PrimeWater takes control of Bacolod water operation

The Villar Group’s PrimeWater Infrastructure Inc. will invest a total of P1.6 billion to improve the water supply system in Bacolod City during the first five years of its 25-year joint venture agreement with the Bacolod City Water District.          

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Globe lauds law vs online child sexual abuse

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Globe Group lauded legislation that aims to protect children against online sexual abuse and exploitation, which recently lapsed into law in what advocates described as a victory for child rights. In a statement, Globe, which

WV dengue deaths now 50, NegOcc cases hit 3,000

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dengue cases in Negros have reached 3,000 with 14 fatalities, as of July 30, according to a report of the Department of Health- Western Visayas released on August 5. Of the 597 newly-reported dengue cases in

Ferrer to push for removal of Serafica, Valderrama from SRA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that he will push for the removal of Hermenigildo Serafica as the Sugar Regulatory Administrator, as well as the revocation of the appointment of Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama as SRA board

Rotary Club of Bacolod celebrates 85 years of service

The Rotary Club of Bacolod, the fourth oldest humanitarian organization in the Philippines of the Rotary International, held its 85th Charter Anniversary and 83rd Induction Ceremony on July 17, at O’ Hotel, Bacolod City. The event, opened by Lifechanging President

Postponement of brgy, SK elections looms

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 3rd district Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez yesterday said that postponement of the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, to either May next year or May 2024, is now being discussed. This also developed as

Bacolod projects 284% increase in tourist arrivals

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City Tourism Office is projecting a 284 percent increase in tourist arrivals in Bacolod City or more than 600,000 visitors by the end of the year. City Tourism Officer Ma. Teresa Quebrar-Manalili recalled that