Carlos Antonio Leonardia

41 ARBs receive land titles, installed in south Negros

            Some 41 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received land titles and were installed in two separate landholdings in the southern part of Negros Occidental this week.             The distribution and installation rites were facilitated by the Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros


Tiamzon couple’s conviction a victory for victims of NPA

            Military and police officials said yesterday the conviction of ranking Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) officials Benito and Wilma Tiamzon on charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention is a victory for the victims of the


DA assures stable fish supply amid typhoons

            The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has assured stable supply of fish until yearend despite the series of typhoons that hit the fisheries sector.             DA Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries, Cheryl Caballero, in a


IN BACOLOD: 31 brgys Covid-free

BY ADRIAN P NEMES III           Thirty-one out of 61 barangays of Bacolod have been declared Covid-free by the city’s Emergency Operations Center-Task Force yesterday, after no new cases have been reported in these areas in the last 14 days.


Hit show sparks chess frenzy

            Hit miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit” has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.             Netflix said the show, which follows the turbulent career of


Tropang Giga, Fuel Masters clash in deciding Game 5

            TNT seemingly caught Phoenix Super LPG by surprise their last time out.             The question of whether the Tropang Giga could continue to take the Fuel Masters off-guard or the latter would be more ready would be known tonight


TLJPH upgrading looms

          Good news for Negrenses.           The increase in bed capacity, upgrading facilities and services of the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental, may soon be a reality.           This was after the House Committee on


Benitez in bicameral conference committee

          Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has named Negros Occidental Rep. Francisco Benitez among the 21-member contingent to the bicameral conference committee on the proposed P4.506-trillion national budget for 2021.           Velasco said the House contingent will make sure the 2021


2 additional fiber landing stations eyed

            PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart will ramp up broadband and data services by adding two more fiber cable landing stations in the country next year.             In a statement, PLDT chairman and chief executive officer, Manuel Pangilinan, said

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Bago farmers get machines

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over farm mechanization equipment, worth a total of P3,920,000, to the Calumangan Integrated Farmers and Farm Workers Association in Brgy. Calumangan, Bago City, yesterday. The farmer-association received a tractor, rice planter, and harvester,

Restraint and hope

When Christ explained to his disciples the meaning of the parable about the wheat and the weeds (cfr. Mt 13,24-43), he practically told them to practice restraint in their reactions to all forms of evil in this world while at

Photo of the Day

VACCINATION. The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council, both chaired by Mayor Bing Leonardia, continued its vaccine rollout at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City yesterday*

Heartbreaks at the Olympics

I was hoping to write about the President’s State of the Nation Address in this column, but it is almost 4 p.m. already and I have an appointment that I cannot forego. So, I guess I will have to hold

Bing invited to Duterte’s final SONA

As the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia was invited jointly by the Senate and House of Representatives to personally attend the sixth and final State of the Nation Address of

ERB junks petition vs. Benitez

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The local Election Registration Board unanimously denied a petition opposing the transfer of the voter registration record of former Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, from Victorias to Bacolod City. The ERB, composed of Election