May 2, 2024

Negros Oriental in a state of calamity

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The province of Negros Oriental is now in a state of calamity, as recommended by its Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. In response to the call to action of Governor Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria, the


Paduano bares BM Alonso as vice gubernatorial bet

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Abang Lingkod party-list Rep. Stephen Joseph Paduano revealed on Wednesday that political leaders have agreed to endorse Board Member Jose Benito Alonso as their vice gubernatorial bet in the elections next year. Incumbent Vice Gov. Jeffrey


Consumer group to Senate: Grant NEPC franchise

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following its endorsement by the Committee on Public Services chaired by Senator Grace Poe, consumer group Power Watch Negros yesterday urged the Senate to fast track the granting of a legislative franchise to the Negros Electric


What is true love?

As early as possible, we should be clear about what true love is. At the moment, we don’t have to look far to see how love is understood and lived wrongly by a great majority of the people around. To


Practice and ethics

The Philippine Medical Association has urged its members to reaffirm their dedication to integrity, transparency, and ethical practices of medicine in an open letter, where PMA president Dr. Minerva Calimag “encouraged” its nearly 100,000 member physicians to actively disclose any


Beyond awareness

She was giggling on her way to the stage, excited to perform in front of a jam-packed event center. She was all smiles while waiting for her father to give her the cue to hit the keyboards. That is five-year-old

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PHIVOLCS monitoring increased unrest at Kanlaon volcano

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported the continuing increased unrest of Kanlaon volcano, almost a week after its phreatic eruption on June 3, while the state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services

3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros semifinal cast set

Five teams advanced to the next round of the 3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros after games played yesterday at the Willy and Nolita Au Court, Bacolod Tay Tung High School. In the 17 and under category, Acster BTTHS drubbed C &C

PLO looking into Mambukal resort unliquidated cash advances

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The expenses of the provincial government managed Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barangay, Minoyan, Murcia, was initially discovered to have been higher, compared to its income, for the year 2023, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto

3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros at halfway point

The 3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros, held with the cooperation of the United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) and Toyota Negros Occidental, is at the halfway point of the elimination round with games played at the covered court and Willy and Nolita

Christ is law’s fulfilment and perfection

Christ himself said so in no uncertain terms. In the gospel of St. Matthew (5,17-19) which happens to be the gospel reading of the Mass on Wednesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, he said: “Do not think that

PHIVOLCS: More Kanlaon eruptions possible

An aerial view of houses along a river bank in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, that are threatened by lahar flow coming from the slopes of Kanlaon Volcano.* Capitol PIO photo