November 4, 2023

ASF in La Castellana declared under control

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN African swine fever (ASF), which was blamed for hog fatalities in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, is now under control, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Placeda Lemana declared yesterday. Lemana said they have not monitored resurgence of the ASF,


Sugar industry welcomes new agriculture head

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The appointment of fishing tycoon Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. as the new secretary of the Department of Agriculture has the support of Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Pablo Azcona and presidents of various sugar planters’ federations in


Bago City celebrates 125th Al Cinco de Noviembre

The 12th Bago City Invitational Fancy Drill Competition is among the highlights of the 125th Al Cinco de Noviembre celebration on Sunday, November 5. It makes a comeback after a hiatus due to the pandemic* Bago City Information Office photo


Mayor puts on hold SP investigation of BTAO

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has issued a memorandum directing the Sangguniang Panlungsod to hold in abeyance the investigation into alleged irregularities in the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO). “We will be conducting the investigation and


Bacolod set for barangay, SK transition

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez issued Memorandum No. 069 Wednesday directing acting City Accountant Jeremae Ann Ceriaco to head the City Assessment and Transition Team (CATT) that would conduct the final assessment/inventory of Barangay and Sangguniang


Ex-rebels join call for Israel-Hamas ceasefire

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Kapatiran, formerly known as the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA-ABB), has joined mounting calls for an immediate ceasefire between Israel government and Hamas militant fighters. In a statement, Kapatiran, through secretary-general


Moroccan mauled by fiancée’s ex

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 25-year-old Moroccan reported to the police that he was ganged up on by three suspects on Thursday, at Purok Tabucol in Brgy. Bacong, Bago City, Negros Occidental. As a result of the mauling, the victim


The quest for unity of life

We are reminded of this duty to pursue the ideal of unity of life in that gospel episode where Christ told the crowds and his disciples that while the leading Jews had taken their seat on the chair of Moses,

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First barangay-based MRF set up in Manapla

In their drive towards a cleaner and greener community, village officials have recently inked an agreement with Victorias Milling Company Foundation, Inc. (VMCFI), for the establishment of the first barangay-based Materials Recovery Facility in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental. VMCFI

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

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

The contemplative lifestyle

Everyone should learn to be contemplative. We are actually meant for it. Equipped and wired for it, we reach our ideal situation when we manage to become contemplatives even in the middle of the world. We have to start with

Party list extends cash assistance to 137 Cadiznons

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another 137 residents of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental have received cash assistance totaling P500,000 from Tingog party list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, wife of Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. Mayor Salvador Escalante, who led the distribution

‘Marketinglandia’ showcases students’ prototypes

As the first semester ends, the second-year USLS Marketing and Entrepreneur students will be holding the 7th edition of the annual student activity under the Product and Innovation subject, a press release from the USLS said. This year’s theme is