December 7, 2022

Bacolod City to loan P5 billion

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City government has submitted its application for a P5 billion loan with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF)-Region 6 for approval, Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo


Labor group opposes Maharlika Wealth Fund

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO In the midst of economic woes that that are bleeding the Filipino people dry, the proposal for the Maharlika Wealth Fund is untimely, if not alarming, General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) secretary general Wennie Sancho


Negros SP approves P5.1B 2023 budget

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed P5.1 billion budget of the provincial government of Negros Occidental for 2023 was unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its regular session yesterday. Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, who presided over the SP session,


Bago City excels at Excell Awards 2022

Adding to its list of awards and distinctions, the City Government of Bago has emerged as the champion in two categories of this year’s Search for Excellence in Local Governance (Excell Awards) of the Department of the Interior and Local


PDPMD revamp likely

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With all the issues hounding the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division (PDMPD), from a t410op official to low ranking employees, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday raised the possibility of a revamp among its personnel. PDMPD


MassKara festival win at Aliw Awards hailed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez yesterday hailed the recognition received by the MassKara Festival that was adjudged as Best Festival Catalyst/Organizer and Best Festival Practices and Performances for year 2022, in the Aliw Awards 2022 held


Capitol taps NBI to probe pranksters

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The help of the National Bureau of Investigation Cybercrime Division will be tapped by the provincial government of Negros Occidental to track down the suspects who used the name of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in illegal


Photo of the Day

EXCELL AWARDS 2022. Capitol executives led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz display the awards received by the provincial government of Negros Occidental at the 2022 Excellence in Local Governance Awards of the DILG held in Iloilo City.* Capitol PIO photo


‘Slow food’ visits Molocaboc

A group advocating “slow food” in Western Visayas recently visited the island community of Molocaboc in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, to open discussions on the advocacy and to explore the culinary offerings of the city. “Slow Food Community”, an organization


On the matter of rest

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.

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Telco blacklists more than 50K SIMs linked to fraud

Digital solutions platform Globe deactivated and blacklisted more than 50,000 SIMs last year as it continued to intensify consumer protection initiatives amid the rising cases of online fraud. According to press release, Globe deactivated 20,225 SIMs and blacklisted 35,333 SIMs

3 drug arrests yield P140T in shabu

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the PNP Drug Enforcement Unit yesterday arrested two drug suspects during a buy bust operation at Purok Greenfield 2 in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City. Nabbed were identified by the police as Randy Tillana, 34,

NOLITC looking for EB Magalona scholars

The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC), is offering scholarship to Saraviahanons, for its courses for School Year 2023. NOLITC vocational school administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido, in her letter to EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, said they

NOCPPO reshuffling begins

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reshuffling of senior police officers occupying key positions at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office has started. PLt. Col. John Joel Batusbatusan is the new police chief of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. As disclosed yesterday

Photo of the Day

Sipalay City’s Tribu Burangoy Kite Festival, which showcases the city’s rich flagship tourism sports tournament, is one of the contingents in the Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan 2023 in Iloilo City as part of the recent Dinagyang Festival.* Sipalay LGU photo

Negros-assigned Army officers promoted

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More Philippine Army officials who were previously assigned in Negros Island, have been promoted. They were accorded with military honors by the Saluting Battery of the Army Artillery Regiment on January 20 at the Philippine Army