September 28, 2023

PVO eyes starting swine repopulation next year

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other hog diseases in Negros Occidental was declared contained in the absence of hog deaths over the past several weeks, the Provincial Veterinary Office is now eyeing


Refund for internet, telecom outage bill hurdles House

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill that would institutionalize a mechanism to refund customers in case of outages and disruptions with their internet or telecommunications services. Gaining 278


NegOcc rice retailers to receive P15K cash aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Trade and Industry is slated to distribute P15,000 in cash aid to 335 rice retailers in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City on September 28. Reginald Hudierez, head of the Consumer Protection of the


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.


No evil without the good

Indeed, evil cannot exist by itself. It has to refer itself to something that is good which it denies, distorts, corrupts, etc. And if we are smart enough, we should not worry too much about all the evils we can


Debacle or miracle

“Agriculture is the most destructive industry that we have. More than coal mining and other extractive industries” – Alan Savoury, Agriculture is the world’s largest industry that it employs more than a billion people around the globe. It generates


Safe haven for seafarers

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has certified a proposed measure crafting a Magna Carta for seafarers as urgent to address shortcomings in the education and certification of Filipino mariners. Marcos emphasized the need for the swift passage of Senate Bill 2221


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

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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

BTAO meets stakeholders on new jeepney routes

Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head Patrick Lacson recently gathered with modernized jeepney operators, together with mall manager Sharon Ciocon of Ayala Malls Capitol Central, to discuss the potential opening of new routes connecting to Ayala Malls Capitol, according to

Mayor, husband acquitted of firearms, explosives raps

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Truth always prevails. This was the reaction yesterday of Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo, who along with husband, Felix Mathias Segundo Feria Yulo III, were acquitted from charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

‘Manang Dolor’

“Women have always been the backbone of a large majority of farming businesses, and they probably not had the recognition they deserve.” – Minnete Batters The name Dolores Ceralbo is a story to tell.  A story of poverty and hunger

Papal Nuncio leads hotel Christmas tree lighting

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Charles John Brown D.D. led the 3rd Ceremonial Christmas Tree-Lighting and Thanksgiving Celebration of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod on Thursday. He was joined by Bacolod Councilor Em Ang, who represented