April 24, 2024

NEA sacks NOCECO officials

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Electrification Administration (NEA) ordered the dismissal and forfeiture of benefits of two former general managers and 12 members of the board of directors of the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO), due to improper fund


Octogenarian found dead, 2 injured in explosion

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An 80-year-old widow who succumbed to multiple hack injuries, was found dead on April 22 in Sitio Malusay, Brgy. Caradio-an, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. The lifeless body of the victim, whose identity was withheld by the


Cops nab 1,501 wanted persons in Region 6

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Manhunt operations of Police Regional Office 6 against fugitives in Western Visayas have led to the arrest of 1,501 wanted persons in the first quarter of 2024, of which more than 50 percent were collared in


Armed rebel surrenders to PNP

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged member of the New People’s Army recently surrendered to the Philippine National Police in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Through the combined efforts of police intelligence operatives of the Talisay City and Murcia Police Stations,


Power group slams CENECO anew, pins hopes on NEPC

The secretary general of Power Watch Negros said that the granting of the Negros Electric Power Corp. (NEPC) franchise could provide relief to the sufferings of the consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) brought about by frequent power outages.


Photo of the Day

ASSISTANCE. A member of the Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade helps deliver water, using water tankers and fire hoses, to the community at Purok Masagana, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City.*


Some notes on preaching God’s word

The readings of the Mass on Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter (cfr. Acts 12,24-13,5; Jn 12,44-50) somehow remind us of the need to spread the word of God, which is another way of saying that we have to


Favoring importers?

Administrative Order 20 issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., which removes non-tariff import restrictions to agricultural importation, will only benefit importers, said former agriculture secretary Leonardo Montemayor, saying it will have an adverse impact on agriculture, particularly the local fisheries

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247 officers distributed to WV police units

The 247 new police officers downloaded from Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 by the Police Regional Office, to different police units in Western Visayas, with PBrig. Gen. Jack Wanky, Region 6 police director.* PNP photo

Photo of the Day

INASAL. The Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival opened at The Upper East, Megaworld in Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon.* Andrew Altarejos photo

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

SP reso urges celebration of Interior Designers Week

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution enjoining all Bacolodnons through the Office of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to celebrate the last week of May as the National Interior Designers Week, as per Proclamation No. 390, was approved by the Bacolod

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