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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Habal-habal driver in Negros Occidental yields P6.82M worth of drugs

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The suspect, 29-year-old Christian Unabia, faces charges for sale and possession of illegal drugs

Thousands of families affected by floods, heavy rains in Negros Occidental

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Office says heavy rains caused neck-deep floods in some villages in Victorias City

FLOOD. Heavy rains cause floods in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Friday, January 12. Photo courtesy of Carla N. Canet

Negros Occidental vice mayor, husband released from police detention

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The provincial prosecutor does not find sufficient evidence to file charges of illegal possession of explosives, firearms, and drugs against Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo her husband

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

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Dec 21, 2017 - 8:13 PM

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Grenades, firearms found in Negros Occidental vice mayor's car

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Police find the grenades and firearms by the gearshift of the car of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo

Negros Occidental vice mayor harassed at checkpoint, detained

Dec 20, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo of Moises Padilla town says Chief Inspector Allan Reloj is getting back at her for abuse of authority and planting of evidence charges previously filed by her supporters

Negros Occidental, Pampanga now sister provinces

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:41 PM

'This is just the beginning of a better future,' says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

SISTER PROVINCES. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, along with the board members of the two provinces, during the signing of sisterhood agreement at the provincial capitol of Bacolod City on December 15, 2017. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Most wanted man of Western Visayas nabbed in Marikina

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Antonio Aquino, a native of Negros Occidental, is arrested after evading authorities for 14 years

Mount Kanlaon spews ash

Dec 10, 2017 - 3:18 PM

This comes a day after a low-energy phreatic, or steam-driven, eruption occurred in the volcano

ACTIVE MOUNTAIN. Mount Kanlaon in an undated photograph. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

TESDA provincial director shot in Negros Occidental

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Director Julius Sol Jamero is attacked in Talisay City, and is now in a hospital in Bacolod

Truck falls over, kills family of 4 in Bago City

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The victims are on their way home to La Carlota City when the truck full of sugarcane falls on their vehicle

Negros Occidental town suspends classes as Mount Kanlaon emits sulfur fumes

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Authorities say residents in La Castellana town complained about the odor coming from the active volcano, which remains on Alert Level 2

MOUNT KANLAON. A view of Mount Kanlaon from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, on November 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rollanie Redil

Negros Occidental honors Marawi soldiers

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Some 81 soldiers of the 31st Division Reconnaissance Company of the 3rd Infantry Division based in Capiz are honored at the provincial capitol grounds

HEROES' PARTY. Some soldiers based in Negros Island are honored on November 3, 2017, in rites held at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Angry protesters greet Duterte's Bacolod visit

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:59 AM

The protesters assail Duterte for his failed campaign promises, and are calling on the President to address issues like unemployment and wage increases

ANGER. Some members of the militant groups from Negros Occidental hold a protest hours before President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to arrive in Bacolod City, October 22, 2017. Photo courtesy Glazyl Y. Masculino

After Negros Island Region abolition, Duterte hopes 2 provinces remain united

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'May this dislocation foster solidarity and camaraderie,' President Rodrigo Duterte says at the opening rites of the Buglasan Festival at Dumaguete City

UNITY. President Rodrigo Duterte hopes the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental remain united even after he dissolved the Negros Island Region. Photo by Marcelino Pascua/Malacañang

Is it 2019 yet? Speaker Alvarez tells Bacolod to vote 12-0 in senatorial race

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Speaker administers the oath of more than 2,000 Negrenses who have joined the administration's PDP-Laban

SHOW OF FORCE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the oath-taking rites of the new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan at the University Negros Occidental-Recoletos gymnasium in Bacolod City, Thursday, October 5. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Councilor, 2 others killed in Negros Occidental

Sep 15, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Councilor Eden Bacordo, his partner Leah Mae Sadoa, and bodyguard Arnold Larida die in the attack

Negros Occidental rejoins W. Visayas regional dev't council

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao Regional Development Council chair says consultation meetings were held in the past weeks to fasttrack the province s integration to Western Visayas

Locator map of Negros Occidental

Abolition of Negros Island Region: Good or bad news?

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The Negros Island Region was probably not a good idea in the first place

No employee displacement with Negros Region abolition – DILG

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The DILG finds a way to keep Negrosanons inside the now divided island

DIVIDED. DILG OIC Catalino Cuy says there are only a few who will be displaced by the divide of the Negros Island Region. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Retain Negros Island regional offices, local execs urge Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Under the NIR 14 regional offices are housed in Bacolod City Negros Occidental while 16 others are in Dumaguete City Negros Oriental

Contractuals will be worst hit by dissolution of Negros Island Region

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

While non permanent hires worry regulars may need to relocate to Dumaguete – at least 200 kilometers away from their present office in Bacolod City

DIVIDE. The dissolution of the region may lead to loss of jobs and uprooting for its employees.

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

DILG undersecretary Jesus Hinlo says he respects the administration s priorities even if it excludes the long time dream of his people

Roxas, Negros officials disappointed over Duterte decision to dissolve NIR

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Former interior secretary Manuel Roxas II a Negrense through his mother had spearheaded efforts to create the region

Duterte dissolves Negros Island Region

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s new executive order returns Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to Western Visayas and Central Visayas respectively

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Negros Occidental vice mayor cleared of Maute Group links

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:15 AM

A namesake of Binalbagan Vice Mayor Samuel Gavaran is on the arrest order issued by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Negros Occidental creates anti-terrorism task force

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr says Task Force Buglas will ensure coordination down to the barangay level to fend off any terrorist threat in the province