December 6, 2023

PHO reports 258% increase in influenza-like illnesses

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office yesterday reported a 258 percent increase in influenza-like illnesses in Negros Occidental, for the period from January to December 2 this year. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ma. Girlie Pinongan, however, said the


Capitol motor pool ransacked

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P400,000 worth of batteries for vehicles and lubricants were reported missing, believed to have been stolen from the provincial government motor pool in Bacolod City. General Services Office head Arnel Argusar reported yesterday that


Lacson conferred Gawad Parangal award

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Task Force ELCAC (Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict) conferred the Gawad Parangal Award to Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson during its 5th founding anniversary on December 4, which was held at Camp Aguinaldo


SP pushes Bacolod Tree Museum

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to implement City Ordinance No. 857, or the Bacolod Tree Museum Ordinance. Authored by Councilor Em Ang, chair of the SP Committee on History, Culture, and


CENECO initiates meter mapping

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Central Negros Electric Cooperative yesterday started to conduct a meter mapping activity aimed at providing efficient and reliable electrical services to its member consumer owners. CENECO is assisted by 13BSOLUTIONS OPC, a third party service


Power Watch bullish on NEPC franchise bid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Power Watch Negros Advocates (PWNA) is looking forward that the granting of franchise by Congress to the Negros Electric and Power Corporation (NEPC), would provide relief from CENECO’s service problems. When the franchise is granted to


Small fishers get ear of guv on vital issues

Small fisher leaders from coastal towns and cities of Negros Occidental were able to obtain the support of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on several pressing issues and concerns affecting their sector, during a recent meeting at the Provincial Capitol in


Photo of the Day

URIT. A sugar farm worker going home after a day of backbreaking work at Hda. Agustina Coscolluela in Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.* Roger D. Beltran photo


The mountain of the Lord

We have to be familiar with this particular aspect of Christian life. There is such thing as the mountain of the Lord where we can expect some special moments with the Lord. A number of times this mountain is mentioned

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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

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

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.

Mall art exhibits ongoing for National Arts Month

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The celebration of National Arts Month gathered together visual artists from different local art groups in an art exhibition titled “Likha”, which opened at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City Sunday and will run

Rebel returnees get educational, financial aid in Himamaylan

After yielding in November 2023, some 27 rebel returnees recently received some love and support from the Himamaylan City government, together with the Philippine Army, through financial and educational assistance distributed on Valentine’s Day. The aid beneficiaries are New People’s

New NOCPPO chief vows quality accomplishments

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Col. Rainerio De Chaves, the newly designated officer in charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday vowed to implement aggressive and honest law enforcement that shall produce quality accomplishments, and not just “accomplishments for