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Barangay officials in W. Visayas accused of cash aid anomalies

Jul 10, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Two barangay chairmen and other government employees are accused of approving unqualified beneficiaries

Residents of Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila receives P8,000 cash aid from the government's Emergency Subsidy Program on the eve of the payout deadline, May 6, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ceres-Negros FC to revamp with new investor talks

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:16 PM

New owners are set to take over top Philippine football club Ceres-Negros FC

TOP CLUB. Bienvenido Marañon gives Ceres-Negros FC a strong start to its 2020 AFC Cup campaign against Svay Rieng FC. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

Negros Occidental halts entry of stranded residents from Cebu

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:49 PM

Most of the latest virus infections are persons who came from Cebu province

Phivolcs records 136 earthquakes at Kanlaon Volcano in 24 hours

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:20 AM

State volcanologists remind the public that Kanlaon Volcano has been under Alert Level 1 since March 11, which means it is in a period of unrest

This photo taken on January 13, 2016 shows houses and rice fields near the foot of Kanlaon volcano in La Carlota town, Negros Occidental province, central Philippines. Kanlaon volcano shot a one-kilometre (half a mile) ash column into the air for five minutes on December 26, 2015, affecting thousands of residents nearby and were advised to wear face masks due to ash, a disaster official said. AFP PHOTO / Archie Rey Alipalo (Photo by Archie Rey Alipalo / AFP)

Phivolcs: Kanlaon Volcano under close watch as earthquakes hit

Jun 22, 2020 - 8:20 AM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology records at least 81 earthquakes at Kanlaon Volcano in a 10-hour period

ACTIVE. Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

At least 5 NPA rebels killed in Negros Oriental clash

Jun 18, 2020 - 7:49 PM

A suspect in the killing of 4 police officers in a 2019 ambush is killed in the encounter

CLASH. Police inspect the site of a clash between armed rebels and the Philippine military. Photo from Armed Forces of the Philippines

10 killed in Negros Island shootings in 6 days

Jun 17, 2020 - 3:21 PM

The killings occur from June 12 to 17

Negros Occidental now has COVID-19 testing lab

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson says the lab will be able to test more Negrenses in a timely manner, especially returning overseas Filipino workers and stranded individuals

LAUNCHED. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson leads the inauguration of the COVID-19 testing laboratory at the provincial government-run Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City on Tuesday, June 2. Capitol Photo

Negros Occidental, Bacolod officials ‘surprised’ by mass arrival of OFWs

May 26, 2020 - 1:00 PM

In a single day, 468 overseas Filipino workers arrive in Negros Occidental and Bacolod via two sweeper flights and a sea vessel

THEIR HOME. Some of the OFWs who arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport from Manila Monday night, May 25. Photo courtesy of Capitol PIO

7 shot dead in Negros Oriental in 9 days

May 14, 2020 - 8:13 AM

The first casualty was radio reporter Cornelio Pepino, also known as 'Rex Cornelio,' who was killed on May 5 at the national highway in Barangay Daro, Dumaguete City

Negros Occidental asks NFA to augment its rice supply amid shortage fears

May 05, 2020 - 2:16 PM

The province in Western Visayas is also eyeing more rice imports from Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand to address temporary shortage in the months of June and July

From left: Joselito Jaballa, Dr. Renante Decena, Atty. Japhet Masculino, Atty. Maphilindo Polvora, Atty. Goldwyn Nifras, and Bishop Patricio Buzon at the food security forum at the Bishop's House in Bacolod City on Monday, May 4. Photo courtesy of Dr. Renante Decena

Some OFWs returning to the Visayas test positive for coronavirus

May 01, 2020 - 8:44 PM

The 5 overseas Filipino workers in Cebu test positive through PCR swabs, while 9 in Iloilo test positive through rapid testing. Over 200 OFWs returned to Visayas provinces this week.

REPATRIATED. Repatriated OFWs arrive in Cebu City amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Meet John Covid, another baby named after coronavirus in Negros

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:43 PM

John Covid Castillon of La Carlota City is several days older than Covid Marie Tupas of Bacolod City

John Covid was the second baby to be reported in Negros Occidental to be named after the coronavirus disease 2019. Photo courtesy of Jose Castillon Jr.

