Police, Army go on full alert today

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:41 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) go on full alert today, July 28, to maintain the peace and order in the city as militant groups are expected to hold protests during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) this afternoon.

Aquino expected to still defend DAP

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:40 p.m.

LOCAL officials and leaders of various sectors in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City expect President Benigno S. Aquino III will defend anew the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) before the joint session of Congress today, July 28.

Prayer vigil set tonight

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:39 p.m.

THE Diocese of Bacolod led by Bishop Vicente Navarra will conduct a Prayer Vigil for Integrity, Accountability and Transparency in Public Service after the 6 p.m. mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral tonight.

Mayor: Muslim community in Bacolod vital to growth

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:39 p.m.

WITH the Muslim community all over the world celebrating the Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Breaking the Fast that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Mayor Monico Puentevella said that Bacolod City is one with them in their celebration.

Bacolod to clear canals, waterways

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:38 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella is seeking the authority of the City Council to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to fully implement the City’s Adopt-An-Estero/Waterbody Program.

‘Support for PNoy’

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 04:26 p.m.

OFFICIALS of Negros Occidental led by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signed a manifesto of support for President Benigno S. Aquino III amid the controversy on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) hounding his administration.

Blood donation proposed as fine for traffic violation

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 04:26 p.m.

BACOLOD City Councilor El Cid Familiaran has proposed an ordinance that will require traffic violators to donate blood instead of paying fines.

Bacolod crime rate down 40% in June

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 04:25 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) reported a 40.3 percent decrease in crime volume in June, with only 4,700 incidents reported compared to the rate during the same period last year.

NFA sets up additional Bigasang Bayan outlets

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 04:25 p.m.

NATIONAL Food Authority (NFA) Provincial Manager Procopio Trabajo III revealed that they have set up additional Bigasang Bayan outlets for NFA rice in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

Man beheads ma

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:38 p.m.

A MAN believed to be under the influence of illegal drugs allegedly beheaded his own mother inside their house at Purok Villa Esperanza, Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City Thursday morning.

Strong winds down 163 houses

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:37 p.m.

STRONG winds and heavy rains brought by southwest monsoon (habagat) downed 163 houses in three coastal towns in southern Negros Occidental earlier this week.

Hall of Justice employees wear red to protest vs BIR

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:36 p.m.

AFTER wearing black in support of the Supreme Court over the issue on Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) for two consecutive Mondays, court employees at the Hall of Justice in Bacolod City wore red yesterday in protest of Revenue Order (RO) No. 23-2014 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Finance.

Group to demand PNoy’s resignation during Sona

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:33 p.m.

MILITANT group Bayan-Negros will hold a protest rally at the Bacolod plaza in time for the State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday, July 28.

Security guard shot to death in Silay City

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:32 p.m.

A SECURITY guard was shot to death in his post at Prince Hypermart, Rizal Street in Barangay 1, Silay City Thursday morning.

Call center agent facing gun raps

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:32 p.m.

CHARGES for violation of Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition) was filed by the police Thursay before the City Prosecutor’s Office against a call center agent who was arrested at Magsaysay Avenue in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City Wednesday afternoon.

45-day re-routing takes effect

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:08 p.m.

THE 45-day experimental traffic re-routing in Bacolod City took effect Wednesday to ease traffic congestion in the city, especially at the downtown area.

Affected routes are Sta. Fe-Central Market, San Dionisio-Central Market, Villamonte-Central Market, Eroreco-Central Market, Alijis-Central Market, Mansilingan-Central Market, Fortune Town-Central Market, Singcang-Airport-Central Market, Tangub (Proper)-Central Market, Tangub (Highway)-Central Market, Punta Taytay-Central Market, and Banago-Libertad.

Lacson refuses to sign manifesto for Aquino

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:07 p.m.

ALL members of the Provincial Board of Negros Occidental except for Third District Board Member Patrick Lacson have signed the manifesto of support for President Benigno Aquino III prepared by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.

Marañon has asked local officials in the province to show support to the President amid the issue on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) hounding the Aquino administration.

