Suspect in stabbing radio anchorman in NegOr surrenders

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The suspect in the stabbing of a radio anchorman in Barangay Himucdongon, Mabinay town in Negros Oriental surrendered on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The suspect, Charles Amada, 48, a farmer, and a resident…

DOLE-7 provides free COVID testing for newly hired employees in Central Visayas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) announced the one-time grant of free COVID-19 testing for qualified newly hired employees who are required to secure a negative RT-PCR test result…

Negros Or. police tighten security after Tanjay shooting

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Negros Oriental have tightened their security measures following the shooting incident involving a Chinese couple on Sunday night, September 11, 2022, in Barangay Tugas, Tanjay City. Police Brigadier General Roque Eduardo…

Apo Island: Diver’s haven

Jhio Jan Navarro 09/04/2022

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Jack Baller, a tourist and diving instructor from Miami, Florida, was in awe of what he saw during a recent dive off Apo Island. “You won’t see any of these in…

DSWD-7 reminds public of no walk-in application for educational assistance

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/01/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has again reminded the public that it will not cater to walk-in applicants for educational assistance in the region. In a…

Cops nab driver who held hostage Negros Oriental town mayor’s family

Karlowe Brier 08/29/2022

DUMAGUETE CITY — Policemen took into custody the driver of Mayor Galic Truita of Dauin town, Negros Oriental after he allegedly held hostage the local chief executive’s wife and three family members on Saturday, August 27. Col.…

San Jose Banatti team rules 2 categories of Mandani Bay Dragon Boat Regatta

Glendale G. Rosal 08/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fisherfolks of the San Jose Banatti Dragon Boat Team flexed their winning form in the inaugural Mandani Bay Dragon Boat Regatta by dominating two categories last Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the…

PRO-7 chief orders probe over killing of RMFB personnel in Negros Oriental

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has ordered the Bayawan City Police Station in Negros Oriental to conduct a hot pursuit operation against the perpetrators who shot…

P25.4M ‘shabu’ seized in Central Visayas in one day

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 3.7 kilos, or 25.4 million worth of ‘shabu,’ was seized in a one-day long Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) from August 13 to 14, 2022. This total drug haul…

‘Very high’ COVID-19 positivity rate in 5 Visayas provinces — OCTA

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “Very high” COVID-19 positivity rates were observed in five provinces in the Visayas  as of July 30, OCTA Research fellow Guido David reported Monday. David said “very high” positivity rates were recorded in Capiz, Aklan,…

Lawmaker wants ‘ghosting’ declared an emotional offense

Daphne Galvez 07/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is seeking to declare “ghosting” or the act of suddenly cutting contact with a person, usually a romantic partner, without explaining an “emotional offense.” In filing House Bill No. 611, Negros Oriental…

Zamboanguita, Dauin to host 2022 Dive7 Festival

Doris C. Bongcac 07/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – International and local scuba divers and enthusiasts are expected to convene in the municipalities of Zamboanguita and Dauin in Negros Oriental for another big dive scheduled from July 28 to 31, 2022. And…

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