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December 18, 2017


E. B. MAGALONA Vice Mayor Robert “Robe” F. Acaling says when it comes to development projects and services for the people of EBM, the Sangguniang Bayan he leads is always supportive of the local executive leadership. Acaling led SB members & barangay leaders during the 3-day DILG Seminar Workshop on Development & Good Local Governance last week.* (NDB photo)

December 18, 2017


PLAZA LIGHTS ON. The Bacolod City Public Plaza sparkle and dazzle this holiday season as Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Barangay 13 Captain Tanya Familiaran, who is also the vice president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, led the switch-on ceremony for the plaza’s Christmas Lights Friday night, with the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) Rondalla providing entertainment. Various fun-filled activities are lined up at the plaza from Dec. 15 to 31.*

December 18, 2017

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December 18, 2017

The Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts – representing NOPSSCEA swept Area 3 – Talisay City in 3 sets during Palarong Panalawigan secondary girls’ volleyball finals at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center to secure the right to represent Negros Occidental in next year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet in Iloilo.

The Jose Montalbo-bankrolled team downed Area 3: 25-17, 25-16 and 25-20 to win the gold medal.

December 18, 2017

The home team, Ceres Negros Football Club captured the inaugural title after defeating Global Cebu FC, 4-1, in the 2017 Philippines Football League (PFL) Finals Series at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City on Saturday.

The Busmen cameout with a solid start as they took early control of the game flow as Bienvenido Marañon opened the scoring in the 4th minute off a cross from eventual ‘man of the match’ Iain Ramsay.

December 18, 2017

The Social Security System (SSS)-Bacolod extended gifts to 40 children of Barangay 17, Bacolod City last December 14 at SSS Annex Building, Lacson St., Bacolod City as part of its initiative to share love during the Christmas season.


SSS. Photo shows (seated from left) Pabiania, Jr, Brgy. Chairman Fernando Coloso; (seated from rignt) SSS Bacolod OIC-Administrative Section Noel B. Villanueva and OIC-Tellering Section Dina E. Imbang and the children during the gift-giving activity.*

December 18, 2017

Known around the world as the “Drumbeating City of Beauty and Dance”, and as “The Las Vegas of the Philippines”, La Carlota City twinkles once again.


LA CARLOTA. Congresswoman Juliet Marie D. Ferrer, 4th District of Negros Occidental, Former Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer, Mayor Luis Jacky D. Jalandoni III, Vice Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on, Jeffrey Rumbines- City Accountant, SPMs David T. Baga Jr., Zaldy Pernito, Julian Chiang, Elmar O. Aries, ABC President, Jose Luis Jalandoni, Richard Sebastian Benedicto, Provincial Board Member Annabelle Q. Bermudo, President, Liga ng mga Barangays sa Negros Occidental and SPM Arnaldo “Ledoy” Miravalles at the opening ceremonies of La Carlota City Christmas Festival of Lights and Music 2017 at the City Public Plaza.* (Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo)

December 18, 2017

A man was found dead at the Hinigaran town public plaza at about 1:42 in the morning yesterday.

Hinigaran PNP identified the victim as Jose Vargas Velasco lll, 26, single and resident of Hacienda Manocao B in Barangay Bato, Hinigaran.

He sustained a stab wound on his left chest and was brought to Hinigaran emergency clinic where he was declared dead on-arrival by Dr. Jansen Vargas.

Barangay Tanod Aladin Quiatchon who was on duty at that time informed Hinigaran PNP.

December 18, 2017

Two dead bodies were found in Pontevedra town in and in Silay City Thursday and Sunday.

In Pontevedra, policemen identified the victim as Jose Capasilan Sanchez, 75, widow and resident of Sitio Bungyod in Hacienda Monserat in Barangay San Juan in the town.

He was found dead about 3:30 in the afternoon Friday inside his house and was already in a state of decomposition, by John Mark Castillo Durdas , 21, single and Jeffry Baladhay , “alias Koykoy, both residents of the place.

December 18, 2017

A rape suspect was arrested by Ilog policemen and Philippine Army soldiers in Barangay Pingot, a hinterland barangay of Ilog town Saturday.

Police chief Inspector Nerito Lobrido, Ilog PNP chief identified the suspect as Rodney Castillo Omboy, 32, single “Alias Choy and Bryan” of Barangay Pingot.

The policemen were assisted by the elements of the 12th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army led by SSgt. Villasis.

December 18, 2017

The newly rehabilitated Negros Museum launches “Talamdan”, an exhibit of documents and records gathered during the Spanish occupation in Negros collected by the National Archives of the Philippines.

Victorino Mapa Manalo, Executive Director of the National Archives of the Philippines describes the Negros Museum as a “pioneer” institution and that not all Negrenses are aware of the title.

December 18, 2017

Two big events were simultaneously held at the City of Talisay on Dec. 14.

“Since Mayor Neil E. Lizares started office on July 1, 2016, the City Government has acquired a total of 17 new vehicles, 12 of which were blessed before the Lights On ceremony at the city public plaza,” a press release said.

December 18, 2017

A businesswoman in Bacolod City filed estafa and bouncing check charges against another businesswoman who is also a resident of the city, and whom she considers “a former friend”.

Catherine Berioso Cabuga of Palisades Subdivision, Estefania, Bacolod filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office, criminal complaints against Ester Martinez Cuaycong of Marapara Subdivision, Bacolod.

Cabuga’s complaints are for violations of Article 315 (Estafa) and Batas Pambansa Bilang 22 (Bouncing Check Law).

December 18, 2017

This may finally prevent the shipment of illegal drugs and other prohibited substances through cargo handlers, forwarders and couriers based in the country and abroad.

PDEA got the assurance of couriers and cargo handlers and forwarders to help strengthen security measures to intercept illegal drugs smuggled using mail and parcel system, during a meeting with local-based foreign express delivery and domestic courier services.