April 23, 2024

No state of calamity declaration yet – guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday reiterated that the province is not yet declaring a state of calamity, despite the damage to crops in Negros Occidental reaching P184.7 million, due to the drought, while also


PDP eyes challenging Lacson in 2025 elections

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino, led by former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is eyeing the fielding of a gubernatorial bet for Negros Occidental in the 2025 elections, if there is clamor to replace Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson,


Zero major crimes logged in Panaad fest

Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz (right), in behalf of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, receives a plaque of appreciation from PCol. Rainerio de Chavez, during deactivation and recognition rites held at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.* Capitol PIO photo


Panaad sales drop 20 percent

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The sales of the weeklong Panaad sa Negros Festival this year, which ran from April 15 to April 21, dropped by 20 percent compared to 2023, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson reported yesterday. Sales reduced from P23,663,642.86


Farmer shot dead in Calatrava

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Unidentified armed men shot a farmer dead in front of his wife, on Saturday at Purok 4 in Brgy. Lagaan, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigations indicated that the victim, a 54-year-old farmer, whose identity was


When we fail to practice what we preach

We should not be too surprised and bothered by this phenomenon. Given our human limitations and weaknesses, this predicament can take place anytime and often. What we need to do is to go immediately to God, ask for pardon and



I was having a conversation with a couple of close friends from way back the other day, and as usual, the topic turned to how things are changing as we age. This time, instead of talking about our health and


Trimming the Party List

The Commission on Elections is eyeing a shorter list of party-list groups participating in the May 2025 elections, as Chairman George Garcia said it wants to cut down the number of groups who would be fielding bets in the party-list


Aspiring vet crowned Lin-ay sang Negros 2024

• ROGER D. BELTRAN Victorias City’s bet, Kyla Rose Romarate, 22, was crowned Lin-ay sang Negros 2024, besting 28 other candidates during the pageant night held at the jam-packed Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Friday, April


Delimondo wins DSB beach volley tourney

Following an intense 2-day competition, Delimondo’s Gelimae Villanueva and Bianca Lizares ruled the 1st Governor Bong Lacson Beach Volleyball Tournament (Women’s Open Category) held at the resthouse of Jose G. Montalbo in Spur 14 Purok Langka, Brgy. Bunga, Don Salvador

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Zubiri resignation as Senate president, Negrosanon’s loss – VG

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Acting Governor Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday described the resignation of Juan Miguel Zubiri as Senate president, as a “big loss” to Negrosanons. Ferrer said the Senator Zubiri, whose father is Negrosanon, helped Negros Occidental a

Let’s enter into the wisdom of the cross

The gospel reading of the Mass on Tuesday of the 7th Week in Ordinary Time (Mk 9,30-37) reminds us that true wisdom, given our wounded human condition here on earth, can only be found in the cross of Christ. “The

Metro 3rd Early Literacy Program ends

Third District Representative Francisco “Kiko” Benitez, Commissioner of the Second Congressional Commission for Education (EDCOM 2), led the culmination of the Negros Occidental Early Literacy Program dubbed “Weaving the Strands of Literacy Skills into Successful Readers” in Talisay City, Negros

Imee confident PBBM will sign NIR into law

Senator Imee Marcos with Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr., Manapla Mayor Manuel “Manolet” Escalante at a consultative meeting with barangay leaders of the 2nd district of Negros Occidental.* GPB photo


As he neared his death, Morrie realized that one thing alone is important in life – our relationships. Everything dies with us except our relationships. Long after we’re gone, we continue to live in the hearts of those we loved.

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