Army, police in Negros brace for rebel attacks

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:37 p.m.

THE Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police in Negros Occidental are on red alert status for the possible violent reaction of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) to the arrest of their two leaders in Cebu Saturday.

Elderly woman loses P100,000 to ‘budol-budol’ gang

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:36 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) reminded Bacolodnons anew to be vigilant against “budol-budol” or swindling gang who continue to operate in the city.

Bacolod police to probe cop in shooting incident

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:36 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is conducting an investigation against the policeman involved in a shooting incident at the cockpit in Bantayan Park, Bago City Saturday evening.

Negros drivers protest vs oil price hike

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:35 p.m.

ABOUT 100 members of the United Negros Drivers and Operation Center (Undoc) on Monday staged a rally and noise barrage at the Bacolod Fountain of Justice to protest the continuing oil price increases.

21 rescued at sea

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:17 p.m.

A GROUP of 14 foreigners and seven Filipino crewmen on board a motorboat were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) close to Friday midnight at Sohoton Point in Cauayan, Negros Occidental.

Police to probe church workers on stolen cash

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:16 p.m.

SIXTEEN workers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Escalante City will be investigated by the police after the church lost almost P1 million in cash Wednesday night.

Bacolod City unanimously push redistricting

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:15 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod unanimously endorsed the resolution requesting Representative Evelio Leonardia, by reason of protocol, to take the lead and cause the appropriate congressional action by re-filing the bill which seeks to reapportion the city’s lone legislative district and council seats.

Norwegian national nabbed

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:15 p.m.

A NORWEGIAN national was arrested by personnel of Police Station 7 for allegedly harassing his tenants at KC Apartment, Purok Kahirup, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Friday evening.

NBI mulls hike in clearance fees

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:14 p.m.

NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bacolod head Joseph Rigodon has revealed plans of their agency to increase fees for clearance.

The proposed increase for NBI clearance is from P115 to P200, and from P415 to P500 for the cancellation of alien certificate of registration, naturalization, and repatriation, applicants.

CA to RTC: Junk complaint vs Leonardia, 4 others

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:13 p.m.

THE Court of Appeals 19th Division ordered the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46 of Bacolod City to dismiss the complaint for mandamus and damages filed by two former contractual teachers of the Bacolod City College against members of the BCC Board of Trustees led by its chairman former mayor and now Bacolod Representative Evelio Leonardia.

Dingdong Dantes gets special citation from WNU

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 03:13 p.m.

TELEVISION and film actor Jose Sixto “Dingdong” G. Dantes III was awarded a special citation by West Negros University (WNU) for being its Ambassador of Goodwill, during the university’s commencement rites Monday.

Court junks TRO sought by Lopez

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 02:36 p.m.

THE Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 5 presided by Judge Remegio Rojo denied the petition filed by the Dynasty Agricultural Corporation for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the use of the sanitary landfill by the city government in the property purchased by the previous administration from the Lopez family.

Noppo to deploy 312 cops for Panaad

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 02:36 p.m.

THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) will deploy 312 police officers to secure the 2014 Panaad sa Negros 2014 on March 31 to April 6 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Militants: Tuayon’s arrest, detention illegal

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 02:35 p.m.

LEADERS of allied militant organizations in Negros Occidental assailed the police for what they called the illegal arrest and detention of Bayan-Negros secretary-general Christian Tuayon last March 19.

NBI to file raps vs Isabela village chief

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 02:34 p.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will file criminal and administrative complaints against a village chief and other barangay officials from Isabela before the Office of the Ombudsman next week.

2 hydro plants eyed in Negros

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:49 p.m.

TWO companies are eyeing to put up hydropower plants with a total capacity of 6.4 megawatts in San Carlos City and at Mambukal Resort in Murcia town.

Good Friends Hydro Resources Corp. is asking for the endorsement of the Provincial Board after they accomplished the studies and requirements and executed a development service contract with the Department of Energy to develop a run-off the river type of hydro resources power system along Bago River within the jurisdiction of San Carlos City.

