PNP to dig deeper into sugar planter’s slay

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office acting director, Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil  vowed to dig deeper into the ambush-slay of a sugar planter in northern Negros who was shot dead together with his driver morning of June 22, 2017 at his sugar farm in Calatrava town. Castil told The Daily Guardian in a […]

4 fisherfolks named Ocean Heroes

BACOLOD City – Three fisherfolks from Negros Island and one from Cebu province were recognized as Ocean Heroes for championing conservation, coastal law enforcement and sustainable fisheries in the Visayas. The recognition was given afternoon of June 23, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center here. The four are Virgilio Aviso, 55, from Amlan Negros Oriental, […]

Bacolod, NegOcc ICT capabilities cited

BACOLOD City – A leader of the local Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector here said Bacolod City and Negros Occidental possess workforce capable to handle high-value outsourced services involving knowledge and information. Lawyer Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT), said in a report Thursday this was […]

Wage board to review pay of ‘kasambahays’

BACOLOD City – Is there a need to increase the salaries of kasambahays or household helps? The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Western Visayas, which covers Negros Occidental, is set to review the wages of domestic workers. Winnie Sancho, one of two labor sector representatives to the RTWPB, said on June 22, 2017 […]

‘We are seeking for justice’ – ex-mayor

BACOLOD City – For former mayor Eric Saratan of Talisay City, Negros Occidental, the fight for the 2016 mayoralty race is not over yet even if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division dismissed the election protest filed by his wife Sheila against incumbent Mayor Neil Lizares. The case was elevated to the Comelec en […]

Bacolod to host Int’l Day Against Drug Abuse on June 26

BACOLOD City – The City of Bacolod will host participants from across the country during the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) 2017 on June 26. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued an executive order Tuesday creating the Task Force IDADAIT 2017 Celebration which he chairs, with Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, officer-in-charge of Bacolod […]

Bacolod City mulls shift to ‘knowledge process outsourcing’

BACOLOD City – Leaders of the local information and technology sector here expressed confidence that Bacolod City can shift to “knowledge process outsourcing” following the footsteps of Cebu City. Lawyer Jocelle Batapa- Sigue, executive director of the Bacolod- Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (BNFIT), on June 21, 2017 said that the city “can handle high-value […]