November 12, 2022

Lavish or austere?

In our liturgical celebrations, we can either be lavish or austere depending on the circumstances. What is important is what is in our heart—whether there is real love or not, whether there is a sincere effort to worship and please


Justice under review

Filipino lawyer group, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, has filed a complaint in Geneva Switzerland, asking the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to hold the government accountable for the continuing attacks against lawyers, prosecutors and judges in the


Globe still country’s largest publicly-listed telco

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Globe reported to have retained its dominance as the largest telecommunications firm in the Philippines with a market capitalization of P321.25 billion as of October 11, reflecting investors’ confidence amid volatile financial markets. Despite global headwinds


PSA holds Philippine Identification System roadshow

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) held its first Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Roadshow Campaign for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) on November 9 at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. In attendance were the delegates from the PhilSys Registry


Youth ECO workshop pushes through

The DENR – PENRO Negros Occidental spearheaded the Youth ECO 143 Workshop Year II that was supposed to be conducted at Patag, Silay City, Negros Occidental, but postponed due by Typhoons Paeng and Queenie was held at the PENRO Negros


5×5 basketball tourney tips off in Talisay

The 2022 Governor’s Cup 5X5 Basketball Tournament (A Tribute to Dodong Bascon’s Contribution to Negros Basketball) will open tomorrow, 1 pm at the Talisay City Gymnasium.  The tournament organized by the Negros Occidental Provincial Government and the Provincial Sports Office (PSO) brings


Capitol to honor outstanding taxpayers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Ten outstanding taxpayers of Negros Occidental will honored by the provincial government on November 16 in rites dubbed “Pasidungog sa mga Bag-o nga Baganihan sang Probinsya” at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City. The


In-city housing bill approved on 2nd reading

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill No. 05, known as the In-City Housing Bill, authored by Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez (3rd district, Negros Occidental), on Wednesday, November 9. Benitez said the


P524T in shabu, weapons, explosives seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen seized about P524,000 in shabu, as well as guns and explosives in separate buy bust operations on November 10 and 11, respectively, from five arrested suspects in highly urbanized Bacolod City and in Negros Occidental.


SP reso urges weighing scale inspections

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the City Treasurer’s Office, through Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, to conduct inspection, calibration and sealing of weighing scales and measuring instruments used in trade and commerce in all public markets

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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,

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

It always pays to be simple, humble, child-like

Those intriguing words of Christ, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike,” (Lk 10,21) should clearly reassure

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

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,