MassKara Queen Contestants in Swimwear Competition Show Assets

The eleven candidates for the MassKara Queen competition displayed their “wares” yesterday afternoon at the Palmas del Mar Resort Hotel in Bacolod City.

Ms. Charie Ginete-Ilon is the Executive Director of the MassKara Queen 2015 competition.

Left to Right: Aniara D. Faduhilao, Sam Gergiana A. Yu, Ronilyn Baloco, Chin Chin D. Golez, Ivy Benedicto, Mae Alyn E. Marzan, Jennifer E. Agudelo, Mae Lourine T. Mercado, Rezel B. Esporas, Janelle Pauline D. Teo, and Kennyveb A Casabuena.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella with MassKara Queen contestants

Masskara Queen 2015 Schedule of Activities

September 19, 2015 @ 2pm @ Palmas Del Mar - Swimwear Competition and Press Presentation

September 28, 2015 @ 4pm @ SM City East Bridge way - Photo Exhibit Opening

October 3, 2015 @ 5pm @ SM City Main Atrium - Talent Competition

October 6, 2015 @ 4pm @ Robinsons Bacolod - Photo Exhibit Opening

October 8, 2015 @ 4pm @ Robinsons Bacolod Fountain Area - Festival Costume Competition

A Recollection NDB’s Early Days

It’s our 55th anniversary in September, 2015, considering that Negros Bulletin started hitting the streets as a weekly paper, way back in 1960, at a time when the streets of Bacolod were still a picture of complete serenity, order and discipline, comparatively speaking, to today’s chaotic and almost topsy turvy state, a sign of prosperity, they say, notably in the busiest sections of the downtown area during peak hours. They insist this could be an indication of progress and development of a fast-growing city.

Success Stories of NOLITC Graduates

An 18-year old mother from Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota City, who completed her high school education through the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and a daughter of a driver-laborer from Himamaylan City led the latest graduates of contact center service NC II course for prospective call center agents and the English language proficiency program of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center’s (NOLITC) Training-for-Work Scholarship Program.

WITH THE GRADUATES. Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (5th from left) with (l-r) Executive Assistant Eric Loretizo, NOLITC head, Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido, Second District Board Member Salvador Escalante, Kagawad Roberto Talaban Quirit, Jr. of Barangay 5, Kabankalan City; Levi Trio, marketing supervisor for Vis-Min of Teleperformance; Claudia Aguirre, Transcom Bacolod senior recruitment officer and NOLITC trainer Larry Franco.*

In Memoriam A Great and Famous Negrense: The Late Alfredo Montelibano, Sr.

Today, August 19, 2015 is not only the birthday of President Manuel L. Quezon but also a memorable day for the Province of Negros Occidental and all Negrenses as it marks the 26th death Anniversary of Alfredo Montelibano Sr., one of the greatest Negrenses in the history of Negros Occidental and also this country.

The late Don Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. with then Manila Archbishop Jaime L. Cardinal Sin at an important occasion.*

Philippine justice system too slow

Fr. Shay Cullen, an Irish activist Catholic priest, is appealing to Philippine judges to prioritize speedy trials for child abuse victims.

The Philippines’ legal system often moves at a pace slower than a sick snail, and it can take years before cases come to trial.

Fr. Cullen cited the case of Maria, a ten year-old Filipina, who was raped by her mother’s live-partner. With the help of good neighbors and concerned government social workers a case was filed against the suspected rapist in October 2011.


Alan Gensoli Arman Toga Cyrus Garde Desiderio Deferia Edith Colmo
Eugene Adiong Gil Alfredo Severino James Toga Jun delos Reyes Leo Claridad
Manny Canto Owen Bayog Pert Toga Ritzy Robles Malo-oy Robert Harland
Roque P. Hofilena W. Henry O. Streegan Wennie Sancho