Rappler's latest stories on Negros Oriental
Classes in all levels in public schools are suspended from February 5 to 7. Private schools may suspend classes at their own discretion.
Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo's order comes after the health department revealed that the Philippines' first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus has a travel history to Dumaguete City
Police Executive Master Sergeant Roldan Esmajer was on his way to the San Jose Municipal Police Station when he was attacked by the suspects
Felix and Avelina Garganian are killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Bayawan City
(UPDATED) 74-year-old lawyer Ray Moncada is in critical condition
The order is prompted by the killing of a barangay captain and a teenager in Bayawan City by unidentified assailants who used an unregistered gun
What drives Ybarra Laruga to protect Tañon Strait, apart from the need to support his family, is his memory of a time of abundance
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
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.
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
Murder charges have been filed in 3 of 11 cases currently being handled by Central Visayas' police office
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
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
Police officials say the suspects arrested were present when 4 police officers were executed by alleged communist rebels in Ayungon town Negros Oriental
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
The police are currently looking for one person of interest and 11 other suspects allegedly involved in the ambush
(UPDATED) Central Visayas police chief Brigadier General Debold Sinas says the victims, who were intelligence officers, were set up by a contact with links to the New People's Army
(UPDATED) The cops in Ayungon town are on board two motorcycles when they are waylaid and fired upon by an undetermined number of suspects
Police have yet to establish the motive in the killing of 43-year-old Romano Baldoza, a former Negros Oriental coordinator of the human rights group Karapatan
San Carlos Diocese pastoral director Fr. Edwin Laude says the protest against the building of a coal-fired power plant was the 'cause of everybody'
The protest outside the Philippine Consulate in Toronto also calls for end to Canadian military aid to the Philippines
After a fact-finding mission, rights groups question why the search warrant was issued by a court in another province when there are regional trial courts in Negros Oriental
Victims' families in Negros Oriental say the police wore bonnets and mercilessly executed their kin
Senator Leila de Lima says the killings of farmers 'prove the inability' of the government to maintain peace and to hold accountable the perpetrators of crimes
Kakambal ng giyera kontra-droga at giyera laban sa Kaliwa ang pagkamanhid natin
The families of the victims claim the cops executed their kin even after they yielded to authorities. They also note other irregularities in the raids.
'Respecting the rights of the people, even if they are suspected of misdeeds, is a hallmark of a truly democratic society,' the National Council of Churches in the Philippines says
The lawmakers say the police operations aim to 'sow terror in their communities and deprive the Makabayan bloc of votes in the upcoming elections'
The killings are 'the handiwork of vicious butchers and men in uniform intoxicated by power,' says Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay
(UPDATED) The police chiefs of Canlaon City, and the municipalities of Manjuyod and Santa Catalina have also been relieved as a probe begins
The operations in Canlaon City and the towns of Manjuyod, Sta Catalina, and Mabinay lead to the arrest of at least 15 people alleged to be NPA supporters
Provincial Board Member Miguel Dungog, president of the Councilors League of Negros Oriental, is shot in the head as he walked to the Silliman University Medical Center from his parked vehicle