March 13, 2023

Processed meat from ASF-areas threatening WV

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas reported a “tremendous increase” in the volume of processed meat products from neighboring regions and provinces, coming into the region, warning that the African Fever Swine virus can thrive


P2M raffled off in Bacolod City mass wedding

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Lucky couples who participated in the mass wedding of 2,023 Bacolod couples, got a total of P2 million in cash prizes, during a raffle at the Bacolod City Government Center on March 11. The mass wedding,


300 soldiers deployed in Negros Oriental

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 300 Army soldiers were dispatched yesterday to 21 areas in Negros Oriental, to help the police in the conduct of joint security checkpoints, as well as pursuing the suspects behind the assassination of Gov. Roel


PNP vows to restore NegOr civility, normalcy

PNP deputy chief Lt Gen. Rhodel Sermonia (3rd from right), with Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez (extreme left), and other top military and police officials in the Visayas, at the Dumaguete City Airport on March 11.* PNP photo


SP amends plantilla titles

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance amending certain positions in the plantilla of 2023 personnel, as to position titles, was passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Tuesday. The ordinance said that on February 28, the Office of


Learn to live by faith

That gospel episode where Christ in the synagogue in Nazareth faulted the people for their lack of faith (cfr. Lk 4,24-30) reminds us that we have to learn how to live by faith, with our thoughts and intentions and everything


Knowing me, knowing you

Many times, I have been approached by people (mostly young people) who are bothered by doubts about their faith. They feel guilty when they start questioning God and his existence. Much as they want to hold on to their faith,


Consoling comfort women

The decision by the United Nations’ women’s rights committee to uphold the dignity and welfare of Filipino women victims of military sexual violence during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II has been hailed as a “landmark


CHMSU, NWTF join hands in coastal cleanup

Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) students and volunteers joined the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWFT) in a coastal clean-up in Brgy. Zone 3, Talisay City on March 10. The Technical University of the Philippines Visayas (TUPV), Dungganon Bank

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TB elimination efforts strengthened in Bacolod

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance strengthening the implementation of Tuberculosis elimination efforts of the City of Bacolod to attain a TB free city, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on third and final reading Wednesday. The ordinance authored

Saravia women learn bread production

Ten members of Canlusong Women’s Association and 10 members of Tomongtong Women’s Association, both from E. B. Magalona, finished a three-day Bread Production Training held on February 14 to 16 in Bacolod City, to enhance their skills for their bakery

P176T in shabu seized, 6 nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN About P176,800 worth of suspected shabu were seized by the police in a series of buy bust operations on February 19 in Negros Occidental, leading to the arrest of six drug suspects, according to the police.

4 soldiers injured in Escalante skirmish

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four Army soldiers were injured in an encounter between remnants of the dismantled Northern Negros Front and 79th Infantry Battalion troopers on Wednesday at Sitio Mansulao, Brgy. Pinapugasan, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. Arnel Calaoagan,