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Dumaguete City radio reporter shot dead

May 06, 2020 - 12:20 AM

Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018

JOURNALIST KILLED. Radio broadcaster Rex Cornelio is killed in Dumaguete City. Photo from Cornelio's Facebook page

Negros Oriental reports first coronavirus-positive case

Mar 11, 2020 - 9:46 PM

(UPDATED) The patient, who is from Dumaguete City, has just returned from a convention in Metro Manila, where he also visited the Greenhills Mall

EMERGENCY BRIEFING. (From left) Negros Oriental Provincial Health Officer Dr Liland Estacion, Provincial Public Information Officer Bimbo Miraflor, and DOH provincial chief Dr Socrates Villamor give details of the first COVID-19 case in the province evening of March 11, 2020. Screengrab from Negros Oriental Facebook page

Riding-in-tandem gunmen attack lawyer in Dumaguete

Jan 03, 2020 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) 74-year-old lawyer Ray Moncada is in critical condition

Cop tagged in Dumaguete broadcaster's slay surrenders

Nov 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Police Corporal Roger Rubio is the suspected gunman in the killing of radio blocktimer Dindo Generoso

SUSPECT. Police officer Roger Rubio, a suspect in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso, is presented to the media. Screengrab from PCOO

Suspect in slay of Dumaguete broadcaster placed on immigration lookout

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Alleged gambling lord Tomasino Aledro is facing murder charges along with two other suspects in connection with the killing of dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio block-timer Dindo Generoso

IMMIGRATION. Murder suspect Tomasino Aledro is placed on immigration watchlist. Photo by Jae Maryanol

2 suspects in killing of Dumaguete radio broadcaster arrested

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. 2 suspects are arrested in connection with the killing of radio announcer Dindo Generoso. Photo from Generoso's Facebook page

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete City

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City

Dumaguete approves ordinance establishing 24/7 library

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:36 PM

The ordinance comes weeks after a post began circulating online of a McDonald’s branch requesting students not to study in their establishment

ALWAYS OPEN. The Dumaguete City Council passes an ordinance opening the library 24/7. Photo from Dumaguete City Public Library's Facebook page

Polidario-Magdato, Guzman-Arbasto pairs emerge as BVR champions

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato cop the women's crown while KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto rule the men's side of the Dumaguete leg of the beach volleyball circuit

CHAMPS AGAIN: Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato of UNO-R clinch their second crowd in 8 months. Photo from BVR

BVR Dumaguete leg: Barbon-Eslapor stay undefeated

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The UST pair goes undefeated in 3 games to virtually clinch a semifinals berth

TOP CONTENDERS. Anthony Arbasto and partner KR Guzman open their championship bid campaign on the right track. Photo from BVR

Beach volley action unwraps in Dumaguete

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:59 AM

The Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour kicks off in Dumaguete City with varsity champions Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor vying for another crown

FAVORITE. Newly crowned UAAP champion Babylove Barbon stands as favorite along with UST partner Genesa Eslapor. Photo from BVR

Dumaguete airport runway closed after PAL plane blows tire

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:55 AM

All 113 adults, 2 infants, and 6 flight crew aboard the Philippine Airlines plane are safe

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Flood-prone Dumaguete braces for storms with a map

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Dumaguete's disaster management office is geotagging the city in case of crippling disasters

Join the freedom run for good governance, climate change

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Pre-registration will start on May 14, 2018 and the sites will be announced soon

Dumaguete radio broadcaster dies one day after attack

May 02, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Journalists and human rights advocates condemn the killing of Edmund Sestoso, who was attacked by unidentified gunmen

Western Visayas’ Quitoy sets stunning record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:09 PM

News of the overwhelming way Ann Katherine Quitoy smashed the Palaro record in the javelin throw attracts lots of scholarship offers

Ann Katherine Quitoy Photo: Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Negros Oriental declares measles outbreak

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) A total of 7 areas in the province are reporting cases of measles. The exact number of cases has yet to be announced.

OUTBREAK. Negros Oriental is now the 4th major area in the Philippines where a measles outbreak has been declared by the government.

Campus journos 'defend press freedom' during NSPC 2018 awarding ceremonies

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:01 PM

'It's not just a contest for us. we will uphold press freedom even though we just came from a small island province,' says a campus journalist from Virac, Catanduanes

#NSPC2018: John Nery encourages campus journos to keep on writing

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM

"Choose, not just your battles, but your battleground," says Nery in the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Schools Press Conference

IN PHOTOS: Colors, excitement fill NSPC 2018 opening

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Here are some pictures taken by campus journalists themselves at the National Schools Press Conference in Dumaguete City

A whale of a tale in Bais

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is home to 30 types of whales and dolphins. Gregg Yan travels to Bais to look for one of the rarest species of all – the pygmy sperm whale.

