USAID to help NegOcc fishery industry

BACOLOD City – The fishery industry of Negros Occidental is seen to get a boost through the partnership of the academe and the business sector with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), said Monday the possible collaboration will cover […]

ICT council eyes pact with Canadian chamber

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) is eyeing a possible collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines. BNEFIT president John Dave Dueñas said a representative of the Canadian chamber will meet their group in the city on Tuesday. The meeting was facilitated by the National […]

Majority bloc defends P1.7B City Hall loan

BACOLOD City – Administration councilors here contended that procedure was followed in the approval of the P1.7-billion loan of the city government from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to fund key projects in the city. Councilors  Caesar Distrito, Em Ang, Cindy Rojas, Renecito Novero, Anna Marie Palermo, Elmer Sy, Dindo Ramos, Ayesha Villaflor […]

Alleged rebel leader, companion nabbed

BACOLOD City- An alleged top official of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Island facing murder and frustrated murder charges in court and his companion were arrested last week by police at Sitio Linasgasan, Brgy. Bato in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Lorenzo Ferolino (with aliases of Tisoy, Jamil and Victor) is facing five murder […]

Suspect admits killing girl, 10,

BACOLOD City – A man took responsibility for the death of a 10-year-old girl whose body was found under a kitchen sink in a boarding house at Brgy. Zone 14-B, Talisay City, Negros Occ. Friday night. A report by Aksyon Radyo Bacolod cited Almar Duron as saying that he was unaware when he committed the […]

Over P700K in ‘shabu’ seized in drug busts

BACOLOD City – More than PHP700,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized during various anti-drug operations in three cities in Negros Occidental over the weekend, police records showed. In Bacolod, operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) confiscated 13 sachets with an estimated value of PHP420,000 from Villanueva brothers Rogelio, 29, and Ricky, 48, […]