November 15, 2023

Solon awaits findings of SRA probe on low sugar prices

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 5th District Rep. Emilio “Dino” Yulo yesterday expressed his full support to the investigation of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) into the low trading price of sugar, amid efforts to maintain prices at P3,000


Capitol mulls building water analysis laboratory

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The establishment of water analysis laboratory is currently being entertained by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, to address the need for cheaper and faster examination of water samples. This was disclosed yesterday by Provincial Health


Oplan Iwas Paputok campaign launched in Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health and its partner agencies yesterday launched its annual “Oplan Iwas Paputok” campaign, with the theme “Ligtas Christmas Healthy Pilipinas”, advocating for the reduction of firecracker and pyrotechnic related injuries in marking the


NPA admits killing ex-comrade turned CAFGU

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Roselyn Jean Pelle Command, which is categorized by the Philippine Army as a dismantled rebel guerilla front in northern Negros, has issued a statement claiming the death of their former comrade, who


Mandalagan SK chairman voted federation head

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Sangginiang Kabataan (SK) chairman of Barangay Mandalagan was elected president during the SK Federation election at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday. Danna Marie Cuaycong Barzo, who ran unopposed during the SK Federation election, is


62 qualify to VMC Interschool Art Competition

Sixty-two students from more than 130 entries were chosen to join the 8th Victorias Milling Company (VMC) Interschool Art Competition this year, during the Preliminary Judging on November 13 at Jamie’s Café in Bacolod City. Now in its eight year,

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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

Ejercito explains delay of NIR passage

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The death of two Negros Oriental governors and the need to convince President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on the viability of proposed Negros Island Region (NIR) was blamed for the delay of its passage in the Senate.

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

Safe Spaces Advocacy garners overwhelming support in NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Safe Spaces Advocacy, which is aimed at  ensuring the equality, security, and safety of every individual, in both private and public spaces, including online and in workplaces, has overwhelming support from local officials,

Murcia CAFGU detachments get financial assistance

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The six CAFGU detachments stationed in Murcia, Negros Occidental, got financial aid from the municipal government of Murcia, in recognition of their efforts in maintaining peace and order in the town. Mayor Gerry Rojas turned over

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