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Himamaylan pumps up measures vs dry spell

The City Government of Himamaylan is ramping up its measures to address the effects of the dry spell, according to a press release from Himamaylan PIO.  Himamaylan is currently processing financial assistance from the city government’s standby El Niño fund

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Drought damage to NegOcc crops heats up to P55.4M

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dry spell caused by El Niño has caused more than P55 million worth of damage to crops in Negros Occidental, as of February 26, according to reports of the Office Provincial Agriculturist (OPA). OPA officer-in-charge Dina

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PVO to closely monitor Bacolod City for ASF

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The exit points of highly urbanized Bacolod City will be closely monitored, as the provincial government is strictly imposing the ban on the entry of hogs and pork related products into neighboring local government units of

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Major flood control project in Bacolod City underway

FLOOD CONTROL. Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya, with Department of Public Work and Highways District Engr. Abraham Villarael, Assistant District Engr. Leah Jamero, and Engr. Jerold Tipawan, checking the work in progress on a major project in the city – Diversion Channel, a flood control project designed to convey excess flood waters and reduce the risk of flooding in Bacolod City particularly in Brgy. 12 and in the nearby areas. Together with Gasataya and DPWH officials are Almana Construction and Development Corporation (ACDC) CEO and President Ritchie Neil Corpus and team.*

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Grenade thrower nabbed in San Carlos City

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspect in a grenade throwing incident on Tuesday night was apprehended by the police, following a pursuit operation in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Mayor Renato Gustilo disclosed that the arrested suspect, whose identity was

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Ordinance consolidates City’s socmed accounts

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance consolidating the supervision of the social media accounts of the departments in the local government of Bacolod City under one social media manager was recently approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on third and

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El Niño wreaks havoc in southern Negros

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The dry spell brought about by El Niño phenomenon continues to wreak havoc on rice and corn crops in the towns and cities of central and southern Negros, causing total damage valued at P24,958,943, as of

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Bago City to establish border checkpoints

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN In a bid to curb the spread of African Swine Fever, the Bago City government will establish border checkpoints, starting next week, according to Mayor Nicholas Yulo. Yulo said the checkpoints will be set up on

The crucial role of humility in our life

“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Mt 23,11-12) Words of Christ, addressed to his disciples and now to us, that clearly tell us about the

Popular bands lined up for Kadalag-an Festival

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negrenses should expect a star studded Kadalag-an Festival in Victorias City, next month. Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez yesterday said that popular bands and movie and television personalities will be joining the Kadalag-an Festival which will be

CHMSU Talisay among outstanding ACI student chapters worldwide

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) – Philippines student chapter of Carlos Hilado Memorial State University-Talisay was hailed as one of the outstanding student chapters worldwide because of its active and innovative programs. On February 22, ACI announced that the CHMSU-Talisay

PVO to closely monitor Bacolod City for ASF

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The exit points of highly urbanized Bacolod City will be closely monitored, as the provincial government is strictly imposing the ban on the entry of hogs and pork related products into neighboring local government units of

EB Magalona residents avail assistance

Residents of Barangay San Isidro in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental availed of livelihood, food, and other assistance from the municipal government on February 22. The Office of Mayor Marvin Malacon, Municipal Agriculture Office, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO),