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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

5 governors commit to protect Visayan Sea

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity

CONTINUING EFFORT. Officials of the provinces covered by the Visayan Sea during the 10th Visayan Sea Summit in Oton, Iloilo on Friday, September 28. Photo courtesy of Maria Elena San Jose

Negros Occidental, Pampanga now sister provinces

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:41 PM

'This is just the beginning of a better future,' says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

SISTER PROVINCES. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, along with the board members of the two provinces, during the signing of sisterhood agreement at the provincial capitol of Bacolod City on December 15, 2017. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental creates anti-terrorism task force

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr says Task Force Buglas will ensure coordination down to the barangay level to fend off any terrorist threat in the province

Maute Group spillover to Visayas unlikely – army official

May 25, 2017 - 2:51 PM

They have no bases they have no sympathizers here It’s not good for them to go to unfriendly areas says Major General Jon Aying commander of the 3rd Infantry Division

3IB COMMANDER. Major General Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Capiz, Panay, talks to troops. Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Army Spearhead Troopers

Top Negros Occidental officials lead pro-Duterte rally

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:15 PM

We are one with the President for the development of our province and the country says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Negrenses sign manifesto urging Duterte to keep Negros Island Region

Nov 07, 2016 - 12:35 AM

We are appealing for the retention of NIR to allow us to continue to exist and flourish says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr as he notes the NIR is the country s 5th richest region

‘Mar country’ no more: Roxas allies take oath with Duterte’s party

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Joining Marañon in the oath taking are 20 mayors 19 vice mayors 152 councilors and two board members who mostly belonged to two major political groups in the province: United Negros Alliance Unega and Love Negros

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. leads about 200 officials in Negros Occidental who took their oath as members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday at L' Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Negros Occidental gov, other officials join Duterte party

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Marañon a staunch critic of Rodrigo Duterte during the elections previously campaigns for Mar Roxas

JOINING PDP-LABAN. Photo by Richard Malihan at

Negros Occidental gov: Include drug rehab in PhilHealth coverage

Jul 15, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon says providing free rehabilitation to drug users who have surrendered to authorities will help sustain the anti drug campaign

WAR VS DRUGS. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr (center) with Chief Superintendent Conrado Capa (right), director of Police Regional Office-18, and Senior Superintendent William Señoron, acting director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

Apr 27, 2016 - 11:01 PM

The dry spell affects 7 080 farmers 44 fisherfolk and 7 909 sugar planters in 136 barangays of 21 towns and cities in the province

Negros Occidental gov asks Aquino to create Comelec reg'l office

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr says that without a Comelec office in the Negros Island Region may have legal implication on the composition of the Board of Canvassers

NPA releases Alex Boncayao Brigade member on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2015 - 3:57 PM

The Revolutionary Proletarian Army Alex Boncayao Brigade had been accused of being behind the 2012 murders of two people

Negros Island Region holds first council meet; no chairman elected

Dec 05, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr says nominations for chairman could be done after the May 2016 elections when localities shall have elected a new set of officials

REGIONAL COUNCIL. Members of the council of the newly created region agree to nominate a chairman after the May 2016 elections, when a new set of officials are in place. Among those in the first council meeting in Bacolod City on December 4, 2015, are (from left) Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr, NEDA interim regional director, NEDA deputy director general Margarita Songco, and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Oldest person, 74 centenarians, honored in Negros Occidental

Nov 07, 2015 - 7:26 PM

What s the secret of 118 year old Francisca Susano the oldest person in Negros Occidental?

OLDEST. The oldest person in Necros Occidental is 118-year-old Francisca Susano of Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental gov to field bets vs Roxas’ non-supporters

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:29 PM

Of the 31 mayors excluding that of Bacolod City 12 have Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr s support because they have declared their support for Mar Roxas

Photo by Marchel Espina

Local Vote: Negros Occidental, Leyte, Northern Samar

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Lacson mulls gubernatorial bid in Negros Occidental; Businessman to challenge Apostol as Leyte congressman; Ong brothers aim to exchange posts in Northern Samar

Local Vote: Cagayan, Negros Occidental, Tacloban City, Leyte

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Not campaigning? Declared LP bet distributes PCSO ambulances in Cagayan; Negros Occidental’s closely watched contest: vice governorship; Romualdez wives to seek husbands posts;

 FROM LEFT: Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer Manuel Mamba of Cagayan, 4th District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer of Negros Occidental, and Councilor Cristina Gonzalez of Tacloban City, Leyte

