December 8, 2022

NIR proposal hits snag with NegOr guv

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A proposal to create Negros Island Region, which had the support of all Negros Island solons and Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, hit a snag after Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo expressed opposition to it.


Albee airs full support for NIR

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez, the mayor of highly urbanized Bacolod City, expressed his full support to the creation of Negros Island Region, which will also include Siquijor Island. Benitez, in a position paper he submitted Rep.


Bacolod SP passes P3.25B 2023 budget

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved the P3.25 billion Annual Budget for 2023 on the third and final reading, during its regular session yesterday. The fund sources of next year’s general fund budget are the local sources


Philhealth expands outpatient package

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) has expanded its out-patient package services to cover all Filipinos including their qualified dependents. Janimhe Jalbuena, Philhealth Public Affairs Unit head, said that the Philhealth KonSulTa program only covered one


Awards ‘inspire us to do better’ – Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz recently said that the numerous awards received by the provincial government of Negros Occidental from the Department of Interior and Local Government “will inspire us to do better.” During the 2022


San Carlos, Red Cross ink Blood Samaritan agreement

The local government of San Carlos City, through Mayor Renato Gustilo and the Philippine Red Cross Negros Occidental-Bacolod City Chapter, through Chapter Administrator Rita Benita Mirasol, R.M., signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the Blood Samaritan Program. Present during


Child Development Center turned over

The Habitat for Humanity Philippines turned over the Child Development Center to the San Carlos City government on December 2, at the Metrobank Village (SCMCI Project Site), Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The signing of certificate of acceptance


Photo of the Day

FISHERS. Along the coast of Hinigaran town in Negros Occidental, two fishermen gather their nets as they go about their livelihood.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo


Simple yet meaningful

The Department of Education is allowing Christmas parties in public schools and field offices, with the stern reminder that there should no mandatory contributions to the celebrations. Citing the difficult economic situation, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte issued

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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

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

The Beatitudes as path to holiness

It’s amazing that Christ would consider as blessed those conditions when we appear to be the receiving end of all the injustices and unfairness we can encounter in our life. That’s what the Beatitudes express. (cfr. Mt 5,1-12) That’s because

Let’s follow the example of St. Paul

January 25 is the Feast of that dramatic conversion of St. Paul. It’s a feast that reminds us that Christ can choose anybody to work with him as an apostle, because in fact, everybody is meant to be one, if

Coast Guard gets 4 rubber boats

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Coast Guard Station (CGS) Northern Negros Occidental yesterday received four rubber boats and an Outboard Motor (OBM) from Ramel Uy, Chief Executive Officer of the Clinica de Alternativo Medicina and Radyo Bandera. The additional floating

Advocacy group readies position paper against sugar importation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The convenors of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement in Bacolod City will be submitting a position paper to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), expressing their vehement opposition to the government’s plan to import 450,000 metric