Daily Archive

December 1, 2017

NDB READERS’ OPINION

* REVGOV. From 09082910000: It seems like there is a misunderstanding between RAM/Guardians' and Revolutionary Government (RevGov) advocates retired police officers Ricardo "Rics/Rex" Noble, Armando Tubongbanua and Edsel Vaflor, and Kilusang Pagbabago's (KP) former Bacolod Councilor, Atty. Arche Baribar. They are all pro-President Duterte but it seems like they have not talked about RevGov and what it is really in character. Both camps, however say the RevGov is a non-violent, unarmed and civil way to transform the form of government into Federalism. Both camps also rallied yesterday in support of RevGov and Duterte. Can they sit down together and talk so other groups will not manipulate the seeming misunderstanding?


VACC. Mayor Evelio Leonardia (4th from left) speaks at the induction ceremony and orientation of new members of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at Sugarland Hotel yesterday. With him are VACC officials (from left): treasurer Captain Alexander Abilo, vice president Cory Quirino, founding chairman and president Dante Jimenez, chairman Martin Diño, and trustee Mel Go.*

December 1, 2017

The Panes Trucking Services Chess Team (PTSCT) duo of Frances Glen Panes and Joel Garanzo emerged victorious after Round 7 to secure the Open division title in the recently-concluded 2017 Barangay Mansilingan Annual Fiesta Team Chess Tournament at A.L. Jayme Elementary School.


The PTSCT dou of Frances Glen Panes and Joel Garanzo edged thirty three other pairs after Round 7 of Swiss System. With them are arbiter Vito Tapulgo and chief arbiter Engr Nestor Cena.* (MANCHESS photo)

December 1, 2017

Suyac Island, located in the remote divinities 15 minutes away from Sagay City in Negros Occidental is a conservative haven which discreetly hides its beauty from the face of the Philippine map. A small and unfamiliar territory separating itself like a shy-away little island, Suyac truly manifests hidden decadence everyone must see.


Hugging the 300-year-old tree known as the Pagatpat mangrove

December 1, 2017

The World Atlas, a prestigious compilation of the 25 Best Governments in the World, recently listed Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada on top of the compilation.

It has been reported that the Swiss Federal government was ranked first globally by the Prosperity Index, which conducts its most important affairs within the Federal Palace in Bern.

December 1, 2017

TBA Productions and Dakila Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, in collaboration with University of St. La Salle (USLS) – Bacolod, recently held a special preview screening of Raya Martin’s Smaller and Smaller Circles in a crowd composed of educators, students, youth leaders, and media.

“We feel that it’s very important to show the film to the right people who can generate interest whether it’s through media, traditional features or articles or even it is just as informal as social media,” expressed Ria Limjap, the film’s producer.


Smaller and Smaller Circles. Film Producer Ria Limjap tackles the relevance of the movie in today’s society.*(LML-pia6)

December 1, 2017

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the inauguration of the 900-meter Murcia-Granada road project and the unveiling of its marker in Brgy. Binitin, Municipality of Murcia, yesterday.


Gov. Marañon together with Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano, Vice Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas, other municipal officials, Ming Yuan College officials and congregation of St. John the Baptist led by Rev. Fr. Michael Hu and Rev. Fr. Stephen Lu, and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, unveiled the marker of the Ming Yuan Avenue in Brgy. Binitin, Murcia, yesterday. *(Richard Malihan photo)

December 1, 2017

Police authorities are looking at an estafa case filed as the reason a victim was shot dead around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by unidentified suspect in Purok Gumamela, Barangay West, Candoni town, Negros Occidental.

Police Senior Inspector Jaynick Bermudez, Candoni PNP police chief identified the victim as Jeffrey Jealson Amar Tamises, 39, married, resident of the place.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds on his left face and right shoulder and was rushed to Candoni Rural Health Unit but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician.

December 1, 2017

Eight houses were gutted, seven totally damaged and one partially damaged, while three persons were injured around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday in Purok Kapayas, Torres Street, Barangay Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Bureau of Fire Protection in Bago City disclosed that the fire originated from the house of Regie Guiza from unknown cause as the incident is being investigated by authorities.

The fire was declared out two hours later, it was reported.

December 1, 2017

Four members of the Espinosa family of La Carlota City were killed when a ten-wheeler truck loaded with sugarcane on its way to a sugar central in North Negros Occ. at about 1:30 pm yesterday, the victims having been pinned down in their car by the careening truck for still unknown causes. The car was a complete wreck, Bago City police reported.

Killed on the spot were Romulo Espinosa who was driving the family car, his wife Josephine who was by her husband's side on the front seat.

December 1, 2017

There will be no more postponement on the imposition of penalty effective today, December 1, against violators for not complying with the “no segregation, no collection policy of the city.

Solid Waste Action Team (SWAT) chairman, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said, they have issued notices to the barangay captains informing them of the imposition of penalties on violators.

December 1, 2017

“There are still other means to employ in seeking justice.”

Thus said Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia regarding the suspension of the Ombudsman to the city councilors from the administrative complaint filed before the Office of the Ombudsman against the city councilors on April 25, 2015 by former Bacolod City Councilor Juan Ramon Guanzon, also then chairman of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB).

December 1, 2017

Leaders and members of some 1,200 workers retrenched by Maricalum Mining Corp. (MMC) some 22 years ago are confident that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will intervene to finally enable them to get what are due to them from the mining firm.


SIPALAY MINES. NAMAWU 103 union president Melecio Libo-on Jr. (left) told Negros mediamen Wednesday they are confident that President Rodrigo Duterte will look into their 22-year ordeal in claiming for what is due to them, being former workers of defunct Maricalum Mining Corp. They are also hoping that Sipalay PNP police chief, Chief Insp. Romeo Vargas will treat them fairly like GHI and other groups when they call for assistance.*(Arman Toga photos)