September 7, 2022

7 NPA rebels face murder charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police have filed murder charges against seven suspected members of the New People’s Army for the August 26 killing of Lalong barangay captain Benjamen Javoc, disclosed provincial police spokesman PLt. Judesses Catalogo yesterday. Catalogo said that


Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros bridge to push through – Ferrer

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer is optimistic that the proposed Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros bridge will push through under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Ferrer, the personal adviser for Western Visayas of President Marcos Jr., also


Navy ship named after Negrense hero

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN One of the Philippine Navy newly-acquired fast-attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-Ms) ships from Israel, was named after a Negrense hero, the late Marine 1Lt. Lolinato To-ong, of Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. The BRP Lolinato To-ong


PHO, Bacolod to collaborate on border protocols

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN In anticipation of the thousands of visitors expected to attend the upcoming Bacolod MassKara Festival, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang disclosed that they will further strengthen border protocols in Negros Occidental. While there will be


Sagaynons avail free OB-Gyne services

A total of 231 Sagaynon women availed of the free OB-Gyne services during the community service and surgical mission of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Negros Occidental chapter, in partnership with Second District Congressional Office and Sagay City


Bago City holds bloodletting activity

About 200 participants from different groups from the community of Brgy. Busay, Bago City came to participate in the annual bloodletting activity on September 2, at the covered court of ML Araneta Elementary School, a press release from the organizers


The realism of the beatitudes

Have you ever regarded the beatitudes, as proclaimed by Christ, (cfr. Lk 6,20-26) a confusing doctrine, if not a crazy idea, impossible to be lived, and an exaggeration? Don’t worry so much about it. We can be sure that Christ


About Teachers’ Month

National Teachers’ Month kicked off Monday with progressive groups trooping to the House of Representatives to call for salary upgrades and the doubling of the 2023 education budget, along with pressing for additional compensation for work outside regular duties, provision

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Governor’s Cup football championships qualifying kicks off

The Governor’s Cup Football Provincial Championships, in cooperation with Abanse Negrense Sports Programs, officially kicked off its qualifying tournament on September 24 at the Bacolod City National High School. Various LGU teams participated in two main categories: the 9-a-side with

Pahanocoy medical mission

The Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara continued its “adopt a barangay” program with a recent medical mission to Barangay Pahanocoy in Bacolod City. The club donated supplies of sodium ascorbate with zinc plus vitamin D3 supplements to local TB patients.

Court finds ex-SRA chief guilty of indirect contempt

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica was found guilty of indirect contempt by Himamaylan Regional Trial Court Branch 55 Judge Walter Zorilla for the issuance of SRA Memorandum Circular No. 11, series of 2021-2022, in violation

Charity should animate our zeal

We should see to it that our zeal to do the things of God is always animated by charity. Without charity, that zeal would us more harm than good. It would be a zeal that defeats the purpose of serving

DOT team visits Blue Crab Capital

The Municipality of E. B. Magalona welcomed the team from the Department of Tourism (DoT) – Region 6 to the Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail in Barangay Tomongtong Tuesday for a photo shoot of the place and the blue crabs. E. B.

MassKara kicks off

The unveiling of the installation art entitled “Soaring High: The Power of Imagination,” was among the activities held during the MassKara Kick-off Salubong at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds yesterday to officially open the 43rd MassKara Festival in Bacolod