Landers’ VIP Day

Negrense civic leaders, business pillars and members of the media were given an exclusive tour inside the biggest Landers Superstore in the Philippines as it opened its doors at Megaworld’s The Upper East here in Bacolod City. The event ushered


A new Rotary year, president

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara inducted a new set of officers for Rotary Year 2023-2024, with Dr. Eric Malo-oy as the club’s 31th president. The induction, held at a gala-dinner on August 11 at the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas


Star-studded shopping

Yesterday, VIPs and members of the media in Bacolod had their first dibs on a variety of merchandise at the newly-opened Landers Superstore in The Upper East by Megaworld.  Beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez cheerily mingled and chatted with


State of the Province Address

Negros Occidental Governor Honorable Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson Jr. yesterday gave one of the best “State of the Province Address” here in southern Philippines. History was once again made as Governor Lacson enumerated for more than 90 minutes the highlights


Recollection for prison volunteers

The Diocesan Commission on Prison Ministry, Diocese of Bacolod conducted the first volunteer in Prison Service Recollection at the CICM Maryshore, Talisay City on July 28, with the theme “Expressing God’s Merciful Power in Prison Service by Walking in the


Summer heat takes a backseat

This summer seemed to play a game of hide-and-seek with us, providing only a brief appearance of high temperatures. Instead, most days were characterized by gloomy skies, strong winds, and sporadic rainfall. This unfortunate weather put a damper on our


Bacolod Rum Festival set for Aug. 12-20

Tanduay and the local government of Bacolod officially ushered the start of the Rum Festival in the City of Smiles in a media conference on August 2 at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), where Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez,


Enchanting Loboc River

I have heard a lot of good things about Loboc River and the cruise that is very popular to both local and foreign tourists many years ago, before I was blessed with the opportunity to set foot in Bohol province


Side trip

Work brought me to Bohol this week. I and my colleague in the Academe, Doc Mima, the Vice President for Academic Affairs of STI West Negros University are attending the 32nd Visayas Business Area Conference in Panglao, representing the education

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House approves Anti-agricultural Smuggling Act on 3rd reading

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to give more bite to the existing Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act, or Republic Act (RA) No. 10845 by dangling the penalty of life imprisonment to

Break the Silence event held in Negros

CAMELEON Association Inc., a non-governmental organization dedicated to ending child sexual abuse held its first Break the Silence conference on September 22, at Bacolod City Government Center. Break the Silence (BTS) is an annual conference held by CAMELEON to call

Expanding worlds

An Indian restaurant recently opened near my house, making us quite excited because decent Indian food is pretty hard to find here, especially in a city like Silay, where international food choices that doesn’t involve the usual American-style back ribs

Photo of the Day

CULTURAL SHOW. Towns and cities from districts 3 and 5 showcased their talents and tourism advocacies in a cultural show held at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central Activity Center, with Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson in attendance, as part of the Provincial Tourism Week celebrations last weekend.* Capitol PIO photo

Army welcomes CHR probe into Kabankalan encounter

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division yesterday welcomed the independent probe of the Commission on Human Rights into the recent deaths of six alleged New People’s Army rebels, as a result of an encounter in Brgy. Tabugon,