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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

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

Cop killed, 10 others wounded in suspected NPA ambush in Iloilo

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Police Officer 1 Jofer Odon of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-VI and his companions are on board a patrol car and private vehicle when attacked

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

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

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

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

Half-day Gigantes Islands getaway

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Want to go to a beautiful beach but only have a short leave from work? There’s no problem with that – Gigantes Islands is a worthy weekend getaway

Western Visayas drug war: 20,498 surrender, 30 drug pushers killed

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Of the 30 deaths linked to drugs in the region Antique had the most number of persons killed from legitimate police drug operations

WAR ON DRUGS. The government has launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NCR captures basketball secondary finals gold

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Heading into the 4th quarter shouldering a massive 28 point lead Western Visayas – even with its home court advantage – never found its way out of its slump

FLY HIGH. NCR defeats WVRAA (Region VI) 75-48 in the Secondary Boys Basketball championship at the EBJ Gymnasium on April 29, 2017. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

NCR will face Western Visayas in Palaro secondary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:25 PM

NCR will get a chance to defend their title on Saturday

DEFENDING TITLE. NCR outsmarts Calabarzon, 4-2, to advance to the finals against host region Western Visayas. Photo by Mars G. Alison

Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Central Visayas beat ARMM 3 1 while Western Visayas tramples Davao Region 2 0 at the elementary football semifinals at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

GLIDE. Charlie Carisma of Western Visayas, mid-game and mid-air, is on his way to the Palarong Pambansa finals. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Western Visayas solidifies hold on 2nd place, NCR remains on top

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Western Visayas now has a medal tally of 30 gold medals 16 silvers and 26 bronze medals just 5 less gilts from their overall medal tally in Palarong Pambansa 2015 held in Albay

RUNNER RUNNER. Athletes compete in the 1500-M finals at the EBJ Sports Complex in Antique on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Central Luzon clinches first win in sepak takraw elementary boys

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Central Luzon clinches their first win on their first game during the knock out elimination round against Negros Island Region

FIRST WIN. Central Luzon's John Gabriel Saddi hustles up the ball to set it for his teammate. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

Secondary basketball boys recap: Calabarzon, NCR, Regions VII, VI head to semis

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The 4 regions end the Palarong Pambansa 2017 journey of Soccsksargen Cordillera Administrative Region Davao and Caraga

SHOT ATTEMPT. Wilmar Oftana of Region XIII (29) rises for a floater against the Calabarzon defense. Photo by Clarisse Cabinta/ Rappler

Western Visayas escapes pesky Central Luzon, Calama-an injured

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Western Visayas pulls away in the final two minutes to win the game but star player Ryan Calama an gets injured

JAM. Western Visayas star Ryan Calama-an dunks the ball but lands badly and injures his ankle. Photo by Joey Dian Claret/Rappler

Central, Western Visayas survive secondary boys tennis knock-outs

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Gener Francis Lambayan of Region VII survives NIR s KC Baran while Alfrancis Andrade of Region VI wins a nail biter against Mimaropa s MP Ong

BEATING THE HEAT. Genaro Lambayan, victorious in his first match against Region 7, strides under the Antique heat. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Calabarzon dodges gutsy W. Visayas to secure second win in Palaro 2017

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Calabarzon led by Joshua Retamar capitalizes on errors by Western Visayas to carve out a 25 15 12 25 25 18 triumph

IN FLIGHT. Amiel Obay aims for a perfect spike in their game over Western Visayas in Sibalom Gym at Sibalom, Antique on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Jaspher Miko Aspiras/ Rappler

Western Visayas javelin thrower sets new record

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Using a 700 gram javelin 17 year old James Lozañes achieves the new record of 59 46 meters in his third attempt to spear out the 57 81 record posted by Bryan Jay Pacheco of Central Luzon during the Palarong Pambansa 2013

Off to Bicol or Samar? Take precaution, check possible cancelled trips

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Government agencies urge the public to prepare for Tropical Storm Nina

17,700 Western Visayas drug pushers, users have surrendered

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The tally shows Iloilo to have more than 6 000 surrenderers

POLICE OEPRATIONS. Photo by Altavas Aklan PNP

62 W. Visayas police chiefs sacked for poor anti-drug performance

Sep 15, 2016 - 11:31 PM

The movement of the personnel was not a punishment since there’s no quota says Senior Superintendent Alfredo Valdez

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

Binay in Western Visayas: ‘I have many silent supporters here’

May 03, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay campaigns in the turf of his rival Mar Roxas less than a week before the May 9 elections

STILL OPTIMISTIC. Vice President Jejomar Binay remains positive about his chances of securing a victory in Western Visayas. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NCR wins 12th straight overall Palarong Pambansa crown

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Perennial champion NCR runs away with the 2016 Palarong Pambansa title with 104 golds 57 silvers and 48 bronzes

Santiago at hometown sortie: I'm the only legit Ilonggo among bets

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The presidential candidate returns to her hometown with her running mate Senator Bongbong Marcos in only their third sortie as a tandem since the campaign period started

Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago returned to the campaign trail on April 13 with a homecoming rally at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Iloilo City with her running mate Bongbong Marcos

Western Visayas archer has national team aspirations

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Though 15 year old Johanna Leany Aldip doesn t have archery equipment of her own yet she won t stop aiming for a Palaro gold

THE ULTIMATE BULLSEYE. Johanna Leany Aldip (R) of Antique National School in Western Visayas, is trained by her brother Jule Anthony. She is aiming for the ultimate bullseye – a Palaro gold. Photo by Cynthia Babagay-Llacer/Rappler

