April 1, 2024

San Carlos shopping mall ransacked

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Several commercial establishments at a shopping mall in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, were ransacked by burglars on March 30. Police investigations showed that a total of P450,600 in cash and valuables were taken from nine

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La Castellana Banana Fest kicks off

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 25th Banana festival of La Castellana in Negros Occidental, will officially start today, April 1, simultaneously with the town’s annual patronal fiesta. La Castellana Mayor Alme Rhummyla Nicor-Mangilimutan will lead the opening ceremony at the

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Himamaylan celebrates 4th Himaya Festival

Himamaylan Mayor Raymund Tongson reminded city and barangay officials, along with local government unit officers, of their responsibilities to the people of Himamaylan as the southern Negros city kicked off its 4th Himaya Festival on Easter Sunday, according to a

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Iloilo guv supports NIR

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday thanked Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. for his support for the creation of Negros Island Region (NIR), which lawmakers are hopeful to be signed into law by President Ferdinand

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34yo Bacolenño succumbs to leptospirosis

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A 34-year-old male from Barangay Punta-Taytay, Bacolod City recently succumbed to leptospirosis. The Bacolod City Health Office recorded two deaths due to leptospirosis in Bacolod City and three other persons as having been infected, during the

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Himamaylan’s TOGA stays intact for 2025 polls

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN No reason to split, Himamaylan City Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslao declared, as he confirmed that the Tongson-Gatuslao alliance (TOGA) remains intact for 2025. “I can confirm that the Gatuslao siblings – Board Member Rita Gatuslao, Atty.

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STE program at Mansilingan HS gains SP support

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is supporting the implementation of the Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE) Program for junior high school at Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School. The resolution authored by Councilor Al Victor Espino said Mansilingan Agro-Industrial

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5yo drowns in La Carlota river

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A minor was reported by the police to have drowned on Saturday at Linaw Bubong in Brgy. San Miguel, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigations showed that the 5-year-old victim and his two other

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New Procurement Law ready for signing in May

The proposed New Government Procurement Reform Law may be ready for signing by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in May, according to Senior Deputy Speaker and Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr., a press release from the House

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Photo of the Day

VIGIL. Easter Vigil rites being held at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Chapel, Tangub, Bacolod City, with Fr. Amado Lucero, OAR (center).* Jose Tan Jr/CCN photo

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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

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• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of positive pertussis cases has risen to five in Negros Occidental. The City Health Office reported yesterday that of the four suspected pertussis cases in Bacolod City, three turned out to be positive as

‘Below target’ – Comelec prov’l chief on voter registration

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite the heightened registration campaign, Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria admitted that the 52,655 persons who applied for voter registration in Negros Occidental is still “below target.” The Commission on Elections target is to

Crop drought damage in Negros Occidental grows to P115M

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The damage to crops brought about by the El Niño drought in Negros Occidental has further increased to P115,228,510, affecting 3,312 farmers, according to reports of the Office of Provincial Agriculture. In her report to Negros

Fire victims receive assistance

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Marvin Malacon and Executive Assistant Matthew Louis Malacon turned over assistance to a family whose newly built house was razed by fire yesterday, in Brgy. Consing, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental. The family also lost their

Colleagues applaud Speaker for performance of 19th Congress

The leaders of the House of Representatives congratulated Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez for his exceptional leadership and commended all members of the 19th Congress for their collective efforts in advancing legislative priorities and addressing critical national issues, a press release