May 12, 2023

Bacolod SP authorizes P4.4B DBP loan

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance authorizing the proposed borrowing of the City of Bacolod from the Development Bank of the Philippines the amount of P4.4 billion, or winning bid price, whichever is lower, to finance various priority projects of


NegOcc supplemental vaccination at 51 percent

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental is now on 51 percent accomplishment in the supplemental immunization activity of the Department of Health for children five years old and below, within just a period of 10 days, according to Provincial Health


Ceneco-IGNITE JVA proposal gathers support

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The support for the proposed Joint Venture Agreement between the IGNITE Power, also known as the Negros Electric and Power Corporation, and Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) continues to snowball. In a statement, the Utilities Consumers


Former rebels plead for gov’t protection

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the peace agreement between the KAPATIRAN, formerly known as the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Mangagawa Pilipinas, Revolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM P RPA ABB) is now on final phase of implementation, its leaders


Province advances peace process with KAPATIRAN

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has issued an executive order creating a Provincial Site Coordinating Team to oversee the peace process with KAPATIRAN, formerly known as the Revolutionary Proletarian Army Alex Boncayao Brigade (Tabara Paduano Group), in


Macala named PRO6 OIC

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN PBrig. Archival Macala has been designated by Camp Crame as officer-in-charge of the Police Regional Office 6. Prior to his present post, Macala served as the deputy regional director for Administration of PRO6. He is a


Vista Alegre fire causes P900K damage

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A house at Block 21, Progresso Village 2, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, was razed by fire yesterday morning. The Bureau of Fire Protection – Bacolod received a report of the fire incident involving the residence


We should be both friends and lovers

In the gospel, there is a part where Christ tells us, practically defining for us, what is to be a lover and a friend. This is a crucial point to note, since sad to say, nowadays many people often say


For mothers

According to, the official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s, as a result of Anna Jarvis, who lost her mother in 1905. Anna conceived Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.


Unstoppable corruption?

A group of government accountability advocates say recent controversies in the Department of Education’s purchases of laptops show that government mechanisms to stop corruption are “no longer enough.” Multiply-Ed, a project that monitors education governance and spending, said that the

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2 NPA tagged in farmer’s death

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two New People’s Army rebels have been tagged by the police as suspects in the summary execution of a farmer on May 25 in Sitio Colihao, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. The victim, identified by

Negros Museum to hold art workshops

The Negros Museum announced in a press release its upcoming Art Workshop, scheduled to take place from June 19 to July 15, 2023. The workshop will feature a variety of classes for children and teens, including: Voice Workshop for Kids

The anger and mercy of Christ

The gospel of Friday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time (cfr. Mk 11, 11-16) shows us Christ showing two apparently contrasting qualities of anger and mercy. When he got hungry and saw a fig tree that did not have

Detained mom calls on CHR to probe daughter’s disappearance

A woman political detainee at the Negros Occidental Provincial Jail yesterday called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Western Visayas to conduct an immediate and impartial investigation on the involuntary disappearance of her daughter and two habal-habal drivers

Lacson to remain with NPC

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the announcement of Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer that he will remain with National Unity Party, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he is also sticking with his national party, the Nationalist People’s Coalition. Lacson and

BCPO reshuffling on

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Majority of police stations under Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) now have new commanders. PMaj. Nestor Bacuyag, BCPO spokesperson, is the officer in charge of the Police Station 4. PCapt. Paul Vincent Pendon takes over command