April 17, 2024

NBI Bacolod: illegal gambling financiers identified

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Illegal gambling financiers in Negros Occidental should watch out. Atty. Renoir Baldovino, National Bureau of Investigation Bacolod District office chief, yesterday said they have already identified some illegal gambling financiers in Negros Occidental. Baldovino said that


P50M water district rehab breaks ground in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A P50 million Water District Rehabilitatiion and Waterline Improvement project is soon to benefit Kabankalan City residents in Negros Occidental, following its groundbreaking on April 15, which was led by Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri.


Drought destroys P173.5M worth of crops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The drought brought about by El Niño phenomenon continues to wreak havoc on rice and corn crops in Negros Occidental, where as of April 12, the value of the damage has been pegged by the Office


Ferrer declines naming UNegA vice governor bet

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN United Negros Alliance president, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, yesterday said that they have already made their choice on their vice gubernatorial bet, the running mate of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, that UNegA will field during the


Romualdez urges swift return of Pinoy seafarers

Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Tuesday called for a prompt and peaceful resolution to the recent seizure by Iranian authorities of a Portuguese-flagged container ship, which included four Filipino seafarers among its crew, a press release from the House of


Vaping and injuries

Experts have been warning of a possible epidemic of EVALI, or electronic cigarette or vape-associated lung injury, in the Philippines, where the tobacco industry is targeting less discerning and curious young people. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey in 2019 showed

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Senate approves NEPC franchise

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The franchise being sought by the Negros Electric Power Corporation from the Senate has been granted. During its plenary session yesterday, presided over by Senate president Juan Miguel Zubiri, the NEPC franchise, or House Bill number

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

18 ‘bookies’ collectors face illegal gambling raps

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police filed initial charges against 18 “bookies” collectors, for violation of RA 9287, or illegal gambling, in Negros Occidental, as a heightened campaign against all forms of illegal gambling was ordered by no less that

Royal Star Trading hands AACI Trading its first loss

Sweet Crystal Sugar defeated JSY Countertrade, 62-61.  In the first game, JSY came into the night looking to avoid another loss, but didn’t get off to a very good start as they finished the first quarter with a 19-14 deficit.