Daily Archive

August 15, 2017

By James U. Sy Jr.

The ChildFund, a global alliance of child-focused development organizations working in 63 countries to reduce child poverty and promote children’s rights, made waves in the Philippine sports scene when it successfully held its inaugural PRFU ChildFund Pass It Back Cup last August 5, 2017 at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC)-Talisay Campus, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.


Presentation of current and former Japan National Rugby Team players from the Japan Rugby Football Union during the PRFU ChildFund Pass It Back Cup Presscon last August 4, 2017 at the AVR, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC)-Talisay Campus.*(James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo)

August 15, 2017

The growing following for volleyball led various groups to bring popular teams in Manila to play in an exhibition game at STI-WNU Gymnasium this coming August 21, 2017 at 4:30pm. Carmela Arcolas Gamboa who led the organizing of the said games in the City says they will bring the Ateneo Lady Eagles and Banko Perlas Spikers in Bacolod.


Coach Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa says that the growth in following and interest in volleyball had gone into a significant rise, Gamboa also added that there is a need for a grassroots program to address cater to the growing involvement of the kids with the sport.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)

August 15, 2017

The Government Expo and Trade Fair 2017 will be hosted by the KABISIG Foundation, Inc on October 17 to 19, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City.

KABISIG is a non-government organization conceptualized under Presidential Proclamation No. 650 to help monitor and promote different programs and accomplishments of the government.

According to Daniel Guillem, KABISIG Chairman, the expo-trade fair is expected to have 150 participants coming from the government agencies, government owned and controlled corporations (GOCC), and other sectors, all over the country.

August 15, 2017

A Calatrava town resident survived a shooting by unidentified suspect in Sitio Pinamaktinan, Barangay Cambayobo, Calatrava town, Negros Occidental around 8:00 p.m. last Saturday.

Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava PNP police chief identified the victim as Jerry De La Cruz Baynosa, 51.

He sustained gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body and was brought to Corazon Locsin Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City.

The suspect fled after the incident.

August 15, 2017

Three persons related to each other were wounded and injured in a shooting and hacking incident that took place around 9:00 p.m. in Saturday at Sitio Bangkal, Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victims as Arjan Eliseo, 25, and his brother Marvin Eliseo, 19, both single, of the said place.

Santos identified the suspect as Rogelio Eliseo, 57, married, of Narra 3, Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City and the victims’ uncle.

August 15, 2017

Two persons were shot dead in separate incidents in Sipalay City last Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas of Sipalay City PNP identified the suspect as Jonathan Torno Bargayo, 35, single, farmer, of Purok Mabinuligon, Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental and Antonio Patinio Repaso, 45, single, jobless, of Purok 1, Barangay 2, also in Sipalay City.

Bargayo was shot dead by unidentified suspect in Sitio Samak, Barangay Camindangan around 10:00 a.m. Sunday while resting in his improvised tent at his coffee plantation farm.

August 15, 2017

Two persons were killed, one a minor in separate road mishaps in Silay and Victorias cities over the weekend.

Superintendent D’Artagnan Katalbas identified the victim in Silay City as Rex Ian Donguines Duca, 47, married, of Barangay Guimbala-on, Silay City, Negros Occ.

The victim was driving his Honda 200R motorcycle along Barangay Bagtic road, where a road widening is ongoing, around 9:50 p.m. Saturday.

August 15, 2017

Last Saturday, August 12, 2017, San Miguel Brewery Incorporated (SMB) along with Negros Press Club, Rotary Club, other socio civic groups as well as nearby Barangays Estefania and Granada and members of the Local Government of Bacolod City joined in for the 8th year of tree planting activity.


ALL FOR NATURE. Dubbed as “Buhayin ang Kalikasan” on its 8th year, SMB was joined Saturday by (from left) SFO Robert Robillo of BFP Granada Substation, Negros Press Club President Renato Duran, PNP Station 5 Commander Sherlock Gabana, Rotary Club of Bacolod Central Vice President Lulu Abelido, Rona Mei Tanchico of San Miguel Foundation, Barangay Captains Alfredo Talimodao and Jerry Tingson of Granada and Estefania, respectively, City Environment Officer Max Sillo, Bacolod Brewery Plant Manager William Montalbo and Territory Sales Manager Raffy Flores. *(Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)

August 15, 2017

The Negros Press Club (NPC), in partnership with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will hold a Media Literacy Seminar tomorrow, Aug. 16 at L’Fisher Chalet in Bacolod City.

About 130 participants from mainstream media in Bohol, Dumaguete City, Metro Manila, Iloilo and Bacolod, as well as information officers from different local government units in Negros Occidental and national agencies, Mass Communication students, and local bloggers are expected to attend the seminar.

August 15, 2017

“This is the first historical gathering to give tribute to Mt. Kanla-on, which is not only a legendary place but most of all as Eco-Tourism Park that serves as a fortress of bio-diversity and tourism prospects in Negros Island.”


Barangay Ara-al Pasalamat Festival Dancers and the Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School students present “The Legend of Mt. Kanla-on” drama presentation during the 1st Mt. Kanla-on Natural Park Festival 2017 at Sitio Guintubdan, Barangay Ara-al, La Carlota City.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

August 15, 2017

There is no Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) yet received by the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Medical Unit of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Bacolod City.

Dr. Ernel Tumimbang, Provincial Health Officer, said yesterday, they have not received yet the IRR regarding the random drug testing for students.

DepEd should be coordinating with the local health offices once the IRR is received for implementation of the random drug testing in the local school levels, he said.

August 15, 2017

Considering that the job order (JO) casual employees of the local government are not covered by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), the local government of Bacolod City and Social Security System (SSS) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the contribution of JO casual employees. Job order casuals’ contribution will be on voluntary basis only.

Signatories in the MOA are Dr. Lilani B. Benedian, Division Head, Visayas West 1, and Lina V. Hilado, Branch head Bacolod East, all of SSS; and Mayor Evelio Leonardia representing the Bacolod City government.