November 16, 2022

PUV modernization protest planned

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Commuters, labor advocates, small operators and drivers are flexing their muscles for a massive protest against the implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program in Bacolod City. General Alliance of Workers Association secretary general Wennie

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60-day suspension for 2 OPA engineers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two engineers assigned at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Negros Occidental were again placed under a 60-day preventive suspension for allegedly receiving “underspecified” grain dryers, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto Nellas Jr. disclosed yesterday.

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Policemen warned on holiday solicitations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental police personnel were reminded anew to refrain from soliciting and accepting gifts during the holiday season. This is to maintain the integrity of the Philippine National Police, disclosed yesterday by PLt. Judesses Catalogo, the

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P100,000 cash for 6 Negrense centenarians

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six centenarians in different local government units received P100,000 in cash each, along with certificates from the provincial government of Negros Occidental. The recipients were Herminigilda Barredo Donasco of EB Magalona, Severo Espanola and Romana Jabagat

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Free legal consultations for San Carlos PDLs

At least 14 lawyers and members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Negros Occidental Chapter provided free legal consultation to 30 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the San Carlos City District Jail on November 13. The event

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Emergency shelter kits turned over in Sipalay

A total of 488 beneficiaries of the three most affected barangays of the Sipalay City – Barangays Gil Montilla, Mambaroto, and Cabadiangan – received the Emergency Shelter Kits Assistance from the Philippine Red Cross-Negros Occidental on November 11. The Chairman

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Photo of the Day

CHRISTMAS SEASON. Victorias City residents attended the Christmas decors switch on ceremony at the city public Plaza last night, led by Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez, his girlfriend, actress Sue Ramirez, and Vice Mayor Abelardo Bantug III.* Steven Laborte photo

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Approaching heaven by doing good on earth

That parable Christ told his disciples about a certain nobleman who was in a journey to obtain a kingship somewhere and leaving his servants with certain amounts for them to do business with (cfr. Lk 19,11-28), gives us the precious

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Facing cholera

As the province of Negros Occidental deals with rising cases of cholera, education officials in Western Visayas have directed the 21 schools divisions in the region to check the water sources in their respective schools and advised teachers and learners

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Elmer Borlongan Paris exhibit

Known for his figurative expressionism, the soaring career of Philippine contemporary painter Elmer Borlongan started when he won the second prize twice in MetroBank’s National Painting Competition in 1988 and 1992.  Moving to rural Zambales after he got married was

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Ambush kills 2 intel operatives

The 47th Infantry Battalion sustained its first two casualties after an ambush by suspected rebels in Sitio Cambogiot, Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.* PNP photo

Woman beheaded over carabao money

Policemen retrieve the body of the headless woman in a sugarcane field in Brgy. Maquiling, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.* PNP photo

Fire razes Banago homes

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Nine houses and one structure were destroyed while four other houses were damaged by a fire in Purok Mahimulaton, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, Thursday evening. The Bureau of Fire Protection estimated the damage caused by the

DBM role vital in NIR proposals

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Budget and Management appears to have a crucial role in the creation of Negros Island Region, especially in relation to budget issues. Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (6th district, Negros Occ), co-chair of the Technical

Congressional inquiry on Ceneco reset

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The congressional inquiry on complaints against the Central Negros Electric Cooperative at the House of Representatives has been reset from November 29 to December 5, disclosed Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya. Gasataya said he was informed of

Senators assure NIR passage

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Juan Victor Ejercito yesterday assured Negrenses that the proposed Negros Island Region has a good chance to be approved in the Senate. Ejercito, chair of the Senate Local Government