Bacolod City

Gamboa Opposes Legarda’s Senate Bill 2048

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) approved last October 7, 2015 Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr.’s resolution opposing Senator Loren Legarda’s Senate Bill 2048 which repeals Chapter V, Articles 60 and 61 of the Cooperative Code of the Philippines which provides for tax exemptions and privileges of cooperatives.

6th Governor’s Cup Boxing Tourney Opens

The 6th Governor’s Cup Open Boxing Provincial Championship officially opened yesterday at the Bacolod Arts, Youth, and Sports (BAYS) Center participated in by boxers from the different districts in Negros Occidental and from Bacolod City and Dumaguete City.

Randolph Jabagat of the Municipality of Candoni (red) and Primitivo Gajeles (blue) of Dumaguete City during the 6th Governor’s Cup Open Boxing Provincial Championship.* (Capitol photo)

BTTHS Thunderbolts Dominate NOPSSCEA Track & Field

Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts dominated the elementary and secondary divisions of the Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) Season 35 track and field competition at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Mansilingan, Bacolod City recently.

BTTHS athletics team in jubilation after dominating the recently-held NOPSSCEA.*

Puregold Opens New Branch, Employs 200 Bacolodnons

The 4th branch in Bacolod City and 5th in Negros Occidental, Puregold Price Club Inc has opened another branch at 888 Chinatown Square along Gatuslao Street, employing 200 Bacolod residents. The opening over the weekend was graced by the presence of Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr, and Puregold Vice President for Operations Antonio De Los Santos and several business tycoons in town.

PUREGOLD 888 Chinatown Square branch opens: Gracing the opening are Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella (3rd from left) and Puregold Price Club, Inc. Vice President for Operations Antonio De Los Santos, (5th). Joining them are Puregold Regional Manager James Balingit, Jr. (1st); Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., Rev. Fr. Ireneo Gordoncillo, Mr. William Ongsingco, (6th), mall owner and 888 Chinatown mall Manager Rex Ramos. The new branch is located at Gatuslao Street. But shoppers can also take the San Juan Street or the Gatuslao Street entrances.*

Inmate Manhandled Dies in Bacolod District Jail at Handumanan

A man charged of estafa and remitted to Bacolod Metro District Jail in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City was allegedly manhandled by his fellow inmates causing his death at dawn Friday.

But jail officials told his family that Otonil Navarro, “Alias Banong”, 42, of Barangay Felisa here died of “bangungot” or cardiac arrest.

Navarro was arrested October 2 for estafa, and was only remitted on Thursday and reportedly died at night of the same day. His family was informed only few hours later when the victim was already in the hospital. He was declared dead on arrival.


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