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Mall expansion brings 2,000 new jobs to Bacolod

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One of the country’s biggest retail and real estate developer has opened a P1.5-billion expansion of its mall here and has set its sights on two more big projects in the province of Negros Occidental.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Former Angeles, Bacolod mayors slapped with graft raps

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The former mayors of Angeles City and Bacolod City have been charged separately with graft in the Sandiganbayan for alleged questionable transactions during their tenures.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Shabu merchant nabbed in Bacolod buy-bust operation


Government anti-narcotics agents seized more than a kilogram of shabu (methampehtamine hydrochloride) with a market value of about P7 million in a buy-bust operation on the parking lot of the Gaisano Mall in Bacolod City on Monday, a regional official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement agency said Tuesday.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mother and baby hit by truck, killed in Bacolod


A woman and her six-month-old baby were killed after being hit by a ten-wheeler truck in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, a radio report said.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »