September 11, 2023

Bacolod dengue cases decrease

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Cases of dengue in Bacolod City continue to decrease this year, compared to cases covering the same period last year, from January 1 to August 26. Records of the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) showed that


Fire destroys 38 homes

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirty-eight houses were destroyed, while two others were partially damaged when a fire hit a residential area on September 9 in Purok Tangkong, Brgy. 7, Bacolod City. The Bureau of Fire and Protection reported that no


Photo of the Day

Participants of the 24th Minulu-an Festival 2023 Street Dancing Competition held along Mabini Street, Talisay City, on their way to the public plaza for the Arena Dance Drama Competition.* Unit A Creatives photo from Talisay PIO FB


Caring for our mental health

In the gospel, many instances are recorded where some leading Jews would make many rash judgments on Christ and his disciples. One such instance was when Christ cured a man with a withered hand. (cfr. Lk 6,6-11) These leading Jews


Fraternal correction – An act of love

People love us Filipinos for being warm, hospitable, and friendly. We are often perceived as natural pleasers. Psychologists attribute these traits to the high value we put on maintaining a smooth interpersonal relationship (SIR) with everyone. Thus, we find today’s


The enrollment gap

According to the Department of Education’s Learner Information System, the total number of enrolled students as of September 6 is 25.9 million, which is a whopping three million short of DepEd’s 28.8 million enrollment target for school year 2023-24. Nearly


Start of rice harvest signals lower prices: retail leader

Retail prices of rice will go down substantially without government intervention with the beginning of harvest season this week. In an interview on Saturday, Steven Cua, president of the Philippine Amalgamated Groceries and Supermarkets Association (PAGASA), said the imminent delivery

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Speaker lauds Trabaho Para sa Bayan law passage

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday said the enactment into law of the “Trabaho Para sa Bayan Act” demonstrates the unwavering dedication of the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to the welfare and prosperity of our citizens.

Break the Silence event held in Negros

CAMELEON Association Inc., a non-governmental organization dedicated to ending child sexual abuse held its first Break the Silence conference on September 22, at Bacolod City Government Center. Break the Silence (BTS) is an annual conference held by CAMELEON to call

VMC elevates ‘Brigada Eskwela’

Taking the cue from the “Matatag” agenda of the Department of Education, the Victorias Milling Company (VMC) with VMC Foundation elevated their “Brigada Eskwela” program by redefining programs that will establish a better learning environment for the students in their

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

Sugar ‘hijacking’ staged – PNP

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reported hijacking of 1,000 bags of sugar loaded in two cargo trucks, as alleged by the two drivers, turned out to be a “hijack me”, as described by PCol. Leo Pamittan, provincial police director, yesterday,

Army welcomes CHR probe into Kabankalan encounter

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division yesterday welcomed the independent probe of the Commission on Human Rights into the recent deaths of six alleged New People’s Army rebels, as a result of an encounter in Brgy. Tabugon,