Councilor shot dead

BACOLOD City – A councilor in Escalante City, Negros Occidental was shot dead by motorcycle riding suspects afternoon of April 22, 2019 at Purok High School, Barangay Alimango. Police Col. Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office officer-in-charge, identified the victim as incumbent councilor  Bernardino “Toto” Patigas Sr. Baleros said that the victim was driving […]

Isabela fiesta kicks off today

BACOLOD City – The 2nd Ati, Bukidnon, Tumandok Festival in Isabela town, Negros Occidental  kicks off today, April 24, 2019, with a thanksgiving mass and a grand parade. Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor said on Tuesday that this year’s fiesta will give tribute not only to the indigenous people but the “tumandoks” or folks who were […]

Escalante City in ‘Orange’ category

BACOLOD City – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Occidental has recommended the inclusion of Escalante City in the “Orange” category of election hotspots after a councilor was shot dead Monday afternoon. Atty. Salud Milagros Villanueva, Comelec-Negros Occidental supervisor, said they made the recommendation during the Provincial Joint Security Control Center command conference at […]

It will be a friendly fight

BACOLOD City – Provincial board member David Lacson described his rivalry with Mayor Marvin Malacon of EB Magalona, Negros Occidental as “friendly fight.” Lacson and Malacon are close friends as the former pushed the latter to run for mayor in 2016. Lacson then ran for provincial board member and endorsed Malacon over his cousin, Patrick […]

Sugar price manipulated?

Bacolod City – Sugar Regulatory Administration Board Members Roland Beltran (representing the millers) and Dino Yulo (representing the sugar producers) suspect that wholesalers and retailers are manipulating rising prices of retail sugar. This, after consultation with their constituencies over the long weekend who have been complaining that the high cost of retail sugar is “artificial” […]

Troops seize guns from abandoned NPA lair

BACOLOD City – Philippine Army soldiers seized high-powered firearms in a central Negros hideout abandoned by the New People’s Army (NPA) during an encounter on Sunday. A report of the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) said joint units of the 62nd Infantry Battalion from Negros Occidental and 94th Infantry Battalion (IB) from Negros Oriental engaged at […]