EUGENE Y. ADIONG

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BACOLOD CITY: A civilian introducing himself as the newly-appointed director of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office was arrested on Thursday by the San Carlos City Police Office. Noel Celestino of Purok SMI Village, Sinawal, General Santos, on Monday impersonated Senior Supt. Noel Garcia, the newly-installed provincial police director. Celestino…

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Residents of Hacienda Caridad in San Enrique town of Negros Occidental were alarmed after the waters in a portion of the Candaguit River suddenly rose after a loud growling noise was heard by fishermen. Rex Nebril and Ernesto Suanico, both of Purok Malipayon, Barangay Sibucao, said they were fishing in…

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BACOLOD CITY: Operatives of the Optical Media Board (OMB) and local police seized assorted pirated digital video discs (DVDs) amounting to P13.5 million during simultaneous raids on Friday at the public market in Barangay 1 Poblacion of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The operations yielded 97 sacks of fake DVDs and…

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BACOLOD CITY: A human rights worker and a farmer were killed while another was wounded after unidentified armed men, allegedly goons of a landed political clan, shot them in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. The fatalities were identified as Elisa Badayos of Karapatan-Central Visayas and Elioterio Moises, a barangay tanod (village…

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked a quarry site and bombed a heavy equipment on Sunday night in Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. According to Lt. Col. Antonio Tumnog, commanding officer of the 1st Negros Island Geographical Battalion, about 12 communist rebels took the cellular phones of the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Schools should craft their own social media policies to properly guide their respective stakeholders when problems occur, speakers told 700 participants here of Web Impact Redefining Education Policy (wirEd 2). Joseph Noel Estrada, managing partner of Estrada and Aquino Law Firm (EA Law) said there was a way…

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BACOLOD CITY: A policeman was killed while 10 others were wounded in an ambush by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the municipality of Maasin, Iloilo on Friday. The attack came a day after President Rodrigo Duterte officially ended the peace negotiations with the communist group and threatened to arrest…

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BACOLOD CITY: Three children, the oldest four years old, died after they were trapped inside their burning house in Barangay Felisa here on late Thursday afternoon. The fatalities were identified as Arthur Diloy, four, his siblings Ajericho, three, and two-year-old Mary Auxencia. Their charred bodies will be buried on Saturday…

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BACOLOD CITY: Seven drug pushers were sentenced to life imprisonment while seven others were meted a maximum of 17 years in jail for possession of illegal drugs. In separate decisions, Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of Bacolod Regional Trial Court convicted Rey Steve Escaran Esteban, Randolf Padilla San Luis, Rhoda…

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BACOLOD CITY: Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol assured an improved output and stricter policies from the country’s agricultural and fishery sector. Speaking before more than 1,000 participants to the 11th National Shrimp Congress held here recently, Piñol said the country’s aquatic resources are abundant but fishermen could not take advantage of…

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