June 11, 2024

Guv grants ‘voluntary’ 6-month suspension

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he granted the request of Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz and Executive Assistant II Chery Sheil Valenzuela for them to start serving the penalty of six months


PRO6 seizes P6M shabu in week-long ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported the seizure of P6.4 million worth of suspected shabu in week-long anti-illegal drug operations from June 1 to 7, in Western Visayas. It was the result of 39 anti-drug operations,


Bacolod Film Festival announces 10 grantees

The ten finalists to the Bacolod Film Festival were named in a press conference at the Bacolod City Government Center, where Councilor Em Ang, Local Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Dr. Frances Mae Llamas, Executive Assistant to the City


Armed men kill laborer in Cauayan

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two unidentified armed men shot and killed a laborer on Sunday night at Sitio Hills Cebuanohan in Barangay Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigation showed that the 32-year-old victim and his live-in partner were inside



I don’t spend a lot of time at our Bacolod-Silay Airport, that for a brief shining moment, when it was still new, was supposed to be of international standards. That is because when arriving, I usually just breeze through the


Unnecessary branding

As the country gears up to celebrate Independence Day, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has issued an order directing government offices and public schools to include the singing of the “Bagong Pilipinas” hymn and reciting of the pledge during flag rites,

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Stolen Amorsolo recovered, 2 nabbed

RECOVERED. NBI chief Jaime Santiago (center) presents the stolen Amorsolo painting, which was recovered from two suspects during an entrapment operation on July 11 in Quezon City.* NBI photo

Javi joins Philippine Army Reserve

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez is now a Philippine Army reservist. Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, yesterday welcomed Benitez into the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during his donning as an Army

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

VMC intensifies community service

Victorias Milling Company has been stepping up on its community service programs in several barangays in the cities of Victorias, Cadiz, and Manapla in Negros Occidental. VMC with the support of local officials, community volunteers, the 79th Infantry Battalion, 605th

Calatrava heritage bridge demolition scored

The demolition of the old Talave bridge, which connects Barangay Refugio in Calatrava and Barangay Punao in San Carlos City in Negros Occidental* Juan Calatrava Movement photo

PH-Japan defense deal hailed

Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Tuesday hailed the signing of the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) between the Philippines and Japan as a “crucial moment for enhanced defense cooperation” amid regional challenges, a press release from the House of Representatives said.