December 2, 2022

Army says NDF ‘consultant’ is top rebel leader

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The slain Erickson Acosta, being alleged as consultant of the National Democratic Front by rebel spokesman Ka Bayani Obrero, is another top official of the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor (KR NCBS), Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry


NegOcc cholera cases rise to 63

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office reported yesterday that cholera cases in Negros Occidental have further risen to 63, as of December 1. Talisay City remains on top of six affected local government units with 22 cases, followed


Increasing HIV cases alarming – PHO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office recorded 172 HIV cases in Negros Occidental and 101 for highly-urbanized Bacolod City, from January to September this year, figures that were described by its head, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, as alarming. Tumimbang


Reward for Cui killers raised to P2M

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reward for the arrest of suspects behind the assassination of former Provincial Consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui has been increased by the provincial government of Negros Occidental from P1.5 million to P 2 million. The


San Carlos City opens Animal Center

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (5th from left) and Board Member Romel Debulgado (3rd from right) with the crowd at the inauguration of the Animal Health Center in San Carlos City.* Capitol PIO photo


USLS top 5 school in Nurse Licensure Exam

The University of St. La Salle – College of Nursing ranked fifth among the top performing schools in the country, with 167 board passers in the November 2022 Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. The


SP looks to educate senior citizens vs fraud

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution supporting the passage of Senate Bill 671 or “An act educating the public, senior citizens, their families and their caregivers on identifying and preventing fraudulent activities targeting senior citizens,” was approved by the Bacolod


World AIDS Day reso passed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution declaring the observance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 and enjoining all departments and agencies for support and participation, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod during its regular session yesterday. Authored by


Let’s have the faith of the blind men

“As Jesus passed from thence, there followed him two blind men crying out and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David.” (Mt 9,27) This part of the gospel reminds us that we have to have a strong faith


Gift ideas

It’s the season of giving once more and now that it’s actually December, it must be panic buying time for those of us who feel obligated to give presents every Christmas. The rising cost of living and runaway inflation we

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Ranks donned to newly promoted generals

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines donned ranks to the newly promoted generals, including Lt. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, on January 23, in a ceremony presided by AFP chief of staff Gen. Andres Centino, at Camp Emilio

New Army chief for NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade in Negros Occidental will have a new commander starting January 31 in the person of Col. Orlando Edralin, the outgoing deputy commander of the Army’s 301st Infantry Brigade stationed in Panay

Lacson supports biz leaders’ call for NIR via EO

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday aired his support to the call of Negros business leaders for the issuance of an executive order by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., creating the Negros Island Region which includes

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

PowerHouse presents ‘Evolve’

• ROGER D. BELTRAN As the PowerHouse School of Talents come to the conclusion of its second season, an evolution in its concept was also established as it will highlight women empowerment. Women of different sizes, skin tones and ages

Telco blocks 2.72-B spam, scam SMS in 2022

Digital solutions platform Globe blocked a record high 2.72 billion scam and spam messages in 2022, more than double the 2021 total of 1.15 billion, reflecting the impact of its stepped up campaign against malicious SMS. As a result of