EUGENE Y. ADIONG

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BACOLOD CITY: A junkshop owner filed a case against officials of Silay City government in Negros Occidental claiming that they won the bidding for the junk vehicles, waste materials and other items from by the city but the contract was awarded to another bidder. Court records show that Franklyn Junkshop…

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BACOLOD CITY: A radio broadcaster of Muews Radio 104.7 FM in Talisay City, Negros Occidental was attacked after his program allegedly by two city hall employees identified with the mayor. Ronnie Azue, a correspondent for Panay News and former president of Negros Press Club (NPC), was assaulted on Friday night…

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BACOLOD CITY: Authorities seized P4 million worth of fake cigarettes during a raid on Thursday morning with at least 18,790 packs from the house of Adam Mangoda in Barangay 35 and in an abandoned house at JR Torres Subdivision in the neighboring Barangay Singcang-Airport. Another suspect, identified as Allan Alikhan…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) in Western Visayas (WV) said the state of child labor in the region is “alarming” that it is conducting surveillance to rescue the victims and provide them assistance. Johnson Cañete, labor regional director, said most of the child laborers in the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Sugar farmers in the Philippines can avail of loans from the Land Bank of the Philippines with about P600 million allocated under Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA) of 2015. Lawyer Emilio Yulo 3rd, a member of the Sugar Regulatory Administration, said the socialized credit program has increased from…

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BACOLOD CITY: The provincial government of Negros Occidental created a multi- sectoral monitoring team to ensure the protection of the environment and prevent illegal quarry operations in the wake of the construction boom in the province. Wilfredo Peñalosa, provincial environment management officer said the team is composed of the Mines and…

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BACOLOD CITY: Data from Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) for a two-month period shows that the illegal drugs problem in Negros Occidental is worse than that in any other province in Western Visayas. Supt. Gilbert Gorero, PRO–6 spokesman, said the number shows that between December 5, 2017 and February 5, 2018…

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BACOLOD CITY: With the May 14 barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections barely three months away, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here said it will look for vo­lunteers because there are not enough tea­chers to man the polling precincts in this city. Mavil Majatucon–Sia, Bacolod elections officer, said…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Western Visayas will hire additional jail guards this year to compensate for the growing number of prisoners in the region. Jail Senior Supt. Joel Superficial, BJMP regional director, said they need an additional 1,000 new jail guards nationwide, of…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. assured Negrenses that there is enough rice supply in the province in the wake of reported absence of NFA rice in some parts of the country saying local farmers reported higher than the average produce. The governor said the local production has…

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