Church aids blast victims

The Diocese of Dumaguete has sent financial aid to victims of the Beirut, Lebanon explosion through the international Catholic relief confederation, Caritas.


447 OFWs served by help desk

A total of 447 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were repatriated and have returned to Negros Oriental amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic with the help of the Dumaguete City help desk.


Suspect killed, P13.7-M in shabu seized

The buy-bust operation in Brgy. Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental yesterday led to the killing of a drug suspect and the confiscation of P13.7 million worth of suspected shabu, a report from the provincial police office said.


Silliman marks 119th Founder’s Day

Silliman University in Dumaguete City said it continues to yearn for better days, and affirms its hopes and aspirations as it celebrates its 119th Founders’ Day on August 9 to 31, on the theme “Hope Arising from the Solid Rock”, the Rock being Jesus Christ himself, a press release from the SU administration said.


Former NPA militiamen given DTI livelihood aid

Twenty-six former members of the New People’s Army Militia Ng Bayan, who surrendered to the 62nd Infantry Battalion,received P260,000 worth of livelihood assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Wednesday at Camp Tirambulo in Brgy. McKinley, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.


Degamo security escorts recalled

The Police Regional Office 7 has recalled all police escorts of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo as part of its ongoing realignment program of police personnel in line with COVID-19 response to affected areas in Central Visayas.

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EO lists HSHQ-qualified patients

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia identified in an executive order yesterday persons infected with the coronavirus who are allowed to have hospital-supervised home quarantine or HSHQ. In EO Number 32, Leonardia said that the barangay health

Tsitsipas downs Medvedev, new faces clash in women’s

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets Tuesday to stay on track for a first Grand Slam final at the French Open, while first-time semi-finalists Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek are two wins from an unlikely title. Greek fifth

Chastity and piety

The close, almost cause-and-effect relationship between chastity and piety should be known, appreciated, and pursued as early as possible. It can be as early as at the childhood stage, since as we are told in a Wadsworth poem, “the child

PNP braces for NPA extortion activities

Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, directed the police to work closely with the military in preventing communist terrorists from collecting “permit-to-campaign” fees from politicians with less than a year left before the 2022 national and local elections. This,

Gawahon eco-park reopens

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Gawahon Eco-Park and Resort in Brgy. Gawahon, Victorias City, Negros Occidental is now open to the public on a limited capacity. It reopened to the public on June 8 and will accommodate 30 percent of

NegOcc to ban nonessential travel: guv

Crew members of any vessel delivering essential goods through the Cadiz City port are barred from disembarking as part of the precautionary measures of the city government against the spread of Covid, Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said* GPB photo