May 15, 2024

Senate approves NEPC franchise bill on 2nd reading

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The granting of a franchise to the Negros Electric Power Corp., to maintain an electric power distribution in key localities of Negros Occidental, is steadily inching towards approval by the Philippine Senate. The Senate approved on


NBI Bacolod has new head

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A former head of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Terrorism Division is now leading the NBI Bacolod District Office. Manuel Fayre Jr. replaced Atty. Renoir Baldovino, who had been assigned in Bacolod City for more than


325K WV families get DSWD assistance

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Social Welfare and Development reported the distribution of P68,572,529 worth of humanitarian assistance to 325,469 families affected by the El Niño phenomenon in 2,360 barangays in Western Visayas, as of May 7. The


Bacolod green route starts test run

In a bid to enhance public transportation and promote eco-friendly travel options, the City of Bacolod, with the initiative of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, will launch a green route dry run featuring electric jeeps (e-jeeps) starting May 15 until May


House to support initiatives promoting dental health

Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez committed the full support of the House of Representatives for initiatives meant to promote health education and improved access to dental care for every Filipino, a press release from the House of Representatives said. Romualdez aired


E.B. Magalona CDWs attend workshop

Forty Child Development Workers (formerly called Day Care Workers) from all the 23 barangays of E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental, attended yesterday a one-day workshop on reading literacy at the Municipal Building. This was the second leg and expanded training


Nutrition survey team visits mayor

A team from the DOST- Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), led by Fenina Osorio, paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Marvin Malacon on Monday, in the middle of their data collection for the National Nutrition Survey in Barangay Manta-angan,


Saravia farmers receive equipment

Various farm equipment were turned over to the members of two farmers’ associations in Barangay San Isidro E. B. Magalona yesterday by E.B. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon’s consultant Ramie Babac and Municipal Agriculturist Efren Garcia Jr., according to a press


Photo of the Day

DEVOTION. Vendors selling devotional items across the San Vicente Ferrer Parish-Shrine, also known as “Vito Church” located at Barangay Vito in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.* Andrew Altarejos photo

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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

Negros Island Region completes comeback today

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The long awaited signing of Negros Island Region bill by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. into law, is set for 2 p.m. of June 13 at Malacañang Palace in Manila. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed

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

​​​The good and the bad of Mt. Kanlaon eruption

“Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.” – Andrea Gibson On Monday evening, June 3, 2024, Mt. Kanlaon erupted with a “plume-like, moderately explosive” triggering an ashfall with a 5-kilometer range. It is

WV cops nab 89 wanted persons

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported to have accounted for 89 fugitives in week-long manhunt operations in Western Visayas. Of the 70 operations across the region from June 1 to 7, 40 of 89 fugitives were

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