July 2, 2024

Possibility of Kanlaon eruption ‘high’ – PHIVOLCS

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The possibility of another eruption of Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island remains high, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, citing the continuing increase in emissions of sulfur oxide. Mary Andelene Quintia, resident volcanologist


Kiko gets more endorsements for DepEd secretary post

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More Negros Occidental solons, local lawmakers, and officials have joined the bandwagon endorsing Third District Rep. Jose Francisco “Kiko” Benitez to be the next secretary of the Department of Education, a Cabinet position vacated by Vice


NegOcc police stations top ratings

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office received the highest overall score in the Unit Performance Evaluation Rating (UPER) for the month of June this year, besting seven other provincial and city police offices under Police Regional


Bacolod eyes establishing food terminal

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance establishing the Bacolod Food Terminal Complex in the City of Bacolod, was recently approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on third and final reading. Authored by Bacolod Councilor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, the ordinance said


San Carlos City completes seawall project

The safety of hundreds of families and households along the coast of Barangay 6 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental is now assured from possible water devastation, following the completion of the concrete seawall built by the Department of Public


Mambukal strays rounded up

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following a bite incident, the Provincial Veterinary Office has launched a sweeping operation inside the Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, by taking stray dogs and cats into its custody. Provincial


Himamaylan mayor: Inclusivity beyond Pride Month

As the Pride Month celebration came to a close during the weekend, Mayor Raymund Tongson reminded Himamaylanons that inclusivity in the southern Negros city goes beyond the month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, a press


Photo of the Day

Bacolod MassKara Festival dancers from Barangay Granada, with city officials, at the Sandiwa Fiesta Europa’s Philippine Independence Day event in Northern Italy, where the dancers performed during the weekend.* Jason Villarosa FB photo


War… What is it good for?

A lot of Filipinos seem to be worried over a shooting war breaking out between their country and China, especially as the latter’s aggression has recently ramped up in the West Philippine Sea, a part of our sovereign territory that


Still in the gray

The Philippines is still under “increased monitoring” as it has yet to exit the “gray list” of Paris-based watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which urged the country to “swiftly” tackle its remaining deficiencies against money laundering and terrorist

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The temporal aspect of the Church’s mission

Given the obvious fact that the Church has to carry out its spiritual and supernatural mission in an earthly and temporal setting, it behooves everyone of us in the Church, both clerics and lay who should work in the spirit

Army’s 5ID commander promoted

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Several days after he was designated commanding general of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Gulliver Señires, was promoted to the rank of major general. Army chief Lt. Gen. Roy Galido personally led the donning

Power shortages still possible in Visayas next year

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite the energization of the Cebu-Negros-Panay sub-grids that was supposed to address power supply problems in the two regions, Visayas may still experience power shortages during summer next year, due to increasing power demand. While DOE

83 former rebels apply for amnesty

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 83 former New People’s Army rebels in Negros Occidental have applied for amnesty before the Local Amnesty Board (LAB) of Bacolod, as of July 9. Fifty-three of the former rebels surrendered to the

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

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