Bago City

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Family of inmate killed inside jail seeking justice

The sister of a prisoner killed inside the Bago City District Jail on Thursday is seeking justice for her brother.

Liezel Alvarez Villa, sister of victim Rene Boy Alvarez, claimed, his brother was manhandled by unidentified persons.

The autopsy, she said showed that his body has multiple wounds, bruises and a deep wound in his head.

Alvarez, 32, of Barangay 4, Himamaylan City, was charged for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, attempted murder, and direct assault.

SRA Head Serafica to Push for Sugar Industry’s Competitiveness, Reduced Production Costs

A competitive sugar industry, and reducing the cost of production will be the thrust of newly-designated Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica.


SUGARY & SWEET CONCERNS. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol addresses sugar industry concerns during the sugar industry stakeholders forum at the Sugar Regulatory Administration – Bacolod Office last Friday. With him are (L-R) Vice-Gov. Bong Lacson, Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Sugar Regulatory Administrator Engr. Herminigildo Serafica, Sugar Board Member Atty. Roland Beltran, Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Visayas Atty. Hansel Didulo and DA6 Regional Director Remelyn Reloter. *(Butch Bacaoco photo)

Bus Passenger Dies in Bago Collision

A Ceres bus passenger died, while about 30 others including the passenger of a tricycle and the bus driver were injured in a triple collision along the accident-prone area of Araneta Highway in Barangay Taloc, Bago City at past 9 o’clock Saturday night.

Initial Bago Police Office report identified the fatality as April Rex Narciso Villegas, 24, single of Purok Elgar in Barangay Don Jorge Araneta in Bago.

Fires Raze Brgy. Hall in Bago, House in Cadiz

Two fires occurred early this week in Negros Occidental, one ate up a barangay hall in Bago City and another one razed two houses in Cadiz City Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Fire the Barangay Hall of Barangay Tabunan in Bago City and residential house in Cadiz City Wednesday and Tuesday respectively.

In Bago, Barangay Tabunan Captain Maria May Claridad Suarez said that she was only informed by her barangay tanods and utility worker that a fire razed their barangay hall at around 6:30 in the morning.

Bago City Supports DOH ‘Iwas Paputok’ Campaign with Lights of Bago Fireworks Show on Jan. 1

The City of Bago led by Mayor Nicholas M. Yulo supports this this year’s anti-firecracker campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) which carries the theme, “Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display ang Patok! Makiisa Sa Fireworks Display sa inyong Lugar.”


Photo by Quino Yao during the Lights of Bago 2016.