Landfill purchase probers must be impartial - Lopez

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:47 p.m.

DYNASTY Agri-Aqua Corp. spokesman Roy Lopez said on Thursday his family welcomes the move of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella of creating an investigative team that will look into the alleged questionable purchase of the seven-hectare sanitary landfill property from their family by the previous administration.

Cop, pusher arrested in drug den

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:45 p.m.

A POLICEMAN was arrested while allegedly visiting a drug den in Lopez-Jaena Streets, Barangay 20, Bacolod City after a suspected drug pusher was also apprehended in a buy-bust operation in the area by police operatives Wednesday evening.

Final budget requirement for Capitol revamp readied

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:44 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan said on Thursday the Provincial Budget officer Percival Salado will submit to the Provincial Board the final budgetary requirement for the Capitol employees reorganization on Monday.

Bayan-Negros leader posts bail

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:44 p.m.

BAYAN-NEGROS Secretary-General Christian Tuayon was released Thursday afternoon from the lock-up cell of Police Station 2 after his lawyer Cesar Beloria posted a P1,000 bail for his provisionary liberty.

Fireman injured; 4 houses razed

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:43 p.m.

A FIREFIGHTER was injured while trying to contain the blaze that destroyed four houses and a chapel at Purok Maabi-abihon 1, Barangay Lag-asan, Bago City, Negros Occidental Wednesday afternoon, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.

Motorist who hit road railings dies

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 02:42 p.m.

A MOTORIST who hit the road railings in Lacson St. Bacolod City died while being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital Wednesday evening, Insp. Roger Ong, head of Traffic Management Unit (TMU) said Thursday.

Triple whammy for Ceres Liner

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 05:09 p.m.

TWO weeks after a Ceres Liner passenger bus figured in an accident in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental that claimed the lives of five persons and injured 32 others, two more of its buses were involved in a road crash this week.

Mayor not sure yet of travel abroad

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 04:50 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said Wednesday the arraignment set by the Sandiganbayan involving his case for alleged violation of Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act will only take place if he decides to travel abroad.

Measles cases in Negros climb to 70

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:59 p.m.

THE number of suspected measles cases in Negros Occidental has reached 70 from January to March 8, 2014.

Provincial Board defers approval of reorganization

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:58 p.m.

THE Negros Occidental Provincial Government postponed Wednesday the deliberation on the reorganization of Capitol workers following questions of the board members to the Reorganization Committee.

During the deliberation Wednesday, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson questioned Provincial Budget officer Percival Jose Salado on the net increase on the annual salary amounting to P67 million.

Drivers set rally vs fuel products discount

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:56 p.m.

DRIVERS in Negros Occidental will conduct a rally on Monday, March 24, to press for their demands that include the implementation of the P6 discount in fuel products for all public utility vehicles (PUVs).

Diego Malacad, secretary general of the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (Undoc), said Wednesday the rally will be held simultaneously in major cities and provinces across the country.

OCD exec: Kids need to improve disaster response skills

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:55 p.m.

OFFICE of Civil Defense regional director Rosario Cabrera said children need more awareness and improvement in their capability to respond to disasters, because they are the most vulnerable in these situations.

Cabrera made the statement after he attended the 1st Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held in Bacolod City on Wednesday.

Police arrests militant group leader

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:54 p.m.

POLICE arrested Wednesday a militant group leader, who has a pending arrest warrant for maltreatment of a policeman, in Bacolod City.

Christian Tuayon, secretary general of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Negros (Bayan-Negros), has been accused of maltreatment by one of the personnel of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB).

Former OFW shot dead

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:49 p.m.

A FORMER Oversees Filipino Worker (OFW) was shot dead shot by an unidentified man inside his store in Quezon Street, Barangay 36, Bacolod City at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police identified the victim as Nonette Britania, 45, single.

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