents of Brgy. Busay, held its


BCMT Class Tagapagtanggol joins Brigada Eskwela

The Basic Citizen Military Training Class Tagapagtanggol Inc. 2021, in cooperation with Felix G. Yusay Foundation Inc., PAF ROTC Alumni Association Inc., PAF Tactical Operations Group 6, 5th ARCEN , DAST, and UNO-R Air Force ROTC, joined  on August 14


Negrense softbelles bow to Mid Atlantic girls

It was a tough Sunday afternoon for the Negrense softbelles during their semi-finals encounter with their tough Mid Atlantic rival during the 2022 Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, a press release from the Provincial Sports


SSS visits non-compliant employers in Bacolod

The Social Security System (SSS) visited non-compliant employers in Bacolod during the Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign on August 4 and 5. SSS Bacolod East and Bacolod Lacson branches served show cause orders to 12 establishments for non-remittance of


Sky extends reach of 24/7 customer support

Sky continues its commitment to provide top-notch and hassle-free service to its valued subscribers by making it more convenient for them to raise their concern with just a few clicks through their 24/7 customer support KYLA.    By expanding KYLA’s accessibility

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Sales representative, companions robbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A salesman and two of his companions were robbed at gunpoint on September 28 in Sitio Buta, Brgy, Caliling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Initial investigations of the Cauayan police showed that Arque Cuison, a sales representative of

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

More NOCPPO police chiefs reshuffled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another wave of reshuffling of police commissioned officers assigned at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office was implemented on September 27, as ordered by provincial police director PCol. Leo Pamittan, in compliance with the directives of

61 water refilling stations closed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has ordered the closure of 61 water refilling stations in Bacolod City for operating without sanitary and business permits. Of the 142 water refilling stations in Bacolod City inspected by the Environmental

S&R Membership Shopping to open in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN S&R Membership Shopping, a chain of membership-only retail warehouse club in the Philippines, will open a branch soon at the BREDCO Port area in Bacolod City. This was after Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez signed the lease

La Vie Éphémère

Before you know it, naiwanan ka na ng tren… I first heard this phrase during my year in Imperial Manila when we frequented the disco scene which was super entertaining with Ernest Santiago’s Coco Banana. Well, life’s like that, Dahlink’s.