EUGENE Y. ADIONG

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BACOLOD CITY: The governors of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental vowed support to the creation of the Negros Island Federal State (NIFS) when the government shifts to Federal form. Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. and Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo were in a meeting at the Negros Oriental Provincial…

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BACOLOD CITY: A father of three has been sentenced to three counts of reclusion perpetua or 120 years in prison for raping his then 15-year-old schoolmate 15 years ago in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 on Friday found Joselito…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has found new fault lines on Negros Island. A Phivolcs mapping in 2017 showed the presence of the East Negros Fault System that includes the San Carlos fault, Calatrava-Toboso fault, Bindoy-Guihulngan fault and Pamplona-Manjuyod fault. Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, head of…

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BACOLOD CITY: A retired general frowned upon President Rodrigo Duterte raising the salaries and other incentives of the military and the police officers saying this may lead to abuse. Retired Philippine Army general Raymundo Jarque said “too much attention” on the armed forces may lead them to become “abusive.” He…

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BACOLOD CITY: Three minors were rescued here in a joint operation by authorities after another minor was discovered selling them on social media. Operatives from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO)–Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) and City Intelligence Unit (CIU), with Police Regional Office 6 Anti- Cyber Crime Office…

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BACOLOD CITY: A man claiming to be an agent of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) was arrested by legitimate operatives at Luisa Medel National High School in Barangay Tangub here. Police identified the suspect as Michael James Vargas, 29, Greenplains Subdivision, Barangay Singcang-Airport. Senior Police Officer 3 Ramiro Gocotano,…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Negros Occidental is confirming reports that four residents, including an eight-month-old baby, in Kabankalan City are afflicted with measles. Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang said that of the four cases in Purok Waling Waling of Barangay Camugao, two were admitted at Lorenzo…

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BACOLOD CITY: A suspect linked to the Espinosa clan in Albuera, Leyte, hid as a sub-contractor in Bacolod City in Negros Occidental before the long arm of the law finally caught up with him. Senior Supt. Roldan Luna, head of the Anti- Kidnapping Group-Visayas, said Victor Espina Jr., 54, chose the…

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BACOLOD CITY: A British man made a public apology here after cursing on a citation ticket issued to him by a traffic enforcer for making a counter-flow. Benjamin James Oates, 39, went to Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) informing Supt. Luisito Acebuche, traffic head, he wanted to apologize publicly. On February 6,…

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BACOLOD CITY: Six suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels including two minors and a Mass Communication student of the University of the Philippines – Cebu were arrested by government troops after nearly an hour of firefight early  Saturday  morning in a hinterland village in Barangay Luyang, Mabinay, Negros Oriental. Reports…

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