October 4, 2022

Benitez not expecting resistance to NIR creation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez, who authored House Bill 1446 that seeks to create Region VI-B, yesterday said that there is no “real expectation of resistance” from other provincial heads in Iloilo and


Degamo proclaimed NegOr governor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN “Finally, justice is served.” This was stressed by reelectionist Gov. Roel Ragay Degamo after he was proclaimed the winning candidate and duly elected governor of Negros Oriental by the Special Provincial Board of Canvasser (SPBOC). The


Rising rabies fatalities alarms PHO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office (PHO) yesterday expressed alarm over the increasing number of rabies fatalities in Negros Occidental. PHO Nurse 2 Rafael Marmolejo, the rabies coordinator, reported yesterday that PHO recorded nine deaths due to suspected


15 Manokan Country stalls shuttered

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The City Legal Office Enforcement Unit closed 15 stalls out of 22 establishments at the Manokan Country in Bacolod City noontime yesterday for failure to settle their accounts with the Bacolod City Government. Some of the


NEA watching Ceneco closely

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The financial standing of Central Negros Electric Cooperative is classified by the National Electrification Administration under “yellow” category, NEA Administrator Emmanuel Juaneza said. This means that they are watching Ceneco closely, he said, adding that they


Victorias City mayor Benitez reports accomplishments

Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez (10th from left), who delivered his first 3-month report as local chief executive of Victorias City, is flanked by his father, Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Benitez, and uncle, Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez, Vice Mayor Abelardo Bantug, members of the City Council, and Board Member Juvy Pepello at the Victorias City Coliseum.* GPB photo


Bloodletting drive at Pahanocoy

To celebrate Voluntary Blood Donors Day, the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara recently assisted in a bloodletting program in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, headed by Brgy. Captain Yolanda “Bebing” Noble. Partnering the program were the Bacolod Police Office, the blood bank


Everything should be a form of prayer

We should do our best to overcome the usual tendency of ours to fall into some form of dichotomy, dividing our life mainly into 2 parts—one for prayer, our relation with God, and another for work, our involvement in the


Impound lots

How do you know you are approaching a police station or outpost in the Philippines? You know you are near a police outpost when you start seeing impounded vehicles, police vehicles and other equipment occupying the public property such as

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Fibr black box for BCGC requested

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to install a network access point or Fibr Black Box in the premises of the Bacolod City Government Center to ensure the reliability

Library and Information Services Month held

The San Carlos City Library joined the nation in opening the 32nd Library and Information Services Month celebration, with the theme “Mga Aklatan Bilang Kanlungan ng Karunungan: Tagapangalaga ng Kultura at Pamanang Lokal,” through a motorcade along the major thoroughfares

NPA claims responsibility for ambush

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division strongly condemned the merciless killing of two of its personnel, following the admission of the New People’s Army Armando Sumayang Command that they were behind the deaths on November 24 in

Public market weighing scales calibration ongoing

The Revenue Inspection and Miscellaneous Services Section (RIMSS) of City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) – License Division, assisted by the City Legal Office (CLO) enforcement team, are conducting an ongoing calibration of weighing scales in public markets of Bacolod City. Seven

Road crash injures 11 cops

Rescuers extend medical attention to an injured police trooper in Brgy. Caningay, Candoni, Negros Occidental.* CCTO photo

3rd district logs 43 cholera cases, 2 deaths

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Confirmed cholera cases in Negros Occidental has risen to 47, with 43 cases and two deaths in four of five local government units in the 3rd district of the province, according to a report of the