January 25, 2023

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

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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

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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

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Ranks donned to newly promoted generals

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines donned ranks to the newly promoted generals, including Lt. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, on January 23, in a ceremony presided by AFP chief of staff Gen. Andres Centino, at Camp Emilio

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DSWD pre-validation of 4Ps beneficiaries conducted

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6 conducted their 12th set pre-validation for potential beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) on January 23 at Barangays Palampas and Punao covered courts in San Carlos City, Negros

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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

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February mass wedding moved to March

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The mass wedding in Bacolod City this year will not happen in the month of February as it had been traditionally held in the past, as it has been moved to March 3. Dubbed “You and

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Coast Guard gets 4 rubber boats

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Coast Guard Station (CGS) Northern Negros Occidental yesterday received four rubber boats and an Outboard Motor (OBM) from Ramel Uy, Chief Executive Officer of the Clinica de Alternativo Medicina and Radyo Bandera. The additional floating

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DSSD head retires

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The head of the Department of Social Services and Development in Bacolod City has retired yesterday after serving the office for seven years. Pacita Tero said she that although she has worked with the city for

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NOLITC looking for EB Magalona scholars

The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC), is offering scholarship to Saraviahanons, for its courses for School Year 2023. NOLITC vocational school administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido, in her letter to EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, said they

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

Annual Asian Waterbird Census held in San Carlos

The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO)-Cadiz City held its annual Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Representatives of the

The Beatitudes as path to holiness

It’s amazing that Christ would consider as blessed those conditions when we appear to be the receiving end of all the injustices and unfairness we can encounter in our life. That’s what the Beatitudes express. (cfr. Mt 5,1-12) That’s because

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

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,