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Kabankalan Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D. assumed his post as 6th bishop of the Bacolod Diocese during installation rites yesterday at the San Sebastian Cathedral, officiated by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in the presence of some 50 other bishops, 290 priests, 120 nuns and religious leaders and with several hundreds of Catholic faithfuls from all over the Bacolod diocese and various parts of the country.

Most Rev. Patricio Abella Buzon, SDB, D.D. (L) 6th Bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod delivers his message and homily at the Holy Mass during rites at the San Sebastian Cathedral.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Safety Advocate Alarmed by Rising Road Crashes

An advocate of road safety, representing a coalition of groups aiming for “zero road traffic crash injuries and deaths by 2020,” expressed alarm over frequent road crashes in Bacolod and entire Negros island.

BETTER, SAFER ROADS. PROJECT C.A.R.E.S.’ May Altarejos-Cueva (left) and KASANAG’s & CCW’s John Chiong discuss road safety advocacy amids frequent, rising road crashes in Negros.* (APT photo)


Three (3) barangays from Negros Island Region (NIR) qualify as national finalists in the 2016 Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA), an annual incentive award system given to Lupong Tagapamayapa who exemplifies efficiency in its operation, effectiveness in settling interpersonal disputes and demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in the implementation of barangay justice system known as Katarungang Pambarangay (KP).

Brgy. Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental

Cebu Officials Visit OISCA

Negros Occidendal Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. welcomed officials from the Provincial Government of Cebu led by re-elected Vice Governor Agnes Magpale during a visit at the Capitol, yesterday.

Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center) with Cebu re-elected Vice Governor Agnes Magpale (2nd from left), Board Member Grecilda Sanchez (right), Argao newly-elected Mayor Dr. Stanley Caminero (left), and Jobelle Davide, wife of Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III (2nd from right), during a visit at the Capitol, yesterday.* (Richard Malihan photo)

Former DILG, DoT Head Graced the Independence Day Celebration Yesterday, Puentevella Happy with 1st Term

Former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Rafael Alunan III was the city’s honored guest during the celebration of the 118th Independence Day yesterday, June 12, 2016.

Bacolod City’s 118th Independence Day celebration guest of honor and speaker Bacolodnon and former DILG Secretary Rafael Alunan III offers wreath to the Monument of the Unknown Soldier at the Bacolod City Public Plaza to remember those who offered their lives to fight for the country’s freedom.*(EAD-PIA6 photo)