February 13, 2024

Teenage pregnancy a serious concern – Lacson

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday described teenage pregnancy in Negros Occidental as a “serious concern,” as he bared his plans to sit down with local chief executives to formulate strategies to drastically reduce its occurrence. Of


P4M shabu seized in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen seized P4 million worth of suspected shabu in another buy bust operation on February 12 in Hacienda San Lucas, Brgy. Hilomonan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, resulting in the arrest of four drug suspects, all residents


Guv to Moises Padilla council: Talk, settle issues

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called on members of the Moises Padilla Sangguniang Bayan and the presiding officer, Vice Mayor Ian Villaflor, to continue talking and try to settle the issues. Otherwise, they will


TUP-V breaks ground at Binalbagan campus

The vision of making Binalbagan town the center of education in the southern part of Negros Occidental is now becoming a reality following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas (TUP-V) at Binalbagan on Friday, February 9.


Bago City, hub of development – governor

Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo and Vice Mayor Ramon Torres, along with Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Fourth District Board Member Andrew Martin Torres, lead the Agro-Industrial Cultural Educational Trade Fair Opening Ceremony at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center on Monday afternoon, which was also the official kickoff of the 58th Charter Anniversary of Bago City.*


Alt Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is upon us and being the commercial blockbuster that it has been, people must be scrambling for flowers, sweets, plushies, or reserving date venues for their Valentine’s right about now. Those who haven’t done so way in advance

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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).

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

The danger of becoming holier-than-thou

We have to be most careful with this danger which can easily afflict especially those who desire to be good, holy and a firm believer of God. The devil, who can appear to be an angel of light, can with

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

Comelec logs 21,000 new WV voters in 2 weeks

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Commission on Elections logged about 21,000 voter registrants in Western Visayas in the first two weeks of registration, which was described by Comelec regional director Dennis Ausan as a “good number.” Ausan, who led the

P3B Silay City solar power plant breaks ground

CREC President and CEO Oliver Tan, chairman Edgar Saavedra, joined by Mayor Joedith Gallego and Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko, among others, led the groundbreaking of 69MWp solar power plant in Brgy. E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental.* GPB photo