January 6, 2023

SP declares MassKara cultural property of Bacolod

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance declaring the MassKara Festival and MassKara Dance as cultural property of Bacolod City, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Wednesday. The ordinance authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang, said Section 14


4 more Capitol employees dismissed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The use of a government vehicle beyond office hours led to the dismissal from the government service and forfeiture of benefits of four employees assigned at the Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA). Provincial Legal Officer


Valderrama thankful for dismissed charges

The president of the Confederation of Sugarcane Producers’ Association, Inc. thanked Malacañang for dismissing the charges filed against him and his co-respondents in the motu propio investigation on the unauthorized convening of the Sugar Board and unauthorized issuance of Sugar


Top RA 9003-compliant gov’t offices lauded

The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division was named champion of the 2022 Local Search for the Best Office/Hospital Compliant with RA 9003 (Year 1), by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental. PEMO evaluated the 35 Capitol department offices and nine


Photo of the Day

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. Brgy. Cabacungan dancers of La Castellana, Negros Occidental participate in the Bailes de Luces festival highlights held last night.* GPB photo


The direct testimony from heaven

“A voice came from the heavens, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’” (Mk 1,11) As the gospel of St. Mark narrates, these words were heard by St. John the Baptist after he baptized Christ in


A New Year glitch

Happy New Year! How did your 2023 start? Mine started with being a part of Philippine aviation history, when my family’s Manila to Bacolod flight was cancelled by the now infamous “glitch” that somehow managed to shut down the country’s


Endangered Press

The annual roundup of cases of violence and abuses against the world’s journalists by Reporters Without Borders paid tribute to the “faces, personalities, talent and commitment of those who have paid with their lives for their information gathering, their search


Globe more than doubles 5G footprint

Digital solutions platform Globe has more than doubled its 5G footprint, allowing Filipinos to enjoy faster mobile and broadband speeds in key areas nationwide. In a press release, the company said it ended 2022 with 5G connectivity in 70 cities

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Oil prices up for second straight week

Motorists would have to brace for another week of higher pump prices, with the latest increment exceeding P2 per liter. Effective Tuesday, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Seaoil, and Shell will hike gasoline prices by P2.80 per liter and diesel by P2.25 per

97 add’l modernized jeepneys for Bacolod City

The United Negros Transport Cooperative (UNETCO) launched 97 Class 2 FAW Modernized Public Utility Vehicle (MPUV) units, at the Central Hall, Ayala Malls Capitol Central recently. Thirty of the 97 MPUV units have already been delivered to the city while

What’s the weather like there?

When I was in high school I was fond of reading those Sweet Dreams books. And there was this one book, Don’t Bet on Love, where Molly, our lead girl was helping her brother win a bet by coaching nerdy

Dinagsa Festival generated P1B – Cadiz mayor

Tribu Tinambi Tres, consisting of Brgys. Tinampaan, Brgy. Mabini, and Zone 3 in Cadiz City, bagged the championship in the 49th Dinagsa Festival Street Dancing competition, besting seven other tribes.* Bilis Cadiz Ugyon Cadiznon FB photo

Bacolod SP pushes breastfeeding

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance promoting breastfeeding and requiring the establishment of lactation stations in all health and non-health institutions/establishments in the City of Bacolod, was passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading recently. Authored by Councilor

Learn to look for Christ always

We have to train ourselves to look for Christ always, beginning in the little ordinary things of our daily routine. By so doing, we can find him and start to enter into the dynamic of his love for us, which