Daily Archive

January 5, 2018


ILLEGAL TERMINAL AT GRAND REGAL. Despite the ease the Magsaysay-Araneta flyover provides, congestion still stalls northbound traffic flow infront of Grand Regal Hotel parking area along Araneta Street (opposite Gaisano City Mall Bacolod). This is due to Punta Taytay-Central Market & other PUJs' using the Grand Regal side óf the highway as their illegal terminal.*(Arman Toga photo)

January 5, 2018


'EXTEND TRAFFIC ISLANDS'. Aside from pedestrian lanes which are oftentimes ignored by motorists, these traffic islands provide safety to both motorists and pedestrians alike. These islands, small raised areas in the middle of the road that provide a safe place for pedestrians to stand and mark a division between two opposing streams of traffic, have helped lessen to a greater extent highway deaths and injuries from the old Bacolod airport to the GSIS area in Tangub. These islands must be extended further south before the bridge in Sum-ag where crashes and collissions frequently happen.* (Arman Toga photo)

January 5, 2018

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi released the Guidelines, thru the Oil Industry Management Bureau headed by Undersecretary Donato M. Marcos, to all oil companies to effectively monitor and implement the new Tax Reform Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN).

Pertinent provisions of the Guidelines are as follows:

1) Submission of a duly notarized inventory report as of 31 December 2017. The inventory shall be on per depot and per product basis;

January 5, 2018

A businesswoman died in a hospital in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental when a riding in tandem shot her around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Joseph, New Town Subdivision, Barangay 1, San Carlos City.

Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas, San Carlos police OIC chief identified the victim as Aileen De La Rosa Tanjay, 50, married, resident of the place.

She sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body and was rushed to San Carlos City Hospital but died 10:10 p.m. on the same day as declared by Dr. Romeo Agraviador, Jr.

January 5, 2018

Three suspects were arrested in a drug bust in Barangay 2, Bais City, Negros Oriental around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Police identified the suspects as Vanessa Antiporda Garcia, of Bais; SJ Gutierrez and Edgar Tobiah Muñoz, both of Tanjay, Negros Oriental.

The suspects were arrested in joint police and PDEA-Negros Oriental operation led by SPO1 Dickmar Gornez of Tanjay PNP under supervision of Superintendent Frankie Lugo.

January 5, 2018

A 37-year old man committed suicide and his body was found by relatives around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday in Purok Mainuswagon, Barangay Sagua Banwa, Valladolid town.

The victim was identified by Senior Inspector Junjie Liba, Valladolid PNP OIC police chief as Joewie Alba Patalinhog, resident of the place.

He was found dead by his mother Ana Maria, 55, who informed the Valladolid police. She said her son was found inside the comfort room full of blood and has lacerated wound on his left wrist.

January 5, 2018

The business sector in Bacolod City and the entire Negros Occidental is optimistic about prospects in 2018 that it would be a better year in the province.

Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Western Visayas, said Wednesday that the Provincial Development Council (PDC) has already laid down projects and programs, especially in infrastructure, during the last two years.

January 5, 2018

La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor- Mangilimutan said, the centennial celebration of the town has been peaceful with no major incidents marring the festivities.

Mangilimutan said that the celebration started last December 14, 2017.

Today, January 5 is the culmination, marking the 100 years of the town with the signing of the proclamation dated January 5, 1918.

“The clebration has been very peaceful,” Mangilimutan told reporters.

She added to ensure peace and order all throughout the festivities, the local police force has been conducting saturation drive.

January 5, 2018

In my long years of close friendship, fellowship in the media profession and working together in the print media industry, I can state without fear of contradiction that the man I consider my best model of a compleat journalist in his colorful lifetime is no other than our colleague and elder brother in the profession - Rolly Espina.

Not known to many, journalist Rolly, who became a professional media practitioner in Metro Manila sometime in the early 50s, decided to come back to his home province of Negros Occidental and spent the best years of his life and journalism career with us, provincial and community media practitioners.

January 5, 2018

The Office of the Governor of Negros Occidental is warning the public against persons asking for “donations for the anti-illegal drug campaign of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.”

Eric Loretizo, Executive Assistant IV, of the Governor’s Office, informed NDB last night that reports reached their office about this “budol-budol”, primarily targeting gasoline stations.