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Panelo guest of honor at 83rd Bacolod charter

Secretary Salvador Panelo, chief legal counsel of President Rodrigo Duterte, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the 83rd Charter Day of Bacolod City on June 18. In inviting Panelo as guest of honor at this important occasion


Negros Occ gets 6,400 Sinovac vials

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The province of Negros Occidental received yesterday 6,400 vials of Sinovac vaccine from the Department of Health, Provincial Incident Management Team head, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, said. Caelian said that the four boxes of vaccines arrived at


Guv bans non-essential travel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The prohibition of non-essential travel of persons from Negros Oriental to Negros Occidental took effect yesterday, and will last until June 30, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. The enforcement of stricter border controls by the provincial


Lacson OKs Masculino’s retirement as OPA head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The retirement of Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino from government service has been approved by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Masculino, in his letter to Lacson, said that he had decided to


Three killed in shooting incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged drug personality and two others were killed in shooting incidents on June 14 in Negros Occidental, with the identities of the gunmen still unknown, as of this writing, the police said. Sunny Tapdasan, 44,


Task force to probe dog poisoning

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Animal Welfare Task Force will look into incidents of “mass dog poisoning” in Brgy. Granada, executive assistant Ernie Pineda said yesterday. Pineda, who is also the head of the city’s Sectoral Concern, said


Photo of the Day

STUNNING. A sea of clouds at the Macapula mountain peak in Brgy. Molobolo, Cauayan, Negros Occidental is shown in this recent photo by the Discover Cauayan group*


“Come to me, all you who are weary…”

What wonderful and consoling words of Christ! We have to keep these words always in mind especially when we encounter overwhelming problems and difficulties that would leave us with the sensation that we sinking and drowning. Christ reassures us he

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Sexagenarian woman killed in road mishap

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A sexagenarian woman died in what appeared to be a hit-and-run incident along Alijis-Murcia Road in Bacolod City, about 4:35 a.m. Saturday. The victim was identified as Oliva Proceso, 69, of ECC Villas, Brgy. Alijis,

Regulated entry of Negrenses to Cebu on June 14-24: Garcia

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The entry of Negrenses to Cebu will be regulated for 10 days, starting today, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said in an executive order she issued dated June 12. Garcia said that persons originating from Negros Oriental

P65.7M in flood control project completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of the P65.71-million flood mitigation project in the Ilog-Hilabangan River in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The DPWH-Western Visayas said in a report Wednesday that the project, undertaken by the

Go ahead and get ‘shot’

If you ever get arrested in the next few days, don’t forget to smile, or at least, look your best. Why? The police will soon be furnished with body camera that will record your apprehension and the result may be

Two rebels face illegal gun charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two New People’s Army rebels, alleged to be the “lookouts” of their comrades in the separate encounters with the 62nd Infantry Battalion soldiers on June 9 in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, were charged

Over 4K vacancies up in job fair today in Region 6: DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas is calling on jobseekers to check the 4,478 vacancies available during the virtual job fair, one of the events lined up in celebration of the 123rd Independence Day today. “We are