Region Archive

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Sec. Bello in Bacolod says: Government-NDF peace talks revival “very bright”

The prospects of reviving the peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front is “very bright,” according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, chairman of the government negotiating panel.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 11, 2017 - 12:00am
While touring Aklan mangroves; Negros Oriental BM Umbac dies, 84

The Negros Oriental provincial government mourns the death of one of its best legislators, lawyer Arturo Umbac, who met his untimely death while on an official trip to Aklan, together with Acting Governor Edward Mark Macias and some Provincial Board members, touring that province's mangroves site.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 11, 2017 - 12:00am
Dumaguete LGU aid for police may be withheld

The Dumaguete City Council, in its deliberation for the 2018 budget, has recommended for the withholding of the assistance to the police until such time the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office can explain well that its sudden decision to relieve the Dumaguete City Police chief is above board.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 11, 2017 - 12:00am
Siquijor provincial PNP welcomes new director

Senior Superintendent Clarito Baja was installed as the new director of the Siquijor Provincial Police Office (SPPO). replacing Sr. Supt. Erson Digal, after the official turnover of command ceremony last October 31.

By Mae Clydyl L. Avila November 11, 2017 - 12:00am
On electoral protest; Bongbong to PET: Allow me to show proofs of anomaly

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday challenged the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to allow him to present his “volumes of evidence” to prove that there were anomalies and fraud during the 2016 elections, of which he lost to now Vice President Leni Robredo.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada November 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Capiz encounter; Ex-student leader is among 3 ‘rebels’ killed

A former student leader was among the three rebels who died in the November 7 encounter between the New People’s Army and government troops in Cuartero town of Capiz.

By Jennifer P. Rendon November 10, 2017 - 12:00am
LTO-Bayawan can now issue new driver’s License

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental province can now issue new driver’s licenses after it was given authorization by the LTO main office in Manila.

By Judy Flores Partlow November 10, 2017 - 12:00am
P100T aid for slain soldiers’ kin okayed

Families of the five Negrense soldiers killed in the five-month gunbattle with ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group are getting financial assistance from the Negros Occidental provincial government.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 10, 2017 - 12:00am
On kin who remain missing to this day; Yolanda survivors ask court for presumptive death decree

Four years after super typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas, a group of survivors has formally filed a petition, through the Public Attorney's Office-Region 8, for the court to issue a declaration of presumptive death (DPD) on their relatives who remained missing to this day.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada November 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Voters registration starts slow in Dumaguete City

The resumption of voters registration in Dumaguete City on Monday started slow, with only about 30 to 40 new registrants, including those who requested for correction of entries in their data, but without transfer of precincts.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 9, 2017 - 12:00am