June 8, 2023

Bacolod City eyes tax on utility poles

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance imposing a Mayor’s Permit fee on electric and/or telecommunication poles/posts owned by public utility companies erected on government/private lots using government streets, roads, highways and/or alleys at the rate of P500 per post per


2 Capitol employees suspended, face raps

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two more Negros Occidental provincial government employees were slapped with 60-day preventive suspensions after being charged with grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, and malversation of public funds, by the Provincial Legal Office, in connection with missing fertilizers


Bacolod City drug syndicate leader falls

A leader of a drug syndicate being monitored by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) was arrested in Compostela town in Cebu province on June 2, police confirmed Wednesday. The suspect, Cader Chisno Magondacan, has been identified as a sub-group


Loving God is loving our neighbor

Christ said it very clearly. When asked what the greatest commandment was, he simply said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” And


Simultaneous growth

“Agriculture is not farming, it is feeding” – Reday Sol The national leadership, with other major concerns, must make agriculture an equally urgent one. The “growth and development” the country is experiencing must be directly proportional to the agriculture modernization


Making Masagana work

Farmers’ group Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) pointed out that government should prioritize the competitiveness of local palay farmers amid the flooding of imported grains, as achieving rice self-sufficiency would be short-lived if it lacks profitability for producers. FFF national


Inaugural Ben Lo Memorial Cup tips off

The first Ben Lo Memorial Cup kicks off today at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym with seven teams participating in the basketball competition.  The field is composed of Chiang Kai Shek College, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo De

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BSP eyes Sept inflation at 5.3% to 6.1%

Higher prices of fuel and agricultural products are expected to contribute to upside risks to the inflation rate this month, which the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) sees between 5.3 percent and 6.1 percent. In a statement last week, the

Guv calls on face mask wearing

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Noting the rise of cases with flu-like symptoms in public schools, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday renewed calls for Negrenses to wear face masks. “The wearing of face masks is something we learned during

Photo of the Day

LIT. The highway streetlights at the Talisay-Silay boundary in Barangay Bubog, along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, have been reinstalled and energized.* Talisay PIO photo

Tay Tung honors the legacy of Oscar K. Anglo Sr.

The Bacolod Tay Tung High school community honored the late Oscar K. Anglo Sr., with a commemorative marker, celebrating his legacy to Bacolod City and to the TayTungian Mission of Education. The unveiling ceremony and blessing was held on September

Bulk water supply agreement inked for Bacolod

From left, Atty. Cezar Ong, PrimeWater VP for JV Operations; Cynthia Javarez, Chair, Prime Asset Ventures Inc.; Atty. Lorendo Dilag, Chair, BACIWA Board of Directors; Mona Dia Jardin, BACIWA General Manager; and Jabez Alvarez, owner of Northern Negros H2O Inc. signing the Bulk Water Supply Agreement which aims to address the growing demand for water in Bacolod City.*

La Castellana councilor, cohort face more estafa cases

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three more large scale estafa cases have been filed by the police against an incumbent member of the La Castellana Sangguniang Bayan and a woman recruiter, in connection with an alleged PNP recruitment scam which reportedly