June 10, 2023

SRA pushes P85 SRP of retail sugar

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that there is enough supply of the commodity, the Sugar Regulatory Administration is pushing for a suggested retail price (SRP) of P85 per kilo of sugar in the retail market. This comes after complaints were


LGUs tighten biosecurity measures

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Several Negros Occidental local government units have further tightened their respective biosecurity measures within their respective borders, prohibiting the entry of hogs and pork related products from other towns and cities of the province, following detection


Negros Occidental cited for organic agriculture dev’t

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental was recognized by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Asia, for promoting the development of agricultural development in the country. The plaque of appreciation was received by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson from


Bacolod City Independence Day rites set

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya will be the guest of honor and speaker during the 125th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence at the Bacolod City Public Plaza on Monday. This year’s theme is “Kalayaan, Kinabukasan, Kasaysayan (Freedom,


DepEd Festival of Talents kicks off in EB Magalona

The two-day Festival of Talents of the Division of Negros Occidental, hosted by the municipality of E. B. Magalona, in partnership with the Department of Education, kicked off yesterday at the town public plaza. Vice Mayor Eric Matulac represented Mayor


Photo of the Day

A giant Philippine flag on display at the Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod City, as the provincial government of Negros Occidental marks the country’s 125th Independence Day on June 12, with a series of activities to be held at the Capitol Lagoon.* GPB photo


Bread of life? Incredible!

We cannot deny that we too can somehow share the disbelief of the Jews when Christ declared himself as the “Bread of Life.” We can echo in ourselves their reaction: “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”


Energy transition

The latest World Bank report said the Philippine energy sector will need to overcome the dual challenges of meeting fast-growing demand and transforming its fossil fuel based infrastructure while keeping energy supply secure, reliable, and affordable. The sector will have

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Refund for internet, telecom outage bill hurdles House

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill that would institutionalize a mechanism to refund customers in case of outages and disruptions with their internet or telecommunications services. Gaining 278

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

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

Capitol signs MOA with BPO for employment opportunities

The provincial government of Negros Occidental yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Panasiatic Call Centers, Inc. for skills training and enhancement of employment opportunities for skilled Negrense youth. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Cristina

Sugar heist drivers face qualified theft charges

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police filed qualified theft charges against two drivers allegedly involved in the stealing of two truckloads of sugar, before the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office on September 27, disclosed provincial police spokesman PCapt. Judesses Catalogo

NTF sales surpasses previous year’s

Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro visiting the GIDA booth at the Negros Trade Fair, and purchased native products as he urged AFP members to buy their locally produced products.* Capitol PIO photo