September 8, 2023

82 percent drop in NegOcc dengue cases

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental recorded an 82 percent drop in dengue cases, from January to August this year, compared to the same period in 2022, according to a report of the Department of Health Western Visayas – Center


6 rebels killed in gun battles

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six New People’s Army rebel remnants, whose dismantled guerilla front was reorganized and led by a Negrense cadre, died in successive encounters with the 47th Infantry Battalion on September 7 in Brgy. Campagao, Bilar, Bohol, disclosed


SP approves appointment of 2 Capitol dept. chiefs

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approved on Tuesday the appointment of two new department heads during its regular session. Approved by the SP were the appointments of Dr. Ma. Girlie Pinongan as permanent head of


Duterte unwelcome in Negros Island – NDF

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN If the National Democratic Front-Negros is to be believed, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte is unwelcome to the people of Negros Island. In a statement, NDF-Negros spokesperson Ka Bayani Obrero, claimed that the so-called


SP amends Bible Week ordinance

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance amending Sections 3 and 5 of City Ordinance No. 433, or The Bacolod City Bible Week and Bible Sunday Ordinance, was passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Wednesday. The ordinance authored


SP creating traffic management division

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance creating the Traffic and Transport Management Division, was passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on first reading Wednesday. Authored by Councilor Al Victor Espino, the ordinance said the urban development of Bacolod City is


Mary, the perfection of humanity

On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated on September 8, we are reminded of the unique place Mary occupies in the history of human salvation. The entire household of God in heaven definitely rejoices at


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My wife, who travels often for work, has been telling me that the air conditioning at the airport has been pretty inadequate for some time now, which is something the people in charge of that facility should’ve noticed and rectified

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Solo art exhibit at NPC bldg.

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod visual artist Rolando Inso is holding an ongoing solo art exhibition at the Negros Press Club building along San Juan Street, Bacolod City, which is scheduled to run until October. Inso said he started his

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

E. B. Magalona to mark World Rabies Day

With the aim of highlighting the importance of saving lives from the deadly rabies, and to remind the public on responsible pet ownership, the municipality of E. B. Magalona has prepared activities to mark the 17th World Rabies Day today

SEC, GCash sign agreement to combat scams and fraud

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and finance super app GCash have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to join forces in going after perpetrators involved in online fraud, e-scams, and other cybercrimes.  Under the agreement, GCash will assist and

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

Saraviahanon wins WBC Asia silver bantamweight title

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN E. B. Magalona native Herlan Gomez now has two Asian boxing championship belts. The 24-year-old Saraviahanon pride earned a new belt during the WBC-Asia (World Boxing Council – Asian Boxing Council) silver bantamweight championship in Bangkok,