Don Salvador Benedicto
GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
At 50 years-old, he stands out among his classmates consisting of 30 Alternative Leaning System (ALS) students who are mostly teenagers.
The community does not only know him to be the eldest in the class. They also know him as Antonio Salazar Sr., their barangay chief of more than 10 years in Brgy. Bago, municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto. He rose above ridicules and went through a 10- month ALS schooling program. After that, he took the Accreditation and Equivalency Test successfully passing the exam. In their graduation ceremony last week at Victorias Coliseum, Victorias City, Kapitan Tony formally finished his elementary education along with 16 others from the province while 121 also passed the examination qualifying them to receive their diploma in high school.
He was determined to continue studying with the desire to improve himself and learn more. He draws inspiration from his family and the people in the community that he governs. He called on those who were not able to finish elementary or high school to enroll in ALS and to continually seek improving themselves. Brgy. Bago ALS teacher Dennis Hijasto described Kapitan Tony as an attentive and serious learner.
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) informs its electricity consumers that, in order to ensure the stability of its distribution lines, maintenance activities will be conducted on June 8, 2013, Saturday, as follows:
Date: June 8, 2013 - Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Extension of 27 span 69KV transmission line; and Tree trimming covering portion of Alijis Feeder 3
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
AF3 Alijis Road (from Alijis Substation to Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto), Prk. Gaisano, Celita Village, Negros Metal Corp., Baronessa Metal Corp., Cosmos Bottling, Hillside Subd., La Salle Ville, Hermelinda Homes, Pedrosa Village, St. Vincent’s Subd., Paglaum Village, Manayaosayao-Gonzaga, Canlaon View Subd., Grandville Subd., Brgy. Mansilingan, Olympia Village, Lolita Heights, Regent Pearl-Alijis and Panaad Site. Whole of Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto. (R14): Brgy. Alegria, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, CPAC (Central Philippine Adventist College)
This site deserves to be preserved and must be easily accessible from about 100 feet below.
It not only reminds us of our recent past.
It is one monument that is a silent story-teller and witness to the struggles of our great island leaders who defended Negros, sustained the fight against invaders, and ensured our freedom from then on.
MONTELIBANOS’ WORLD WAR II HIDEOUT. Once hidden in thicker forest cover in upper Pandanon then under Mucia town but now under Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town in Negros Occidental — accessible through river crossings, rocky terrains and through punishing climb on loose mountainsides —- is the former hideout and bunker of the late Negros Island Governor Alfredo "Peding" Montelibano Sr.’s family during the Japanese occupation. Tyo Peding was Bacolod’s first city mayor.
NDB’s Arman Toga (4th from left, front row), and DYAF’s Boy Ciocon (2nd from left, front), suddenly found themselves at the historical bunker one Sunday last year (April 22, 2012). That was after walking for almost an hour in rough, difficult and dangerous terrains, crossing waterways, climbing rocks and risky loose mountain sides. With them was Pandanon barangay kagawad Elmo Amit (3rd from left, front row) and some of the guides who told them it was the first time media people reached the place.*(NDB Photos)
The fortress and its environs must be taken cared of.
It can be another tourist destination not only for its historical significance but the area is also worth the time and efforts for local, domestic and foreign tourists.
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) signed the tripartite agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Don Salvador Benedicto Agro-Forest Farmers Association, Inc. for Phase II of its Adopt-A-Watershed Program.
Under the Phase I of the program, the Bank nurtured the flora surrounding the six identified critical watersheds in the country by planting and nursing tree seedlings in them, while Phase II aims for environmental rehabilitation of 40 hectares nationwide of open and degraded areas through planting forest and fruit bearing trees.
In Negros Occidental, the identified site is a 5-hectare area in Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto town which is part of the Northern Negros Natural Park where 2,500 seedlings are expected to be planted for the three-year agreement.
Initially, 300 jackfruit seedlings are turned over for planting to the DSBAFFA Inc. ready for planting of its 30 members who will be compensated for their labor and maintenance of the trees.
