January 20, 2023

Cholera stricken 74-year-old dies in Silay

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang reported yesterday that Negros Occidental logged its first casualty of cholera for the year, a 74-year-old man in Brgy. Patag, Silay City. This brings to two the number of cholera


UNIFED supports sugar importation plan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The United Sugar Producers Federation (UNIFED) yesterday expressed its full support to the recommendation of the Department of Agriculture and Sugar Regulatory Administration to import 450,000 metric tons of refined sugar to help arrest retail prices.


Bacolod declares tycoon as honorary mayor

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution declaring business tycoon Kevin L. Tan as honorary mayor of the City of Bacolod was unanimously approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod, Wednesday, as part of the celebration of the 18th edition of the


P245K in livestock damaged by LPA

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Veterinarian Office yesterday placed initial livestock damage brought about by the low pressure area and shear line in Negros Occidental at P245,565.44. Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Placeda Lemana, in her report to Gov. Eugenio Jose


Ceneco’s acting GM, a former president

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Former Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) president Arnel Lapore was installed yesterday by Antonio Mariano, administrator of the National Electrification Administration (NEA), as acting general manager of the power utility firm. Mariano challenged Lapore to bring


Arevalo promoted, named Visayas Command chief

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved the promotion of Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo to the rank of lieutenant general, as he was also designated commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Visayas Command, in


Photo of the Day

CHINESE NEW YEAR. The Yuan Thong Temple along Burgos Street, Bacolod City, is now ready for BacoLaodiat and lunar new year festivities.* BacoLaodiat Inc. photo


We have the same mission as Christ

It’s intriguing to note that Christ would just appoint as his apostles practically anyone. It would look like his choice was done purely at random. He would even choose someone who would betray him. And many times, he would scold

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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

Capitol denies MR of 4 dismissed employees

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Legal Office denied the motion for reconsideration filed by four Capitol employees who were dismissed from the government service for grave misconduct. Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto Nellas Jr. said the four respondents, namely

3 drug arrests yield P140T in shabu

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the PNP Drug Enforcement Unit yesterday arrested two drug suspects during a buy bust operation at Purok Greenfield 2 in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City. Nabbed were identified by the police as Randy Tillana, 34,

Traffic enforcer goes viral, dismissed for taking bribe

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Job Order worker of the Bacolod City Government, assigned at the Bacolod City Traffic Authority, was dismissed from his job, for violation of RA 6713, known as Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for government

AFP ‘asset’ killed in Himamaylan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Mt. Cansermon Command of the New People’s Army yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the death of an alleged military and police informant on January 25 in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. In a statement,

6 NegOcc drug groups dismantled

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police reported yesterday dismantling six local drug groups in Negros Occidental. Classified as dismantled by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are Burgos, Bacus, Divinagracia, Ramos, Macundato and Virtucio Drug Groups. PCapt. Judesses