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3rd Albee Cup: Metro 3rd Inter-LGU Sportsfest

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:43

            The Victorias City sports contigent in the 3rd ALBEE CUP:  Inter-LGU Sportsfest takes the lead in the opening games of May 27 and the May 28 first Sunday schedule of basketball and volleyball matches, all  held at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center.


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The 3rd Albee Cup LGU Teams of Silay, Talisay, EB Magalona, Victorias and Murcia with Dr. Francisco Benitez.

            Victorias won over Silay in the 40 yrs. old & above category for basketball men’s.  It also beat EB Magalona in the 39 yrs. old & below category for basketball men’s.  In women’s volleyball, Victorias won over Talisay.

            EB Magalona won in two games, beating Silay in women’s volleyball, and beating Victorias in men’s volleyball.


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Ceremonial Toss to kick off the 3rd ALBEE CUP with Dr. Francisco Benitez, Mayor Wantan Palanca, Mayor Mark Golez, Mayor Marvin Malacon and Councilor Gab Villacin.

            Talisay also posted two wins – beating Murcia in men’s volleyball and winning over Murcia in basketball for 39 yrs. old and below category.

            The Murcia 40 up basketball team won over EB Magalona in the second match played May 27.

            Dr. Francisco B. Benitez, younger brother of Third District Representative Alfredo B. Benitez and current president of the Philippine Women’s University speaking  in behalf of Congressman Benitez welcomed all participating athletes in the opening program, noting the cooperation and support of all local government units in the Third District for the program.  Declaring the tournament open, Dr. Benitez rallied participants to continue to be physically fit and take the opportunity to strenghthen ties with fellow public officials both through the friendly competition and sharing of best practices.

            Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, host of the opening games, welcomed everyone.

            Leading their respective teams are Silay Mayor Golez,  Victorias Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, Talisay Councilors Gab Villacin, Rolin Meliton and RJ Tuvilla;; and Murcia Councilors Jose Gomez and Belen Magbanua.

            The next schedule of matches are on June 3 and 4 to be hosted by Talisay City, with basketball games to be played at the Talisay Gym and volleyball games at the Talisay Plaza Covered Court.*

3rd Albee Cup Opens

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:18

Elected officials of the Third District, from mayors, vice-mayors, councilors, barangay captains and barangay councilmen will see action starting today (May 27) as the 3rd ALBEE CUP Inter-LGU Sportsfest opens at 2 pm at the Silay City Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center.

Congressman Alfredo Benitez, seeing the opportunity to foster stronger camaraderie among public officials in his District and at the same time, promote physical fitness and well-being, launched the sportsfest in 2014. This year’s theme is “ Upod sa hampang, sinadya kag ASENSO sa Metro 3rd”.

Close to a hundred local government officials of Victorias, EB Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia will compete in a series of basketball and volleyball matches in various venues every week-end from May 27 to June 26

Roger Banzuela Event Coordinator and Tournament Director, said events include basketball-men for 39 yrs. old and below; and 40 yrs. old and above. There is also volleyball-men and women, open category. *

Ocular Inspection for Prospective Solar Project Sites

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:38

            A team from the Department of Energy conducted this week inspection and validation visits for prospective sites for installation of solar-powered facilities for households  in far-flung off-grid areas in the Third District of Negros Occidental.


            Accompanied by staff from the Office of Congressman Alfredo Benitez, the DOE group visited Barangay Guimbalaon in Silay City and Barangays Bubog and Matab-ang in Talisay City.

            Team Albee is composed of Anj Tubles, Cathy Napilan, Malu Resurrecion, Paz Marie Valenciano and Lagrimas Silvestre.


            In Silay City, the group  met with Silay Mayor Mark Golez and Guimbalaon punong barangay Claro Denosta.  The group also met with barangay heads Ricky Veraye of Bubog and Marina Bermeo of Matab-ang.*

Cong. Albee Benitez: Workshop on Integrated Burial Assistance Program in the Third District

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:58


May 18, 2017



Workshop on Integrated Burial Assistance Program in the Third District, Negros Occidental, an initiative led by Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez, at Victorias City.

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