Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: The tourism industry could fill the gap in the province’s economic growth now that the the sugar industry is facing a downturn, Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Tuesday. “We all know the situation of the sugar industry. Tourism is not an alternative anymore because…

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BACOLOD CITY: Continuous downpour caused flashfloods in this city and several areas of Negros Occidental on Friday submerging 16 barangay (villages), a report from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) said. Radio reports and social media accounts also showed that many commuters were stranded for several hours…

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BACOLOD CITY: Assorted high-powered firearms, including assault rifles and volumes of assorted ammunition were confiscated from the house of a policeman here on Friday. Operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Manila, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Regional Public Safety Battalion 18, swooped down at the house of Senior…

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BACOLOD CITY: Militant groups in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will hold a two-day rally to marked the declaration of martial law in 1972 in three key cities in the province. Bayan-Negros secretary-general Christian Tuayon said his group and other organizations started the protest on Wednesday on the streets of…

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BACOLOD CITY: About 9,000 local officials in Negros Occidental are set to join the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban in a mass oath-taking set for October 5 at the Victorias City Coliseum, according to Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd District). Benitez said he has invited House Speaker and PDP-Laban…

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BACOLOD CITY: La Castellana town Councilor Alberto Nicor 3rd has challenged Moises Padilla chief of police and Chief Insp. Alan Reloj to prove his links to the illegal drug trade. In a news conference on Sunday, Nicor said he heard Reloj make the allegation in an interview over local radio…

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BACOLOD CITY: Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) armed with hand grenades, high powered weapons and grenade launchers attacked and damaged 90 solar panels of the biggest solar farm in Southeast Asia located in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Thursday night. Reports reaching Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante…

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A MUNICIPAL councilor in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, his girlfriend and a bodyguard were killed by alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in an upland barangay (village) of Murcia town on Friday. Police said Councilor Eden Bacordo, his girlfriend Lea Mae Saldua and bodyguard Arnold Larida just had…

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BACOLOD CITY: Four people were killed, three of them hacked to death while two others were seriously wounded, in separate incidents in the towns of La Castella and Binalbagan, Negros Occidental on Sunday. Killed on the spot from multiple hack wounds were Luis Solis, 39; his 11-year-old son Marcelino and…

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BACOLOD CITY: The National Electrification Administration urged the 121 electric cooperatives in the country to explore the micro-grid set up in their respective franchise areas. NEA administrator Edgardo Masongsong said this before more than 800 delegates to the 38th General Membership Assembly of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives (Philreca) here…

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