Rebels claim Isabela clash a ‘misencounter’

BACOLOD City – The Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) yesterday claimed that the clash at Barangay San Agustin, Isabela, Negros Occidental was a “misencounter” between members of the Army’s 94th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army. In a statement issued Friday, rebel spokesperson JB Regalado said there was no encounter between […]

TF Buglas steps up drive against violent extremism

BACOLOD City – Task Force Buglas conducted a three-day Forum Series on Violent Extremism in the cities of Talisay and Kabankalan, and the Municipality of Manapla last week. The forum was an information drive aimed at promoting community awareness on the danger and threat of violent extremism, in order to protect lives and properties, and […]

Metro Bacolod jails get two prisoner vans

BACOLOD City – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Wednesday presented two brand-new prisoner vans to the two Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) facilities in this city. The recipients are the MBDJ Male Dormitory located in Barangay Handumanan and the MBDJ with Special Intensive Care Area situated inside the Bacolod City Police […]

Satellite voters’ reg in 9 brgys

BACOLOD City – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here will conduct satellite voter registration in nine rural barangays of Bacolod from July 21 to September 15. City Election Registrar Mavil Majarucon-Sia said they have scheduled the first barangay list up at Barangay Estefania this coming Saturday. Comelec-Bacolod will set up a satellite office at the […]

11 barangay captains face Ombudsman cases

BACOLOD City – Eleven barangay captains in Isabela, Negros Occidental are facing complaints filed with the Office of the Ombudsman ranging from election-related charges to grave abuse of authority. Task Force Kasanag national commander John Chiong said the complaints were already submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas. Chiong declined to name the barangay captains […]

Illegal hunters hunted, nabbed

BACOLOD City – Three wandering whistling ducks and one monitor lizard were killed with air guns by illegal hunters in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, a Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office official said on July 19, 2018. PENR Officer Edgardo Rostata said six hunters – Lope Garces and Jess Zamora of Cebu, Mancy Arroyo, Jadee […]

P63.5-M infra projects in EB Magalona town

BACOLOD City – The Department of Public Works and Highways has approved P63.5 million worth of infrastructure projects in the municipality of EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. Mayor Marvin Malacon said the projects were realized with help from 3rd district Rep. Alfredo Benitez. In a letter to Malacon, Engr. Jaime Javellana of the 1st Engineering District, […]