June 4, 2024

Cloud seeding to start this week – guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Cloud seeding operations of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) are expected to start this week in Negros Occidental, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed yesterday. In a dialog with some sugar planters, Lacson said


Israel needs more OFWs – diplomat

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss yesterday said that Israel needs more Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In a press briefing, Fluss reported that there are about 28,000 OFWs in Israel, of which 800 had been


City council reminds of No Smoking Month

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution enjoining the participation of all city government departments, educational institutions, 61 barangays, and all residents of Bacolod City to the celebration of the “National No Smoking Month” this June 2024 in accordance with P.D.


2 farmers, SHS student shot dead

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two farmers and a senior high school student were shot and killed in separate shooting incidents on June 2 in Negros Occidental, with the motives yet to be established by the police, as of press time.


Malacon attends World Cities Summit in Singapore

E. B. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon and Executive Assistant Matthew Louis Malacon, his son, are among the delegates from the Third District of Negros Occidental, led by Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez, currently attending the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2024 in


New heavens and a new earth

We have to be familiar with this truth of our faith, and develop the pertinent understanding and attitude towards it, as well as the due preparation for it. We are reminded of this truth in the first reading of the


Car free?

Bacolod City has announced that it will have a “Car free Sunday”, for a few hours at least, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., starting on June 9, on a portion of Lacson Street, its main thoroughfare. According to its

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We need a big and compassionate heart

When Christ summoned his 12 apostles, sending them out two by two and giving them authority over unclean spirits, he clearly told them also to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in

SP commends MassKara dancers’ Italy performance

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution congratulating and commending the Bacolod MassKara Festival dancers from Barangay Granada for their splendid performance during the Kalayaan 2024 Celebration in Milan, Italy last June 29 to 30, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang

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*

Bacoleña featured in magazine cover

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A Bacoleña is the cover leader of the Rising Tigers Magazine, in its June 2024 issue, where she is featured along with nine other inspiring leaders from different industries. Pia Marie Ortaliz-Yanson, described as an entrepreneur,

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

Bacoleña shines in artistic swimming

The 2024 Junior Olympic Championship recently took place in Gresham, Oregon, USA at the Mt. Hood Community College Aquatics Center from July 3-6. Organized by USA Artistic Swimming, it was the biggest national event of the competitive season with over