June 7, 2023

ASF detected in Victorias City

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City in Negros Occidental has logged nine confirmed African Swine Fever cases, with seven of the pigs testing ASF positive coming from Brgy. Anahaw, Hinigaran, Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and City Veterinarian Dr. Michael John


NPA kills 3 civilians in revenge

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army continues its purging of civilians suspected as military informants, following debacles they suffered in gun battles with Army soldiers in the hinterlands of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, as they claimed responsibility for


Bacolod readies to tow and impound violators

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved the impounding of vehicles through the issuance of impounding receipts and providing necessary fees and penalties for violation of City Ordinance No. 09-17-818, or an “Ordinance establishing the tow-away zones in


8 LGUs exceed 95 percent Chikiting Ligtas target

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eight of the 31 towns and component cities of Negros Occidental have already reached the Department of Health target of 95 percent in the supplemental immunization activity dubbed “Chikiting Ligtas 2023 campaign,” aimed at achieving herd


Bacolod SP congratulates LEPT topnotcher

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang congratulated Andrea Nicole Sumugat for being the topnotcher in the March 2023 Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT), and for giving honor and pride to Bacolod City. The resolution authored by Councilor Em


Photo of the Day

A vendor at San Juan Street, Bacolod City, sell flaglet to take advantage of the ongoing Flag Days and the upcoming 125th Philippine Independence day on June 12.* Alejandro Alvarez photo


The truth about our resurrection

That gospel episode, where some resurrection-deniers among the Jews tested Christ with a tricky question about the resurrection, gave Christ the chance to talk precisely about this truth of our Christian faith. (cfr. Mk 12,18-27) They approached him and posed


Increasing further

The amount of solid waste generated by Filipinos went up by 275 percent to 60,000 metric tons this year, compared to 16,000MT in 2016. Of the 60,000MT of solid waste, plastic accounted for 30 to 40 percent, Environment Undersecretary Jonas

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Court approves OVY’s last will disinheriting 4 kids

A Bacolod City regional trial court approved the petition of Yanson Group of Bus Companies matriarch Olivia Villaflores Yanson, popularly known through her initials OVY, for probate of her last will and testament disinheriting four of her children and naming

‘Radiate’ takes center stage

• ROGER D. BELTRAN The spotlight will shine on young girls and women of all backgrounds, sizes, and ages at Robinsons Bacolod today, September 30, at 5 p.m., as they come together for a spectacular event. “Radiate,” the highly anticipated

PVO eyes starting swine repopulation next year

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other hog diseases in Negros Occidental was declared contained in the absence of hog deaths over the past several weeks, the Provincial Veterinary Office is now eyeing

Photo of the Day

BEAUTIES. The 15 candidates of the Miss Bacolod MassKara 2023 with Bacolod Councilor Israel Salanga, Bacolod Yuhum Foundation president Katherine Matiling, and Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (center) during the sashing ceremony and press presentation at the Northwing Extension of SM City-Bacolod yesterday*

House approves Anti-agricultural Smuggling Act on 3rd reading

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to give more bite to the existing Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act, or Republic Act (RA) No. 10845 by dangling the penalty of life imprisonment to