March 8, 2023

Bayawan City police force relieved

PLt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia supervises the relief and transfer of entire police force in Bayawan City in Negros Oriental, following the assassination of Gov. Roel Degamo.* Benhur Abalos FB page photo


NegOcc, Bacolod retaliate to Cebu pork ban

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental and Bacolod City have imposed a total ban on the entry of live hogs, sows, piglets, boar semen, pork and its related products from Cebu and Bantayan Island. This is after Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia


Negros Oriental solon faces murder charges

Criminal charges were filed yesterday against a Negros Oriental lawmaker in connection with murders which occurred in 2019. The Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) charged Third District Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. and a certain


Bacolod City inks housing project joint venture

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, representing the City of Bacolod, entered into a joint venture agreement with William Russell Scheirman Jr., chairman and president of WRS Holding, Inc., and president and CEO of Scheirman Construction Consolidated


Bacolod SP condemns Degamo assassination

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution strongly condemning the assassination and murder of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and civilians, and sending condolences to the families of the victims of the atrocities and evil acts, was unanimously passed by the


How to properly regard our suffering

And, yes, also our death, both of which are unavoidable in our life. In this regard, it’s helpful to consider the following words of Christ which he addressed to his apostles and to everyone who believes in him: “Behold, we


Retaining special skills

Army chief Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. recently revealed that the Philippine Army will be conducting programs to ensure that their “skilled” personnel would not be of use to criminal elements even after they leave the service. The Army currently


SJI Baby Falcons snare NOPSSCEA volleyball 5-peat

St. John’s Institute (SJI) achieved a five-peat in the NOPSSCEA 10 under Volleyball category.  SJI prevailed over Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) 25-21, 25-16, in the NOPSSCEA season 42 finals rubber match held last weekend at the USLS covered

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P1.6M shabu seized in Negros Occidental

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The arrest of seven drug suspects in separate buy bust operations in Negros Occidental, on March 13 and 14, has yielded P1.6 million in illegal drugs. More than P1 million worth of suspected shabu was confiscated


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

Despite lower prices, Negros hog raisers ship to Manila

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Hogs raisers from Negros Occidental have resorted to the delivery of live pigs to Metro Manila, after the entry of hogs and pork related products from the province was banned by Cebu, disclosed Gov. Eugenio Jose

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

No threats to Negros Occ. mayors – Benitez

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez, who chairs the Association of Chief Executives (ACE) – Negros Occidental, yesterday said that local chief executives have not received any threats, as of this time. So far, it is

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