Eugene Y. Adiong

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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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BACOLOD CITY: A police officer, tagged as a high-value target for illegal drugs, was killed in an ambush on Saturday night where another active police officer and his daughter were wounded. A report from Bacolod Police Station 1 said the victim, Police Officer (PO)1 Federico Nicolas, was declared dead on…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) has ordered 50 packs of pest control from the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 6 after several hectares of rice and mongo (beans) farms in Negros Occidental were attacked by grain black bugs. Lawyer Japhet Masculino, provincial agriculturist said the rice grain bugs…

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BACOLOD CITY: Mayor Emmanuel Aranda of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental has called for the recognition of Indigenous People (IPs) and give full support to their needs, during the hosting of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recently. He said about 1,000 IPs are either on scholarship or getting support…

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BACOLOD CITY: An estimated P2.46 million worth of shabu was confiscated from two former convicts who turned big-time drug pushers at Sitio Mahayahay, Barangay Punao in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit led by Senior Insp. Ryan Villasario and San Carlos City Police Station…

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BACOLOD CITY: Maj. General Jon Aying, Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division commander, during his visit to Guihulngan, Negros Oriental recently, called on communist rebels to surrender and receive cash and livelihood rewards. Under President Rodrigo Duterte’s order, surrendering platoons or front organizations will be given safe conduct and a house…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Energy (DoE) in the Visayas has ordered a temporary halt in the operations of new renewable energy (RE) power plants in Negros and neighboring Panay Island. Rey Maleza, DOE Visayas supervisor said the moratorium—which is “temporary but indefinite”—covers only proposed power plants, not existing RE…

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BACOLOD CITY: The New People’s Army (NPA) admitted on Monday that they were behind the July 21 bloody ambush in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental that killed the chief of police, five policemen and a civilian. In a statement sent to local media here, JB Regalado, spokesman of the communists’ Leonardo…

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