November 27, 2023

Amnesty gains support; NPA dismisses it as bogus

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Joint Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict for Western Visayas expressed its support to what it calls the landmark proclamations of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in granting amnesty to members of various


Papal Nuncio leads hotel Christmas tree lighting

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Charles John Brown D.D. led the 3rd Ceremonial Christmas Tree-Lighting and Thanksgiving Celebration of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod on Thursday. He was joined by Bacolod Councilor Em Ang, who represented


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


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


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


Too good to be true?

According to the 2023 Asia Scam Report of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), the Philippines has the highest rate of online shopping scams among 11 economies surveyed, at 35.9 percent. The 2023 Asia Scam Report released at the


BingoPlus serves up quality entertainment

BingoPlus, the first and only live streaming bingo in the Philippines, brought a fun-filled and entertaining week to the communities as it supported various events in sports, music and arts to ensure quality entertainment, making it enjoyable and truly memorable.

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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

PHO reports 442 cases of influenza-like illnesses

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office reported that Isabela town remained on top of its list of areas with the most influenza-like illnesses (ILI), from January 1 to February 17 this year. Of the 442 cases, PHO logged

Attacks on farming communities worry rights groups

Human Rights Advocates Negros (HRAN) raised grave concern over the use of T129 night attack helicopters indiscriminately firing on farming and farmworkers communities in an air strike operations after an alleged running gunbattle between AFP and NPA since February 21,

NegOcc dengue cases declining

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office reported a decline in dengue cases for the first six weeks of 2024. From January to February 10 this year, the PHO recorded 110 cases of dengue, compared to 198 cases in