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Familiaran designated acting mayor

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran is currently the acting mayor of Bacolod City, after Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez issued memorandum order 0080 designating him as acting mayor of Bacolod City from May 30 to June 6.


No ASF in Bago City – Lacson

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN No case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected among the 31 towns and cities of Negros Occidental, as of this time, aside from Bacolod City, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed yesterday. “Again, there has


DENR intervention sought on molasses spill, stench

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The intervention and assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is being sought in order to find immediate and timely solution on molasses spillage and foul odor from the Victorias Milling Company water treatment


Bacolod showcases 320m chicken inasal grill

The Bacolod City famous chicken dish was laid out on a 320-meter-long grilling station along the main road of a commercial area, cooked by some 70 concessionaires, to culminate the three-day Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival on Sunday night. The grilling


Lacson to remain with NPC

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the announcement of Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer that he will remain with National Unity Party, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he is also sticking with his national party, the Nationalist People’s Coalition. Lacson and


2 NPA tagged in farmer’s death

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two New People’s Army rebels have been tagged by the police as suspects in the summary execution of a farmer on May 25 in Sitio Colihao, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. The victim, identified by


MORE Power to invest P4B in Ceneco JVA

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN MORE Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) of business tycoon Enrique Razon will invest about P4 billion in the proposed Joint Venture Agreement with Central Negros Electric Cooperative, as about 1,000 barangay leaders in 61 barangays


Only BAI can declare ASF in Bago – Ferrer

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN No ASF (African Swine Fever) in hogs in Bago City, Negros Occidental, unless it is declared by the Agriculture Department’s Bureau of Animal Industry, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday. This was the reaction of Ferrer


Typhoon Betty cancels boat trips, some classes

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Boat trips between Negros Occidental, Iloilo and Cebu provinces were cancelled yesterday due to rough seas, while classes at all levels today in Hinobaan town, have been suspended by Mayor Daph Anthony Reliquias Jr. Based on

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Lacson endorses Ceneco-IGNITE Power JVA

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday formally announced his endorsement of the proposed Joint Venture Agreement between the Central Negros Electric Cooperative and IGNITE Power. After a meeting and a briefing from MORE Power operations


They did it. The Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), Primelectric Holdings Inc., and Negros Electric and Power Corporation (NEPC) signed a joint venture agreement over the weekend, which is supposed to improve the delivery of services to Ceneco member-consumers. Since

VMA high schoolers strengthen Korean interests

VMA Global College High School department made headway in learning Korean Culture at a Korean-diversified display of skills and talents held at the campus gymnasium on May 26, a press release from VMA said. VMA principal Jose Batuigas opined that

BOI foreign investment approvals surge to nearly P400B

Approved investments from foreign sources at the Board of Investments (BOI) posted a significant increase in the first five months of the year. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary and BOI managing head Ceferino Rodolfo told trade reporters in

Globe backs creation of connectivity index rating

Digital solutions platform Globe supports calls for the establishment of a national Connectivity Index Rating, which sets a standard for internet quality, as it stands ready to collaborate with the government to make this proposal a reality. According to a

Feeding program ordinance passed

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance institutionalizing the Bacolod City Feeding Program for undernourished children in barangays, public day care, kindergarten, and elementary schools, to combat hunger and undernutrition, was recently passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod. The ordinance authored