THE Sports Schools Association of Negros Oriental (SSANO) announced last week that Dumaguete City will host this year’s Philippine Collegiate Championship League (PCCL) Visayas eliminations in basketball on October 3, 4 and 5 at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex.
Six teams from Bacolod, Bohol, Ormoc, Tacloban, Iloilo and Dumaguete City will battle with each other to win the chance of representing the Visayas for the PCCL national champions to be held in Manila.
RUNNING priest and chair of Save the Trees National Coalition, Fr. Robert Reyes, strongly advocates to stop cutting of trees to save Mount Talinis being one of the last remaining forests in Negros Oriental.
In a recent environmental forum held at Saint Paul University-Dumaguete City, Reyes addressed a big crowd of students, faculty and staff of the university, environmental advocates and local media to support his advocacy campaign in protecting the environment.
ENERGY Development Corporation (EDC) Southern Negros Geothermal Project (SNGP) has been certified to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001: 2004 for Environmental Management System by SGS Philippines, under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (Ukas).
A LIBEL suit filed against a hard-hitting commentator was elevated to the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after the City Prosecutor’s Office found probable cause against him.
Charges of libel was filed before the RTC Branch 39, said lawyer Michael Bandal, counsel of Florence Baesa, a newscaster of dyMD FM who sued Joene Cahilog, also known as Rex Santos, a commentator of dyGB FM.
MAYORS from Negros Oriental aired their opposition against the proposed national measure to prohibit individuals from riding tandem on motorcycle.
Senator Vicente Sotto III pushed the measure to solve the criminalities involving motorcycle riding-in-tandem killers.
AT LEAST 500 trees were planted by youth members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Zamboanguita town, Negros Oriental Saturday morning.
The more than 50 officers of the Children Worship Service (CWS) from the local congregation of Dumaguete City drove to Sitio Dumandan in Bangcolotan village to plant 300 mahogany trees and 200 jackfruit and guyabano trees in a land owned by Mansueto Adanza.
BAYAWAN City Councilor Dan Aurella managed to escape an assassination attempt inside the parking area of Silliman Medical Center in Dumaguete City.
Aurella, however, sustained a gunshot wound in his right arm after he accidentally fired his gun.
HARD-HITTING commentator Joene Cahilog, also known as Rex Santos, had asked the Office of the City Prosecutor to dismiss the libel complaint filed against him by anchor commentator Florence Baesa.
Baesa, station manager of dyMD FM, filed a P2-million libel charge against Santos, a blocktimer of dyGB FM.
A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl died after she accidentally fell down while holding a kitchen knife.
Jhosaine Diama of Purok 5, Barangay West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental, was proclaimed dead on arrival at the private-run Holy Child Hospital Sunday morning.
A LAWMAKER from Negros Oriental is still optimistic to get projects funded by the National Government despite the absence of the Priority Development Assistant Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.
Representative Pryde Henry Teves (third district) said lawmakers can still put projects as line items.
THE Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco 2) warned its consumers against bogus employees.
Noreco 2 information officer Sharon Araula urged consumers to be vigilant against swindlers who claimed to be Noreco 2 employees, saying these swindlers introduce themselves as the power firm’s workers by presenting fake identifications cards.
MILITANT group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and its allied groups lambasted the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for making health as his least priority.
Bayan-Negros Oriental chairperson Favian Magallanes expressed apprehensions about the alarming situation of killer diseases like dengue, leptospirosis to include foreign diseases such as Ebola virus, Mers-Cov, among others.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Oriental defended its issuance of permit to Energy Development Corporation (EDC), allowing the latter to cut century-old trees in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
EDC secured permit from the DENR to cut trees to open a road going to the proposed expansion of a geothermal plant, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Charlie Fabre said.
SOME job order (JO) workers of the Provincial Government in Negros Oriental have aired their sentiments over delay in payment of their salaries for two months.
Sources, who requested anonymity for security reasons, said that since the renewal of their contracts last June 30, they did not receive their salaries for the month of July and August. They, though, continue their tasks as prescribed under their contracts, which will expire on December 31, 2014.
PAMPLONA, Negros Oriental -- Residents of Barangay Magsusunog here recently completed their 300-meter farm-to-market road community project that was turned over to the local government unit (LGU) for operation and maintenance.
The road project, worth P1,208,900, is said to benefit more than 284 households in the community alone and two other hinterland barangays that make use of the road to get to the town center.
