February 20, 2024

Arms cache discovered in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A joint operation by Army soldiers and policemen yesterday led to the recovery of war materials and medical supplies, buried underground in Sitio Makilo, Brgy. Camansi, Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental. 1Lt. Charmaine Sancho, 47th Infantry


‘Unique scholarship’ attracts 5K+ applicants

Cadiz City’s “unique scholarship” program got more than 5,000 student-applicants for the second semester of school year (SY) 2023-2024. Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr. said the distribution of application forms was held at Cadiz Arena on Saturday and Sunday, February 17


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).


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


Photo of the Day

WINNER. Cluster 4 composed of Bago City barangays Don Jorge Araneta, Alianza, Caridad, and Malingin are this year’s champion in the Babaylan Stage Competition held at Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center yesterday afternoon.* Bago City PIO photo


The power of God’s word

What reassuring description we have about God’s word! From the Book of Isaiah in the first reading of the Mass for Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent, we read: “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and



It’s that time of year again, when alternative eating becomes cool because of the Lenten season, where tradition dictates that Catholics abstain from eating meat during Fridays and maybe also go on a fast a couple of times, going OMAD



The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) have started talks on regulations for electric motor vehicles amid their growing numbers on public roads. “The proliferation of e-vehicles has become a cause for concern,” MMDA acting chair

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Oil and agriculture

“Modern agriculture is the use of land to convert petroleum into food” – Albert Allen Bartlett How important is oil to the economy? It does not take a genius to answer the question. Oil is one of the most important

RE augments PH power supply toward clean energy transition

Additional capacity from renewable energy (RE) power plants is augmenting the country’s supply to meet rising needs. During the recent Philippine Electric Power Industry Forum 2024 at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City, Aboitiz Renewables Inc. president Jimmy Villaroman

Brgy. Cabanbanan is Himaya Fest dance champ

CHAMPION. Brgy. Cabanbanan bested 16 other barangays and clinched the championship and P100,000 in the Street and Arena Dance Competition in the 2024 Himaya Festival of Himamaylan City on April 7.* Himamaylan LGU photo

Bacolod drivers share inDrive experiences

Mobility and urban services platform inDrive has made its services available to passengers and TNVS drivers in the Philippines. At the heart of inDrive’s business is its “people-driven” advocacy, where it strives to challenge injustice in the ride-hailing industry by

When God tests us

Actually, our whole life here on earth is a test God gives us, to see if what he wants us to be, that is, to be his image and likeness, sharers of his divine life and nature is also what