May 14, 2024

246 nabbed in NegOcc anti-illegal gambling ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The month long anti-illegal operations in Negros Occidental, including the highly urbanized Bacolod City, has led to the arrest 246 persons, according to reports of the Police Regional Office 6. Among the arrested suspects, a total


NTF-ELCAC exec unfazed by SC ruling on red tagging

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) claims that accusations of “red tagging” are only meant to deflect underground organizations’ “terrorist-grooming” efforts where select individual victims are systematically recruited and radicalized through


Kabataan Partylist-Negros condemn harassment of student leader

Kabataan Partylist-Negros vehemently condemned the intimidation, psychological harassment, and constant illegal surveillance by the state forces to Florence Guzon, KPL-Negros’ Secretary General, a press release from the group said. Last April 25, state elements went to Guzon’s residence in Talisay


Brgy. Singcang to donate land for police station

The Barangay Council of Singcang-Airport has informed the Philippine National Police Regional Office and Bacolod City Police Office that they are willing to donate a 500 square meter property for the new and permanent location of Police Station 8. The


29 nabbed, P5.1M in shabu seized

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported that it arrested 29 drug suspects and recovered P5.1 million worth of suspected shabu in Western Visayas, during 24-hour police operations on May 10. Of the 29 arrested suspects, seven


Army condemns NPA killing spree in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade strongly condemned the killing spree of innocent civilians carried out and admitted by the New People’s Army in Negros Occidental. These acts of violence are not only abhorrent, but also a


Photo of the Day

BEACH LIFE. People enjoying the summer along the beaches of Barangay Talaban in Himamaylan City, over the weekend.* Andrew Altarejos photo


God’s love gives us complete joy

The gospel of the feast of St. Matthias on May 14 tells us about how much God loves us, where we can find that love and how that love gives us also the complete joy. (cfr. Jn 15,9-17) “Jesus said


Hell and high water

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration has recently announced that the worst of the El Niño heat may be over, but with the caveat that Filipinos should now brace themselves for an expected La Niña, which could make

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Negros Occidental cloud seeding on hold

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The cloud seeding operations in Negros Occidental were held in abeyance, over fears that the rains it may induce could cause lahar flow in areas affected by the phreatic eruption of Kanlaon volcano, Governor Eugenio Jose

Armed men kill laborer in Cauayan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two unidentified armed men shot and killed a laborer on Sunday night at Sitio Hills Cebuanohan in Barangay Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigation showed that the 32-year-old victim and his live-in partner were inside

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

Europe-based photographer mounts solo exhibit at TNM

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An award-winning Negrense photographer and author opened his solo photo exhibition Saturday at The Negros Museum, Bacolod City, which will run until July 31. Titled “Faces I Places I Spaces”: Bringing Europe to Bacolod, the exhibit

Stocks, peso end week up

The local stock market ended the day almost unchanged while the peso closed stronger against the dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly went up by 8.90 points to 6,518.76. All Shares, meanwhile, closed at 3,491.93, up by 2.14

WURI recognizes SU for social responsibility initiatives

Silliman University, through its program on fighting information disorder on social media, landed 72nd place in the 2024 World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI), under its social responsibility category, according to a press release from the university. On its website,