Three settlement sites awarded to former breakaway rebels in NegOcc

BACOLOD CITY – Former members of a breakaway rebel group in Negros Occidental were awarded settlement areas as part of the government’s commitment to the peace pact signed 18 years ago. The profiled beneficiaries belong to the Tabara-Paduano Group of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA-ABB), which took on […]

Man jumps off mall

BACOLOD City – A male customer of a mall here reportedly jumped off the third floor, morning of Dec. 11, 2018. In a statement sent to media outfits here, SM City Mall said, “An incident occurred in SM City Bacolod involving a male customer. He was immediately attended to and brought to the nearby hospital […]

4 police chiefs in Negros relieved

BACOLOD City – Four police chiefs in Negros Occidental were relieved and given new positions effective Dec. 10, 2018. The relief was due to the reshuffling of police officers undertaken by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO). Relieved were Chief Inspectors Robert Mansueto, Rocky Desear, Antonio Benitez, and Nerito Lobrido; and Superintendents Ervin Glen […]

Dismissed Bacolod execs reinstated, get back wages

BACOLOD City – The eight city government executives who were cleared in the administrative and criminal cases related to the procurement of almost PHP50 million worth of furniture and fixtures for the Bacolod City Government Center were reinstated to their posts effective Monday. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued a memorandum directing the concerned employees to return […]

Kanlaon acting up again

BACOLOD City – The number of volcanic earthquakes generated by Mt. Kanlaon has increased, based on the monitoring of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Based on Phivolcs’ 24-hour monitoring period between Dec 7 and 8, they recorded a total of 73 volcanic quakes. Monitoring record from Dec 8-9 posted 29 volcanic tremors […]

Re-electionist senators bask on performance

BACOLOD City – Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito said they hope to get re-elected in spite of formidable contenders in the 2019 senatorial race. “We may not be popular but we have performed and delivered,” both said in a press conference here on December 8, 2018 with Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri at Stonehill Suites owned […]

‘Table tennis needs gov’t support’

BACOLOD City – A top official of a sports organization in the country said that table tennis needs government support as they continue to scout athletes who could represent the country in international tournaments as well as the Olympics. Ting Ledesma, Philippine Table Tennis Federation Inc (PTTFI) president said that there are lots of potential […]

2 agrarian reform groups in Negros get enterprise projects

BACOLOD CITY – Two agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) in southern Negros received a total of PHP900,000 in Village Level Farm-Focused Enterprise Development (VLFED) projects from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Occidental-South. The recipients are Barangay Ara-al Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (Baarba) in La Carlota City and Sta. Rita Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SRMPC) […]