Daily Archive

February 12, 2018


DSB OFFICIALS GET THUMBS UP. Don Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz (6th from left), Vice Mayor Nehemias de la Cruz, Jr. (7th from left) and Sangguniang Bayan members, on stage and getting thumbs up, after the mayor’s State of the Municipality Address during the 35th Founding Anniversary and 28th Kali-kalihan Harvest Festival celebrations last week. * (Arman Toga photos)

February 12, 2018

MYOPIC LEGISLATION - As we gladly welcome the Year of the Dog, we also welcome, but with heavy heart, the new Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion(TRAIN) Law (R.A 10963), which took effect on the first day of 2018. Unlike with the coming of the Year of the Dog that we hope to bring some good blessings to our lives, the TRAIN Law appears otherwise as it is perceived to have provisions that outweigh its benefits that the government trumpets with no fear of hesitation.

February 12, 2018

C. S. Lewis was recently quoted in a motivational radio talk show to the effect that, "love shouldn't just be an affectionate feeling, but, rather an active attitude to help the loved person reach his or her ultimate potential."

That definition supposedly came from one of the greatest minds in the realm of science fiction, philosophy and mathematics. Quite stoic, ain't it? So for those of you who might be feeling cheesy by virtue of that line, please, sober up -- you're inviting me to feel a bit cheesy, too.

February 12, 2018

A women leaders’ Forum on Federalism and a separate Learning Session on the Bangsamoro Basic Law will be held on Saturday, February 17, in Bacolod City.

The forum entitled, ”Federalism: What is in it for Women?” will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hall 2 of May Fair Plaza located at 12th Lacson St., Bacolod City.

February 12, 2018

By Kristine G Alonso

When you thrive in a generation where there are more buildings than trees, you may not realize how it affects you until you start looking for what is organic and natural.


A hidden waterfall going inside a rainforest in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental (photo by KGA)

February 12, 2018

Bacolod City Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) transportation committee, has endorsed to the SP the petition of two transport groups in the city for a fare increase.

The joint letter of Jessie A. Ortega, Secretary General of SSTONE, and Elizabeth Katalbas, President of FEBACDA, soliciting support in their joint effort to seek approval LTFRB approval for PUJ fare rate increase from P7 to P 8 for the first kilometers, was acknowledged for inclusion in the agenda of the next SP session.

February 12, 2018

A motorcycle backrider got killed when the vehicle slammed into a sugar cane spillage at the entrance of Loreto Bridge in Barangay San Jose in Binalbagan Saturday afternoon.

Police Chief Inspector Albert Sy, Binalbagan PNP chief, identified the victim as Johnny Gordivilla Sarsona, Jr., 60, married and resident of Sitio Mambato in Barangay To-oy in Himamaylan City.

He and his driver, Reggie Nunez Orquiales, 21, also of Sitio Mambato who was injured, fell into the cemented ground as a result of the incident and an incoming Ceres bus ran over Sarsona.

February 12, 2018

A police trainee was killed when the motorcycle he was driving on his way home at Barangay La Granja in La Carlota City Friday night was hit by another motorcycle and he was ran over by a sugarcane-loaded truck.

Police Supt. Cresenciano Cordero, La Carlota PNP chief, identified the victim as PO1 Roel Talaban Baloyot, 25 of Purok 4, Brgy. La Granja.

Baloyot was driving his black 150 Yamaha when he was hit by another motorcycle driven by Edwin Salva Galon, 27 of Barangay Haguimit, La Carlota.

February 12, 2018

There’s a lot of puppy love and luck as SM Accessories Kids and Toy Kingdom celebrate Chinese New Year with lovable and adorable plushies for kids of all ages.


Feel the luck this New Year with these little Pomeranian dog plushies dressed in birthday, sailor and baseball costumes. Available in selected Toy Kingdom stores nationwide.

February 12, 2018

In a simple but poignant awarding ceremony, Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares III bestowed honor and recognition to four “champions” of volunteerism and disaster assistance, public service, education reform, social and real estate development the 2018 Outstanding Talisaynon Awards at the Grand Ballroom of Nature Village Resort, Talisay City last February 8.


TALISAY CITY OFFICIALS, lead by Mayor Neil Lizares III (6th from right) with 2018 Pasidungog awardees.* ( PIO Talisay)

February 12, 2018

The City of Bago opens today its weeklong activities in celebration of its 52nd Charter Anniversary.

A thanksgiving mass was offered this morning at the St. John the Baptist Church concelebrated by all the parish priests of Bago.

The Brookside Garden Academy will celebrate their foundation day today at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center.

February 12, 2018

Authorities in Isabela town are investigating reports that illegal drug peddlers have switched their strategy in delivering and distributing illegal drugs, reportedly by using private vehicles in “dropping” drugs to their clients.

Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor told the media, reports reached his office revealing that people behind the illegal drug trade distribute their goods using private vehicles like vans.

Malabor said, illegal drug peddlers no longer use a house as “bagsakan” but have reportedly resorted to “mobile distribution.”