November 18, 2022

Capitol employee bonuses, at least P50K

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, except for job order and Contract of Service workers, may receive an additional bonus of not less than P50,000 this Christmas season, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz announced


New gov’t. center, hospital, housing eyed for Victorias

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A new government center, city hospital and housing projects for informal settlers are among the major infrastructure projects being eyed for implementation under the administration of Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. “We


Restobar shooting survivor faces raps

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Homicide charges were filed yesterday by the police against Ulysis Carampatana, one of the injured survivors in the armed confrontation at a restobar in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, on November 16, in connection with the


Negros Occ. vies for DILG EXCELL awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental is vying for the EXCELL Awards of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas for year 2022. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz revealed yesterday that Negros Occidental is among the top


SP urges implementation of zero open defecation

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution requesting Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to implement City Ordinance No. 995, series of 2022, or an Ordinance establishing the zero open defecation verification and certification team as supplement to C.O. No 881. The resolution


Fires damage Punta Taytay, Taculing homes

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Fire damaged a house in Purok Kaingin 1, Brgy. Punta Taytay, Bacolod City yesterday, at about 12:38 p.m. The Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod estimated the damage caused by the fire that started from the bedroom of


Displaced E.B. Magalona workers receive TUPAD wages

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another batch of beneficiaries from E. B. Magalona yesterday received their wages under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD). A total of 611 residents received P4,500


Photo of the Day

THE SETTING SUN. A peaceful sunset at the Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental.* Dennis John Reyes/CCN photo


The pressing and the precious

In life, we have to learn how to give due attention and care to both the pressing things and the precious ones. In the end, we have to learn how to give due attention and care to all the different



One big local issue these days is the Bacolod transport crisis where the city’s traditional jeepneys are up against national government agencies the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board and the Land Transportation Office as they try to hold off the

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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

Riding in tandem killers strike in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Riding in tandem suspects yesterday gunned down a 31-year-old seashell diver at Purok Kingfisher, Brgy. 16, Bacolod City. The victim, identified by the police as Mark Christian John Luceño, 31, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds and

As we begin another liturgical year

The season of Advent, which this year starts on November 27, marks another beginning of the liturgical year or the Church year. The immediate thought that comes to mind in this transition of the old and new liturgical years is

‘Balay Silangan’ opens doors for drug rehab

Balay Silangan Reformation Center launched operations Tuesday, sited adjacent to the Bacolod City Police Office compound, Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City. During its opening ceremony, the first batch of beneficiaries that would undergo a month-long reformation program in the center were

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

Doers of God’s will

“Not everyone that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 7,21) It’s very