San Carlos City

NONECO to Power 3 Negros Occidental Tourist Islands

Three tourist islands in Negros Occidental will get a much-needed boost as the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative starts energizing them through submarine cable.

Lawyer Danny Pondevilla, NONECO general manager said they will start the energization of Sipaway island, in San Carlos, City, with Molocaboc island in Sagay City and Lacawon island of Cadiz City as next in line.

Last week, National Electrification Administrator Edita Bueno led the groundbreaking of the installation of submarine cable in Sipaway island in San Carlos City.

The Department of Energy has earmarked P45 million to energize Sipaway island, which is composed of two barangays, with 6,000 inhabitants, including foreigners who own several beach resorts in the area.

Pump Boat Capsizes in San Carlos City; 4 Persons Rescued

A pump boat loaded with sacks of sands has capsized some distance from the shoreline of Barangay 1, San Carlos City about 3 p.m. Saturday due to big waves brought about by typhoon “Lando”.

Lt. Commander Ramil Palabrica, Bacolod Philippine Coast Guard head said that he was informed by Coast Guard- San Carlos City of the incident where MB Capio skippered has capsized loaded with 25 sacks of sand on their way to San Carlos City from the Island.

District 6 Wins 6th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Boxing Cup Team Title

District 6 dislodges District 1 to capture this year’s 6th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Open Boxing Championship at the close of the competition last Friday at Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.

Executive Asst. to the Governor and Provincial Sports Coordinator, Angel M. Verdeflor (center) awards the championship trophy to the District VI Team who emerged over-all champion in the concluded 6th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Open Boxing Championship held at the BAYS Center. The team won six gold, three silver, and seven bronze medals.* (Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

1st District Bets Named

By Arman P. Toga & Eugene Y. Adiong

SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occ. - The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) camp headed by outgoing First District Congressman Julio Ledesma IV here bared the names of its candidates for certain major positions in the 2016 elections.

Outgoing Escalante City Mayor Melecio Yap will vie to replace Ledesma in the first district.

PROV’L BOARD MEMBER Patrick Lacson, center, filed his Certificate of Candidacy for Mayor of E. B. Magalona yesterday. With him is Vice Gov. Lacson (left) and Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano.*

San Carlos RTC Junks Toboso Poll Protest

The San Carlos Regional Trial Court dismissed the election protests filed against Mayor Richard Jaojoco, Vice Mayor Evello Valencia Jr. and eight councilors of Toboso, Negros Occidental, for lack of merit.

San Carlos RTC Branch 59 Judge Kathrine Go in her decision said that based on the revision of votes, it showed the mayor won in the 2013 polls.

Go said the results of the vote recount conducted by the court did not affect the results of the 2013 polls in Toboso.


Alan Gensoli Arman Toga Cyrus Garde Desiderio Deferia Edith Colmo
Eugene Adiong Gil Alfredo Severino James Toga Jun delos Reyes Leo Claridad
Manny Canto Owen Bayog Pert Toga Ritzy Robles Malo-oy Robert Harland
Roque P. Hofilena W. Henry O. Streegan Wennie Sancho