May 17, 2023

Lacson denies Love Negros rift

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday doused speculations of an alleged rift among Love Negros members. Asked if there is a rift between him and Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, Lacson replied “there is none.”


Jeepney operators to process provisional authority

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Traditional jeepney operators in Bacolod City will start processing their extended provisional authority that will allow them to continue their operation, before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Office in Iloilo today. The


DOJ eyes to file charges vs. Teves today

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla yesterday said that charges against Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves will be filed “most probably on Wednesday” by the National Bureau of Investigation. Remulla said that DOJ initially planned to file the


‘Internal cleansing’ among Negros NPA – Army

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following deaths of its top leaders in Negros Island, the New People’s Army is now conducting an “internal cleansing” among their ranks, revealed yesterday by Brig. Gen. Orlando Edralin, who is the 303rd Infantry Brigade commander.


57 former Negros rebels get gov’t assistance

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 57 former rebels in Negros Occidental yesterday availed of financial assistance from the national and provincial governments, in a ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City. Brig. Gen. Orlando


Disaster responders capacitated

Thirty officials and community workers of Barangay Purisima, Manapla, are now fully trained to respond to emergency situations in their village after completing the 3-day Barangay Emergency Response Team (BERT) Training at the 605th Manuever Company Headquarters, in Camp Aniceto


An insidious pollutant

A new study by Filipino scientists has found that Metro Manila residents are now at risk of inhaling microplastics, or tiny plastic fragments in the environment, which they call an insidious new major pollutant. Published in the Environmental Science and


Philippine Red Cross sends aid to Kabankalan

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has swiftly responded to the armed clashes between state armed groups and non-state armed groups that occurred on May 11, at Sitio Dangalon, Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. In a press release, the PRC said

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Globe, Home Credit collaborate to combat scams

Digital solutions platform Globe has reaffirmed its dedication to fighting financial spam and scams by entering into an agreement with finance firm Home Credit. According to a press release, the agreement follows partnerships Globe has inked with various major banks

Dwindling reservoirs

More than half of the world’s lakes and reservoirs are dwindling and placing humanity’s future water security at risk, with climate change and unsustainable consumption tagged as the main culprits in a paper which appeared in the publication Science. “Lakes

CHMSU job expo slated

More than 30 local and overseas companies will be accepting applications at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State University Career and Job Expo on June 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Multi-Purpose Gym, CHMSU Talisay Campus. According to the

Still no classes in EB Magalona, Bago City

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The suspension of face to face classes in Bago City and EB Magalona in Negros Occidental has been extended until today due to the prevailing southwest monsoon. Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo, however enjoined schools to

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