February 1, 2023

Army’s 303IB ordered to address NPA killing spree

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army infantry units have been ordered to address the New People’s Army killing spree in Negros island, where five civilians, including a barangay kagawad, accused by communist rebels of being military informants, were killed in the


Leptospirosis, dengue cases up in Bacolod City

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City Health Office recorded one death each for suspected leptospirosis and measles rubella in Bacolod City as of January 21. Meanwhile, it recorded a total of 29 dengue cases in Bacolod City with zero


Negrense officer given Army brigade command

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army Col. Michael Samson, outgoing 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, has been designated by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Felix Brawner Jr. as the acting commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade. This was revealed yesterday by Lt. Gen.


Victorias City kick starts digital transformation

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City continues to pioneer ICT innovations in Negros Occidental and Western Visayas, with its launching of Sidlak City Digital Network Assets and Project VECTOR at Don Alejandro Acuña Yap Quiña Arts and Cultural Center on


310 EB Magalona households to benefit from toilet facilities

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang (extreme left), Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, with Mayor Marvin Malacon (5th from left), Vice Mayor Eric Matulac and councilors of EB Magalona during the turnover of a sanitary toilet facility in Brgy. Pasil, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental.* Capitol PIO photo


Be amazed and avoid over-familiarity

“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” (Mk 6,4) Famous words of Christ that tell us that we should be wary of our tendency to take


Ready or not

Three years to the day after the World Health Organization sounded the highest level of global alert over COVID-19, it said on Monday that the pandemic remains an international emergency. The United Nation’s health agency emergency committee on COVID-19 voiced


Colors of Dinagsa returns

• ROGER D. BELTRAN It was indeed, a vibrant day in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, during the return of the much-awaited “Lamhitanay sa Dalan” as the city celebrated its 49th Dinagsa Festival after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19


3D art exhibit at Art District

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod 3D artist Rommel Clavecillas will open his 9th solo art exhibit today, at the Coffee Ranger at Art District, Mandalagan, Bacolod City. The show titled “Guya” is in celebration of Arts Month and will run

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2 Army soldiers, CAFGU mauled

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eleven suspects, including two minors, are now in hot water for mauling two Army soldiers and a paramilitary trooper, on March 18 in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The victims, PFC Michael Catalbas and Pvt.

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

Cadiz lad aces painting tilt

A 24-year-old resident of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental prevailed as the grand winner in the 1st Province-wide Visual Arts Exhibition by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, held recently in Bacolod City. Earl Von Salcedo bested other budding artists from

CHO asked to ensure eateries grill properly

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the City Health Office and other offices to inspect and apprehend eateries and similar establishments with open and improper grilling areas as the smoke emitted from the same are hazardous

Our objective self vs. our subjective self

Yes, there is such thing as our objective self as contrasted to our subjective self. The former is who we truly are, while the latter is what we make of ourselves that may contain some truth, but it most likely