Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon over the weekend said he supports a plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to postpone the October barangay (village) elections since that exercise will only entail a lot of expenses for local government officials. Earlier, Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said President Duterte plans…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., has ordered the 60-day preventive suspension of Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan effective on March 21 pending investigation on the cases of grave misconduct/malversation of public funds filed against him before the office of the governor. Tabianan will be replaced by lawyer Japhet…

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BACOLOD CITY: Top Negros drug suspect Ricky Serenio has linked more police officers and personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to alleged Negros Occidental drug lord Berya Tolentino. In his supplemental affidavit, Serenio named three members of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) with the ranks of…

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BACOLOD CITY: Nearly 6,000 stakeholders of the country’s sugar industry called for a boycott of all products of beverage giant Coca-Cola and for the ouster of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during a rally in front of the company’s Bacolod plant on Monday. Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is investigating the death of 15 pangolins whose carcasses were found in Barangay 2 here last March 17 in several plastic bags. The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro)-Bago City said a resident brought home one of carcasses to…

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BACOLOD CITY: Sugar industry leaders expressed dismay over the sudden turnaround of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on high fructose corn syrup (HFCs) after he told a national daily that he wants the implementation of Sugar Order (SO) No. 3 deferred “pending consultations with soft-drink makers.” “There’s a problem with SO…

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BACOLOD CITY: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested Revenue Officer 1 Julie Hernaez of the Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office No.77 here in an entrapment for allegedly extorting money from a trading firm in exchange for reduced tax payments. NBI Bacolod agent-in-charge Renoir Baldovino said the entrapment was…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources–Negros Island Region (DENR-NIR) has allocated P247 million for the implementation of its Sustainable Area for Integrated Development (SAID) in two identified areas on the island. Al Orolfo, DENR-NIR regional director, said SAID is part of the expanded project of the DENR’s…

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BACOLOD CITY: The general manager of the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) was arrested on Friday but immediately posted bail for his provisional liberty in the case of grave oral defamation before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) in Bacolod City. Senior Inspector Eugene Tolentino, head of Police Station…

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BACOLOD CITY: The division commander of the 3rd Infantry Spearhead Division of the Philippine Army believes that the recruitment of new members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the Negros Island Region (NIR) is “declining.” “The decline of their recruitment activities is a result of the enlightenment of…

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