Pahanocoy medical mission

The Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara continued its “adopt a barangay” program with a recent medical mission to Barangay Pahanocoy in Bacolod City. The club donated supplies of sodium ascorbate with zinc plus vitamin D3 supplements to local TB patients.


Tabuena artwork at Charlie’s Art Gallery

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A collection of Filipino painter and printmaker Romeo Villalva Tabuena’s works is on display at Charlie’s Art Gallery in Italia Restaurant, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City starting September 21. Tabuena was born in Iloilo City but moved


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


Ato Chavez on being part of the Aldrtz story

BY RITZY R. MALO-OY Making history or being a part of it is perhaps one of the greatest legacies you can share with the world especially for those who have tangible contributions in which people can constantly be reminded of


MassKara on-the-spot painting competition set

The Art Association of Bacolod-Negros with the Balik Yuhum Foundation will mount the 1st On-The-Spot MassKara Painting Competition in celebration of art and creativity this MassKara Festival 2022. They are calling on artists who are bonafide Bacolod residents to join


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


Inclusivity and pure abilities

There is so much buzz about the 36th Negros Trade Fair because it is an event that everyone from all corners of the Philippines, and even those from outside the country, look forward to. It is a tourism and economic


Sipalay holds mural painting

In line with the 16th Sipalay City Tourism Month celebration, the City Tourism Office, in collaboration with the City Social Welfare and Development Office, organized a four-day mural painting event from September 9 to 12, at Sitio Dungga, Barangay Maricalum,

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3 drug arrests yield P200T in shabu, marijuana

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen have confiscated about P200,000 worth of suspected shabu and dried marijuana leaves in separate buy-bust operations on September 25 and 26, respectively, in Bacolod City. A drug suspect identified as Reymart Esporas was apprehended by

EB Magalona gets award for high tourist arrivals

Despite the community restrictions due to COVID-19 last year, tourist arrivals in the four tourist destinations in E. B. Magalona contributed to a high number of tourist arrivals in the municipality in 2021. These four establishments, namely, Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail

MassKara to generate P5B for businesses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the three-week MassKara Festival kicks off today, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday said he expects businesses to earn about P5 billion during the festival that anticipates approximately 200,000 visitors. With the very positive reaction of

Negros LGUs urged to exert more vax efforts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday reiterated his call for all local government units in Negros Occidental to exert more effort in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Lacson, yesterday joined the PinasLakas campaign of the Department of Health

P8M for BacCHP from Paduano

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano announced that he will add P8 million to the funds for the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP), introduced by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, for use this year. The

PNP assures judges’ security

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police yesterday assured members of the judiciary of their safety and security against threats, intimidation and crimes, including those perpetrated through the internet and social media platforms. In a statement, PBrig. Gen. Roderick