May 13, 2023

Canadian, Pinay wife die in murder-suicide

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Heated arguments between a Canadian and his Filipina wife yesterday led to a tragic incident that claimed both their lives at Villa Michaela Subdivision in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City. The victim identified as Liezel Demerin, 47,


PGN bridges eng’g design to start next month

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Public Works and Highways is targeting to start the detailed engineering design (DED) activities for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges by next month. According to DPWH, the engineering service of the 32.47-km. Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island


Former Ceneco president urges referendum on JVA

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The former president of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) is asking the electric cooperative to hold a referendum for its member-consumers to take part in a major decision that will involve a proposed joint venture agreement


24 new COVID-19 cases in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Active COVID-19 cases have risen to 113, after 24 new cases were reported yesterday by the Provincial Incident Management Team in Negros Occidental. However, PIMT also reported 17 recoveries yesterday. From March 27, 2020 to May


2 high powered guns seized by Army

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Armed skirmishes erupted anew as Army soldiers pursuing New People’s Army rebels they had encountered last week, caught up with the fleeing rebels on Thursday, in Sitio Dangalon, Brgy. Hilamonan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col.


Marijuana plants, shabu seized in Silay

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The buy bust operation of the police on Thursday in Hacienda Lonoy, Brgy. Hawaiian, Silay City, Negros Occidental, led to the seizure of marijuana plants and suspected shabu from the arrested drug suspect. Nabbed was Leo


Photo of the Day

Century-old mangroves can be found at Suyac Island, a popular tourist destination in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.* GPB photo


Love, commandments, truth

We need to know the intimate relation among this triad. Christ said it very clearly, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (Jn 14,15) And more than that, he also said that it is when we love him


Land use of Negros agriculture

“Agriculture is the fundamental source of national prosperity.” – J. J. Mapes By philosophy, we can definitely connect everything to agriculture. Agriculture is largely based on land – a land that is nurtured, protected and productive. There have been numerous

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Grandma shot dead, farmer burned to death

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 58-year-old woman was gunned down, allegedly by a barangay tanod in Victorias City, while a farmer was burned to death in Cadiz City, all in Negros Occidental, on April 16. The woman victim, whose identity

When we fail to practice what we preach

We should not be too surprised and bothered by this phenomenon. Given our human limitations and weaknesses, this predicament can take place anytime and often. What we need to do is to go immediately to God, ask for pardon and

Panaad Fest expectations exceeded – guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that the expectations for the 28th Panaad sa Negros Festival, was not only met, but even exceeded. Lacson, who spoke last night at the closing ceremony of the

State of calamity recommended in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has recommended the declaration of a state of calamity in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, due to the prevailing drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon, Mayor Benjie

Himamaylan, DSWD aid drought-affected families

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office VI and the City Government of Himamaylan partnered to bring aid to families affected by the ongoing drought in the southern Negros Occidental City, said a press release from Himamaylan PIO.

Drought destroys P173.5M worth of crops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The drought brought about by El Niño phenomenon continues to wreak havoc on rice and corn crops in Negros Occidental, where as of April 12, the value of the damage has been pegged by the Office