1 killed, 15 wounded in airport road crash

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:59 p.m.

A COLLISION between a Nissan Urvan and a public utility jeepney at an intersection of Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road in Barangay Efigenio Lizares, Talisay City Tuesday morning claimed the life of a passenger and injured 15 others, police said.

Village chief backs sealing off drug-affected Brgy. 2

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:59 p.m.

BARANGAY 2 village chief Richard Barber said on Tuesday he supports the plan of the Bacolod city police to seal off his barangay against the entry of illegal drugs.

Mambukal Resort fully-booked for Holy Week

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

THE Capitol-run Mambukal Resort in Murcia town, one of the premier tourist destinations in Negros Occidental, is fully-booked for the Holy Week break.

Abang Lingkod, 8 villages partner for ‘Linis Estero’ drive

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

THE Abang Lingkod, a partylist organization headed by its No. 1 nominee Stephen Paduano, and eight barangays in Bacolod City are joining hands for the implementation of the “Linis Estero” clean-up drive to help save major rivers and waterways in the city.

‘Stop construction of resort until permits are secured’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:57 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Council committee on laws, ordinances and good government, chaired by Councilor Caesar Distrito, has recommended that businessman Rey Francis Cabuga of Mushroom Realty Development Corporation and his co-owners must comply with pertinent laws and secure all the necessary permits for the construction of their resort in Barangay Punta Taytay, Bacolod City.

Bacolod education summit set April 21

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:57 p.m.

TO REVIEW and strengthen the educational competitiveness of Bacolod City, the City Government in cooperation with the Bacolod Division of the Department of Education (DepEd), will hold a day-long Education Summit on April 21 at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel.

Robber electrocuted

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:56 p.m.

A SUSPECTED “akyat-bahay” (house burglar) was killed when he was electrocuted in a house at Purok Riverside, Barangay Bata, Bacolod City Tuesday morning.

Police to seal off drug-affected Brgy. 2

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:56 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is planning to seal off drug-affected Barangay 2 in the wake of the series of drug raids in the village in recent weeks.

Bacolod, NegOcc police on full alert

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:55 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (Noppo) is now on full alert starting Monday for the observance of Holy Week.

Puentevella proposes statue for Pacquiao

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:54 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella has proposed to put up a statue of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in the city.

‘Holy Week rain good for crops’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:53 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said on Monay that the rains since Sunday is good for the province’s agriculture.

This is the first time so far that rains came during Holy Week, he said.

Puentevella thanks Benitez for gesture on redistricting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:53 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella has thanked Negros Occidental Representative Alfredo Benitez (third district) for his gesture of offering to help Bacolod push for the re-filing of House bill that will divide the Lone District of Bacolod City into two congressional districts.

Resort 80% complete even without permits

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:51 p.m.

THE City Environment and Natural Resources (Cenro) in Bacolod City has called the attention of businessman Rey Francis Cabuga to initiate steps appropriate to the situation in the development of his beach resort in Barangay Punta Taytay.

Station 2 is BCPO’s top performing police station

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:51 p.m.

OUT of the 10 police stations in Bacolod City, Police Station 2 was recognized as the top performing police station of the week, Senior Superintendent Larry Decena, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), on Monday said.

Bacolod City bares zonal garbage collection

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:50 p.m.

A NEW zonal garbage collection system created by the Bacolod City Solid Waste Management Board and private collector Enviroking Corp. was announced by Executive Assistant Ma. Fe Trespuentes yesterday.

Parish readies for canonization of 2 popes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:49 p.m.

THE San Sebastian Parish in Bacolod City is preparing for the holding of the “Aggiornamento” event in Bacolod City, a triduum set on April 24 to 26, in preparation for the canonization of Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II on April 27.

Sapian is Bacolod’s immigration head

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:55 a.m.

RODELIO Sapian has been appointed by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) as the officer-in-charge alien control officer of Bacolod City.

Still ‘zero crime’ during Pacquiao-Bradley clash

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:55 a.m.

ONCE again, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) did not receive a report of any crime incident while the match between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradely was ongoing Sunday.

