Bacolod to host MICECON in August 2018

BACOLOD City – After a thorough evaluation, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) has awarded to Bacolod City the right to host the 2018 MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions & Exhibitions) Conference or MICECON in August. TPB Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano handed the certificate of award to Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who was accompanied by […]

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 […]