May 2023

P88M lost to NegOcc swine deaths

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The value of the damage to the Negros Occidental hog industry due to swine mortalities, presently attributed to hog cholera and other diseases, has risen to P88.2 million as of May 29. Hog deaths further increased


Guns, shabu seized in police ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four suspects are now locked up in jail in Negros Occidental, following their arrests on Monday for illegal possession of firearms and violation of RA 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.


Inasal Festival generally peaceful – BCPO

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The three-day celebration of the Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival was declared yesterday by the police as “generally peaceful,” citing the absence of any untoward incidents. It was a crime-free festival, according to a report of the


Familiaran designated acting mayor

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran is currently the acting mayor of Bacolod City, after Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez issued memorandum order 0080 designating him as acting mayor of Bacolod City from May 30 to June 6.


Humility and greatness

This is the lesson we can learn from that episode of Mary visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. (cfr. Lk 1,39-56) Imagine our Lady, already knowing that she was going to be the mother of the Son of God, the highest honor


The ASF threat

The dreaded African Swine Fever disease, which is not harmful to humans but has been fatal for hogs, now threatens the P6 billion hog industry of our province has been fortunate to avoid it as it has ruthlessly spread across


EB Magalona champ defends ABF title

Herlan Sixto Gomez, a 23-year-old boxer from Barangay Madalag, E. B. Magalona, successfully defended his Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) bantamweight title in the recently concluded Knockout Blows in Bangkok, Thailand. Gomez defeated Jakpan Sangtong of Thailand via KO/TKO in round

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Ginoong Bacolod 2023

• ROGER D. BELTRAN The stage is set for an exhilarating night of charm and talent as fifteen dashing contenders gear up to vie for the prestigious Ginoong Bacolod 2023 crown. The eagerly awaited pageant is scheduled to dazzle audiences

JPSCC to meet next week on areas of concern

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following a recent encounter in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Provincial Commission on Elections supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria yesterday said that the Joint Provincial Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC) will meet again on October 4

PNP reforms

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has welcomed the proposed law seeking to introduce “long overdue” reforms and address institutional issues in the Philippine National Police. Introduced by former PNP chief, Sen. Ronald dela Rosa, also chair of

Lacson supports NEPC franchise bill

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday expressed his full support to the proposed bill filed by three Negros Occidental solons, seeking to grant a franchise to the Negros Electric Power Corporation (NEPC) to acquire and operate a

NegOcc rice retailers to receive P15K cash aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Trade and Industry is slated to distribute P15,000 in cash aid to 335 rice retailers in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City on September 28. Reginald Hudierez, head of the Consumer Protection of the


HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – We’ve been in this wonderful city in the southwestern part of Japan’s main island of Honshu for about a week now, to help our son set up, having gained entry and a scholarship to a university here.