September 27, 2023

Negros Trade Fair opens in Makati

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 37th edition of the Negros Trade Fair opened last night at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, as the provincial government of Negros Occidental aims to replicate or surpass its successful comeback in 2022. With


Calatrava – most election areas of concern

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipality of Calatrava topped the 32 local government units in Negros Occidental in terms of the most areas of concern, in line with the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled for October 30. Calatrava


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,


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,


Development and risks

The Asian Development Bank recently trimmed regional growth expectations, as it sees Developing Asia facing “intensified” risks from China’s troubled property sector and high interest rates around the world. Developing Asia refers to the multilateral lender’s 46 emerging member economies,


23 vying for teen MassKara crown

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Twenty-three candidates will be vying for the Mr. and Ms. Teen MassKara 2023 title during the pageant night scheduled on October 15 at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City at 7 p.m. The candidates, composed


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

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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

Romualdez applauds apprehension of onion smuggler

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Sunday hailed the recent apprehension of a suspected large-scale onion smuggler as a “crucial milestone” in the government’s ongoing battle against the smuggling and hoarding of agricultural products, a press release from the House

P1M educational assistance extended to former rebels

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental has extended P1 million in educational assistance to 200 grantees, who are family members and relatives of former combatants of the defunct Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Mangagawa-Pilipinas – Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex

BacCHP workers deployed to 3 hospitals

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Social workers were deployed yesterday to three private hospitals to assist beneficiaries of the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program. According to a statement issued by the Bacolod City Public Information Office, social workers were fielded in

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.