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Stolen Amorsolo recovered, 2 nabbed

RECOVERED. NBI chief Jaime Santiago (center) presents the stolen Amorsolo painting, which was recovered from two suspects during an entrapment operation on July 11 in Quezon City.* NBI photo


Army vows to eradicate NPA remnants in Negros, Panay

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the Philippine Army shifts its focus to territorial defense from internal security, the 3rd Infantry Division assures Negrenses that it will continue to stay, secure, and protect Negros Island Region, which also includes Siquijor. Maj.


Reclamation flower vendors face relocation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 18 flower vendors along Fr. M. Ferrero Street in Barangay 12, Bacolod City, may again face possible relocation if the area they are occupying will be reclassified to a commercial lot. The 18 stall owners


Javi joins Philippine Army Reserve

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez is now a Philippine Army reservist. Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, yesterday welcomed Benitez into the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during his donning as an Army


Food packs distributed to Alangilan students

Sugarlandia, USA, a non-profit organization based in New York, USA, with its mission to showcase the pride and joy of Negros Island, fostering global harmony, and giving back to Negrenses, proudly partnered with PNA (Philippine Nurses Association) Upstate New York


Power shortages still possible in Visayas next year

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite the energization of the Cebu-Negros-Panay sub-grids that was supposed to address power supply problems in the two regions, Visayas may still experience power shortages during summer next year, due to increasing power demand. While DOE


Export, then import sugar?

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sugar Council, an alliance of three sugar federations, sought an explanation from the Department of Agriculture and Sugar Regulatory Administration on the plans of the government to import sugar, while an export order is being


279 nabbed for illegal gambling in NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The month long anti-illegal gambling campaign of the police in Negros Occidental and highly urbanized Bacolod City has resulted in the apprehension of 279 violators. Of the violators, 230 were accounted for by NOCPPO, while 49

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Everything starts with God’s love

This is very fundamental and indispensable for us to know. Otherwise, we would have a wrong idea of what our life is all about. God loves us first before we learn to love him and everybody and everything else in

We need a big and compassionate heart

When Christ summoned his 12 apostles, sending them out two by two and giving them authority over unclean spirits, he clearly told them also to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in

We are laborers of God’s harvest

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so, ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Mt 9,37-38) These words of Christ should remind us that we actually all called to be laborers

RAA pact with Japan seen to enhance defense, security

Senior leaders of the House of Representatives on Wednesday lauded the recent signing of the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) between the Philippines and Japan, saying the pact builds on the successful trilateral agreement both countries made with the United States