May 22, 2024

Negros mayors urgently call for cloud seeding

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The request for the immediate conduct of cloud seeding in Negros Occidental continues to snowball, as members of the Negros Association of Chief Executives called on the Department of Agriculture to do it as soon as


Consumer group slams excessive power rate increase

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Negros Consumer’s Watch (NCW) strongly denounced the successive yellow and red power alert issued by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) that resulted in excessive power rate increases in the country, NCW chairperson


NPA remnant killed in Moises Padilla encounters

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Renewed armed skirmishes between Army soldiers and remnants of the New People’s Army ensued yesterday in two hinterland sitios of Brgy. Quintin Remo in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. J Jay Javinez, 3rd Infantry Division


Long and healthy

Obesity, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure, among other metabolic issues now lead to the loss of almost 50 percent more years of healthy life due to either disease or premature death than in 2000, the Global Burden of

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Lost in time

The other day my daughter went to meet her mom at the latter’s office from school, going there by jeepney. She has had extensive experience commuting from home to school, and vice versa, but that has the limit of her

Rains neutralizing volcanic ash acidity

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN It is business as usual for sugar farmers who are continuing to replant their El Niño damaged sugarcane areas, following phreatic explosion of Kanlaon volcano on Monday night, according to the Sugar Regulatory Administration. In a

Groups continue relief efforts for Kanlaon eruption victims

In the wake of the devastating Kanlaon Volcano phreatic eruption last June 3, a collective effort from various organizations and individuals has brought much-needed aid to the affected communities of La Castellana, Negros Occidental, particularly in Barangay Biak na Bato.

Philippine Independence Day Festival in Zurich

The Philippine community in Switzerland celebrated the 126th Independence Day in Zurich from June 7-9, 2024. We attended the festivities on Saturday, and upon entering, we were warmly welcomed by the sight of the Swiss and Philippine flags. The event

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

MORE Power supports Negros Power preparations for operation

In a strategic collaboration aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and service quality, MORE Power, a sister company of Negros Electric and Power Corp, has stepped up to support Negros Power in its preparations for the imminent operation in central Negros.