NegOcc paravets boost skills thru competency training

BACOLOD CITY – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) has coached 252 para-veterinarians (paravets) from the six districts of Negros Occidental during a two-month competency training. Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said on Monday that through the training, the participants were able to further enhance their knowledge, skills and capabilities in delivering basic animal health extension services […]

SEC Bacolod created through legislation

BACOLOD City – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration in Bacolod City is the SEC office in the country created by legislation. According to Gerardo del Rosario, director of SEC Company Registration and Monitoring Department, the Bacolod SEC office is the only SEC local office in the country created by legislation and credits are […]

Solon cleared of murder raps

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental first district Rep. Melecio Yap was cleared by the court of murder charges filed against him. In a decision furnished to media outfits here, Regional Trial Court Judge Ana Celeste P. Bernad said that the case of murder and frustrated murder filed against Yap and Gregory Lobaton Tuayon are “dismissed […]

City dad pushes to ban plastic straws and stirrers

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. is pushing for the prohibition of the use and distribution of plastic straws and stirrers here. Gamboa said that the ordinance had passed third and final reading last Nov. 14, 2018. Gamboa said the ordinance is grounded on the Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) on the […]

1500 residents benefit from medical mission

BACOLOD City – Medical missions organized separately by the Task Force Kasanag (TFK) and the MayPagasa partylist catered at least 1500 residents from the cities of Kabankalan and Victorias during the weekend. On Nov. 17, 2018, a medical mission facilitated by TFK Negros and Visayas Commander Edsel Vaflor in coordination with the Kabankalan City government headed […]

Govt’t forces, NPA clash in Escalante

BACOLOD City – Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were reported to have been killed after a clash with members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force and the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army at Puting Bato,Barangay Washington, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, morning of Nov. 15, 2018. In a radio interview, Army […]

SP conducts hearing on P2B 2019 budget

BACOLOD City – The Committee on Appropriations and Finance of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) started its series of public hearings for the 2019 General Fund Budget amounting to P 2,520,000.00, on Nov. 14, 201 In a press statement, Councilor Caesar Distrito said the departments present in the initial public hearing were the General Services Office […]