Court dismisses case vs actress-turned-trader

BACOLOD City – The Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has dismissed the injunction case filed against actress Catherine Cabuga by her estranged husband, Francis Rey Cabuga, in relation to the alleged proliferation of fake Koi Herbal products, a herbal supplement in capsules. In a decision furnished to reporters here on Dec 7, 2018, RTC Judge […]

Guv sees tight senatorial race

BACOLOD City – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said the 2019 senatorial race will be very tight. Marcos was here afternoon of Dec 7, 2018 together with her son Borgy Marcos-Manotoc. “We really have to work hard,” Marcos told reporters here. She added that there are several incumbents running for re-election while others are popular […]

Crime rate in Bacolod down by 23.32 percent

BACOLOD City – Crime rate in Bacolod City dropped by 23.32 percent based on the recent data released by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, BCPO director, said crime volume from January to November 2018 totaled 2,607 incidents compared to 3,400 in the same period last year. The number of index […]

More SAF commandos to be deployed in Negros

BACOLOD City –The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 confirmed on Dec. 6, 2018 that more police commandos from the Special Action Force (SAF) would be deployed in Negros Occidental on orders of President Rodrigo Duterte. Supt. Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, said the deployment of additional SAF troopers in Negros Occidental is part of counter-insurgency operations against […]

Three markets under price monitoring

BACOLOD City – Price monitoring teams from the Bacolod City government are closely monitoring three main markets of the city, ahead of consumers’ preparations for the holiday celebration. Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, Market Coordinating and Monitoring Task Force head, said that during their latest monitoring, the price of primary noche buena items and ingredients are […]

‘Beware of scammers at Capitol’

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental’s provincial government has warned the public against engaging in unauthorized and indirect transactions when conducting their business at the Capitol here. Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea issued the warning on Monday after her office received reports on possible scams involving job hiring and food reservations. There are complaints of unscrupulous […]

DOLE-6, ADB partner in 4Ps pilot project

BACOLOD City – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and BRAC as technical assistance provider launched an 18-month Graduation pilot program in July 2018 targeting 1,200 poor household-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in 30 barangays across five (5) municipalities in Negros Occidental. The project […]

Table tennis tourney slated

BACOLOD City – Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor said on Dec. 4, 2018 that Isabela town is set to host the table tennis national tournament on Dec. 7-9, 2018. Dubbed as the 1st Mayor Joselito Malabor Super League Table Tennis Tournament, the sports event is set to gather more than 300 table tennis players from all […]

Bacolod City council okays P2.52-B budget for 2019

BACOLOD City – The city council here approved on Monday the city government’s PHP2.52-billion budget for 2019. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said 11 of the 14 councilors voted for the appropriation ordinance during the council’s regular session Monday morning. Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. abstained, while Councilors Claudio Jesus Puentevella and Ricardo Tan were on […]