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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Leonardia to Aspan: Inhibit as acting city poll officer

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed alarm over the sudden and extremely unusual influx of transferee-registrants from out-of-town areas at the Bacolod office of the Commission on Elections early this week, and called on lawyer Ma. Fatima Aspan to inhibit herself

Lending apps’ privacy violations condemned

The National Privacy Commission and finance groups on Wednesday “strongly” condemned the harvesting of excessive information of some online lending platforms such as saving their users’ contact lists and photo galleries. In a joint statement, the NPC, Fintech Alliance.PH, the

Personal remittances rise 6%

Personal remittances from Overseas Filipinos (OFs) increased by 2.6 percent to US$3.167 billion in July 2021 from US$3.085 billion in the same month last year. This resulted in the cumulative remittances rising by 6.0 percent in the first seven months of

Zayco tests COVID-19 positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and several other Negros Occidental local officials yesterday went on isolation after Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco tested positive for COVID-19. Lacson and Zayco were among those who attended the Love Negros

Landbank, LTFRB improves PUV operator cash payout

The Land Bank of the Philippines has teamed up with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in the relaunch of the Service Contracting Program for public utility vehicle operators to ensure quicker and more efficient disbursement of cash payments.

Duterte appoints Arevalo as new 3ID chief

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Maj. Gen.  Benedict Arevalo is back in Western Visayas, as commanding general of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. The designation of Arevalo as incoming 3ID commander effective September 6 was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, as