November 22, 2023

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.


La Castellana dad suspended 15 days

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Bayan of La Castellana in Negros Occidental has issued a suspension order of 15 days, without renumeration, against Councilor Donato Dumaguit, who was linked to a police recruitment scam, for incurring 13 days of


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


BTAC convenes to add new routes

In a bid to enhance traffic management and accommodate daily commuters, Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez headed the meeting of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Council (BTAC) where a motion was passed establishing additional routes to travel to and from the


Bacolod CTO reports P1.3B revenue in 10 months

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Bacolod City Treasurer’s Office is getting nearer to its target of P1.465 billion revenue collection for this year, accomplishing 94 percent of its estimated target with two months to go before 2023 ends. In a


GAWA supports transport strike, slams PUV phase out

The General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) joins all the workers in the transport sector nationwide in their protest to express their indignation against this deep sense of injustice as they demand for a comprehensive and just transition system in


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


P1M educational assistance extended to former rebels

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental has extended P1 million in educational assistance to 200 grantees, who are family members and relatives of former combatants of the defunct Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Mangagawa-Pilipinas – Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex


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

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The pursuit for holiness

This business of seeking holiness is something that is commanded of us by God. That is what we can clearly see in first reading of the Mass of Monday of the 1st Week of Lent from the Book of Leviticus.

Financial aid set for El Niño affected farmers in Cauayan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the declaration of state of calamity is being studied, the municipal government of Cauayan in Negros Occidental is distributing food and financial assistance to the 127 farmers whose ricefields hit by the dry spell, brought

Negros Occidental has new top cop

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Col. Rainerio de Chavez is the new provincial police director of Negros Occidental, disclosed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson last night. De Chavez, 49, previously served as provincial police director of Batangas, and was officer-in-charge of the

Hefty oil price hike set

Big-time oil price hikes will greet consumers on Tuesday morning as companies will increase pump prices by more than P1 per liter. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Jetti, Petro Gazz, PTT, Seaoil and Shell said they will hike gasoline prices

Comelec logs 21,000 new WV voters in 2 weeks

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Commission on Elections logged about 21,000 voter registrants in Western Visayas in the first two weeks of registration, which was described by Comelec regional director Dennis Ausan as a “good number.” Ausan, who led the

Photo of the Day

SWITCH-ON. The 100KW Solar PV System of the La Carlota City Hall was switched on in a ceremony yesterday, attended by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who lauded the LGU’s officials, led by Mayor Rex Jalando-on, for utilizing renewable energy.* Capitol PIO photo