December 5, 2023

Gun toting NBI operative disarmed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Bureau of Investigation disarmed its local intelligence officer, who was caught by CCTV footage showing off her firearm at a restaurant bar in Bacolod City, pending investigation of the incident, disclosed NBI Bacolod chief


Army chief orders proactive security measures

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN In the wake of the bombing incident at a state university in Mindanao, all the Philippine Army units in Western and Central Visayas have been ordered to implement proactive security and target hardening measures to prevent


PACE optimistic on PBB bonus for 2024

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Capitol employees will have to wait next year to receive their expected Performance Based Bonus (PBB), after the provincial government of Negros Occidental was included among the awardees for the 2023 Seal of Good Local Governance.


No formal peace talks yet – VISCOM

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As exploratory talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front looms, the fight to win the peace and free the people from the clutches of terrorism in the


Bacolod launches UHC with MOU signing

Bacolod City officially launched its Universal Health Care (UHC) City Wide Health System, marking a significant milestone through a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing at the Bacolod City Government Center Lobby, a press release from City Hall said. Mayor


CHMSU welcomes 51 new civil engineers

In celebration of the 51 newly licensed Civil Engineers (CEs), the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Community of Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) Talisay (Main) Campus conducted a Thanksgiving Prayer Rally at the University Gymnasium on December


Three houses damaged in Banago fire

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Three houses in Purok Rosas, Sitio Sibucao, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City, were damaged during an early morning fire on Sunday. Bureau of Fire Protection Bacolod reports said the fire damaged about P41,000 worth of properties. No

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Sugar industry’s cemented approach

“Be not like the sugarcane – do not hold your sweetness inside.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie The evolution of the sugar industry is as rapid as it can get. And “evolution” is loaded with interpretations in various facets to the

Family of fallen Negrense soldier receives aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The family of late Negrense soldier, PFC Rodelo Alfanza, received a total of P290,000 in cash assistance from a party-list group, the provincial government of Iloilo, and Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Incorporated (AFPMBAI).

City Council to LTFRB: Dry run new route

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region VI for a dry run in relation to the request of Ayala Malls Capitol Central for PUVs plying the routes of

Becoming more and more like Christ

The gospel episode about the Transfiguration of the Lord (cfr. Mk 9,2-10) reminds us that like Christ we are meant to be transfigured in our definitive state of life in heaven for all eternity. This is, of course, a very

Armed encounters displaces civilians in northern Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 1,000 individuals were temporarily displaced by a series of encounters between New People’s Army rebels and Army soldiers on Wednesday and Thursday in Brgy. Pinapugasan, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. Of the displaced individuals, more or