February 5, 2024

3 more dialysis centers in Capitol-managed hospitals

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More dialysis centers will be established in three Capitol-managed hospitals, in line with the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed. Aside from the 15-bed Dialysis Center at the Teresita Lopez


First Piaya festival unveiled

BongBong’s Piaya and Barquillos, a household name synonymous with sweet success, unveiled plans for the first-ever Piaya Festival, an ode to the city’s delectable treat that has captivated taste buds for generations, a press release from the organizers said. In


Minor drowns in kiddie pool

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A four-year child was reported by the police to have drowned at a resort swimming pool on Saturday in Danao Port, Brgy. Old Poblacion, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. Investigations of the Escalante City police showed that


VISCOM continues to weaken NPA remnants

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Geared towards pursuing the New People’s Army remnants in the Visayas after clearing all rebel-infested communities in the region last year, the Visayas Command (VISCOM) claimed to continue delivering crushing blows to the terrorist group since


No discussion of separation, annulment – Nikki Benitez

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dominique “Nikki” Lopez Benitez has clarified that there have been no discussions between her and her husband, Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, regarding separation or annulment. A statement issued on Sunday by Nikki Benitez, through


EBM couples plant mangroves before mass wedding

Forty-five engaged couples from E.B. Magalona attended an orientation on Solid Waste Management (SWM) and then later planted about 300 mangrove propagules at the Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail in Barangay Tomongtong last January 30. These activities were among the requirements of


Photo of the Day

LIONS WELCOME THE DRAGON. The traditional Chinese lion dance performed on poles, was a highlight at the Bacolaodiat Festival kick-off yesterday at SM City Bacolod.*

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Sans honors

My late father would always tell us that he did not expect his children to graduate with Latin honors. What he wanted was for us to understand our lessons and apply our learnings in real life. “I do not want

3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros knockout semifinals set

C&C Café /Ang Bata Hardware, Bobcats and Reach Sports Colegio San Agustin advanced to the knockout semifinals of the 17 and under category of the 3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros after games held at the Willy and Nolita Au Court, Bacolod

PHIVOLCS: More Kanlaon eruptions possible

An aerial view of houses along a river bank in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, that are threatened by lahar flow coming from the slopes of Kanlaon Volcano.* Capitol PIO photo

Guv lauds volcano eruption responders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday thanked government troops, healthcare workers, emergency responders, volunteers, and public servants, among others, who responded and rendered services to victims of Kanlaon volcano eruption on June 3. Their unwavering

Presence of 167 lawmakers in BPSF a show of unity – solon

Members of the House of Representatives on Sunday described the presence of 167 lawmakers in the recent Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte an “unprecedented show of unity,” with the appearance of former President

BagoSphere secures equity investment from NWTF

BagoSphere, a Philippine startup specializing in human capability training and upskilling solutions, secured equity investment from Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF), a non-government organization dedicated to providing micro-financing and developmental services for marginalized communities. The strategic investment marks a