Kumaliskis village chief shot to death

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.

THE village chief of Barangay Kumaliskis, Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental was shot to death by an unidentified assailant at the height of the village’s fiesta celebration Sunday evening.

Officials discuss bid for One Negros today

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.

OFFICIALS of both Negros provinces will discuss the proposed One Negros Island in a meeting at the Nature's Village Hotel in Talisay City today.

Gasataya favors redistricting

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 02:59 p.m.

BACOLOD City Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya said he is in favor of the proposed redistricting of the lone legislative district of Bacolod City, thus he supports the refilling of such bill.

City land tax collection up by 28.67%

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 02:59 p.m.

BACOLOD City Assessor’s Office head Maphilindo Polvora said the city’s real property tax collection has increased by 28.67 percent based on records from January to February 2014 compared to the collection for the same period last year.

Police deployed in Bacolod malls

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

AFTER the robbery at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on Sunday, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) intensified its intelligence monitoring operations to preempt the possible operation of a robbery group in the city.

Raps readied vs suspect in slay of Dutch

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 02:57 p.m.

MURDER and frustrated murder complaints are now being readied against the suspect who stabbed two foreign nationals last week and one of them died while being treated at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center Friday evening.

Abattoir operator told to stop collecting VAT

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

BACOLOD City Councilor Sonya Verdeflor sent the A.V.M. Bernardo Slaughterhouse a copy of a City Council resolution requesting them to temporarily cease and desist from collecting or charging additional 12 percent Value Added Tax to the meat vendors pending the settlement of the issues surrounding its obligation.

Her committee conducted a conference with the Bureau of Internal Revenue-Special Investigation Division last March 24, with regards to the passing on to their clientele/customers, the 12 percent value added tax imposed by the BIR.

Measures to improve collection of public market rentals pushed

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

BACOLOD City Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, chairperson of the committee on markets and slaughterhouse, has initiated measures along with Councilor El Cid Familiaran to improve the collection of rentals from stalls and blocks from market vendors in the three public markets in the city.

She said the granting of 20 percent discount to stall and block lessees could help entice them to pay their rentals to the city promptly.

LGUs’ ordinance to protect natural park eyed

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

NEGROS Occidental Third District Board Member Patrick Lacson is looking into the possibility of local government units (LGUs) surrounding the North Negros Natural Park (NNNP) coming up with ordinances to address the encroachment controversy hounding Salvador Benedicto town.

Lacson, who chairs the committee on environment said that local ordinances should be in accordance with the national laws.

7 teachers injured in road mishap

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

SEVEN elementary school teachers in Bacolod City were injured when their rented public utility jeepney fell into a canal at Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental Saturday morning.

Police identified the victims as Eden Rose Sobremisano, 33, of Zone 15, Talisay City, Joan de Paula, 40, Lalaine Aclaon, 58, Grace Domingo, 24, Jimmy Castillo, 47, a certain Rosemarie, 38, all of Barangay Bata, Bacolod City and Daisy Morin, 32, Barangay Singcang, Bacolod City.

Ceneco saved 6.3MW from Earth Hour

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

THE Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) saved 6.317 megawatts of power during the observance of Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The power saved this year is higher compared to last year's observance of the Earth Hour, which was only 3.034 megawatts, based on the report of the Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde to the Department of Energy.

CCTV cameras in Bacolod streets soon

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

THE City Government of Bacolod will soon install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in major city streets and crime-prone areas as part of the Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan approved by the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) recently.

During the regular meeting of CPOC on March 28, Chief Insp. Noel Polines, operations head of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), proposed the installation of CCTV cameras.

Unpaid land reform taxes reach P1.04-B

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:11 p.m.

UNPAID taxes of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) properties in 19 municipalities in Negros Occidental reached P1.047 billion as of March 28, 2014, records of the Provincial Treasurer's Office (PTO) showed.

2 nabbed for selling fake money

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:09 p.m.

THE police arrested two men during an entrapment operation for selling fake money at Purok Kingfisher, Barangay 16, Bacolod City Thursday evening.

Leonardia open to discuss redistricting move

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:08 p.m.

