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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9 more rebels lay down arms

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following the losses suffered by the New People’s Army in central Negros, nine more self-confessed rebels have surrendered to the 94th Infantry Battalion. The nine NPA rebels, members of the Central Negros 2 under the Komiteng

NCCA awards P400K grant for heritage district workshop

A financial grant of P400,000 from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) was awarded to the local government unit of Silay for its proposal, “Capability Building Seminar-Workshop for a Resilient and Sustainable Heritage District.” According to a

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

MassKara dancers to perform in NYC

The world-renowned MassKara Festival dancers of Bacolod City will perform in New York City for the first time, during the 125th Philippine Independence Anniversary Commemoration Parade on June 4. The performers will be comprised of 22 dancers from the multi-awarded

Only BAI can declare ASF in Bago – Ferrer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN No ASF (African Swine Fever) in hogs in Bago City, Negros Occidental, unless it is declared by the Agriculture Department’s Bureau of Animal Industry, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday. This was the reaction of Ferrer