November 29, 2022

Marañon also for one Siquijor, Negros Region

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Be it called Siquijor, Negros Region, or Negros Island Region plus Siquijor, Negros Occidental 2nd District Rep. Alfredo Marañon III is bent on pursuing the one island region, rather than creating two sub-regions for Negros. “We


2 rebels killed in Moises Padilla gun battle

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two more suspected New People’s Army rebels yesterday died in renewed armed clashes with Army soldiers in Sitio Binataan, Brgy. Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, disclosed that


Rebel nabbed in Isabela faces murder charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged member of the Regional Strike Force of the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor, was captured by police and military personnel during a joint manhunt operation in Brgy. San Agustin, Isabela, Negros Occidental, on November 27. Nabbed


SP urges barangays to have sanitary inspectors

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to enjoin all barangay captains in Bacolod City to designate a barangay sanitary inspector (BSI) tasked on raising health and sanitation standards in their areas of


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


Water-related workers undergo training

The Negros Occidental Tourism Division (NOTD) and the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PRRMO), in partnership with the Philippine Life Saving (PLS), started the five-day Basic Water Safety Rescue and Lifeguarding training at the People’s Park, Brgy. 3 in


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


Holiday zone

The first regular Christmas season is fast approaching and we are just getting used to how pre-pandemic life was during this time of year. With December quickly coming up, parties, gatherings, reunions, monito-monita, something-somethings, preparations for Christmas parties and presentations



Second-generation COVID-19 vaccines are already expected to arrive in the country next month, but the Department of Health that still has no Health Secretary also has no guidelines on a vaccination program using the bivalent vaccine. Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin,

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Ferrer prefers waiting for NIR passage

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Expressing his concerns that issuance of an executive order to create Negros Island Region (NIR) may also lead to dissolution, Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that he prefers to wait for its approval

NegOcc dengue cases up 119%

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dengue cases in Negros Occidental went up by 119 percent in the first three weeks of January, compared to the same period in 2022, a report of the Provincial Health Office said. It rose to 90

Power move

Last week New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern shocked the world with a surprise announcement that she would step down as her country’s leader by February. “I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility,” the 42-year-old Ardern said

6 NegOcc drug groups dismantled

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police reported yesterday dismantling six local drug groups in Negros Occidental. Classified as dismantled by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are Burgos, Bacus, Divinagracia, Ramos, Macundato and Virtucio Drug Groups. PCapt. Judesses

Annual Asian Waterbird Census held in San Carlos

The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO)-Cadiz City held its annual Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Representatives of the

Dacongcogon sugar mill revival sought anew

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The revival of the Dacongcogon sugar mill project in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, has been sought anew, following the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. In a letter to President Marcos Jr, retired Provincial Fiscal