BATtling poverty through education

Modern agriculture encompasses much more than the traditional practices of tilling soil and planting crops. It has evolved into a sophisticated field that demands a diverse set of skills, blending advanced technology, sustainable practices, and business acumen. Modern farmers must


Charity foundation holds scholars’ general assembly

The Ma. Teresa Charity Foundation Inc. (MTCFI) recently held their scholars’ general assembly at San Blas Parish Inc., Brgy. Payao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental on July 7. The assembly served as a platform to celebrate achievements, outline future plans, and strengthen


Bacolod City Host Lions Club bags awards

The Bacolod City Host Lions Club bagged the Most Outstanding Club Award and numerous other awards and citations during the recently concluded District 301-B1 Appreciation Night held at Planta Hotel-Bacolod on July 6. Club president Junel “Jang” Yap was also


Dutch envoy opens AABN anniversary exhibit

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The opening of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros’ 49th anniversary art exhibition at the Main Atrium, North Wing of SM City Bacolod Monday, kicking off its golden anniversary celebration for next year, was led by Netherlands


Just Energy Transition Workshop set

The National Youth Commission, together with the Bacolod City Government, Office of Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Bacolod Environment and Natural Resources Office, and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation will conduct a two-day “Just Energy Transition Workshop” on July 18 to 19.


An inclusive future

It has always been the dream of parents of individuals on the spectrum to see their children integrated into the workforce. Having worked alongside advocates for inclusivity and diversity, providing ample opportunities for persons with special needs to gain employment


AAB-N marks 49th year with exhibit

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Art Association of Bacolod-Negros will mark its 49th anniversary with a group art exhibition at the Atrium, North Wing of SM City Bacolod which opens at 10:30 a.m. today. Guests of honor are Councilor Em

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New BCPO chief chosen

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday confirmed that he has already chosen the successor of PCol. Noel Aliño to be the director of the Bacolod City Police Office. Of the three names of candidates submitted to him

15-yr-old from Texas organizes Bago City coastal cleanup

A record 265 volunteers turned out recently to participate in a major clean-up of the beach area of Barangay Sampinit in Bago City. The clean-up was coordinated by the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara and the Interact Club of St. Scholastica-Marapara,

Murcia mayor joins 303rd Brigade anniversary

Mayor Gerry Rojas underscored the continued support of Murcia’s local government unit to the Philippine Army’s peace-keeping initiatives by joining the 38th Founding Anniversary celebration of the 303rd Infantry Brigade at Camp Mayor Nelson Gerona last July 12 in Brgy.

6 fall in buy busts across the province

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen have arrested two tricycle drivers and four others, for allegedly peddling suspected shabu, in separate buy bust operations on July 17 and 18, in Negros Occidental. The buy bust operation of the police on July

Kanlaon Alert Level 3 possible – PHIVOLCS

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN If the present activities of Kanlaon volcano continues to persist, there is a possibility that Alert Level 3 may be declared anytime, resident volcanologist Mari Andylene Quintia disclosed on Tuesday. Comparing the activities of Kanlaon volcano

Abandoned rebel camp discovered in Cadiz

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN An abandoned temporary camp of New People’s Army remnants was discovered on Tuesday by patrolling Army soldiers in the hinterlands of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. 1Lt. Dan Carlo Somoza, 79th Infantry Battalion Civil Military Operations chief,