CONG. ALBEE BENITEZ, at right, says if Vice Governor Bong Lacson will run for governor of Negros Occ. in 2019, he will give way. Cong. Albee was interviewed last week at the Visayan Bloc office in Congress by, at left, former Negros Press Club president and NDB editor Arman Toga, with (not seen in photo) NPC incumbent president Boy Duran of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod, and former NPC pres. Dolly Yasa of The Daily Guardian.*
Continuing their campaign in the Philippines Football League (PFL), the busmen added points to climb up to the standings as they beat Ilocos-United 5-0 in last Saturday’s match. Coach Ian Gillan of Ilocos said that he has high respect to the Ceres Club and in his opinion they have played the best squad in the league.
BEFORE THE 5TH GOAL – Ceres Negros FC Mid-Fielder Stephan Shröck passed by Ilocos United Goal Keeper to score and seal 5-0 win at home.*(Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)
What greeted him upon his arrival were news reports of statements by former Sugar Regulatory Administrator Anna Paner that the secretary was behind her exit from SRA.
Paner's term expired on June 30. President Duterte should have simply appointed a replacement, and Paner would have silently faded from the public view without any fuss.
During the weekend, the TV hosts of the Cable TV program "Super Dot Com" Roberto Dot Soliven and NDB's Jun delos Reyes had a lively Exchange of Ideas with two Negros Press Club (NPC) presidents - Renato "Boy" Duran the incumbent and NDB's Pert Toga, former president who served the oldest press club of the Philippines twice after a span of 20 years during which his first term was in 1974-75 and again 1995-96.
NEGROS DAILY BULLETIN’s 57th Anniversary. Ruperto G. Toga, President & Editor-in-Chief of NDB (2nd L), with Renato “Boy” Duran, President of Negros Press Club & anchorman of DYEZ Aksyon Radyo (2nd R), during an interview over Sky Cable Channel 40’s Super Dot Com program, hosted by Roberto Dot Soliven and co-host Jun de los Reyes - aired live every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9PM to 10PM*
One of the biggest gatherings of photographers in the world – Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk is now on it’s 10 year Anniversary. In Bacolod City, NDB Photojournalist Owen Segovia Bayog leads the Bacolod Photo Walk on October 7, 2017. Bayog says the said activity will gather 50 photographers that have registered to join in the said activity.
Owen Segovia Bayog – Scott Kelby WorldWide Photowalk Leader.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jesus “JV” Hinlo Jr. met Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, the Acting City Director of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) during an official visit recently at the conference room of BCPO.
Usec Hinlo took the time to discuss with Chief Wanky to give his inputs on how to address the current peace and order situation in the city, focusing on robbery and theft incidents considering that he heads the public safety sector in the DILG.
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is intensifying anti-crime and other security measures not only for the safety of MassKara Festival revelers but also for residents and visitors alike.
Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, the Acting City Director of BCPO, told newsmen the conduct of the simulation exercises (SIMEX) at the Bacolod Public Plaza and the Bacolod Government Center were part of the drills that better prepared the city cops.
A heavy downpour did not stop thousands of Bacolodnons to witness the grand opening of the 38th MassKara Festival last night at the heart of Bacolod City.
People swarmed from the old City Hall area along Araneta Avenue to the Diamond Jubilee Memorial Tower at Araneta-Gonzaga junction where the opening program was held.
A parade of winning groups in various contest categories in last year’s street dance and arena contests highlighted the opening program, including winners of last year’s Electric Masskara, among others.
Fifty 20-footer fiberglass motorized boats were turned over to small fishermen in Negros Occidental who are beneficiaries of the Bangka Project of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
FISHING BOATS. Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñol, Governor Alfredo Maranon, Mayor Nicholas Yulo of Bago City, and Congressman Joseph Stephen “Caraps” Paduano of Abang Lingkod Partylist at the turn-over rites.*
A competitive sugar industry, and reducing the cost of production will be the thrust of newly-designated Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica.
SUGARY & SWEET CONCERNS. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol addresses sugar industry concerns during the sugar industry stakeholders forum at the Sugar Regulatory Administration – Bacolod Office last Friday. With him are (L-R) Vice-Gov. Bong Lacson, Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Sugar Regulatory Administrator Engr. Herminigildo Serafica, Sugar Board Member Atty. Roland Beltran, Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Visayas Atty. Hansel Didulo and DA6 Regional Director Remelyn Reloter. *(Butch Bacaoco photo)
It was a proud moment for Bacolod’s very own, Cristina Poblador-Magbojos, to be recognized as one of Victoria University’s 2017 Student Leadership Awardees – winner for the International Individual Award category, last September 27, 2017 at the Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria. Currently on her 3rd semester for a Master of Business – Accounting program, she bested over 30 finalists in this annual prestigious awards and represented the Victoria University Filipino Club. Among the highlights of her recognition included her
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc., in partnership with KEPCO-Salcon Power Corporation (KSPC) and UP Silak Brotherhood and Silab Sisterhood, conducted a medical mission on September 23, Saturday at CENECO Mabini compound.
A total of 395 children and adults from Barangays 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, Banago, and Mandalagan benefited from said medical mission by availing the medical check-ups, medicines, vitamins, and feeding.
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) invites professional or amateur filmmakers all over Negros Island to join the first ever video contest on geothermal energy.
Dubbed “Sa Geothermal, May Forever,” filmmakers will submit a creative 3-5 minute video on how geothermal energy – the only form of renewable energy that provides clean, uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, rain or shine – can give us a brighter future.
Deadline has been extended till October 6 to give opportunity to more filmmakers to join the contest and get a chance to win P20,000.
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. informs its consumers that the residential rate for September 2017 billing is P10.0130/kwh; an increase of P0.3683/kWh from last month’s P9.6447/kwh.
The adjustments in CENECO’s effective rate is attributed to the increase in power purchased by CENECO from 69,687,001 kWh last month to 74,858,319 kWh this month.
CENECO continues to remind its electricity consumers to conserve energy to avoid paying high electricity bills.*(PR)
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has declared every 28th of September as World Rabies Day.
Cadiz City commemorated this event with a WORLD RABIES AWARENESS DAY DOG WALK 2017 last Sept. 30, with the theme “RABIES FREE NEGROS BY 2020”.
Assembly and on-site registration was at 6AM at the Children’s Playground and then converged at the Cadiz City Hall.