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Negros Occidental town buries slain councilor it made topnotcher

May 20, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Moises Padilla town lays to rest Michael Garcia, who, despite being killed in an ambush, is reelected the No. 1 councilor

Residents of Moises Padilla mourn the deaths of the Garcias as they paid their last respects at San Isidro Labrador Parish on Saturday, May 18.Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Losing Negros Occidental town mayor seeks recount of votes

May 17, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor questions the validity of the election results after losing to a neophyte candidate

Slain Negros Occidental official tops councilor race

May 15, 2019 - 6:02 PM

He should be serving his 3rd term as councilor of the small town of Moises Padilla, but Michael Garcia was killed in an ambush on April 25

PROCLAIMED. Moises Padilla election officer Jesus Gaston (left) proclaims the winning slate of Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo (2nd from left) on May 14, 2019. Contributed Photo

Bittersweet win for Negros Occidental town official who survived ambush

May 14, 2019 - 5:24 AM

'This is a clear statement of Moises Padilla,' says Vice Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo after her overwhelming victory over reelectionist Mayor Magdaleno Peña

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo casts her vote at Moises Padilla Elementary School on Monday, May 13./Photo by Marchel Espina

28 arrested for vote buying, illegal campaign in Negros Occidental town

May 13, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Police say reelectionist Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña called them to question some of the arrests

EVIDENCE. Police seize sample ballots enclosed with P1,000 cash from 28 suspects in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, on May 12,2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental police on alert for roadblocks on Election Day

May 13, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Negros Occidental policemen are considering using army trucks to bring voters to precincts

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a command conference with officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police of Negros Occidental at the Department of Education Moises Padilla District Office on May 8, 2019. Joining the President are Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Priest in violence-hit Negros Occidental town urges voters to 'be strong'

May 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

A priest in the town of Moises Padilla, which is under Comelec control due to recent killings, emphasizes the importance of the 2019 midterm polls

Ftr. Jose Rodel Sampollo during a mass on Sunday, May 12, at the Parish of San Isidro Labrador in Moises Padilla town, Negros Occidental. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Guns, goons, killings in small Negros Occidental town

May 11, 2019 - 8:36 PM

In the town of Moises Padilla, intense political rivalry and the presence of communist rebels make for a bloody campaign

MARIJO GARCIA (left), wife of the slain brother of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Yulo (standing), speaks to the media for the first time on May 5, 2019, with her 18-year-old son Joaquin and 12-year-old daughter. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte assures justice for victims of Negros Occidental ambush

May 09, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The president personally tells the Moises Padilla town vice mayor that justice will be served in the killing of her brother and nephew last month

ASSURANCE. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte warns Negros Occidental mayor: ‘Allow everybody to vote freely’

May 09, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental is under the control of the Commission on Elections in the wake of the killings

President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech at a campaign rally in Garcia-Hernandez town in Bohol on Thursday night, May 9. RTVM screenshot

Negros Occidental town placed under Comelec control

May 06, 2019 - 4:53 PM

This comes after the killing of two reelectionist councilors, along with other violent incidents, in the town of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental

UNDER CONTROL. Comelec Commissioners Antonio Kho (3rd from right) and Rowena Guanzon (4th from right) declare Moises Padilla under its control Monday, with Negros Occidental police director Col. Romeo Baleros (left) and Army 303rd Infantry Brigade commander Brig. Gen. Benedict Arevalo (2nd from left)./Contributed Photo

Negros Occidental town mayor denies link to April 25 ambush

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Meanwhile, Moises Padilla Councilor Agustin Grande III offers a P2.5 million reward to anyone who can give details leading to the arrest of those perpetrating killings in the town

SURVIVING. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condoles with Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo following the fatal ambush of her brother and nephew. Photo courtesy of Richard Malihan

Negros Occidental town vice mayor wants police chief out

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo, who is running for mayor, says she doesn't trust the town police will be impartial in investigating the ambush that killed her brother and nephew

Moises Padilla vice mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo is being interviewed at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Bacolod City on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental officials offer P2-M reward for killers of town councilor

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr says he would recommend placing Moises Padilla town under Comelec control

SURVIVOR. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condoles with Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo following the fatal ambush of her brother and nephew. Photo courtesy of Richard Malihan

Negros Occidental town vice mayor says she was target of ambush

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:08 AM

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo believes the ambush that killed her brother and nephew was perpetrated by her political opponent

Negros Occidental town councilor, uncle shot dead

Apr 25, 2019 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) Police say around 20 men staged the attack on reelectionist Moises Padilla town Councilor Michael Garcia and Mark Garcia. Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo, a mayoral candidate who was with the campaign convoy, survives the attack.

