The Immaculate Conception Academy/La Consolacion Academy/La Consolacion College-Murcia Alumni Association, in partnership with the Silver Jubilarians (Batch ’88) and the Ruby Jubilarians (Batch ’73), will sponsor the General Alumni Homecoming dubbed as "Ma Tinabu-ay Ta!" on December 28, 2013.
The homecoming will start with a registration at 2:00 p.m. and a Thanksgiving Mass at 3:00 p.m. in the LCC-Murcia campus. A Fun Walk from LCC to Murcia Gymnasium will follow at 4:00 p.m.
The election of the new set of Alumni officers, videoke challenge by different batches, dinner, dance party, raffle of door prizes, photo booth and coronation of Mr. and Ms. Alumni 2013 are the activities lined up in the evening at the gym.
The Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 44 of Bacolod City granted the application for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) of Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO), represented by its General Manager Sulpicio C. Lagarde Jr., against the Writ of Distraint issued by the Municipal Government of Murcia, represented by Murcia Municipal Mayor, Andrew Montelibano.
"The TRO states that it will be effective for a period of 20 days only from service on the respondents, seizure/confiscation and order to deliver the money or credit of CENECO to the Municipal Treasurer of Murcia, Negros Occidental to the extent of Php 16,182,449.02 for its unpaid municipal real property taxes per Real Property Tax Statement ending the Calendar Year 2012 and Notice of Delinquency dated September 27, 2013, was requested by the Municipal Treasurer of Murcia from the management of Banco De Oro–Lacson Branch last October 14, 2013.
Three days before All Saints Day, two residents of Brgy. Dam Site in Murcia town were killed when their motorcycle hit a jeepney head on at the national road in Brgy. Salvacion, also in the municipality.
Traffic reports revealed that 47-year old Arturo Manzan, of Purok Paghimakas and back rider Jollibee Nobleza, 21, of Purok Tan-ag, both of Brgy. Dam Site was on board a Rusi motorcycle and travelling East to West direction of the road when it accidentally bumped against the jeepney on the opposite lane.
Darry Bacurna, 40, of Hacienda La Paz Guanzon, Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod City, investigation added was driving a Mitsubishi Fuso jeepney with plate number FVA 235 was on the opposite lane from the West direction and maneuvering a descent when it hit the motorcycle that allegedly overlapped the lane.
By RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY & ARMAN P. TOGA
Three children drowned early yesterday afternoon at Nabuswang River in Barangay Canmorros in Binalbagan town.
Two men without helmet died on the spot in a high-impact motorcycle accident late yesterday afternoon in Barangay Salvacion in Murcia town.
PO2 Joselito Lugo, of Binalbagan Police Station told NDB that the three children: John Rey Manchiba, 11 years old; Micah Patribo and cousin, Gerald Sarrosa, both 7 years old and residents of Sitio Nabuswang were gathering seashells along the riverbank before the incident.
Later, it was reported that they played along the river and were washed by the current towards the sea and drowned. The incident happened about 1:45PM, October 29. The children were fished out of the waters about 2:30PM.
Reports also said Patribo’s younger sister Jenalyn, 6, refused to come along with them for a swim and survived.
The body of a mother and her teenage daughter remained missing yesterday since they were reported drowned at the waters of Ilog-Hilabangan River at Purok Masombel, Brgy. Tagukon in Kabankalan City about 10:10 a.m. Saturday.
Tabugon Barangay head Raymundo Meleloa confirmed that Joy Ganaganag, 48, and her daughter Charline Joy, 13, of Purok May-ang, Brgy. Tagukon were crossing the river when they were carried and drowned by the rampaging water.
PO3 Ricky Roger C. Toledo, police investigator is now coordinating with the upstream and downstream barangays and the municipality of Mabinay, Negros Oriental for possible recovery of the victims’ bodies.
Of the 601 barangays in Negros, excluding Bacolod, 30 of are classified by the military as "areas of concern" related to the barangay elections on Oct. 28, and not 300 as earlier reported by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), and Bacolod City has five barangays.
Col. Jon Aying, left, commander of the 303rd Brigade, Atty. Jessie Suarez, COMELEC provincial supervisor and Sr. Supt. Milko Lirazan, NOPPO director show their commitment to ensure a peaceful and orderly Oct. 28 polls.*
Col. Jon Aying, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade based in Murcia, clarified the report of the Comelec to the Regional Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center meeting in Iloilo Thursday last week, which said there are 300 barangays in Negros Occidental tagged as "areas of concern."
The Bacolod South Stake (diocese) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will commemorate family week with the municipality of Murcia through a family day celebration on September 28, 2013. This year’s theme is "Unity Across Generations: A Strong Family, a Strong Society".
The activity will start with a family fun walk at 7:30 a.m. around Murcia’s plaza and quadrangle. An opening program will then commence at the plaza. Murcia Mayor Andrew L. Montelibano and other local officials are expected to grace the event and give messages to the participants.
Policemen in Murcia town are in pursuit of three men allegedly involved in the attack of two friends about 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Brgy. Zone 4 in the town.
Murcia police records identified the victims as Bryan Semillano, 26, and his companion, Jason Donguines, 37, both of Purok Balasyang, Brgy. Pandanon-Silos who were hacked by the suspect, Rogen Baylon and his two other companions. Semillano sustained hack wounds on the back, while Donguines was hit on the face and other parts of his body. Both were rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for medical treatment.
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Negros Station based in Brgy. Cansilayan Murcia will showcase its latest projects during the Negros Rice Festival 2013 today.
Edgar Libetario, officer-in-charge of PhilRice Negros, said they will showcase their Organic Rice Seed Production, 10-5 Payabangan Challenge, and the demonstration and seed production if their inbred and hybrid rice varieties to farmers and stakeholders from Negros.
The activity will start with a registration at 7 a.m. to be followed with a field tour, games, and opening of booths of rice-based food and drinks and rice of different varieties, he said.
At 10:30 a.m., Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Department of Agriculture-6 Agriculture regional Director Larry Nacionales, and PhilRice executive director Eufemio Rasco Jr. will lead the ribbon-cutting rites for the farm-to-market road from Barangay Felisa in Bacolod to the PhilRice Negros Station in Barangay Cansilayan.
It will be followed by the ceremonial seeding of tilapia fingerlings at the PhilRice Negros Lagoon and the turn-over over of tractor and combine harvester to beneficiaries from local government units.
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the distribution of the 153 gilts and 5 boars to 13 LGUs of the province under the PAGIP-Swine Program of the provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Dr. Renante Decena, yesterday.
Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program-Swine (PAGIP-Swine) is an initiative of the provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office in partnership with the commercial hog breeders that helped conceptualize the Swine Genetic Improvement since 2007.
It allows the infusion of parent stock gilts and boars from recognized and registered nucleus farms from the Bureau of Animal Industry to organize backyard and semi-commercial hog raisers affiliated with the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO).