May 18, 2024

DTI price freeze imposed on 31 WV LGUs

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Trade and Industry reported that a 60-day price freeze was imposed in 31 local government units in Western Visayas, either due to El Niño or Pertussis outbreak. Out of the 31 declarations of


P1.2B bulk water project secures RONO from 5 LGUs

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Five local government units have issued a Resolution of No Objection (RONO) to the P1.2 billion bulk water project of the Negros Occidental provincial government, with the only exception being Silay City government, Provincial Administrator Atty.


P2.8M in shabu seized in Bacolod

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN About P2.8 million worth of suspected shabu was seized by authorities from two arrested drug suspects, during a buy bust operation on Thursday at South Circumferential Road, in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City. The joint operations of


Bacolod artist lauded by SP

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution congratulating and commending Hanna Joy Sayam for winning the grand prize in the figurative category of the Sining Filipina  Art Competition held at Taguig City last March 22, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang


Photo of the Day

GOVERNORS. Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson and Negros Oriental Gov. Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria at a meeting yesterday at the Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol in Dumaguete City.* NegOcc Capitol PIO photo


The best and the least

“The health of our planet depends on the health of its ecosystems, and sustainable agriculture is key to maintaining that health.” – Jules Pretty The drought is expected to end soon but not without a devastating impact in agriculture, estimated


Senior Day Care

A House bill proposes the setup of “senior citizen day care centers” in every barangay to help elderly Filipinos stay well and active through access to community recreation, education, and health services. Filed by United Senior Citizens Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay,

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Photo of the Day

A Philippine Red Cross water tanker distributes drinking water in lahar affected areas of Brgy. Cabagna-an in La Castellana, Negros Occidental.*

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

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

Guv grants ‘voluntary’ 6-month suspension

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he granted the request of Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz and Executive Assistant II Chery Sheil Valenzuela for them to start serving the penalty of six months

Guv welcomes coach Norman Black, SBP officials

Following the culmination of the 2-day Abanse Negrense Basketball Elite Camp on June 5-6 at the Montalbo Covered Court in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson welcomed Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Inc.’s (SBP) Grassroots and Talent Identification Program

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