Slain judge’s son hits police for failure to arrest suspects

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:06 p.m.

THE son of slain judge Henry Arles lamented Wednesday the failure of the police to arrest until this time the four suspected assassins of his father.

Philip Arles said that he doubts the seriousness of the police to arrest Rustom Puro, Marvin Salve, Gerald Tabujara, and Emmanuel Medes, who are free to go around their respective residences in Cauayan, Ilog and Kabankalan City.

Security measures for BSAAR pushed

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:06 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod approved Wednesday a resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and local government units to put up security measures to safeguard the lives and properties of the motorists passing by the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road (BSAAR).

Several stone throwing incidents which caused damaged to vehicles passing the airport access road have been report.

Underemployment rate in WV pegged at 21%

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:05 p.m.

UNDEREMPLOYMENT rate for Western Visayas was registered at 21 percent in the first six months of the year or roughly 659,000 residents who are either overqualified in their present jobs or are receiving insufficient salaries.

Director Ponciano Ligutom of the Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 said the underemployment rate for the first semester this year is actually lower compare to the same period last year, wherein there were 705,000 underemployed residents in the region, or about 24 percent of the total population.

NPA claims 40% increase in forces

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:04 p.m.

THE Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People’s Army in Negros Occidental declared that their forces has increased by 40 percent contrary to the claims of the military that they are already “insignificant.”

JB Regalado, spokesman of the Leonardo Panaligan Command in a recorded statement emailed to the local media, also undermined the military-initiated “marching for peace, serving the countryside” activity which has been fully supported by the provincial government under Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.

Police probes hotel hold-up

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:04 p.m.

The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is conducting an investigation to identify the two suspects who held up a hotel in the city last Saturday.

Senior Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla, officer-in-charge of BCPO, said Wednesday that they are facing difficulty in determining the identities of the suspects because the owner of a hotel, which he refused to name, is not interested to file a complaint.

City Council endorses proposed coastal, marine resources pact

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:03 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod passed Wednesday a resolution endorsing the proposed Metro Negros Coastal and Marine Fisheries Resource Management agreement between the cities of Bacolod, Talisay, Silay and municipality of E.B. Magalona for a joint management and development, of coastal fisheries resources within its territorial waters.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, cited Section 33 of Republic Act 7160 that provides that Local Government Units may enter into joint ventures and such other agreements to engage in the delivery of certain basic services, capability-building and livelihood projects and to develop local enterprises designed to improve productivity and income, diversify agriculture, spur rural industrialization, promote ecological balance, and enhance the economic and social well-being of the people.

Valdez camp acts vs graft raps

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

LAWYER Adoniram Pamplona, counsel for former Bacolod City Mayor Luzviminda Valdez, said they filed a motion to remand before the Sandiganbayan pertaining to the indictment if his client for multiple counts of graft.

Guv wears yellow ribbon pin to show support for President

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

IN A show of support for President Benigno S. Aquino III amid the controversy on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. wore a yellow ribbon Tuesday.

I’ll protect youth welfare, Puentevella vows to church

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:17 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella has promised the Diocese of Bacolod through Rev. Fr. Ernie Larida, director of the Diocese’s Social Action Center that he will not support nor tolerate activities that encourage decadent behavior among the youth.

VG Lacson opposes filing of counter charges vs SM

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:17 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he is not amenable to the filing of counter charges against SM Prime Holdings Inc., a position contrary to the stand of some members of the Provincial Board.

American found dead

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:53 a.m.

AN AMERICAN was found dead inside his room in a budget motel at Yacapin-Aguinaldo streets in Cagayan de Oro around 11:30 am Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Negros court workers show support for SC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:53 p.m.

COURT employees in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental joined their colleagues nationwide in showing support to the Supreme Court (SC) after it was criticized by President Benigno S. Aquino III for declaring some parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

DFA waiting for complaint from 31 Negrenses in Kuwait

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:52 p.m.

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) awaits the formal complaint from the families of 31 Negrense women who were promised jobs as domestic helpers in Kuwait but are allegedly being offered for sale to foreign employers.

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