How to buy products of craftsman born with no hands

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

If you buy one of his miniature tricycles, 'you are also helping others,' says Andy Villaruel, the Dumaguete craftsman born with no hands

WATCH: 100 days to go before NSPC 2018

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:58 PM

The theme of the upcoming schools press conference is 'Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus journalists' role in advancing inclusive education'

Heavy rain triggers floods in Dumaguete

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:52 PM

A bridge collapses as the Banica River in Dumaguete City overflows

The Sandurot Festival 2017 brings the party to quiet Dumaguete

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The City of Gentle People goes wild and happy in Sandurot Festival 2017

FESTIVAL COLORS. Street dancers from various schools & barangays wash the streets of Dumaguete in colors, dances & music. Photo by Potpot Pinili

Cebu Pacific to launch flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan, Malaysia

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Now the previous 14 hour travel by sea is cut down to just a 40 minute airplane ride says Cebgo president and CEO Alexander Lao

NEW ROUTES. Cebu Pacific announces 4 new routes, including its first international route out of Zamboanga City. File photo courtesy Cebu Pacific

Retain Negros Island regional offices, local execs urge Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Under the NIR 14 regional offices are housed in Bacolod City Negros Occidental while 16 others are in Dumaguete City Negros Oriental

VIRAL: Russian tourist kills endangered sea turtle 'Pawi' with speargun

May 18, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The tourist faces charges for violating Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 6

Man born with no hands finds his 'hidden ability' in miniatures

Aug 19, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Andy Villaruel shows us all how having a disability does not limit him from living his life.

FINISHED PRODUCT. It takes four days for Andy Villaruel to finish a miniature tricycle

Negros Oriental drug lord killed

Jul 01, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Police say Lito Belandres belonged to the group of Cebu City drug lord Jeffrey Jaguar Diaz who was killed in a police operation in Metro Manila

WATCH: Bughaw, the blue whale, swims along Dumaguete coast

May 28, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The blue whale also known as the largest mammal in the world is one of the 26 cetacean species found in the Philippines

[Where I've Been] For this traveler, PH's Manjuyod Sandbar is 'Maldives of the Philippines'

May 21, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Canadian traveler Christian LeBlanc shares this featured photo and shares more about this beautiful stretch of sand a boat ride away from Dumaguete


Top 3 challenges for Dumaguete's next leaders

May 08, 2016 - 10:20 PM

On top of problems in poverty crime and pollution the capital of Negros Oriental is still adjusting to the new Negros Island Region set up

THE BOULEVARD. One of Dumaguete City's well-known tourist spots. Photo by Therene Mari Quijano

Fire in Dumaguete kills 2, razes 96 houses

May 08, 2016 - 8:52 PM

A commotion ensues at the relief operations center over donations from politicians

DUMAGUETE FIRE. Residents look for things they can save from their houses. Photo by Nash Denver Baya/ Rappler

Discovering another side to disarming Dumaguete

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Colorful Buglasan festival peaceful Silliman University placid beaches and a look at the city s growing art scene

Estudio Damgo's pyramid floats offshore at Silliman Beach

Join Dumaguete's #TheLeaderIWant forum

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The forum will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on March 10 at the Silliman University gymnasium Register via Eventbrite below

Climate activists take climate change to Dumaguete's streets

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Environmental advocates in Dumaguete demand climate justice which they say is also a matter of human rights

Dumaguete lady relies on trusty typewriter to earn a living

Sep 18, 2015 - 3:30 AM

Here s one old woman who has withstood the test of time

This photo of an old lady accepting typing jobs was sent to MovePH by a Dumaguete student who chose to be anonymous.

Silliman University celebrates 114th Founding Anniversary

Aug 01, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Asia s first American founded institution of higher learning celebrates a milestone

Visayas a test bed for further rice smuggling

Apr 11, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Dellosa says That is what we are looking at right now after we became strict in Mindanao They smugglers are testing if it can be possibly done in Visayas

RICE SMUGGLING. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

9 stunning PH under the sea photos

Apr 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Take a quick tour and meet some of these undersea creatures via photos from freelance dive master and photographer Jun Lao

barracuda tubbataha

Flights to Tagbilaran, 8 areas cancelled due to weather

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Local airlines cancel flights to 9 areas due to bad weather

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image taken at 5:32 am, January 11, 2014. Image from PAGASA

Quake toll now 158; 3.4M people affected

Oct 17, 2013 - 8:31 AM

UPDATED More than 3 4 million people all in Central Visayas have been affected by Tuesday s magnitude 7 2 tremor; aftershocks continue to rattle region

FOUR-LETTER WORD. A 'Help' sign is seen while Filipino children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields drive following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Calape, Bohol, Philippines, 16 October 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

DepEd: Tents, alternative classrooms needed in Visayas

Oct 16, 2013 - 8:25 PM

DepEd is looking for alternative learning sites It s also in need of tents to serve as temporary classrooms

DAMAGED SCHOOLS. Part of the wall of Baclayon Central Elementary School falls down after the earthquake that hit Bohol on October 15. Photo by Edeliza Macalandag

'Red': Two directors and a play

Aug 13, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Red returns to Manila on August 23 and 24

RED IS FOR PASSION. Bart Guingona plays painter Mark Rothko while Joaquin Valdes plays his fictional apprentice. Photos courtesy of Ira Cruz

Dessert tripping in the Visayas

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:46 PM

You ll definitely get to know Visayas through its sweets

BREAKFAST INDULGENCE. A typical breakfast in Dumaguete is budbud paired with mango plus hot chocolate. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

NPC's Sagarbarria wins in Dumaguete City

May 14, 2013 - 3:29 PM

NPC mayoral candidate and re electionist Sagarbarria is proclaimed mayor of Dumaguete

Votes for sale, anyone?

May 11, 2013 - 3:05 AM

This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling

Discreet vote-buying cases reported in Dumaguete

May 10, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Negros Oriental election supervisor admits cases of vote buying in the province