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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Mary, Mother of God and our Mother

May 29 is dedicated liturgically to the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. This Marian title was defined sometime ago due to the fact that if Mary is the Mother of Christ who is God, then she can rightly

9 more rebels lay down arms

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following the losses suffered by the New People’s Army in central Negros, nine more self-confessed rebels have surrendered to the 94th Infantry Battalion. The nine NPA rebels, members of the Central Negros 2 under the Komiteng

Smoke from school activity sends 7 to hospital

Responders from the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade, in hazardous materials suits, emerge from the Bacolod City College activity center where some occupants experienced difficulty of breathing.* CVFB FB photo

Multi sectoral groups urge Ceneco to expedite JVA process

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alliance of multi sectoral groups in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have openly declared their support to the proposed Joint Venture Agreement between Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) and Ignite Power and Energy Holdings, Inc.

Photo of the Day

FOGGY. The national highway along Don Salvador Benedicto, the summer capital of Negros Occidental, has been blanketed with fog at times over the past few days, as classes in some LGUs have been suspended due to inclement weather.* Jade Paul Morin/CCN photo

Only BAI can declare ASF in Bago – Ferrer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN No ASF (African Swine Fever) in hogs in Bago City, Negros Occidental, unless it is declared by the Agriculture Department’s Bureau of Animal Industry, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday. This was the reaction of Ferrer