Architect-artist Dureza launches book

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Architect Jose “Joe” Dureza launched his book “Places and Faces in Time: An Architect’s Journey as Visual Artist”, at the Bacolod City Government Center recently. He wrote the book containing some of the places and different


Provincial Wildlife Month culminates

OIC-PENRO Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya of DENR-PENRO Negros Occidental led this year’s Negros Wildlife Foot Parade with the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc., CENROs Bago, Cadiz, Kabankalan, Mount Kanla-on Natural Park, Northern Negros Natural Park and Tañon Strait Protected Seascape with the


Like superheroes with great feats

Persons with disabilities are seldom covered by the media and when they are featured, they are often negatively stereotyped. That is why the United Nations continues to emphasize how stories that media reports “can deeply influence public opinion and establish


A Trip to St. Gallen

Earlier this month we had a short weekend trip with friends (Shery, her husband Thomas, her brother Vincent and their 2 girls, Helena and Lucia) to Unterterzen, in St. Gallen. The reason for our trip was to see Christian, a


Sevilleno opens exhibit at Art Cove

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Negrense visual artist Edbon Sevilleno opened his one-man exhibit at the Art Cove of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod Thursday which will run until February 28, 2023. Guests of honor at the opening of the show


40 OFW couples wed in Murcia

Mayor Gerry Rojas recently officiated the exchange of wedding vows between 40 OFW couples in the first “OFW Kasalan ng Bayan 2022” at the Murcia covered court.*


Hotel Christmas tree lit up on Thanksgiving

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Park Inn general manager Sherwin Lucas led the hotel’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Thursday together with Carmeli Bantug Zayco, representing Mayor Albee Benitez, as a celebration of Thanksgiving for its first year anniversary since its grand


Of books and reading

Can you still remember the first book you’ve read? As for me, it was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll which was given to me by my mother, Imelda. I was 6 or 7 years old. But it still


‘Show Me Negros’ – an all-female exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An all-female group art exhibit is currently ongoing at the White Space Gallery at the Art District in Bacolod City, and will run until December 3. The exhibit titled “Show Me Negros”, which opened November 12,

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Senators assure NIR passage

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Juan Victor Ejercito yesterday assured Negrenses that the proposed Negros Island Region has a good chance to be approved in the Senate. Ejercito, chair of the Senate Local Government

P1.3M in shabu, guns seized in police ops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen confiscated P1.3 million worth of suspected shabu and an unlicensed gun with ammunition in Negros Occidental, including highly urbanized Bacolod City, resulting in the arrest of a 53-year-old and her twins, as well as four

As we begin another liturgical year

The season of Advent, which this year starts on November 27, marks another beginning of the liturgical year or the Church year. The immediate thought that comes to mind in this transition of the old and new liturgical years is

Proposed P5.1B budget justified – Debulgado

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed P5.1 billion budget of the provincial government of Negros Occidental for 2023 is justified, after week long deliberations by the Committee on Finance and Appropriations ended on November 24, yesterday disclosed its chairman, Board

USLS holds ceremonial Christmas lighting

The University of St. La Salle switched on its Christmas tree and lights during the symbolic Institutional Christmas Lighting Ceremony held at the Handumanan Park on November 28.*

Stingers Futbol Escola wards win tourney

The Born 2016 team of University of St. La Salle grabbed the championship trophy of the Futbol tournament held at Bacolod City National High School on November 26. Vito Benedicto earned tournament MVP honors, supported by teammates Tyler Jacob Alingasa,