March 4, 2023

Ex-municipal treasurer opts to submit position paper

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Opting to submit a position paper instead of an investigation and hearing, former Isabela municipal treasurer officer-in-charge Nenette Escarda was given 10 days by the Provincial Legal Office to submit her answer to administrative charges filed


Signature campaign vs CDC Bill launched

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A group of Negrenses opposing Senate Bill No. 1869 are spearheading a signature campaign to express their strong opposition against its immediate passage due to several provisions which they claim to be unconstitutional. Ma. Lourdes Lapore,


Security guard shot dead

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A security guard was reported by the police to have died on Thursday night, after being shot by still unidentified gunman at 23rd Lacson Street in Brgy. 5, Bacolod City. The victim, identified by the police


Hungry rebel surrenders

A rebel combatant who figured in armed clashes with Army soldiers in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, surrenders to Col- Orlando Edralin, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, and Lt. Col. Van Donald Almonte, 94IB commander, (right), along with his high-powered firearm.* PA photo


CPP-NPA suffered major setback in Visayas – Army

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines Visayas Command (VISCOM) yesterday reported that the communist New People’s Army in the Visayas region, especially in Negros Island, has suffered another major blow, as the terrorist group starts the


Sale of bladed weapons near schools to be prohibited

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sanggunang Panlungsod is requesting the Philippine National Police through Bacolod City Police director Col. Thomas Joseph Martir, to regulate, inspect or prohibit the sale, distribution, and possession of bladed weapons and other forms of


Wildlife enforcement officers’ orientation held

In connection to the celebration of the World Wildlife Day 2023, DENR CENRO Bago City in partnership with the Energy Development Corporation conducted a 2-day orientation for the deputation of wildlife enforcement officers (WEO) at Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental.


Humanizing God, divinizing man

The amazing gospel story of the Transfiguration of the Lord (cfr. Mt 17,1-9) reminds us that in the end Christian life involves a dual process of how to humanize God and at the same time, how to divinize man. And


Get it right the first time

The Philippine Statistics Authority said it will be conducting a massive updating of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) to correct erroneous data encoded during the registration process. “There were a lot (of errors) with the massive registration. So maybe this

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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.

Free potable water required from Bacolod restos

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance requiring all restaurants and food outlets in the City of Bacolod to provide free, safe, and clean potable service water for their customers, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Wednesday.


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

LCC-B SHS team advances to finals of DOST competition

La Consolacion College Bacolod announced that Project MHAYA, a proposal submitted by the Senior High School’s STEM strand, advanced to the finals of the 6th imake.wemake Competition organized by the Department of Science and Technology. The project’s success is a

7000+ vacancies at Bacolod job fair

The City of Bacolod is inviting all jobseekers to participate in the upcoming job fair organized by its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in partnership with DOLE, at the SM City Bacolod on March 21. Over 7,000 vacancies are waiting

The importance of St. Joseph in our life

On the Solemnity of St. Joseph which this year is celebrated on March 20 instead of the usual March 19, since the latter date falls on a Sunday that is always dedicated to the celebration of Christ’s life, we are