March 9, 2023

3 brgy heads face illegal gambling charges

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Bureau of Investigation yesterday filed charges for violation of RA 9287, or illegal gambling, against three barangay captains they tagged as financier and protectors of illegal Small Town Lottery operations in Kabankalan City, Negros


567 guns seized by NOCPPO

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Tokhang Kontra Armas Luthang (TKAL) campaign of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, aimed at addressing the proliferation of loose firearms in the province, has yielded 567 firearms. TKAL is an initiative of Police Regional


Benitez bill seeks to prevent oil, pollutant spills

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez yesterday filed a bill seeking to empower the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to strictly enforce shipbuilding standards and ensure that vessels are constructed and equipped with materials and


PBBM visits Degamo wake

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday visited the wake of slain Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo in Dumaguete City. Marcos has condemned the killing of Degamo and eight others on March 4 at his residence in


Bacolod City eyes reclamation PPP

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod authorized Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to file an application with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) for the reclamation of portions of the coastlines in Barangays 1, 2 and Banago, in Bacolod


Former rebels salute slain governor

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The defunct Revolutionary Proletarian Army Alex Boncayao Brigade, now known as Kapatiran, saluted the late Gov. Roel Degamo for his contribution in the implementation of peace agreement between their group and the government. Grieving for the


2 Negros cities receive ‘green’ awards in Berlin

The cities of Sagay and Bago in Negros Occidental have been recognized for their sustainable tourism initiatives during the Green Destinations Story Awards at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany on March 7. With its entry “Mangrove Forest Protection


Photo of the Day

A modern jeepney stops for commuters in Bacolod City, as transport groups have ended their planned week-long strike after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. agreed to study the revision of the highly controversial PUV modernization program.* Ronel Sario/CCN photo


Why poverty and austerity are important

The reason can be found in that parable Christ told his disciples about the rich man, dressed in purple, and the poor man, Lazarus, who was lying at the rich man’s door, covered with sores and waiting to get even

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‘Boundless’ at The Negros Museum

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A Negrense interior designer recently opened her 11th solo art exhibition at The Negros Museum with Bacolod Councilor Em Ang, and Negros Cultural Foundation board member Mila Chiu as guests of honor. Titled “Boundless”, the show

108 Negros-based soldiers promoted

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 108 soldiers assigned with the 15th and 62nd Infantry Battalions in Negros island have been promoted to the next higher rank. Of the promoted Army soldiers, 50 are members of 62nd Infantry Battalion

Water works

For over a year, good access to water was just a dream for Bernardo Banal and families living along the Bacolod Circumferential Road in Hervias III, Villamonte in Bacolod City. Bernardo and wife Maria Daya said the onset of the

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,