May 10, 2024

San Carlos City declares state of calamity

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city of San Carlos in Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity. The declaration placing San Carlos City under a state of calamity was recommended by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management


Dumaguete mayor hopes for NIR to be law

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo yesterday said he is hoping that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will sign Negros Island Region bill before May 20, in time for his visit to Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. Unfazed by


499 wanted persons nabbed in WV month-long ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported to have accounted for 499 wanted persons all over Western Visayas in its April manhunt operations, as part of its relentless efforts to arrest individuals and hold them accountable for


Armed men shoot laborer dead

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three unidentified armed men shot a 68-year-old laborer dead on Tuesday night at Sitio Santos Santos in Brgy. Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. Police investigations indicated that the victim, whose identity was withheld by the


Gov’t employee, 4 other drug suspects nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A job order worker of Silay City government and four other drug personalities were arrested in separate buy bust operations on May 8 in Negros Occidental, which yielded more than P80,000 worth of suspected shabu. The


1,625 Himamaylan scholars get payout from City Hall

Some 1,625 senior high school and college scholars continue to receive financial assistance from the Himamaylan City Government, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said. The scholars benefiting from the payout are the Grades 11 and 12  beneficiaries of Himamaylan


DA-6 breaks ground on P2M training center in Sagay

The Department of Agriculture-Western Visayas recently held a groundbreaking of a P2 million Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) Training Center for Menakalaw Farmers Beneficiaries Association (MEFABA) in Brgy. Rizal, Sagay City, a press release from Sagay PIO said.


DOLE Usec guest at NFSP graduation

Undersecretary Benjo Santos Benavidez of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Workers’ Welfare and Protection Cluster attended the 63rd Closing Exercises of the NFSP Sugar Workers Foundation Technical Skills & Livelihood Training Center at Bacolod City recently. “Congratulations to the

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Bacolod Council pushes PPAN implementation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution adopting the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Tuesday.          The resolution authored by Councilor Claudio Puevetevella said Section 15, Article II

Spiritual chastity before bodily chastity

Christ was quite clear about this point. In the gospel of St. Matthew which is the gospel reading for the Mass on Friday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, Christ said: “You have heard that it was said to

Tongson meets Primewater to address water quality complaints

Mayor Raymund Tongson met with officers of PrimeWater and Himamaylan Water District to discuss and explore solutions after the city government received several complaints on the water quality from residents, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said. The mayor met

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,

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

Photo of the Day

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