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The province in Western Visayas is also eyeing more rice imports from Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand to address temporary shortage in the months of June and July
The 5 overseas Filipino workers in Cebu test positive through PCR swabs, while 9 in Iloilo test positive through rapid testing. Over 200 OFWs returned to Visayas provinces this week.
John Covid Castillon of La Carlota City is several days older than Covid Marie Tupas of Bacolod City
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the province have suspended classes since the general community quarantine on March 15
The two were among the 35 repatriated Negrense OFWs who arrived in the province by boat in Escalante City on April 14 via Cebu
(UPDATED) He's the driver of a couple in Iloilo province who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease
Sagay City residents were given 144,000 liters of organic milk as part of the P8M fund released by the foundation
'The game plan now is really to go back to normalcy come April 30,' says Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson
The city government buys live chickens from one of the commercial farms in Negros Occidental
The provinces of Bohol, Negros Occidental, and Aklan, as well as the cities of Iloilo and Tacloban extend their quarantines until April 30
(UPDATED) The validity of quarantine passes is also extended until April 30, as well as orders to use face masks when going out of the house
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson declares as a 'hot zone' the village in Enrique B. Magalona town where the patient lives
Negros Occidental's provincial administrator reminds staff of public hospitals that they may 'accept, but not solicit equipment and supplies'
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signs an executive order that will put the province's almost 2.5 million population under strict home quarantine
The group arrives in Bacolod City on a special Cebu Pacific flight
There is a clamor among Negrenses for the closure, as thousands left Metro Manila for the provinces over the weekend to escape the megacity's lockdown
(UPDATED) Upon arriving at Lanao del Sur, Negros Occidental and Olongapo travelers from the National Capital Region will be considered persons under monitoring
A boy confronted by his teacher for sending a lewd message, snaps and mauls her
Irrawaddy dolphins live very close to the shore and are constantly exposed to the coastal activities of communities
Dubbed 'From Negros and Panay with Love,' Councilor Jason Tupas and Pastor Russell Ban also distribute a generator set, hand towels, used clothes, toiletries, water containers
'There is no such thing as clean coal [when] it still emits carbon dioxide and other pollutants,' Rodne Galicha, lead convenor of Living Laudato Si Philippines, says
The father scolds his son whom he found him playing with their revolver. Moments later, the boy shoots his father with the weapon.
The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center or NOLITC breaks ground as the pioneering robotics center run by a local government unit
Ecotourism is encouraged in communities near marine protected areas not only because it generates funds, but also because it supports fishermen who want to supplement their income
Bayan Muna spokesperson Teddy Casiño says the raiding team claimed the 'firearms and grenades' were recovered in plain sight – in tables, cabinets and the kitchen sink
'Hardship taught me to strive for better conditions,' says Joy Hekrdle, one of Oceana's Ocean Heroes in 2017
Congressman Carlos Zarate laments that Colonel Romeo Baleros, the Negros Occidental police provincial chief, 'did not extend basic courtesy ' due fellow government employees
Prosecutors order the release after finding out the suspects were not members of the rebel group New People's Army
For security reasons, the suspects are charged inside the headquarters of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office
(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network and the Communications Workers of America also call for the release of trade union organizer Mary Anne Krueger, who was among those arrested in Bacolod
An angry-looking Jesus. Images of tormented souls in purgatory. An all-seeing eye. A chapel in Negros Occidental gives us a glimpse of Judgment Day.
(UPDATED) Bayan Negros says the firearms recovered from the raids were planted by arresting teams
Irene Montilla defeated Joselito Malabor in the 2019 mayoral election in Isabela, Negros Occidental, by just 48 votes
Moises Padilla town Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo wants 'to make sure that peace and order is already felt by the people themselves'
Cebu province eases restrictions on backyard-raised hogs coming from the Visayas
Cebu provincial authorities say they are only allowing the entry of livestock raised in commercial farms in the Visayas and Mindanao. The Negros Occidental shipment were backyard swines.
The 42-year-old farmer and his 3 companions were seeking refuge from a heavy downpour when the incident happened, say local officials
The province says, because it is the country's top producer of backyard swine, it has enough supply of, pork for their consumption
Negros Occidental forms Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force to keep the province free from the virus
Many reports say that the methods of killings usually involve gunmen barging into homes, riding-in-tandem shooting at close range, and masked men trailing people
In a span of 10 days in July, the island saw 21 people dead at the hands of gunmen. Watch the start of the Senate probe live on Rappler on August 26.
The Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 49 junks the electoral protest filed by former mayor Magdaleno Peña against his niece, Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo
'The deployment of additional troops complicated the already worsening human rights situation in the areas,' says the United Methodist Church
This is the 3rd killing in Negros Occidental in 3 days
Human rights advocates and progressive groups stress the importance of standing in solidarity with victims of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations in Negros Island
President Rodrigo Duterte raises the reward money for the capture of killers of 4 policemen and vows to 'replicate the atrocious acts' allegedly perpetrated by communist rebels
Masked men wearing 'police' shirts killed her husband two days after Christmas last year. ‘It was nothing to them. It was like killing a pig or a stray dog,’ Cedine Isugan says.
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist says the monsoon rain has ruined a total of 1,092 hectares of rice fields so far
Some 433 farmers were affected by rain from the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas), says the Department of Agriculture
The Office of the Provincial Prosecutor says the complainant 'failed to sufficiently establish' that Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo and two other officials were behind the killing of a political campaigner in 2016