September 21, 2022

No cholera cases in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN While there are no reported cholera cases in Negros Occidental, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang is not taking chances, as he called on City and Municipal Health Officers in Negros Occidental to be on the


House approves BSKE postponement

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The postponement of the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to December next year was approved yesterday by the House of Representatives on its third and final reading. Negros Occidental 4th district Rep. Juliet Marie Ferrer


SP establishes drinking water body

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance establishing the Bacolod Drinking Water Quality and Safety Monitoring Committee was recently approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading. The ordinance authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang said the SP deems it proper


P2.3M shabu seized in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Bacolod City Police Office reported yesterday that it confiscated P2.3 million of suspected shabu from five arrested drug personalities, within a period of one week in Bacolod City, from September 12 to 18. PLt. Col.


Anti-smoking task force reconvened

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez issued Executive Order No. 34 reconvening the Bacolod Anti-Smoking Task Force (BASTF). The order said City Ordinance No. 641, series of 2013 aims to regulate smoking in all public places and


SP urges intensified campaign vs illegal gambling

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino is requesting various government agencies to intensify their campaign against illegal gambling specifically the entry of Small Town Lottery (STL) operation in the City of Bacolod without the necessary permit and


Coast Guard joins Coastal Clean Up Day

The Philippine Coast Guard conducted its annual coastal clean-up activity in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Saturday in line with the International Coastal Clean-Up Day in the Philippines. The activity was held in collaboration with the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary of


Everyone has a vocation

The Feast of St. Matthew, one of the apostles, celebrated on September 21, reminds us that all of us has a vocation. We are all called by God, which is what vocation means, since we come from God and we

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Gun toting NBI operative disarmed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Bureau of Investigation disarmed its local intelligence officer, who was caught by CCTV footage showing off her firearm at a restaurant bar in Bacolod City, pending investigation of the incident, disclosed NBI Bacolod chief

PH logistics and eCommerce fertile grounds for funding

The rise of eCommerce and logistics in the Philippines has provided a fertile ground for startup communities to usher in innovations within these sectors. The heightened focus of venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors or funders has fueled a growing

Murcia Liga polls slated December 15

The Municipality of Murcia will conduct the election of officers of the Liga ng mga Barangay on December 15, in compliance with the schedule mandated by the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Liga ng mga Barangay sa


I haven’t been spending a lot of time at the Lacson “tourism strip” area of late, because aside from the pandemic turning me into an antisocial monk, I found the traffic experiment that was supposed to designate one-way streets and

OVY petition to annul EJS deeds dismissed by court

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The petition of Vallacar Transit Inc. matriarch Olivia V. Yanson (OVY) for the annulment of deeds of extra-judicial settlement of estate, reconveyance, and prayer for the issuance of temporary restraining order, and/or preliminary injunction, and or/status

PACE optimistic on PBB bonus for 2024

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Capitol employees will have to wait next year to receive their expected Performance Based Bonus (PBB), after the provincial government of Negros Occidental was included among the awardees for the 2023 Seal of Good Local Governance.