December 3, 2022

NegOcc records 16 COVID-19 deaths for November

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Incident Management Team recorded 16 COVID-19 deaths in Negros Occidental last month, as health protocols were relaxed. Four deaths were recorded on November 29, while COVID 19 cases went up to as high as


Ombudsman dismisses Tangub brgy. captain

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Office of the Ombudsman for the Visayas meted Tangub Barangay Captain Noli Villarosa the penalty of dismissal from service after finding him guilty of simple misconduct in the administrative case filed against him and Kagawad


Bacolaodiat organizers secure Mayor’s support

A more vibrant celebration of the Lunar New Year is set to take place in January 2023 after the Bacolaodiat Festival Organizing Committee secured the support of Bacolod Mayor Albee Benitez during its meeting at the Bacolod City Government Center


San Carlos City lifts curfew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The implementation of curfew hours in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, has been lifted by Mayor Renato Gustilo, due to relaxation of COVID-19 health protocols. In his issued executive order number 439, Gustilo said “it is


6 drug arrests yield P200T in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Simultaneous antidrug operations of the police in Negros Occidental, including highly urbanized Bacolod City, led to the apprehension of six drug suspects on December 1, and the confiscation of about P200,000 worth of suspected shabu and


Security guard, farmer killed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A farmer and a security guard were reported yesterday by the police to have been killed by still unidentified suspects in Himamaylan City and Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The lifeless body of Edwin Trestiza, a 69-year-old farmer


Photo of the Day

SANTA ON THE ROAD. Clad in Santa Claus outfit, an enforcer directs traffic along the main thoroughfare of Talisay City in Negros Occidental.* Talisay City PIO photo


One step ahead

The recently released annual Digital Defense Report of tech giant Microsoft examined the evolving global threat landscape by looking at the most relevant and pressing cybersecurity issues. Cybercriminals continue to act as sophisticated profit enterprises, it observed, noting how attackers


PSO tourneys over the weekend

The Negros Occidental Provincial Government, through the Provincial Sport Office, is gearing up for more tournaments this coming weekend, including the Governor’s Cup 5X5 basketball tournament (eliminations and semi-finals), Governor Bong Lacson Inter-LGU Arnis provincial championship,and theAbanse Negrense road races.

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35,801 voters register in Negros Occidental

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A week before the end of voter’s registration on January 31, the Commission on Elections reported it has recorded a total of 35,801 voter-applicants as of last week. Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria said

February mass wedding moved to March

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The mass wedding in Bacolod City this year will not happen in the month of February as it had been traditionally held in the past, as it has been moved to March 3. Dubbed “You and

Murder suspect nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A murder suspect linked to several shooting incidents in Brgy. 2, and neighboring areas in Bacolod City, was arrested yesterday by the police, BCPO director PCol. Thomas Joseph Martir disclosed yesterday. Nabbed during coordinated police operations

5 vehicle collision kills motorcycle driver

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A multiple vehicle collision on Wednesday in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, claimed the life of a motorcycle driver and causing injuries to two others, police reported. Motorcycle driver Arlo Galleron was reported by the police to

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

SP urges improvements for Handumanan cemetery

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution urging Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to strongly consider allocating funds for the renovation, improvement, and building of additional graves for the Handumanan Public Cemetery, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday. The resolution