February 1, 2024

Lacson’s ChaCha preference: ConCom or ConAss

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson wants either a Constitutional Commission or Constitutional Assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution, if it pushes through. While the issue of ChaCha through People’s Initiative (PI) is constitutional, Lacson said


28th Panaad sa Negros set for April

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 28th Panaad sa Negros festival is slated for April 15 to 21 this year. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that preparations are ongoing for the annual festivities, with Provincial Tourism Officer Cherryl Decena leading


Bacolaodiat pre-festival activities unveiled

As the vibrant City of Bacolod anticipates the arrival of the 2024 edition of the Bacolaodiat Festival, slated for February 9 to 11, to celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon, Bacolaodiat Inc. released a series of pre-festival events to


Guns, shabu seized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A series of raids and buy bust operations in Negros Occidental on January 30, led to the arrest of four suspects, recovery of two unlicensed firearms, and seizure of about P27,000 worth of suspected shabu. The


599 soldiers promoted

Brig. Gen. Orlando Edralin, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, congratulates newly promoted Army personnel during recognition rites held at Camp Maj. Nelson Gerona in Murcia, Negros Occidental.* PA photo


Sanctity and apostolate

They are supposed to go together always. The universal call to holiness is also a call to do apostolate. Said in another way, to be holy or to be a saint is also to be an apostle. The quest for


Plastic waste everywhere

A research team at the Department of Science and Technology’s National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) has found about 60 percent of particles pulled out from bangus samples in Butuan City and Nasipit in Agusan del Sur province were


Mudhouse making workshop in the mountains

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A mudhouse-making workshop was held at the Kurvada Cafe in the Municipality of Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental Saturday, teaching local residents how to build houses using indigenous materials in the area. Swedish nationals Petter Lindahl and

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Power advocate sets high expectations for NEPC

After the approval of House Bill 9805 by the majority of the members in the House of Representatives in the third and final reading of the 19th Congress, Power Watch Secretary General Wennie Sancho foresees the approval of this bill

SSS 2023 net income soars to P83B

The Social Security System (SSS) announced its net income in 2023 exceeded by 62.8 percent its target of P51.06 billion to P83.13 billion as it recorded higher revenues than its expenses. Based on its 2023 unaudited financial statement, SSS’ net

BM Ko to run as partylist representative

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Several months before the expected filing of Certificate of Candidacies in October for the next year’s midterm elections, Third District Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko yesterday announced his intention to run for a party list congressional

Love Negros to support Ko in congress run

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The bid of Negros Occidental Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko to represent the Abang Lingkod party list group in the House of Representatives has the support of Love Negros, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed yesterday. “Love

Bacolod City issues 35K family healthcare cards

The Bacolod City government recently issued membership cards to some 35,000 families who can avail of services under the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP). A flagship program of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, the initiative seeks to boost healthcare delivery

Victorias fire destroys 8 houses

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An estimated P750,000 worth of properties went up in flames, after nine houses burned down yesterday at Ditching Subdivision in Brgy. 5, Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Initial investigation of the Bureau of Fire and Protection indicates