GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
Defeated mayoral bet Jilson Tubillara of San Enrique is demanding a recount of the canvassed votes after losing to incumbent Mayor Mario "Mayok" Magno by 20 votes in last week’s election.
Tubillara, a former mayor of the same town, got 6,257 votes, while Magno got 6,277 votes. Magno was proclaimed on May 14, 2013.
Tubillara said he is filing an election protest before the Regional Trial Court in Bago City this week.
"I believe that if the (votes) are fully counted, I will win with just one (ballot) box," Tubillara said in a media interview yesterday.
Tubillara, represented by his legal counsel Rayfrando Diaz, said their camp believes there were 37 rejected ballots in one precinct that could have been counted in favor of him.
The Miranda Elementary School Drum and Bugle Corps, representing the Municipality of Pontevedra, is this year’s champion of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013 Drum and Bugle Competition and received P50,000 cash prize at Panaad Stadium, yesterday.
La Carlota South Elemen-tary School 1 representing La Carlota City was ad-judged second placer and received P40,000 cash prize, while Cabacungan Elemen-tary School of the Munici-pality of La Castellana got the third place award and received P30,000 cash prize. Silay South Elementary School Band representing Silay City won fourth place and received P20,000 cash while Asuncion L. Lizares Elementary School representing Bacolod City as fifth placer received P10,000 cash.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led local officials and farmers in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Malvar and Tamsik Communal Irrigation Projects both in Barangay Gen. Malvar in Pontevedra yesterday. The project’s potential service area for Malvar Irrigation, once completed, is 20 hectares which will benefit 70 farmers of the General Malvar Irrigators’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative. While the potential service area of Tamsik Irrigation is 100 hectares that will cater to 60 farmers of the same cooperative.
In his message, Gov. Marañon stressed that the provincial government supports and prioritizes rice farmers in order for the province to sustain and maintain its rice sufficiency level.
Hacienda Carmenchica Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Farmers Association (HACA-RBFA) in Barangay Don Salvador in Pontevedra town received its P3-million loan as part of the Agrarian Production Credit Program of the government.
Representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform and Land Bank of the Philippines turned over the financial assistance to HA-CARBFA President and farmer Wibur Oñas in the presence of farmer-beneficiaries and association members.
Seven police commissioned officers were given new assignments as staff officers of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) effective March 8 based on records from NOPPO’s Administrative Branch.
NOPPO spokesperson Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr.said that the new commissioned officers assigned at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr.are fresh from their Public Safety Officers Advance Course (PSOAC) career advancement studies from the Regional Training School-6 in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
We are overwhelmed at the outpouring of love from people who came to welcome the pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
The pilgrim relics of St. Therese arrived in Bacolod City with a motorcade from Kabankalan City.
Thousands of Catholic devotees line up the streets to offer prayers and flowers to St. Therese as her relics pass by the parishes of towns and cities in southern Negros Occidental and in Bacolod on Tuesday. Photo shows the crowd lining up in front of Hinigaran Church. Her relics stayed at the Carmelite Monastery and will be brought to Roxas City today.*(Daryl Jimenea photo)
Sergie Tan of the National Organizing Committee representing the Visayas yesterday said that they never expected the reception for St. Therese to be that warm, with hundreds and thousands of people lining up at the streets to welcome the motorcade of the St. Therese mobile and 10-15 other vehicles from Kabankalan all the way to Bacolod.
The pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, one of the most popular saints of the Catholic church, are arriving in Bacolod City today, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 until Thursday. The relics will arrive in Bacolod City after a motorcade that will come from Kabankalan City that will start at 7:30 a.m. passing through churches in Hinigaran, Pontevedra, San Enrique, Valladolid and Bago.
The pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus is known as the Holy Face, one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Here, the relics are shown after a motorcade on arrival here after today’s visits to Kabankalan City, Hinigaran, Pontevedra, San Enrique, Valladolid and Bago City.*
They are expected at the Provincial Jail in Bago City at 11 a.m. where there will be veneration by the inmates, and will proceed from the jail to the Bacolod San Sebastian Cathedral. The saint is believed to be an intercessor for, among others, prisoners having prayed for the conversion of the convicted prisoner Pranzini in her lifetime. She is also known for her work for children, priests, visual and performance artists, politicians and sportsmen.
Two brothers in La Castellana and a resident of Pontevedra were killed in hacking and stabbing incidents, Sunday and Monday, respectively.
La Castellana Police reports revealed that brothers Gonzalo, 58, and Uldarico Capio, 56, both of Sitio Tinago, Brgy. Bi-ak na Bato succumbed to multiple hack wounds when they both attacked each other about 3PM, following a disagreement.
Initial investigation said, the younger Capio went to serve a summon against his older brother along with his companion Felix Bolandres regarding a case between Gonzalo and his nephew. However, an argument followed causing the younger sibling to attack his brother using a bladed weapon hitting him on different parts of his body. The older brother also retaliated by stabbing Uldarico several times.
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Negros Occidental South recently assisted the installation of 9 ARBs in the landholding formerly owned by the Estate of Julia Feria Infante in Brgy. Cambarrus, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. This landholding was acquired by the government thru Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) scheme of CARP with CLOA No. 11828 issued and registered at the Provincial Register of Deeds in favor of nine ARBs. Various conferences and notices were sent to occupants who are not qualified, but still refusing to vacate the area intended for the ARBs. However, ARBs should be officially installed as embedded under RA 6657, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law as amended. Thereafter, the official installation draw lots was conducted for individual lot assignment of ARBs with their conformity.
DAR PARO I Dr. Gideon E. Yongque, Jr., OIC MARO Domingo Gatmaitan, Legal Consultant Atty. May Christina Cuevas, PIO Gloria Cañonero, Legal Officer Eraneil Cabardo, Vicente Patalita, DARPO/DARMO staff with the assistance from Pontevedra PNP headed by COP PSI Mary Rose Salve Pico, Deputy PI Hercules Trigue & PPSP based in Brgy. Dulao, Bago City under PSI Teddy B. Velez.