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February 14, 2018

9-0 the busmen came out charging since the start of their first home game this year in the AFC. Still undefeated at home, Ceres Negros FC did not disappoint the crowd who trooped to the Panaad Park and Stadium to witness the game in spite of a Signal No. 2 Typhoon in the region.


February 14, 2018

Days to go before his match against defending Champion Edward Heno in Bacolod City, Merlito “Tiger Sabillo” has gone into training with his coach Sonny Villagonzalo for the Oriental Pacific Federation Light Flyweight Title. Heno holds a record of (11W-0L-5D, 5KO’s) while the challenger Sabillo has (24W-4L-1D, 13KO’s) coming to this title fight as the challenger.

The event is presented by Highland International Boxing Promotion and will be staged on February 17, 2018.

February 14, 2018

In line with the celebration of the National Arts Day as stated in Presidential Proclamation No. 683, the Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS) in partnership with Tumandok Crafts Industries and Luis Hervias National High School Campus Ministry will be holding a group art exhibit on February 17-March 17, 2018 at the Tumandok Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Robinsons Cybergate, Singcang Bacolod City across Old Bacolod Airport.

February 14, 2018

Recognizing the criticality of water supply in productivity and other development initiatives, Third District Congressman Alfredo Benitez spearheaded the presentation and consultation on the Malogo River Irrigation Program of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) with stakeholders, specifically in the cities of Victorias and Silay and the municipality of E.B. Magalona.

The Panel at the Malogo River Irrigation Program Consultation. (from left) Silay Mayor Mark Golez, EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, Cong. Alfredo Benitez, NIA Special Projects Coordinator for Region VI Engr. Jesus Datoon and Victorias Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca.*

February 14, 2018

The Basic Computer Training-Batch 11 (BCT-11), a project offered by the Bacolod City and Public Library ( BCPL) for free to the public, will hold an

induction of BCT- B11 officers today, February 14, 2018 at BCPL Hall at Araneta-Hernaez Sts. in this city, according to BCT instructress Remia A. Quebrar, RL.

(From left) Benjie Tupas, Custodio Republica, Margie Cango, Nenita Villegas, Mercy Medel, Lian Cola, Effie Macasa, Lilian Malunes, Ronico Despabeladero, Angelina Serantes, Greta Memoria, RL III, Remia Quebrar, RL (Instructress), Evelyn Casiano ( last, front row), Marjorie Gumban, Vicky Ariola, Jamina Escorial and Lea Rose Aguirre.*

February 14, 2018

By Kristine G. Alonso

There has been a viral article circulating on social media saying that being single is a disability. Although unproven, it has struck debate among people who are happily single and those who are desperate for a relationship.

Some took it as a pressure to hold while others disputed upon the irrationality. Nonetheless, the bottom line here is for a person to find a partner he or she can potentially spend the rest of life with.

February 14, 2018

The 13th Bacolaodiat Festival will not be using products containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) during the duration of the festival on February 15 to 18.

There will be no Coca-Cola and Pepsi products during the festival.

The festival organizers will only be accommodating San Mig Cola which uses 100% Philippine sugar.

This is in support of the sugar industry, city officials, and the campaign against HFCS.*


February 14, 2018

Today on Valentine’s Day, give your heart some loving with a quick health check at SM City Bacolod. The Philippine Red Cross–Negros Occidental, in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard and the

The Philippine Red Cross, in cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard and SM City Bacolod, will hold a one day blood pressure monitoring and blood typing to mall goers. This free service can be availed at the south wing main entrance, from 10am to 5pm.

February 14, 2018

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) consumers connected to Bacolod-Silay 69kV Transmission Lines experienced unscheduled power interruptions on February 12, 2018, Monday.

Two of Bacolod-Silay 69kV poles went down and caused the unscheduled power outages in the areas covered by Burgos, Mt. View, Talisay, Lopez and Panaogao (Silay) Feeders.

Power completely resumed on Monday, 8:47 PM, in Burgos, Mt. View and Talisay Feeders.

February 14, 2018

LTO Region 6 Regional Director Roland C. Ramos recently traveled to Pilar, Capiz, the northernmost part of Capiz province to meet Pilar Municipal Mayor Gideon Ike Patricio and other mayors of neighboring towns on his plan to establish an LTO Extension Office in that town.

LTO VISIT. Pilar Capiz Mayor Gideon Ike Patricio (2nd from left) welcomes LTO officials headed by Region VI Regional Director Roland C. Ramos, LTO Region 6 Administrative Officer Nanette de Ocampo and LTO Bacolod Chief and Provincial Law Enforcement Services Head Renato S. Novero during their visit to establish an LTO Extension Office in the town.*

February 14, 2018

Some 481 new soldiers have successfully finished the 3-month training for Classes 491, 492 and 505 under the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.

According to Capt. Eduardo Precioso, Jr., head, 3ID Public Affairs Office (DPAO), they finished the trainings of a Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) and Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course (JWMOC) held at the 3rd Division Training School (3DTS).

February 14, 2018

The implementation of the deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait will increase the unemployment rate in the country, said General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) Secretary-General Wennie sancho.

“The ban will have an impact on the problem of unemployment which is already high,” Sancho said.

“Our employment growth cannot sufficiently reduce our unemployment due to the rapid population growth and increasing labor force participation,” Sancho said.

February 14, 2018

Some 200 couples living together for quite sometime have exchanged vows yesterday, February 13, whom Mayor Evelio Leonardia solemnized at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center, giving impetus to the celebration of Valentine’s Day. This is a yearly event of the city usually held on February 14, but this time moved to February 13 because Feb. 14 happens to be Ash Wednesday.

MASS WEDDING. Yesterday's mass wedding at the Bacolod City Government Center officiated by Mayor Bing Lenoardia and witnessed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Em Ang, Bart Orola, and other city officials.* (Photo-grab from SPM Ang's FB)

February 14, 2018

It’s once in a blue moon that Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day celebrations coincide, but this year does after 73 years. The last time was in 1945.

Incidentally, Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day also fall on the same date this year.

For Catholics, Ash Wednesday is one of the holiest days when the priests put a marking of the sign of the Cross on the foreheads to remind us that man comes from dust and to dust shall he return.

February 14, 2018

Moderate to heavy rains and up to 65 kph winds are likely to prevail over Visayas and Mindanao, particualrly in Cebu, Negros and Panay, and Palawan until tomorrow Thursday, although Storm Basyang has slowed down as it was forecast to make landfall in the Visayas last night, state weather bureau PAGASA said last night.

Meanwhile, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced the suspension of classes today, Feb. 14, in both public and private pre-schools only. All elementary and secondary school students, on the other hand will resume classes today.

February 14, 2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) advised lovers and couples to be wary of criminals who are out to take advantage of Valentine’s Day to carry out their unscrupulous activities.

“Notorious individuals and crime groups will take advantage through some modus operandi such as Credit Card Scam (Baraha Gang), Bukas Kotse Modus, Ipit-Taxi Modus, Laslas Bag/Pocket Gang, Pitas Tactics, and Salisi Modus,” PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said yesterday.