Negros Occidental universities, colleges help with coronavirus response

Apr 26, 2020 - 8:38 AM

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the province have suspended classes since the general community quarantine on March 15

DAILY DELIVERY. A volunteer from a partnership of the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas in Talisay City and Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation hands over 3D printed face shields to the medical staff of Bago City Hospital. Photo courtesy of Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas in Talisay City and Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation

2 repatriated OFWs test positive for coronavirus in Negros Occidental

Apr 24, 2020 - 9:52 PM

The two were among the 35 repatriated Negrense OFWs who arrived in the province by boat in Escalante City on April 14 via Cebu

Negros Occidental man says coronavirus symptoms showed 3 weeks after exposure

Apr 21, 2020 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) He's the driver of a couple in Iloilo province who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease

CEREMONIAL DISCHARGE. Doctors and nurses at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City triumph over the discharge of the first ever and only Covid-19 patient in Negros Occidental on Wednesday, April 8. Photo courtesy of Capitol PIO

In a position to help: Moving Bridge Foundation and Arla Foods give back to Sagay

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Sagay City residents were given 144,000 liters of organic milk as part of the P8M fund released by the foundation

Negros Occidental eases restrictions on enhanced community quarantine

Apr 18, 2020 - 5:33 PM

'The game plan now is really to go back to normalcy come April 30,' says Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson

MEETING. Negros Occidental officials led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson meet on the province's coronavirus response. Photo from the Negros Occidental Provincial Government Facebook page

80,000 live broiler chickens distributed to quarantined residents of Sagay City

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The city government buys live chickens from one of the commercial farms in Negros Occidental

The city government of Sagay in Negros Occidental distributes 80,000 live chickens to more than 40,000 families in the city./Photos courtesy of Sagay PIO

Provinces, cities in the Visayas extend lockdown periods

Apr 10, 2020 - 3:21 PM

The provinces of Bohol, Negros Occidental, and Aklan, as well as the cities of Iloilo and Tacloban extend their quarantines until April 30

LOCKDOWN. Police secure border of Cebu City and Talisay City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Negros Occidental extends enhanced community quarantine to April 30

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:59 PM

(UPDATED) The validity of quarantine passes is also extended until April 30, as well as orders to use face masks when going out of the house

CEREMONIAL DISCHARGE. Doctors and nurses at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City triumph over the discharge of the first ever and only Covid-19 patient in Negros Occidental on Wednesday, April 8. Photo courtesy of Capitol PIO

Negros Occidental town records 1st coronavirus case

Mar 29, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson declares as a 'hot zone' the village in Enrique B. Magalona town where the patient lives

Negros Occidental reminds frontliners not to solicit protective gear

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Negros Occidental's provincial administrator reminds staff of public hospitals that they may 'accept, but not solicit equipment and supplies'

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Goggles, face masks, and gloves for protection against virus infection. Image from Shutterstock

Negros Occidental to impose enhanced community quarantine starting March 30

Mar 26, 2020 - 6:09 PM

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signs an executive order that will put the province's almost 2.5 million population under strict home quarantine

TEMPERATURE CHECK. A building security guard in Negros Occidental checks the temperature of a visitor on March 14, 2010.

84 stranded Negrenses airlifted from Luzon

Mar 21, 2020 - 7:38 PM

The group arrives in Bacolod City on a special Cebu Pacific flight

BACK HOME. Some of the stranded Negrenses return to their home province, Negros Occidental, on March 19. Photos courtesy of Capitol PIO

Negros Oriental declares state of calamity, closes borders

Mar 16, 2020 - 4:39 PM

This declaration effectively imposes a blockade on the whole Negros Island as both provinces here shut their borders

Negros Occidental, Bacolod City shut borders over coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 8:48 AM

There is a clamor among Negrenses for the closure, as thousands left Metro Manila for the provinces over the weekend to escape the megacity's lockdown

Negros Oriental councilor dies of coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:55 PM

'Patient 39', a 64-year-old councilor, was immuno-compromised and has had a kidney transplant

Negros Occidental, Lanao del Sur, Olongapo orders quarantine of arrivals from Metro Manila

Mar 14, 2020 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) Upon arriving at Lanao del Sur, Negros Occidental and Olongapo travelers from the National Capital Region will be considered persons under monitoring

TEMP CHECK. A security guard of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol checks the body temperature of a visitor. Photo courtesy of Capitol PIO

Negros Oriental cops to enforce quarantine of students during class suspension

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:26 PM

The governor of Negros Oriental issues the order a day after it reports the province's first confirmed case of COVID-19

Confirmed coronavirus case in Negros Oriental is a councilor

Mar 12, 2020 - 5:47 PM

The patient is a councilor from Tayasan town who travelled to Manila on February 26 to attend the convention of the Philippine Councilors League

Ceres blanks Bali United in closed-door 2020 AFC Cup match

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:36 PM

Ceres-Negros FC continues its dominant run as the Busmen stay on top of Group G

BRACE. Bienvenido Marañon adds another two goals to his personal scoring list. Photo courtesy of Ceres-Negros FC

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

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 for Kanlaon Volcano

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Kanlaon Volcano is now 'at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest,' says Phivolcs on Wednesday, March 11

ACTIVE MOUNTAIN. Mount Kanlaon in an undated photograph. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

PH football events affected by coronavirus outbreak

Mar 10, 2020 - 6:26 PM

The Azkals World Cup qualifying games are postponed, while Ceres' AFC Cup match against Bali United is closed to public

RESCHEDULED. The Philippine Azkals' games in March and June are set to be rescheduled. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Student beats up teacher in Negros Occidental

