Host Bago City, represented by the Ramon Torres National High School (RTNHS) Arnis Team, was crowned overall champion in the Area 4 Athletic Meet Arnis Competition last November 13-15, 2013 at the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) Gym, Bago City with a 22-4 gold silver medal haul.
RTNHS Arnis Team with (seated from left) Trainor Wilson Alvarado and Coach Brian Martir during their participation in the 10th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors organized by GACS of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo last July 27, 2013 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall.* (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo)
Gold medalists for Labanan Boys Secondary were Joram Paul Pangcobila, Jhunnie Rhey Pangcobila & Christian Reyes, and silver medalists were John Israel Ermeo & Clyde Jason Poral.
Gold medalists for Labanan Girls Secondary were Alhea Katryn Balboa, Leizl Matulac, Kyle Presente & Ma. Angelica Mae Sta. Ana, and silver medalist was Angel Joy Libres.
Gold medalists for Anyo Individual Boys Solo Baston were Joram Paul Pangcobila and Christian Reyes.
Gold medalists for Anyo Team Boys Solo Baston were Joram Paul Pangcobila, Jhunnie Rhey Pangcobila, and Christian Reyes.
Bago City Mayor Ramon Torres delivered his State of the City Address (SOCA) or the Paalinton sa Bagonhon before thousands of Bagonhons at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center last November 27 during the 1,694th Regular Session of the Sanggunian Panlungsod.
Bago City Mayor Ramon Torres delivers his State of the City Address (SOCA) or the Paalinton sa Bagonhon.*
In his speech, Mayor Torres bared the gains of his administration in the different areas of governance such as administrative, social, econo-mic, local legislation and environmental governance. He also highlighted the accomplishments and initia-tives implemented by the City Government in implementing various interventions to ensure the delivery of basic services.
He also congratulated the Criminology board passers and Teacher’s board passers of Bago City College (BCC) who were present to show their appreciation to the city mayor as chairman of the Board of Trustees of BCC.
Bago City shuttlers successfully defended its secondary division title to represent Area-4 during its athletic meet at the Bago City Badminton gym recently.
The team is composed of long-time Palarong Pambansa campaigner Glenn Carlo Lopez, teammates Francis Taleon, and tandem Frenzy Tupas and Earl John Bermudes.
Meanwhile, Bago swept the girls’ division behind the Palarong Pambansa campaigners Lopez sisters, Daniele Grace and Pamela Joy, alongside Daisy May Hinolan and Sharra Mae Dujale.
The team coached by Herminia Tubal has been in almost a year round preparation for this competition. Joining in the coaching staff is Mia Balista, as chaperon, and trainer Elmer Nicor.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed the delegates of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International–Nagano, Japan Chapter led by Shuichi Abe, during their visit to Negros Occidental’s sericulture facility located in Bago City, Tuesday.
With the group were the Nagano Prefecture assembly members of the OISCA Assemblymen League who observe the sericulture promotion project of the province.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (4th from left) welcomes delegates of OISCA International-Nagano Chapter led by Shuichi Abe, during their visit to Negros Occidental, Tuesday.* (Capitol photo)
According to the group, sericulture used to be Japan’s main industry and Nagano Prefecture was one of the most successful prefectures in silk culture, adding that some businesses in Nagano started in the industry of sericulture, expanding overseas to become world-wide brands now.
BAGO CITY – Mayor Ramon "Monet" Torres tells newly-crowned World Boxing Organization International Super Flyweight champion "King" Arthur Villanueva yesterday to stay focus on his boxing career and remain humble despite his achievements.
"I told Arthur that whatever attainment and success he enjoys right now, he should keep his foot on the ground and return the praises to the Almighty," Torres said.
Torres, further, promised that his administration will be in full support of Villanueva’s quest in giving honor and pride to the city. "If ever Arthur’s promoter decides to have his title defense here, we are willing to extend help to ensure the success of the event," the local chief executive said.
