January 31, 2023

NPA killing spree in Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army in Negros Island appears to be on a killing spree, as another civilian tagged as a “military informant” was summarily executed on January 28, in Sitio Tugas, Brgy. Pinggot, Ilog, Negros Occidental,


Comelec eyes 50K new NegOcc voters

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A day before the voter’s registration ends on January 31, the Commission on Elections logged 47,287 new voters, including 11,640 categorized as Sangguniang Kabataan, or those aged 15 to 17 years old, in Negros Occidental. While


Province logs 93 dengue cases, 1 fatality

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health Western Visayas recorded 93 dengue cases, with one related fatality, during the first three weeks of 2023. The fatality was reported to be a 7-year-old female child. Negros Occidental remains in the


Murcia TESDA center closer to reality

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The establishment of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) training center in Murcia, Negros Occidental was approved yesterday by the House committee on Higher and Technical Education. As stipulated in House Bill No. 2333, authored


8 drug suspects nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eight more suspected drug personalities have been accounted for by the police, through their arrests, in separate buy bust operations on January 29 in Negros Occidental. An estimated 26 grams of suspected shabu with a street


USLS renews partnership with brgys, schools

The University of St. La Salle renewed its partnership for the fourth time with existing barangay and school partners for a three-year continued engagement in the areas of research, community development and student teaching and internship during the Institutional MOA


Photo of the Day

FISHERS. A kingfisher and a fisherman, separately going about their duties at the coastline of Brgy. Balaring, Silay City.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo


Be ready to complicate your life

That gospel episode where Christ had to cross to the other side by boat and then immediately was met with a large crowd eager to listen to him, (cfr. Mk 5,21-43) somehow tells us that if we have to truly

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Water works

For over a year, good access to water was just a dream for Bernardo Banal and families living along the Bacolod Circumferential Road in Hervias III, Villamonte in Bacolod City. Bernardo and wife Maria Daya said the onset of the

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

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

Christian joy

The 4th Sunday of Lent is usually referred to as “Laetare Sunday.” That’s because the Entrance Antiphon of the Mass of that day starts with the word, “Laetare,” (Rejoice). It reminds us that despite the heavy spirit of penance during

Free potable water required from Bacolod restos

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance requiring all restaurants and food outlets in the City of Bacolod to provide free, safe, and clean potable service water for their customers, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Wednesday.


We all know deep inside that we should’ve addressed this issue long ago, but its already 2023 and most Negrenses are still highly dependent on single use plastics. Ninety-nine percent of Negrenses neither use nor own reusable bags when they