November 11, 2023

Minor claims vice mayor slapped him

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday described the claim of a minor of being slapped by a local government official, as an “unfortunate incident.” A minor has accused Murcia Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura of allegedly


Rebel casualties in Cauayan encounter identified

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two suspected New People’s Army rebels, killed in an armed encounter on November 7 in Brgy. YaoYao, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, have been claimed by their respective families, following their positive identification, the Army’s 3rd Infantry


2 ‘akyat bahay’ suspects shot dead

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two persons linked to “akyat bahay” robbery incidents were shot and killed by suspects who were riding in tandem, yesterday at Araneta Street in Brgy. 15, Bacolod City. The two victims succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds,


P127K ‘shabu’ seized in drug stings

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Series of anti-drug operations on Nov. 9 in Negros Occidental led to the arrest of four suspected drug personalities and recovery of P127,000 worth of suspected illegal drugs. The apprehension of a 56-year-old suspected drug peddler


NegOcc dengue cases drop 74 percent

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dengue cases in Negros Occidental have shown a continuing drop of 74 percent from January to November 4 this year, compared to the same period last year. Records of the Provincial Health Office indicated that dengue


SP endorses permit for firecracker sale site

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution favorably endorsing to the City Mayor’s Office, the letter of Amado Castijon III, president of Bacolod Fireworks Retailers Association, for special permit for the sale and display of firecrackers and pyrotechnics at the Bacolod


300 join bloodletting drive

• RITZY R. MALO-OY More than 300 students, faculty members, staff, and residents of Talisay City participated in the blood donation drive conducted by the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara and the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas (TUPV) Red Cross Youth,


Photo of the Day

Personnel of the 79th Infantry Battalion participated in the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday in Brgy. Bato, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.* PA photo

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Jeepney struck

There was supposed to be a transport strike this week, as jeepney groups voiced their opposition over the December 31 deadline set by the government for the phase out of traditional jeepneys. At the crux of this issue is the

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

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

Newly hired, promoted Capitol employees take oath

Fifty newly hired or promoted Capitol employees took their oaths of office before Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on November 24 at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City. A statement issued by the provincial government said that the recently hired or

3 killed over the weekend

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A laborer and a fisherman were among the three fatalities in violence-related incidents on November 24 and 25 in Negros Occidental, where two of the suspects involved remain unidentified as of this time, according to the

Fire damages Banago home

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A fire damaged a two-storey house in Purok Riverside, Zone 1, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City yesterday, destroying P7,500 worth of property. Records from the Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod showed that the fire originated from an LPG