Daily Archive

November 23, 2017

Councilor Caesar Distrito, Chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance vowed to increase the appropriation for sports development from Php2.4 million to Php5 million during the budget hearing conducted recently.

“The budget for sports should be doubled in order for the City Government to support well our delegates and athletes in the Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Games or even to those who will compete in other national and international sports competitions”, Councilor Distrito said.

November 23, 2017

The AA Electrical-Orange played huge in their 67-58 win over POC in the ongoing D-League Basketball Tournament at the STI-West Negros University gym.

Enok Villasor fired 8 points to spark Orange in a comfortable 18-7 edge in the opening quarter as Marniel Toleco and George delos Reyes scored for 4 points each.

JP Peornato and Klint Quires combined for 9 points as they successfully protected Orange’s lead at the break, 32-20 even as Dave Docto hit 7 points for POC.

November 23, 2017

Back-to-back huge games made the Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts presence felt in the ongoing Rebisco Girls Volleyball Season 15 National League of Champions at the Sta. Rosa City Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.

After winning a stunner against Far Eastern University in its game opener, the Thunderbolts continue to dominate in Pool B with a 2-set sweep against University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) of Cebu.

November 23, 2017


ORGANIC NEGROS. Negros Occ. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., with Department of Agriculture USec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the 12th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival at the Capitol ground, yesterday, witnessed by La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan, Chin-Chin Uy and office heads of the provincial government.*(Richard Malihan photo)

November 23, 2017


MAYORS’ LEAGUE. Region-6 (Western Visayas) City Mayors, from left, Jimmy Clerigo of Canlaon, Nicholas Yulo of Bago, Eddie Montero of Escalante, Francis Frederick Palanca of Victorias, Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod, Jose Espinosa III of Iloilo, Agustin Ernesto Bascon of Himamaylan, Jesry Palmares of Passi, Mark Andrew Golez of Silay, Patrick Escalante Jr. of Cadiz, and Gerardo Valmayor Jr. of San Carlos attend the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) Joint 65th General Assembly and 63rd National Executive Board Meeting at the Shangri-la at The Fort in Taguig City this week.*

November 23, 2017


From the Editor-in-Chief

A mixed feeling of sadness and joy prevailed Sunday evening when the bereaved Leonardo family of Florenceville Subdivision in Pahanocoy Bacolod City hosted a thanksgiving dinner for family, classmates and friends of the late patriarch Renzie Leonardo on the occasion of his 65th birthday at L’Fisher Hotel last November 19.

The bereaved family took the opportunity to formally express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who condoled with them during their period of mourning when Renzie died last January, 2017.


Renzie’s eldest daughter Gladys Leonardo in a pose with NDB’s Pert Toga, and Henry James Toga during the thanksgiving dinner at L’Fisher Hotel last Nov. 19.* (Photo by CJ Peligrino)

November 23, 2017

The court denied bail for two persons accused for rape and in violation of RA 9165 in San Carlos and Silay cities, respectively.

In San Carlos, police arrested a farmer identified as Rey Heronda Labed, 30, married, of Sitio Bulad, Barangay Quezon, in the city for the crime of rape.

Judge Kathrine Go of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 59 in San Carlos issued the arrest warrant dated September 7, 2017 against the suspect.

November 23, 2017

Considering that the budget of PCSO in Negros Occidental for medical assistance to indigent patients has already been depleted, members of the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) approved the resolution of Councilor Caesar Distrito, request the Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office to allocate funds for medical assistance.

This decision was made when Mr. Jose Manuel Villagracia, OIC Branch Manager of PCSO in Negros Occidental, bared that the medical assistance they provide is suspended due to insufficiency of funds.

November 23, 2017

Barangay Mansilingan has the most number of dengue cases in Bacolod, according to Dr. Grace Tan of the Bacolod City Health Office.

Tan said, for the period January 1 to November 15, 2017, there were 1,724 dengue cases recorded in Bacolod, wherein Brgy. Mansilingan had 142 cases, followed by Brgy. Taculing with 129, Mandalagan with 121, and Brgy. Villamonte with 114. followed by Brgys. Vista Alegre and Granada. These barangays, Dr. Tan said are identified with big population.

Out of 1,724 cases, there were 11 deaths reported, Dr. Tan addedd.

November 23, 2017

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) said it conducted a series of weekend power interruptions, specifically on November 4, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2017 due to various activities, such as erection of new 69kV transmission poles in replacement of the rotten poles, transfer of wires to the newly-erected poles, stringing of 69kV transmission lines as well as preventive maintenance servicing of transformers in different CENECO substations.

November 23, 2017

The Senate last night voted - with eight against and seven in favor, on a proposal to reduce taxes on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Voting against the amendment proposed by Sen. Ralph Recto that would put the HFCS “in parity with sugar”, were Senators Miguel Zubiri, Edgardo Angara Jr., Jose Victor Ejercito, Sherwin Gatchalian, Panfilo Lacson, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, Joel Villanueva and Riza Hontiveros.

Zubiri said it was a “close call and we nearly lost it.”