San Carlos City
Former San Carlos City Mayor Eugenio Jose "Bong" Lacson was proclaimed vice governor-elect by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBC), as it completed the tally of election returns from 31 towns and cities yesterday morning.
Lacson got a total of 398,967 votes, while his rival, 5th District Board Member Melvin Ibañez, got a total of 370,640 votes or a difference of about 28,000 votes.
Lacson is the running-mate of Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr., who lost to re-electionist Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. In the gubernatorial race. Ibañez is Marañon’s running-mate.
The national government has sent notice to a San Carlos City-based farmworkers’ cooperative under the control of First District Rep. Julio Ledesma IV and his trusted aide that it should settle as soon as possible the interests, penalties and amortizations on the principal from the loans amounting to P120 million it incurred from the Philippine Sugar Corp. (Philsucor) in 2008.
In a March 15, 2013 notice it sent to Gamboa Hermanos Farmworkers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, which is led by Ledesma and his congressional aide, Mariano Antonio Cui III, who serves concurrently as GHFMPC chief executive officer, Philsucor pointed out that as of March Nov. 30, 2012, the cooperative has by far only paid P1,317,361.83 out of its P5,462,676.58 amortization on the principal of its loan, or a backlog of P4,145,314.75.
First District Rep. Julio "Jules" Ledesma IV is filing counter-charges against a lawyer who had filed a petition against him before the San Carlos City Regional Trial Court assailing his guardianship and seeking to declare him ‘incompetent.’
Lawyer Danny Ponde-villa, counsel for Ledesma, yesterday dismissed the charges filed by Epifanio Liberal Jr. against the congressman as ‘black propaganda.’
"This is purely black propaganda by his opponent because he will not win in San Carlos City, which has about 40 to 50 percent of the votes in the First District," Pondevilla said.
A candidate for councilor in San Carlos City, former Canlaon City prosecutor, lawyer Epifanio Liberal has filed a petition for guardianship over Negros Occidental First District Congressman Julio A. Ledesma, IV or commonly known as Jules Ledesma in a Regional Trial Court (RTC), in San Carlos City, April 18, contending in his written petition based on Rules of Civil Procedure, that the congressman needs a guardian.
The affiant or petitioner, Liberal, in his appeal, said he seeks to judicially declare the incompetent Julio A. Ledesma, IV, of unsound mind even if the latter have had lucid intervals. Ledesma, said the former Canlaon City prosecutor, by reason of age, disease, weak mind and other similar causes, Ledesma, without outside help cannot take care of himself, and manage his property, and is therefore, an easy target who could be deceived and exploited.
Local News: Thousands of San Carlos City Residents Helpless After Lacson Closed Down Hospital Facility in 2001
Thousands of helpless residents in the upland barangays of San Carlos City were held hostage, their health conditions deteriorated and their lives put at stake because of the vindictive local politics that led to the closure of the 15-bed hospital in Barangay Quezon in 2001 by then Mayor Eugenio Lacson.
This was the revelation made by United Negros Alliance’s First District congressional candidate Nehemias de la Cruz, who also told newsmen covering the sortie of UNA in the northern city yesterday, that Lacson, who was interviewed in a Bacolod radio station last week, tried to downplay his blunder when he ordered the hospital’s closure.
The scheduled Philippine Football Federation-Suzuki U23 Cup Visayas Regional Qualifying Round which was set April 15-20, 2013 at San Carlos City has been put on hold. This was disclosed last Friday by Paulline Javelona, Negros Occidental Football Association secretary-general.
In her text message, she said that PFF made the advisory of the tournament’s postponement and will soon send an update of its resumption.
NOFA-Ceres is set to defend its national title by securing its position in the regional finals against Iloilo FA and Cebu FA.
A firearm and live ammunitions were confiscated in a raid jointly conducted by San Carlos City Police and personnel of the 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) at the house of a local resident in Brgy. Quezon, 5:45AM Tuesday.
PSupt. Joseph B. Bayan, San Carlos City Police officer-in-charge with 6RPSB personnel effected the arrest of Reginald Marticio, 41, at his residence in Sitio Initihan, Brgy. Quezon for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8294 or Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunitions.
Thousands of supporters riding in different forms of transportation donning orange and green printed with big bold letters "CHANGE" stormed full force in the whole City of San Carlos yesterday morning.
The caravan was spearheaded by UNA 1st District Congressional candidate Nehemias "Tatay Nene" De La Cruz, Provincial Board Member and former Mayor of Don Salvador Benedicto. He was with Provincial Board Member candidates Jomari Valmayor and Dick Decatoria.
A resident of San Carlos City was arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms in a police operation about 4PM, Friday at Brgy. Agpangi, Calatrava.
PSInsp. Rollie L. Pondevilla, police chief with alert team apprehended Rene Pitugo, 25, of Sitio Sag-ulay, Brgy. Bagonbon, San Carlos City for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8294 or illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions and section 32 of RA 7166 of the Omnibus Election Code.
San Carlos City is ready to host the 2013 PFF-Suzuki U23 National Cup Regional Visayas Qualifying Rounds at San Julio Realty football field in San Carlos, Negros Occidental on April 15 to 19, 2013.
Three (3) football associations in the Visayas; Iloilo Football Association, Negros Occidental Football Association and Cebu Football Association will send their respective teams for the said tournament. They will play a double round robin with the top two teams to advance to the final qualifying rounds on May 20 to 25 with the top two teams from Luzon ad Mindanao with the winners to advance to the semifinals on May 27 to 28 and the finals on May 30 to 31, 2013 all in Cebu City.