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 (nā′grōs, nĕ′-)
An island of the central Philippines in the Visayan Islands between Panay and Cebu. Sugarcane is important to its economy.
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(ˈneɪɡrəʊs; Spanish ˈneɣrɔs)
(Placename) an island of the central Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands. Capital: Bacolod. Pop: 3 700 000 (2000 est). Area: 12 704 sq km (4904 sq miles)
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(ˈneɪ groʊs)

an island of the central Philippines. 5043 sq. mi. (13,061 sq. km).
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More schools in Negros Island are increasingly becoming aware of problems, issues, and concerns related to climate change, renewable energy, and the environment in general.
CHR laments PNP's refusal to share information on Negros killings !-- -- ( - August 27, 2019 - 2:11pm MANILA, Philippines The Commission on Human Rights lamented the Philippine National Police's refusal to give the agency documents about the recent string of shooting incidents in the Negros island.
The Defend Negros Stoptheattacks network said at least 87 people had been killed on Negros Island since 2017.
IPIL, PHILIPPINES - Reports that the killings in Negros Island may spill over to Zamboanga del Norte is a diversionary tactic to ease the pressure of government security forces on the New People's Army (NPA), an Army official here said.
Negros Island has been a center of RE sources in the Philippines, hosting several solar and wind energy power plants.
iQor, a provider of business process outsourcing and product support services, has expanded its service operations in the Philippines with the opening of contact centers in Iloilo, in Western Visayas, and in Bacolod, in the Negros Island Region, the company said.
At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing, most of them along the shore near the epicentre of the 6.9-magnitude quake that struck in a narrow strait just off Negros Island.
Some 1,500 student-artists, cultural workers and other participants from Negros Island attended the workshops, lectures, seminar and forums offered under HANAS: Scholarship Program in Culture and the Arts in the past eight months.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo's facile insinuation that President Duterte might impose martial law to curb the violence in Negros Island is irresponsible and simplistic, given the gravity of what is at stake and the complexity of the issue of land ownership.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has expressed grave concern over the recent spate of killings in Negros Island.