July 6, 2024

Capitol execs, employees face show-cause orders

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More show-cause orders have been issued by the Provincial Legal Office to Negros Occidental provincial government executives and employees, while a Capitol executive was stripped of his position by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson. Atty. Alberto Nellas


Negros Occidental dengue cases increasing

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office is focusing its anti-dengue campaign on 10 towns and cities with the highest number of dengue cases among local government units in Negros Occidental. PHO data indicated an increase of 7.55 percent


WV crimes down 7 percent

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 reported that crimes in Western Visayas have gone down by 7.2 percent, from January to May, compared to the same period last year. PRO 6 logged 4,820 incidents this year compared


Super city needs super power supply – Sancho

The vision of making Bacolod City, a “super city” as highlighted in the State of the City Address (SOCA) of Mayor Albee Benitez, is highly commendable, said a press release from Power Watch Negros. It said that according to Benitez,


Cadiz honors outstanding residents, taxpayers

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Philanthropist Ian Manuel Lo and nine others outstanding Cadizeños, as well taxpayers, were honored Thursday night at the Cadiz Arena, in line with the city’s 57th Charter Anniversary. Lo, whose parents are certified Cadizeños – the


USLS honors Golden Jubilarians

Paying tribute to its alumni who remained green-blooded even after 50 years, the University of St. La Salle organized an Honoring Rites for Class 1974 Golden Jubilarians as part of the 72nd Handumanan Week celebration on July 5, at the


Rediscover God through faith and love

That rather amusing gospel episode about those who were so amazed at the preaching of Christ in the synagogue that they could not believe that someone just like them, coming from the same place and whose family they knew, could


Import dependent and import oriented?

“We have to learn to live with fewer imports and more exports promoting national production.” – Miguel Diaz-Canel According to the statistics office, the first quarter of 2024 our agricultural imports was USD 4.34 billion or a whooping 230 billion


Still reaching higher

The Philippines has remained in the lower middle-income country (MIC) group of the World Bank for the fiscal year 2025, staying in the same classification since 1987, which demonstrates the painfully slow progress the country is making to expand its

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Mayor lauds Bacolod inclusion in top 1,000 cities

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The inclusion of our beloved city in the Top 1,000 cities in the world is a glaring proof that the ongoing initiatives of our administration are reaping rewards for our residents that are now being recognized

PH-Japan defense deal hailed

Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Tuesday hailed the signing of the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) between the Philippines and Japan as a “crucial moment for enhanced defense cooperation” amid regional challenges, a press release from the House of Representatives said.

52 drug personalities nabbed in province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN In a span of one week’s worth of anti-drug operations, the police in Negros Occidental has arrested 52 drug personalities. Of the 102 drug suspects who were neutralized by the Police Regional Office 6 from July

Soldier dies in motorcycle crash

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An Army soldier was reported by the police to have died as result of a vehicular crash on July 6 at the national highway of Crossing Ambush in Brgy. Manalad, Ilog, Negros Occidental. The victim, identified

Kanlaon spews 3,765 tons of sulfur dioxide

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than a month after its phreatic eruption on June 3, Kanlaon volcano remains restive, having emitted 3,765 tons of sulfur dioxide in the past 24 hours, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Javi joins Philippine Army Reserve

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez is now a Philippine Army reservist. Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, yesterday welcomed Benitez into the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during his donning as an Army