September 13, 2022

Face mask use still encouraged

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The wearing of face masks in riding public utility vehicles and crowded outdoor areas, where the gap between people is shoulder to shoulder, such as concerts, is still being encouraged by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson. President


Lacson hopeful for Guimaras-Negros bridge

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Acknowledging that availability of funds is always a primordial concern in the construction of a mega project, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson remains hopeful that the Iloilo-Guimaras bridge link to Negros via Pulupandan pushes through. “Funding is


6 NOCPPO officers relieved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six police commissioned officers have been relieved from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) and transferred to the Antique Police Provincial Office in Panay island. PLt. Judesses Catalogo, NOCPPO spokesman, yesterday said that their relief


San Carlos residents get financial assistance

At least 800 residents considered poorest of the poor in San Carlos City benefited from the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on September 9. The beneficiaries were residents of


Let’s be quick to show compassion

“As he (Christ) drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her…”



The news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96, was something we’ve been expecting for some time but its suddenness still came as a bit of a shock as she was still attending to her duties, swearing in


Inspiring winners

Seventeen-year-old tennis prodigy Alexandra Maniego Eala became the first Filipino to win a US Open juniors singles title via a 6-2, 6-4 victory over World No. 3 Lucie Havlickova of the Czech Republic on Sunday in New York City. The


Minuluan Festival winners

WINNER. Sitio Sana-aw, composed of barangays Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 16, Zone 14A and Zone 14B, was the overall champion in the street dancing and dance-drama competition of the 23rd Minuluan Festival in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.* Talisay PIO photo


Sipalay kicks off Tourism Month celebration

In line with the 2022 World Tourism Day themed “Rethinking Tourism”, the Sipalay City government, through its City Tourism Office, held a Sipalay Tourism Food Festival and the opening ceremony for its 16th Sipalay City Tourism Month celebration at the

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Life is all about gift

We need to realize this truth about ourselves more deeply. Everything is gift in our life. All the good things that we have come from God, freely given to us so we can be what he wants us to be—his

Tabuena artwork at Charlie’s Art Gallery

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A collection of Filipino painter and printmaker Romeo Villalva Tabuena’s works is on display at Charlie’s Art Gallery in Italia Restaurant, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City starting September 21. Tabuena was born in Iloilo City but moved

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

Consumer groups press Ceneco secession from NEA

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Leaders of consumers’ groups in Negros have agreed to issue a “Declaration of Secession from National Electrification Administration (NEA) Supervision and for Ceneco to register with the Cooperative Development (CDA).” Power Watch Negros Advocates secretary general

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,

Mask wearing still encouraged in MassKara festival

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As everything is set for the launching of the 3-week long MassKara Festival, which will commence with the MassKara Kick-off Salubong on September 30 at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), its organizers and the Provincial