The 1st Fly-Drive Tour Caravan in Negros Occidental is fully supported by the city government of Bacolod. The event slated on May 16 - 19, 2003 was organized by a prime mover in Philippine Tourism industry.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia has given go signal to City Administrator Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, to extend any support could do to the Caravan.
"We will fully support this event because it is an effective way of promoting the tourism of our city and province," the mayor said.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon yesterday laughed off the plan of his political opponent, Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr., to have Mambukal Resort developed by investors into a Boracay-like project.
"What will he do? Haul white sands to the mountain?" Marañon asked in an interview with radio broadcasters.
Re-electionist 3rd District Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez yesterday said he is coming up with a masterplan for road network that will interconnect the "mountain communities" in his district.
Benitez disclosed that he is regularly meeting with local officials and planning officers of Victorias City, E. B. Magalona, Silay City, Talisay City, Murcia, and Victorias City for the said road network plan.
In conjunction with the national government and the local government, the committee is assessing where exactly the roads will be built so the 3rd District will be accessed evenly, he said.
Twenty five (25) teams or Local Government Units (LGUs) are joining today’s Mambukal Race Relay in three categories starting at 6 a.m. in front of the Mambukal tourist resort in Murcia town.
Participating are nine (9) teams each in the Under 19 led by defending champion Escalante City and also the same number of teams in the Executive category. The open category has seven teams including the Negros Indigenous People where they have about 50 athletes that will also compete in athletics, boxing and chess.
Each team comprises nine (9) runners which starts at Mambukal Tourist resort and will negotiate 2.9 kilometers distance to the next runner at Signboard Purok 1. From this point, the runners will negotiate again the 3.7-kilometer distance to the next stop over in Hda. Lizares Housing. From this point to Lopez Jaena Barangay Hall with 2.9 kilometers; to Rita Store (3.1 km); to Murcia Town Hall ( 2.9km); to Cabungan-an Elementary School (2.3 km); Crossing Guanzon Coliseum (3.0km); to Coca-Coca Plant 92.9 km) and to Panaad (3.3 km).
An 80-year old man was killed after his improvised dynamite exploded about 12:05PM, Friday in Murcia town.
Local police authorities reported that Ricarido Vega, 80, of Purok Bougainvillea, Brgy. Pandanon Silos succumbed to fatal injuries on different parts of his body after two of the improvised dynamites he was making exploded causing his death.
Investigation revealed that Vega has finished making two improvised dynamite under their house when it accidentally exploded.
Police authorities in Murcia town arrested two persons in a reported hacking incident at about 8:45PM, Wednesday at Purok 9, Brgy. Minoyan.
PO3 George Romo with PO2 Fernando Cargando and PO1 Dennis Salmorin apprehended Herbert Arivas, 19, and Ariel Mendoza, 25, also of the same village for allegedly attacking Porferio Sanco on head using a bladed weapon.
A retired police officer assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office figured in a vehicular accident at about 1PM yesterday along Bacolod-Murcia Road, Brgy. Mansilingan in the City.
SPO1 Joey Mira, traffic investigator reported that retired SPO2 Rene Arana, 61, of Bat-os Calamba was declared dead by attending physicians at Riverside Medical Center after his motorcycle with plate number 8654FS accidentally bumped against a Mazda sports car bearing plate number YDL 883.
Sea Oil is eyeing a joint venture with sugarcane planters to set up a three-legged factory somewhere in Murcia and Bago City which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power. This was disclosed yesterday by Enrique D. Rojas, president of the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) who, together with UNIFED president Manolet Lamata, Mike Hinojales and sugar mill fabricator/consultant Mike Smith, met with Sea Oil president and CEO Francis Glenn Yu and his son Sea Oil COO Stephen Yu at the Sea Oil main office in Manila last February 19.
"We are doing this for our sugarcane planters," Rojas pointed out. "This move is geared towards ensuring the sustainability of the sugarcane industry when tariff on imported sugar is slashed to only 5% by 2015 and our domestic sugar will face stiff competition from cheaper subsidized imported sugar." Lamata explained that they are eyeing a sugar mill with a capacity of 8,000 to 10,000 ton canes per day, an ethanol plant between 140,000 to 200,000 liters per day and a steam-powered generating plant which can contribute 10 mega watts to 15 mega watts to the grid.
Sugar planters met with Sea Oil top executives in Manila last February 19 to discuss setting up a factory which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power somewhere in Murcia and Bago City. (L-R) Sugar planter Mike Hinojales, UNIFED president Manolet Lamata, Sea Oil president and CEO Francis Glenn Yu, NFSP president Enrique D. Rojas, sugar mill fabricator/consultant Mike Smith of M & J Sugar Mill Fabricators and Sea Oil COO Stephen Yu.*
The Mambukal Resort stands to lose monthly revenues of P1 million to P2.8 million if the power supply problem in the resort is not immediately ad-dressed, Gov. Alfredo Mara-ñon Jr. yesterday said.
Marañon blamed the disapproval of the proposed 2013 budget of the provincial government as the cause of the losses.
Last December, the governor had requested the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) for the approval of a P3-million allocation for the upgrading of Mambukal Resort’s power supply.
He said additional electrical supply is needed for the resort’s eight new villas, with a total of 28 rooms, and the newly constructed Japanese ofuro (dipping pool).
The La Consolacion College (LCC)-Murcia will celebrate its Golden Jubilee Year and Foundation Week on February 14, 15 and 16, 2013. Formerly called the Immaculate Conception Academy, the school was established in 1963. In 1982, it was renamed La Consolacion Academy. When the school offered post-secondary certificate courses, the name was changed to La Consolacion College-Murcia.