June 12, 2024

Cloud seeding starts in WV

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Over the next two weeks, the islands of Negros and Panay are expected to have rain showers, as part of the 15-day cloud seeding operations that started June 11, according to Manuel Lamata, president of the


Forced evacuation in 3 La Castellana brgys

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Forced evacuations were implemented again yesterday in three barangays of La Castellana, Negros Occidental, due to heavy rains and mud flows. Evacuated were residents of Brgy. Biak Na Bato, Masulog, and Cabagnaan in La Castellena. Mayor


Advocacy group slams China WPS aggression

WPS Advocacy Group lead convenor Wennie Sancho, in a meeting Tuesday, together with leaders from multi-sectoral groups, prior to the celebration of the 126th Independence Day anniversary, condemned in the strongest possible terms, the massive aggression, harassment, intimidation and other


Defending our freedoms

On June 5, 1898, Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree at his house located in what was then known as Cavite El Viejo, proclaiming June 12, 1898 as the day of independence. The 21-page declaration was signed by 98 Filipinos, appointed


Philippine Independence Day Festival in Zurich

The Philippine community in Switzerland celebrated the 126th Independence Day in Zurich from June 7-9, 2024. We attended the festivities on Saturday, and upon entering, we were warmly welcomed by the sight of the Swiss and Philippine flags. The event


CHMSU recognized for innovation by WURI

The World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) recently recognized Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) as one of the top 100 academic institutions in three categories. CHMSU placed 26th in Crisis Management, 70th in Social Responsibility, and 93rd in Industrial

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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,

Silay-Lantawan road widened

WIDENED. The four-lane Silay-Lantawan road connects to prime tourist destination areas in highland and areas, including tourist attractions of Silay City in Negros Occidental.* DPWH photo

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

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

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

Gasataya delivers State of District Address

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Negros Occidental Economic Highway from Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City to the boundary of Talisay will be passable by August 30. This was announced by Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya during his State of the District