September 4, 2023

29,640 BSKE candidates in Negros Occidental – Comelec

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections ending on September 2, the Commission on Elections reported that a total of 29,640 candidates have filed COCs. Provincial Comelec supervisor


6 Bacolod brgy kaps running unopposed

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Six barangays in Bacolod City have barangay captains running unopposed in the October 30 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). These are Barangays 7, 15, 24, 25, 32, and 36. Meanwhile, Barangays 24, 36 and 37


Cadiz City floating solar project to rise

Cadiz City in Negros Occidental is set to host the very first floating solar project facility in the Visayas and Mindanao, set to be sprawling on a 90-hectare fishpond in Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, with a targeted capacity of 100


Gun ban violator nabbed inside police station

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Bantay Bukid member was the first gun ban violator arrested by the police on September 2 in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, five days after the August 28 start of the election period for the synchronized


Bacolod Lions conduct flood relief efforts

The Bacolod City-Host Lions recently provided flood relief to families affected by Typhoon Goring in Bacolod City, a press release from the organization said. On August 29,  heavy rainfall brought severe flooding all over the city, leaving 33 barangays severely


The difficulty of discipleship

Today’s readings revolve around the theme of following God’s will and culminate in the call of Jesus to discipleship. The call to discipleship is lofty and equally intimidating. It demands no less than a radical response: “Deny yourself, take up


Non-lethal ways

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. has expressed openness to the idea of equipping police officers with whistles and batons to avoid the indiscriminate use of firearms as they perform their duties. Speaking to reporters earlier this week,

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22 gun ban violators nabbed in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 22 persons in Negros Occidental, including highly urbanized Bacolod City, have been arrested for violation of the Comelec gun ban a month after election period started on August 28, according to a report

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

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

The Guardian Angels in our life

October 2 is liturgically celebrated as the Memorial of our Guardian Angels, reminding us of this tremendous reality that we have these powerful spiritual beings who are assigned to each one of us to help us in our earthly life

Lacson supports NEPC franchise bill

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday expressed his full support to the proposed bill filed by three Negros Occidental solons, seeking to grant a franchise to the Negros Electric Power Corporation (NEPC) to acquire and operate a