April 2024

Bacolod City forms Task Force vandalism

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has issued an executive order creating a task force against vandalism. In his executive order dated April 23, Benitez said that the proliferation of acts of vandalism has been observed in different


2 rebels captured, firearms cache recovered

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspected New People’s Army rebels, who are remnants of the dismantled Northern Negros Front, were captured on Thursday by Army soldiers and police troopers in Brgy. Pinowayan, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. 2Lt. Dan Carlo


SP opens tap for another water franchise in Bacolod

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance laying down the policies and guidelines for the grant of non-exclusive franchise to construct, establish, commission, operate, and maintain a water supply system for Bacolod City, was passed on first reading by the Bacolod


Inasal Festival Committee membership expanded

To enhance the promotion of local culture and attract more visitors and investors, Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has issued Executive Order No. 021-A, Series of 2024, expanding the membership of the Inasal Festival Special Committee. The move comes


998 firearms recovered in WV

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The relentless efforts of the Police Regional Office 6 toward a gun-free community led to the recovery of 998 loose firearms and 122 explosives, while 182 suspects were arrested in the first quarter of 2024. Of


Teachers slate march to demand salary increase

With days to go before Labor Day, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) will conduct a National Day of Action for Salary Increase in the National Capital Region, a press release from the organizers said. ACT and its regional union


Photo of the Day

DROUGHT. As the El Niño phenomenon brings drought to most parts of the province, the lush green vegetation around the Mag-aso Falls in Kabankalan City is drying up* Andrew Altarejos photo

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Outstanding Victoriasanons honored by city hall

The city government of Victorias City in Negros Occidental honored the Nikki Cares Foundation Inc. and several outstanding Victoriasanons for their exemplary achievements and contributions to the community during the regular flag-raising ceremony at the city public plaza on July

NCPC to study management of armyworms in sugarcane

The National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) will conduct various studies on the sound management of fall armyworms in sugarcane, currently monitored in different localities in Negros Occidental. Some 80 hectares of sugarcane

Heritage heist

The recent art heist that involved the theft of an Amorsolo from the Hofileña private museum within the Silay City Heritage Zone will have far reaching implications on the tourism sector of the city, whether or not the priceless artwork

DAR employee shot dead

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An employee of the Department of Agrarian Reform was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman on July 8 at Purok Sandia in Barangay Mambaroto, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. The 57-year-old victim, whose identity was withheld

24th Negros Open Bowling Tournament celebrates youth, experience

The 24th Negros Open Bowling Tournament concluded with thrilling performances from local and national bowlers, highlighting both young talent and seasoned professionals. This year’s event was particularly notable for the achievements of aspiring athletes from the Sugarbowl Tenpin Bowling Asso.

Calatrava heritage bridge demolition scored

The demolition of the old Talave bridge, which connects Barangay Refugio in Calatrava and Barangay Punao in San Carlos City in Negros Occidental* Juan Calatrava Movement photo