November 8, 2023

Lacson confirms run for 3rd term

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday confirmed that he is running for a third term in the 2025 midterm elections. While his political group, Love Negros, has yet to meet to discuss the midterm  elections,


Drug testing up to local execs – guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Heeding the call for proclaimed winners of the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to undergo drug testing before assuming office is up to the discretion of their respective local chief executives, Gov. Eugenio Jose


Sagay City to construct port access road

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A P12-million port access road is up for construction in Brgy. Vito, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. The access road, which will be 877 meters long, was inspected yesterday by Sagay City Mayor Narciswo “Narwin” Javelosa, accompanied


322 EB Magalona officials take oath

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Marvin Malacon yesterday administered at the public plaza, the mass oath-taking ceremony of 322 newly elected barangay kagawads and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members of all 23 barangays of E.B. Magalona. That represents seven barangay kagawad


Drug personality shot dead in San Carlos City

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An unidentified gunman shot and killed a 39-year-old pedicab driver tagged by the police as a drug personality on November 6 at Hacienda Euzkara in Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The killing of the


Radio host killing saddens House Speaker

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic demise of radio host Juan Jumalon, fondly known as DJ Johnny Walker of 94.7 Calamba Gold FM. Our thoughts and prayers are with DJ Johnny Walker’s family, friends, and colleagues during this challenging


Photo of the Day

The Bailes de Luces of La Castellana, Negros Occidental will represent Philippines in the World Championship of Performing Arts Talent Olympics in California, USA on July next year, after passing the screening audition held at Vista Mall on Nov. 5 in Metro Manila, according to Mayor Alme Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan.*

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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.

This business of wrapping up

We have to learn how to wrap up our daily activities so that at the end of the day we can present to God what we have done in obedience to his command for us to be fruitful and productive

Lavish or austere?

In our liturgical celebrations, we can either be lavish or austere depending on the circumstances. What is important is what is in our heart—whether there is real love or not, whether there is a sincere effort to worship and please

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

PBBM grants amnesty to ex-rebels

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Amnesty has been granted by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to former members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB). Under Proclamation 403, Marcos granted amnesty to the members of the