EUGENE Y. ADIONG

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BACOLOD CITY: A councilor of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental who survived anambush by alleged New People’s Army (NPA) members last year was shot dead in an early morning attack by unknown assailants on Monday. The police identified the victim as Councilor Paulo Edison dela Rita, an incumbent councilor of the city.…

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BACOLOD CITY: The communist rebels are cultivating vast farm lands in Negros island in their own version of agrarian revolution. A statement by the Negros-based 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army said their source from inside the Komiteng Rehiyon-Negros (KR-N) revealed tha the terrorist group is maintaining the communal…

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BACOLOD CITY: A Regional Trial Court (RTC) here sentenced a taekwondo coach a total of 480 years’ imprisonment for 12 counts of rape on complaints filed by his three minor students. Meted the maximum penalty of reclusion perpetua or an imprisonment of 40 years for each count was Allan Labayen…

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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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