One-hundred eighty pupils from Aluyan Elementary School in Sitio Aluyan, Barangay Caduhaan, Cadiz City were beneficiaries of free school supplies through Aksyon Radyo Bacolod’s Balik Eskwela project last Friday, May 24.
News Director Rex Cantong and Aksyon Radyo’s Operation Tulong Task Force Acting chairperson Wilma Sugaton led the turn over program attended by Vice Mayor Samson "Jongben" Mirhan, Caduhaan Barangay Captain Eduardo Javier, Cadiz City Department of Education District Supervisor Joel Clavel, Aluyan Elementary School Head Teacher Christy
Pamplona, PTA President Lucy Banderas and Cadiz City Media Bureau head Lyn Regodos.
Aksyon Radyo Bacolod was also represented by Nona Magbanua, Felix Campaniel, Dave Bucayan, Luis Gutierrez, Nanie Quirao and others.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) Agro-Forest Farmers Assn. (DSBAFFA), Inc. have signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) over the weekend, for the 5 hectare watershed project in Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. Total project cost is P167,000.00. The said amount is a grant by LBP to the DSBAFFA. It will be spend for the tilling and maintaining the forest trees planted. A total of 500 forest trees per hectare will be planted by DSBAFFA. In the upperland, while in the lower areas, LBP encourages the farmers to plant tree seedlings of fruit trees and vegetables. The produce of whatever produce of plants they planted will be by the farmers themselves.
DENR was represented by Valentin P. Talabero, Negros Occidental provincial Environment and Natural Resources officer (PENRO), Roger Rebatado, represented DSBFFA as president, while LBP was represented by Jeffrey Maningo, , Negros Occidental Lending Center Head.
As part of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the government, geared towards poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaption of DENR, and LBP recognizes the onslaught of climate disasters that are exacerbated by various environmental factors to include the ruin of forests and watersheds, strengthen is programs on corporate social responsibility, and employee volunteerism for the environment, and strengthening the "adopt a watershed program" with DENR, thus, the covenant to help the agro-forestry farmers in DSB, through the DSBAFFA.
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and the Don Salvador Benedicto Agro-Forest Farmers Association Incorporated, a People’s Organization (PO) are set to sign today,n May 25, a tripartite agreement on an adopt-a-watershed program.
The program covers 5 hectares in Barangay Kumaliskis in Don Salvador Benedicto town where LBP will fund about P167,000 for tree growing and other sustainable projects for the PO.
LBP’s Pedrito Cabuguason, program coordinator, said that the area covered is part of the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP) and they will have annual maintenance and propagation of planted trees in the area.
Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) Mayor-elect Atty. Joemax Ortiz said he is calling on the family of outgoing Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz to be one with him for the good of the town.
DSB MAYOR-ELECT. DSB Mayor-elect Atty. Joemax Ortiz, left, during the DYEZ "Kapehan sa Northwest Inn" interview yesterday morning. At right, program host & former Negros Press Club (NPC) president Elmer Ubaldo, with other guests & fellow NPC past presidents Edmund Aspero and Jun Julita who discuss media and politics viz-a-viz the recent poll results.*(Arman Toga photos)
Ortiz, who was also referring to Vice Mayor Cyn-thia and Board Member Nehemias de la Cruz who both lost in last week’s election, welcomed the earlier pronouncement of Mayor Marxlen in media that they (De la Cruzes) will support the new administration.
In the same interview, Mayor De la Cruz also called on DSB folks to stay calm and support the new mayor, and said he is willing to cooperate with Ortiz.
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) head yesterday directed all police chiefs in the province including the public safety company to continue the intensified conduct of checkpoint operations and other related drives following the shooting incident in Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town, Wednesday afternoon.
PSSupt. Ricardo T. De la Paz, NOPPO officer-in-charge ordered police heads in the province to sustain implementation of checkpoint operations, Oplan Sita, Oplan Bakal and saturation drives in their respective area of responsibility to prevent another shooting incident that resulted to the killing of two persons and wounding three others in DSB.
Earlier reports identified the casualties as Roland Apellido and Gotelio Sabay following the exchange of fires that took place about 2:30PM, May 15, 2013 at Spur 16, Brgy. Bunga, DSB.