Inflation driving up egg prices

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Placeda Lemana yesterday attributed the increase in prices of local eggs to inflation and the high cost of production, even though Negros Occidental has adequate supply. Lemana reported that the extra large egg


Gasoline, diesel prices up

Oil firms will implement price adjustments on fuel products starting today. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Jetti, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell said they will increase gasoline prices by P0.95 per liter and P0.50 per liter on diesel prices. On


Warning raised vs offers for SIM registration assistance

Globe Telecom cautioned its customers against offers of SIM registration assistance online and advised them not to share personal information to protect their data security and privacy. There are already reports of individuals taking advantage of the SIM registration requirement.


Bacolod extends business permit filing deadline

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved yesterday the request of Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez to extend the deadline of the filing of business permits and licenses with no discount and no penalty, from January 21 to


SSS welcomes new president and CEO

Former Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Michael Regino turned over the leadership of the SSS to newly-appointed acting President and CEO Rolando Macasaet in a ceremony held January 10, at the SSS Main Office in Quezon City. In

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BSP vows sustained rate hikes to address 2nd-round effects

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has vowed to continue hiking its key policy rates “as necessary” to help prevent a further increase in the second-round effects of the elevated inflation rate. In an Open Letter to President Ferdinand R.

From curse to cure

That very inhuman martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, beheaded just as a reward to a dancing girl, (cfr. Mk 6,14-29) clearly tells us that martyrdom caused by a most crazy reason is a possibility in our life. We should

Minor, 2 others found dead in Candoni

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A minor and two others were found dead on Saturday in Sitio Buyong, Brgy. Cabia-an, Candoni, Negros Occidental. Two of the victims were identified by the police as Analie Emaray, 44, and Edmund Castro, 45. The

Gov’t debt grows by 14.4 percent

The continued recovery of the domestic economy, along with the strengthening of the Philippine peso against the US dollar, helped reduce the peso value of the national government’s (NG) total liabilities by end-2022 to P13.42 trillion compared to the previous

SJI, USLS teams top in UNBL Aspirants Basketball Cup

St. John’s Institute (SJI) Team A and University of St. La Salle (USLS) led their respective brackets with 2-0 win-loss cards after the first day of hostilities of the first United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) Aspirants Basketball Cup 2023 played last Saturday at Bacolod

Wife seeks justice for La Castellana man’s execution

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The wife of Ramil Europa, whose killing was claimed by the New People’s Army Leonardo Panaligan Command, has sought the help of the authorities in seeking justice for the death of her husband on January 23