Unleashing the girls’ power

Amid the fear and panic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, some members of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Council spread love and happiness in their communities, Roxanne Anoche, girl scout coordinator of Cadiz City, said in a press release.


Celebration of hope

For more than 20 years, photographer Ronnie Baldonado has never missed coverage of the world-renowned MassKara Festival of Bacolod City.


Fun in local travels

Tourism opened up again across the globe recently, and Zurab Pololikashvili, World Tourism Organization secretary general, stressed this is no time for complacency as we have to transition towards a more resilient and sustainable future.


Virtual exhibit

The Art Association of Bacolod-Negros (AAB-N) is celebrating its 45th anniversary with a virtual exhibition, and 32 works from 18 visual artists are featured in a virtual venue that can be accessed via

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Body to boost fight vs. real estate scammers – DHSUD

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has created a special body tasked to craft measures to end illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects. Housing czar Sec. Eduardo del Rosario recently signed DHSUD’s

Agri losses hit P76.4 million

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the agricultural sector in Negros Occidental in the first 19 days of 2021 are 17 percent higher than the total value of destruction in 2020. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said damage to the

Gov’t vows sustainable, fully integrated vaccination plan

The government assured a sustainable and fully integrated vaccine deployment and immunization program to combat the prevailing pandemic, National Task Force Against Covid-19 and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said yesterday. During a House committee hearing, Galvez said the

Ceneco, Noceco rates to go up

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES Electric consumers in southern Negros Occidental should expect a P1 increase in their residential rates for January. Noceco general manager Jonas Discaya said the increase in the electricity rate was triggered by the hike in the

11 MSMEs in NegOr get P7.93M assistance from DOST

Eleven micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Oriental received technology upgrading, worth more than P7 million, through the Department of Science and Technology Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program Innovation-Enabling Fund (SETUP iFund). The SETUP iFund is intended mainly

Bacolod, Negros bishops join call to probe killings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bishops of Bacolod City and Negros have joined five other prelates of Panay and Romblon in demanding for a thorough investigation, by creating an independent body, to look into the killing of nine leaders of indigenous