More new coins circulate in NegOcc

BACOLOD City – More New Generation Currency (NGC) coins have been circulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Negros Occidental province in April 2018. Joanne Marie Castelo, deputy director and head of BSP Bacolod Branch, said in a press conference on Wednesday they have released through banks a small quantity of five of […]

Lightning kills six, hurts ten others

BACOLOD City – A lightning strike killed six persons and injured ten others on the afternoon of April 18, 2018 at Sitio Barasbarasan, Brgy. Manlucahoc in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. A report from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office identified the fatalities as a Charlyn Seminion, 12; May-an Seminion, 9; Mery Tejoc, 35; Mariel Montecino,12; […]

Villagers displaced by armed clash return home

BACOLOD City – More than 200 residents of Barangays Buluangan and Quezon in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental who were displaced by the encounter between government troops and communist rebels have returned to their homes as of Thursday morning. The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion assisted the affected residents […]

Gender awareness training for women SK candidates

A TRAINING on gender awareness and transformative leadership for 50 women candidates running for the Sangguniang Kabataan will be conducted by PILIPINA, Inc. on April 24-25, 2018 in Silay City, Negros Occ. Marie June Pavillar-Castro, chair of PILIPINA-Bacolod Negros Occidental Chapter, said the  Gender Awareness and Transformative Youth Leadership Training, which will be held from […]

Army seizes rebel camp in Negros

BACOLOD CITY – The Philippine Army is pursuing suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members after seizing a rebel camp in the aftermath of an encounter at Brgy. Guadalope  San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, April 16, 2018. According to Capt. Emil Charlie Jaudian, acting Civil Military Operations officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, the NPA camp […]