July 3, 2024

Negros Occ. Tax Allotment up P900M

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will have an 18 percent increase in its National Tax Allotment (NTA) in 2025, which is equivalent to more than P900 million, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed yesterday. In 2023, Negros Occidental lost more


Benitez supports Angara appointment as DepEd secretary

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 3rd district Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Senator Sonny Angara as the new secretary of Department of Education. Benitez, also the Commissioner of the Second Congressional Commission on Education,


House welcomes Angara appointment to DepEd

“We are pleased to welcome the appointment of Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara as the incoming Secretary of the Department of Education,” a press release from the House of Representative said. Senator Angara’s extensive experience, unwavering dedication, and exemplary public


Cop injured in buy bust, 2 nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A policeman was injured after being shot during a buy bust operation on July 2 in Sitio Magkinigkig, Barangay Tan-awan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, which resulted in the apprehension of two drug suspects and the recovery


Training for church trainers held

The Alliance of Children’s Ministries in Negros (ACMN) recently conducted a training of trainers at the Cosmopolitan Evangelical Church, Malaspina Street, Bacolod City. Titled “Understanding God’s Heart For Children”, the activity was attended by churches and fellowships in Negros Occidental


Sustaining the development goals

In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 targets to transform the world by 2030, including completely ending extreme poverty and eliminating hunger, and action to combat climate change. However, war and funding shortfalls have hampered

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Cops told: Recover stolen Amorsolo

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday ordered the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office to do everything possible to recover the stolen painting of national artist Fernando Amorsolo worth millions of pesos. The 1936 painting of Amorsolo with

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

Confidence and abandonment

Given the fact that we in this world will always have to contend with complicated situations, challenges, difficulties, trials and the like, we need to follow what Christ advised his disciples once: “Be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.”

‘Limitless Expression’ opens at Nara Residences

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Art Studio Forty Nine, in partnership with Rockwell, recently staged a group art exhibition for a cause titled “Limitless Expression” at the Nara Residences, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City. A portion of the proceeds of the exhibition

AI-powered MRI machine inaugurated

The Doctors’ Hospital, Inc. (TDHI) marked a significant milestone on July 5 with the blessing and inauguration of their brand new AI-powered MAGNETOM Sempra 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. The top management of TDHI attended the ceremony, with Rev.

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