May 1, 2023

UNegA, Love Negros politicos renew camaraderie

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Members of the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) and Love Negros yesterday took advantage of their presence at the Pasalamat Festival in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, to renew their camaraderie, after the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is


MORE power JVA recommended by Iloilo mayor

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN After what MORE Power has achieved over the past three years in Iloilo City, its local government and business sector leaders are endorsing the Joint Venture Agreement between Central Negros Electric Cooperative and power distribution facility.


Sen. Go supports face masks in public transport

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go supports mandatory wearing of face masks in Bacolod City public transportation, as ordered by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez. Go, who chairs the Senate committee on Health, said he had been enjoining


Captured rebel faces multiple arrest warrants

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A member of the New People’s Army, captured by Army soldiers following an encounter on April 28 at Sitio Malatanglad, Barangay Budlasan, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, was found to have numerous pending arrest warrants. The captured


2 decomposing bodies found inside box culvert

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two decomposing bodies were discovered yesterday inside a box culvert in Hacienda Sayson, Brgy. Felisa, Bacolod City. Initial investigations by the Police Station 10 revealed that one victim was found at the entrance of a box


78 nabbed in one day for illegal gambling

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen arrested 78 persons for illegal gambling in EB Magalona, and the cities of Cadiz and Victorias, Negros Occidental, on April 29. Of the arrested suspects, 70 were nabbed during a raid on illegal cockfighting in


Alijis fire destroys 2 houses

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Two houses in Providencia Subdivision, Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City, were destroyed when a fire broke out past noontime Saturday. The fire that started at about 12:27 p.m. damaged the houses owned by Rodulfo Ligna and Lenny


Photo of the Day

FLOODED. Several areas in Bacolod City experienced flooding, such as this scene along Rizal Extension, after a heavy downpour that lasted only more than an hour yesterday.*


The dignity of work

On the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker which is celebrated on May 1, we are reminded of this often-ignored dignity of our work, all kinds of work, big or small, as long as it is not sinful work. It


Chemical concerns

After findings that one or more pesticides were detected above thresholds of concern at 22 percent of all monitoring sites in rivers and lakes across Europe in 2020, the European Environment Agency (EEA) warned member states to reduce pesticide usage

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Reclamation flower vendors face relocation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 18 flower vendors along Fr. M. Ferrero Street in Barangay 12, Bacolod City, may again face possible relocation if the area they are occupying will be reclassified to a commercial lot. The 18 stall owners

Drug personality shot dead in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected drug personality was shot and killed on Wednesday by an unidentified gunman at Purok 6, Barangay Bantayan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The police identified the victim as Cedrix Jaro, alias Odong, 21, of Brgy.

Mayor lauds ASEAN uni games bronze medalist

Himamaylan Mayor Raymund Tongson congratulated bronze medalist Jamela De Asis from the recent ASEAN University Games, and is rallying support for Himamaylanon athletes who are competing in the Palarong Pambansa 2024, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said. De Asis

Malaysian, 3 others nabbed for cigarette smuggling

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Malaysian and three Filipinos were intercepted by authorities on July 10 at a docking area in Barangay 2, Ilog, Negros Occidental, for alleged cigarette smuggling. PMaj. Joseph Partidas, Ilog police chief, disclosed that the contraband

Javi joins Philippine Army Reserve

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez is now a Philippine Army reservist. Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, yesterday welcomed Benitez into the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during his donning as an Army

We are meant to give life to others

When Christ chose 12 apostles to work closely with him in his mission of human redemption, (cfr. Mt 10,1-7) we are reminded that Christ actually wants all of us to continue with his work of human redemption, imparting the true