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Military reactivates battalions in Negros Island


THE military has activated two geographical battalions in the Negros Island Region following intelligence reports of the arrival of around 20 armed men in Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Col. Medel Aguilar, assistant chief of the Unified Command Staff for Civil Military Operations of the Central Command (Centcom) said their tactical unit is tracking […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Alert up


CENTRAL VISAYAS AND NEGROS ISLAND    The police in Central Visayas raised an alert status in the region in the wake of the sighting of a group of armed men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, even as police and military authorities in Central Visayas and Negros Island Region(NIR) urged the public to stay calm […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »



Barely 24 hours after the province of Bohol was cleared of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group (ASG), law enforcement authorities are now shifting their attention to Negros Oriental. This after a group of nearly two dozen armed men and a woman were sighted in Guihulngan City of the province yesterday morning. In an interview with […]

Posted: May 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Global Cebu, Ceres-Negros FC move to AFC knockout stage


GLOBAL Cebu FC and Ceres-Negros FC topped their respective groups after trashing separate opponents in the AFC Cup last Wednesday night. The separate wins allowed the two squads to qualify to the knockout stage for the second straight year. Global Cebu FC manhandled Cambodia’s Boeungket Angkor, 3-1, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Metro Manila. […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

CFA teams continue winning


TEAMS of the Cebu Football Association (CFA) in the ongoing Festival of Footballs (FOF) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental continue to sizzle after the second day of competition last Sunday. Leading the way are CFA’s girls under-15 booters, who defeated Negros Oriental Football Association (NORFA), 4-0, following a perfect run in the first day […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Dagit Arts Fest: a gathering of kindred spirits


BY Raz Salvarita IMAGINE a circle of creative souls telling stories. And then a curious crowd gathering. Dagit Arts Fest has once again brought together the creative community of visual storytellers, craft makers, musicians and young digital designers based in Negros Oriental—from Dumaguete, Sibulan, Bais, Dauin, Bayawan, Guihulngan, Manjuyod and Siaton—and on this second staging, it […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Panay, Negros transport groups join Piston-led nationwide strike


Transport groups in Western Visayas are also expected to hold a strike on Monday to protest the phaseout of public utility vehicles (PUV) that are 15 years old and above. Expected to be affected are the provinces of Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental. The No To Public Utility Jeepney, Public Utility Bus, Asian Utility […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

6 dead in Negros Oriental massacre


DUMAGUETE CITY—– Six people, including an eight-year-old child, were found dead in what appeared to be a massacre by a family member who killed himself afterwards inside their home in a remote area in Tayasan town, Negros Oriental. Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, Negros Oriental police director, said the crime scene at Sitio Mabigo, Barangay (village) […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Police shift focus from ‘Oplan Tokhang’ to ‘Oplan Katok’


With the suspension of police operations in the war on drugs, police in the Visayas and Negros are refocusing their efforts from implementing Oplan Tokhang to implementing Oplan Katok which is the police campaign against loose firearms. This was what the provincial and regional directors of Regions 6 (Western Visayas), Region 7 (Central Visayas), Region […]

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Auring: Cebu, 13 areas under Signal No. 1


Cebu remains under storm signal number 1 as of 11 p.m, Sunday, January 8, due to tropical depression Auring. Jhomer Eclarino, a specialist of the state weather bureau PAGASA, said that Auring is traversing Mindanao and the Bohol sea. “Second landfall might be Monday early morning at the eastern side of Bohol. Third landfall might […]

Posted: January 9th, 2017 in Breaking,News,Uncategorized | Read More »