April 5, 2024

Drought affected NegOcc farmers to get P2K aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is committed to give P2,000 to farmers affected by the ongoing drought, according to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. Lacson admitted that the process of distribution is slow, noting that the


Bacolod City to crack down on vandalism

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez is committed to take active measures against the widespread proliferation of vandalism in the city through the creation of a task force, Atty. Caesar Distrito, the spokesperson of the mayor said


Bacolod City Hall waiting for DILG guidelines to release PBB

Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez declared that the Bacolod City government is ready to release the Performance-based Bonus (PBB) to all qualified employees once the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) releases the appropriate guidelines. Former councilor Caesar Distrito,


Photo of the Day

BANANAS. Fresh bananas and other products are showcased and sold at the Banana Festival Trade Fair located at the Panorama View Park of the Municipality of La Castellana.*

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Photo of the Day

DRAINAGE. A drainage project is currently ongoing in front of a row of heritage homes along J. Pitong Ledesma Street in Silay City.* Carlo Leonardia photo

WV dengue death toll now 8, cases almost 3,000

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The dengue death toll in Western Visayas has further risen to eight, as the Department of Health in Region 6 logged 2,933 cases, as of May 18. From May 12 to 18, DOH Western Visayas Center


Nowadays it is very common to receive an official-sounding message on our phones, telling us there is a problem with our bank, mail, or government, and giving us a chance to solve that issue quickly. That is more often than

NIR bill already at Office of the President – Ferrer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental acting Governor Jeffrey Ferrer disclosed yesterday that the Negros Island Region bill is now at the Office of the President, for appropriate action. Ferrer, who is serving as acting governor until May 23, in

Unity amid our differences, diversity, conflicts

“Whoever is not against us is for us.” (Mk 9,40) Words of Christ in response to his disciples who said, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not

Tongson named best thesis, best oral presenter

Mayor Raymund Tongson, who is currently studying Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Governance from the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, was recently named as Outstanding Thesis and Best Oral Presenter during his defense this week, according to a