April 2024

Senator Poe pushes for NEPC franchise

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senator Grace Poe yesterday endorsed the granting of franchise to the Negros Electric Power Corp. to maintain an electric power distribution in key localities of Negros Occidental The endorsement was made by Poe, who chairs the


Advocacy mission launched to save blue swimming crabs

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), the oldest primary NGO in the country, through its Negros and Iloilo Offices, in collaboration with its partner, the Panay-Negros-Guimaras Crab Fishers Alliance (PANEG-CA), have spearheaded the first ever Regional Advocacy Mission in Western


Victorias mayor, councilor assure guv of support

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and Councilor Derek Palanca, the son of former Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, have both assured the incumbent administration of the Negros Occidental provincial government of their continued support.


Army extends help to family of slain rebel

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion extended help to the family of another New People’s Army rebel killed in an encounter on February 21 in Sitio Masulao, Brgy.Pinapugasan, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. The 79IB, through its spokesman,


5 more drug personalities nabbed in NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Five more drug personalities have been accounted for by the police, following their arrests on April, in Negros Occidental, which yielded about P47,000 worth of illegal drugs The arrest of a junk shop worker on Sunday


Peace amid worldly tribulations

The readings of the Mass on Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter (cfr. Acts 14,19-28; Jn 14,27-31) happily show us that we can have peace even amid the most terrible predicaments in our earthly life as long as we



When there exists a new and a potentially powerful weapon that can be easily deployed during this golden age of disinformation that we live in, most politicos and their operators would probably prefer to turn a blind eye to it,


Adding ambition

According to the first Southeast Asia Green Economy Index recently unveiled in Singapore, which examines how each country is progressing across five metrics: ambition, progress, roadmap, accelerator, and investment, the Philippines is fifth among the 10 countries evaluated. “The index

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Christ is law’s fulfilment and perfection

Christ himself said so in no uncertain terms. In the gospel of St. Matthew (5,17-19) which happens to be the gospel reading of the Mass on Wednesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, he said: “Do not think that

Stocks, peso end week up

The local stock market ended the day almost unchanged while the peso closed stronger against the dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly went up by 8.90 points to 6,518.76. All Shares, meanwhile, closed at 3,491.93, up by 2.14

Negros Island Region completes comeback today

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The long awaited signing of Negros Island Region bill by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. into law, is set for 2 p.m. of June 13 at Malacañang Palace in Manila. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed

Bacolod mayor delivers P1M aid to La Castellana

Mayor Albee Benitez personally brought worth P1 million food and non-food relief assistance from the City Government of Bacolod to the victims of Kanlaon Volcano eruption in La Castellana, Negros Occidental through Mayor Rhummyla Nicor-Mangilimutan. According to a press release,

The divine wisdom behind the Beatitudes

Obviously, if we are to use our human reason alone, without the guidance of faith, we would consider the Beatitudes a crazy idea. I’ve heard some supposedly intellectual commentators describe the Beatitudes as silly. It’s a reasoning that is trapped

Albee urges Balagosa’s killers to surrender

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday urged the killers of Nicus Balagusa, who was shot and killed helplessly in front of his parents, inside their residence, to surrender immediately. In a statement, Benitez said that