June 1, 2024

Negros Occidental pertussis cases rise further

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Confirmed pertussis related cases in Negros Occidental, including the highly urbanized city of Bacolod, further rose to 38, with fatalities remaining at one, as of May 30. Among the 38 confirmed cases, the Provincial Health Office


ERC approves CENECO-EDC power supply agreement

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Energy Regulatory Administration has approved the interim power supply agreement of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) with the Energy Development Corporation (EDC), in its bid to arrest increasing electricity rates in Negros Occidental. This follows


Familiaran joins LAKAS-CMD, 2 mayors considering

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two mayors in the 2nd district of Negros Occidental, who remain members of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino, are contemplating a return to their previous political party, Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD). This follows Bacolod City Vice


Army denies attack on outpost

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The alleged harassment of a military outpost on May 27 in Brgy. Hinakpan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, was dismissed yesterday by the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion as “fake news.” There was neither harassment nor injuries to


Farmer shot dead in Calatrava

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A farmer was reported by the police to have been shot and killed by still unidentified suspects on May 30 in Sitio Sangay, Brgy. Hilub-ang, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The 43-year-old victim, whose identity was withheld by


3 drug arrests yield P163K in shabu

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P163,000 worth of suspected shabu was recovered by the police in separate buy bust operations on Thursday in the cities of Himamaylan and Kabankalan in Negros Occidental. Two of the three drug suspects were


CHMSU receives 5 CHED Awards

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office 6 awarded Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) five citations in the recent 3rd CHED Regional Quality Awards. In the ceremony held at the University of San Agustin on May 29, CHMSU


1,245 students to earn USLS degrees

The University of St. La Salle (USLS) will celebrate the achievements of 1,245 graduating students at its 67th Graduation Rites, to be held at 3 p.m. at the St. La Salle Coliseum on June 2. Of the 1,245 students expected


Photo of the Day

FREE CARDIO. Sixteen stationary bikes have been installed at the Silay City Public Plaza by the city government for Silaynons to use, free of charge.* Silay City PIO photo


Assuming Christ’s body and blood

With the celebration of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, what we are most reminded of is this incredible truth of our faith that Christ wants us to assume his very Body and Blood, if only to

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DAR employee shot dead

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An employee of the Department of Agrarian Reform was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman on July 8 at Purok Sandia in Barangay Mambaroto, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. The 57-year-old victim, whose identity was withheld

Second half look outlook and beyond

“I believe in the future of agriculture born not out of faith but of deeds” – Anonymous Still reeling from the impacts of the devastating of El Nino we ask, “how are we going to recover from that impact especially

Mayor lauds Bacolod inclusion in top 1,000 cities

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The inclusion of our beloved city in the Top 1,000 cities in the world is a glaring proof that the ongoing initiatives of our administration are reaping rewards for our residents that are now being recognized

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

Photo of the Day

Visitors enjoy the first waterfalls at the Gawahon Eco-Park located at Brgy. Gawahon, Victorias City, one of the seven waterfalls at the eco-park, a natural wonder hidden deep within the lush forests of the Northern Negros Natural Park.* Andrew Altarejos photo

Over tourism

A problem being faced by countries that have highly developed tourist attractions these days is that of over tourism, which is what happens when there are too many tourists that they already start to affect the original community negatively. It