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Radio broadcaster's house strafed in Negros Occidental

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Former Negros Press Club president Rey Siason was not at home when the incident happened

PROOF OF ATTACK. The recovered empty shells and deformed slugs of . 45 caliber pistol recovered from the residence of Rey Siason. Photo courtesy of Rey SiasonÂ

Loading process in Guihulngan could damage ballot boxes – Robredo camp

Sep 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo question the manner by which the ballot boxes from Guihulngan City were loaded for transport

RISKING DAMAGE. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo sends pictures of how the ballot boxes in Guihulngan City were arranged for transport. Photos from Robredo's legal team

Ballot retrieval begins in Negros Oriental for VP protest

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says they do not oppose the retrieval, but were not given enough time to prepare for it

Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Negros Occidental town vice mayor, husband surrender

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:57 PM

A police checkpoint in December 2017 found grenades, guns and suspected drugs inside the car of the Yulo couple

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Yulo III, were subjects of two arrest warrants issued by La Carlota City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez on August 20 after they were charged for illegal possession of explosives, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Negros Trade Fair: ‘Bayanihan, the Ilonggo way’

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The longest running trade fair owes its success to Negrense unity

COMMUNITY. Negrenses come together again for the 33rd Negros Trade Fair. From left to right: Joey Gaston (Hacienda Crafts), Banj Claparols (Creative Definitions), Mariel San Agustin (Domesticity), Nena Vargas Tantoco, Ina Gaston (Hacienda Crafts), Merry Ann Colmenares (Artisana Island Crafts), Cata Ereñeta-Manaloto (Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizo) and Michael Claparols (Creative Definitions). All photos courtesy of Negros Trade Fair

LOOK: Home United visits injured Patrick Reichelt

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:56 PM

The Ceres-Negros winger is still recovering in the hospital after sustaining a head injury from a collision with Home United keeper Rudy Khairullah

SPORTSMANSHIP. Home United FC head coach Aidil Sharin, general manager Badri Ghent and keeper Rudy Khairullah visit Patrick Reichelt in the hospital in Singapore. Photo from Home United FC Facebook

Ceres loses AFC Cup ASEAN crown to Home United

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The Singaporean club exacts revenge on Ceres in the zonal final rematch

DETHRONED. An undermanned Ceres-Negros FC falls to Home United finishing at 2nd place in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN Zone. File Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

Suspected shabu, P6.8M bribe money seized in Negros Occidental

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The buy-bust operation in San Carlos City is a joint operation of Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Philippine Army

Ceres-Negros FC settles for draw vs Home United

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:34 PM

A frustrated Busmen side needs to bounce back and score away goals in the second leg of the AFC Cup 2018 ASEAN Zonal Final

Can a shorthanded Ceres Negros capture the ASEAN Zonal title?

Jul 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Minus Bienve Marañon – and possibly Stephan Schröck – the PFL champs face a two-legged challenge against Singapore's Home United

Ceres midfielder Manny Ott. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Ceres-Negros FC ices dominant run with 2nd PFL title

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Busmen reign anew to earn the right to represent Philippines in the preliminary rounds of the 2019 AFC Champions League

TITLE DEFENSE. Ceres Negros FC is the PFL champion for the second straight time.  Photo by Mark Cristino

Ceres-Negros aims for 2nd PFL title vs Global Cebu

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The Busmen are one point away from the championship

ON THE BRINK. Ceres-Negros' Bienvenido Marañon moves past Global Cebu's Jinggoy Valmayor. Photo by Ceres media

Negros Occidental updates preps as Mt Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2

Jul 14, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Provincial disaster risk management officials say there is no cause for alarm yet but local communities should always be prepared for a 'worst case scenario'

MOUNT KANLAON. Negros Occidental prepares for worst case scenario€™ as Mount Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental execs urge PNP to solve mayors' killings

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'If the PNP can’t protect the mayors, how can the ordinary people feel secure?' says Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives

LOCAL CHIEFS. Mayors in Negros Occidental strongly condemn the killings of local chief executives in the country. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

