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Bacolod faces P302M NTA share cut

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Like other local government units all over the country, highly-urbanized Bacolod City also faces a P302 million reduction in National Tax Allocation share, formerly known as Internal Revenue Allotment, in 2023, disclosed Mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez.


Villamonte fire razes home

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An early morning fire razed a house in Calamansi Street, Capitol Heights Subdivision, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City yesterday. The Bureau of Fire estimated the damage caused by the fire that started at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday


Minor shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 14-year-old, shot dead on Thursday night in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, was reported to be the 11th victim of shooting incidents in the city for the month of June. Initial police investigations show that


NegOcc dengue cases breach 1K, up 521%

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dengue cases in Negros Occidental continues to increase as 143 new cases were reported for the period of June 5 to 11, bringing to 1,161 total cases documented since the start of the year, with six


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,


Deny wage hike appeal, NWPC asked

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas has asked the National Wages and Productivity Commission to deny and dismiss the appeals of eight business groups in Region 6 against the new wage


High sugar prices blamed on greedy traders

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Greediness of some sugar traders triggered the high prices of sugar in the market, disclosed UNIFED president Manuel Lamata yesterday. Lamata said that some traders are hoarding sugar to manipulate the market “as if there was


Negros Occ. SP issues RONO for LNG plant

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental has issued a RONO (Resolution Of No Objection) to the Reliance Energy Development Inc. (REDI), a subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation, which is constructing a Liquified Natural Gas plant

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P49M Hinobaan abattoir approved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed construction of P49.67 million abattoir in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, to be funded by the World Bank, has been approved by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project Support Office-Visayas Cluster. DA regional director

Airline to bring pre-pandemic staffing levels back by 2023

Cebu Pacific Air Inc. chief executive officer Lance Gokongwei said yesterday the reopening of the economy has allowed the airline company to start rehiring, bullish on the outlook for the industry. At the sidelines of an event in Ortigas, Pasig

1st BPO to open in Victorias

Mayor-elect Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez led the recruitment event and groundbreaking rites for the structure that will house Global Strategic Business Process Solutions, the first Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in Victorias City, Negros Occidental on June 24. “We welcome

Whatever happens, trust God always

“Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. (Mt 8,26) These words of Christ, addressed to his apostles who were terrified when their boat

Northern Negros NPA camp falls

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers yesterday overran a temporary encampment of the New People’s Army, following an encounter with rebel remnants in northern Negros, at Sitio Tinibyangan in Brgy. Minapasok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. Jay-Jay Javines, 79th Infantry