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Hero’s welcome for SEAG silver medalist

EB Magalona Vice Mayor Eric Matulac turns over P100,000 cash incentive to Southeast Asian Games Women’s Judo silver medalist Khrizzie Pabulayan, in behalf of Mayor Marvin Malacon, in the presence of Executive Secretary Debbie Ann Monte and municipal department heads.*


Bacolod still Alert Level 1, NegOcc AL2

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Highly-urbanized Bacolod City will remain under the most lenient Alert Level 1 classification while Negros Occidental is still alert Level 2 for the period covering June 1 to 15, Malacañang said in a statement issued yesterday.


Candidates reminded to file SOCE

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About five out of the 47 local candidates in Bacolod City have filed their Certificates of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) before the Commission on Elections Bacolod Field Office as of yesterday. The Comelec is reminding all


Lacson congratulates BBM, Sara

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday congratulated President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio on their victory on the May 9 polls, after being proclaimed by Congress. Lacson supported the presidential bid of Vice President


Ko tops Negros Occ SP votes

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Third District Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko got the highest number of votes among 12 elected members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental during the May 9 elections. Ko, who was re-elected as board member,


Guns, grenade recovered

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Guns with ammunition and a fragmentation grenade were recovered by the police in the cities of Victorias and Talisay, Negros Occidental, that also led to the arrest of a suspect on May 26, police said. The


Albee establishes ‘Truth Commission’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City Mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez yesterday said that he created a “Truth Commission” to review and audit all previous transactions at the City Hall, as demanded by the public, in the “spirit of transparency.” By


PRRD visits Yansons

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte arrived last night in Negros Occidental to visit his “close friends.” The Yanson family hosted a private dinner for President Duterte at their family-owned resort in Talisay City. He was welcomed by


NegOcc to also lift curfew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The imposition of curfew hours in Negros Occidental is to be lifted on June 1, disclosed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday. This was in response to the clamor of the business sector, Lacson said, after getting

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San Enrique mayor-elect welcomes election protests

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor elect Jilson Tubillara yesterday said that he would welcome any election protest questioning the results of the May 9 elections in San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Tubillara said he won by 10 votes against his challenger,

Bacolod records 4 dengue deaths for 2022

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City recorded four dengue deaths this year, with all victims coming from the southern part of the city. Records from the City Health Office showed that there were 15 recorded cases of dengue in Bacolod

Marcos’ gov’t to decide on plan to impose new taxes: Palace

Malacañang is leaving it up to the incoming economic team of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to decide on the proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF) to impose new and higher tax measures, defer personal income tax reductions, and

US-Asean Summit sends strong signal to invest in PH

The success of the recent US-Asean Special Summit sends a strong message of pushing for deeper economic engagement between the US and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states, especially on more jobs and investments for the Philippines. Hosted

Online sellers: Prepare for senior, PWD discounts

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has urged e-commerce platforms to prepare their systems in accepting price discounts for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD). DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a radio interview yesterday that those enterprises

We always need the Holy Spirit

That’s right! If we want to understand Christ’s words properly, let alone, to live by them, we always need the help of the Holy Spirit who actually is constantly intervening in our lives. We just have to train ourselves how