Church aids blast victims

The Diocese of Dumaguete has sent financial aid to victims of the Beirut, Lebanon explosion through the international Catholic relief confederation, Caritas.


447 OFWs served by help desk

A total of 447 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were repatriated and have returned to Negros Oriental amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic with the help of the Dumaguete City help desk.


Suspect killed, P13.7-M in shabu seized

The buy-bust operation in Brgy. Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental yesterday led to the killing of a drug suspect and the confiscation of P13.7 million worth of suspected shabu, a report from the provincial police office said.


Silliman marks 119th Founder’s Day

Silliman University in Dumaguete City said it continues to yearn for better days, and affirms its hopes and aspirations as it celebrates its 119th Founders’ Day on August 9 to 31, on the theme “Hope Arising from the Solid Rock”, the Rock being Jesus Christ himself, a press release from the SU administration said.


Former NPA militiamen given DTI livelihood aid

Twenty-six former members of the New People’s Army Militia Ng Bayan, who surrendered to the 62nd Infantry Battalion,received P260,000 worth of livelihood assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Wednesday at Camp Tirambulo in Brgy. McKinley, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.


Degamo security escorts recalled

The Police Regional Office 7 has recalled all police escorts of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo as part of its ongoing realignment program of police personnel in line with COVID-19 response to affected areas in Central Visayas.

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Victorias City launches first history book

Victorias City is embarking on another milestone on May 23, with the launching of its first ever history book, written by Negrosanon historian Modesto Sa-onoy. “This book captures the essence of who we are,” Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez said in

Zubiri resignation as Senate president, Negrosanon’s loss – VG

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Acting Governor Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday described the resignation of Juan Miguel Zubiri as Senate president, as a “big loss” to Negrosanons. Ferrer said the Senator Zubiri, whose father is Negrosanon, helped Negros Occidental a

Hunger by El Niño

“There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi The continuing El Niño is one of the strongest heat phenomena on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its devastation has significantly

Consumer group slams excessive power rate increase

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Negros Consumer’s Watch (NCW) strongly denounced the successive yellow and red power alert issued by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) that resulted in excessive power rate increases in the country, NCW chairperson

The integral should give way to the essential

This was clearly expounded by Christ himself when he said, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the

Bulk water project ‘went through process’ – Lacson

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that the P1.2 billion bulk water project of the Negros Occidental provincial government “went through the process.” That was the reaction of Gov. Lacson to the opposition hoisted