June 22, 2024

Armyworms attack cornfields in three more LGUs

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Armyworms were also reported to have attacked corn crops in three more local government units in Negros Occidental. Nilo Basco, coordinator of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist Crop Protection, disclosed on Friday that armyworms hit


NU opens Bacolod campus

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The National University (NU) recently opened in Bacolod City, its 11th campus in the country, and notably, its first located outside Luzon. The school building is an eight-story structure, with parking lots from the second to


NOCPPO tops WV anti-illegal gambling drive

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office has again topped the campaign against illegal gambling in Western Visayas, in terms of arrested violators, from June 1 to 15. Of the 204 illegal gambling violators, NOCPPO accounted for


GSIS extends aid to teachers in DSB bus crash

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is providing claim benefits to the family of Paglaum Village Elementary School deceased public-school teacher and others injured due to a bus accident in Negros Occidental, after returning from a team-building event in Sipawan Island,


Photo of the Day

RUINS. What remains of a smokestack of a mill where sugar cane juice was probably processed into muscovado sugar, found in the middle of sugarcane fields along the road in Barangay Libas, Isabela, Negros Occidental. Many such structures dot the island’s landscape, either forgotten or just waiting to be rediscovered.* Andrew Altarejos photo


Finding meaning and joy in our suffering

If we truly are firm believers and followers of Christ, we have every reason to find meaning and joy in all the suffering, trials and challenges we can encounter in our earthly life. And that’s because Christ has conquered everything


An urgent need

A 2022 global assessment by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that ranked 15-year-old students worldwide in producing and evaluating original ideas that would translate into effective solutions put the Philippines at 63rd out of 64 countries, or the

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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.

Outstanding Victoriasanons honored by city hall

The city government of Victorias City in Negros Occidental honored the Nikki Cares Foundation Inc. and several outstanding Victoriasanons for their exemplary achievements and contributions to the community during the regular flag-raising ceremony at the city public plaza on July

Stocks up amid rate cut expectations; peso closes at 58.44: $1

The local bourse ended the day in positive territory, while the peso moved sideways. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 27.23 points to 6,556.66, while the broader All Shares rose 13.82 points to 3,538.24. “The local market rose by

International fugitive arrested in Bacolod City

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged leader of an organized crime group was apprehended by the police on Monday at his residence in Santa Lucia Gardens Subdivision, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City. The suspect, an Indian national, was identified by the

PBF, PSC conducts bowling coaching certification

The Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF), in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), recently concluded a three-day seminar for new coaches in the Visayas and Mindanao. The seminar was held on July 1-3 right after the successful 24th Negros Open