January 24, 2023

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

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35,801 voters register in Negros Occidental

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A week before the end of voter’s registration on January 31, the Commission on Elections reported it has recorded a total of 35,801 voter-applicants as of last week. Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria said

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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

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NOCPPO reshuffling begins

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reshuffling of senior police officers occupying key positions at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office has started. PLt. Col. John Joel Batusbatusan is the new police chief of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. As disclosed yesterday

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Negros-assigned Army officers promoted

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More Philippine Army officials who were previously assigned in Negros Island, have been promoted. They were accorded with military honors by the Saluting Battery of the Army Artillery Regiment on January 20 at the Philippine Army

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Bacolod SP looks to strengthen anti-TB efforts

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance strengthening the implementation of the tuberculosis elimination efforts in the City of Bacolod to attain a TB free city, was recently passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading. The ordinance authored by

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Murder suspect nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A murder suspect linked to several shooting incidents in Brgy. 2, and neighboring areas in Bacolod City, was arrested yesterday by the police, BCPO director PCol. Thomas Joseph Martir disclosed yesterday. Nabbed during coordinated police operations

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Taking care of our interiority

One of the essential characteristics of a person is his life of interiority. That is where the world of a person is hidden from the gaze of ‘strangers.’ It’s his world of intimacy, his sanctuary, which he only knows and

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Power move

Last week New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern shocked the world with a surprise announcement that she would step down as her country’s leader by February. “I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility,” the 42-year-old Ardern said

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Fishermen of Brgy. Balaring, Silay City, go about their day to earn a livelihood using different methods.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo

Minor, 2 others brutally murdered

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN It turned out to be a bloody Friday yesterday, following the discovery of the body of an alleged “salvage” victim and two others, including a minor, in Negros Occidental. The lifeless body of Henry Paul Bombate,

35,801 voters register in Negros Occidental

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A week before the end of voter’s registration on January 31, the Commission on Elections reported it has recorded a total of 35,801 voter-applicants as of last week. Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria said

SP urges city to gather tourism data

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution urging the City Tourism Office through the Office of the City Mayor to establish a system of gathering data on visitor arrivals and reporting the same regularly to the Sangguniang Panlungsod, was approved by

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

Mandarin and tikoy

Ni hao! I received a quick invite to witness a Chinese cultural presentation organized by Grade 7 students of Bacolod City National High School, Monday. I thought it was just one of the many Chinese New Year-related activities held to