PDEA-7 agents raid drug den, nab 5 persons

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Drug enforcement agents closed a suspected drug den and arrested five persons during a buy-bust operation on June 28, 2020 in Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City. Richard Torres, 39; Shinette Sarabia, 43; Katrina Tish…

Family in Dumaguete City finds way to bond with quarantined father

Immae Lachica 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A family in Dumaguete City melts hearts online as two children try to bond with their firefighter father while in quarantine. Arabela Vergara, 29, nurse and a mother of two lovely children, Hatch Knight,5,…

PRO-7 officer, girlfriend positive of COVID-19

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A police officer, who is assigned at the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), and his girlfriend, are the new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases recorded in Dumaguete City today, June…

Dumaguete biologist discovers new butterfly subspecies

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 06/20/2020

An endemic butterfly species that can only be found in Mount Talinis, Negros Oriental, has been discovered by a biologist from Dumaguete City. Dr. Jade Aster T. Badon, a biologist and also an instructor at the Silliman…

Dumaguete drug bust yields P102K shabu, nets 5 men

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five persons were arrested and P102,000 worth of suspected shabu were confiscated after drug enforcement agents raided and shutdown a suspected drug den in Dumaguete City on Monday, June 15, 2020. Abdula P.…

NOPPO calling on witnesses to help solve case of murdered broadcaster

Immae Lachica 05/06/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police in Negros Oriental are still working to determine the motive of the killing of Rex Cornelio Pepino, a Dumaguete-based journalist, and radio broadcaster, who was gunned down Tuesday night, May 5, 2020,…

23 repatriated OFWs in Dumaguete test negative for COVID-19

Florence Baesa 05/04/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—The 23 repatriated overseas filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived in Dumaguete City port aboard the St. Michael Archangel of 2GO shipping lines last April 28, 2020 tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read:…

Illustrator shows off ‘Doom-aguete’ series

Immae Lachica 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Have you ever wondered how a certain place here would look like if an apocalypse happened? How the rumbles of what was known as the most visited site then would look like? This young illustrator…

Community isolation center ready for PPIs

Florence Basea 04/14/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — City officials led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 chairperson, inspected Tuesday morning, April 14, 2020, the community isolation center with 40 cubicles, which were ready to accept Persons…

Lithuanian national nabbed in Dumaguete for ignoring enforcers manning a checkpoint 

Florence Baesa 04/06/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–A 61-year-old Lithuanian national was arrested for ignoring authorities manning a checkpoint along Locsin Street here shortly past Monday noon, April 6, 2020. Charges of Disobedience, Resisting Arrest, Direct Assault and Physical Injuries will be…

COVID-19 crises mgmt center, hotlines activated

Florence Baesa 03/19/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines —Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo ordered the activation of the city’s Coronavirus Disease ( COVID-19) Crises Management Center (CMC). Remollo, who is the chairperson of the COVID-19 Incident Command System, said in a…

Dumaguete mayor to look into alleged refusal of private hospital to accept PUI

Florence Baesa 03/18/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo ordered the investigation of a private hospital here for its alleged refusal to accept a patient under investigation (PUI) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During a special session…

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