September 30, 2023

JPSCC to meet next week on areas of concern

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following a recent encounter in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Provincial Commission on Elections supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria yesterday said that the Joint Provincial Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC) will meet again on October 4


Bacolod City declares illegal parking crackdown

In a bid to instill discipline among operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs), private vehicles, and tricycles, the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) has initiated a campaign against illegal parking in Bacolod City, a press release from City Hall said.


12 armed rebels surrender in northern Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army reported another setback suffered by the New People’s Army in northern Negros, as 12 of their members yesterday gave up to the Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, and surrendered


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


Photo of the Day

LIT. The highway streetlights at the Talisay-Silay boundary in Barangay Bubog, along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, have been reinstalled and energized.* Talisay PIO photo


Conversion needed to do God’s will

Now that we in the month of October, let’s remind ourselves of the importance of the Holy Rosary. It’s a very helpful prayer that lets us go through the life of Christ, the pattern of our humanity, with Mary who


Facing risks together

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,


‘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

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Top 100 startups honored at Philippine Startup Week 2023

QBO Innovation Hub, the Philippines’ first public-private initiative geared towards providing a platform for the startup community to collaborate, develop, and grow, unveils this year’s top 100 most promising startups in the country at the Philippine Startup Week 2023 (PHSW23).

How to end the liturgical year

How should we end the current liturgical year which takes place on November 26? The quick answer to that is to make sure that Christ truly is our king who rules and governs not only our lives taken individually but

Photo of the Day

HOLIDAY SEASON. Santa Claus with Peggy Angeles, SM Hotels & Conventions Corp. executive vice president; Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Most Rev. Charles John Brown D.D.; Bacolod Councilor Em Ang; SM City Bacolod mall manager Julia Javellana; and Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod general manager Sherwin Lucas (l-r) during the Christmas Tree Lighting and Thanksgiving celebration last night* Ronnie Baldonado photo

P5M in shabu seized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P5 million worth of suspected shabu was confiscated by the police in separate buy bust operations in Bacolod City, and EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, on November 22 and 23, respectively. A member of the

National Conference on Digital Learning hosted

Globe Business recently hosted Forefront 2023, a National Conference on Digital Learning designed to ignite minds and inspire a great future. Honoring the invaluable contribution of educators, the event aimed to empower teachers with resources and new knowledge to help

242 ASF-affected hog raisers to receive financial aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 241 hog raisers affected by African Swine Fever in Bacolod City are expected to receive financial assistance next month, as facilitated by the Bacolod City government. City Legal Officer Atty. Romeo Carlos Ting