November 4, 2022

Justice demanded for slain businessman

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The elementary batch mates of slain businessman Jerry Gasendo strongly condemned his killing and called on authorities for the speedy resolution of his death on November 2 in Bacolod City. Gasendo, 53, was gunned down by


Guv welcomes state of calamity declaration

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday welcomed the declaration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. placing Western Visayas under a state of calamity for six months. It gives now the local government units the opportunity to access their


F2F classes for most Bacolod City public schools

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Only one out of 70 public elementary and secondary schools in Bacolod City continues to implement blended learning while the rest have started holding face-to-face classes. Lilia Baflor-Arro, Bacolod Schools Division information officer and education program


Bago City set for 124th Al Cinco de Noviembre

After a two-year hiatus due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration of the Al Cinco de Noviembre in Bago City returns this year with various activities set for Saturday, November 5, a press release from Bago PIO said.  Al


Rebels gun down ‘intel asset’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Armando Sumayang Command yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the death of a civilian they accused as a government “intelligence asset” on November 2 at Sitio Indangawan, Brgy. Manlucahoc, Sipalay City,


Displaced Himamaylan families get assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office is giving P3,000 each to 3,166 families displaced by the series of encounters between government forces and New People’s Army rebels in the hinterlands of Himamaylan City,


ELCAC-DILG urges Barangay Task Force activation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Interior and Local Government is encouraging other barangay chairpersons in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, to activate their respective Barangay Task Force – Ending Local Armed Communist Armed Conflict (BTF-ELCAC), as part of the


Kids playing with matches start fire

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A house in Purok Kaisahan Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City was damaged by fire yesterday that was started by two children playing with matches, while another two were also damaged during the All Saints Day break. The


Photo of the Day

MILLING SEASON. Workers loading sugarcane onto a truck at Brgy. Hawaiian, Silay City, Negros Occidental.* Billy Lopue/CCN photo

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‘Panumbalik’ brings back art competition winners

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A group art exhibit of past winners of the VMC Interschool Art Competition titled “Panumbalik” opened at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City, Saturday and will run until December 24. Featured artists are Yul Gabriel Dionson,

6 drug arrests yield 367T in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six more drug suspects have been accounted for by the police in simultaneous anti-drug operations on November 29 in Negros Occidental, yielding almost P367,000 worth of suspected shabu. Operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit arrested

Negros Occ. sees UHC implementation by 2024

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The implementation of Universal Health Care Act in Negros Occidental is being eyed by 2024, disclosed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday. Hopefully by then, the budget will be downloaded into the province and it will be

3 more environment awards for EB Magalona

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipality of EB Magalona continues its winning streak in environment competitions by winning three more major awards during the 2nd Awarding Ceremony of the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) at the Negros Residences in

Provincial Wildlife Month culminates

OIC-PENRO Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya of DENR-PENRO Negros Occidental led this year’s Negros Wildlife Foot Parade with the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc., CENROs Bago, Cadiz, Kabankalan, Mount Kanla-on Natural Park, Northern Negros Natural Park and Tañon Strait Protected Seascape with the