Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: The New People’s Army (NPA) has admitted to the killing of sugarcane planter Norberto Lumayno, but his relatives doubt the murder was the rebels’ handiwork. In a statement to local media the NPA’s Roselyn Pelle Command-Northern Guerrilla Front confirmed that they assassinated Lumayno, 67, and his driver Danilo…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (Bnefit) will initiate the cyber-security awareness training and certifications for 60 teachers in the Visayas this week. Bnefit Executive Director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said selected teachers will undergo the Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) Train The Trainer (TTT) program in…

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BACOLOD CITY: About P2 million worth of shabu was confiscated from John Jeryl Gemora, 22; John Mark Malde, 21; and a 15-year-old boy during a buy-bust by the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) at Barangayat Villamonte here recently. Recovered from Gemora was 200 grams of shabu while two smaller sachets…

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BACOLOD CITY: “Huwag kayong matakot. Ayaw ko sa pulis na duwag. Dapat ang pulis, ready to fight anytime.” This was the reminder of the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, to 821 trainees of the Regional Training Center of Region 6 and Negros Island…

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BACOLOD CITY: There is no reason yet to be alarmed over the rising mortality rate of dengue in the Negros Island Region (NIR), according to the Department of Health (DoH) in the region. Dr. Emilia Monicimpo, DoH director for NIR, said their records showed that the number of dengue cases…

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BACOLOD CITY: The family of slain sugar planter Norberto Lumayno does not believe that New People’s Army (NPA) rebels killed their relative. Raul Baterna, brother-in-law of Lumayno, over the weekend told Bombo Radyo Bacolod that it was a “diversionary tactic” of those responsible to leave foodstuff, backpacks and an NPA…

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BACOLOD CITY: A sugarcane grower and his driver were ambushed by 15 armed men wearing camouflage clothes on Thursday morning in Calatrava town, Negros Occidental. The victims were identified as Norberto Lumayno, 67, and his driver Danilo Braga, 45, both of Calatrava. Initial investigation showed that the victims were traveling…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas is set to review the wages of kasambahay (domestic workers) in the region in the wake of a proposed salary increase. Winnie Sancho, a labor sector representative to RTWPB, on Thursday said the body has proposed the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Leaders of the local information technology sector expressed confidence that Bacolod City can shift to knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) following in the experience of Cebu City. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (Bnefit) on Wednesday said the city can handle high-value outsourced services involving…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine National Police across the Negros Island Region (NIR) has been placed on full alert status on the heels of the Sunday raid by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Maasin municipal police station in Iloilo. Chief Supt. Edmond Gonzales, Police Regional Office-18 director, issued the…

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