March 15, 2023

Group demands reclamation project explanation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Members of the Bacolod Against Reclamation Movement (BARM) are calling on the City Government of Bacolod to call for a public hearing, to explain to them its proposed reclamation project in the city’s barangays of Banago,


2023 Panaad to highlight Negros’ best

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz and Provincial Tourism Officer Cherryl Decena at the launching of Panaad sa Negros logo at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City.* Capitol PIO photo


VP Sara assures support for Kabankalan tourism

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice President Sara Duterte yesterday assured support for the Tourism Recovery Jumpstart of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, three years after the COVID-19 pandemic that created setbacks for the Philippine economy. Upon learning that Kabankalan City is


NOCPPO tightens Hinobaan security checkpoints

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and the Philippine Army tightened security checkpoints along the border of Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, and Basay City, Negros Oriental, to prevent the possible crossing of remaining suspects in the assassination


NFSW slams red tagging of Negros bishop

Sugar workers in Negros, under the banner of National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), stand by Most Rev. Gerardo Alminaza of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Carlos as he faces veiled threats and red-tagging from the Davao-based state propaganda


Murcia BFP receives chemical firetruck

The Murcia Bureau of Fire Protection personnel, headed by Acting Fire Marshal SFO3 Anne Bastian, received a brand new state-of-the-art 1,000-gallon chemical firetruck from BFP 6 Regional Director FCSupt Jerry Candido, during the turnover rights at the Murcia covered court


Christ is the fulfillment of the law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfil.” (Mt 5,17) With these words of Christ, it should be clear to us that Christ, who is


EV accessibility

Environmental business group, Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST), called for the current tax incentive scheme for electric vehicles (EVs) to be amended because it “lacks inclusivity,” after Malacañang released Executive Order No. 12 series of 2023 that modifies the


Guv opens Women’s Month art exhibit

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the group art exhibition opening of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros, yesterday, at the lobby of the Provincial Capitol, together with Board Member Rita Gatuslao, AAB-N president Tey Sevilleno,

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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.

P18M hogs, frozen pork shipment affected by Cebu ban

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An estimated P18 million worth of hogs and frozen food being shipped from Negros Occidental to various areas in Visayas and Mindanao, are affected weekly, due to the African Swine Fever ban issued by Cebu Gov.

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

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

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