September 19, 2022

Three shot dead, decapitated cadaver found

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN It was a bloody weekend in Negros Occidental, where a couple and a woman had been separately killed in cities of Sagay and Escalante, and a headless body was found in Talisay City, police said. Simon


Capitol turns over P16.5M projects to 55 brgys

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 55 Negros Occidental barangays have received P16.5 million worth of financial assistance from the provincial government, for their respective development projects. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turnover of P300,000 financial assistance each, to 55


San Carlos BFP substation activated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A substation of the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Brgy. 1 poblacion, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, is now operational. This was after it was reactivated on September 16 by BFP regional and provincial officials


Guihulngan villagers junk NPA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion reported that 565 residents of Brgy. Trinidad, Guihulngan City, recently withdrew their support to the New People’s Army, and also condemned their terror campaign, especially in the hinterlands. This was after


BIR urges withholding tax compliance

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO In a press release, the Bureau of Internal Revenue reminded all those listed as Top Withholding Agents (TWAs) to correctly withhold and remit the expanded withholding taxes to the government. Income tax payments made by the


We have to give good example always

“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.” (Lk 8,16) These are words of Christ


Expensive but mediocre?

The latest Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) report of cybersecurity firm Surfshark, the Philippines was found to be among the countries with the “least affordable” internet services, yet consumers are receiving only “mediocre” quality of connectivity. The country’s DQL


International Coastal Clean-up Day celebrated

One hundred seventy volunteers from DENR PENRO Negros Occidental, CENRO Cadiz, TSPS-Negros Occidental, Escalante City ENRO, Philippine Coast Guard – Escalante Substation, Philippine National Police – Escalante City, maritime group, barangay officials, people’s organizations, and stakeholders joined in the International


Rotary Club of Bacolod helps 2,040 students

With smiles on their faces and a grateful heart, about 2,040 students of Manuel Yulo Elementary School-Cabadiangan and Aguisan Elementary School in Himamaylan City happily received a new pair of slippers, educational books and biscuits from the Rotary Club of Bacolod

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Off-duty CAFGU assassinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four suspected New People’s Army assassins shot and killed an off-duty member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit on September 24 in Sitio Kabayabasan, Brgy. Montilla, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified as

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)

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

Sagay pays tribute to Alvarado on Tourism Day

Sagay City paid tribute to master artist Nunelucio Alvarado as it celebrated World Tourism Day at the Margaha Beach in Brgy. Old Sagay, Negros Occidental yesterday, a press release from the City of Sagay said. In the event titled “Taliambong

Negros LGUs urged to exert more vax efforts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday reiterated his call for all local government units in Negros Occidental to exert more effort in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Lacson, yesterday joined the PinasLakas campaign of the Department of Health

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