June 3, 2023

Some local pols, bizmen supporting NPA – Army

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he will check with the Philippine Army, if they have a list of local politicians and businessmen supporting the New People’s Army. If indeed there is already


No private armies in province – PNP

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN No private armed groups currently exist in Negros Occidental, disclosed a police official yesterday. During a police and military security briefing during the joint 2nd quarter  meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the


Drug cleared brgys increase to 408

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency reported yesterday that drug cleared barangays in Negros Occidental have risen to 408 out of the 601 villages in the province, excluding the 61 barangays of highly urbanized Bacolod City. Based


100% CPA board exam passing rate for USLS

The University of St. La Salle (USLS) showed exceptional performance in the May 2023 Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants, achieving an outstanding 100% overall passing rate. According to the university, results from the Professional Regulation Commission revealed that 13


Kabankalan tornado victims get aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Owners of the 14 houses that were either damaged or destroyed by tornado in Brgy. Bantayan, Kabankalan City, on May 17, got financial aid and food packs from the provincial government of Negros Occidental. Board Member


Feeding program ordinance passed

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance institutionalizing the Bacolod City Feeding Program for undernourished children in barangays, public day care, kindergarten, and elementary schools, to combat hunger and undernutrition, was recently passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod. The ordinance authored


What Trinity Sunday reminds us of

Yes, what it reminds us of is that we need to reflect and channel the very Trinitarian life of God in our own life. That means that just as in God there are three persons who are perpetually engaged in


Youth as labor force problem

“We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.” – Alice Walters In 2018, a local sugar summit was facilitated by the provincial government under the late Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr.


Flag days

On March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 was issued, declaring May 28 as National Flag Day to commemorate the date the national emblem was first unfurled, after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the battle at Alapan,

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‘Festive Faces’ launched at Art Cove

Art Cove at Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod is thrilled to announce the successful launch of Jojo Vito’s art exhibit, “Festive Faces,” marking a remarkable transformation from his previous installation, “Gilded Expressions.” Jojo Vito, Bacolod City’s renowned mask maker, professor,

Conversion needed to do God’s will

Now that we in the month of October, let’s remind ourselves of the importance of the Holy Rosary. It’s a very helpful prayer that lets us go through the life of Christ, the pattern of our humanity, with Mary who

CitiHardware opens 98th store in Bago

Expressing confidence in the favorable business climate, one of the country’s leading and fastest growing construction retail stores is strengthening its presence nationwide by expanding its reach in Bago City, a press release from Bago PIO said. Rafael Rafinian, CitiHardware’s

NegOcc rice retailers to receive P15K cash aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Trade and Industry is slated to distribute P15,000 in cash aid to 335 rice retailers in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City on September 28. Reginald Hudierez, head of the Consumer Protection of the

GCash supports COMELEC’s Kontra-Bigay

GCash expressed its full support for the Commission on Elections’ (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10946, also known as “Kontra-Bigay”, ahead of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. According to a press release, officials from the fintech company attended the campaign’s

44 new show cause orders issued vs. NegOcc candidates

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Commission on Elections has issued 44 additional show cause orders to Negrense candidates in the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 30, for alleged premature campaigning. This was confirmed yesterday by Provincial Comelec