June 8, 2024

Kanlaon eruption causes P9.9M crop damage

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The phreatic explosion of Kanlaon volcano in central Negros has initially resulted in around P9.9 million in crop damage, as of June 6, according to reports of the Negros Occidental Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. Damaged


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


Lahar flow monitored from Kanlaon

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Heavy rains hitting Kanlaon volcano yesterday washed volcanic mud and debris through waterways again in La Castellana and Carlota City in Negros Occidental. Images posted on social media on Friday showed torrents of gray mud and


OVP sends aid to La Castellana

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) went to the Municipality of La Castellana, Negros Occidental, to deliver aid to evacuees affected by the eruption of Mt. Kanlaon, Thursday, according to a press release. More than 600 relief boxes were


Victorias City pushes financial literacy among residents

Victorias City is the first component city in Negros Occidental to collaborate with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the implementation of the SEC Communication, Advocacy, and Network (SEC-CAN!) Project. Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez signed the memorandum of agreement


Bacolod mayor delivers P1M aid to La Castellana

Mayor Albee Benitez personally brought worth P1 million food and non-food relief assistance from the City Government of Bacolod to the victims of Kanlaon Volcano eruption in La Castellana, Negros Occidental through Mayor Rhummyla Nicor-Mangilimutan. According to a press release,


Photo of the Day

ASSISTANCE. Army soldiers unload relief goods from a military truck for distribution to Kanlaon volcano eruption victims in La Castellana, Negros Occidental* PA photo

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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

Drug personality shot dead in Kabankalan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected drug personality was shot and killed on Wednesday by an unidentified gunman at Purok 6, Barangay Bantayan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The police identified the victim as Cedrix Jaro, alias Odong, 21, of Brgy.

Tongson proud to follow father’s footsteps

“My papa is my idol.” Himamaylan Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson Jr. said he is proud to follow in his father’s footsteps, both in public service and excelling in graduate studies, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said. “I may have

AI-powered MRI machine inaugurated

The Doctors’ Hospital, Inc. (TDHI) marked a significant milestone on July 5 with the blessing and inauguration of their brand new AI-powered MAGNETOM Sempra 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. The top management of TDHI attended the ceremony, with Rev.

Heritage heist

The recent art heist that involved the theft of an Amorsolo from the Hofileña private museum within the Silay City Heritage Zone will have far reaching implications on the tourism sector of the city, whether or not the priceless artwork