May 7, 2024

El Niño damage to crops grows to P214M

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The El Niño-induced drought continues to wreak havoc on rice and corn crops in Negros Occidental, as damage reported by the Office of the Provincial Agriculture has been placed at P214,150,252.20, as of May 3. In

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Province has 14 confirmed pertussis cases

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office has logged 14 confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Negros Occidental, as of May 6. Of the probable cases in the province, 33 others turned out negative, while 17 others

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PDP mass resignation not ordered by PBBM – Ferrer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that there was no order from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for members of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP) in Negros Occidental, to resign from their political party. Ferrer, the personal

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Rebels claim another summary execution

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The seventh victim of summary executions by the New People’s Army in Negros Occidental, was a barangay tanod chief in Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City. A statement issued on May 6 by the NPA Armando Sumayang Command,

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Bacolod SP mulls 4-day work week for city hall

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting Mayor Albee Benitez to consider a comprehensive work week (Monday to Thursday) with work hours stretched from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for employees of the City Government of Bacolod

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Army soldiers clash with NPA remnants in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Patrolling Army soldiers yesterday figured in two armed clashes with suspected remnants of the dismantled Central Negros 2 guerilla front in Brgy. Carol-an, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Initial military reports indicated that soldiers of the 94th

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Power Watch questions readiness of grid for RE

Power Watch Negros secretary-general Wennie Sancho commended the holding of the Power Summit thru the effort of the Provincial Government, which was a significant move to create a “road map” for the transition period to renewable energy sources (RES) from

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SCENIC. Locals take in a scenic view of the sunset from the Bantayan Park in Bago City, Negros Occidental.* Andrew Altarejos photo

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Be not afraid

The story of Paul and his companion, Silas, going to many places to preach and to convert many people, and in the process met severe opposition also and were, in fact, imprisoned and later released in a miraculous way, somehow

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Drinking buddies

One of our must-tries during our trip to Rome, now that our kids are already teenagers, is an aperitivo, which is similar to the American happy hour. Generally available between late afternoon and early evening, it is when Italians relax

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Brgy E. Lopez contingent wins Kansilay dance competition

• ANDREW ALTAREJOS Tribu PASPAS of Barangay E. Lopez was this year’s grand champion in the Kansilay Festival street and arena dance drama competition held in Silay City, on June 12. The tribe took home the championship trophy and a

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 elimination round nears end

University of St. La Salle held on to defeat STI West Negros University AS Group Bleachers 75-72 in the 21 and Under category, to nail the top spot in Bracket A of the 3rd Chairman’s Cup Negros played at the

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ASSISTANCE. Army soldiers unload relief goods from a military truck for distribution to Kanlaon volcano eruption victims in La Castellana, Negros Occidental* PA photo

Murcia first town to open sanitary landfill

“Murcia is the first town in Negros Occidental to have a sanitary landfill. Out of the 19 towns and 13 cities in the province, we are only the 12th LGU to have this facility; the other 11 LGUs with sanitary

P1M in shabu seized, cop injured in buy bust operation

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A series of buy bust operations on June 7 and 8, in Negros Occidental led to the confiscation of more than P1 million worth of suspected shabu from 15 arrested drug peddlers, while a policeman was