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 […]

Bikers promote road safety, environment

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL –  The 4th Tour of the Fireflies, One Negros Cycle, as part of the 14th Wildlife Month gathered about 3,500 bikers to promote road safety, road sharing and advocate for the environment. The fun ride of some 48.3 kilometers, aside from being an environmental advocacy by using bikes to lessen carbon footprints and […]

Bacolod City holds 1st Festival of Lights

BACOLOD City in partnership with the STI West Negros University (WNU), kicked off the Christmas celebration with the launching of the 1st Bacolod Festival of Lights on Dec. 1, 2018. The parade of lights was held at Lacson Street, starting from B. S. Aquino Drive to Rizal Street, and converged at the Public Plaza for […]

Church supports coal-free Negros

BACOLOD City – On Dec. 3, 2018, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon lauded the four dioceses in the province for their support in pushing clean energy and opposing the proposed coal-fired power plant in San Carlos City. According to Marañon, it has always been his policy to make the province of Negros Occidental, green. Marañon […]