November 9, 2022

Cholera cases still rising

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Confirmed cholera cases in Negros Occidental have risen to 28, with Talisay City recording the most number of cases at 13, as of November 7, a report of the Provincial Health Office said. Silay City logged


Provincial ASF task force gets reinforcements

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city government of Bacolod has reinforced the manpower of the Provincial Anti-African Swine Flu Task Force, currently guarding the BREDCO and Banago Ports, as they further tightened security against the entry of port and its


Bacolod dengue deaths now 13

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Based on reports of the Bacolod City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (BCESU) as of October 29, the number of dengue-related deaths in Bacolod City has risen to 13. Reports released by Dr. Grace Tan, City Health


Kagawad’s arrest yields P1.3M shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police yesterday seized about 1.3 million worth of suspected shabu from two drug suspects, including a barangay kagawad, arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City. Nabbed during the buy bust operation conducted


Militiaman’s arrest yields assorted guns

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An exhausted member of the New People’s Army militiaman, who has been fleeing from Army soldiers, was apprehended in joint military and police operations on November 6 in Sitio Mabato, Brgy. Talaon, La Libertad in Negros


EB Magalona WCPD best in province

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of the EB Magalona Municipal Police Station was awarded “Best WCPD- Municipal Police Station Level” in Negros Occidental for having the highest number of cases filed against violators from


UNO-R freshman tops statistics quiz prov’l elims

Yanah Grace Trangco, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering freshman from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, topped the 26th Philippine Statistics Quiz provincial elimination held at the UNO-R President’s Hall on November 4. The Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) returned


The Church is sacred in spite of…

We are reminded of this character of the Church on the Feast of the Dedication of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome on November 9. This basilica is honored as the episcopal seat of the Pope as Bishop


The highway to climate hell

As close to 100 heads of state and government meet in Egypt for the COP27 summit, facing calls to deepen emission cuts and financially back developing countries already devastated by the effects of rising temperatures, United Nations Secretary General Antonio

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USLS holds ceremonial Christmas lighting

The University of St. La Salle switched on its Christmas tree and lights during the symbolic Institutional Christmas Lighting Ceremony held at the Handumanan Park on November 28.*

40 OFW couples wed in Murcia

Mayor Gerry Rojas recently officiated the exchange of wedding vows between 40 OFW couples in the first “OFW Kasalan ng Bayan 2022” at the Murcia covered court.*

DENR-CENRO apprehends forest products in Cadiz

DENR and partner law enforcement agencies recently apprehended forest products at Sitio Dinaldangan, Barangay Celestino Villacin, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. The joint follow-up operation, demolition and hauling activity were in line with the recently conducted investigation and initial hauling activity

Deaf Victorias lass wins bowling bronze in Kuala Lumpur

Victoriahanon national athlete Jackie Lou Suarez clinched the bronze medal in the Bowling Women’s Doubles Event in the 1st SEA Deaf Games held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 23. Suarez teamed up with Maria Lovella Catalan. They finished the match

UNBL eliminations ends with triple tie for first place

RA-AK Transport snapped the unbeaten streak of Supreme ABF/SilverGraces in extra time 82-74 at the penultimate day of the elimination round of the 1st United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) Open Tournament on Sunday at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gymnasium in Bacolod

Architect-artist Dureza launches book

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Architect Jose “Joe” Dureza launched his book “Places and Faces in Time: An Architect’s Journey as Visual Artist”, at the Bacolod City Government Center recently. He wrote the book containing some of the places and different