Daily Archive

June 13, 2017

NPBC teams Tough Trucks and RJ Stars subdued its rivals in the Men’s and Women’s division for the 8th BCBC Open Trios Duckpin Bowling Tournament 2017 titles recently held at the Negros Super Lanes.

Carrying a Twice-to-Beat advantage in the final showdown, Tough Trucks bowlers of Jaime Chua never gave ESD Solid Strikers/ASSFBI of Edgar Del Rosario a chance to extend the game by thrashing them in their first encounter, 352-321, to claim the tournament’s crown.

June 13, 2017

The Municipality of EB Magalona opened its 9th Provincial Environment Month Celebration by the Distribution of 97 Residential and 8 Special Patents to the residents of Brgy. Tumuntong, EB Magalona for the Handog Titulo Program of DENR. Spearheaded by Municipal Mayor Marvin Malacon, ENRO Jojo Garcia Vargas, PENRO Edgardo M. Rostata, CENR Officer of Bago City Concordio Remoroza and Pemo Negros Occidental represented by Luisa Tutor. This is part of the celebration of Environment Month 2017 with the theme Connect People to Nature. PENRO Rostata

June 13, 2017

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr. visited Nonohanakai Social Welfare and Kyushu Japanese Language School located in Kagoshima, Japan over the weekend before proceeding to Miyazaki Prefecture to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Miyakonojo Higashi High School chairman Yutaka Shimizu for the scholarship grant given by the school to the 10 incoming Senior High School Negrense students that will commence in 2018.


Gov. Maranon and party together with Kyushu Japanese Language School manager Shun Senokuchi in a souvenir photo in front of the school building.*

June 13, 2017

Three drug suspects including two women were arrested in a drug bust, with P18,000 worth of suspected shabu seized in Sitio Canday-ong in Barangay Calindagan in Dumaguete City around 8:15PM Sunday.

The operation was conducted by elements of PDEA-18 led by Agent Ailine Deposoy; the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office led by Senior Inspector Richmond Conag, and Dumaguete city Police Office led by Superintendent Jovito Atanacio.

June 13, 2017

A motorcycle driver was killed while his back-rider was injured when the motorcycle they were riding swerved to the right and hit a big stone that sent them falling into the cemented road in Sitio Campisa in Barangay Apolong, Valencia in Negros Oriental at about 4PM Sunday.

Police traffic investigators of Valencia PNP disclosed that the victim was identified as Ringo Balsabas Cafino, 43, single and resident of Barangay Bagsak in Zamboangita town in Negros Oriental.

June 13, 2017

A dead body of an unidentified person was found in Sitio Ambakon in Barangay Cambukad in Valencia town in Negros Oriental around 6AM, Sunday.

The unidentified person is about 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet and 1 inch in height, wearing black shirt and blue pants.

Police said he has wounds on his body that may have caused his death.

Village chief Nelson Bangalon has informed the Valencia Police about the discovery which immediately sent a police investigator to the crime scene together with the municipal health officer.

June 13, 2017

Personal grudge led to the killing of a 55-year old resident of Purok Crutons in Barangay Tampalon in Kabankalan City 9PM Sunday.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan PNP chief, identified the victim as Johnie Silidonio Ibañez, Sr., a resident of the place.

He sustained multiple stab wounds in the body and was rushed to Lorenzo Zayco Memorial District Hospital in the city but was declared dead on arrival.

Police identified the suspect as Joeven Melmida, 25, single of Purok Ginubatan in Barangay Tampalon, a hinterland barangay in the city.

June 13, 2017

Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Sr. Supt. Jack Wanky appealed to barangay officials where the Muslim community is located to help in accounting the evacuees from Marawi City who reportedly arrived in Bacolod Saturday.

Wanky said that after receiving the information during the weekend, he has ordered the station commanders to validate it.

Wanky said he was still waiting for confirmation from Ontao Sacar, president of the Muslim community in the city, if indeed there are Marawi evacuees here now.

June 13, 2017

The 60-day Martial Law currently imposed throughout Mindanao “may not be enough”, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said.

Zubiri, in a press conference in Bacolod City Friday said that “it could be extended to neutralize this new rebel force of extremists.”

He said that “the long term solution to the problem in Mindanao is to put an end to corruption and widespread poverty in the area.”

“We have to end feudalism in the troubled Mindanao area,” the senator pointed out.

June 13, 2017

Despite the assurance of military and police officials that Negros Occidental is ‘terror free’, the provincial government is not letting its guard down with Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr signing an Executive Order 17-16 creating Task Force Buglas.

Marañon said the task force is aimed to fight any threat of terrorism down to the barangay level.

Ma. Lina Sanogal, provincial planning and development officer said the body is also aimed at facilitating better coordination between the public and law enforcement units.

June 13, 2017

The company undertaking the bulk water supply project for the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) is increasing its urgency to complete the undertaking to be able to start supplying this October.

At the recent water forum held at the Bacolod City Government Center, various business and media groups raised the issue on water supply shortage.

June 13, 2017

The proposed excise tax of the Duterte administration may have inflationary effect especially on petroleum and sugar-sweetened products, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said yesterday.


SUGAR ISSUES. Senator JV Ejercito (right) with Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (left) during yesterday’s press conference at the 60th Charter Day of Silay. Ejercito says he continues to work for the sugar industry.* (Arman Toga photo)

June 13, 2017

Government operatives are sustaining the fight against illegal drugs as more personalities are nabbed and illegal substances seized despite warnings against those into the illegal trade.

In just three days, June 9 to 11, 2017 in Negros Occidental alone, more than 22 drug suspects were arrested in separate drug busts, including those in Bacolod City.

The biggest apprehension the past three days was the June 10 Purok Fatima, Barangay 31, Bacolod buy bust that resulted to the arrest of eight Muslims and the seizure of about P800,000 worth of suspected shabu.