May 3, 2024

Bacolod has 9 confirmed pertussis cases

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The confirmed cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has risen further to nine in the highly urbanized city of Bacolod, as of April 20. Of 28 cases, nine are confirmed, 18 yielded negative results,

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No state of calamity in Cauayan – mayor

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that they have enough funds to help their drought affected residents, Mayor John Rey Tabujara announced yesterday that they will not declare a state of calamity, amid reports from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist

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UNegA gears up for elections

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) is set to hold its general assembly this month, as the political party gears up for the elections on May next year. Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr., the UNegA secretary

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Modernization burden

Whose duty is it to modernize the country’s public transportation system? Should it have been the traditional jeepney operators and drivers, who were basically, by default, somehow left in charge of a cultural icon and the undisputed “king of the

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Persistent hunger

A recent Social Weather Stations survey indicates that more Filipinos experienced involuntary hunger in the first quarter of the year, the highest since 20221, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the survey conducted on March 21 to 25 showed

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Show cause order issued to Capitol exec, Mambukal employees

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday confirmed the issuance of a show cause order to Provincial Tourism Officer Cheryl Decena and several employees of Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental,

Coach Norman Black leads SBP training program

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental and the Provincial Sports Office recently collaborated with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Inc. (SBP) to conduct a basketball training program dubbed the 2024 Abanse Negrense Basketball Elite Camp, held on June 5-6, at

The divine wisdom behind the Beatitudes

Obviously, if we are to use our human reason alone, without the guidance of faith, we would consider the Beatitudes a crazy idea. I’ve heard some supposedly intellectual commentators describe the Beatitudes as silly. It’s a reasoning that is trapped

Philsutech gears up for 70th convention

The Philippine Sugar Technologists Association (PHILSUTECH) is gearing up for its 70th Annual National Convention on August 12-16 at Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, with the theme “Boosting Technology Innovations to Advance Competitiveness of the Philippine Sugarcane Industry.” No less than

Guv lauds volcano eruption responders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday thanked government troops, healthcare workers, emergency responders, volunteers, and public servants, among others, who responded and rendered services to victims of Kanlaon volcano eruption on June 3. Their unwavering

OCD-6 urges strict enforcement of 4-km Permanent Danger Zone

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Office of the Civil Defense 6 wants the strict enforcement of the 4-kilometer Permanent Danger Zone surrounding Kanlaon volcano, following its phreatic eruption on June 3. OCD-6 regional director Raul Fernandez yesterday said that there