Rappler's latest stories on Negros
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
The long-running trade fair is once again putting the spotlight on Ilonggo culture
Kung tatamad-tamad ka raw ay baka mahuli at maghirap ka. Paano naman ang ating mga magsasaka?
(UPDATED) Jesus Ranoco Negro Jr, who had served 30 years before his release in 2018, is the first convict to surrender in Cebu since President Duterte issued a 15-day deadline
Discussions will be held between performances, to help raise awareness among the youth
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
Brigadier General Debold Sinas tells a Senate panel that he first made this suggestion to Malacañang when he was asked for proposals to stem the killings in the province
Senator Risa Hontiveros says the death of 5 of the 15 people in vigilante group Kagubak's hit list 'confirms that the hit list is real'
The 4 Catholic bishops in Negros Island have ordered all parishes to toll the church bells at 8 every evening, until the killings stop
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.
In just 10 days in the month of July, 21 people are killed in Negros. Police have yet to determine motives for the killings.
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
A special task force is being formed to monitor the investigation of other killings in Negros Oriental
'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
Months after his Davao-based squad folded, James Younghusband heads back to action to reinforce Ceres' bid for a third straight PFL title
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines says that rights of the citizens to speak and organize should be respected, amid rampant red-tagging of human rights organizations
'I will never declare martial law, except in Mindanao because it is really needed there, because of rebellion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he ruled out a martial law declaration in Negros Island
'Martial law will only be enforced in accordance with the Constitution,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
Top cop General Oscar Albayalde says the police are 'doing everything' to keep President Rodrigo Duterte from using emergency powers to address the spate of killings in Negros Island
Murder charges have been filed in 3 of 11 cases currently being handled by Central Visayas' police office
Duterte lit the match and continues to pour gasoline on the conflict in Negros
The man, who was aboard a motorcycle, followed journalist Marchel Espina for almost 18 kilometers
Vice President Leni Robredo urges authorities to find the suspects behind the killings in Negros Oriental instead
While army intelligence 'said the chances are very low,' according to Lt. Colonel Rufino de Leon, it is still possible for the NPA to create diversionary attacks'
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
Justice Benjamin Caguioa once warned that if the NPA conflict is upheld as basis to declare martial law, the Philippines may be trapped in a perpetual state of miitary rule
The Philippine National Police says all its units in Negros Island 'remain on full alert and vigilant to thwart and prevent occurrence of crimes and killings'
'Anthony or any member of our family is not a communist sympathizer as portrayed by the people who want to harm and kill us,' says the lawyer's sister Andrea Trinidad
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will have guns issued to fire fighters so they can help in maintaining peace and order
Police officials say the suspects arrested were present when 4 police officers were executed by alleged communist rebels in Ayungon town Negros Oriental
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte would 'certainly' make the declaration if recommended by security officials, but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says there is no need for it at this time
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
Just between July 18 to 26, a total of 15 persons, including 4 policemen and a school principal, were killed in separate shooting incidents
The two are arrested at a checkpoint in Ayungon town as part of a weeklong joint operation by the police and military
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.
Amid the rising number of killings on Negros Island, Central Visayas' police director asks investigators to refrain from linking all killings to the communist front
All of the victims were killed inside their homes, say police. The latest killings bring the number of fatalities in the province to 20 since July 18.
In a statement on the NDF website, the communist rebels say the ambush is 'a legitimate act of war'
Malacañang condemns the killing of lawyer Anthony Trinidad
Arthur Bayawa and Ardale Bayawa are shot and killed in their sleep, while Romeo Alipan is killed 45 minutes later in two separate home invasions
Lawyer Anthony Trinidad, who was shot dead while on his way from a court hearing, is reportedly on the hit list of an anti-communist group
(UPDATED) Police say Barangay Mabato Chief Sunny Caldera died a day after he supposedly drank pesticide