More NegOcc ARBs get CLOAs

More agrarian reform beneficiaries in Negros Occidental received Certificates of Land Ownership Awards from the Department of Agrarian Reform. The DAR said that 49 ARBs were installed in more than 33 hectare-land in a series of CLOA distribution and ARB


Capitol gives cash aid to 13 displaced OFWs

Thirteen displaced overseas Filipino workers from the towns of Valladolid and Murcia in Negros Occidental received P5,000 in financial assistance each from Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, in a program held at the Capitol grounds yesterday morning. The beneficiaries were part


CHMSC student wins P100,000 in Smart grand promo

Cloe Anne Marie Malaga, a Psychology student of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in Negros Occidental, got the biggest surprise ever, and on her 19th birthday, no less. This was after she received a text message from Smart Communications,


P3B in loans released

The Department of Agriculture, through the Agricultural Credit and Policy Council, released almost P3 billion in loans under the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers, and the Recovery Project for micro and small enterprises, and small, marginal


Aid for Bacolod OFWs discussed

Mayor Evelio Leonardia met with officials of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration recently to discuss programs that will benefit Bacolodnon overseas Filipino workers and their families, who were adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. “This meeting with OWWA officials is


Oil firms to hike pump prices anew this week

Oil companies will implement another price increase effective this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil said diesel prices will go up by P0.35 per liter, while gasoline prices will increase by P0.20 per liter. Caltex, Seaoil,


AllHome opens 53rd store in Bacolod City

The 53rd store of AllHome, the one-stop shop for all home needs, opened at GM Cordova Ave-Buri Road, Honorato Manalo Street in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City recently, its press release said. “As the center of communication and trade in Negros


P2.5T allotted for economic recovery: exec

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said the government has allocated P2.5 trillion this year as part of the government’s three-pronged approach for economic recovery. At the Job Summit organized by the Task Group on Economic Recovery-National Employment Recovery Strategy

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P80K in ‘shabu’ seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office seized P80,000 worth of suspected shabu Monday and Tuesday in Bacolod. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, BCPO spokesperson, said Mae Torres, 45, of Purok Santo Rosario in Brgy. Bata, was

Photo of the Day

SUPPLIES. Eighty folding beds were delivered by DRRMO-Bacolod personnel to the city’s isolation facility at the Handumanan Elementary School recently* DRRMO photo

May 13 a regular holiday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13 a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadan. Proclamation No. 1142, signed by Duterte yesterday, declares May 13 as a regular holiday to “bring the

Negrense war hero honored

The bust of Marine junior military officer, 1Lt. Lolinato To-ong Sr., a Medal of Valor awardee, was unveiled in Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental yesterday, led by AFP chief of staff, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan, and Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, AFP Central Command chief, in the presence of To-ong’s family and other officials* Gilbert Bayoran photo

Bodycams for cops? Yes, Yes!

Is the good news only in the United Kingdom, or is the whole world now seeing a lull in the once galloping infections of the COVID? World news reports tell us that the UK has eased restrictions and people there

Bayanihan 3 revenue sources to be discussed

The leadership of the House of Representatives and the economic managers will meet tomorrow to iron out some differences in both the spending side and the revenue side of the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act or Bayanihan 3.