A 28-year old resident of Binalbagan town was apprehended by local police officers in an entrapment operation for the sale of marijuana last Thursday afternoon.
According to Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., spokesperson of the Philippine National Police in Negros Occidental, the arrested suspect was identified as Joenard Bitunga of Purok Punaw, Barangay Canmoros in Binalbagan. He was collared in a buy-bust operation initiated by elements of Binalbagan Police Station.
Negros Occ. Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., who is challenging the reelection bid of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., assured Negrenses that he will abide with the peace covenant he signed yesterday, along with provincial candidates, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr. (left) and Vice Gov. Genaro M. Alvarez, Jr. shook hands and hugged each other after signing the election peace covenant held at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Alvarez, who was endorsed by Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) founder Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr., said as far as he is concerned, it will be a peaceful election because he has "no guns, goons and gold."
Running for vice gubernatorial post, Board Member Melvin Ibañez (left) and former San Carlos Mayor Eugenio Lacson shook hands after signing the peace covenant at the San Sebastian Cathedral yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Provincial candidates in Negros Occidental will sign a peace covenant at 11:30 a.m. today at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Candidates for governor, vice governor, board members, and congressmen are urged by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to sign the covenant.
The peace covenant signing is spearheaded by the PNP and the Comelec to ensure a peaceful conduct of the May 2013 midterm elections.
"We are urging all the candidates to attend," provincial election supervisor Wil Arceño said.
Eleven LGUs in the province of Negros Occidental are being closely monitored having been listed from a military intelligence report to be under the election watchlist.
Negros Occ. Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) Chief OIC S/Supt.Celestino Guarra, Jr. identified these areas under category 1 - Escalante City and under category 2 - Cadiz City, Manapla town, Victorias City, Toboso town, Calatrava town, Moises Padilla town, Binalbagan town, Himamaylan City, Ilog town and Sipalay City.
Category 1 means there is an existing intense political rivalry and possible presence of armed group while category 2 means there is a possibility of the presence of armed group such as the NPA or private armed group, Guarra explained.
For Charibee Saldua, a 27- year old single mom of Barangay Biao, Binalbagan being a woman is not a hindrance in hurdling a skills training course dominated by men.
Saldua is the only woman among the 30 graduates of the welding course which lasted for 34 days, part of the joint scholarship program of BIPA and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The graduation rites was held this morning, January 8, 2013 at the BIPA Technical Institute with BIPA President, Enrique Montilla as guest speaker.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (seated 2nd from right) distributes checks amounting to P3,850,000 to thirteen barangays in Hinigaran. In photo are Mayor Hermilo Aguilar (seated 2nd from left), Vice Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo (seated right), ABC President Oscar Yulo (seated left) and Executive Asst. Angel Verdeflor (standing left).*(Capitol photo)
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. distributed checks worth a total of P7 Million to eight barangays in the Munici-pality of Hinigaran and thirteen barangays in Binalbagan, during his visit in the said towns, yesterday.The recipient barangays in Hinigaran were Bato, Gargato, Miranda, Narauis, Nanunga, Zone II, Zone III and Zone IV (Poblacion).
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (5th from left) turns over checks amounting to P3,160,000 to eight barangays in the Municipality of Binalbagan lead by Mayor Emmanuel Aranda (6th from left).* (Capitol photo)
Each of them received P250,000 for projects such as construction of Day Care center, purchase of multi-purpose vehicles, rehabilitation of stage and multi-purpose hall, construction of basketball court, rehabilitation of barangay health center and construction of rip-rapped drainage canal.
Batch ’87 of the Binalbagan Catholic College (BCC), Binalbagan, Negros Occidental will celebrate its Silver Jubilee on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Nano Nagle Gym from 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. with a theme "Coming Home to BCC with Grateful Hearts". This is also the day of commemoration of the 51st Alumni Home-coming of the Binalbagan Catholic College-College Department General Alumni Association, Inc.
Jose Toliba, Batch ’87 Vice President and Chair-man-Prizes Committee is inviting all graduates to attend, for this is the best occasion to show gratitude to their Alma Mater, BCC. The Alumni Association together with the celebrants had lined up various activities not only to have fun and enjoyment with classmates, friends and mentors, but to encourage everyone to donate some small amount, through a raffle draw, to finance this year’s project, "Adopt a Room" for the benefit of young and talented BC-Cnians.
Four farmers among the 56 who launched a hunger strike on Monday to demand the ouster of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes collapsed yesterday and were rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City.
Regino Quezada 41, of Negros is being rushed to the emergency center of East Avenue Medical Center. (Vincent Go/ TFM photo)
De los Reyes is in Compostela Valley, attending to the victims of Typhoon Pablo that ravaged Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley on December 4.
The Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce-North Negros Chapter has donated two classrooms to Victorias National High School Canetown Extension School.
Carlos Chua, Vice-Chairman of Ways and Means Committee-Federation of Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc., receives his plaque of appreciation from Congressman Alejandro "Bebot" Mirasol 5th District, Negros Occidental during the turn-over of the newly constructed classroom at the Congressman Augurio Marañon Abeto High School (Binalbagan National High School-NOSOF Extension High School) recently.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The two classrooms worth P400,000 were endorsed to Victorias Vice Mayor Francis Frederick P. Palanca. Negros Occidental Vice Governor Genaro "Lim-ao" Alvarez was invited on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 to witness the turnover of the classrooms. Mr. Lucio Chua, President of the Chamber North Negros Chapter, Philip Yap, VNHS Principal Rey Pama were among those who attended the turnover of classrooms.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Negros Occidental Provincial Office yesterday conferred the Best Performing Local Government Units to the Municipality of Binalbagan and San Carlos City during an awarding ceremony dubbed: "Pasidungog 2012" at Nature’s Village Resort Hotel and Restaurant in this city.
The Municipality of Pulupandan was adjudged first runner-up in the Best Performing Municipality while the Cities of Bago and Sagay was awarded first and second runner-up in the Best Performing City category.
Special Awards were given to the Municipality of Pulupandan and City of San Carlos for Best in Administrative Governance; Municipality of Binalbagan and Bago City for Best in Social Services; La Castellana and San Carlos City for Best in Economic Development.