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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Acster dominates RA-AK, lifts trophy

Acster Marketing defeated RA-AK Transport 73-56, to capture the title of the 1st United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) Open Basketball Tournament on Sunday at the Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.  Acster’s Medo Tosh Sesay and Richard Albo fired 24

Sagay Mayor delivers State of the Children’s Address

BY MARK L. GARCIA Mayor Narciso “Narwin” Javelosa, Jr. noted an 80 percent increase in a scholarship fund in Sagay City, amounting to P18 million, compared to last year’s P10M, during his inaugural State of the Children’s Address at the

BFAR orders moratorium on imported frozen fish crackdown

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) ordered yesterday the moratorium on the crackdown of imported frozen fish in wet markets in the country. At a press briefing, the BFAR said it made the move following calls from legislators

Negros SP approves P5.1B 2023 budget

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed P5.1 billion budget of the provincial government of Negros Occidental for 2023 was unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its regular session yesterday. Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, who presided over the SP session,

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LOADING. Sugarcane loaders are becoming a common sight in the island as farmers mechanize operations.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo

Ombudsman dismisses Tangub brgy. captain

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Office of the Ombudsman for the Visayas meted Tangub Barangay Captain Noli Villarosa the penalty of dismissal from service after finding him guilty of simple misconduct in the administrative case filed against him and Kagawad