Negros governor hits Binay for 'premature campaigning'

Jul 18, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay refutes allegations and says I m just introducing myself

PREMATURE CAMPAIGNING? An ally of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II is accusing Vice President Jejomar Binay of 'premature campaigning' in Negros Occidental. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Board member, bodyguard shot dead in Negros Occidental

Jun 28, 2015 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED The provincial government is offering a P2 million bounty to anyone who can give information that can lead to the arrest of the unidentified suspect

‪Negros Oriental seeks 'equal vote' in reg'l dev't council

Jun 20, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Officials of Negros Oriental cite the fact that their province only has 6 cities while Negros Occidental has 13

ONE NEGROS. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II leads a meeting of the Technical Working Group on the implementing rules and regulations of EO 183, creating the Negros Island Region, at the DILG office in Manila on June 19, 2015. Photo from Negros Oriental Governor's Roel Degamo's Facebook account

Top Negrense officials split on Siquijor joining Negros Island Region

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias says it s up to the people and the President

Nancy Binay unfazed by Negrenses' support for Roxas

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:13 AM

The eldest child of Vice President Jejomar Binay says her father is focused on winning hearts at the grassroots level – a strategy that is apparent in the top Philippine official s activities

UNFAZED. Senator Nancy Binay fields questions from reporters in Bacolod City on June 12, 2015. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

In Negros, Roxas mom campaigns for son

May 31, 2015 - 2:45 PM

I think we all want our own to be in the Malacañang the mother of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says in their family s bailiwick

ROXAS MOM. Judy Araneta Roxas campaigns for her son, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, in their bailiwick. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Sales at bazaar of Negros products hit P7M

Apr 21, 2015 - 10:43 AM

This year s Panaad sa Negros Festival which highlights the best of Negros Occidental is marked by higher sales and bigger crowds

SWEET DELICACY. Piaya is a popular Negros delicacy. Photo from the Negros Occidental Provincial Government website

Former rebels take up organic farming in Negros Occidental

May 19, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Negros Occidental s first Army Wellness Farm is designed to ensure food security and generate basic income for former rebels threatened witnesses army personnel and displaced civilians in the hinterlands

GREEN SOLUTION. Negros Occidental's first Army Wellness farm is designed to ensure food security, and generate basic income and sustainability for former rebels, threatened witnesses, army personnel, and displaced civilians in the hinterlands. Photo by Ava Patricia Avila

More than 50,000 evacuated in Negros Occidental

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:36 AM

Sixteen towns cities were affected by the super typhoon with Sagay Cadiz Escalante and Toboso the hardest hit Bacolod may be declared under state of calamity

6 drown in Negros Occidental floods

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:28 PM

UPDATED The provincial board is expected to pass a resolution declaring a province wide state of calamity

Kin of La Castellana massacre victims get scholarships

Jun 11, 2013 - 7:59 PM

Seven dependents of those killed by communist guerrillas have been given 4 year college scholarships by the military and the provincial government of Negros Occidental

Cojuangco losing Negros Occidental?

May 15, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Ousted NPC prov l chair is re elected as Negros Occidental governor

Negros Occidental: Incumbent gov beats Danding bet

May 14, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Negros Occidental Gov Alfredo Marañon will be reelected despite his opponent s backing by the tycoon and sugar baron

Can you defy Danding and win in Negros polls?

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Re electionist Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr challenges Danding Cojuangco s machinery counts on intelligent voters in Negros Occidental

PNoy urged to act on Escalante extrajudicial killings

Apr 21, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Residents call on the President to bring to justice those who are responsible

Supporters of Escalante re-electionist Mayor Melecio "Beboy" Yap also hold a prayer rally, about 250 meters away from the place where the march rally participants gathered for a program. Photo by Gilbert Bayoran

Negros police chief sacked

Apr 11, 2013 - 3:32 PM

His relief comes after an attack at the compound of a Negros Occidental mayor

HOT SPOT? Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. requests that the province be placed under the poll body's watch. Photo from

Diversity thrives in Sagay marine sanctuary

Apr 07, 2013 - 6:35 PM

For nature lovers the Sagay Marine Reserve in Negros Occidental has lots to offer

Gov wants Negros Occidental under Comelec control

Apr 03, 2013 - 8:05 PM

He cites the recent murders in Escalante City and 18 cases of extrajudicial killings in past elections Comelec is not keen on the idea

COMELEC CONTROL. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. requests that the province be placed under the poll body's watch. Photo from