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NOCPPO ordered to extend help to BCPO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday ordered Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office to extend whatever help it can in the maintenance of peace and order in highly-urbanized Bacolod City. This was after Lacson met with PCol. Leo


Lacson, Ferrer oathtaking on June 25

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The oathtaking of the newly-elected provincial officials of Negros Occidental is set for June 25 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Bacolod City. Eugenio Jose Lacson, now on his second term as governor of Negros Occidental,


Night market proposal gathers support

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Labor advocate Wennie Sancho yesterday said he believes that a night market will be economically feasible in a sense that many have no jobs and the people’s purchasing power has eroded. Sancho was reacting to the


Guv alarmed by Bacolod shooting incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson admits that the series of shooting incidents in Bacolod City that have claimed lives of several persons within the month is getting alarming. Within a period of three weeks in June, police


Good things ahead for NegOcc, says Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he is optimistic on the future of Negros Island NIR and the construction of bridges that will connect Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros with the support of President-Elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.


CENECO refund pushed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. is demanding that Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) implement the refund to consumers, resulting from over-charging or mismanagement on the part of the power utility firm. Wennie Sancho, Power Watch secretary


Ballesteros St. night market proposed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Dindo Ramos yesterday said they have authorized the conduct of experimental night market along Ballesteros Street, Bacolod City for two weekends, subject to the approval of the mayor. If they find that it is

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‘Mga Istorya Balangaw’ in Himamaylan

BY ROGER D. BELTRAN LGBT Pride in Himamaylan City conducted “Mga Istorya Balangaw” in different barangays of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.  It is a series of storytelling activities which is part of the group’s projects in connection with the June

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

May 2022 nat’l gov’t fiscal deficit down to P146.8-B

The national government registered a budget deficit of P146.8 billion in May, down by 26.72 percent from P200.3 billion recorded a year ago due to double-digit revenue growth alongside the 1.10-percent contraction in government expenditures. The resulting year-to-date budget gap

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