November 30, 2023

NegOcc SK Federation prexy elected ‘unopposed’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 22-year-old Agricultural Business graduate was elected “unopposed” as the new president of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation in Negros Occidental. Mayvelyn Madrid, the SK chairperson of Brgy. 5 in San Carlos City, will replace Pocholo Yuvienco,


NPA-cleared brgy gets water system project

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A former insurgency affected barangay in Isabela, Negros Occidental, is a recipient of a water system project from the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC), as facilitated by the 62nd Infantry Battalion, regional Army


41 gun ban violators nabbed in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the election period ended yesterday, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office reported that it accounted for a total of 41 gun ban violators, since its implementation on August 28 this year, in line with the


23-year-old succumbs to leptospirosis

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A 23-year-old male from Barangay 26, Bacolod City, has succumbed to suspected leptospirosis, bringing the total number of deaths recorded by the Bacolod City Health Office to 15. The CHO has recorded a total of 83


Photo of the Day

The facade of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City, was lit in red last night, as Catholic Churches around the world joined the annual observance of Red Wednesday, a church event to support Christians persecuted for their faith around the world.* Andrew Altarejos photo


Our universal and particular vocation

On the Feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle, celebrated on November 30, we are reminded that Christ can call anyone to be his apostle. In the gospel of the day, (cfr. Mt 4,18-22) we see Christ just passing by and


Heroism today

Today is supposed to be a holiday celebrating the life, achievements, and death of the Filipino hero, Andres Bonifacio. However, because of the government policy of so-called holiday economics, the holiday was celebrated on November 27, apparently so Filipinos can

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2 WV regional directors assume posts

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The newly-designated regional directors of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) and Police Regional Office 6 assumed their respective posts yesterday. Atty. Jerome Asuga yesterday took over the position as Napolcom regional director for Western Visayas, replacing

5th SineMargaha to premiere 7 films

An account of a comfort woman during World War II, addiction to action movies, and the losing tradition of coconut winemaking are among the themes explored by the filmmakers as the Margaha Film Festival is set to open with its

House leaders file resolution on economic Charter reforms

House leaders filed a resolution on Monday containing their own version of economic constitutional amendments, which are the same as the Senate’s Charter change proposals, a press release from the House of Representatives said. Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No.

Arms cache discovered in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A joint operation by Army soldiers and policemen yesterday led to the recovery of war materials and medical supplies, buried underground in Sitio Makilo, Brgy. Camansi, Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental. 1Lt. Charmaine Sancho, 47th Infantry

Former Hinobaan mayor eyes Congress run

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao yesterday raised the possibility of seeking a congressional post in southern Negros, under the banner of PDP Laban, the party where former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte served as the chairman emeritus.

CLMMRH OB-GYN dept. at full capacity

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The management of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City announced yesterday that its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has reached its full capacity due to an increased number of referrals from other medical