November 17, 2022

P47K minimum bonus for BCGC employees

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN It appears to be a joyous holiday season for Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) employees, after all, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Newly declared as COVID-free Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez announced yesterday that BCGC employees are


Soldier killed, 4 others injured in restobar shootout

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An Army soldier was killed, while his buddy and three others were injured, inside a restobar at Lacson Extension in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, following an armed confrontation triggered by heated arguments, early morning yesterday.


ASF task force to start imposing penalties

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A month after its massive information drive against banning the entry of live pigs and pork-related products to Negros Occidental, due to the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF) to the P6 billion hog industry, Provincial


Drug arrests yield P357T in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police recovered about P357,000 worth of suspected shabu from two arrested drug suspects on November 15 and 16, respectively, in Negros Occidental. Lyna Mabunay, alias Love, was arrested yesterday by the police City Drug Enforcement Unit


Bacolod SP lauds former member

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday approved a resolution congratulating Alex Paglumotan for having been elected president of the Palawan Economic Development Council – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area (PEDC-BIMP-EAGA) for 2023. Bacolod


Photo of the Day

OUTSTANDING. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on Wednesday honored the Outstanding Taxpayers of Negros Occidental, composed of Negros Island Power Inc., Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company, Manapla Sun Power Devt Corp., Asian Alcohol Corp., Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Ricardo Silverio, et al, Apolinario Rijon, Rachel Tan, Ervin Maravilla Jr. and Abelardo D. Bantug, at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, in a ceremony attended by Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.* Capitol PIO photo


Just trace the God-given roadmap to heaven

Once again, since we are approaching the end of the liturgical year, we are reminded of the end of time and the duty to prepare ourselves for it, having the proper focus and following the God-given roadmap to our final


Eight billion humans

Baby Vinice Mabansag, born at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Tondo, Manila on November 15, was chosen to symbolically mark the world’s eight billionth person. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the eight-billion milestone is an occasion to


Cultural property

The chicken inasal, voted 5th best chicken dish in the world based on TasteAtlas’ Top 50 cuisines for October, is now getting closer to the possibility of being officially declared a cultural property of Bacolod by the National Commission for

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SMB Bacolod inks pacts with 2 unions

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas commended the new collective bargaining agreements between San Miguel Brewery in Bacolod and its two employee’s union groups during the signing ceremonies held in Talisay City yesterday.  DOLE regional director Sixto

NPA claims responsibility for ambush

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division strongly condemned the merciless killing of two of its personnel, following the admission of the New People’s Army Armando Sumayang Command that they were behind the deaths on November 24 in

Consumer group intends to attend Ceneco inquiry

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Power Watch Negros, a consumer rights group in the franchise area of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), submitted a position paper manifesting its intention to attend the face-to-face Congressional inquiry of the Committee on Energy. Wennie

Proposed P5.1B budget justified – Debulgado

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed P5.1 billion budget of the provincial government of Negros Occidental for 2023 is justified, after week long deliberations by the Committee on Finance and Appropriations ended on November 24, yesterday disclosed its chairman, Board

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

P4B set aside for regions’ specialty hospitals

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri announced that an additional P2 billion has been added to the budget for the establishment of regional branches of specialty hospitals for heart, lung and kidney, in line with the implementation