April 20, 2024

2 more Negros LGUs declare state of calamity

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two more local government units in Negros Island have placed their respective areas under a state of calamity, due to the prevailing drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon. During its regular session on Thursday, the


Panaad’s best costumes awarded

PANAAD COSTUMES. Sagay City (left) won the Best Colorful, while Talisay City (right) won the Best Indigenous, in the Panaad Festival Costume Competition on Thursday at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City* Andrew Altarejos photos


6 rebels surrender in Negros, Iloilo

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six more self-confessed New People’s Army rebels surrendered to the 11th and 61st Infantry Battalions in Negros and Iloilo, respectively, according to reports of the Philippine Army. Three of the six NPA rebels surrendered to the


Housing project for Isabela PAG-IBIG members

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Residents of Isabela in Negros Occidental that are PAG-IBIG members may soon avail of housing through a project facilitated by the municipal government, Mayor Irene Montilla disclosed yesterday. Montilla, her son, Vice Mayor Juan Miguel Montilla,


Global Changemaker’s parents accept SP’s congrats

Archie and Elenita Arigorat accepted a copy of the resolution unanimously passed by the city council congratulating their daughter Ellen Joy Arigorat for being awarded Global Changemaker in Health IT, from Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran during the regular session


To be truly Christian

To be truly Christian, we should really have the very heart of Christ. We should have his attitude toward all possible conditions our life can find itself in, irrespective of whether these conditions are favorable to us or not. This


Tibo’s long and winding road

“The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear” – The Beatles The genuine agrarian reform advocates, rural development workers, and small producers lost one of its prime movers. Arnel Ligahon, “Tibo,” as he is casually


Power problems

The Energy Regulatory Commission is investigating why several power plants remained offline on Thursday, prompting the continued issuance of red and yellow alerts in Luzon and Visayas. “Based on our findings, we will formalize the investigation to determine compliance or

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PENCAS bill signed into law

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System (PENCAS) bill, which aims to establish a system for the collection, compilation, and development of natural capital accounts in the government as a tool for development planning and

Another NPA rebel killed in Calatrava clash

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another suspected member of the New People’s Army died in another encounter with Army soldiers and police troopers on May 22 in Sitio Manaysay, Barangay Cambayobo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. J Jay Javines, 3rd Infantry

MMDC launches new IT programs

In its pursuit of developing education, Mapua Malayan Digital College (MMDC) has leveled up its IT degree program to provide progressive training in line with the demands of today’s professional landscape. MMDC is a digital-first college in the Philippines with

DA to push cloud seeding – guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Agriculture (DA) will push through with cloud seeding operations, as the rains being experienced in Western Visayas “is not very constant yet,” according to Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson. Lacson said he

Silay VM invited to join mayor’s reelection slate

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor Thomas Maynard Jison Ledesma yesterday admitted that he was invited to join the group of incumbent Silay City Mayor Joedith Gallego, in line with the 2025 midterm elections. Ledesma was the running mate of

The radicality of Christian love

If we truly identify ourselves with Christ, as we should, then we have to realize that we have to love God and everybody else all the way. And this can go even to the extent of offering our very life,