AFC Cup 2019: Ceres seals comeback win over Persija Jakarta

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rallies from two goals down to stay on top of Group G

ON TOP. Ceres-Negros FC continues to top Group G of the 2019 AFC Cup. Photo by AFC Cup Twitter

Negros Occidental city councilor shot dead

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:20 PM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Escalante City Councilor Bernardino Patigas was a former secretary-general of the Northern Negros Alliance of Human Rights

SLAIN COUNCILOR, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Reelectionist Escalante City Councilor Bernardino Patigas is killed on April 22, 2019. Photo from the Concerned Artists of the Philippines

7,000 religious sector, youth members form 'human chain' for coal-free Negros

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:01 AM

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'

NO TO COAL. Members of the religious sector and the youth form a "human chain" in front of the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Monday, April 22, to oppose the entry of coal-fired power plant in the province. Photo by Marchel Espina

Choose candidates with environmental agenda – youth leaders

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Youth climate advocates from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao challenge candidates to help stop using coal energy and producing single-use plastic, among others

CALL TO ACTION. Youth leaders from across the Philippines gather in a unity declaration protest to stop environmental destruction. Photo by Claudia Gancayco

Filipino-Canadians demand justice for slain farmers in Negros

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:01 AM

The protest outside the Philippine Consulate in Toronto also calls for end to Canadian military aid to the Philippines

Photo by Marites Sison

Rights groups question warrants issued by Cebu judge vs Negros 14

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:13 AM

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

RIGHTS GROUPS UNITE. Photos by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Church groups demand justice for massacred farmers

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Victims' families in Negros Oriental say the police wore bonnets and mercilessly executed their kin

A group of religious people from different sects gathered at the Barangay Mariana Park in Quezon City to air their protest and grievance on the death of 14 farmers in Negros Oriental on March 30, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

De Lima seeks Senate probe into farmers' killings

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

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

SLAIN BROTHERS. Wake of brothers Edgardo and Ismael Avelino who were killed in their homes in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental on March 30, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Natokhang din sa Negros Oriental ang ating konsyensya

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Kakambal ng giyera kontra-droga at giyera laban sa Kaliwa ang pagkamanhid natin

Cops in bloody Negros Oriental operations took victims' money – relatives

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:16 AM

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.

BULLET HOLES. Leonora Avelino shows the bullet holes in their bed where her husband Ismael was shot to death during the police operation in their home in Canlaon City on March 30, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Christian group condemns bloody police ops in Negros Oriental

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:51 PM

'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

NCCP. Image from the About Us page of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines at https://nccphilippines.org/about-us/

Marañon's lone goal sends Ceres past Persija

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rolls to a perfect record to keep the Group G lead in the 2019 AFC Cup

HERO. Bienvienido Marañon scores his fifth goal in the 2019 AFC Cup that sealed Ceres' third straight victory. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Makabayan seeks probe into bloody Negros Oriental police operations

Apr 03, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The lawmakers say the police operations aim to 'sow terror in their communities and deprive the Makabayan bloc of votes in the upcoming elections'

MAKABAYAN BLOC. Representatives Ariel Casilao, Sarah Elago, Carlos Zarate, Antonio Tinio, France Castro, and Arlene Brosas are 6 of the 7-member Makabayan bloc. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Rights groups call for independent probe into Negros Oriental killings

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The killings are 'the handiwork of vicious butchers and men in uniform intoxicated by power,' says Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay

Anakpawis partylist stormed in front of Camp Crame in Quezon City to demand justice for the Negros 14 or victims of mass killing in Negros Oriental brought about by the joint police and millitary operations carrying out Oplan Sauron last March 30. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Negros Oriental police chief, 3 others sacked after killing of 14

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) The police chiefs of Canlaon City, and the municipalities of Manjuyod and Santa Catalina have also been relieved as a probe begins

14 killed in police operations in Negros Oriental

Mar 30, 2019 - 8:32 PM

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

Why I skipped class

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM

If all of us take a step towards the right direction, we can move the Philippines forward

WATER PUMP. Then 15-year-old Stacy de Jesus facilitated the installation of a water pump in a purok in Bago City, Negros Occidental.