Yolanda rehab workers, survivors weigh in on presidential bets

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Rehabilitation is still ongoing 3 years after the super typhoon devastated Eastern Visayas

Jeepney fare rollback implemented in Western Visayas

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:57 PM

The rollback of taxi fares is still under deliberation says LTFRB VI Director Romulo Bernardes

ROLLBACK. Jeepney fare in Bacolod City and other parts of Western Visayas is now P6.50 for regular passengers and P5 for students, elderly, and persons with disabilities. Photo by Glazyl Masculino/Rappler

Gigantes, a call for small islands resiliency

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:15 AM

About 80 of Gigantes’ population of 13 114 live below the poverty line with 70 dependent on fishing as a source of livelihood

DESTROYED. One of the houses on the island left uninhabitable by Typhoon Yolanda.

Join the 1st Visayan Youth Leadership Summit

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Announcement: The theme aims to reflect the character of the ideal Visayan Youth which is to be resilient in times of crisis

Who is running in Western Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Western Visayas

NUP members 'free' to choose presidential bets in 2016 – solon

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Negros Occidental Representative Jeffrey Ferrer National Unity Party s chair for Western Visayas says most members support Mar Roxas who is from the region

DBM releases P9.41B for building 6,000 new classrooms

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The highest allocation will go to Calabarzon P2 17 billion followed by the National Capital Region P1 29 billion and Western Visayas P1 2 billion

MORE CLASSROOMS. Teachers from the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School console their students throwing a fit during the opening of classes in Quezon City on Monday. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#StayNegatHIVe: HIV/AIDS still on the rise in Western Visayas

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Among the 682 total newly reported cases in the Philippines 31 cases have been attributed to Western Visayas which accounts 5 of the total population

Western Visayas gets P187M for El Niño mitigation

Sep 03, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The regional office of the Department of Agriculture says Iloilo will get the chunk of the budget because it has the biggest agricultural area

Aquino creates Negros Island Region

Jun 05, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Executive Order 183 signed May 29 effectively carves Negros Occidental from Western Visayas and Negros Oriental from Central Visayas

AS PROMISED. President Benigno Aquino III signs on May 29, 2015, the executive order creating the Negros Island Region, almost exactly a month after he promised Negrenses during this Bacolod City visit that he would do so. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

GMA job cuts to include headquarters?

May 15, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The network chief says GMA 7 ‘will save millions of pesos in its streamlining policy

GMA will continue its manpower reduction program to cover its headquarters in Manila after laying off several workers in its regional offices. File photo by Rappler

What will it take to eventually beat NCR at Palaro?

May 11, 2015 - 6:45 AM

NCR has been Palaro’s champions in the last decade They have yet to relinquish their hold of overall champion of the games since 2005

HIGHLIGHTS: Palarong Pambansa 2015 closing ceremony

May 09, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Livestream of the closing ceremony of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa

GRAND CEREMONY. The 2015 Palarong Pambansa is expected to have a grand closing ceremony. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Western Visayas escapes NCR in finals shootout thriller

May 09, 2015 - 1:52 PM

The close final football match vs NCR and Western Visayas went down to a shootout with Region 6 emerging victorious

VICTORY AND DEFEAT. A Western Visayas player walks off the pitch overjoyed while the NCR player drops to his knees after losing. Photo by Elaine Magistrado/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Badminton finals (Palaro 2015)

May 09, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The Badminton finals of Palarong Pambansa 2015 in photos

Team Soccsksargen soars to deliver a powerful smash towards the opposing team. Photo by Elaine Majistrado/Rappler

Iloilo tops in HIV cases, Bacolod 2nd in W. Visayas

May 08, 2015 - 2:23 PM

DOH 6 says that the most vulnerable are the youth from 15 to 24 years old and young professionals from 25 to 35 years old

Western Visayas nips Central Luzon in come-from-behind win

May 08, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Teamwork pushes Western Visayas to win over Central Luzon in goalball

TEAMWORK. Western Visayas’ Edgardo Amisola blocks the ball to maintain the deadlock. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

Western Visayas defends elem Discus Throw gold

May 07, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Discus thrower Peter Petipet Jr beats his personal best but fails to break the Palaro record set by National Capital Region in 2005

WINNER. Peter Petipet Jr beats his personal best as Western Visayas rules the boys elementary Discus Throw event. Photo by Junmar dela Cruz/DepEd/Rappler

Bago city native bags gold in high jump event

May 07, 2015 - 12:03 PM

Western Visayas Shenny Enero dedicates the win to her family and her coach

SOAR. Shenny Enero clears the 1.43 meter bar to bag gold for Western Visayas. Photo by Saimehen Iluis/Rappler

CAR dominates in men's HS wrestling

May 07, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Cordillera Administrative Region wrestling trainer Eliong Gamboc says his athletes victory is not an overnight miracle

WINNING MOVE. CAR’s Ruzzel Tuguinay (on top) pins down his opponent. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

GMA-7 'not in the red,' layoffs a 'callous move' – NUJP

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:08 PM

UPDATED GMA 7 finds unfortunate NUJP s disregard of the network s substantial losses from its regional operations and from its local programs

GMA-7 lays off workers in regional stations

Apr 26, 2015 - 2:46 PM

UPDATED GMA 7 says the layoffs are part of strategic streamlining of programs and manpower in its provincial stations to ensure business competitiveness