A BUSINESSMAN lost his cash and belongings to two unidentified men who robbed him at 24th-Gatuslao Streets, Barangay 3, Bacolod City, Monday evening.
Police identified the victim as Shi Chi Tang, 32, a resident of Miao Street 3, Hong Kong.
A MAN was meted a 10-year imprisonment by a court in Bacolod City for molesting an eight-year-old boy.
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 43 Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador found the accused, Mokey Poblador, guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the crime through sexual assault and sentenced him to suffer the indeterminate penalty of six years to a maximum of 10 years in prison.
A TECHNICAL consultant of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) clarified that the agency did not directly order the demolition of the replica of the Bacolod Government Center (BGC) located at the plaza.
The legal opinion of Jose Dalisay III was endorsed by NHCP Executive Director III Ludovico Badoy to Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella in a letter dated August 25.
BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella asked on Monday the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) headed by Administrator Andres Ibarra to take over the management of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) amid the leadership crisis besetting the water firm.
NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson revealed on Monday that a Technical Working Group (TWG) will come up with a feasibility study on the proposed one-island region for Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental in two weeks.
THE House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Monday the Sugarcane Bill authored by Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez.
NEGROS Occidental Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan revealed on Monday that 19 Capitol employees were served of notices to retire and separate from service as part of the ongoing reorganization.
A PEDESTRIAN died while being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital after he was hit by a public utility jeepney at Rizal-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City Sunday evening.
SUSPENDED Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) general manager Juliana Carbon and some employees have stayed at the water district’s compound over the weekend to protect its facilities from alleged saboteurs.
They received reports that four vehicles were patroling the vicinity of Baciwa and there was an attempt to enter the main building.
SENATOR Francis Escudero has assured industry stakeholders of the passage of the Sugarcane Bill in the Senate within the year.
Escudero made the assurance as the Senate committee on agriculture continues to conduct hearings on the proposed measure.
A FORMER village chief of Dian-ay, Escalante City was gunned down by two unidentified men at his home Saturday evening.
Supt. Leo Batiles, chief of Escalante City Police Office, identified the victim as Romeo Romo, 47, of Purok Bagong Lipunan, whose term as village chief ended in 2013.
KABANKALAN City opened its P16-million evacuation center, the first in Negros Occidental, during its 17th Charter Day celebration Saturday.
Mayor Isidro Zayco said the Evacuation and Command Center (Evacom) will serve as temporarily shelter for families affected by calamities until they can go back to their homes.
A LABORER died after he was shot and stabbed by his two co-workers at Hacienda Dresden, Barangay Inolingan, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Friday evening.
Police identified the fatality as Ponciano Calsis, 40.
A SUSPECTED drug peddler and two others were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by operatives of City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSOTG) at Purok Sto. Domingo, Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police identified the suspects as Gilberto Agbut, 39, Rico Rebuton, 34, and Nathaniel Mahilum, 44, all residents of Barangay Handumanan.
EMPLOYEES of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) held a prayer vigil Friday night as a show of support to embattled general manager Juliana Carbon who was placed under a 30-day preventive suspension by way of a Board resolution.
THE son of the late Kabankalan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Henry Arles is asking the Department of Justice to hasten the resolution of the complaint they filed against the suspects behind the killing of his father.
Philip Arles said that the DOJ is unfair in the treatment of cases brought before their office.
A MOTORCYCLE driver was killed while two others were injured in a road accident involving five vehicles at Margarita Street, Eroreco Subdivision in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City Friday morning.
Police identified the fatality as Mario Placencia, 39, of La Salle Avenue, Barangay Villamonte.
A MEMBER of the New People’s Army (NPA) died while a trooper of the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion was wounded during a clash dawn Friday at Barangay Dian-ay in the northern city of Escalante in Negros Occidental, a military report said.
The identity of the slain rebel was not known yet as of Friday.
REPRESENTATIVE Gary Alejano of Samahan ng Magdalo party-list said he believes that the reported coup d’ etat being plotted against the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III will not prosper.
Alejano, a former Marine captain who was one of the Oakwood mutineers more than a decade ago against the Arroyo administration, said on Thursday that any attempt to oust Aquino will not happen if there is no participation from soldiers in active service.
THE vice governors of the two Negros provinces are scheduled to meet today to possibly discuss the proposed creation of the Negros Island Region.
This was confirmed on Thursday by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. as he revealed that Vice Governors Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental and Edward Mark Macias of Negros Oriental will meet today for lunch.
NEGROS Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to go after the suspects of the P2-million robbery at the Treasurer's Office of the Escalante City Hall.
The culprits must be arrested and should be criminally charge, Marañon said.
THE Supreme Court (SC) has resurrected the issue on the alleged questionable construction and site development of the Bacolod Government Center undertaken by Hilmarcs Construction Corporation during the term of former Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
A DRIVER of Murcia town ambulance and his two passengers, including a patient, were injured when their vehicle overturned after hitting three taxi cabs along Rizal-Lacson Streets in Bacolod City Thursday morning.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Bacolod has started its investigation into the P2-milion robbery inside Escalante City Hall’s Treasurer's Office.
The NBI is acting on a resolution passed by the Provincial Board asking the agency to conduct an investigation to determine the real culprit behind the robbery of government funds.
BACOLOD City Councilor Caesar Distrito said Wednesday that the installation of the streetlights at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road (BSAAR) is set to start in September this year.
Distrito said the P40-million worth streetlighting project is important since it will address the prevalence of stone-throwing and hold-up incidents in the area.
THE City Council of Bacolod passed a resolution requesting Mayor Monico Puentevella to convene the Overseas Contract Worker (OFW) Coordinating Council created under City Ordinance No. 553.
The body will be created to address the concerns of the city’s OFWs and their families amid the crisis in Ukraine and the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the aftermath of these events.
THE Ciy Council of Bacolod has passed a resolution honoring the contribution and legacy of the late Severo A. Palanca, former mayor of Victorias City, and extending their condolences and sympathy to his family on his death last July 21 at the age of 82.
Palanca served as a public servant for 21 years leaving behind great accomplishments, contributions and a legacy to the City of Victorias and the Province of Negros Occidental, the resolution said.
NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is asking Congress to immediately dismiss the impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III if it lacks basis and evidence.
“Let’s give the President more time to focus in his last two years," Lacson said.
FIVE persons were injured, two of them are call center agents, in a road accident along Araneta Street in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City Tuesday evening.
Injured were Rolly Arce, 27, of Guinpana-an, Moises Padilla; Alec Chavez, 21, of Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City; Rene Cunanan, 42, of Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City; Jerry Jason, 21, and Jenny Jane, 27, both with surname Escalada, of Roxas Avenue, Barangay 39, Bacolod City.
FIVE persons were arrested in simultaneous buy-bust operations conducted by operatives of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in various areas Tuesday.
Police identified the suspects as Eric Montalban, 30, and his uncle Reggie Montalban, 52, both residents of Purok Kabugwason, Barangay Mansilingan; Jonathan Cuison, 29, of Zone 2, Barangay Handumanan; Felipe Alegayda, 31, and Jerry Ocampo Jr., 36, both residents of Purok 4, Magsungay, Barangay Singcang-Airport.