September 12, 2023

Sugar production drop seen for crop year 2023-24

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sugar Regulatory Administration has issued Sugar Order Number 1, classifying the country’s entire sugar production for crop year 2023-2024, which is estimated to drop by 10 to 15 percent, as “B” or domestic sugar. As


Sen. Marcos vows to work for good of Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that Negros has a special place in her heart, Senator Imee Marcos has vowed to work on “what is good for Negros.” Marcos made the declaration to clarify news reports that she is “not keen”


NegOcc swine shipments drop significantly

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Hog shipments from Negros Occidental to other areas of the country dropped significantly last month by almost 70 percent, disclosed Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Placeda Lemana yesterday. Lemana reported that the shipping of healthy pigs reduced from


11 gun ban violators nabbed in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than two weeks after the enforcement of the Commission on Elections gun ban, a total of 11 violators have been accounted for by and arrested the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) and Bacolod City


Bacolod City expects more affordable rice

More rice supplies sourced at a lower prices are expected to arrive in Bacolod City to enable retailers to comply with the price ceiling under Executive Order (E0) 39 issued by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., yesterday disclosed Bacolod City


Rice assistance distributed to Bacolodnons

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 252,633 Bacolod residents have received rice subsidy from the Bacolod City Government, through different distribution centers set up in various schools in the city during the weekend. Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said the number


Photo of the Day

MARANG FEST. Mayor Narwin Javelosa and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (2nd and 3rd from left, respectively) join the 5th Marang Festival in Brgy. Divina Colonia, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.* Helen Javier Arguelles photo


Vocation is for all

Indeed, everyone has a vocation! The idea of a vocation is not meant only for a few who may feel that they are called to the priesthood or to a consecrated religious life. It is not meant for those who


Barangay power

A couple of months ago, I raised the argument that since our voters have proven that it is very difficult to try changing the country’s leadership from the top, or national level, Filipinos who still want to see this country

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‘Radiate’ takes center stage

• ROGER D. BELTRAN The spotlight will shine on young girls and women of all backgrounds, sizes, and ages at Robinsons Bacolod today, September 30, at 5 p.m., as they come together for a spectacular event. “Radiate,” the highly anticipated

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.

‘Festive Faces’ launched at Art Cove

Art Cove at Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod is thrilled to announce the successful launch of Jojo Vito’s art exhibit, “Festive Faces,” marking a remarkable transformation from his previous installation, “Gilded Expressions.” Jojo Vito, Bacolod City’s renowned mask maker, professor,

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,

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

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