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:30 PM

A boy confronted by his teacher for sending a lewd message, snaps and mauls her

At least 4 killed in clashes with suspected NPA members in Bohol, Negros

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:03 PM

At least 3 suspected NPA members and 1 soldier are killed in separate clashes in Bohol and Negros Oriental from February 28 to February 29

BOHOL CLASHES. Members of the 47th Infantry Battalion in Bohol conduct operations in Bilar town. Photof courtesy of 47-IB

Ceres absorbs draw vs Than Quang Ninh in 2020 AFC Cup

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:29 PM

Ceres-Negros FC suffers a draw at home against winless Than Quang Ninh in the 2020 AFC Cup

LEAD. OJ Porteria gives Ceres-Negros FC the lead in the second half before Than Quang Ninh strikes back. Photo by Janb Dayrit/ Ceres-Negros FC

Negros Oriental police arrest father, 2 sons in connection with killing of cops

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:57 PM

The suspects are identified as brothers Jelly Ebedo and Gelie Ebedo and their father Belly Ebedo. They are suspects in the ambush of 4 police officers last July

AMBUSH. Police probers investigate the ambush site at Barangay Mabato in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental on Friday, July 19./Contributed Photo

Marañon brace propels Ceres to 2020 AFC Cup opening win

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:43 PM

Ceres-Negros FC gets its 2020 AFC Cup campaign off to a strong start

OPENING WIN. Bienvenido Marañon gives Ceres-Negros FC a strong start to its 2020 AFC Cup campaign. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

Negros Oriental suspends classes in public schools amid coronavirus threat

Feb 04, 2020 - 8:17 PM

Classes in all levels in public schools are suspended from February 5 to 7. Private schools may suspend classes at their own discretion.

Negros Oriental to put travelers from China in 14-day quarantine amid coronavirus threat

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:04 AM

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo's order comes after the health department revealed that the Philippines' first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus has a travel history to Dumaguete City

Groups step up efforts to save endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Negros Occidental

Jan 31, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Irrawaddy dolphins live very close to the shore and are constantly exposed to the coastal activities of communities

DOLPHIN CONSERVATION. University of St La Salle's Romeo Teruel and Manuel de la Paz at a research conference in Bacolod City on January 30, 2020. Photo by Marchel Espina

Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill cop in Negros Oriental

Jan 29, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Police Executive Master Sergeant Roldan Esmajer was on his way to the San Jose Municipal Police Station when he was attacked by the suspects

CRIME SCENE. Police cordon off the area where a cop was killed on January 28, 2020, in San Jose, Negros Oriental. Photo courtesy of Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office

Ceres falls short of AFC Champions League berth vs FC Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Ceres-Negros FC gets relegated to the AFC Cup as FC Tokyo overpowers the Busmen for a Champions League berth

RELEGATED. Ceres-Negros FC forward Robert Lopez-Mendy almost scores a goal against FC Tokyo. Photo by Ceres-Negros FC

Negros killings: Senate panels recommend probe of cops, army, vigilante group

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:30 AM

‘No one was spared — men, women, and children suffered at the hands of lawless armed men,’ says the report

STOP THE KILLINGS. A human chain and candlelight protest is staged by rights groups in Quezon City to condemn the violence in Negros province. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Ceres outlasts Port FC, advances to AFC Champions League qualifiers 3rd round

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:27 PM

Ceres-Negros is one win away from qualifying for the AFC Champions League

ON TRACK. Stephan Schrock (left) leads Ceres-Negros FC to a stunning win over Thailand's Port FC in the 2nd round of the AFC Champions League qualifiers. Photo by Ceres-Negros FC

WATCH: Negros Oriental dance troupe in Sinulog 2020 pays tribute to slain farmers

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:16 AM

In a rare show of activism, the Pakol Festival perform a routine that showed the violence farmers experience in Negros Island

FARMERS. This performance pays tribute to farmers killed in Negros. Photo by Chang Euldan/Sinulog Foundation

Negros town councilor, pastor gather 62,000 face masks for Taal eruption victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:46 PM

Dubbed 'From Negros and Panay with Love,' Councilor Jason Tupas and Pastor Russell Ban also distribute a generator set, hand towels, used clothes, toiletries, water containers

HELP. Hinobaan, Negros Occidental Councilor Jason Tupas (right), Pastor Russell Ban of Roxas City, Capiz (2nd from left) meet Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas after they arrive in Batangas on Thursday, January 16. Photo courtesy of Jason Tupas

Ceres rolls to AFC Champions League qualifiers 2nd round over Shan United

Jan 14, 2020 - 9:37 PM

Ceres-Negros FC will face Thai League 1 team Port FC in the 2nd round of the AFC Champions League qualifiers

EARLY START. Robert Lopez-Mendy opens the floodgates early in the AFC Champions League qualifier first round. Photo by Ceres-Negros FC media