The 1st Lopue’s Chess Tournament is set to start-off at Lopue’s Mandalagan Function Hall in Bacolod City on May 10-11, 2014.
This chess event will cater age-group players of Under 20 and Under 12 with prizes at stake is worth more than Php 20,000 of gift certificates, trophies, and medals.
"As our way of promoting the sport and help develop potential chess wizards in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, this is one of the objective of the tournament," Negros Chess Society, Inc. president Philip Caudilla said.
Entrance Examinations for first year students in all courses at the Bacolod City College (BCC) started April 7 and 10. It was noted that the tremendous increase of applicants is inevitable, according to Dr. Johanna R. Bayoneta, college administrator. Entrance examination is graded based on the general average card- 35%, result of the entrance examination – 65%, and personal interview – 5%, totaled 100%. If the examinee fails, it means non-admission for enrollment in the College.
Bethel Seneneng, OIC, BSOA/ACT programs said, for the 2 day-examination dates, the examinees have reached over 2,000.
Last year, first year enrollment was only 1,952. But for the opening of this school year in June, the first year examinees for the courses was more than 2,000.
GMA TV Western Visayas will once again delight its Visayan viewers as they bring the Kambal Sirena lead stars Louise Delos Reyes, Aljur Abrenica, and Mike Tan are set to make a splash in the celebration of 25th Ugyonan Festival at the municipality of EB Magalona this coming May 1 (Thursday), 9pm at the EB Magalona Public Plaza .
Louise Delos Reyes
Kambal Sirena or Twin Mermaid (international title) is a Filipino drama series of GMA Network starring Louise delos Reyes in her first dual role with Aljur Abrenica, Mike Tan and Angelika dela Cruz. It began airing March 10, 2014 replacing Adarna on its network prime time block and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.
The 6th Isidoro Jimenez Memorial Basketball Tournament opened with a big bang at the City Heights Athletic Club (CHAC) Gymnasium last Sunday.
Angel "Nonoy" Hiñola, CHAC President delivered the opening remarks followed by the welcome address of Joebie De Villa, ARCHI President while Atty. William N. Mirano, Tournament Adviser introduced the participating teams.
They were A. 10 Under-St. Benilde Tigers, CRBC/Lions, Kiddie Warriors, St. John’s, TBAC/Little Giants. B. 12 Under-St. Benilde, Tigers, CRBC/Lions, Kiddie Warriors, St. John’s, TBAC/Little Giants. C. Open Category- Petron/Thunderbird, Pix Digital, WLST/Tiger Paw, Bright Navigational, A/X Exchange Falcons and Total.
Also present for moral support are: Archi Directors Dr. Antonio De Villa, Teresita Tolosa, Ramona Solidum, Ronie Gevero, Roger Gicanan, Gloria Hernia, Tita Ordinario, Carmen Jarder, Val Celis, Jimmy Manahan, Ed Rosadia and Rene Cerbolles.
The Negros Occidental High School Class of 1964 is holding its Golden Jubilee celebration this week with several activities lined up for batch mates to enjoy and bond, with some of them coming from across the countries.
NOHS Class 1964 during their TV guesting at "The Morning Show" of ABS-CBN Bacolod yesterday.*
For starters, the batch held a joint medical mission with the Silver Jubilarians, as well as, the NOHS Alumni Association last Tuesday, April 22 at the Panaad Sports Stadium where 792 patients availed of medical check up, 102 male children were circumcised, 23 persons had free haircut and more than a thousand benefited from a soup kitchen.
Bacolodnon Congressman representing BAYAN Muna Partylist Atty Neri Colmenares, in an emailed press statement said, the Supreme Court should declare the EPIRA Law unconstitutional, as well as void the proposed power rate increase of MERALCO considering that the temporary restraining order on MERALCO was to expire yesterday, April 22.
Colmenares said, after the TRO, MERALCO will be allowed to collect P4.15 per kilowatt hour increase to its consumers, which Colmenares said the highest in Philippine history.
He also said, "Electric consumers are already suffering from so many burden that it is imperative that the SC extend this temporary relief or better yet declare the proposed outrageous power rate hike as illegal and the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) as unconstitutional. We are still awaiting the SC decision for our original petition and for the motion for extension of the TRO."
April 22, 2014
The Bacolod City Water District will conduct service improvement activities which will cause temporary water supply interruption and turbid water in some portions of the service area.
ACTIVITY: Installation of Electro-magnetic Flowmeter at Greenplains Subdivision
SCHEDULE: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., April 23, 2014
AFFECTED AREAS: Greenplains and Pauline Subdivisions
Mayor Monico Puentevella openly encouraged the audience of the 1st Bacolod City Education Summit yesterday to open their minds and look deeply into the current situation of the city’s education system and on how, as concerned citizens, they can help to uplift its quality and to provide the youth with enough knowledge for a more competitive future.
"I challenge each of us to start an education revolution to change the way we do things," Puentevella, Chairman of the Local School Board said as he delivered the city’s State of Education Report. The city’s Chief Executive also shared freedom icon Nelson Mandela’s outlook on education, describing it as "the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."
STATE OF EDUCATION REPORT 1st BACOLOD CITY EDUCATION SUMMIT
April 21, 2014
SOUNDING THE CALL TO ARMS
Investing in our Future, Now!
As Bacolodnons, we always take pride in who we are and what we have. We are a proud people. Not even a sugar crisis of global proportion in the 1980’s broke our spirit. We survived the collapse of the sugar industry not only well but even marked that dark episode in our history with a festival, the MassKara Festival, which characterized our resilience and faith as a people.
Bacolod City is a haven. A community where the way of living is more pleasurable than stressful. Life is moderately easy going, where people can go about with their daily work with less pressure and traffic than that in Manila or Cebu. We are having it easy and we take the future in leisurely strides.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, who is also a member of the FIFA TV and Marketing Committee, said that the local government will do everything to help assure a successful hosting of the 2014 AFC President’s Cup scheduled May 6-10 at the Panaad Park and Stadium.
Puentevella said that this international sporting event is not only for sports tourism but, to also to uplift the spirit of the Bacolodnon.
"This is to prove that we can do it. And, that we can aspire to achieve all our dreams. – that we can also be the best," Puentevella said.