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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Mobile game to encourage sustainable practices

In line with its commitments to climate action, Globe Telecom launched Climate Champions, a new mobile game that aims to encourage the company’s millions of customers to make sustainable choices in their consumption of goods and services. As a leader

P8M for BacCHP from Paduano

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano announced that he will add P8 million to the funds for the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP), introduced by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, for use this year. The

Negrense boxers receive cash incentives

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently gave cash incentives to four Negrense boxers who bagged gold and bronze medals at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games on May 12-23, 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam. They were Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista,

Planters group members urged to allow cane trucks passage

The VICMICO Planters Association enjoined its planter-members in a press release, to allow cane trucks and emergency vehicles to pass through their farms, as Victorias Milling Company (VMC) continues to close the main and most accessible road leading to competitor

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