February 4, 2023

Degamo’s NIR proposal elicits counter offer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposal of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo to create a third Negros Island province, in order for him to agree to the creation of the Negros Island Region, elicited a counter proposal from San Carlos


Power Watch slams CENECO salary increases

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Power Watch Negros, a consumer rights advocates group, expressed its strong disapproval to the recent implementation of excessive salary increases that will benefit about 80 supervisors and confidential employees of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO). The


‘Thumbs up’ for WV police performance

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The people of Western Visayas are very satisfied with the performance of the police in the region for the 1st and 2nd Semester 2022, according to a Web-Based Online Survey conducted by the Regional Community Affairs


P54.75M Sipalay River flood control project completed

With the construction of the new revetment wall along the Sipalay River in Negros Occidental, lives, properties, and livelihood of the people along the river are protected from possible flood damage, a press release said. The P54.75 million project, undertaken


San Carlos joins World Wetlands Day

The city government of San Carlos, through the City Environment Management Office (CEMO) joined in celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2. Anchored on the theme, “It’s time for Wetlands Restoration”, which highlights the urgent need to prioritize wetland restoration,


USLS programs get AUN-QA certification

The University of St. La Salle reached another important milestone as two of its programs are now ASEAN University Network- Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) certified. The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Secondary Education programs successfully passed assessments and


PENRO holds management conference

OIC-PENRO Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, together with PENRO TSD and MSD chiefs, led the first Provincial Management Conference held at PENRO Conference Hall, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to equip key players and personnel on the 2023 Work and Financial Plan’s targets


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DOJ mulls placing Degamo slay suspects under lookout bulletin

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Saturday said it would place under the lookout bulletins the individuals linked to the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. Justice Undersecretary Mico Clavano said the move is part of further precautions, while

Job fair attracts applicants

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A 71-year-old man from Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City was among the job seekers who applied at the PESO Job Fair of the city government at SM City Bacolod yesterday. Jesus Ita-as yesterday said he would like

Bacolod SP commends world marathoner

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod congratulated and commended the achievements of Julie Uychiat, the first Filipina to finish the World Marathon Challenge and winning four of the seven marathon in its 2023 edition. The resolution authored by

Degamo burial declared non-working holiday in NegOr

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Malacañang yesterday declared March 16 as a special non-working day in Negros Oriental, to give its residents an opportunity to show their last respects and join the interment of Gov. Roel Degamo in the town of

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

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