January 13, 2023

Negros Occ. police chiefs reshuffled

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another minor reshuffling of police chiefs in Negros Occidental took effect yesterday. Designated as police chiefs were PMaj. Eric Doronilla – Valladolid Police Stations, PCapt. R-Jay Dangarang – Isabela Police Station and PCapt. Eman Anacleto –


SMC exploring possible investment site in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN After giving up two power-related investments in San Carlos City, San Miguel Corporation is again looking into Negros Occidental as among the areas in the country to invest in P21-billion feed mill and poultry related projects,


Guv elated by House committee approval

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he was elated by the approval of the Negros Island Region (NIR) bill at the level of the Local Government committee at the House of Representatives. While described


The power of faith

Remember that episode when a paralytic was presented to Christ for curing under great effort? (cfr. Mk 2,1-12) Christ was so amazed at their faith that he not only cured the man of his illness but also forgave his sins,


Karmic due process

So the Department of Interior and Local Government has asked high ranking police officials all over the country to submit courtesy resignations because there are those that are apparently involved in the illegal drug trade. The pronouncement was apparently made


The energy tightrope

The Department of Energy warned that the country’s electricity supply may be stable for now, but electricity end-users, particularly in Luzon, may encounter supply woes throughout the year, especially during the summer months, due to thin power reserves. Energy Undersecretary


Hawaiian-themed welcome party

• ROGER D. BELTRAN Councilor Mark John Vargas of Ilog town in Negros Occidental hosted a Hawaiian-themed party to welcome his sister, Nenette and her husband, Noris Mateum, to visit their beloved mom, Remedios Vargas, for their vacation in the


SP encourages Bible Week participation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution enjoining all schools within the jurisdiction of the Bacolod City Schools Division to seriously participate in the celebration of Bible Week in Bacolod City from January 23 to 30, was unanimously approved by the

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LGU to limit Hermit mountain tourists

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The entry of tourists, or leisure visitors, to the Hermit mountain, a popular tourist destination in Brgy. Biao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, is now being regulated by the concerned local government unit. In Executive Order Number 5

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

CONFED bats for lower sugar imports

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations (Confed), has recommended the importation of a more conservative volume of sugar, which is lesser than the 450,000 metric tons being proposed by the Department of Agriculture and Sugar Regulatory

Never lose hope

Even if we feel we already are a hopeless case because we have been abusing the goodness and mercy of God countless times, we should never lose hope. God is always ready to forgive and forgive, ready to help us

IP Governance Center constructed in Kabankalan

Members of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community in Barangay Carol-an in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental now have a better venue for various activities with the construction of IP Governance Center provided by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Lacson, Degamo to meet on NIR

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A meeting between Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo is now being scheduled to discuss the proposed creation of Negros Island Region, which includes Siquijor. Lacson supports NIR creation, while