January 2023

NPA killing spree in Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army in Negros Island appears to be on a killing spree, as another civilian tagged as a “military informant” was summarily executed on January 28, in Sitio Tugas, Brgy. Pinggot, Ilog, Negros Occidental,


Comelec eyes 50K new NegOcc voters

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A day before the voter’s registration ends on January 31, the Commission on Elections logged 47,287 new voters, including 11,640 categorized as Sangguniang Kabataan, or those aged 15 to 17 years old, in Negros Occidental. While


Province logs 93 dengue cases, 1 fatality

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health Western Visayas recorded 93 dengue cases, with one related fatality, during the first three weeks of 2023. The fatality was reported to be a 7-year-old female child. Negros Occidental remains in the


Murcia TESDA center closer to reality

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The establishment of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) training center in Murcia, Negros Occidental was approved yesterday by the House committee on Higher and Technical Education. As stipulated in House Bill No. 2333, authored


8 drug suspects nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eight more suspected drug personalities have been accounted for by the police, through their arrests, in separate buy bust operations on January 29 in Negros Occidental. An estimated 26 grams of suspected shabu with a street


USLS renews partnership with brgys, schools

The University of St. La Salle renewed its partnership for the fourth time with existing barangay and school partners for a three-year continued engagement in the areas of research, community development and student teaching and internship during the Institutional MOA


Photo of the Day

FISHERS. A kingfisher and a fisherman, separately going about their duties at the coastline of Brgy. Balaring, Silay City.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo


Be ready to complicate your life

That gospel episode where Christ had to cross to the other side by boat and then immediately was met with a large crowd eager to listen to him, (cfr. Mk 5,21-43) somehow tells us that if we have to truly

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Degamo slay suspect surrenders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A former Army soldier, reported by authorities to be a main player in the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, has surrendered on Friday to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Negros Island, disclosed

Photo of the Day

SOARING HIGH. An installation by local artist Neil Benavente greets visitors at the Bacolod City Government Center fountain area.* Dennis John Reyes/CCN photo

Cadiz lad aces painting tilt

A 24-year-old resident of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental prevailed as the grand winner in the 1st Province-wide Visual Arts Exhibition by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, held recently in Bacolod City. Earl Von Salcedo bested other budding artists from

Police chief injured, assailant killed in raid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A police chief was injured, while his assailant was killed, and two others were hurt, during an anti-illegal gambling raid conducted by police on Saturday night in Ilog, Negros Occidental. Injured were PCapt. Thurslie Castillo, Ilog

Luv: Sagay’s Golden Girl

• MARK L GARCIA She ran on ice, cobbled roads, asphalt pavements, and other types of roads imaginable for seven days on seven continents. Despite discovering her passion for running just a few years back, she managed to endure these