January 21, 2023

NEA administrator appeals for sobriety

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The administrator of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) appealed to consumer groups in Negros Occidental not to sow fear and intrigue among member-consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco). NEA administrator Antonio Mariano was reacting to


Displaced Sipalay residents return home

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 77 families who were displaced as a result of a recent gun battle between Army soldiers and New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Malipayon, Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, have returned to their


Rebels execute civilian ‘informant’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People’s Army claimed responsibility for the killing of an alleged “military informant” on January 19 in Brgy. Macagahay, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. In a statement, rebel spokesperson Ka JB


Capitol renews JO, CoS contracts

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The contracts of more than 1,600 Job Order workers and Contract of Service employees for 2023 were renewed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, according to Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz. Diaz, however said that


More soldiers up for deployment in Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army infantry units in Negros Island will soon have additional soldiers, following completion of training of 227 neophyte soldiers yesterday at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz. Of the 227 newly enlisted privates, 180 will join


Homeowners’ association confederation organized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Confederation of Homeowners Associations of Negros Occidental was formally launched yesterday in Talisay City, making it the first to be organized in Western Visayas, spurred by the Metro 3rd Balay Hilway Program of Third District


38 CHMSU grads pass Criminologist exam

Thirty-eight graduates of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State University Binalbagan campus were among the 11,098 who passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination, as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission on January 19. The CLE was held on December 2022 with 33,389


God’s mysterious providence

It’s interesting to note that, as the gospel of St. Matthew narrates, Christ somehow had to make some drastic changes in his plans when he learned that John the Baptist was imprisoned. (cfr. Mt 4,17-23) He left Nazareth and withdrew


Hunger experience

A new poll by the Social Weather Stations showed that an estimated three million families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the fourth quarter of 2022. Conducted on December 10 to 14, the survey found that 11.8 percent of

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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).

San Carlos, Red Cross lead blood donation drive

The local government unit of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)-San Carlos City spearheaded the voluntary blood donation drive at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Park Marina, in the city on January 24. Johannes Pranz Curativo,

Binalbagan mayor disgusted by trashy tourists

Trash left behind by irresponsible tourists at Mt. Hermit, now a popular tourist destination in former rebel-controlled Brgy. Bi-ao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.* Mayor Alejandro Mirasol FB photo

Ferrer prefers waiting for NIR passage

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Expressing his concerns that issuance of an executive order to create Negros Island Region (NIR) may also lead to dissolution, Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that he prefers to wait for its approval

Lacson supports biz leaders’ call for NIR via EO

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday aired his support to the call of Negros business leaders for the issuance of an executive order by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., creating the Negros Island Region which includes

SAVE-SIM warns vs ‘sugar market abuse’

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The secretary general of the General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) is urging the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and sugar planters to investigate any possible “sugar market abuse” in order to prevent the destabilization of the