November 10, 2023

74% BSKE voter turnout in NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Commission on Elections logged that 74.3 percent of voters turned out during the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 30 in Negros Occidental. This indicated that 1,498,754 of 2,014,725 of the registered voters


11 LGUs earn child-friendly seal

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred the seal of the Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) award to 11 local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental during the regional kick-off of the 31st


Bacolod towing agreement signed

Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Metro Towing Services, represented by Francis Desales, after this was ratified by the Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday. The MOA, as outlined in City Ordinance No. 1035, series of 2023,


3 drug suspects nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspected drug personalities, including two women, are now locked up in jail following their separate arrests on November 7 and 8 in Negros Occidental, for violation of RA 9165, known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug


Survey confirms support for CIF realignment

Realigning confidential funds was no doubt the right thing to do, as shown by the result of a recent survey indicating most Filipinos prefer removing such discretionary funds from civilian agencies with no law enforcement mandate.  “It’s a vindication for


Photo of the Day

The Yoyo Land Christmas Village at 18th Street, Bacolod City, being set up in preparation for the approaching Yuletide season* Andrew Altarejos photo

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Prices of over 150 Noche Buena items rise

The Noche Buena price guide will be released today ahead of the holiday season, with a noticeable price increase in over 150 shelf keeping units (SKUs), Department of Trade and Industry-Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Assistant Secretary Amanda Marie Nograles said.

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.

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

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

UNegA still to finalize vice gubernatorial bets

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The three names being eyed to be the vice gubernatorial candidates of the United Negros Alliance for the 2025 mid-term elections are not yet final, Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. disclosed yesterday. Escalante, the UNegA

HoR extends aid to quake victims

The Offices of Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Tingog Partylist have facilitated the release of P20 million in assistance while 5,000 food packs are now being prepared as initial help in two congressional districts affected by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake