Re-electionist senators bask on performance

BACOLOD City – Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito said they hope to get re-elected in spite of formidable contenders in the 2019 senatorial race. “We may not be popular but we have performed and delivered,” both said in a press conference here on December 8, 2018 with Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri at Stonehill Suites owned […]

‘Table tennis needs gov’t support’

BACOLOD City – A top official of a sports organization in the country said that table tennis needs government support as they continue to scout athletes who could represent the country in international tournaments as well as the Olympics. Ting Ledesma, Philippine Table Tennis Federation Inc (PTTFI) president said that there are lots of potential […]

2 agrarian reform groups in Negros get enterprise projects

BACOLOD CITY – Two agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) in southern Negros received a total of PHP900,000 in Village Level Farm-Focused Enterprise Development (VLFED) projects from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Occidental-South. The recipients are Barangay Ara-al Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (Baarba) in La Carlota City and Sta. Rita Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SRMPC) […]

Court dismisses case vs actress-turned-trader

BACOLOD City – The Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has dismissed the injunction case filed against actress Catherine Cabuga by her estranged husband, Francis Rey Cabuga, in relation to the alleged proliferation of fake Koi Herbal products, a herbal supplement in capsules. In a decision furnished to reporters here on Dec 7, 2018, RTC Judge […]

Guv sees tight senatorial race

BACOLOD City – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said the 2019 senatorial race will be very tight. Marcos was here afternoon of Dec 7, 2018 together with her son Borgy Marcos-Manotoc. “We really have to work hard,” Marcos told reporters here. She added that there are several incumbents running for re-election while others are popular […]

Crime rate in Bacolod down by 23.32 percent

BACOLOD City – Crime rate in Bacolod City dropped by 23.32 percent based on the recent data released by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, BCPO director, said crime volume from January to November 2018 totaled 2,607 incidents compared to 3,400 in the same period last year. The number of index […]

More SAF commandos to be deployed in Negros

BACOLOD City –The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 confirmed on Dec. 6, 2018 that more police commandos from the Special Action Force (SAF) would be deployed in Negros Occidental on orders of President Rodrigo Duterte. Supt. Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, said the deployment of additional SAF troopers in Negros Occidental is part of counter-insurgency operations against […]

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 […]