Christians in Lanao Norte join Muslims in celebrating end of Ramadan
KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte - As Muslims ended their month-long fast, their Christian neighbors and friends brought fresh fruits and other gifts and joined the celebration of Eid ul Fitr in this municipality, known as the place where the "all-out war" in 2000 started.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Police, Army go on full alert today
THE Bacolod City Police Office go on full alert today, July 28, to maintain the peace and order in the city as militant groups are expected to hold protests during President Benigno S. Aquino III's State of the Nation Address this afternoon.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
The streets of Negros and Iloilo
WILE Davao is steeped in history, we have to admit that this does not go with a good number of old houses and buildings to see and explore.
Night at the Museum
The Department of Tourism VI invited us over for a familiarization tour with Cebu Pacific showing off its direct Davao-Iloilo daily flights and three times a week Davao-Bacolod flights to a bunch of Davao journalists, me included.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Loney, I'm Mr. Loney
WHEN we dock at the Iloilo pier from Bacolod, we are actually docking at the wharf named after an important figure in Iloilo history who also figured prominently in Negros.
Raging husband arrested after hanging family dog then setting fire...
Billionaire hedge-funder husband 'blindsides' his wife of 11 years by filing for divorce while she is on vacation with their three children 'I trusted God from the first instant.
DA honors 11 reg'l Gawad Saka awardees
THE Department of Agriculture office in Western Visayas will honor 11 outstanding individuals and groups as awardees of the Regional Gawad Saka Award 2014 on July 30 in glittering ceremonies at the Iloilo Midtown Hotel.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
S nchez: Arguments against an island region
UNA vez mas. Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves, former vice governor of eastern province of Negros, explained last week why he opposes the One Negros Island Region proposal.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Security measures for BSAAR pushed
THE City Council of Bacolod approved Wednesday a resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and local government units to put up security measures to safeguard the lives and properties of the motorists passing by the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road .
A blessed house
THE Society of the Catholic Apostolate, also known as the Pallottines, inaugurated yesterday its first Formation House in the Philippines at Marapara I in Barangay Bata Bacolod City.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Pinoy toddler dies after free heart surgery in Texas
REDWOOD CITY, California Dave Gabriel, the two-year-old from Bacolod City, Philippines, who was recently brought by HeartGift Foundation to Houston, Texas so he could undergo free heart surgery, has died.
DOH awards Sandugo regional winners
FIFTY winners composed of individuals in the government and private sector were awarded on Tuesday for their involvement in the Sandugo blood-letting campaign in Western Visayas.
A new learning tool to polish English skills
FIVE students of the Negros Occidental Language Information Center in Bacolod City had enrolled for a week with the LEAP program.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
DPWH to install lights at airport road
THE Department of Public Works and Highways has informed Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan that a budget of P40 million has been allocated for the installation of LED lights at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road where stone-throwing incidents causing damage to vehicles have been reported.
Looking for yourself? Check under an umbrella
LAST April, I shared an article about umbrellas. How each of us have our own unique umbrellas, or gifts, that keep us dry from the rain or cool under the sun.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Expanding tourism relations with Singapore and Malaysia
The challenge to meet this goal does not depend only on traditional Philippine destinations that have been marketed abroad over and over again for many years.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Carmel of Bacolod now a pilgrim site
THE Feast of Our Lady of Carmel was on July 16. The Mass celebration was at 7:30 in the morning at the Carmelite Chapel.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Honeyman: Ibaraki Prefecture
THE recent visit of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. to Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan is very welcome.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Colonial comes to Bacolod
BACOLOD will host the July 2014 tour of the Colonial, a multi-sensorial and transnational solo dance-theatre piece presentation by a group of Filipino and Filipino-Canadian artists from Vancouver, Canada.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Campuestohan Resort owner eyed for tourism star award
THE owner of Campuestohan Highland Resort in Talisay City is the lone Negrense nominee in the national Search for Tourism Star of the Department of Tourism .