March 18, 2023

Region 7 police chief relieved

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Almost two weeks after the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, P/Brig. Gen. Jerry Bearis was relieved yesterday as Central Visayas regional police director. Bearis, who assumed as regional police director of Central Visayas December


Negros solons seek NIR bill dialogue with senators

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Island solons are planning a dialogue with fellow lawmakers at the Senate, regarding the Negros Island Region bill, after it was approved by the House of Representatives, Second District Rep. Alfredo Marañon III disclosed. Marañon,


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


P4.3M projects for Sagaynon farmers and fisherfolk

Agricultural and fisheries livelihood projects, estimated at P4.3 million, were turned over yesterday to various farmers and fisherfolk associations in Sagay City, at the Bugay-Sagay Agro-Aqua Village. The Department of Labor and Employment, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and


14 OFWs receive OWWA assistance

A total of 14 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from E. B. Magalona, who were either displaced or distressed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, received financial assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Nine OFWs received P20,000; three


Photo of the Day

ACROBATIC. A fisherman seems to perform a balancing act as he navigates a fish trap in Barangay Balaring, Silay City, Negros Occidental.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo


Christian joy

The 4th Sunday of Lent is usually referred to as “Laetare Sunday.” That’s because the Entrance Antiphon of the Mass of that day starts with the word, “Laetare,” (Rejoice). It reminds us that despite the heavy spirit of penance during


Eroding civic space?

With a score of 34, the Philippines was ranked by the 2022 CIVICUS monitor as among countries in the Asia Pacific that have a “repressed” civic space, where people and organizations can participate in the social and political issues of

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7000+ vacancies at Bacolod job fair

The City of Bacolod is inviting all jobseekers to participate in the upcoming job fair organized by its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in partnership with DOLE, at the SM City Bacolod on March 21. Over 7,000 vacancies are waiting

Farm Tour highlights cane varieties, bio fertilizers

The farm tour organized by the Philippine Sugar Technologists Association (PHILSUTECH) at La Carlota City and E.B. Magalona on March 9-10 featured bio fertilizers as viable alternative or as supplement to expensive chemical fertilizers, as well as the performance of

Free potable water required from Bacolod restos

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance requiring all restaurants and food outlets in the City of Bacolod to provide free, safe, and clean potable service water for their customers, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Wednesday.

DOJ mulls placing Degamo slay suspects under lookout bulletin

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Saturday said it would place under the lookout bulletins the individuals linked to the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. Justice Undersecretary Mico Clavano said the move is part of further precautions, while


One of the signs that a person is advancing in age is how traditions are viewed. When we were kids, we would take part in family traditions without really knowing the meaning behind it. As we grow older, we try

Our true unity only with Christ

Yes, our true unity can only be achieved when we are with Christ, when we have the same spirit of Christ. It’s a unity that is not uniformity and can be lived even amid our unavoidable differences and conflicts. In