Panaad is non-political, guv insists

BACOLOD City – The Panaad Festival is “non- political”, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. reiterated on Apr 27, 2017. “We cannot force everyone. They are free to join or not. It’s their choice,” Marañon said. The governor was reacting to the non-participation of Moises Padilla town in this year’s edition of the Panaad Festival. […]

NIR is safe – PNP-Negros

BACOLOD City – Negros Island Region (NIR) remains safe, according to the Police Regional Office (PRO-18). Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, PRO-18 director made the assurance following the attacks by the Abu Sayyaf Group in neighboring Bohol province in early April 2017. Gumban said that even before the bandits attacked Bohol, PRO-18 already placed the eastern […]

NBI nabs ‘fake’ doc

BACOLOD City – The National Bureau of Investigation arrested on Apr 25, 2017 a woman posing as a doctor. NBI Special Investigator William de Arca Jr. identified the suspect as Mikaela Pemporosa, 39, of Doña Juliana Subdivision here. Pemporosa was arrested in an entrapment operation after she prescribed medicines to one of the NBI operatives […]

Capitol probes fake quarry coupons

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. on April 27, 2017, confirmed that the Provincial Legal Office (PLO) is currently investigating a quarry operator who allegedly used fake quarry coupons. “He was caught with many fake coupons in his possession. After the investigation we will file charges against him in court,” Marañon said. […]

ILLEGAL GAMBLING LINKS – Top cop threatens libel suit against accusers

BACOLOD City – Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, Police Regional Office (PRO-18) regional director, denied accusations that he is benefitting from illegal gambling in Negros Occidental. In a short interview morning of April 26, 2017 after the opening of the PRO-18 3rd NIR Invitational Shootfest competition, Gumban said their accomplishments against illegal gambling will bear him […]

Bacolod First TechFest kicks off

BACOLOD City – A series of information and communications technology (ICT) workshops and lectures kicked off Apr 24, 2017 until Apr 29, 2017 as stakeholders promote the city as an ICT employment and investment hub in the next six years. Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang shared the city’s support for the week-long event and to the goal […]