San Carlos City
San Carlos City in northern Negros Occidental grabbed the title in Best of Festivals Dance competition at the opening of the week-long Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014, Monday, March 31, and received P50,000.00 cash prize. The title was formerly hosted by La Castellana for its Bailes de Luces, which placed second prize winner this time, receiving P40,000.00. Third prize was La Carlota city – P30,000.00; 4th prize - Silay City received P30,000.00; and 5th prize – Moises Padilla, received P10,000.00.
The event was capped by the Kapuso Night show that rocked the Panaad Stadium as the cast of Rhodora X entertained the Negrenses jampacked at the Panaad Stadium.
Mark Anthony Fernandez, Yasmien Kurdi, Mark Herras and Jennelyn Mercado entertained the audience with their songs and Herras’ dance performance.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) is eyeing an "inside job" in the robbery of a Catholic church money at dawn of March 20, 2014.
Police operatives disclosed that not only P700,000 was lost but P950,000 kept in a vault inside the room of parish priest Fr. Gilbert Jerry Sabado of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Church in Escalante City.
SOCO subjected 16 church workers for fingerprints reportedly including three unnamed priests.
Following an early breakfast meeting, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella went directly to the Bacolod People’s House where a special turnover of customized wheelchairs to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) spearheaded by the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) was being conducted and openly said that what he had witnessed has "made his day."
With the Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Services Dr. Ma. Cecilia Licuan.* (CMO-PIO photo)
"Thank you for remembering those who are in need," said Puentevella while he wholeheartedly thanked the organizers of the turnover, including the Charity Rehabilitation Services (CRS) of the University.
BACOLOD Mayor Puentevella with wheelchair beneficiary Girlie Pangadlo of Alijis.* (CMO-PIO photo)
Police authorities in San Carlos City arrested a grandmother and her grandson in a buy bust operation about Friday morning.
PSupt. Victorino E. Romanillos Jr, police chief, with Regional Public Safety Battalion 6 operatives nabbed Mariam Saomay, 43, of Kainggat, Brgy. Palampas for alleged violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Saomay was collared at JV Ledesma Avenue in Brgy. Palampas after she handed two plastic sachets of suspected shabu to poseur buyer in exchange for P500 marked bill.
San Carlos City took home 6 championship gold medals during the Area 1 Athletic Meet Arnis Competition last November 26-27, 2013 in Escalante City.
Ionabeth G. Mamugay of San Carlos (San Carlos Jungle Fighters Martial Arts Club) won a double championship. She beat Jianne Mabug-at of Escalante and Rainbie Gelardez of Calatrava to be crowned champion in the Anyo Girls Elementary Category A. Mamugay defeated Gelardez on points to snatch the Labanan Girls Elementary Category A title.
Johnrey Olbedencia of San Carlos (Central Negros College-Centralian Fighters Martial Arts Club) won over Ricardo Tiauzon of Escalante by points to claim the Labanan Secondary Boys Finweight title.
Police authorities in Negros Occidental are still trying to establish the identify of suspects who shot dead a policeman while on board his motorcycle 2PM Saturday along the highway in Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City.
SPO1 Agustilo Hulleza Jr., a member of the Toboso Police Station was shot by motorcycle-riding suspects.
He was in the back and the bullet went through his chest.
Cops are not discounting the angle it was related to the victim’s work as an intelligence officer.
Hulleza was pronounced dead by attending physician at San Carlos City Doctor’s Hospital.
In the commemoration of the 5 de Noviembre Revolution anniversary, the Christian Community Theater, Inc. Silay Chapter, Inc. (CCT) as part of its 33rd year founding anniversary, will stage "Kumpas kag Ambahanon sang 5 de Nobyembre Rebolusyon", a dance-drama and dula-tula presentation on Nov. 5, 2013 (6PM), at the Covered Court, Silay Public Plaza, Silay City. This project is a partnership with Silay City Government in cooperation with Hugyaw Silay, Inc. The production will feature CCT Performing Artists, Hugyaw Kansilay Dancers and the Saring Kulay Band.
Original musical composition from the sarswela play "Cinco" will be the soundtrack of this dance presentation. The original composition by Armin Paredes that includes Negrosanon Pinalannga; Ano Ang Madangtan?; Handum Ko; Sa Padayon; Kahilwayan; Banwa Kalalat-an; Kabugana-an; Kasisidmon; Sa Kamatayon; Silaynon Diin Ang Padulungan?; Handa Na Ang Tanan; and "Sulong Mga Silaynon" will be used.
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has approved the release of funds for the electrification of 38 sitios in the first district.
Edita S. Bueno, NEA administrator in a letter to Rep. Julio Ledesma said that the release of the 2013 subsidy fund is part of the government’s program for "inclusive growth and poverty reduction."
The fund amounting to more than P60 million was released through the VMC Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc., (VRESCO) on September 9 this year, Bueno said.
"We have advised VRESCO management to ensure timely completion of the projects," she said.
Business: $107 Million Biomass Power Plant will Spurs the Economy of La Carlota," Mayor Ferrer says"
"We are very fortunate to have this project. It will give more job opportunities to our people. It will also give our local planters big or small another source of income. It will increase our local revenues and it will spur the economy of La Carlota City and Negros Occidental," Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer said.
Roberto Bob Cuenca - President of AALCPI interviewed by Chinese guests and visitors on how the mechanical tractors gather sugarcane trashes and load onto the tractors.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
La Carlota is a business and investment-friendly city. Lots of commercial establishments are now in our city and we are very thankful to our investors," Mayor Ferrer added.
Roberto "Bob" Cuenca-President of AALCPI said, "This biomass power plant is the birth of the new industry for the first time in our country. The sugar industry will be facing the effects of AFTA and the reduction of tariff from 5% to 0 in 2015. It is our responsibility to compete with other Asian countries producing sugar. We welcome with open arms, this project. It will help a lot -- our farm workers and planters not only for its value but the problem of our sugar cane trashes. This is the solution to our problems. This is a dream that we hope in the near future will succeed."
By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
SAN CARLOS CITY - Representatives from the ThomasLloyd Group were in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental yesterday as part of their project visits around the country.
ThomasLloyd is a leading European based asset management and project finance group dedicated to the clean and renewable energy sector in Asia. The group is composed of 36 people from Zurich, London, Prague and major cities all over Germany such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt and others. The investment symposium and project visits are being hosted by Bronzeoak Philippines, ThomasLloyd’s project development partner in the Philippines. Led by ThomasLloyd Group Chairman Michael Sieg, the group will also meet with business and government leaders both in Manila and in Negros.