No more plastic bags in San Carlos City

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:01 AM

If they can do it, other cities surely can, too

Tobaccos wrapped in paper material are sold by bulks.Photo by Claudia Gancayco

Robredo swears in new Liberal Party members in Negros Occidental

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:16 PM

'It is much better to open the party membership to non-politicians because we are assured that they join the party not to win the election but because we have the same principles,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NEW MEMBERS. Some of the new members of the Liberal Party from Negros Occidental who took their oath before Vice President Leni Robredo on June 14, 2018. Contributed photo

Former Ceres-Negros football trialist, ex-girlfriend found dead

May 26, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The bodies of Italian striker Federico Zini and former girlfriend Elisa Amato were found in a car in a suspected murder-suicide in Tuscany, Italy

TRAGEDY. Federico Zini, who committed the murder-suicide a day before his birthday, played for Ceres-Negros FC in 2015. Photo from www.gonews.it

Ceres advances to AFC Cup Zonal Finals on aggregate win over Yangon

May 16, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The Busmen set up another ASEAN finals rematch against Singapore’s Home United

BACK-TO-BACK. Ceres-Negros FC makes its second straight ASEAN Zonal finals appearance. Photo from AFC Cup

Thousands of cops deployed for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Authorities are focusing on areas with a history of election-related violence and those with intense political rivalries

Security forces from Bacolod City are sent off on May 11, 2018, for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo from Bacolod City Police Office

Fish kill hits towns in Bulacan, Negros Occidental

May 10, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The fish kill claimed P17 million worth of milkfish in Bulacan, spanning an area of at least 150 hectares

Ceres-Negros FC takes first leg win over Yangon United

May 09, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Myanmar club team keeps its hopes alive as Sylla scores a valuable pair of away goals

NOT OVER YET. Ceres-Negros FC will attempt to score its own away goals in the next leg. Photo by AFC Cup/Lagardere Sports

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

Home United takes match, group stage win at Ceres' expense in Bacolod

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) Both teams were guaranteed spots in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN zonal semi-finals even before the match started

TOP SEED. Ceres-Negros will face Persijia in the ASEAN Zonal semi-finals. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC Facebook page.

FACT CHECK: No ‘dead voters’ for Robredo in Negros Occidental town

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:05 PM

A blog post claiming poll fraud in Salvador Benedicto town has got the wrong vote counts. Then the Comelec and Namfrel officials deny ever making the statements attributed to them.

Ceres looks to close out Group F with win over Home United in Bacolod

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) Regardless of result, the Busmen are in the last 4 of the 2018 AFC Cup's ASEAN zone

DO-OR-DIE. (from left to right) Home United head coach Aidil Sharin, midfielder Anumanthan Kumar, Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock and head coach Risto Vidakovic in the pre-match press conference in Bacolod City. Photo by Ceres Media

Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics

EMOTIONAL

Lightning strike kills 6 in Negros Occidental

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Four of the fatalities are siblings, aged 9 to 12

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Two of the 6 fatalities in the lightning strike in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of Sipalay City Police Station

Marañon hat-trick pushes Ceres to eliminate Boeung Ket

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Ceres-Negros FC repeats dominating victory over Boeung Ket FC

HAT-TRICK. Bienve Marañon's hat-trick triples the lead before Takumi Uesato sealed the win with the 4th and last goal. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter (@AFCCup)

Retired cop, ex-soldier shot dead in Negros Occidental town

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Police say 4 men arrived at a wake in Isabela town and shot 3 guests, all men, at close range

Bacolod grandma graduates high school with flying colors

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model

GRADUATE. Sixty-seven-year-old Rosita Locsin during her graduation. Photo courtesy of Carla Canet

Negros Oriental councilor shot dead

Apr 02, 2018 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) Before this attack, there had been 3 attempts on the life of Guihulngan City Councilor Paulo Edison dela Rita, the police say

CRIME SCENE. Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Councilor Paulo Edison dela Rita is shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Monday, April 2, 2018. Courtesy of Guihulngan City Police

Negros bishops tell Duterte: Don't rush federalism

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:35 PM

The bishops of Negros Island insist 'that the voice of the people and not that of self-serving politicians be reflected in any constitutional change'

IN PRAYER. President Rodrigo Duterte and members of his Cabinet pray before the the start of the joint AFP-PNP Command Conference at the Malacañang Palace on March 13, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Negrenses welcome home PNPA valedictorian

