January 30, 2023

Dinagsa Festival generated P1B – Cadiz mayor

Tribu Tinambi Tres, consisting of Brgys. Tinampaan, Brgy. Mabini, and Zone 3 in Cadiz City, bagged the championship in the 49th Dinagsa Festival Street Dancing competition, besting seven other tribes.* Bilis Cadiz Ugyon Cadiznon FB photo


CONFED bats for lower sugar imports

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations (Confed), has recommended the importation of a more conservative volume of sugar, which is lesser than the 450,000 metric tons being proposed by the Department of Agriculture and Sugar Regulatory


NPA owns another summary execution

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Leonardo Panaligan Command yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the killing of a civilian it alleged is a member the defunct Revolutionary Proletarian Army- Alex Boncayao Brigade in Negros Occidental, making


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


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,


SP urges DSSD to process senior citizen benefits

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution urging the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD), through the office of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, to resume the processing of ladderized senior citizen benefits under City Ordinance No. 910 or the Ladderized


Never lose hope

Even if we feel we already are a hopeless case because we have been abusing the goodness and mercy of God countless times, we should never lose hope. God is always ready to forgive and forgive, ready to help us



We ask for blessing for ourselves, our homes, our vehicles, our religious articles and practically for everything. We ask it from our priests and parents. We train our children to kiss the hand of their elders in a gesture of


Better than nothing?

At a recent hearing by the Senate committee on migrant workers, senators expressed disbelief that all 1,278 Filipino workers who were charged criminally in the first half of 2022 ended up convicted and serving prison terms, leading Senate Majority Leader


Telco blocks 2.72-B spam, scam SMS in 2022

Digital solutions platform Globe blocked a record high 2.72 billion scam and spam messages in 2022, more than double the 2021 total of 1.15 billion, reflecting the impact of its stepped up campaign against malicious SMS. As a result of

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‘Boundless’ at The Negros Museum

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A Negrense interior designer recently opened her 11th solo art exhibition at The Negros Museum with Bacolod Councilor Em Ang, and Negros Cultural Foundation board member Mila Chiu as guests of honor. Titled “Boundless”, the show

LCC-B SHS team advances to finals of DOST competition

La Consolacion College Bacolod announced that Project MHAYA, a proposal submitted by the Senior High School’s STEM strand, advanced to the finals of the 6th imake.wemake Competition organized by the Department of Science and Technology. The project’s success is a

P1.2M property destroyed in Banago fire

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About P1.2 million worth of properties were destroyed by fire in San Mateo Village 10, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City, at about 6:52 a.m. yesterday. Based on reports of the Bureau of Fire Protection – Bacolod, the

COMELEC, AFP to discuss southern Negros ‘areas of concern’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Commission on Election is set to sit down with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police, to evaluate hinterland and insurgency-affected barangays in southern Negros, where numerous armed clashes between the military

Swine raisers receive gilts, breeder piglets

Thirteen livestock and poultry raisers in E. B. Magalona, Negros Occidental, yesterday received either gilts or breeder piglets, at the turnover of livelihood assistance held at the municipal public plaza court. They were among the beneficiaries from Districts II and

2 minors drown in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two minors were reported yesterday by the police to have drowned in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The two victims, both 10-years-old, drowned while having a swim with three others, in a river in Sitio Nandong, Brgy.