September 6, 2022

UNIFED supports 150,000 MT importation plan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines (UNIFED) has expressed its support the planned importation of 150,000 metric tons of refined sugar, as proposed by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). In a statement, UNIFED president


P100K aid for LGUs joining MassKara sa Panaad

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Local government units participating in the” MassKara sa Panaad” will receive P100,000 financial aid, announced Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday. Lacson said pavilions of LGUs at the Panaad Park need repairs, since it was not used


Bacolod reclamation project faces opposition

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Urban poor groups in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental expressed their vehement opposition to the proposed reclamation project covering 247-hectares along the shorelines of Zones 1 to 5, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, in a joint position


Mansilingan remains a dengue hotspot

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Barangay Mansilingan is still considered by the Bacolod City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (BCESU) a hotspot barangay, after registering 92 dengue cases as of August 27. The total reported dengue cases in Bacolod City is 707


NPA claims responsibility for Calatrava killings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Roselyn Jean Pelle Command – Northern Negros Guerilla Front yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the killings of a barangay captain and two civilians in Brgys. Lalong and Marcelo, all in Calatrava, Negros Occidental,


Bank genset catches fire

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A fire damaged a bank along Doña Juliana Avenue-Hernaez Street, Brgy. 33, Bacolod City noontime yesterday which the Bureau of Fire Protection estimated to have cost about P1,000. Initial investigation conducted by the BFP showed that


Photo of the Day

TOURISM WEEK. Performers at the San Carlos City Hall lobby as the city kicked off its tourism week celebrations.* San Carlos LGU FB Page photo


Our need to pray

We should never underestimate the importance and indispensability of prayer in our life. It is what keeps us in union with God. And that union is what is meant for us if we truly would like to live as God’s


The short age

I was planning dinner over the weekend and discovered firsthand the impact of the many food shortages in this country when I found out there are no white onions available for Filipinos for some time now. I was thinking of

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Cholera outbreak declared in Silay brgy

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A cholera outbreak was declared yesterday by Mayor Joedith Gallego in Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City, Negros Occidental, after the recent death of a resident of the barangay, an 88-year-old woman. Gallego disclosed that the woman, who

PH stocks, peso down on fresh Fed rate hike

Risk-off sentiments reigned in the local bourse on the resumption of the week’s trading yesterday and the peso registered another all-time low against the greenback due to hikes in the Federal Reserve’s key rates. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)

Driver aids

My current car has this new-fangled doohickey feature where it automatically warns the driver when the vehicle doesn’t stay in its lane or when it detects a potential frontal collision and over the past couple of weeks of getting used

Masskaride set for Oct. 1

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than 2,500 cyclists are expected on October 1, riding in their best Masskara costume for the Masskaride, which will take place the day after the official kick off of the first Masskara Festival under the

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