Ex-Negros Occidental governor urges Filipinos to form network vs vote-buying

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Filipinos can level the electoral playing field by creating a nationwide, non-partisan citizens’ network to directly confront vote-buying operations, formerly Negros Occidental Governor Rafael “Lito” Coscolluela said on Thursday, May 9. While citizens’ networks exist to guard against electoral fraud, most are focused on the conduct of the actual elections. Even … Read more

Bong Lacson, Jeffrey Ferrer runaway winners in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Top officials of Negros Occidental were proclaimed winners of their respective races on Wednesday, May 11. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson of the Nationalist People’s Coalition and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer of the National Unity Party have secured fresh mandates for second terms with wide margins over their challengers. The governor finished … Read more

Negros Occidental environmentalists thumb down proposed natural gas power plant

BACOLOD, Philippines – Environmental in Negros Occidental have stepped up their campaign against San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) proposed 300-megawatt (MW) liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined-cycle power plant. Braving the summer heat last April 22, protesters at the Negros Provincial Capitol in this city said SMC subsidiary Reliance Energy Development Inc.’s (REDI) shift to natural gas, … Read more

Negros Occidental big clans offer ‘soft’ support for Marcos

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A coalition since 2019 between the two biggest political blocs in Negros Occidental gifts most political dynasties with an election-free pass or a way of skirting strong opponents. Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson’s Love Negros bloc and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer’s United Negros Alliance (Unega) feature heirs of Sugarlandia’s powerful land-owning … Read more

Negros Occidental drivers to stage 2-day strike amid high fuel prices

While expressing sympathy for the transport sector, the city government and the Negros Occidental provincial government says they would provide rides for affected workers to ensure the delivery of services BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Drivers in Negros Occidental and its capital city Bacolod will stage a two-day transport strike from Monday, March 21 to March … Read more

In Negros Occidental, a land that never forgets, stars of hope beam for Robredo

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – In Negros Occidental, the province that remembers the time when a dictator murdered their children and turned their lush sugar lands red, tens of thousands of people clad in pink marched for the woman resisting the return of the late despot’s family to Malacañang. On Friday, March 11, the sprawling grounds … Read more

Celebrate diversity, ‘Wonder Woman’ Robredo tells supporters in Negros Occidental

In Sagay City, Vice President Leni Robredo tells her supporters to embrace the differences among the many groups backing her candidacy: ‘Kahit nagkakaiba-iba, tayo ay nagkakaisa’ SAGAY CITY, Philippines – Vice President and opposition presidential candidate Leni Robredo hailed Negrenses’ intense grassroots campaign for her presidential run and told a cheering crowd of thousands here … Read more

Facebook threat against Robredo sparks outrage in Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, a Marcos supporter, warning followers of the presidential aspirant against hurling threats or doing any harmful act against Vice President Leni Robredo and her followers BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A Facebook user who threatened Vice President and presidential candidate Leni Robredo on the eve of her Friday, March 11, … Read more