October 2023

P26K cash, sample ballots seized in San Enrique

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspect carrying P26,000 in cash and sample ballots was arrested on October 29 after a brief chase with three complainants at Sitio Nasunugan in Brgy. Batuan, San Enrique, Negros Occidental. The 59-year-old suspect, whose identity


Bacolod City PDLs cast votes

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 400 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) cast their votes for the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Bacolod City yesterday. The ballots from their


300 cops for recruitment in WV

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Good news for police aspirants. The National Police Commission has approved the recruitment of 300 new police officers in Western Visayas. The 300 quota, earmarked for hiring by the Western Visayas police, form part of the


House Speaker’s approval ratings applauded

The high trust ratings of House Speaker Martin Romualdez can only mean that the House of Representatives is right on track in fulfilling its duties and mandate to serve the Filipino people. Ako Bicol Rep. Elizaldy Co, chair of the


Nourishing our hope

If we are guided by our Christian faith, we know that our life here on earth is not our definitive life. We are meant to pursue our ultimate definitive life with God in heaven. Thus, our life here on earth


Servant or soldier?

The 2023 Barangay and Sangguinang Kabataan Elections are done, and for most Filipinos that won’t be going on vacation leave or sick leave, it’s back to work for one day before another round of holidays come up. Did you guys


Filipino care

Figures from the US National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc., which administers the National Council Licensure Examination, showed that 26,972 Filipino nurses took their first licensure test from January to September this year. According to Quezon City Rep.


GCash, Metrobank Foundation honor outstanding Filipinos

In line with its advocacy to promote nation-building through financial technology, GCash paid tribute to the distinguished awardees of the recent Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos. The awardees received GCash credits as tokens of appreciation for their exceptional service to the

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Parol Contest for inmates launched

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The 14th BJMP Parol Making Contest dubbed “Suga sang Paskwa” was launched at Robinson Place Bacolod yesterday. Organized by Robinsons Place Bacolod in partnership with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the activity is

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

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,

3ID foresees more surrenders in Negros, Panay

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that the amnesty given to former rebels and local insurgents is “very timely”, Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, said it will serve as a major deciding factor in convincing more members of

Pulupandan anti-drug abuse council lauded

DILG secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. awards P100,000 to the Pulupandan local government unit in Negros Occidental, whose anti-drug abuse council was named among the best in the country.* DILG photo

GAWA supports transport strike, slams PUV phase out

The General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) joins all the workers in the transport sector nationwide in their protest to express their indignation against this deep sense of injustice as they demand for a comprehensive and just transition system in