February 6, 2023

Pumpboat capsizes, 9 passengers rescued

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Nine passengers of a capsized pump boat were rescued within the territorial waters of EB Magalona in Negros Occidental, on February 4. The pump boat of nine individuals, seven of which are residents of Manapla, Negros


Minor, 2 others found dead in Candoni

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A minor and two others were found dead on Saturday in Sitio Buyong, Brgy. Cabia-an, Candoni, Negros Occidental. Two of the victims were identified by the police as Analie Emaray, 44, and Edmund Castro, 45. The


3 rebels killed in gun battles, 258 families evacuate

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspected New People’s Army rebels died, while 258 families fled their homes, following two successive encounters in Brgy. Oringao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, on February 4 and 5. Capt. Mervin Rosal, 303rd Infantry Brigade Civil


DSB ‘peacekeepers’ honored

Retired Brig Gen. Lyndon Sollesta (2nd from left) and other military awardees, being honored by the local govt of Don Salvador Benedicto, led by Mayor Laurence Marxlen dela Cruz, during the town’s 40th founding anniversary on Friday night, in recognition of their services rendered to its residents, almost 4 decades ago.* GPB photo


P3.4M in shabu seized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated an estimated half a kilo of suspected shabu with a street market value of P3.4 million, from an arrested drug suspect on February 4, in Brgy. 10, Bacolod


Doing good attracts more customers

This is, of course, a common phenomenon. When we do good, we will attract more customers and favor-seekers. When we give some favors to some people, there is always a tendency that more people will come begging for the same


Salt of the Earth

Instead of an organized homily, allow me just to share some scattered thoughts on today’s gospel. Jesus tells his disciples to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. He uses these richly evocative images of


Educating educators first

According to private-sector led advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) that is founded and financed by the country’s top business leaders, the quality of education that future Filipino teachers are getting needs a lot of improvement as more than


Art Tienda welcomes artists to Bacolod

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Group of Negrense Artists (GONA) won the Best Booth Presentation award during the 2-day Art Tienda: Bulan Sang Taliambong event at the Art District, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City yesterday. Other participating groups include Gallery G,


CHMSU honors new civil engineers

Carlos Hilado Memorial State University Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Program held its 14th Recognition and Thanksgiving Celebration for its newly licensed civil engineers at Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City on February 3. Sixty-three CHMSU graduates passed the Civil

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Luv: Sagay’s Golden Girl

• MARK L GARCIA She ran on ice, cobbled roads, asphalt pavements, and other types of roads imaginable for seven days on seven continents. Despite discovering her passion for running just a few years back, she managed to endure these

P4.3M projects for Sagaynon farmers and fisherfolk

Agricultural and fisheries livelihood projects, estimated at P4.3 million, were turned over yesterday to various farmers and fisherfolk associations in Sagay City, at the Bugay-Sagay Agro-Aqua Village. The Department of Labor and Employment, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and

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

Single use plastics ban pushed

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the National Solid Waste Management Commission to release the list of non-environmentally acceptable materials which include single use plastics. The resolution authored by Councilors Celia Flor and Claudio Puentevella said


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

Our true unity only with Christ

Yes, our true unity can only be achieved when we are with Christ, when we have the same spirit of Christ. It’s a unity that is not uniformity and can be lived even amid our unavoidable differences and conflicts. In