Rappler's latest stories on Negros Occidental
Behind the strike against coal in Negros Occidental is Youth for Climate Hope, a coalition pushing for climate justice and environmental protection
Danjugan Island is an important wildlife sanctuary in Negros Occidental, where animals like the rare albino bat take refuge, says the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation
President Duterte hopes to convince 1.7 million Negros Occidental voters to send his bets to the Senate in the May 2019 polls
A parish priest in Cadiz City is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl
Otso Diretso senatorial candidate and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who was born and raised in Sipalay City in Negros Occidental, says he supports the return of the Negros Island Region
Negros Occidental is part of Western Visayas, the bailiwick of Mar Roxas and the once-ruling Liberal Party
Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang says health workers are going directly to communities and even schools to administer the measles vaccine to children
Police catch the suspects – a 17-year-old boy and his 20-year-old brother – in a follow-up operation
Silay City Mayor Mark Golez says the senatorial candidate's tarpaulin violates a city ordinance, which regulates and requires permits for advertisements
NUPL's Kathy Panguban claims that the police have been using an estranged father to get his son to testify that NPA rebels are behind the Sagay massacre
(UPDATED) Dr Avelex Amor, director of Canlaon District Hospital, is attacked by 3 unidentified men in Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental
Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Judge Ana Celeste Bernad says there is no single incident that would implicate Melecio Yap Jr and his co-accused, Gregory Tuayon, in the murder of Eric Matugas
Blaming Ramos' slaying on the government is 'baseless' and 'reckless,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(UPDATED) Human rights groups call on the government to 'act with urgency' in addressing the rising violence against human rights defenders
(UPDATED) Human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was in front of a store near the public plaza in Kabankalan City when he was shot at close range by two unidentified men
'If they resist violently, shoot them, and if they die, I do not care,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'This is not the first massacre of farmers in Philippine history. Filipino farmers have long fought for genuine agrarian reforms... They ask for land, not bullets.'
The Philippine Information Agency’s support for the activities of a non-government official, especially one running for senator, goes against its stated functions
The suspects, identified as National Federation of Sugar Workers recruiters Rene Manlangit and Rogelio Arquillo, remain at large
Communists may have fired an 'agitation shot' that catalyzed the shooting of the Negros Occidental farmers, says military chief Lt General Carlito Galvez
Heavy rains force President Duterte to call off his personally condoling with the relatives of the slain farmers in Sagay City
Western Visayas Police tag communists in the killings
CHR's regional office in Bacolod City sends a fact-finding team 'to find out the truth in the incident towards ascertaining accountabilities'
This is the eighth recorded incident of farmers being killed under Duterte's administration
Western Visayas top cop John Bulalacao says the farmers may have been used as bait by the New People's Army to incite hate against the government
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Sagay City in Negros Occidental, following the massacre of 9 sugarcane farmers
British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce says the murder of 9 farm workers in Negros Occidental is 'a tragedy for the victims and their loved ones'
Local police say it is too early to blame the armed communist group, the New People's Army, as perpetrators of the killings
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the government 'will enforce the full wrath' of the law against those who killed 9 farmers in Negros Occidental
(4th UPDATE) Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condemns the killing of 9 farmers at Hacienda Nene in his hometown of Sagay City
(UPDATED) Dozens of armed men allegedly fired at the farmers inside Hacienda Nene on Saturday night, October 20
Ma. Lourdes Arroyo Lesaca seeks the seat that her late brother Ignacio Arroyo Jr occupied in the 5th district until 2012
The Sandiganbayan finds former mayor Eduardo Varela in violation of Republic Act 6656, which protects the security of tenure of civil service personnel
SunStar Bacolod editor-in-chief Marchel Espina says the visit – directed by the PNP national headquarters – is 'bordering on intimidation'
The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity
(UPDATED) ‘The pro-martial law videos...[show] that there are those who still get the dictator as their hero,’ says the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos
Former Negros Press Club president Rey Siason was not at home when the incident happened
A police checkpoint in December 2017 found grenades, guns and suspected drugs inside the car of the Yulo couple
The buy-bust operation in San Carlos City is a joint operation of Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Philippine Army
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'
'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
'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
Authorities are focusing on areas with a history of election-related violence and those with intense political rivalries
The fish kill claimed P17 million worth of milkfish in Bulacan, spanning an area of at least 150 hectares
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
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.
After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics
Police say 4 men arrived at a wake in Isabela town and shot 3 guests, all men, at close range