November 11, 2022

Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge inches towards reality

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The much anticipated Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge is finally moving towards realization. Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Kiram Sadain yesterday revealed that the procurement for the detailed design of the 32-kilometer Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge will start by December


Hot air powers Bacolod-Iloilo friendly competition

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez appears non-confrontational in his response to the remarks of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas in response to his recent statements. Benitez said he and Treñas have been long-time friends and


Gasataya, 9 others COVID-19 positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Rep. Greg Gasataya and nine others who were among the party of Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez during a recent trip in Japan, also tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Negros Occidental. Gasataya,


Guv signs MOA for Australia scholarships

ICAE chief executive officer Sean Mahoney, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Consul General Januario Rivas (seated) present the signed MOA, as Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz looks on.*Capitol PIO photo


AFP Visayas to get new commander

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The search is now on for the incoming commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Visayas Command (VISCOM). This is due to VISCOM commander Lt. Gen. Robert Dauz retirement from the military service on November


City Council turns attention to fuel pumps

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the City Treasurer’s Office through the Office of the Mayor to strengthen implementation regarding the inspection, testing, calibration and sealing of all fuel pumps in all gas stations in Bacolod


Bacolod lawyer commended for Palanca Award

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution congratulating and commending lawyer Raymundo Torres Pandan for winning the grand prize in the Novel Category of the 2022 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for his novel, Bittersweetland, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod


Let’s train ourselves to have a proper focus

We are reminded of this very important duty to train ourselves to have a proper focus in life in that gospel episode where Christ warned about people who were just immersed in their earthly affairs without giving any thought about


Senior moments

How time flies. The realization that my boy is graduating from Senior High School at the end of this schoolyear suddenly makes me feel old and terrified with the thought of having to deal with the urge to getting myself


Growth in agriculture

The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the country’s farm production made a rebound in the third quarter of the year, after contracting in the previous two quarters. According to the report, the country’s agricultural output grew by 1.8 percent compared

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San Carlos anti-drug abuse program launched

The local government of San Carlos through the San Carlos City Anti-Drug Abuse Council and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) kicked off “Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA)” program at Brgy. Guadalupe covered court in the city

Truck driver, helper electrocuted

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A truck driver and his helper were yesterday reported by the police to have died of electrocution at Purok Kalong Kalong diversion road in Brgy. Cabahug, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. The two victims, identified by the

P1.5M damage in Punta Taytay fire

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A house in Purok Kaingin, Barangay Punta-Taytay, Bacolod City was razed by fire at about 3:23 a.m. yesterday, leaving about P1.5 million worth of properties destroyed. Rodolfo Ramos, 60, whose house was destroyed by the fire,

Tokyo Olympian holds swimming clinic

The Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club Swimming Team, together with Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI), recently hosted 2022 Tokyo Olympian Remedy Alexis Rule on November 27. Rule came to Bacolod City to conduct a one-day swimming clinic dubbed “Rule the

Like superheroes with great feats

Persons with disabilities are seldom covered by the media and when they are featured, they are often negatively stereotyped. That is why the United Nations continues to emphasize how stories that media reports “can deeply influence public opinion and establish

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