August 17, 2022

Rum Festival celebrations on

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Six bartenders and students from Bacolod City participated in the Tanduay Bacolod Rum Festival flairtending and mixology elimination round at the Planta Hotel in the city yesterday. They were Gemoel Khryss Guanzon of Refill Restobar, Jeffrey


Rotary International president visits Philippines

Philippines Rotary laid out the red carpet for Rotary International President Elect (RIPE) Gordon McInally who arrived on August 14 for a week-long stay in the country. McInally who will serve as President of Rotary International next year will be


Balancing population

The Commission on Population and Development (Popcom) cited recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority saying that the percentage of Filipino elderly in the population has expanded in the last two decades, rising significantly to 8.5 percent in 2020 from


And so what?

Has been happening in Paris that might perk up your impish ears? Coming back from their annual vacances, which by the way is mandatory with the French government… people are more relaxed. I’ve just gotten my fourth vaccine and all


Serafica resigns, Valderrama awaiting PBBM decision

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) administrator Hermenegildo Serafica has resigned from his post, while Sugar Board member Aurelio Gerardo “Bodie” Valderrama still awaits the decision of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., whether he stays or not, following his


BSKE postponement to 2023 recommended

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms yesterday postponed the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE), initially scheduled on December 5 this year, to December 4, 2023. This was result of their committee hearing, with

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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

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

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

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

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,

SIM registration bills welcomed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Globe Telecom welcomed the progress of bills in the Senate and the House of Representatives that mandates SIM registration for mobile phone users as a crucial step in addressing criminal activity aided by electronic communications.  As