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Ferrer brushes aside reports of an Arroyo gubernatorial run

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer brushed aside reports that a family member of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has plans to run for governor of Negros Occidental in 2025. “Nakabati, pero wala ko ginasapak (I’ve heard it,

Green sea turtle rescued

A male green sea turtle was found stranded on the coastline of Brgy. Taba-ao in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.* Sagay PIO photo

GC purgatory

In my previous column, I advocated for a new/next normal in gift giving where we have to be more mindful of the presents we give, especially during the Christmas season. I pointed out that gifts, especially the ones that ultimately

Awards ‘inspire us to do better’ – Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz recently said that the numerous awards received by the provincial government of Negros Occidental from the Department of Interior and Local Government “will inspire us to do better.” During the 2022

Unemployment slows to 4.5% in October

The country’s unemployment rate slowed down to 4.5 percent in October 2022, from 5 percent in September this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. In a press conference, PSA chief and national statistician Undersecretary Dennis Mapa said the

Sagay Mayor delivers State of the Children’s Address

BY MARK L. GARCIA Mayor Narciso “Narwin” Javelosa, Jr. noted an 80 percent increase in a scholarship fund in Sagay City, amounting to P18 million, compared to last year’s P10M, during his inaugural State of the Children’s Address at the