Region Archive

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Labor groups declare DA’s Piñol ‘persona non grata’

Despite a “win-win solution” to the controversial issue on importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), it did not stop various labor groups in Negros Occidental to declare Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol as ‘persona non grata’ or an unacceptable person.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
From her Pa’s ‘sexual abuses’: CHR-Negros Or. rescues 17-year-old girl

Members of the Commission on Human Rights-Negros Oriental, with the help of the police, on Friday rescued a 17-year-old girl who complained that she has been “repeatedly raped” by her father over the past 10 years.

By Judy Flores Partlow and Juancho R. Gallarde March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Tacloban wins $150k Yolanda rehab grant

The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) on Friday announced that Tacloban City is one of the 12 challenge winners that received a seed grant of US$150,000 for the construction of the three pilot projects for continuing rehabilitation and recovery efforts from the typhoon Yolanda devastation three years ago.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Geothermal power eyed to improve economy

Electricity rates will go down and the economic condition of Cabucgayan town in Biliran will improve when the geothermal power plant in this province will be operational this year.

By Primo A. Cayubit March 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Court stops dismissal against Bacolod mayor

Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia of Bacolod City now has reasons to rejoice after the Court of Appeals granted him a writ of preliminary injunction, stopping the Ombudsman and the DILG from serving the dismissal from government service against him and nine incumbent and former city employees.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran March 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Except Bayawan City; LGUs in Negros Oriental violate solid waste laws

All local government units in Negros Oriental, except Bayawan City, were issued notices of violations by the Environmental Management Bureau-Region 18 (Negros Island Region) for failure to establish sanitary landfills in violation of Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000).

By Juancho R. Gallarde March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Fire kills baby boy

An 11-month-old baby boy died in a fire that razed the family’s house at around 7 a.m. Wednesday at Barangay Bagtic in Mabinay town of  Negros Oriental.

By Syril G. Repe March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
School official found dead

An assistant principal of a high school in Cabatuan town of Iloilo was found dead in an apparent murder early morning yesterday at Maasin town of Iloilo.

By Jennifer P. Rendon March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
5 arrested for fishing in sanctuary

Five fishermen were arrested Wednesday morning by the police and Bantay Dagat operatives for illegal fishing inside a marine sanctuary at Barangay Agan-an in Sibulan town.

By Syril G. Repe March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
If elections are postponed anew; No more hold-over term for barangay officials – Sueno

If the barangay elections this year will be postponed again, there will be no more hold-over capacity for barangay officials, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mike Sueno said yesterday.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran March 23, 2017 - 12:00am