May 5, 2023

PAGASA expects rains over NegOcc due to LPA, ITCZ

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Non-stop rains continued pouring on Negros Occidental from Wednesday until yesterday, due to the low pressure area embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported yesterday that


2 OPA employees issued show cause orders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Legal Office has issued show cause orders against two more employees of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, in connection with the missing 789 missing sacks of fertilizers valued at P2,367,000, at the Rice


Electricity cut in 5 Bacolod public schools

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The disconnection of electricity in five public elementary and high schools in Bacolod City Wednesday could just have been a result of miscommunication between Ceneco, the Department of Education, and City Hall. This was the explanation


1,000 indigents avail free surgeries

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than 1,000 indigent beneficiaries availed of free minor and major surgical operations during a medical mission held at the Valladolid District Hospital, spearheaded by the Nikki Cares Foundation and joined by the Makati Medical Center


Grandma, 3 others collared in buy bust ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Separate buy bust operations by the police on May 3 led to the arrest a 72-year-old woman and three other drug suspects in cities of Silay and Talisay, Negros Occidental, yielding an estimated P44,000 worth of


Bacolod to host Philippine Chemistry Congress

Bacolod City will host the 37th edition of the Philippine Chemistry Congress from July 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center, a press release from the organizers said. Planned in 2020, the hosting of the international scientific event at

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Bacolod City suspends lending of gov’t vehicles

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has ordered the temporary suspension of the lending of Bacolod City government vehicles, following the involvement of the LGU’s tourist bus in a vehicular crash on June 14 in Don Salvador Benedicto,

‘Kaleidoscope’ group exhibit features diversity in art

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A diverse group of talented Negrense artists comes together to showcase their unique perspectives and creative expressions in a group art exhibition titled “Kaleidoscope.” The show opened at the White Space Gallery at the Art District,

NOCPPO tops WV anti-illegal gambling drive

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office has again topped the campaign against illegal gambling in Western Visayas, in terms of arrested violators, from June 1 to 15. Of the 204 illegal gambling violators, NOCPPO accounted for

NU opens Bacolod campus

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The National University (NU) recently opened in Bacolod City, its 11th campus in the country, and notably, its first located outside Luzon. The school building is an eight-story structure, with parking lots from the second to

Occeño denies endorsement of Dina Arroyo-Tantoco bid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Board Member Anton Occeño yesterday clarified that there was no announcement or endorsement, from five mayors in the 5th district of Negros Occidental, of Dina Arroyo-Tantoco, a niece of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. There

Pest infestations damage 125 ha in crops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Pest infestations have wreaked havoc on 125 hectares of sugarcane and corn plantations in three local government units of Negros Occidental, initially affecting 208 farmers, according to reports of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. In