Daily Archive

November 16, 2017

AACI Trading defeated Sweet Crystals Sugar, 88-84 last Wednesday in the 2nd Conference of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-color basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Because of the loss, Sweet Crystals Sugar dropped to 7-2 win-loss card, while improving AACI Trading to 6-2 in the elimination.

AACI Trading held a 25-22 advantage behind Carlo Chu 12 points.

But Sweet Crystals Sugar’s trio of Ceasar Tan, Alexis Somo and Jasper Geolingo combined for 25 points to move ahead in the half, 49-38.

November 16, 2017

The Area IV Athletic Meet 2017 had formally opened at the Manuel Y. Torres Sports Complex yesterday with the Theme: “Road to Solidarity and Prosperity in the Heart of the Asean Community.” It will run until November 17.

Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo deliver his inspirational message during the opening of Area IV Athletic Meet 2017 yesterday at Manuel Y. Torrres Sports Complex.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

November 16, 2017

By June 2018, nine teacher-fellows trained by Teach for the Philippines will immerse themselves in selected public schools in the cities of Talisay, Silay and Victorias in the Third District of Negros Occidental, to help provide innovation and more productivity in the learning system to improve performance of both teachers and students.

November 16, 2017

The Bacolod City Water District will conduct service improvement activities which will cause temporary water supply interruption and turbid water in some portions of the service area.

ACTIVITY: Interconnection of 450 mm Ø steel pipe at Burgos-Lopez Jaena St.

SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 18 - 19, 2017

AFFECTED AREAS: Burgos-Lopez Jaena, Hilado St, Cometa, Gustilo St., San Juan area, Barangays 19, 20 and Villamonte

Residents of the affected areas are advised to take appropriate actions to avoid undue inconvenience.*(The Management)


November 16, 2017

A policeman of Talisay City PNP and female vendor were injured after they were sideswept by a Toyota Fortuner along Mabini National Highway, Barangay Zone 12, Talisay around 2:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Police Officer 2 Ronnel Esmedia Arevalo, 29, married, of Menlo Phase 3, Barangay Zone 4-A, Talisay was manning their Mahindra patrol car parked in the area when the Toyota Fortuner driven by David Taguibao Mamuyac, 49, married, of 12 Domingo Street, Talisay sideswept them.

The Toyota Fortuner was heading north from south.

November 16, 2017

A minor who was driving a single motorcycle with a 68-year-old backrider was killed following a collision when he made a left turn at Purok 4, Barangay Linao, Kabankalan City around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victim as Michael Rey Sanisit Tanguar, 14, of Barangay Linao.

His backrider, identified as Virginia Eligino, also of Barangay Linao, was injured.

November 16, 2017

Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito and three other Sanggunian members yesterday afternoon sent to media outlets a statement in response to Councilor Jun Gamboa’s statement in media interviews.

NDB is quoting the four councilors’ statement:

Nobody will question your sacred duty if it is within the provisions of the law and the internal rules of the Sanggunian.

November 16, 2017

“I owe it to the people of Bacolod City that when confronted with issues concerning their interest and welfare, I will be a Councilor who will be judicious, apprised, properly informed and enlightened,” Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. said yesterday after fellow Councilor Caesar Distrito issued statement criticizing him for conducting a public hearing last November 9, 2017.

He stressed, “There is no rule or any provision in the Internal Rules or any Laws that prohibits any member of the Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) to conduct a public hearing on matters involving public interest, moreso, if the issue is related to his/her committee.”

Gamboa, currently chairman of the SP Committee on History, Culture and Arts conducted a public hearing on the proposed House Bill no. 5857 declaring June 18 of every year as the Bacolod City Charter Day, instead of October 19 of every year (R.A. 7724), filed by Bacolod Congressman Greg Gasataya.

November 16, 2017

Finding them guilty of simple misconduct in relation to an anti-illegal fishing operation on August 18, 2014, five Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) policemen and three other member-operatives of the Negros Occ. Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) Task Force Lawod, were meted a penalty of three months and one day suspension without pay.

Suspended were Police Supt. Gabriel Prietos Gutierrez, SPO1 Alfredo Chavez, PO3 Onald Villa, PO2 Albert Juaneza, PO2 Dennis Capatar, Noel de la Cruz, Neil Francis Gepanago and Welman Mendones.

November 16, 2017

La Carlota City Sanggunian members unanimously voted for the temporary closure of Roxol Bioenergy Corporation at Barangay Nagasi, in the city.

During Monday’s regular session, the SP voted for a resolution calling for the firm’s temporary closure following complaints from residents of bad smell from the plant.

ROXOL CLOSURE. La Carlota City Vice Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on delivering his privilege speech, during Monday’s Sanggunian regular session, on complaints of city residents against foul and obnoxious odor from Roxol BioEnergy. SPM Richard Sebastian Benedicto filed a motion for the temporary closure of the plant which was subsequently unanimously approved by SP members present.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo)

November 16, 2017

Kanlaon Volcano is now on Alert Level 2.

An increase in volcanic activities within the volcano’s immediate surroundings prompted the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to raise its alert status to moderate level of unrest, yesterday morning.

“Alert Level 2 status now currently prevails over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that the volcano is undergoing a moderate level of unrest. There is probable intrusion of magma at depth which may or may not lead to a magmatic eruption,” a Phivolcs announcement said.