Paris art exhibit in a peniche

On the river bank of St. Cloud (pronounced san klu) in a luxury barge or house boat after abnormal heatwaves that’s hitting Europe, 7th Covid wave and monkey pox, a war in Ukraine, news on global crash of bitcoin and


Free denture program for Sipalay residents

The Sipalay City Health Office launched the Free Dental Prosthesis/Denture with the theme “Operation Pa-ngipon for all Sipalaynon” on July 8, at the city’s New Government Center. City Administrator Philip Zamora, who attended the event on behalf of Mayor Maria


Suyac boatmen get first aid kits

Dr. Fe Marañon and husband, Rep. Alfredo “Thirdy” Marañon, turned over emergency medical kits to the Suyac Island Ferryboat Operators Association on July 6. These kits are important for the safety and first aid for passengers/tourists visiting Sagay Marine Reserve


Purok officials take oath

Twenty incoming purok officials of Brgy. Busay, Bago City, Negros Occidental took their oath before Board Member Martin Torres Monday. The 20 puroks are Nipa, Paghidaet, Waling-Waling, Saging, Malipayon, Manzanero, San Francisco, Mahigugmaon, Kamunsilan, Matam-is, Mahirup, Balinghoy, Mabinuligon, Gumamela, Cabanbanan,


‘New World Order’ at Orange Project

BY WAYNE A. BIGSAT “My life every day is in art,” says 53-year-old sculptor and multimedia artist Roedel “Joe” Geraldo. Geraldo, in a close-up interview prior to his talk “Reodel Geraldo’s Artist Talk” yesterday, July 6, shared a brief moment


Bago City kicks off Nutrition Month

Bago City, through its City Nutrition Office, kicked off this year’s Nutrition Month with a caravan around the city proper participated in by its different partners and stakeholders on July 4. The caravan started at 8 a.m. in front of


Quarantine Boys

Celebrating PRIDE month here in Europe, I am amazed with the timing of an email from Ilog’s councilor Mark Vargas with his strong advocacy on the LGBTQ’s community and the importance of climate change. On its second year, Quarantine Boys


Grow a garden, feed your soul

(Last of 2 Parts) I remember when anthropologist and butterfly garden owner Romana de los Reyes told me the reason why she does not wear gloves when gardening. “Digging dirt lifts one’s spirit,” she shared. “I believe exposing myself to

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Plastic waste recovery bill lapses into law

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Extended Producers’ Responsibility bill, which lapsed into law, is now Republic Act No. 11898. Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez, a member of the Bicameral Conference Committee that consolidated similar EPR bills passed

Two Negrense footballers make U16 team

Two 15-year-old football players from Bacolod City, Javier Cuadra and Jebb Salceda, have been selected to play in the U16 Philippine team for the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation which kicked off on July 31 in Indonesia. Javier is a second-year

Monkeypox threat spurs PIDACC activation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The provincial government of Negros Occidental is taking preemptive measures following the entry of monkeypox disease in the country, as confirmed by the Department of Health. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang

First Negros Island Beach Volleyball Tour concludes

The winners of the first Negros Island Beach Volleyball Tour held in San Carlos City were awarded right after the championship games at San Julio Realty Grounds on July 31. Out of the 22 matches for the earlier elimination, the

Show cause orders for 6 establishments

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six commercial establishments in Bacolod City were given 15 days to answer the show cause orders issued against them by the Social Security System (SSS) Bacolod East Branch, for remission in paying the contributions of their

The paradoxes of Christian life

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would