May 9, 2023

NGCP raises Yellow Alert in Visayas

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Due to insufficient power supply, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) yesterday placed Visayas, including Negros Island, under Yellow Alert status. In a statement it issued, NGCP said a yellow alert is issued when


Inasal Fest targets previous record

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival will again be held in Bacolod City from May 26 to 28, and targets to exceed the longest grill that the city recorded four years ago, which was 300 meters. The


No ASF, only hog cholera – PVO

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Veterinarian Office yesterday maintained that Negros Occidental remains African Swine Fever (ASF) free, stressing that hogs that got sick and died suffered from “hog cholera”, which is triggered by extreme heat. Provincial Veterinary Office


Capitol issues face mask guidelines

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental nears triple digits, the provincial government has issued guidelines for the voluntary wearing of face masks in the province. In executive order No. 23-15, series of 2023, Gov. Eugenio Jose


Amid Bacolod transport strike, business as usual

A transport strike launched yesterday by jeepney operators and drivers’ groups in Bacolod City, failed to disrupt the operations of business establishments and schools. The protestors, mainly members of the Bacolod Alliance of Commuters, Operators and Drivers (BACOD) Inc., and


WV top cop relieved

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Western Visayas will soon have a new regional police director, after PBrig. Gen. Leo Francisco was relieved yesterday as regional police director of Western Visayas. Francisco is up for promotion, as he was designated as officer


20kg processed meat seized in Cadiz

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An estimated 20 kilos of chorizo from Cebu, being sold by an online seller, has been confiscated by personnel of the City Veterinary Office, during a buy bust operation in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. City Veterinarian


Cadiz City gov’t housing project breaks ground

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (4th from left), Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. (left) and Pag-IBIG Fund officials, led by Anthony Cesar Arellano (4th from right) lead the lowering of time capsule during the Villa Tiglawigan ground breaking rites in Cadiz City.* GPB photo


The peace Christ gives us

It’s important that we understand the kind of peace that Christ gives us. As he said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not



It’s supposed to be peak dry/summer season but the past few days have been uncharacteristically rainy, to the point that classes were cancelled for two days last week, as the heavy rains brought flooding and misery, as usual. Despite the

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The Power of God

Last Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension. Before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave his parting words to his apostles, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in

Virus detected in 2 Bacolod hogs, Sibulan, too

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City logged two positive cases of African swine fever (ASF) yesterday after being free from the highly contagious hog disease more than three years since its outbreak was reported in the country. Mayor Alfredo Abelardo

Rainfall warning triggers class suspensions

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Classes in all levels in 16 towns and cities of Negros Occidental were suspended yesterday due to heavy rainfall warning issued by state weather PAGASA. Classes were suspended in the cities of Bacolod, Sipalay, Silay, Talisay,

Army chief lauds 3ID for excellent job

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army has lauded its 3rd Infantry Division for a job well done in Western and Central Visayas, for launching focused military and intelligence operations that effectively weakened the capabilities and influence of the New

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.

Bacolod showcases 320m chicken inasal grill

The Bacolod City famous chicken dish was laid out on a 320-meter-long grilling station along the main road of a commercial area, cooked by some 70 concessionaires, to culminate the three-day Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival on Sunday night. The grilling