January 5, 2023

317 NegOcc brgys landslide, flood-prone – MGB

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has identified 317 barangays in Negros Occidental as prone to flooding and landslides. There are 662 barangays in Negros Occidental, including 61


Albee promotes Bacolod City in China

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez described his visit to China as an opportunity to make Bacolod City, known to them, noting that oftentimes, Chinese only know Manila and Boracay in the country. “Only few here knew


Capitol braces for P700M reduction in tax allocation

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is stepping up its campaign to raise more local revenues, following the reduction of more than P700 million in its National Tax Allotment from the national government. Lacson reported yesterday


Drug arrests yield P122K in shabu

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police confiscated about P122,000 worth of illegal drugs on January 3 and 4 in Negros Occidental, leading to the apprehension of four drug suspects. PCol. Joseph Thomas Martir, Bacolod City Police Office chief, reported yesterday


Bacolod SP amends ordinance on honor student incentives

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday approved on third and final reading an ordinance amending City Ordinance No. 08-15-723, series of 2015 known as “The Honor Students Incentives Ordinance of Bacolod City.” The ordinance said C.O. 08-15-723


The calling of Nathanael

I always get amused everytime I read about the calling of Nathanael, one of the apostles who later became known as Bartholomew. (cfr. Jn 1,43-51) His friend, Philip, already an apostle, excitedly told him, “We have found the one about


Reviewing air passenger rights

The disastrous shutdown of the country’s air space and airports on New Year’s Day due to a power supply glitch, just as tens of thousands of Filipinos were traveling due to the holidays, that resulted in flight cancellations and all


Positive intentionality

And just like that, it’s 2023 already! That is how time flies. Very fast. Whenever I am reminded of how fleeting life is and how moments and opportunities can pass us by in the blink of an eye, the more


Bacolaodiat schedule revealed

Bacolaodiat Incorporated, the organizing group of the Bacolaodiat Festival, released the schedule of activities for the 18th edition of the festival and are ramping up preparations for the grand celebration of the Chinese New Year scheduled on January 20-22 in

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We ask for blessing for ourselves, our homes, our vehicles, our religious articles and practically for everything. We ask it from our priests and parents. We train our children to kiss the hand of their elders in a gesture of

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

Labor groups oppose sugar importation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Organized labor groups in Negros Island vehemently oppose the plan of the government to import about 450,000 metric tons of refined sugar, Save the Sugar Industry Movement (SAVE-SIM) lead convenor Wennie Sancho said yesterday. “The unregulated

NPA owns another summary execution

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Leonardo Panaligan Command yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the killing of a civilian it alleged is a member the defunct Revolutionary Proletarian Army- Alex Boncayao Brigade in Negros Occidental, making

Lady Ronins bag silver medal in Cebu tiff

It was a last-minute goal, scored against Lady Ronins fullback and what would’ve been keeper Cher Danielle Vaflor’s clean sheet, that sealed Cebu Urduja’s championship crown during the finals game of 11th Sinulog Football Cup, women’s open Category on January

New LTO Bacolod site operational Feb. 6

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The new office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Sitio Manayawsayaw, Brgy. Mansilingan is expected to be fully operational on February 6. LTO Bacolod chief Renato Novero yesterday said that they are now accommodating registration