Capitol water security plan seeks investors

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is looking for investors for its water security plan, under a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) scheme. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who spoke on the financing challenges and opportunities for Negros Occidental’s water


Globe bags UN SDG Award

Digital solutions provider Globe Telecom leveraged its strength in technology to keep its 8,000 employees safe, connected, and engaged during the pandemic as it took home the first-ever United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) Awards under the People Category


Sugar at P70/kg in 2 Bacolod supermarkets

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Trade and Industry reported yesterday that only two supermarkets in Bacolod City are selling sugar at P70 per kilo. Based on their monitoring on Friday last week, Romel Amihan, head of the DTI


BSP eyes August inflation between 5.9%-6.7%

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) forecasts inflation rate to stay between 5.9 to 6.7 percent this month. In a statement yesterday, the central bank said the rate of price increases during the month “was driven by the continued increase


Negros Occidental to boost coffee production

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Coffee production in Negros Occidental is expected to get a boost from the provincial government of Negros Occidental. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said that an inventory has been conducted on areas planted with coffee


SSS online services return

The Social Security System (SSS) informed the public in a press release that its online channels including its website (, SSS Mobile App, and uSSSap Tayo Portal are available as of August 30, 2022. The press release said SSS servers


SSS online channels temporarily down

The Social Security System announced in a press release that its online channels including its website (, SSS Mobile App, and uSSSap Tayo Portal will temporarily be unavailable. SSS’ servers are undergoing testing in preparation for the continuation of operations


BOC relentless in inspecting sugar warehouses

One of the “surprise visits” of agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) took them to a sugar warehouse in Quezon City, according to information shared on Saturday. Authorities headed by the BOC – Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service inspected


Fire incident at SSS main office building

The Social Security System (SSS) informed members, pensioners, and the general public in a press release that a fire broke out at 1:43 a.m., August 28, at the UPS Room of the SSS Main Office Building in Quezon City. The

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Emmy award-winning shows available on HBO GO

Pinoy audiences are in for more world-class entertainment as SKY brings this year’s Emmy® Award-winning HBO shows, including “The White Lotus,” “Succession,” “Euphoria,” “Hacks,” and more on-demand via HBO GO. Leading the pack for HBO in the recently concluded 74th

Army strengthen ties with IP leaders

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion has vowed to protect the IPs (Indigenous People) communities in northern Negros, who are continuously being exploited and recruited by the New People’s Army and its allied groups. Lt. Col. J-Jay

We have to give good example always

“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.” (Lk 8,16) These are words of Christ

Kabigting exhibition slated at Marapara

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara will be staging an exhibition of 29 recent paintings by highly-acclaimed Filipino artist Fernando Kabigting.  The artworks will go on display at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club from October 10 to 16 during

SP urges intensified campaign vs illegal gambling

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino is requesting various government agencies to intensify their campaign against illegal gambling specifically the entry of Small Town Lottery (STL) operation in the City of Bacolod without the necessary permit and

EBM student wins silver in tour guide contest

A 17-year-old student of E. B. Magalona won second place, out of 18 participants representing various local government units around Negros Occidental, in the province-wide Tour-Guiding Competition held at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central on September 21, as part of