Eugene Y. Adiong

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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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BACOLOD CITY: Some 69 couples who are tying the knot today, Valentine’s Day, in a mass wedding at EB Magalona town in Negros Occidental, had a unique pre-nup activity last Friday. They joined the mayor and other local officials in planting mangroves along the coastal shores in Barangay Tuburan. Mayor…

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BACOLOD CITY: Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial assured there will be no whitewash in an ongoing investigation on the death of a 21-year mother and her unborn twins at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Memorial Hospital here last month. “We are following due process especially in collating evidence. There will…

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The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Negros Occidental has approved the release of P50 million in confidential funds for the peace and order efforts as the province braces for intensified battles between government forces and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). The fund includes P14 million for…

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BACOLOD CITY: The lead convenor of a labor-based group here opposing the unabated entry of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has warned against unwarranted interventions of beverage and softdrink companies as the Sugar Board is set to meet on February 17 In a statement, Winnie Sancho of the Save-Sugar Industry…

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Four jail officers, including a warden of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, were removed from their posts after a female inmate complained of sexual abused. Senior Supt Hernan Grande, director of BJMP-Negros Island Region (BJMP-NIR), ordered the sacking of jail warden, Insp.…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is conducting an investigation of the alleged beating incident inside a classroom of a public school here. Romeo Baldevarona, CHR-Negros said Merly Obina of Purok Malipayon, Barangay 35, filed a complaint against the teacher adviser of Grade 3 class at Rizal Elementary…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday served the dismissal order to nine city officials and employees found guilty of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty in connection with a questionable purchase of office furniture. Lawyer Anthony Nuyda, DILG director for Western Visayas…

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A community organizer and alleged officer of the New People’s Army (NPA) linked to the murder of an Army lieutenant in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental seven years ago was arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Tuesday night. Army Capt. Eduardo Precioso, 303rd Infantry Brigade…

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