Seawater off Negros found with high fish biomass, coral cover

Posted by watchmen
April 20, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

The City of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has been found to have high fish biomass and coral cover, based on the assessment of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute-Marine Environment and Resources Foundation (UPMSI-MERF) in partnership with RARE Philippines’ Fish Forever program. In a report yesterday, the city government said the underwater …

Read More

3 provinces in W. Visayas achieve 100% drug-cleared villages

Posted by watchmen
April 20, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Three provinces in Western Visayas have achieved 100 percent drug-cleared barangay status in line with the Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP) led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). PDEA information officer Graziella Tanaleon said yesterday all barangays of Aklan, Antique and Guimaras were “successfully deliberated” by the Regional Oversight Committee. “Their barangays that …

Read More

Panaad sa Negros Festival sales hit P4.4-M in 2 days

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By JEN BAYLON The first two days of the 28th Panaad sa Negros Festival have generated P4.4 million in revenue. The festival’s opening day, April 15, generated P2,208,304 in sales, with pavilions of local government units having the biggest income at P1,020,457. An income worth P2,248,563.20 was earned the following day, April 16, with pavilions …

Read More

Bizman shot dead in Estefania

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By JEN BAYLON A businessman was shot to death on Sofia Gonzaga Street in Bacolod City’s Barangay Estefania early yesterday morning. The victim was identified as 49-year-old Elson Cepeda, a bar owner and a resident of the said village. Police Station 4 head Captain Francis Depasucat said Cepeda and his wife on board a …

Read More

PDEA to destroy over P122-M illegal drugs seized in Western Visayas

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Around P122 million worth of illegal drugs seized by various law enforcement agencies during anti-drug operations in Western Visayas will be destroyed in Iloilo City’s dumpsite in Barangay Calahunan, Mandurriao district on April 30. Graziella Tanaleon, information officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said the illegal substances consisted of 18 kilos of …

Read More

DOJ presses for Teves’ immediate deportation following bribery report

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The Department of Justice (DOJ) called on Timor-Leste authorities for the immediate deportation or extradition of ousted Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr., following news reports that his son allegedly bribed a member of Timor-Leste’s police force in exchange for special treatment of his detained father. According to reports from the Hutahan …

Read More

Ferrer: UNegA has vice guv bet for 2025 polls

Posted by watchmen
April 18, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By JEN BAYLON The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) said they have chosen their candidate who will run as vice governor in Negros Occidental for the upcoming 2025 midterm elections. However, UNegA president, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said it is too early to disclose the candidate’s name. Ferrer said an internal agreement had been reached for their chosen …

Read More

NBI-Bacolod identifies illegal gambling financiers

Posted by watchmen
April 18, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Bacolod City has already identified financiers involved in illegal gambling. NBI-Bacolod chief Atty. Renoir Baldovino said they are preparing to issue a subpoena against the financiers, who are engaged in the bookies operations of the Small Town Lottery (STL). Baldovino said the collected bets are sent to …

Read More
Page 1 of 96712345...102030...Last »