September 2, 2022

10 Victorias City Hall employees fail drug test

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Ten of the 1,100 City hall employees of Victorias City, Negros Occidental tested positive for illegal drug use, following an unannounced drug testing on August 30 at the Don Alejandro Acuña Yap Quiña Arts and Cultural


Guv backs Patag-Cadiz-Calatrava road

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday expressed his support to the road development traversing the Silay-Patag-Cadiz-Calatrava areas, stressing that it will spur development, especially the countryside. For as long as we do not break any environmental laws,


Tempers flare at Ceneco press conference

Power Watch Negros secretary general Wennie Sancho (center) engaged in a confrontation with Ceneco director Eugenio Velasco (inset) during an open forum at the Ceneco press conference in Bacolod City yesterday.*


Baciwa asked to explain poor service

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting Farah Jenny Monteclaro, branch manager of Baciwa-Primewater through Mona Dia Jardin, general manager of Baciwa-Primewater Infrastructure Corporation, to provide the SP a written explanation as to its poor water services


8 focus crimes increase in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The eight focus crimes, composed of murder, homicide, physical injuries, rape, robbery, theft, carnapping and motorcycle thefts, in Negros Occidental have risen by 50 incidents in the past eight months of the year, compared to the


Yuhum Village model unit ready

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Vladimir Gonzalez said the mock-up model unit of the Yuhum Village at the Bacolod City Government Center will be formally opened to the public on Saturday with the arrival of the Secretary of the


Adapting all the way

We are somehow reminded of this need of ours to adapt all the way to all kinds of persons and situations in life in that gospel episode where Christ was asked why the disciples of John the Baptist fast, while


Quiet quitting

It is a new term for a mindset that has recently come up in social media. Despite the misleading name, quiet quitting apparently has nothing to do with quitting your job. Instead, it means doing only what your job demands


Privacy and cybersecurity threats

Many Filipinos have been surprised that the latest text message scam being sent to their mobile phones now contain their names, which means data providers have either leaked or sold our information and the security breach poses a cybersecurity threat


Provincial management confab held

The 3rd Provincial Management Conference of DENR-PENRO Negros Occidental was spearheaded by OIC-PENRO Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya. Josephine Maguad from the Provincial Environment Management Unit (PEMU) presented updates regarding solid waste management and EMB related concerns in Negros Occidental. Updates and

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18 Capitol workers in hot water

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eighteen employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental are currently in hot water after being issued with show cause orders by the Provincial Legal Office, for non-compliance in the submission of trip tickets and uncalled

BSP issues add’l regulations for digital banks

Digital banks are required to heed prudential requirements and policies, such as those imposed on universal and commercial banks (U/KBs), given their classification as complex banks. Under Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Circular No. 1154 issued on Sept. 14, digital

MassKara to generate P5B for businesses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the three-week MassKara Festival kicks off today, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday said he expects businesses to earn about P5 billion during the festival that anticipates approximately 200,000 visitors. With the very positive reaction of

Planters group members urged to allow cane trucks passage

The VICMICO Planters Association enjoined its planter-members in a press release, to allow cane trucks and emergency vehicles to pass through their farms, as Victorias Milling Company (VMC) continues to close the main and most accessible road leading to competitor

Teen MassKara Pageant

BY ROGER D. BELTRAN Twenty teens – 10 in the male category and another 10 in the female category – are vying for the titles at stake in the second edition of the Mr. and Ms. Teen MassKara pageant, a