NIR - updates

Rappler's latest stories on NIR


Jerusalem holy site stays shut in Christian protest

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Church officials say the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will be closed until further notice as they seek to pressure Israeli authorities to reverse their tax measures

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III delivers a statement to the press as he stands next to the Custodian of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton and Armenian Bishop Siwan (L), on February 25, 2018 as they stand outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Abolition of Negros Island Region: Good or bad news?

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The Negros Island Region was probably not a good idea in the first place

No employee displacement with Negros Region abolition – DILG

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The DILG finds a way to keep Negrosanons inside the now divided island

DIVIDED. DILG OIC Catalino Cuy says there are only a few who will be displaced by the divide of the Negros Island Region. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

DILG undersecretary Jesus Hinlo says he respects the administration s priorities even if it excludes the long time dream of his people

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Roxas, Negros officials disappointed over Duterte decision to dissolve NIR

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Former interior secretary Manuel Roxas II a Negrense through his mother had spearheaded efforts to create the region

Negros Island Region, Bautista, Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:51 PM

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Aug 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Duterte dissolves Negros Island Region

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s new executive order returns Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to Western Visayas and Central Visayas respectively

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

NIR stuns defending champion NCR in secondary baseball event

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The win clinches the first seed in the grouping for the Negros Island Region in the Palarong Pambansa 2017

LOCKED IN. NCR’s Amado stays locked in to every action of the NIR pitcher. Photo by Brent Guiao/ Rappler

PH foreign reserves drop to $82.73B in November

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The country s gross international reserves drop to a 9 month low due mainly to the falling price of gold and outflows from foreign exchange operations

PH foreign reserves down to $85.75B in October

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Reserves are down due to debt payments and the lower global price of gold but these can still cover 10 months worth of imports says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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

Zubiri, Aquino oppose abolition of Negros Island Region

Oct 21, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the newly created region is requesting P19 billion which the national government can spend on other priorities

DILG Negros chief found dead in Valenzuela City condo

Oct 18, 2016 - 1:51 PM

DILG regional director Margie Biligan described as a dedicated civil servant was in Metro Manila to attend a seminar

DILG REGION 18 DIRECTOR. Margie Biligan (left), DILG director for the Negros Island Region or Region 18 addresses the turnover of patrol jeeps to regional police. Photo from  rlrddpro18 Twitter page

Fidel Ramos, Negros Island Region, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Duterte to sign EO dissolving Negros Island Region 'soon' – Diokno

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The supposed P19 billion cost of creating the new region is not affordable given the Duterte administration s other priorities says the Budget Secretary

FATE OF NEGROS ISLAND. The decision to sign an EO dissolving the Negros Island Regio was reached during the 7th Cabinet meeting on October 3, 2016, according to Budget Secretary Diokno. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Negrenses weigh in on possible dissolution of Negros Island Region

Oct 10, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Several locals express their dismay online pointing out that the creation of the NIR brings benefits for the area s economy and disaster management among others

Palace eyes dissolution of Negros Island Region

Oct 09, 2016 - 1:38 AM

There is a very big chance it NIR will be abolished because of the budget constraints says Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino

Negros Island Region: 27,000 students enroll in senior high school

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The regional office of the Department of Education has asked public high school principals to trace whether all the Grade 10 completes have enrolled in Grace 11

GRADE 11. The first batch of senior high school students start their classes at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City on June 13, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Negros Island Region sweeps secondary volleyball group, enters quarters

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:02 PM

With a 4 0 win loss card NIR advances to the quarterfinals at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

UNDEFEATED. The Negros Island Region secondary girls volleyball team is undefeated in the elimination round to qualify for the quarterfinals. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

The new Palaro contender: Negros Island Region

Apr 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The newly formed Negros Island Region is out to win medals at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa 2016

HUDDLE. The Negros Island Region elementary football players huddle during practice at Bicol University. Photo by Randall Matthew Lorayes/Rappler

Negros Island Region: We're 100% ready for Palaro 2016

Apr 05, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The new region will send 747 official delegates including 481 student athletes

Negros police chief urges candidates to turn over firearms

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Chief Superintendent Conrad Capa says local bets will not be forced to hand over their guns but are encouraged to show good faith

No 2016 budget for Negros Island Region

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:24 PM

At first we were pushing to include Negros Island Region in the [2016] budget through amendments but we did not make it says Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias

Poe hits critics, Negros Island transition, China blasts | 12PM wRap

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:08 PM

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'Iloilo has Senate President Drilon, Negros has President Roxas'

Jun 08, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Mar Roxas visit to Bacolod City comes after Malacañang issued an order creating the new Negros Island Region

ONE NEGROS. Interior chief Mar Roxas and Negros Occidental officials in Bacolod city, days after the signing of EO 183 which created the Negros Island Region. Phoot by Rappler