Church aids blast victims

The Diocese of Dumaguete has sent financial aid to victims of the Beirut, Lebanon explosion through the international Catholic relief confederation, Caritas.


447 OFWs served by help desk

A total of 447 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were repatriated and have returned to Negros Oriental amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic with the help of the Dumaguete City help desk.


Suspect killed, P13.7-M in shabu seized

The buy-bust operation in Brgy. Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental yesterday led to the killing of a drug suspect and the confiscation of P13.7 million worth of suspected shabu, a report from the provincial police office said.


Silliman marks 119th Founder’s Day

Silliman University in Dumaguete City said it continues to yearn for better days, and affirms its hopes and aspirations as it celebrates its 119th Founders’ Day on August 9 to 31, on the theme “Hope Arising from the Solid Rock”, the Rock being Jesus Christ himself, a press release from the SU administration said.


Former NPA militiamen given DTI livelihood aid

Twenty-six former members of the New People’s Army Militia Ng Bayan, who surrendered to the 62nd Infantry Battalion,received P260,000 worth of livelihood assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Wednesday at Camp Tirambulo in Brgy. McKinley, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.


Degamo security escorts recalled

The Police Regional Office 7 has recalled all police escorts of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo as part of its ongoing realignment program of police personnel in line with COVID-19 response to affected areas in Central Visayas.

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SSS Bacolod closed for disinfection

The Social Security System temporarily closed its Bacolod branch located at Lacson Street for two days for sanitation and disinfection as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus disease 2019 (CoVid-19) pandemic, its advisory said yesterday. Normal operations will resume tomorrow,

2 brothers yield P374K in ‘shabu’

Two brothers, tagged as high-value targets, were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by joint anti-drug operatives in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental recently. In a report released on Saturday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency identified the suspects as Jessie James

1.7K tourism workers get P8.8M in cash aid

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is welcomed at the Bacolod-Silay Airport by Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson, and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (l-r, front) yesterday* Capitol PIO photo

San Carlos boosts fight vs. Covid

Police and city health personnel held a surprise checkpoint at the seaport in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Thursday* San Carlos PIO photo

Dauin to revive diving industry

The Negros Oriental Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (NOIATF-EID) has approved and adopted the executive order of Dauin town for the reopening of its diving industry under the “tourism bubble” concept to revive the local

Agri losses hit P76.4 million

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the agricultural sector in Negros Occidental in the first 19 days of 2021 are 17 percent higher than the total value of destruction in 2020. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said damage to the