Around 150 girls from Negros Oriental have been identified to receive individual bicycles from 88bikes.org, an international movement working with local partners in different countries to campaign against modern day slavery.

October 31, 2014 News

The 88bikes.org Bike Endowment and Bike Advocacy Ride in Dumaguete City in November will be spearheaded by the Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with the Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE) and the Department of Education, among others.   Romualdo Señeris II, regional coordinator of the Visayan Forum … Read the full article…

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo is repeatedly encouraging farmers to adopt the natural farming method with the use of organic fertilizers.

October 31, 2014 News

For 2014, the provincial government has allocated some P10-million in funds to support the organic agriculture program, said Capitol spokesperson Adrian Sedillo.   According to Sedillo, Gov. Degamo wants to make sure there are enough funds to sustain the organic agriculture program in Negros Oriental.   The governor was quoted … Read the full article…

The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Oriental is now placed on red alert beginning Thursday through Monday as the country prepares for the twin observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day this weekend.

October 31, 2014 News

With this, all personnel of the Negros Oriental PNP Office (NOPPO), the police stations and other police units in the province will be required to report for duty in the next three to four days.   OIC provincial police director Sr. Supt. Mariano Natuel, Jr. on Thursday disclosed more than … Read the full article…

A stronger and better equipped 79th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion of the Philippine Army has returned to Negros Oriental to resume its duties to keep the peace, despite more peaceful and now “insurgency-free” areas of coverage.

October 30, 2014 News

On Wednesday morning, the more than 500-strong “Masaligan” battalion, led by its commander, Lt. Col. Harold Anthony Pascua, arrived at the Dumaguete airport after more than three months of training at Fort Magsaysay in the province of Nueva Ecija.   While away on the Battalion of Excellence Training, the 79th … Read the full article…

Leaders of different churches in Negros Oriental are still undecided on their stand to the rising public clamor of the total abolition of the pork barrel system via a people’s initiative.

October 30, 2014 News

The organizers of this inter-faith movement, while supporting the people’s initiative against the pork barrel system, need to realign themselves first and find a common ground on the pork barrel issue before they start reaching out to their respective flocks in their congregations and getting the signatures needed.   Calling … Read the full article…