June 15, 2024

Passenger dead, dozens injured in bus crash

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A bus passenger died, while dozens others were injured, as a result of a bus crash at about 5 p.m. yesterday at Purok Talos, Brgy. Igmayaan, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, according to Mayor Laurence Marxlen


Confirmed pertussis cases rise to 36 in NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Confirmed cases of pertussis in Negros Occidental have further risen to 36, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ma. Girlie Pinongan disclosed yesterday. Of the 100 pertussis-related cases in the province, Pinongan also reported that 50 turned out


Guv endorses Bacolod mayor as NIR RDC chair

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that he will endorse Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez as the Regional Development Council (RDC) chairperson of the newly established Negros Island Region. Lacson, in an interview


Albee asks for understanding over traffic congestion

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has asked for understanding on the inconvenience and traffic congestion brought by the on-going P85 million road construction in Cabug-Handumanan Road in Bacolod City. In a statement, Benitez asked the contractor to


Cancer Care and Infusion Unit inaugurated at BAMC

The Cancer Care and Infusion Unit at the Simplicio A. Palanca Medical Arts Building (SAP-MAB) of Bacolod Adventist Medical Center (BAMC) officially opened with a dedication ceremony last Wednesday, according to a press release. This twenty-bed capacity area, fully equipped


New Murcia bridge serves 3 brgys

The dream of thousands of residents of Barangays Sta. Rosa, Amayco, and Canlandog finally came true with the recent blessing and inauguration of the P60 million Wawa Bridge at Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia. “This bridge project is long overdue. The


God’s grace and our effort

Those two parables Christ told his disciples that compared the Kingdom of God to some seed that when planted on earth would just grow, become big and bear fruit (cfr. Mk 4,26-34) highlight the truth of our faith that God

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Largest convention center in province to rise in Silay City

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 6,200 capacity Negros Occidental Convention Center, with international design standards, which upon completion will be considered the largest in the province, will soon rise in Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City. After six years of hard work

Malaysian, 3 others nabbed for cigarette smuggling

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Malaysian and three Filipinos were intercepted by authorities on July 10 at a docking area in Barangay 2, Ilog, Negros Occidental, for alleged cigarette smuggling. PMaj. Joseph Partidas, Ilog police chief, disclosed that the contraband

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

24th Negros Open Bowling Tournament celebrates youth, experience

The 24th Negros Open Bowling Tournament concluded with thrilling performances from local and national bowlers, highlighting both young talent and seasoned professionals. This year’s event was particularly notable for the achievements of aspiring athletes from the Sugarbowl Tenpin Bowling Asso.

Food stamp retailers sign contract with DSWD

Seven retailers from the Municipality of E. B. Magalona, who will operate partner stores for the “Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program” of the national government, have signed a retailer’s contract and memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of

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