COURTESY VISIT. (from left) SCOOP-Bacolod Treasurer Henceboy Cestina, City Sports Coordinator Ignacio Denila, Vice-Mayor Nicholas Yulo, newly-crowned WBO International Super Flyweight champion "King" Arthur Villanueva, Mayor Ramon Torres and EA Larry Yulo during yesterday’s courtesy visit at the Office of the City Mayor.* (SCOOP-Bacolod Photo)
The City of Bago will celebrate today the 115th year anniversary of Al Cinco de Noviembre or Negros day to commemorate the historic bluff that freed the island of Negros from the Spaniards.
Fancy Drill. One of the attractions every November 5 in Bago City is the yearly Invitational Fancy Drill Competition at the City Coliseum. This year 9 high schools and 2 tertiary schools will impress the judges from the Philippine Military Academy to win the coveted prize.*
The festivities today will commence with thanksgiving masses in all the churches in the city. It will be followed by a floral offering ceremony at the Gen. Juan "Tan Juan" Araneta monument, a Bagonhon who led the revolt in southern Negros, by the City Officials led by Mayor Ramon Torres and Vice Mayor Nicholas Yulo, City Councilors, Department Heads, officials from the national and local offices, NGOs, students, war veterans and the heirs of Tan Juan.
A civic military parade will follow with the yearly Parada kag Sigabong sang mga Kanyon contest participated in by the 24 barangays of the city. According to Senior Tourism Operations Officer Rosseni Mina, winners for the loudest Sigabong sang Kanyon and best reenactment of the historical Al Cinco de Noviembre will receive prizes from the city government. The Sigabong sang mga Kanyon has been awarded as the Philippines’ Best Tourism Event in the Arts and Culture category in 2009 and 2010 repectively.
CANNONS. A one of a kind festival in the country is Bago City’s Sigabong sang mga Kanyon. Held every November 5, this event commemorates the ingenuity of the people of Bago in the 1898 Negros revolution lead by Gen. Juan Araneta who made fake cannons and rifles which led to the historic bluff that freed the island of Negros from Spanish dominion.*
Bago City is known as the "Home of historical and natural treasures". The LGUs had been its partner who actively promoted environmental protection and sustainable development by incorporating effective environmental management practices. As a city and people, Bago City has been recipient of various awards in the implementation of programs and in the delivery of basic social and health services to the constituency, thus its resources and political stability had made its efforts in ensuring the benefits and welfare of Bagonhons whereas, "protection, management and development of mangrove areas" was one of their environmental initiatives.
RTD for Research, Alicia L. Lustica, Ph.D. together with LGUs of Bacolod and Bago City during the MOA signing.
October 22, 2013
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: Interconnection of pipeline extension along GM Cordova Avenue (Buri Road), Barangay Mandalagan
SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 24, 2013
AFFECTED AREAS: Georgina Homes, Mission Viejo, Estanzia Subdivision, Magdalene, Purok 13 and Purok Sambag
The P7.7-million farm to market road in Barangay Cabug that starts at the village center to the purok border of Bacolod and Bago cities is now complete.
In his routine inspection of the project last week, Rep. Evelio R. Leonardia also checked the possibility of extending the road and building a bridge from Purok Malipayon in Cabug to Barangay Tabunan in Bago.
The congressman, a member of the Congressional Public Works Committee, said Bacolod needs another gateway to the south and Cabug is the logical place to open this.
Aside from declogging traffic along our coastal road in Sum-ag, Leonardia said, we need to stimulate the economic growth in this area of Bacolod. A major road project that will connect us to Bago will bring development here, he added.
The Provincial Capitol and seven local government units (LGUs) in the province signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three government agencies to fight illegal recruitment and human trafficking.
The MOU was signed by the provincial government, the seven LGUs composed of the municipalities of Binalbagan, Manapla, Hinigaran, Pontevedra and the cities of Bago, San Carlos and Bacolod, and the three government agencies, namely, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The signing ceremonies was held at the Provincial Capitol last Wednesday. The signatories were Regional Directors Yolanda Porschwitz of TESDA, Ponciano Ligutom of POEA-Department of Labor and Employment, and Ron Bartolome for OWWA.
Technology Livelihood and Development Center Manager Ricardo Calseña signed the MOU in behalf of the provincial government.