May 20, 2023

Bacolod City declared insurgency free

Brig. Gen. Orlando Edralin, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander; PBrig. Archival Macala, Police Regional Office 6 OIC; and Coast Guard Commodore Arnaldo Lim (left to right) signing the resolution declaring Bacolod City “insurgency-free”, in the presence of PLt. Gen. Patrick Villacorte, Area Police Command Visayas chief; and Councilor Pau Sy.* BCPO photo


WV’s most wanted person arrested

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The long arm of the law finally caught up with the number one most wanted person in Western Visayas, following his arrest at Purok Kabulakan in Brgy. Zone 10, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. The arrested fugitive


Hog cholera outbreak declaration mulled

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The possibility of a hog cholera outbreak declaration in some Negros Occidental local government units, in connection with thousands of swine deaths, is now being entertained by the Provincial Veterinarian Office. Dr. Ryan Janoya, PVO officer-in-charge,


Himamaylan tops week 3 of vax drive

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City leads Negros Occidental local government units in the implementation of the Chikiting Ligtas Supplemental Immunization campaign of the Department of Health, almost three weeks after it started. DOH Western Visayas records indicated that Himamaylan


Distressed OFW repatriated

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A distressed Overseas Filipino Worker was finally returned to her home in Hacienda Lumbia, Brgy. Alicante, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, with the help of the municipal OFW Federation. Donna Saber, an OFW from Dubai City in


CHMSU hailed for CE Licensure Exam performance

The Commission on Higher Education Regional Office VI awarded a plaque of recognition to Carlos Hilado Memorial State University for being the 4th Top Performing School in the November 2022 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, during the 2nd CHED Regional Quality


House razed in Handumanan fire

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A house in Purok Narra Extension, Phase 4, Brgy.  Handumanan, Bacolod City, was razed by fire noontime yesterday, resulting in damage amounting to about P172,500. Reports from the Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod said that the house


Greening the transport system

The shift from gas-fueled transportation to electric vehicles is needed now more than ever, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista recently said in a business club forum. “We want a green transport system to be in place sooner, and we are working

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The Power of God

Last Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension. Before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave his parting words to his apostles, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in

Typhoon Betty cancels boat trips, some classes

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Boat trips between Negros Occidental, Iloilo and Cebu provinces were cancelled yesterday due to rough seas, while classes at all levels today in Hinobaan town, have been suspended by Mayor Daph Anthony Reliquias Jr. Based on

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

EB Magalona champ defends ABF title

Herlan Sixto Gomez, a 23-year-old boxer from Barangay Madalag, E. B. Magalona, successfully defended his Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) bantamweight title in the recently concluded Knockout Blows in Bangkok, Thailand. Gomez defeated Jakpan Sangtong of Thailand via KO/TKO in round

Ancestral house blessed during 80th birthday bash

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Fr. Rayman Asoy officiated the blessing of the Don Mariano Ramos ancestral house in Burgos Street, Bacolod City on May 26, during the 80th birthday thanksgiving dinner tendered by Dolly Ramos-Gatuslao for family and friends. Also

Guv inks student internship program MOA

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement with various schools and universities in the province, for the Student Internship Program with the Negros Occidental provincial government. The partner schools who joined the ceremonial signing were University of