DUMAGUETE CITY -- Civilian auxiliaries of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are authorized to carry firearms, but only if they are in the company of regular and uniformed police personnel, a police official said.
Senior Superintendent Mariano Natuel, Jr., officer-in-charge of the provincial director of Negros Oriental, has made the clarification in response to queries on whether these auxiliary members of the police force are allowed to carry guns.
BINDOY, Negros Oriental -- A level II gravity-fed water system project was recently turned over to the communities in this town.
The community project was proposed by four barangays including Batangan, Malaga, Nagcasunog and Pangalaycayan, which got prioritized for funding by the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), a poverty reduction program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
PAMPLONA, Negros Oriental -- Community volunteers and local chief executives of Barangay Simborio here participated in a bamboo planting activity along the banks of Inolocan River to mark the start of the construction of a 100-linear-meter cable footbridge.
Bamboos are known to help prevent soil erosion when planted along river banks and riparian zones, hence, planting bamboo trees would help preserve the cable footbridge constructed in the area.
THE legal counsel of the alleged mastermind in the foiled daytime robbery of a pawnshop in Dumaguete City last year was killed in an ambush Tuesday afternoon in Dalaguete, Cebu province.
Lawyer Noel Archival and two of his escorts were killed while one of the companions was seriously injured following an ambush on the Toyota HiLux vehicle they were riding in Barangay Coro, Dalaguete town in Cebu around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
NEGROS Oriental has joined the entire world in rising for justice in celebration of One Billion Rising 2014 through a series of activities.
The event will kick off with the opening of “Jerstory Exhibit” of women artists and a Women’s Justice Fair at 10:30 a.m. of February 14 at Robinson's Place-Dumaguete.
THE local government of Amlan and Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc. are inviting volunteers to participate in the 7th Gawad Kalinga (GK) Bayani Challenge on February 15-19 in Amlan, Negros Oriental.
This year’s event banners the theme “Kalinga sa Amlan Ngayon-Na!” which focuses on spirit of volunteerism and Bayanihan not only to help building homes but also on preserving the environment, health, community, and children development.
THE Negros Oriental State University (Norsu) president Dr. Don Vicente Real announced Monday that he will recommend to the Board of Regents (BOR) the moving of the start of the school year 2014-2015 to August instead of June.
THE Negros Oriental State University-Guihulngan (Norsu-G) campus recently launched an information dissemination campaign about the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPA/P) program, which is now part of Norsu’s curricula.
DAUIN, Negros Oriental - A one-unit two-storey school building has been built in Barangay Mag-aso here through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) program to accommodate students of the Antonio B. Alejado Memorial High School.
The school building, which was built atop a hill, was constructed through the Community-Driven Development (CDD) technology of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), the flagship poverty reduction program of the DSWD.
AT LEAST eight persons were down due to measles infection in Negros Oriental, according to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO).
Records also show that four of them were coming from Dumaguete City, two from Amlan town, one from Dauin, and another one from Basay town.
A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy, who was linked to a drug trade, was killed by at least two men in Sacsac village in Bacong, Negros Oriental Thursday evening.
The victim identified as Ferdie Clark Tinam-isan was shot in his forehead by the two men using a .45 caliber pistol. Tinam-isan was rushed to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital but was declared dead.
THE construction of the long overdue four-storey Central Block building at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) complex in Dumaguete City is expected to start as the Capitol finally inked an agreement for a P350-million loan to fund the project.
Gov. Roel Degamo, representing the Provincial Government, signed a memorandum of agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) on Thursday for the implementation of the project which was conceptualized and started during the time of the late and then Gov. Emilio Macias II.
A 54-YEAR-OLD farmer from the Poblacion village of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental suffered big cuts in his right hand following the explosion of an improvised cannon “boga” on New Year’s eve.
The victim Alfredo Blazo was rushed to Bayawan District Hospital and transferred to Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital for surgical operation.
TOP officials of the Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental conducted a surprise inspection of a firecracker zone in Dumaguete City Tuesday morning.
Police Superintendent Alet Virtucio led the inspection to personally check if all firecracker vendors in the city have followed the provision stated in their permits.
THE local government recognized 29 reservists of the Philippine Army under the 1st Negros Oriental Ready Reserved Battalion during the commemoration of the 117th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.
Governor Roel Degamo pinned the medals to the reservists who joined the rehabilitation of the areas hit by super typhoon Yolanda in Daanbantayan, Cebu.