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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Degamo slay suspect surrenders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A former Army soldier, reported by authorities to be a main player in the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, has surrendered on Friday to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Negros Island, disclosed

Police chief injured, assailant killed in raid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A police chief was injured, while his assailant was killed, and two others were hurt, during an anti-illegal gambling raid conducted by police on Saturday night in Ilog, Negros Occidental. Injured were PCapt. Thurslie Castillo, Ilog

Single use plastics ban pushed

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the National Solid Waste Management Commission to release the list of non-environmentally acceptable materials which include single use plastics. The resolution authored by Councilors Celia Flor and Claudio Puentevella said

Luv: Sagay’s Golden Girl

• MARK L GARCIA She ran on ice, cobbled roads, asphalt pavements, and other types of roads imaginable for seven days on seven continents. Despite discovering her passion for running just a few years back, she managed to endure these

Swine raisers receive gilts, breeder piglets

Thirteen livestock and poultry raisers in E. B. Magalona, Negros Occidental, yesterday received either gilts or breeder piglets, at the turnover of livelihood assistance held at the municipal public plaza court. They were among the beneficiaries from Districts II and

Jimenez appointed TCP trustee

Tourism and travel advocate Toots Jimenez Jr. was recently appointed as member of the Board of Trustees of the Tourism Congress Philippines (TCP), a press release from TCP said. TCP is the private consultative body in developing and implementing tourism