November 5, 2022

Cholera cases up 100 percent

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Cholera cases in Negros Occidental are now up 100 percent, after rising to 24 as of November 4, with fatalities remaining at two, according to reports from the Provincial Health Office. Talisay City logged 10 cases,


Ferrer designated acting governor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Interior and Local Government designated Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer as acting governor of Negros Occidental from November 5 to 11, disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday. In addition, Board Member Manuel Frederick


More assistance for EB Magalona typhoon victims

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Owners of houses destroyed by the trough of Tropical Storm Paeng in the coastal barangay of Tuburan, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, are expected to receive P5,000 financial each, Mayor Marvin Malacon disclosed. This is on top


Marriage and human sexuality

That gospel episode where Christ was asked about marriage and divorce (cfr. Lk 20,27-38) gives us an occasion to clarify the true nature and purpose of both human sexuality and marriage. It’s a clarification that, I believe, is most urgent


A Negrense achievement

Today the province of Negros Occidental commemorates Al Cinco de Noviembre, remembering that day way back in the year 1898 when Negrenses successfully staged a brilliant and bloodless revolt, outwitting their Spanish colonizers and successfully establishing the short-lived Negros Republic.


United Negros Basketball League tips off

First United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) Open Commercial League kicks off Sunday, November 6, at the Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gymnasium. The eight teams in this inaugural tourney are Acster Marketing, Ra-ak Transport, Puff Boss, Silvergraces, Redhouse Taiwan

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Silay City hosts table tennis north elims

Ping-pong enthusiasts in the Northern Negros Districts witnessed the thrill of the Abanse Negrense Table Tennis Tournament (North Elimination) that kicked off in Silay City on November 26-27. One hundred seven participants joined the competition from eleven LGUs in the North

Insistent faith for miracles to happen

That beautiful gospel story of a centurion who approached Christ on behalf of his dying servant, importuning Christ for a miracle to happen, that is, for his servant to survive, (cfr. Mt 8,5-11) tells us precious lessons about how our

Bago, Talisay win MTB 5-man team challenge

The Governor Bong Lacson MTB 5-MAN Team Challenge Inter-LGU Mountain Bike Team Race organized by the Provincial Sports Office on November 26, Saturday provided proof of cycling’s rapidly-growing popularity, where the cities of Bago and Talisay won the Championship Titles

Sen. Marcos pushes importation to address food shortage

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Presidential sister and Senator Imee Marcos is pushing for the importation of some basic food items to address the shortages and rising prices, as she cited the spiraling cost of red onions, that is now pegged

Of books and reading

Can you still remember the first book you’ve read? As for me, it was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll which was given to me by my mother, Imelda. I was 6 or 7 years old. But it still

Javi named BIDA ambassador

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has named Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez as one of the ambassadors of “Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan” (BIDA), the national government anti-drug campaign, during its recent grand launching at the