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Inspector Fritz John Vallador, who topped this year's Philippine National Police Academy graduating class, is living proof that poverty is not an obstacle to success

HOMECOMING. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr welcomes Inspector Fritz John Vallador, this year’s Philippine National Police Academy valedictorian, at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City on March 26, 2018. Capitol Photo

Negros Occidental city declares measles outbreak

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Kabankalan City is near the boundary of neighboring province Negros Oriental, where a measles outbreak has also been declared

Marañon's early goal seals the win for Ceres

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Ceres-Negros FC remains on top of Group F with a 3-1-0 record, 10 points and a +12 goal difference

EARLY GOAL. Bienve Marañon's spot kick in the 15th minute gave Ceres the 1-0 lead over Shan United. File Photo from Ceres Negros FC Facebook page

Sereno urges students to fight for 'independent judiciary'

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'Fight for freedom – want it, demand it, claim it,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells students in a forum in Bacolod City

'INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses over a thousand students at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in a forum dubbed as 'The Road to Judicial Reform: Achieving Justice Through the Rule of Law' on March 13, 2018. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Pope names new bishop of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines succeeds Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, who was made bishop of Bacolod in May 2016

NEW BISHOP. Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines, 52, is named bishop of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental. File photo from the Diocese of Bacolod/CBCP News

Sachets of drugs found hidden in Bible

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The suspects cut a hole in the Bible to hide the contraband

HIDDEN. Sachets of suspected shabu are found hidden in a Bible during a buy-bust operation in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Photo courtesy of Joseph Daquel/RMN DYHB

Late goals propel Ceres-Negros to top of Group F

Mar 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Ceres leads with 7 points and a +11 goal difference in Group F of the 2018 AFC Cup

LATE GOALS. Patrick Reichelt and Bienviendio Marañon scores late goals in the 79th and 83rd minutes of the game. File Photo by AFC Cup/Lagardere Sports

Negros Oriental declares measles outbreak

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) A total of 7 areas in the province are reporting cases of measles. The exact number of cases has yet to be announced.

OUTBREAK. Negros Oriental is now the 4th major area in the Philippines where a measles outbreak has been declared by the government.

Stallion, Ceres agree to reschedule opening match

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Both clubs were initially scheduled to play in the PFL opening weekend

Global, Ceres draw in second AFC Cup matches

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Both Filipino clubs look to improve their record as they march into their 3rd matches next week

HUSTLE. Stephan Schrock facilitates Ceres' offense but fell short in the draw with Home United. Photo from Twitter (@AFCCup)

Ceres-Negros aims for Group F lead in Home United rematch

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Despite edging out the rest with a +9 goal difference, a win by Ceres would put them on top of Group G

REMATCH. This will be a 2017 ASEAN Zonal finals rematch for Ceres-Negros FC and Home United. Photo by Ceres Media

In Bacolod, media oppression, Cha-Cha hit on People Power anniv

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event

NEVER AGAIN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina calls on the public to stand with the press during the 32nd commemoration of Edsa People Power revolution in Bacolod City, Saturday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Philippines Football League inks new livestreaming deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The country's pro football league will now have a new streaming partner in Sportradar

Negros Occidental public school teachers demand pay hike

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:04 AM

More than 2,000 teachers in Bacolod City and neighboring areas join the protest rally

TEACHERS' PAY HIKE. Thousands of public teachers in Negros Occidental join the nationwide protest to call on the administration to raise the pay of teachers. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

Ceres-Negros shuts out Boeung Ket in AFC Cup opener

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

There was no consolation at for Boeung Ket as the Cambodian club failed to contain the lethal lineup of Ceres

DOMINATION. Ceres-Negros controlled the game from start to finish.

AFC Cup: Bacolod rekindles its love affair with Ceres Negros

Feb 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

A day before Valentines, the Busmen take on Boeung Ket of Cambodia in Panaad.

LOVE. Ceres fans send love to the club before they depart for their AFC Cup opening game. Photo from Facebook

Modeste sends Ceres-Negros crashing out of the AFC Champions League

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Ceres-Negros will now compete in Group F of the 2018 AFC Cup

RESPECT. Ceres-Negros manages to keep up with the football giants and is still the first Filipino club to enter preliminary round 3 of AFC Champions League. Photo from Facebook