May 24, 2023

State of calamity declared in San Enrique

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that it was merely the sentiment of its members, the Sangguniang Bayan of San Enrique passed a resolution declaring a state of calamity, due to recording more than 1,800 hog deaths in the municipality, Vice


Fight for good governance not yet over – Leni

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO She may have lost in the presidential race, but former Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday said the “fight is not over, for good governance.” Robredo, who attended the first general assembly of


UNegA secretary: Members may join KNP

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN United Negros Alliance secretary Salvador Escalante yesterday raised the possibility that UNegA members may join the newly organized political movement- Kilusan ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP), which is applying for accreditation with the Commission on Election as


2 slain, 2 captured rebels identified

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Families of four New People’s Army rebels who recently died in a gun battle with Army soldiers in Brgy. Trinidad, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, have availed of burial and financial assistance from the City Task Force-ELCAC,


Photo of the Day

An Air Force Blackhawk helicopter supports the focused military operations of the Philippine Army in central Negros.*62IB photo


Dangerous heat

Earth’s surface temperature is on track to rise 2.7 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by 2100, which will push more than two billion people – 22 percent of projected global population – well outside the climate comfort zone that has


Fleur De Vie exhibit at McCafe

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Negrense Artists Circle, Inc., opened a group art exhibit titled “Fleur De Vie” on May 18 at McCafe, McDonalds Upper East, Bacolod City. “Fluer De Vie” or flower of life, is an exhibit with an

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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

Pork meat safe to eat – NegOr officials

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Local officials in Negros Oriental have assured the public that pork and pork products are safe to eat, despite confirmed reports of ASF infection in Dauin and Sibulan towns. A statement issued by the provincial government

Guns, shabu seized in police ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four suspects are now locked up in jail in Negros Occidental, following their arrests on Monday for illegal possession of firearms and violation of RA 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.

Army chief lauds 3ID for excellent job

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army has lauded its 3rd Infantry Division for a job well done in Western and Central Visayas, for launching focused military and intelligence operations that effectively weakened the capabilities and influence of the New

DOH immunization extended, NegOcc remains top performer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Chikiting Ligtas campaign of the Department of Health, which is supposed to end May 31, has been extended to June 16, with 117,949 children remaining for vaccination in Western Visayas. Negros Occidental, on the other

Faith cures our blindness

That’s what the story of the blind man, Bartimaeus, teaches us. (cfr. Mk 10, 46-52) As the gospel narrates, when he heard that Christ was passing by, he immediately called for Christ. In spite of being told by Christ’s disciples