Daily Archive

October 4, 2017

For Filipinos, the start of the “Ber” months ushers in the longest Christmas celebration in the world. Malls start playing Christmas carols while some households whip out their Christmas lights and decors.

Negros is no exception. But in Sugarlandia, September has an added significance because it signals the start of the new sugar milling season, marking the end of the dreaded tiempos muertos (dead season).

October 4, 2017

A fisherman stabbed and wounded a laborer in front of a gasoline station in Purok Malipayon in Barangay Alianza, Bago City around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Bago City police homicide investigator identified the victim as Henry Mendoza Peregrin, 43, married, laborer, of Purok Malipayun, Barangay Alianza, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

He sustained a stab wound on his left chest and was brought to Bago City Hospital, but was later transferred to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.

October 4, 2017

The considered No. 10 Street Level Target in Escalante City was arrested by police operatives in front of the Escalante People’s Arena cockpit located in Barangay Jonob-jonob, Escalante City around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

PCInsp. Rollie Pondevilla, Escalante City OIC police chief identified the victim as Mario Dalaguit Rezaga, 36, married, of Purok Orange, Pag-asa Habitat Homes in Barangay Jonob-jonob, Escalante City.

October 4, 2017

A teenager was injured after he was bumped by a Ceres bus in the national highway, between Km 45-46 in Barangay Miranda in Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental, 8:00 p.m. Monday.

Pontevedra PNP traffic investigator identified the victim as Jerick Rios, 18, single, of Barangay Miranda, Pontevedra.

Rios was sideswept by the bus driven by Ildefonso Occeña Guilon, Jr., 49, married, of Barangay Caliling, Cauayan town, Negros Occidental.

The Ceres bus was on its way to south of the province from Bacolod City.

October 4, 2017

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) passed a General Assembly Resolution expressing its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Western Visayas Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (WEVECA), for its unwavering support in PHILRECA’s recently-held 38th Annual General Membership Meeting (AGMM) on August 30-31, 2017 at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City.

October 4, 2017

Officials of the newest hotel to open in Bacolod City, the Seda Capitol Central Hotel, urged their parent company under the Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) to hasten the completion of the renovation of the Provincial Capitol Lagoon and Park near Seda’s location.


The executives of Seda Hotels led by Andrea Mastellone, Senior Group General Manager, Melissa Carlos, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, Rhett Villaruz, Hotel Manager, and Sabrina Salvador, Front Office Manager, among others, called on Negros Occ. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. at the Provincial Capitol, Tuesday. The newest hotel in Bacolod City, the Seda Capitol Central, is set to have its soft opening on the third week of October.*(Richard Malihan/Capitol photos)

October 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees and officers of St. John’s Institute along with the members of the Filipino-Chinese community attended the groundbreaking for the multi-million science and technology center and a state of the art sports pavilion with an Olympic-size pool in the SJI Ayala Campus recently.


SJI Board of Trustees with Architect Adriel Lim (4th from right) and representatives of Ayala Land and the City of Talisay had a groundbreaking last Saturday for the multi-million development in the SJI Ayala Campus, Talisay City.*

October 4, 2017

A Swedish national and his two Filipino companions sustained bullet wounds when about 30 unidentified armed men yesterday staged an ambush along the national highway in Barangay. Caliling in Cauayan.

Swedish Karl Christer Arvidsson, 48 years old sustained a bullet wound on his left arm.

Juliana Palmero, 40 years old, sustained sustained a bullet wound in her left soulder, while their driver Jason Tamayo 42 years old of Bacolod susrained bullet wounds on his left face and chest.

October 4, 2017

A former Army soldier was shot dead by two unidentified suspects after sending his adopted child to school in Barangay Amayco, Murcia town around 7:30 a.m. yesterday.

Senior Inspector Ryan Santillan, Murcia PNP OIC police chief identified the victim as Benito Fernandez Neparanom, 45, married, of Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Amayco, Murcia.

The victim was on his XRM motorcycle waiting for his wife who sent off their child inside the school campus.