The Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA) paddlers of Dr. Leonito "Diotay" Lopue added another championship under its name after capturing the Men’s Team Open title while finished 1st runner-up in the Women’s Team in the just-concluded Daragang Mayon Festival National Table Tennis Open held last April 8-10, 2014 at LCC Mall, Legazpi City, Albay.
Dr. Leonito "Diotay" Lopue – bankrolled Lopue’s Table Tennis Association paddlers in posterity after winning the Men’s Team Open title and capturing the 1st runner-up honors in the Women’s Team division of the just-concluded Daragang Mayon Festival National Table Tennis Open held April 8-10, 2014 at the LCC Mall, Legazpi City Albay.* (contributed photo)
LOPTTA’s Isaias Seronio and Mark Francis Jimenez made an impressive performance after sweeping all their opponents in the elimination round towards the final.
Both paddlers topped their bracket with a 6-0 record in the round robin format to secure a semis slot facing the No. 2 team in the Bracket B ALTEC of Legazpi winning 2-0.
In the championship, LOPTTA defeated HUACHING team of Cebu composed of Adolfo Bazar and Glendo Nayre.
A 29-year-old father of three young kids was pinned to death, while six others were injured, when a passenger jeep driven by the former’s brother collided with a van past 6 o’clock yesterday morning at the intersection of the Airport Access Road and Brgy. Dos Hermanas Road in Talisay City.
The fatality was identified as Johnie Cornelio, married, of San Fernando, Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Talisay.
Cornelio was sitting at the front seat with his brothers including his brother Sunny who was driving the Talisay City proper-bound Dos Hermanas-Talisay PUJ.
As the nation observes the Holy Week, the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division (3ID) is calls\ing on the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to take advantage of the Lenrten Season and spend it with their families, embrace peace and turn their backs from violence and armed struggle.
"This will also serve as their chance to spend a week of peace, freedom and tranquility in our democratic country particularly in this region," said Major General Aurelio Baladad, Commander of 3ID said in a statement.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella during a press conference held at the People’s House yesterday, said that House Bill No. 3692, filed by former Bacolod Congressman Anthony Golez, Jr. during the 15th Congress, was approved on December 8, 2010. The bill was transmitted to Senate on December 14, 2010, however it was disapproved by the Senate.
A sugar worker-turned-farmer from Negros Occidental had been elected Board of Director of a sector of countries which sent representatives to the General Assembly of the Network of Asia and the Pacific Producers (NAPP) held February 21-22, 2014 at Pegasus Reef Hotel, Colombo, in Sri Lanka.
Chosen to represent the Philippines, Laos, and Thailand in the 15-seat NAPP Board of Directors was Romualdo Noble of the Asosasyon sang Mamumugon sa Nolan (AMANO) based in Brgy. Mansalanao, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.
AMANO is an agrarian reform beneficiary organization being assisted by Alter Trade Corporation (ATC).
10 April 2014
Hon. Carlos Jose Valderrama Lopez
City Councilor and Chairman
Committee on Tourism
Dear Councilor Lopez:
I would like to commend your planned initiative to improve, develop and beautify the Bacolod Public Plaza, a significant portion of which forms part of the earliest patrimony of the Church of Bacolod.
Having gone over the minutes of the public hearing conducted by your committee last 25 March 2014, I would like to raise two important brief points:
1. Having in mind the best interest of the Church and of the people of Bacolod, I have nothing against the plan to beautify, improve and develop the parcel of land owned by the Church but now forms part of the existing Plaza under the terms and conditions in the Mutual Agreement of August 1922. So long as the said development as planned do not violate any stipulation of the said agreement, we give our generous YES. 2. However, as to the proposal that the property of the Church which forms part of the plaza be declared as a National Historical Site for the purpose of acquiring grants from TIEZA we say NO. This is due to reasons which are too long to discuss here. Suffice it to say, that there are crucial and lingering CANONICAL and LEGAL implications and questions that demand our careful study and consideration.
Abang Lingkod, a partylist organization headed by its nominee Stephen Paduano, together with eight barangays in Bacolod such as Granada, Estefania, Villamonte, 5, 1, Banago and Montevista have bonded together behind the "Linis Estero" clean up drive designed to help save major rivers and waterways in Bacolod.
The program they launched yesterday at the Barangay Villamonte Hall with barangay heads led by ABC President Councilor Noli Villarosa who is Barangay Ta gub captain.
Paduano said that they surveyed the rivers and waterways in Bacolod that need to be cleaned up and they have identified those that need to be prioritized in terms of clearing and cleaning.
"We want this program to be sustainable so we all committed to help one another in this cause," Paduano told media people during the launching.
Swindling cases abound in Sagay City after another resident of the city was victimized by a group of alleged "budol-budol" gang members Monday morning.
Lourie Aguirre Suetado, 32, single, of Barangay Poblacion 2, Sagay reportedly lost a cellphone and jewelries worth some P8, 000 to a woman and a man who sweet-talked her near a bank at about 10:30 in the morning of Monday.
Passing by at the place on her way to the market, an unidentified woman approached her asking where she can find a cargo truck being rented.
Business: Bacolod Tourism Influx up by 29.23%; Puentevella Pushes for Marañon’s One Island, One Region
An April 10, 2014 study on the arrival of tourists in Western Visayas pegged the City of Smiles in second place behind the province of Iloilo with a 29.23% increase in the influx of both local and foreign tourists who visited Bacolod this year.
Iloilo is ranked number 1 in percentage change with 46.03%.
Coming in third is Capiz with 26.49%, followed by Antique (22/61%), Iloilo City (19.15%), Aklan (14.13%) and Guimaras (4.47%).
The change in volume of tourist, meanwhile, has Aklan up top with 184, 812, with Bacolod City in second with 131, 360. Iloilo City comes in third with 100, 905, followed by Iloilo (36, 907), Capiz (25, 179), Antique (3, 280) and Guimaras (2, 733).