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Advocate scores Ceneco management

In a press release furnished to the Visayan Daily Star The secretary general of Power Watch Negros believes that radical measures are needed to restore trust and confidence in Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) as a distribution utility (DU). Wennie

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Negros Occ infra projects to get boost from WB

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The funds needed for implementing infrastructure projects during the second term of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson are expected to get a boost from the World Bank, through its Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP), disclosed Provincial Administrator

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New police chiefs for Silay City, Hinigaran

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PLt. Col. Mark Anthony Darroca, former chief of the regional Drug Enforcement Unit, is the new police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental. Darroca yesterday replaced PLt. Col. Robert Petate, who was reassigned to the Negros

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Comrades kill former rebel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The ambush-slay of former rebel Jimmy dela Cruz, alias Ka Guanzon, in Sitio Binabuyan, Brgy. Cambayobo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, was claimed by the Roselyn Pelle Command-Northern Negros Guerilla Front. In a statement, rebel spokesperson Cecille Estrella

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3 siblings arrested for illegal drugs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three siblings have been arrested by the police on Sunday during a buy bust operation at Rivera Street in Brgy. 3, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The three apprehended siblings, who are now facing charges for violation

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Lacson vows to rebuild amid pandemic

Newly-elected officials of Negros Occidental (left to right) Board Members Valentino Miguel Alonso, Samson Mirhan, Anton Occeno, Rommel Debulgado, Araceli Somosa, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Board Members Rita Gatuslao, Manuel Frederick Ko, Andrew Montelibano, Sixto Pal Guanzon, Jeffrey Tubola, Andrew Martin Torres and Jose Benito Alonso.*

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NIR creation thru EO mulled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The initial reestablishment of Negros Island Region maybe fast tracked through the issuance of an executive by the Office of the President, as recommended by the Department of Interior and Local Government, before its passage into

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Detained Moises Padilla officials granted bail

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Guihulngan Regional Trial Court in Negros Oriental has granted bail of P200,000 each against four Moises Padilla officials, who were charged for murder, in connection with the death of a municipal councilor in 2019. Respondents

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Leonardia inaugurates P33.3-M in projects

Bacolod City officials led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran inaugurated several projects in the city totaling P33.3 million Friday. Leonardia, who resides along Rosario Street in Barangay 38, walked down memory lane as he led

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‘Maghikay Ta’ food festival

The San Carlos City Tourism Office kicked off a food festival dubbed “Maghikay Ta”, in line with its 62nd Charter Day celebration on June 23 at the Bonifacio Square, at the city’s public plaza. The activity showcases local slow food

NTA budget cuts till 2024

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental local government units have to tighten their belts as the reduction of their shares from all national tax collections, will not only be next year, but also up to 2024, according to Governor Eugenio

Bacolod City dengue cases rising

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Cases of dengue continue to rise in Bacolod City with the onset of the rainy season. The number of reported dengue cases in the city reached 240 as of June 18, from 165 early this month,

Barter to help market farmers’ products in Iloilo town

Barter trading will be one of the features of the June 29-July 1 Lambunao Nights Version 2.0 that will provide a venue for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs), government-assisted livelihood projects, farmers’ groups and other local producers to display

Globe wins in 2022 ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Leading digital solutions platform Globe was recently recognized by the ASEAN Innovative Business Platform (AIBP) for being a trailblazer on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in digital innovation. The leading digital solutions company was commended

Table tennis tourney winners awarded

The San Carlos City Table Tennis Club (SCCTTC) in coordination with the City Sports Office awarded the 62nd Charter Day Table Tennis Tournament winners on June 26. The tournament winners were:  U12 Boys champion was Hammet Baynosa, 1st runner-up –