February 7, 2023

Former Isabela treasurer faces PLO probe

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Legal Office will conduct a probe on the missing P7 million in cash and checks, owned by the municipal government of Isabela, Negros Occidental, as reported to the police by its former town treasurer,


Yulo pushes NIR passage, Ferrer opposes 3rd province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 5th district Rep, Emilio “Dino” Yulo III wants the creation of Negros Island Region completed before the proposed creation of 3rd province in the island, while 4th district Rep. Juliet Ferrer dismissed the creation


Albee joining PBBM Japan state visit

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday said that he will be joining President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his state visit to Japan on February 8. Duplicating what he did in the state visit of President


NEA approved salary increases – Ceneco GM

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The recent implementation of salary increases for supervisors and confidential employees of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), was approved by the National Electrification Administration (NEA), Arnel Lapore, acting Ceneco general manager, said yesterday. Lapore, a former


Guns, food supplies recovered from rebel camp

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police troopers seized a New People’s Army camp and recovered assorted guns, following two encounters on February 3 and 4 in Santa Catalina and Sibulan, all in Negros Oriental, according to a report of the Police


Negros Occ. logs 124 dengue cases, 1 death

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remains consistently on top the list of the Department of Health in terms of having the most number of dengue cases since 2022, as it logged 124 cases and one death, before the end


EB Magalona named province’s top police station

The E. B. Magalona Municipal Police Station (MPS) was again awarded the Top Performing Municipal Police Station in Negros Occidental for January 2023. The municipal police station received the same award for two consecutive months. For January, it garnered a


Beware of pharisaism

“You nullify the word of God in favor of your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many such things.” (Mk 7,13) This is a serious accusation Christ made against the Pharisees who always found fault in Christ


GC dependency

My son, currently in senior high school, has been complaining how his classmates and teachers have become ridiculously dependent on the group chat (GC), especially after they came back from the two-year online de facto classroom system that was unceremoniously

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2 minors drown in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two minors were reported yesterday by the police to have drowned in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The two victims, both 10-years-old, drowned while having a swim with three others, in a river in Sitio Nandong, Brgy.

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

COMELEC, AFP to discuss southern Negros ‘areas of concern’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Commission on Election is set to sit down with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police, to evaluate hinterland and insurgency-affected barangays in southern Negros, where numerous armed clashes between the military


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

Teves seeks 2-month leave from Congress

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. asked Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez that he be granted a two-month leave of absence, citing what he calls a “very grave threat to his life and family members.” Teves,

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