April 13, 2024

7 former rebels get financial aid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven former New People’s Army rebels that surrendered to the 62nd Infantry Battalion and police in December last year, availed of financial assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E CLIP), on April 11 in


Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center joins BacCHP

Bacolod city officially recognized Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center (MBHMC) as a partner hospital of the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP) yesterday at the Bacolod City Government Center, according to a press release from the Bacolod PIO. Present


Nearly P1M in shabu seized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Almost P1 million worth of suspected shabu and an unlicensed firearm were seized by the police in separate buy bust operations in four cities of Negros Occidental, also leading to the arrest of four drug suspects.


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


Photo of the Day

MUSE OF THE MEDIA. Zoe Clarisse Limson of the Municipality of Cauayan and Kyla Rose Romarate of Victorias City (L-R) were named Muse of the Media, municipality and city categories, respectively, during the Lin-ay sang Negros Press Presentation and Talent Competition, held at Ayala Malls Capitol Central Activity Center, yesterday.* Capitol PIO photo


Curing our ignorance

The readings of the Mass of the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B, (Acts 3,13-15.17-19; 1 Jn 2,1-5; Lk 24-35-48) tell us that it was out of ignorance that the people then crucified Christ, the very savior of mankind, but


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

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Victorias City launches first history book

Victorias City is embarking on another milestone on May 23, with the launching of its first ever history book, written by Negrosanon historian Modesto Sa-onoy. “This book captures the essence of who we are,” Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez said in

Hunger by El Niño

“There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi The continuing El Niño is one of the strongest heat phenomena on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its devastation has significantly

The integral should give way to the essential

This was clearly expounded by Christ himself when he said, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the

SJI hosts Battle of the Academe hoops tourney

The ultimate clash of young basketball talents is set at Hino Cup Season 3 – “Battle of the Academe,” a school-based tournament that will start today at the Msgr. John Liu Activity Center, St. John’s Institute main campus in Bacolod

No politics in bulk water project opposition – Ledesma

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Silay City Vice Mayor Thomas Maynard Ledesma has strongly denied claims that “politics” is behind the opposition of the P1.2 billion bulk water supply project of the provincial government of Negros Occidental. “We are not against

Ayala eyes province for 100 MW solar farm

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Ayala Group of Companies is looking for areas in Negros Occidental for a planned 100MW solar power farm, Governor Eugenio Lacson revealed yesterday. The plan to put up a solar farm in Negros Occidental was