September 23, 2023

‘Election areas of concern not alarming’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN We should not be alarmed. The declaration was made on September 22 by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, following the identification of 51 barangays in Negros Occidental as election areas of concern by the Regional Joint Security


Negros, Siquijor guvs unite for NIR

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN It appears that there are no more obstacles facing the proposal to create the Negros Island Region, with the three governors of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor, which will compose the new region in Visayas,


Price freeze remains in Bago

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A price freeze remains in effect on basic commodities in Bago City, Negros Occidental, where a state of calamity was declared due to the impact of Typhoon Goring, Mayor Nicholas Yulo disclosed yesterday. Yulo said that


6 rebels killed in Kabankalan clash

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six suspected New People’s Army rebels died after a chance encounter with Army soldiers on Thursday night at Purok Lubi in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, disclosed on September 22 by a top ranking military


2 salvage victims found in Bago

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two men believed to be ‘salvage’ victims were found yesterday in Bago City, Negros Occidental. The two victims, who remained unidentified as of last night, were discovered lying along the side of the road, covered by


Photo of the Day

SACRED. Capitol employees welcome the Holy Relic of St. Padre Pio at the Provincial Capitol, yesterday morning, as part of the Sacred Relic Prayer Caravan in celebration of the Saint’s Memorial Feast.* Capitol PIO photo


Careful with the danger of envy

This danger usually arises when we are not contented with what we have or with what is promised to us. It arises when we tend to compare ourselves with others in an improper way—that is, not for the glory of


Martial Law and historical distortion

Throughout the Martial Law period, President Ferdinand E. Marcos had put a lot of effort into building up the cult of September 21, having somehow fallen in love with the date. It was the date that he put on Proclamation

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Globe Group moves to replicate fintech success

Digital solutions platform Globe Group is out to repeat the success of its fintech arm GCash, currently the No. 1 finance super app in the country and the only double unicorn. Ernest Cu, President and CEO of the Globe Group,

San Carlos DRRMO employees test negative for drugs

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The surprise drug testing of 94 workers assigned at the San Carlos Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Negros Occidental, yielded negative results for the use of illegal drugs, disclosed its head, Joe Rocalex Alingasa.

PSA opens PhilSys registration booth at airport

The Philippine Statistics Authority – Negros Occidental welcomed the Bacolod-Silay Airport as the newest addition to its roster of Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration centers in the province. Installed on November 13, the PhilSys Registration Booth is situated at the

Negros Occidental, 8 LGUs awarded for DRRM excellence

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental and eight of the province’s local government units were named national awardees for the 23rd Gawad KALASAG Seal and Special Awards for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance, as adjudged

Murcia CAFGU detachments get financial assistance

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The six CAFGU detachments stationed in Murcia, Negros Occidental, got financial aid from the municipal government of Murcia, in recognition of their efforts in maintaining peace and order in the town. Mayor Gerry Rojas turned over

House to focus on work – Romualdez

Speaker Martin Romualdez said he is grateful for the former President’ Rodrigo Duterte’s engagement with the political discourse, and that he understands the curiosity surrounding the 2028 elections. “However, I believe it is important to focus on the present challenges