Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) is investigating reports of a fishkill in rivers of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental affecting three barangay (villages). Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, CENRO chief, said they sent a team to validate the reports received by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)…

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BACOLOD CITY: Members of the transport sector here will stage “untat byahe” (the Ilonggo version of tigil pasada) simultaneous with the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday to call for a stop to the implementation of the phaseout of old and outmoded public utility vehicles (PUVs) 15 years and above.…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Ombudsman in the Visayas has ordered the dismissal from service of former mayor and now incumbent Vice Mayor Rommel Yogore of Valladolid, Negros Occidental and eight municipal government employees for grave misconduct. In a decision dated January 3, 2017 by Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I Gian…

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BACOLOD CITY: Police Officer 1 John Chan, a member of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) based in Sagay City was disarmed and restricted while under investigation for allegedly punching a traffic enforcer in Bacolod City on February 11. Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, Supt. Luisito Acebuche, said…

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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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