4 dead, 8 hurt after bus falls into ravine in Negros Occidental

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Police say the Ceres Bus Liner driver lost control of the bus when he was maneuvering the curved portion of the road in Barangay Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto town

BUS CRASH. Rescuers at the site where a bus fell off a ravine in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, on March 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of Frances Doren Balboa of Bombo Radyo Bacolod

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill Negros Oriental board member

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:06 PM

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

KILLED. Negros Oriental Board Member Miguel Dungog is shot dead in Dumaguete City on March 25, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of BM Migs Dungog, CPA

The youth behind coal-free Negros Occidental

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Behind the strike against coal in Negros Occidental is Youth for Climate Hope, a coalition pushing for climate justice and environmental protection

YOUTH. San Carlos Diocese Bishop Gerardo Alminaza poses with protesters in Youth Strike for Negros on March 6 at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol while holding the Executive Order declaring the province as coal-free. Photo by Rexor Amancio/ The Climate Reality Philippines

Rare albino bat spotted in Negros Occidental

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:07 AM

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

RARE FIND. A rare albino bat was spotted in Danjugan Island in Cauayan town, Negros Occidental recently. Photo courtesy of Danjugan Island

Hat-trick hero Marañon powers Ceres over Becamex

Mar 12, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The Busmen remain at first place in Group G of the AFC Cup 2019

FIREPOWER. Bienvienido Marañon does damage to the Vietnamese side with a stellar hat-trick. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Duterte campaigns for admin bets in Negros Occidental

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:58 PM

President Duterte hopes to convince 1.7 million Negros Occidental voters to send his bets to the Senate in the May 2019 polls

DUTERTE-APPROVED. President Rodrigo Duterte poses with his Senate bets in front of thousands of Negrenses on Friday, March 8. RTVM screenshot

Governor declares Negros Occidental coal-free

Mar 07, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon Jr signs EO declaring that only clean and renewable sources of energy will be allowed in their province

Some of the students who joined the "Youth Strike for Negros on Wednesday, March 6./Contributed Photo

Driver of rented van on his phone before fatal crash in Negros Oriental

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Two survivors say the driver was on his phone moments before their van swerved to the opposite lane and was slammed by a cargo truck

The road crash in Zamboanguita town, Negros Oriental on Friday, March 1, has claimed the lives of 6 people including 5 students./Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

Briones wants year-round insurance for all school children

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:21 AM

'We did not lose only the lives of children; we lost so much promise, so much ambition, and so much hope,' says the DepEd secretary during the wake of 5 students who died in an accident in Negros Oriental

HELP CHILDREN. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones visits the wake of 5 students who died in a vehicular accident Saturday, March 1 in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental. Photo by DepEd

7 killed in Negros Oriental road crash

Mar 01, 2019 - 3:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Six of those killed are students who were on their way home when their public utility van collided with a truck

ROAD ACCIDENT. The road crash in Zamboanguita, Negros Orienta,l on March 1, 2019, killed 6 people, including 5 students. Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

Police file rape charges vs Negros Occidental priest

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:54 AM

A parish priest in Cadiz City is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl

Ceres slips past Shan United's threat for opening game win

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The Busmen sit on top of Group G early in the 2019 AFC Cup

FIRST WIN. OJ Porteria scores a brace to put Ceres on top of Group G. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Otso Diretso bets want to restore Negros Island Region

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:49 PM

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

NATIVE SON. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Gary Alejano campaigns in his home province of of Negros Occidental. He says he was born and raised in Sipalay City. Photo by Mara Cepda/Rappler

Otso Diretso volunteers channel ‘people power’ to court Ilonggo vote

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Negros Occidental is part of Western Visayas, the bailiwick of Mar Roxas and the once-ruling Liberal Party

Otso Diretso volunteers to channel ‘people power’ to court Ilonggo vote. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Health workers on massive measles immunization drive in Negros Occidental

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang says health workers are going directly to communities and even schools to administer the measles vaccine to children

HOUSE-TO-HOUSE IMMUNIZATON. Health workers around the Philippines have gone out of health centers to administer free measles vaccines to children in their communities, after a spike in cases was observed in parts of the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Yangon ends Ceres' 2019 AFC Champions League bid

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Ceres-Negros FC absorbs an early exit in their bid for a historic AFC Champions League berth

Photo from Ceres-Negros FC website

Excitement fuels Alvaro Silva's Ceres debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Filipino-Spanish centerback Alvaro Silva is expected to reinforce the Ceres-Negros FC backline

DEBUT. Alvaro Silva returns to Bacolod as he debuts for Ceres-Negros FC in the preliminary rounds of the AFC Champions League. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation