Tan eyes alliance with Paduano

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan said that he “respects” the political plans of Abang Lingkod party-list Rep. Stephen Paduano for the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. While he has been vocal about his plans to run for Bacolod City mayor, Tan said he is hoping to forge an alliance with Paduano. Paduano had […]

Isabela police chief’s relief sought

BACOLOD City – Mayor Joselito Malabor of Isabela, Negros Occidental on July 16, 2018 said he wants their municipal police chief relieved from his post. Malabor said the resurgence of the illegal drug trade in the town is the reason why he wants Chief Insp. Ruben Pajarito removed as municipal police station commander. He described […]

Man who ran amuck shot dead

BACOLOD City – A police officer claimed self-defense in shooting a man believed to have run amuck at Purok San Juan, Fabrica village in Sagay City, Negros Occidental evening of July 15, 2018. A report from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) stated that Ruelluneto Acosta, 30, was declared dead on arrival at a […]

Paduano transfers voter’s registration to Bacolod

BACOLOD City – Abang Lingkod Party-list Rep. Stephen Paduano transferred his voter’s registration here on July 15, 2018, further fueling insinuations that he might challenge incumbent Mayor Evelio Leonardia in the 2019  elections. But Paduano declined to issue a categorical statement on his plans for 2019 when he met reporters here. He stressed that he […]

Isabela town is one of DOT’s priority areas

BACOLOD City – The town of Isabela in Negros Occidental is among the top three priority areas of the Department of Tourism (DOT) for programs and projects that seek to empower local government units in developing potential tourism destinations. Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor said he learned of the development from tourism Undersecretary Marco Bautista when […]

Bacolod cops, partners hold river cleanups

BACOLOD City – Police officers in Bacolod led a simultaneous cleanup of rivers around the city Saturday morning as part of the observance of the 23rd Police Community Relations (PCR) Month. Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, Bacolod police public information officer and PCR Unit officer-in-charge, said the activity was participated in by personnel from the headquarters […]

298 drug personalities arrested in 6 months

BACOLOD City – Various operations conducted by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) from January to June 2018 led to the arrest of 298 suspected drug personalities. Data on the BCPO’s anti-drug campaign, which was obtained Friday, showed that the arrested suspects included 20 high-value targets (HVTs), 32 street-level targets (SLTs), and 246 newly-identified personalities. […]

City Hall halts demolition

BACOLOD City – Acting Bacolod City Mayor El Cid Familiaran ordered the temporary suspension of the demolition of 25 informal settlers under the Lupit Bridge for another week. Familiaran said he made the decision after the affected families appealed for an extension. Also, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod approved on Wednesday a resolution asking the […]

EDC, partners plant 3,000 native trees

BACOLOD City – The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and its partners in the 10M in 10 for a Greener Negros movement (10M in 10) recently celebrated BINHI and Arbor Day by planting 3,000 native tree seedlings at Calabnugan, Sibulan, Negros Oriental. Over 200 volunteers from EDC and its current and potential 10M in 10 partners […]

City gov’t to borrow P1.7B for projects

BACOLOD City – The city government of Bacolod will borrow P1.7 billion from the Department of Finance (DOF) to fund four flagship projects. Based on documents furnished to the media, the projects include the 10,000-seat Bacolod MassKara Coliseum, expansion of the Bacolod City College (BCC), the improvement of the Progreso Village relocation site, and the […]

Children’s book launch on July 16

BACOLOD City – The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS) in partnership with the Bacolod City Library and the Office of Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. will launch the book “Juan Pusong at Iba Pang Kuwentong Bayan at Alamat sa Isla ng Negros” on July 16, 2018 at the MassKara Hall from 8 to 11 […]