June 2024

Pest infestation now in 40 NegOcc barangays

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Armyworms continue to wreak havoc on corn and sugarcane plantations, now affecting 40 barangays in 10 towns and cities of Negros Occidental. As of June 27, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist reported that a total


Capitol bulk water project bidding moved

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The bidding for the P1.2 billion bulk water project of the Negros Occidental provincial government was moved to October 28 this year, in compliance with the request of the bidders, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto Nellas


Himamaylan reactivates Bantay Peste Brigade

The Himamaylan City Government is reactivating the Barangay Bantay Peste Brigade in response to the fall armyworm infestation affecting sugarcane plantations and cornfields in the area, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said. On Thursday, the city government conducted a


Italian visa of 12 MassKara dancers approved

The Italian embassy has approved the visa application of 12 MassKara dancers that will showcase in Milan during the Philippine Independence Day celebration, Caesar Distrito, the Mayor’s spokesperson said in a press statement. The MassKara dancers’ visa applications were earlier


Mt. Kanlaon’s eruption damage

If your heart is a volcano how shall you expect flowers to bloom?​ – Khalil Gibran The June 4 explosion of Mt. Kanlaon left certain damage to island of Negros agriculture, especially those localities surrounding the volcano in the 2

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83 former rebels apply for amnesty

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 83 former New People’s Army rebels in Negros Occidental have applied for amnesty before the Local Amnesty Board (LAB) of Bacolod, as of July 9. Fifty-three of the former rebels surrendered to the

Bailes de Luces group declared WCOPA champion

INTERNATIONAL STAGE. The Bailes de Luces dance group of La Castellana, Negros Occidental, led by Mayor Alme Rhummyla Mangilimutan, emerged as the 2024 Senior Grand Champion in the Dance Group category of the 2024 World Championship of Performing Arts held at Westin Long Beach California, USA*

Food packs distributed to Alangilan students

Sugarlandia, USA, a non-profit organization based in New York, USA, with its mission to showcase the pride and joy of Negros Island, fostering global harmony, and giving back to Negrenses, proudly partnered with PNA (Philippine Nurses Association) Upstate New York

Kanlaon spews 3,765 tons of sulfur dioxide

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than a month after its phreatic eruption on June 3, Kanlaon volcano remains restive, having emitted 3,765 tons of sulfur dioxide in the past 24 hours, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Army’s 5ID commander promoted

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Several days after he was designated commanding general of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Gulliver Señires, was promoted to the rank of major general. Army chief Lt. Gen. Roy Galido personally led the donning