July 1, 2024

Elevated SO2 emissions logged at Kanlaon Volcano

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded elevated volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emissions from the summit crater of the Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island on June 28. PHIVOLCS logged an average of 5,397 tons


SRA asked to consult industry over sugar policy

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Confederation of Sugarcane Producers’ Associations (CONFED) asked the Sugar Regulatory Administration to start consulting the sugar industry on its sugar policy for crop year 2024-2025. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu-Laurel, Jr., CONFED,


Kiko Benitez next DepEd secretary?

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez has the endorsement of his colleague in the House of Representatives, in the person of Rep. Emilio Bernardino Yulo, as the next secretary of the Department of Education. The influential


P.8M in shabu seized, 8 suspects nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A series of buy bust operations during the weekend in Negros Occidental, including highly urbanized Bacolod City, yielded more than P870,000 worth of suspected shabu and the arrest of eight drug suspects, including a job order


Lilas Pandan Festival culminates

CHAMPION. Contingent No. 6 – Nagkahiusang Kabatan-onan sa Lumad Dos (Barangays Lo-ok, San Isidro, Patun-an, Tigbon, Bantayanon, and Malanog), was named the champion of Calatrava’s Lilas Pandan street dance competition held over the weekend.* Andrew Altarejos photo


God’s time

Death is the great equalizer of life; it respects no one. Rich or poor, young or old, important or insignificant… it spares no one. In today’s gospel we read the story of Jairus, a powerful member of the community, who


Wasting human capital?

The World Bank warned the Philippines that it has only one generation left, or about 20 to 25 years, before the window to harness the benefits of its relatively young population closes, as it is expected to see another demographic

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New guns, patrol vehicle, rescue boat for PRO6

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The firepower and mobility of the Police Regional Office 6 got a boost after it received high powered firearms, and a patrol vehicle and rescue boat from Camp Crame. In a statement, PRO 6 said it

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

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

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

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