September 14, 2022

Slaughterhouses for 6 LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six local government units in Negros Occidental are getting P50 million each for the construction of a slaughterhouse in their respective areas. This is a big boost to the hog industry in Negros Occidental, which is


Sum-ag River designated as tourist spot

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance establishing the Sum-ag River as a tourist destination, creating a committee for its maintenance and preservation, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading recently. The ordinance was authored by Councilors Jason


SP holds public hearing on Ceneco

The members of the Board of Directors (BOD) of Central Negros Electric Cooperative should not have discussed the prices of electricity if they do not understand its cost implications to the consumers, Power Watch Negros secretary general Wennie Sancho said.


Peña elated by bridge

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Miguel Antonio Peña feels elated over the endorsement of the Provincial Development Council on the Iloilo Guimaras Negros bridge using Pulupandan as entry and exit points in the province. Pena said he is grateful for


28 dengue-related deaths in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental logged two additional dengue-related deaths, bringing to 28 the total fatalities from January to September 3 this year, according to a report of the Department of Health-Western Visayas, released on Sept. 9. Dengue cases


Captured python turned over to DENR-PENRO

An 11-foot reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) was captured and turned-over to DENR-PENRO Negros Occidental by Reniel Turno and Jonel Mosni, both residents of Purok Sampaguita, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City. The reticulated python is classified as other threatened species under the Department


Our redemption only through the cross

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated on September 14, we are reminded that our redemption can only be achieved through the cross of Christ. That’s where all our sins are forgiven, where God’s mercy is


Facing La Niña

The latest bulletin from the Climate Protection Center, which is part of the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports the indicators of an active La Niña system intensified further over the previous weeks. Cooler than average sea surface

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PSEi slips further; peso keeps footing

The main stocks index declined anew yesterday amid United States recession worries but the peso was little changed despite touching the 59-level against the US dollar mid-trade. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dipped further to 5,879.68 points, down by

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

NegOcc wins 3 chess invitational trophies

It was a tense but exciting weekend for Negrenses at the Gov. Bong Lacson Invitational Chess Cup – Occidental vs. Oriental that kicked off at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City on September 24-25 but Negros Occidental eventually

Two guerilla fronts ‘weakened’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two guerilla fronts of the New People’s Army Central Negros 1 (CN1) and Central Negros 2 (CN2), both under the Komiting Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor (KR NCBS), have been classified by the Philippine Army as “weakened”, due

Sagay launches food establishment mobile app, booklet

BY MARK L. GARCIA The City Government of Sagay launched an android mobile application and a booklet of the restaurants and coffee shops that will serve as a guide to the gastronomic offerings in the city. The “Where to Dine

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