February 17, 2024

Cauayan eyes state of calamity due to El Niño

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With 14 of its 25 barangays affected by the El Niño weather phenomenon, the municipal government of Cauayan in Negros Occidental, is looking into the possibility of declaring a state of calamity. Mayor John Rey Tabujara


NPA claims 5 Negros guerilla fronts still intact

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Apolinario Gatmaitan Command has issued a statement claiming that its five guerilla fronts remain intact, as it also dismissed the imminent declaration of placing Negros Island under a state of Stable Internal


Himamaylan, NHMFC mull socialized housing collaboration

Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson met with National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) president Renato Tobias to explore collaboration opportunities between the local government unit and the financing agency on the underway Himamaylan Socialized Housing Project in Himamaylan City last


Sagay kicks off arts month

ARTS MONTH. A dance performance of the NONESCOST Integrated Performing Arts Group during the opening of the Arts Month Celebration at the Margaha Beach, Brgy. Old Sagay, Sagay City, Feb. 13.* Sagay CITO photo


Rice Tariffication Law blew it away

“A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”  – Disney’s Mulan Four years after its enactment, Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) necessitates a peek on


Ensuring RE transition

Emerging Asian markets, including the Philippines, will continue to drive gas-to-power demand until 2033, as power sectors are seen to remain “carbon intensive” amid rising demand, according to international think tank BMI. BMI, a unit of the Fitch Group, said


NWTF awarded with Citi global innovation challenge grant

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF)  announced in a press release that Citi Foundation, through CAF America, has awarded the organization a $500,000 grant for a food security and nutrition project that will be piloted through NWTF’s ”Balik Panguma Initiative.”


Memorial park opens in Brgy. Estefania

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A new memorial park officially opened along Burgos Extension, Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City Thursday. Stonehill Gardens Bacolod Memorial Park, situated across Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, is owned by Virgelio Bucat, one of the contractors

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P67.98B Cebu Negros Panay 230kV backbone energized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The government is streamlining the system to fast track the completion of energy infrastructure projects in the country to catch up with the rising demand and boost development, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., disclosed Monday. We’re doing

Photo of the Day

GRASS FIRE. Brgy. Taculing CFAG Team responding to a grass fire at the Old Airport Runway in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City last night. The fire call was recorded at 6:10 p.m. and BFP called fire out at 9 p.m.* Brgy Taculing PIO FB photo

‘Christy Love’ marks 80th birthday

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Elizabeth Felicias Gaston-Puey, popularly known as “Christy Love,” celebrated her 80th birthday recently at Nature’s Village, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Beth started her career as a disc jockey at the Manila Broadcasting Company-Bacolod (DYEZ) in 1980,

Gun ban set for Panaad sa Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police will enforce a gun ban in Negros Occidental, for the duration of the Panaad sa Negros festival. In an advisory, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office said the gun ban will start

Hotel chain reveals new chefs

Park Inn by Radisson proudly announces the appointment of two culinary virtuosos to spearhead its gastronomic endeavors in Bacolod and Iloilo, a press release from the hotel management said. Chef Rufino “Fines” Dungca Jr. assumes the role of Executive Chef