Army on alert over Abu Sayyaf threat

BACOLOD City – Major General Jon Aying, commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, ordered all commanders in Negros Island to double security measures and coordinate with police after receiving reports of movement of the Abu Sayyaf terror group in Sulu Sea. Aying said the information on Muslim extremists and kidnappers in Mindanao “has been […]

No half-day work on Holy Wednesday

BACOLOD City – Both the city government of Bacolod and the provincial government of Negros Occidental issued orders to employees to follow usual business schedules for the Holy Week. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, said he hopes that majority of city hall employees will not take early vacation leaves. Leonardia said it was observed in previous years […]

‘More development projects for Visayas’

BACOLOD City – Presidential Adviser for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Diño said more development projects will be implemented in the Visayas, including Negros Island Region (NIR). Diño was here on Apr 8, 2017 for the 81st Induction and Oathtaking Ceremonies for the Negros Press Club (NPC) at the SMX Convention Center. Diño said that under […]

Agri dept urges LGUs to pursue rabies-free bid

BACOLOD City – The Department of Agriculture in Negros Island Region (DA-NIR) urged various sectors, particularly the local government units (LGUs), to actively pursue the region’s bid to become rabies-free. DA-NIR Regional Director Joyce Wendam made the call Apr 7, 2017 after the agency recognized LGUs, barangays, and animal welfare groups with outstanding performance in […]

LTFRB reminds commuters to avoid colorum vehicles

BACOLOD City – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded commuters to avoid colorum vehicles when going back to their hometowns in time for the Holy Week break. Atty. Joscet Abellar, LTFRB-6 director, said they issued the reminder as commuters are expected to flock various bus terminals in Negros Occidental for the long […]

Twins graduate with magna cum laude honors

By: Lorenzo Lambatin Jr. BACOLOD City – Twins taking up the same course topped the 2017 batch of Bacolod City College graduates during the 17th Commencement Exercises held at the BAYS Center here. Sisters Angelou and Angelyn Belocura both graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Bachelor of Science in Office Administration. Angelyn delivered the valedictory […]

CHO intensifies rabies campaign

By: Carlson B. Alelis BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Health Office (BCHO) recently conducted a series of lectures as part of the campaign against rabies. The CHO conducted lectures to students, teachers and even parents in different schools here to raise awareness on the dangers of rabies. According to the health office, rabies awareness plays […]

NPC induction today

BACOLOD City – The new set of Negros Press Club (NPC) officers will hold their induction and oath taking today, Apr 8, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd “Mike” Dino is the guest of honor and speaker. Dino is the chairman of Art Tabang, an organization that […]