June 24, 2024

Armyworms attack more farmlands

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The infestation of armyworms and earworms in four Negros Occidental local government units has already affected 281 farmers, tilling 178.14 hectares of farmlands, according to reports of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, as of June


Fake cigarettes seized in Escalante

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN In a major crackdown on the illegal cigarette trade, authorities seized 12,000 packs of counterfeit cigarettes during recent raids in Escalante City, Negros Occidental. The operation at the public market of Escalante City on June 20


P2M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in WV

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported the confiscation of P2 million worth of suspected shabu, in a series of anti-illegal drug operations from June 20 to 23 in Western Visayas. The PRO 6 also arrested 18


Negros Power helps CENECO substations rehab

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Central Negros Electric Cooperative has lauded the Negros Power for the help extended to them in the repair and rehabilitation of its two substations yesterday in Bacolod City. We have successfully rehabilitated the Reclamation and


House to prioritize 2025 national budget

The House of Representatives will prioritize the approval of the 2025 national budget after the 19th Congress opens its third and last regular session, Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said recently. The leader of the 300-plus-strong House said the national spending


Advocate slams CCG behavior in WPS

The reckless and irresponsible behavior of the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) against the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) personnel had all the force of shame and lost of self-respect, Wennie Sancho, Negros West PH Sea Advocacy lead convenor said


Let’s be like St. John the Baptist

On the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24, we should also strive to be like St. John the Baptist who had the vocation of being the precursor of Christ, the one who prepared


Life is a voyage

We often associate water with life. In Sunday’s readings, however, the image of water is used to depict destruction, disorder, and death. In the first reading, God addresses Job out of the storm and reprimands him for questioning his wisdom.

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NCPC to study management of armyworms in sugarcane

The National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) will conduct various studies on the sound management of fall armyworms in sugarcane, currently monitored in different localities in Negros Occidental. Some 80 hectares of sugarcane

Food packs distributed to Alangilan students

Sugarlandia, USA, a non-profit organization based in New York, USA, with its mission to showcase the pride and joy of Negros Island, fostering global harmony, and giving back to Negrenses, proudly partnered with PNA (Philippine Nurses Association) Upstate New York

Everything starts with God’s love

This is very fundamental and indispensable for us to know. Otherwise, we would have a wrong idea of what our life is all about. God loves us first before we learn to love him and everybody and everything else in

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

Mayor lauds ASEAN uni games bronze medalist

Himamaylan Mayor Raymund Tongson congratulated bronze medalist Jamela De Asis from the recent ASEAN University Games, and is rallying support for Himamaylanon athletes who are competing in the Palarong Pambansa 2024, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said. De Asis

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