Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: A Negros-based labor group has welcomed the latest order of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) even as they said they still need to get a copy of the document and study its implications. Winnie Sancho, convenor of the Save-Sugar Industry Movement (Save-SIM), said the new order of the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Faced with threats from cheaper imported sugar substitutes like the high fructose corn syrup, local sugar producers were challenged by Sen. Cynthia Villar to be more competitive. Speaking during Farmers’ Day in Bago City, Negros Occidental, Villar said local producers “should strive to get ahead” to overcome the…

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BACOLOD CITY: The dreaded dengue hemorrhagic fever claimed two lives in this capital city and two more in the cities of Escalante and San Carlos in Negros Occidental. City Health Office’s Environmental Sanitation Division chief Grace Tan said that a 10-year-old from Barangay Sum-ag and a 5-year-old from Barangay Singcang-Airport…

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BACOLOD CITY: A man who was said to have been depressed by the death of his stepfather a few days earlier, stabbed dead members of his own family before committing suicide on Friday in a hinterland village in Negros Oriental Police Senior Supt. Herman Biñas, provincial police director, said the…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Commission on Human Rights here filed before the Ombudsman criminal complaints for child abuse and torture against a grade 3 teacher of Rizal Elementary School in Bacolod City. Romeo Baldevarona, head of the CHR provincial office said they assisted the child’s aunt in filing the criminal complaints…

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BACOLOD CITY: Thirty percent of private buildings in this capital city of Negros Occidental, aged more than 15 years old, are vulnerable to a magnitude-6 earthquake. However, city executive assistant Jose Maria Vargas, Cluster head on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, assured the public that “Bacolod City is one of…

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BACOLOD CITY: Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has filed a resolution urging for an investigation into the impact to the domestic sugar industry of the increasing importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In Senate Resolution No. 285, filed in February, Zubiri and co-author Sen. Richard Gordon said that the investigation,…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Youth of Bacolod against Death Penalty has urged lawmakers from the Negros Island Region (NIR) to oppose the reimposition of the death penalty and called on people, especially the youth in Negros, to join them in their crusade. In a statement sent to the media, the group…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Court of Appeals (CA) has granted a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) against the suspension of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo after the Ombudsman indicted on 11 counts of graft case or allegedly illegal disbursement of P480 million in calamity funds in 2012. The TRO is the…

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BACOLOD CITY: A suspected “fixer” at the Office of the Building Official at the Bacolod City New Government Center here was arrested carrying voluminous documents related to OBO permit processing. Executive Assistant Celestino Guara named the suspect as Jonathan Navarro who told him that he was just tasked to carry…

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