San Carlos coop breaks ground for new building

The San Carlos City Government Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (SANCARGEM-MPC) held the groundbreaking and laying of time capsule for its soon-to-rise multi-purpose building at the city’s Centermall Grounds on July 25. The building is a four-storey mixed-use type with an initial


Sipalay culminates Nutrition Month celebrations

The Sipalay City government, through its City Health and City Nutrition offices, held its 48th Nutrition Month culmination with the theme “New Normal na Nutrisyon, Sama-samang Gawan ng Solusyon” at the Rodrigo G. Chua Memorial Cultural Center in the city


PRRM-NEGROS holds 70th anniversary forum

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), through its Negros Office, will be hosting its 70th Anniversary Forum today at the Mayfair Plaza, Bacolod City. The forum marks a celebratory event for PRRM as the oldest primary nongovernment organization (NGO) in


Behind Ivana was a Pinoy

Parisian socialites were abuzz about the sudden death of Ivana Trump, the first wife of US of A President Donald Trump. What a wife! What a life!  She fell down the stairs in her New York townhouse, probably in her


Almana celebrates 5 milestones

BY WAYNE A. BIGSAT Employees of the Almana Group of Companies came together and celebrated a “5-in-1 Milestones Party” in a reggae-themed event where the company’s five business units marked their achievements at The Good Shepherd Training Center in Rosario


‘Day Off’ exhibit at Park Inn

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Bacolod is hosting an art exhibition featuring 19 pieces of the latest works of two Negrense visual artists. The exhibit titled “Day Off” that opened on July 21 and will run


Theater reopens at Art District

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Art District in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City not only houses art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants, but has also become a venue for local filmmakers to showcase their films. Milton Dionzon, Safehouse Theater curator, said


NCCA accepting competitive grants proposals

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting proposal for the 2023 Competitive Grants until August 31. The NCCA Competitive Grants Program is competitive in nature since the approval of project proposals


San Carlos women learn rug making

At least 20 women of Barangay 6 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, learned how to make rugs at the barangay’s Day Care Center on July 21, through the city’s Children and Women’s Affair Incorporated’s program dubbed “Rag Rug Making.”


Rebecca’s birthday month

Rebecca’s birthday is in the middle of July and is usually at the start of their school summer holidays. This year she got a party at home with her classmates, we took a weekend trip to Lausanne on her birthday

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Caring beyond hospital walls

(PART 2 OF 2) Balay Atipan’s system is data driven. This enables specialists to do teleconsult via Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Zoom and social media applications like Messenger. While doing the teleconsult, a doctor can view a patient’s medical

Back to school

I don’t know how other families are doing these days, but mine is still not ready to go back to face-to-face school which supposedly reopens in a few days. First of all, we were told that it is going to

Bacolod crime incidents drop slightly

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Crime incidents in Bacolod City slightly dropped by about three percent for the month of July this year, compared to the same period of 2021. PLt. Col. Sherlock Gabana, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office,

Lower 2023 budget to affect financial assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental expects to have a lower budget in 2023 due to reduction of its National Tax Allotment (NTA) by more than P780 million. There will be adjustments, especially in our financial

Globe lauds law vs online child sexual abuse

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Globe Group lauded legislation that aims to protect children against online sexual abuse and exploitation, which recently lapsed into law in what advocates described as a victory for child rights. In a statement, Globe, which

Concern for those who have less in life

Let’s remember always that God has a special concern for those who have less in life, like the simple and the weak, the sick and disabled, the children and the poor. And it gives him much pain if we would