September 5, 2023

Province eyes hog sentineling program

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With zero hog mortalities over the past several days, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he will discuss with the Provincial Veterinarian Office the start of the sentineling program, if there are no more African


Guv concerned by drop in enrollment

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday expressed concern over the drop of enrollment in Negros Occidental for this school year. Lacson said he is trying to figure out the reasons behind it. “I don’t understand the situation


Upgrade facilities – Javi to NONECO

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN To avoid repetition of widespread blackout on its franchise area, Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez yesterday suggested the management of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) to upgrade and digitize its facilities. On Sunday night,


Leptospirosis up 200 percent in Bacolod

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Cases of leptospirosis have increased by 200 percent in Bacolod City, as of August 26, compared to the same period last year. Records of the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) showed that the number of cases


Brgy. Alangilan tree planting

The Bacolod City Host Lions Club, led by its president Jhong Javier and past governor Em Ang, recently planted about 200 seedlings of red and white Laua-an trees at the Upper Caliban-Imbang Watershed in Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, a press


God shares his power with us

That’s right! God shares his power with us. If we are truly God’s image and likeness, sharers of his divine life and nature, then it should come as a no-brainer that we too can share in his tremendous power. We


Great expectations

After the “magical” World Cup run of the Filipinas, who managed to capture the imagination of the footballing world with their maiden FIFA World Cup appearance, goal, and even win a match against a home team, Filipinos might’ve been expecting

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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

Dealing with spiritual beings

The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, celebrated on September 29, reminds us of our need to learn how to deal with spiritual beings. We cannot deny that they exist and that they play an important role, for

KAHIL-ICAMC awarded Most Outstanding Marine Protected Area

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Kabankalan-Himamaylan-Ilog Integrated Coastal Area Management Council (KAHIL- ICAMC), chaired by Himamaylan Mayor Raymund Tongson received the award as “Most Outstanding Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and Networks” during the Para El Mar 2023 awarding ceremony held

No evil without the good

Indeed, evil cannot exist by itself. It has to refer itself to something that is good which it denies, distorts, corrupts, etc. And if we are smart enough, we should not worry too much about all the evils we can

2 Himamaylan encounters yield high powered guns, ammo

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two high powered guns and assorted ammunition were recovered by soldiers of the 94th Infantry Battalion, following two successive armed skirmishes with New People’s Army remnants in Sitio Bulasot, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, on

Just be cool when contradicted

Remember that gospel episode where the disciples of Christ were not welcomed in a Samaritan town because their destination was Jerusalem? (cfr. Lk 9,51-56) They suggested to Christ that they “call down fire from heaven to consume them.” To which