February 2, 2023

Degamo proposes 4-province-NIR

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo (right) and Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson greet each other, before their discussions on the proposed Negros Island Region in Dumaguete City.*


NPA killing spree unabated

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The killing spree of the New People’s Army continues, as it again claimed responsibility for the killing of another civilian they tagged as a military informant on January 30 in Sitio Subo, Brgy. Macagahay, Moises Padilla,


No let-up in focused military operations vs. NPA

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the New People’s Army in the Visayas region, including Negros Island, continues to weaken, Lt. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, commander of the AFP Visayas Command, has vowed no let-up in focused military operations, coupled with the


Isabela municipal treasurer probed for missing cash

The treasurer of the Isabela municipal government in Negros Occidental, is now being investigated by the police, for the missing cash and checks under her custody. Nenette Escarda, the Isabela municipal treasurer, reported to the police that she discovered several


Telcos asked to step up SIM registration assistance

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting respective private sectors – Globe, Smart, Dito Communications, and those analogous to them, to set up assistance booths for purposes of SIM registration at the Bacolod City Government Center. The


CHMSU starts admission for AY 2023-24

Carlos Hilado Memorial State University will start accepting student applicants for AY 2023-2024 by the end of February. Graduating high school students and transferees must schedule an appointment to take the admission/entrance examination using the online portal which may be


The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It commemorates that time when Mary and Joseph simply followed the law of the time to present the first-born to God for his consecration. (cfr. Lk 2,22-32) There was

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Farm Tour highlights cane varieties, bio fertilizers

The farm tour organized by the Philippine Sugar Technologists Association (PHILSUTECH) at La Carlota City and E.B. Magalona on March 9-10 featured bio fertilizers as viable alternative or as supplement to expensive chemical fertilizers, as well as the performance of

Degamo slay suspect surrenders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A former Army soldier, reported by authorities to be a main player in the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, has surrendered on Friday to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Negros Island, disclosed

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


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

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


One of the signs that a person is advancing in age is how traditions are viewed. When we were kids, we would take part in family traditions without really knowing the meaning behind it. As we grow older, we try