Is the NPA allying with Maute group?

BACOLOD CITY – Is a faction of the rebel New People’s Army linking up with the terrorist Maute Group currently clashing with government forces in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur? Capt. Eduardo Precioso Jr., public information officer of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, said they have confirmed the presence of the rebel faction under the […]

Nine centenarians get cash incentives

BACOLOD City – Nine Bacoleño centenarians each received P100,000 cash incentives at the Bacolod City Government Center, May 24, 2017. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed the cash incentives through the City Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD). Of the nine centenarians, only five personally received their incentives, according to the […]

Army sustains patrol, security in Negros Occ.

BACOLOD City — The 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army sustained security patrol and strengthened preventive measures in the wake of the atrocities of the Maute group in Marawi City that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare Martial Law in Mindanao. Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd ID based in Jamindan, Capiz, […]

Stricter inspection of sea vessels

BACOLOD City – Stricter security inspections will be imposed as the full alert status is raised in the Negros Island Region (NIR) after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Chief Supt. Edmund Gonzales, NIR acting police regional, announced the move in his first command conference recently. Gonzales stressed that this as part of the […]

Dengue cases up 96%

BACOLOD CITY – Dengue cases here in the first five months of 2017 increased by 96 percent, according to the City Health Office (CHO). Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environmental Sanitation Division, said that from January to May 20 this year, their recorded 310 dengue cases, a 96.2 percent increase against 158 cases […]

Guv supports martial law in Mindanao

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said on May 24, 2017 that he supports the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare Martial Law in Mindanao due to terrorist incursions. Duterte declared martial law in all of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities effective 10 p.m. of May 23 following clashes between […]