Daily Archive

December 15, 2017

Congressman Greg Gasataya thanked all the teams who came out and participated in the tournament – the Congressman furthered that the league is dedicated to all the Bacolodnons who love the sport and have showed tremendous response during the staging of the 1st Greg Gasataya Basketall League.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)

December 15, 2017

ILOG GETS JAPANESE SUPPORT. The municipality of Ilog under Mayor GR Alvarez, received a grant from the government of Japan, for the construction of a school building in Brgy Manalad, through the support of H. E. Ambassador Koji Henada, and efforts of JPGES Principal Darling Grace Malsi who did all the hard work.*(Ilog photo)

December 15, 2017

Class of 1994 took away the no.1 spot from C’97 after registering its highest three-game set with 1,552 pin falls in bracket “A” on day seven in the ongoing 2017-2018 NOHSAAI Bowling Festival for Unity hosted by NOHS Class ’93 at Negros Super Lanes.

Members of the C’94 bowling team pose for souvenir after their high game night.*

December 15, 2017


* AMITY VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE @ 40. From 09176311419: On celebrating today (Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017) our 40th year of service o the people of Bacolod, Negros occidental, we request for prayers for all Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade volunteers who have given teir time and efforts without expecting anything in return. merry Christmas. (Mr. Crispin Chua)

December 15, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief

There are many words but only one could best describe my early life being the son of a struggling family of seven children whose only hope for survival is ‘hand-to-mouth’ existence through hard labor day-in and day-out: POVERTY.

How we survived this deep-seated poverty through the years that impoverished our lives as a family working together under an atmosphere of sufferings, helped us surmount the seemingly indestructible odds with faith in our hearts, was a story in itself.

December 15, 2017

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. informs its consumers that the Mabini Main Office, Silay, Talisay, Bago and Murcia Area Offices’ Collection Section, as well as, Metrodome, Robinsons and East Collection Centers will be accepting bill payments until 3:00PM only today, December 15, Friday.

However, CENECO Emergency Services Unit will be open 24/7 to accommodate consumer complaints.

Please be guided accordingly.*


December 15, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday advised its member countries to limit the use of the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia only to those who had contracted the disease.

“Dengvaxia prevents disease in the majority of vaccine recipients but it should not be administered to people who have not previously been infected with dengue virus,” the WHO said in a statement.

It noted that the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety considered Dengvaxia manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur’s new results from clinical trial data analyses.

December 15, 2017

An old woman was killed when bumped by a dump truck as she crossed the road in Barangay San Miguel, Bacong town around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Police identified the victim as Epifania Lim Briones, 79 years old, single, resident of the place.

She sustained head and body injuries when dragged by a dump truck driven by Jose Jerry Esplaguera Anticristo, 52 years old of Barangay Motong in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental.

She was rushed to the nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician.

December 15, 2017

Several firearms and ammunitions were confiscated in two separate raids in Tanjay City and Amlan town in Negros Oriental Wednesday.

Tanjay PNP served a search warrant to Ricardo Santurina, Jr., 37, “Alyas Johnny” at his residence in Sitio Bolon, Barangay Sta. Cruz Nuevo, Tanjay around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.

December 15, 2017

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved on its second and third reading the proposed P2.25-Billion budget of the City Government for 2018, during their session on Wednesday.

Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, Chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance said that the 2018 budget is 12.5% higher than compared to this year’s budget of P2 Billion or 250M higher.

December 15, 2017

Five drug suspects were arrested and another escaped when Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Kabankalan City PNP conducted a buy bust operation in Purok Paraiso, Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City Wednesday.

The arrested suspects were identified as Noel Cuenca, John Mark Salazar, Harvey Ledesma, Melvin Cabatu and Ruben Villaflor, all residents of the place.

Escaped from police dragnet was Jose Hupalan.

The PDEA said that the suspects were having a pot session when they swooped down on them.

December 15, 2017

The Department of Health in Western Visayas reported yesterday that the number of dengue cases in Region has dropped by 64 percent.

However, Negros Occidental registered the highest cases for this year.

Reynilyn Reyes, head of the family, health and nutrition cluster of DOH-6, said that from January 1 to November 26 this year, a total of 9,279 dengue cases were recorded in the region with less than 70 deaths.

She said the number is lower by 64 percent or 16,182 lesser compared with the 25,461 dengue patients recorded in the same period in 2016.

December 15, 2017

Good news to government workers and those in public schools.

Malacañang has cancelled work in government offices and government-controlled institutions on December 26 and January 2 so Filipinos can enjoy a longer holiday celebration.

In a memorandum issued yesterday, Palace said it was suspending work in days after earlier declared holidays December 25 and January 1.

December 15, 2017

For the past 24 hours- from 8 a.m. December 13 to 8 a.m. Dec. 14, there were 1,007 volcanic earthquakes recorded at Mt. Kanlaon.

In the 8 a.m. Dec. 14 Kanlaon Volcano Bulletin of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Kanlaon’s seismic monitoring network recorded one thousand and seven (1,007) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours.

December 15, 2017

Authorities are again warning the public against individuals and groups claiming to have links with the AFP and other government agencies, who come up with various schemes to be able to extort money.

The advisory was issued yesterday as two retired military colonels are currently under investigation over alleged extortion victimizing local officials and civilians in Negros and Cebu.