Palarong Pambansa 2024: Cebu City makes final bid presentation in DepEd Central Office

Glendale G. Rosal 07/15/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- A delegation from Cebu City went to the Department of Education (DepEd) central office in Manila in full force on Friday, July 14, for the fourth and final phase of the bidding process for…

Dog from Negros Occidental receives award

Immae Lachica 07/12/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A dog received an award from the Codcod Elementary School Extension in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Janjan, an aspin from Nagalao, Negros Occidental was given a medal during graduation rites last Tuesday, July…

Student with disability showcases talent in drawing

Immae Lachica 05/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Art knows no limits. This is what this Grade 10 PWD student from Negros Occidental is proving to everyone with her skill in drawing even without no hands. Kim Guanzon, a student journalist from…

Bacolod resident pleads not guilty of killing neighbor’s Siberian husky dog

Carla Gomez 05/20/2023

BACOLOD CITY — A resident of this city pleaded not guilty to accusations of killing “Skittles,” a Siberian Husky, in February. Dominador Bangero Jr. was arraigned before Judge Jose Paolo Ariola of the Municipal Trial Court in…

Negros town’s acting treasurer sacked over P6-M ‘mystery heist’

Carla Gomez 05/15/2023

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental —The former acting municipal treasurer of Isabela town in Negros Occidental was dismissed from service over the loss of about P6.4 million in government funds that were allegedly stolen inside her house here…

Bedridden mom, 3-year-old daughter, die in Bacolod fire

Carla Gomez 04/18/2023

BACOLOD CITY — A mother and her daughter died in a fire that destroyed seven houses at Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Taculing here at 8:47 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023. Mengel Itchon, 39, a stroke patient, reportedly…

Cop, 2 others stabbed dead during restaurant rumble in Negros Occidental

Carla Gomez 04/01/2023

BACOLOD CITY — A policeman trying to pacify a fight and two civilians were stabbed dead outside a restobar in Barangay Salvacion, Murcia town, Negros Occidental, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. Killed were Corporal Gabby Tamayo…

Priest arrested in Negros Occidental for allegedly raping choir girl

Carla Gomez 03/30/2023

BACOLOD CITY—A Catholic priest is facing charges for allegedly raping a 17-year-old choir girl in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, in 2022. Fr. Conrado Ursua Mantac, 62, did not resist when arrested by the police at Camelot Subdivision…

Negros Occidental town police chief in stable condition after being stabbed

Carla Gomez 03/21/2023

BACOLOD CITY — The police chief of Ilog town, Negros Occidental is now in stable condition after he was stabbed by alleged illegal gambling suspects at Kilometer 110, Barangay Dancalan at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.…

Lapu-Lapu mayor mulls excluding Negros Occ. in ban of live hogs, pork products from Negros Island

Futch Anthony Inso 03/14/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will consider not to include Negros Occidental province in the ban on live hogs and pork products in Negros Island. Earlier, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan issued an executive order…

Negros Occidental gov hopeful for approval of NIR in December

Carla Gomez 03/04/2023

BACOLOD CITY — Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has expressed hopes that the passage of a law creating the Negros Island Region (NIR) by December would be a nice Christmas gift. Lacson was upbeat on Thursday,…

Thirsty Football Cup: 2,600 footballers to compete in Feb. tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 01/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than 2,600 players will strut their wares in the upcoming 17th Thirsty Football Cup from Feb. 10 to 12, 2023, at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) pitch.  After the Jan. 25,…

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