BACOLOD City Representative Evelio Leonardia said he is open to discuss the proposed re-filing of the apportionment of the city's lone legislative district with other city officials.

The City Council unanimously supported the move of Mayor Monico Puentevella to push for the re-filing of the redistricting bill in Congress. Read the related story here.

Guv confirms abolition of some Capitol positions

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:08 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has confirmed that the abolition of identified positions will come first in the implementation of the partial reorganization of the Capitol workforce.

Maranon said the Provincial Board still needs to ratify in their session next week the reorganization ordinance which aimed at strengthening the capacity of the executive branch of the Provincial Government.

Council backs bill on share of LGUs in taxes

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:06 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod has passed a resolution expressing the full support of the City Council for the approval of Senate Bill No. 2045, which aimed to provide share in national taxes with local government units (LGUs).

The resolution was authored by Councilors Caesar Distrito, Em Ang, and Jocelle Batapa-Sigu.

UP scientist: ‘Carp has to end’

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 04:19 p.m.

A SCIENTIST from the University of the Philippines reiterated Friday his stand of putting an end to the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp).

Rebel group, Bacolod leaders hail peace pact

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 04:18 p.m.

MEMBERS of the rebel group and officials of Bacolod City saluted the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Thursday.

DPWH: Sum-ag works to be completed in April

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 04:17 p.m.

DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson said they are doing their best to complete the remaining road and bridge works in the Sum-ag highway by April 2014.

27 nabbed for illegal fishing

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

TASK Force Ilahas arrested 27 people for illegal fishing at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Barangay Poblacion, Cauayan.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the 27 people were crew members of F/B Aquaking Dos.

BCPO to occupy new building next week

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is set to transfer next week to its new building, said Senior Superintendent Larry Decena on Thursday.

Decena, officer-in-charge of BCPO, said Engr. Erlo Sajo of Central Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) checked Thursday the building for the putting up of a service post for the transformer.

Cop in Bago shootout faces grave misconduct charge

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 04:15 p.m.

A POLICEMAN linked to a shooting incident inside a cockpit in Bago City last Saturday is facing a grave misconduct complaint before the Police Regional Office-Western Visayas (PRO-6).

PB approves Capitol reorganization

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:08 p.m.

THE Provincial Board of Negros Occidental unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed reorganization of the Capitol employees on Wednesday.

Puentevella told: ‘Reinstate Bacolod HR head’

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:07 p.m.

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Western Visayas has directed Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella to restore Gilda Lluisma to her original station as human resource management officer IV.

Villamor hopeful mayor won’t get arrest warrant

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:06 p.m.

BACOLOD City Administrator Rolando Villamor is hopeful that Mayor Monico Puentevella will not be issued a warrant of arrest after making himself available during the conditional arraignment before the Fourth Division of the Sandiganbayan on March 25.

Irish group, NegOcc sign P25-M agreement

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:04 p.m.

AN IRISH organization and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental signed Wednesday an agreement which aims to extend P25,312,800 assistance to Typhoon Yolanda victims in the province.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signed the agreement for the province while Country Director Phillip Miller, and Roberta Cappieri for Concern Worldwide, an Irish humanitarian organization.

Resolution to gather people in Bacolod on Earth Hour

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:03 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod has approved a resolution urging all residents from different villages, establishments, institutions and the City Government to participate in the Earth Hour on March 29.

All sectors are enjoined to support the Earth Hour activity by switching off their lights and if possible all appliances that use electricity from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:02 p.m.

A PEDESTRIAN was killed when she was hit by a Toyota Corolla sedan at Alijis Road, Bacolod City on Wednesday morning.

Inspector Roger Ong, head of Traffic Management Unit (TMU), said at 12:01 a.m., an unidentified woman was crossing Alijis Road when a vehicle with plate number URT 277 and driven by a 34-year-old man approached.

NNNP placed on status quo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 03:28 p.m.

THE Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Penro) has ordered that a status quo be maintained at the North Negros Natural Park (NNNP) in Don Salvador Benedicto until the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) acts on the controversy.

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