MERGE BETTER PRICES? Rice farmers in Sitio Buclao, Barangay Tuyom, Cauayan in Negros Occidental are hoping President Rodrigo Duterte’s suspension of rice importation will bring up the price of their palay this harvest season.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

8-year-old kills pa

Apparently fed up with his maltreatment, an 8-year-old boy shot his own father dead inside their home in Sitio Manluy-a, Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Wednesday night.

The victim identified as Jessy Obas, 39, succumbed to three gunshot wounds in the chest, the police said yesterday.

Before the shooting incident, the victim, who was under the influence of liquor, physically manhandled his 8-year-old son, in the presence of two other siblings, while scolding him, Lt. Col. Necerato Sabando, officer-in-charge of the Sipalay City Police Station, said. moremoremore

Bacolod wins tourism award

The Bacolod City government received the Tourism Award of the Year at the Asia Leaders Awards 2019, dubbed “Global Excellence,” at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Tuesday.

Bacolod City was chosen for its “wonderful festivals” that make it the “real brand ambassador of the Philippines” in promoting the country globally as a premier tourism hub, a press release from the Bacolod City Government Center said yesterday.

Throughout the year, Bacolod celebrates various festivals, including the MassKara Festival, BacoLaodiat Festival, Diwali Festival, Chicken Inasal Festival, Halandumon Festival, Rum Festival, and Christmas Festival of Lights. moremoremore


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Food Olympics innovates commodities

Innovative versions of squash, pineapple, and sardines were featured in this year’s Organic Food Products Olympics at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City yesterday.

The activity is part of the ongoing 14th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival that kicked off Wednesday.

Thirty-six individuals from different towns and cities participated in the food olympics initiated by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.