Bus line aiming for zero accident

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:54 a.m.

VALLACAR Transit Inc. (VTI), operator of about 2,000 Ceres Liner buses in Negros Occidental and other parts of the country, is gearing for a “zero accident” with the launching of its “Oplan Iwas Aksidente” on Sunday.

Cop, wife injured in road accident

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:54 a.m.

AN OFFICIAL of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and his wife were injured in a road accident at Felisa Road, Bangga Atom, Barangay Mansilingan Saturday evening.

3 arrested for illegal drugs

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:53 a.m.

THE police arrested three men police for possession of illegal drugs at Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City Saturday evening.

Police identified the suspects as Josue Wendica, 31, Celso Dizon, 19, and Ryan Palmares, 21, all residents of Barangay Sum-ag.

House bill for more courts in city bound for Senate

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:53 a.m.

BACOOD City Representative Evelio Leonardia said the Congressional Appropriations Committee has approved his bills seeking to create more courts for the city.

Legislators to file Negros region bill in May

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:02 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez said the Visayan bloc legislators in the House of Representatives are planning to file next month the bill seeking the creation of a one-island region for Negros.

“We were not able to file it because we went on recess. But when we get back in May, we will consider filing the bill,” Benitez said during an interview with the Negros Press Club officers earlier this week.

PNoy to lead unveiling of solar plant

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:00 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Friday that President Benigno Aquino III will visit the province in May 15 to lead the inauguration of the 22-megawatt solar power plant in San Carlos City.

Marañon said he will check the itinerary of the President to know if there is a chance he that can bring up with him the proposal for the creation of a one-island region for Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.

Puentevella seeks reconsideration from Sandiganbayan

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:59 p.m.

THE legal team of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella filed a motion for reconsideration before the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division seeking the reversal of its ruling on their petition for judicial declaration of probable cause, City Administrator Rolando Villamor said Friday.

Villamor, spokesperson of Puentevella, said they reiterated their position that the criminal case filed against Puentevella does not have probable cause.

Bacolod police on heightened alert

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:58 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is on heightened alert effective today, Saturday, as part of its security operations during the observance of Lenten season next week.

Senior Superintendent Larry Decena, officer-in-charge of BCPO, said Friday that policemen will be deployed in bus terminals and sea ports, churches, beach resorts to secure the safety of travelers and religious devotees.

Councilors set to discuss action vs Cabuga

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:58 p.m.

COUNCILORS of Bacolod City will discuss on the appropriate action they will take against Rey Francis Cabuga of Mushroom Realty Development Corporation, which owns the newly-constructed resort at Barangay Punta Taytay.

During the hearing of the City Council committee on laws and ordinances, the councilors found out that the resort was already complete, despite the absence of the necessary permits from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Barangay Council, and the City Government of Bacolod.

Bill authorizes installation of CCTVs in public schools

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:57 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod has approved on final reading the ordinance which authorizes the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in public elementary and high schools in the city.

Councilor El Cid Familiaran, who authored the measure, said the employment of a CCTV/Video Surveillance System(VSS) cameras by any entity, particularly by the Local Government Unit(LGU) purposely to record factual evidence of crime has been proven to be an effective instrument to deter any act of lawlessness.

Murder raps filed vs Korean national

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:56 p.m.

A MURDER complaint was filed by the police Thursday afternoon before the City Prosecutor’s Office against a Korean national believed to have killed his female companion inside a room of Mercenary Inn in Bacolod City.

Inspector Jinky Lou Ramos, head of Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), said suspect Han Taeh Young, 35, was charged with murder.

‘Negros not getting enough rehab aid’

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

A REPRESENTATIVE of the United Nations said Thursday that Yolanda-hit areas in Negros Occidental are “under-covered” by assistance from international non-government organizations (INGOs).

Sandra Uwantege Hart, coordinator for Western Visayas of the UN's Food Security and Agriculture Cluster, said that unlike other areas devastated by the super typhoon last November, those in the province do not get enough assistance that they need for their rehabilitation efforts.

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