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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Cadiz City is PalengQR-Ph Plus ready – mayor

“Cadiz City is PalengQR-Ph Plus ready,” disclosed Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. during the program launch at the Balay Cadiznon in Cadiz on July 18, said a press release from Cadiz PIO said. “We are always ready to embrace the digital

How to develop prudence or practical wisdom

The secret is to be like a child, simple and humble. We can draw that conclusion from the words of Christ himself: “I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from

Dutch envoy opens AABN anniversary exhibit

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The opening of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros’ 49th anniversary art exhibition at the Main Atrium, North Wing of SM City Bacolod Monday, kicking off its golden anniversary celebration for next year, was led by Netherlands

Abandoned rebel camp discovered in Cadiz

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An abandoned temporary camp of New People’s Army remnants was discovered on Tuesday by patrolling Army soldiers in the hinterlands of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. 1Lt. Dan Carlo Somoza, 79th Infantry Battalion Civil Military Operations chief,

The need for continuing formation

It’s interesting to note that despite the heavy and tight schedule Christ had during his public life, he always managed to find time to take care of the formation of his disciples. In fact, he invested a lot of time

WV crime drops 11.68% in 6 months

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Crime incidents in Western Visayas dropped by 11.68 percent in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period of 2023. The Police Regional Office 6 logged 5,529 incidents from January to June