REMINDER TO BINALBAGAN RESIDENTS, VISITORS. Mayor Emmanuel Aranda is reminding residents and visitors alike in Binalbagan about the town’s no smoking ordinance, which was put into effect in the town even before the nationwide smoking ban law. Aranda also calls on Binalbaganons to keep their surroundings clean.*(Arman Toga photos)
ISABELA SCHOOL CAMPUS GROUND-BREAKING. Rep. Robert Ace Barbers (2nd District, Surigao del Norte) led the groundbreaking of the P38 million Tinongan National High School building yesterday at Km. 80 in Brgy. Tinongan, Isabela, together with the Montilla family headed by Isabela Councilor Patrick Montilla who donated the one hectare lot on which the school’s own campus will be established. Also in photo are Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor, Tinongan High School principal Suzanne Catague, and 2nd DPWH District Engineer Randy Melosantos, teachers, parents and students.*(Arman Toga photos)
Presented before the Press yesterday was Angeline Uy Alcantara, Gold Medal and Most Valuable Player on the recently concluded 3rd World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Egypt. Daughter of Jun Mark and Angela Alcantara who is from Murcia was given due recognition in her performance and representing the country in the said tournament.
Mayor Andrew Montelibano with the World Champion Mary Angeline Uy Alcantara in a pressconfab at the Provincial Capitol yesterday.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)
A World Champion in a class of her own – Murciahanon Mary Angeline Uy Alcantara bested 21 female competitors and bagged the Gold Medal and Most Valuable Player on the recently concluded 3rd World Cadet Taekwondo Championships at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt last August 24-27.
THE CHAMP – wishing her to be representing the country in the Olympics in 2020, Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. with Mary Angeline Uy Alcantara with her parents Jun Mark and Angela Alcantara together with Mayor Andrew Montelibano (Murcia).* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)
Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan of Campuestohan Highland Resort is among the top 14 tourism awardees by SKAL International-Makati for their advance contribution in the development and promotion of tourism in the country.
SKAL International is the only professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship and unites all branches of the travel and tourism industry.
The participants and trainers with Fr. Vicente Ramon, OAR at the center.*
A world-class environmentally-friendly children’s playground is set to open today, Thursday, September 7, 2017 after the 10 am turn-over program at the Silay City Public Plaza.
The children’s playground is a donation of the Super Lucky Beagler, Inc. (SLBI) as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, in partnership with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
Negros Occidental and other officials particularly from the sugar industry, led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., with former Gov. Lito Coscolluela are expected to attend the sugar summit today at the Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City.
The summit will tackle issues concerning the present situation of sugar industry. Although fifty percent of sugar supply in the whole country comes from Negros Occidental known as sugar bowl of the country, however, if unabated, sugar in Negros might flap.
Two units ambulance were turned over to the government of Bacolod City yesterday by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).
The ambulance has total cost of P3.3 million. Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the ambulance with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Executive Assistant Joemari Vargas, and officials of CDRRMO.
One unit will be stationed at the CDRRMO near the public plaza, while the other one at the Bacolod City Government Center. This is to hasten the response of CDRRMO considering the traffic that delays response in case of emergency.
A resident of Purok Tondo in Barangay 3, EB Magalona town, Negros Occ. attempted to commit suicide around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police Senior Inspector Bonifacio Aral, Jr., EB Magalona PNP chief identified the victim as Christopher Moreno, 40, married.
He tried to end his life by swallowing a piece of jalousie glass, but his family was able to rush him to Teresita Locsin Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City. He is now in stable condition, according to report.
He tried to end his life due to family problem which police did not elaborate.*(CMG)
An older brother was stabbed dead by his younger brother due drunkenness in Purok Paraiso, Barangay Daga, Cadiz City, Negros Occ. around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Police Chief Inspector Rocky Desear, OIC police chief of Cadiz City identified the victim as Ruben Granada Escala, 52, of Purok Paraiso, Barangay Daga.
He sustained stab wound in the left chest and was rushed to Cadiz City Emergency Clinic, but was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Sheryl Divinagracia.
The suspect was his younger brother Jimbo Granada Escala, 35, single, also of the place.
Three suspects were arrested while two others escaped in a drug buy bust operation in Barangay Bantayanon in Calatrava town, Negros Occidental around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava PNP police chief identified the suspects as Renato Luyao Ramos, 30, single; Franklin Gale Apas, 30, single, all of Upper Nabantu-an, Barangay Balintawak and Joey Musico Villapaña, 25, single, of Barangay Jonob-Jonob, Escalante City.
Four persons were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Bacong town, Bais City and Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Tuesday.
Police Senior Inspector Elpidio Tago-an, Jr., Bacong PNP police chief identified the suspect as Mark Joseph Barba Quitoy, 26, single, of Barangay Combado, Bacong.
He was arrested around 1:05 p.m. Tuesday at Barangay Isugan, Bacong.
Confiscated from him were four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, including the buy bust item in exchange to P500 marked money and one Samsung cellphone.
The public is being informed that considering the Bacolod Anti-Smoking Task Force Action Team has already started apprehending violators of the city’s anti-smoking campaign, but they are not authorized to collect fines.
“Only the City Treasurer Cashiers located at the old city hall, NGC, City Health compound, BCPO and BTAO are authorized to collect the fines, and no one else,” BASTF Co-chair and Coun. Caesar Distrito stressed out.
Suspended Cauayan town Mayor John Rey Tabujara said he did not and will not leave the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Love Negros party.
Tabujara was sought for comment by NDB last night, following speculations that he intends to join UNEGA.
The speculations ran wild in southern Negros Occidental yesterday, which also alleged that Acting Cauayan Mayor. Vice Mayor Rico James “Tata” Tabujara attended the recent UNEGA party meeting and “plans to join the party”.
John Rey & Rico James are cousins.
At least 854,520 individuals from different villages (barangays) nationwide are interested to acquire skills training through the Barangay Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan (BKKK) program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong said that the number of applicants is part of the 23,350 villages that responded to the call of the agency to avail of the free training skills program of the government.