Aussie biz chamber eyes ventures with NegOcc

BACOLOD City – The Northern Territory Australia Chamber of Commerce is eyeing ventures with Negros Occidental that could boost employment opportunities for Negrenses. Former governor Rafael Coscolluela, provincial consultant on investment promotions, export, and trade development, said the Northern Territory expressed the need for about 10,000 people as frontliners and workers in Australia’s tourism industry. […]

One killed another wounded in ambush

BACOLOD City – A person was killed, while another was seriously wounded after unidentified suspects ambushed their car at Barangay Maricalum in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental late Wednesday evening. Police identified the fatality as Rex while the wounded was 30-year-old Joemar Garcia, a resident of Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City. Chief Insp. Anthony Grande, Sipalay City […]

Foreigners maul call center employee

BACOLOD City – Two foreign nationals, believed to be American citizens, are now being hunted down by police for allegedly mauling a call center employee inside a fast food chain located on Lacson Street here early morning of March 21, 2019. Police identified the victim as 50-year-old Jude Michael Crisostomo, a resident of Metropolis Tower […]

NegOcc rice farmers lose P11.5M to pests

BACOLOD CITY — Rice farmers in Negros Occidental suffered losses amounting to PHP11.544 million brought by various crop pests in the past four months. A report released by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) on Tuesday showed the infestations were caused by rice black bugs, rats, and bacterial leaf blight between the period November […]

City Hall eyes 1,600 youths for summer jobs

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) will hire 1,630 youths for the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) this summer. PESO chief, Ma. Rebecca Balicas said as of Tuesday, they have already distributed the application forms through the village chiefs of the city’s 61 barangays. Of the total number […]

NegOcc pushes sustainable blue crabs production

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government is pushing for sustainability and adequate supply of blue crabs in the province. Former governor Rafael Coscolluela, provincial consultant on investment promotions, export, and trade development, said on Tuesday that it is important to remember the sustainability of fishery products like the blue swimming crabs. At the […]