December 1, 2023

La Castellana SB pushes expulsion for absentee member

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN After recalling the 15-day suspension imposed against Councilor Donato “Natnat” Dumaguit, the Sangguniang Bayan of La Castellana pushed for his expulsion, due to successive absences, during its regular session on November 29. While he showed up


PH Experience launch highlights heritage, food in Bacolod, Silay

The Provincial Government, led by Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio “Bong” Lacson hosted the culmination night of the Western Visayas launch of the Philippine Experience Program of the Department of Tourism, on November 29, at the Capitol Social Hall. Guest of honor was Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco. Also present were BM Rita Gatuslao, Pulupandan Mayor Miguel Antonio Peña, other local officials, tourism stakeholders, and other guests.* Capitol PIO photo


Ferrer designated as acting guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer is now the acting governor of Negros Occidental. His designation was made by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who is on leave effective November 30 until December 3 for travel to Indonesia. Lacson,


Sugartech course for nationwide implementation

The Department of Education Central Office approved recently the “Sugar Processing” Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Course, specifically designed for senior high school students interested in a career in the sugar industry, as one of the elective specialization tracks or courses for senior high


Iloilo City intel unit tops performance evaluation

• RITZY R. MALO-OY The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) intelligence unit topped the November performance evaluation with a 93.42 percent rating, besting eight other units under Police Regional Office-6 (PRO6). ICPO Intelligence Section led by PLt. Colonel Antonio Benitez


How to consider God’s word

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” (Lk 21,33). With these words of Christ, we are told how we have to understand the word of God. It simply is not any ordinary word at


Future proofing

Last week the topic of the modernized jeepney was raised in this space, where the ancient, inefficient, unsafe, carbon emissioning, and mostly DIY qualities of the vehicle itself was discussed, as the replacement of that iconic Pinoy machine is the


Due diligence and red flags

The Asean +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), an international organization established in February 2016 to conduct regional macroeconomic surveillance, monitoring, assessing, and reporting and economic and financial conditions and outlook of member countries in the Asean +3 region, which includes

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Every year, the gospel reading on the First Sunday of Lent is about the temptation of Jesus in the desert. Allow me just to share a few random thoughts on temptation. Temptation is part of life. It is a given.

Photo of the Day

GOING FOR A SWIM. Competitors face the pristine waters at the Campomanes Beach, Brgy. Maricalum, Sipalay City during the second day of action at the International Open Water Swim Circuit Sipalay Leg yesterday.* Sipalay City LGU photo

Never forget?

When President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed Proclamation No. 368 on October 11, 2023, enumerating the next year’s official national holidays, non-working days, and special non-working days, the EDSA People Power Anniversary, which the nation celebrates on February, is no longer

E.B. Magalona convenes CBMS Board

Mayor Marvin Malacon has convened the E.B. Magalona Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) – Municipal Coordinating Board (MCB) on Tuesday in a meeting at the town hall. Prior to that, Malacon signed Executive Order No. 11 series of 2024 creating the

Christian artists mount group exhibit at hotel lobby

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 32 Christian artists are holding an ongoing art group exhibition at the lobby of The Inns By The Oriental Bacolod along San Juan-San Sebastian streets, Brgy. 13, Bacolod City, which will run until February 29.

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.