Bacolod City

NPC, RCBE Ready for 3rd Media Awards Set Oct. 15

The Negros Press Club (NPC) and Rotary Club of Bacolod East (RCBE) started its preparation for the 3rd Media Excellence and Media Lifetime Achieve-ment awards set on October 15 at the Social Hall, Provincial Capitol Building, Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City.

Negros Press Club President Teresa Ellera (2nd from left) with her officers Eugene Adiong, Erwin Nicavera, Mae Marañon, Admin. Secretary and Dolly Yasa meet with Rotary Club of Bacolod East Assistant Governor and Past President Sonya M. Verdeflor (3rd from left) at the NPC office and discuss preparations for the 3rd Media Excellence and Media Lifetime Achievement Awards set on October 15 at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol building at Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City.*

Dad, Bacolodnons Oppose BACIWA Privatization

UCAN, BEU, and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran are against the privatization of Baciwa.

Familiaran said, water, electricity and even education are basic needs, which if possible should not be privatized. There is a need for BACIWA to improve its services, because there are lots of areas wherein water supply is rationed. He also said, in Brgy Taculing, water supply is 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. only.

BACIWA’s Bulk Water Project Lacks Transparency’

The lack of transparency of the Bulk Water Project of the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) is a reason to worry for local businessmen.

Frank Carbon of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) said they are not aware of the current status of the P900 million peso project.

Carbon said they have requested the water firm that a representative from the local business sector sit as one of the project management team members but BACIWA management turned it down.


Police Director General PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa urged the surrenderers to contemplate in themselves and pray to God to guide them not to go back to their old ways. “You are drawn to this evil work, a result of being far from God, and maybe you are no longer praying,” he said.

Speaking before the assembly of over 800 illegal drug surrenderers of Bacolod which Mayor Evelio Leonar-dia facilitated yesterday, August 25, 2016 at the Bacolod Arts and Youth Center (BAYS), dela Rosa told the surrenderers never to go back to illegal drugs, otherwise they will die.


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)