January 28, 2023

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,


Dinagsa Festival bans enamel paint, water guns

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The use of enamel paint and water guns during the Dinagsa Festival in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, has been strictly prohibited by the local government unit. The “Lamhitanay sa Dalan” on January 29, which is among


New LTO Bacolod site operational Feb. 6

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The new office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Sitio Manayawsayaw, Brgy. Mansilingan is expected to be fully operational on February 6. LTO Bacolod chief Renato Novero yesterday said that they are now accommodating registration


Sagay hospital accepting patients

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. Memorial District Hospital (AEMSMDH) in Sagay City Negros Occidental, announced yesterday that it is now accepting patients for admission. In an advisory it issued, the hospital management said patients will be


New Army chief for NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade in Negros Occidental will have a new commander starting January 31 in the person of Col. Orlando Edralin, the outgoing deputy commander of the Army’s 301st Infantry Brigade stationed in Panay


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,


SP urges improvements for Handumanan cemetery

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution urging Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to strongly consider allocating funds for the renovation, improvement, and building of additional graves for the Handumanan Public Cemetery, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday. The resolution


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


Photo of the Day

Soldiers of the Army’s 94th Infantry Battalion, crossing a river while on patrol in central Negros.* PA photo


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

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Star-studded Kadalag-an Festival expected

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN It will be a star-studded, jam-packed, and historic comeback of the face-to-face Kadalag-an Festival for Victorias City in Negros Occidental, as it marks its 25th Charter Day, from March 17 to 23. After a three-year hiatus

Region 7 police chief relieved

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Almost two weeks after the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, P/Brig. Gen. Jerry Bearis was relieved yesterday as Central Visayas regional police director. Bearis, who assumed as regional police director of Central Visayas December

Maya supports Paleng-QR Ph roll-out

Digital bank app and all-in-one money platform Maya, continued the adoption of QR Ph, the national standard for retail payments, with the successful launch of the Paleng-QR Ph initiative in Negros Occidental, starting with Bacolod City.   In a ceremony held

Globe, SOS PH join hands to address involuntary hunger

Digital solutions platform Globe has brought in international food rescue organization Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) Philippines Food Rescue as its latest partner for the Hapag Movement, a unified hunger alleviation program. According to a press release, Globe is taking various

Negros solons seek NIR bill dialogue with senators

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Island solons are planning a dialogue with fellow lawmakers at the Senate, regarding the Negros Island Region bill, after it was approved by the House of Representatives, Second District Rep. Alfredo Marañon III disclosed. Marañon,