March 11, 2023

Elite AFP troops deployed in Negros Island

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 50-man Light Reaction Company (LRC), the elite and highly-trained troops of the AFP Special Operations Command, have been deployed in Negros to monitor the manhunt for the remaining suspects in the assassination of former Negros


Rep. Teves urged to return home

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With his authority to travel abroad ended on March 9, Speaker Martin Romualdez yesterday advised Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr., who was linked to the assassination of his political rival, Gov. Roel Degamo, to return


NegOcc appeals Cebu to allow pork products passage

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday requested Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, to allow the passage of pork shipment products from Negros Occidental, bound for Eastern Visayas, to pass through Cebu. Garcia has ordered a banning of the entry


Gun ban implemented in Negros Oriental

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NORPPO) yesterday announced that it will implement a gun ban in the province, six days after the assassination of Gov. Roel Degamo on March 4, in an attack where the


38,000 MT imported sugar classified as ‘C’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has classified about 38,000 metric tons of refined imported sugar as “C”, or reserved sugar, disclosed SRA board member Paul Azcona. Azcona clarified that the 38,000 MT of imported sugar, which


Hand, foot, mouth disease cases reported

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (BCESU) recorded 113 suspected cases of Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease (HFMD) in Bacolod City, as of February 25. Of the 113 cases, 61 are male and 52, female. The barangays


Photo of the Day

HEAVEN AND EARTH. Light trails created by passing vehicles seemingly lead to the Milky Way, as seen from the Hermit Mountain in Brgy. Biao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.* John Kimwell Laluma/CCN photo


Developing Christ’s universal heart

We need to feel the need to develop a heart like that of Christ, a heart that welcomes and accommodates everyone, irrespective of how they are. It is a universal heart that is concerned only with the salvation of everyone. 

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P2M in shabu seized in Bacolod

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P2 million worth of suspected shabu was seized by the police from two drug suspects who were arrested on March 18 at Purok San Roque 1, Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City. Nabbed by operatives of


From the richness of today’s liturgical readings, let me dwell on just two points for our reflection. In the first reading, God instructed Samuel to go to the house of Jesse and anoint one of his sons whom he had

Slain rebel from Himamaylan encounter identified

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN One of the four suspected New People’s Army rebels who died on March 1, in a gun battle with Army soldiers in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, was identified by the Philippine Army as a resident of

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.

2 Army soldiers, CAFGU mauled

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eleven suspects, including two minors, are now in hot water for mauling two Army soldiers and a paramilitary trooper, on March 18 in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The victims, PFC Michael Catalbas and Pvt.

RPOC to tackle threats vs LCEs

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of Western Visayas, yesterday said that RPOC will tackle threats against local chief executives (LCEs) in Region 6, if the matter will be