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Silay City

Twister Hits Silay City

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A baby tornado struck and destroyed houses in Purok Patoloy, Zone 5, Barangay Mambulac, Silay City at about 4 yesterday afternoon.

Eight houses were destroyed and 26 were damaged, according to village chief Jojo Sumiller.

Sumiller immediately dispatched his Barangay Disaster Risk and Rescue Management team to assist the victims.

The eight destroyed houses were owned by Richelle Jupida, Mary Ann Jacosalem, Dodong Ortilla, Modesto Juntado, Nenita Antiporda, Gina Ortilla and Mark Numotos.

He initially gave three kilos of rice for each family.

The Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble Sojourn in Singapore

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It was a feat for Silay City and the entire Filipino nation as audience numbering around 4,000 hurled appreciation and applause to the Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble (KSE) and Singapore’s Marsiling Chinese Orchestra (MCO) joint performance last May 22, 2015 in a show dubbed “Love Across the Ocean II” at the awesome Singapore Star Performing Arts Center (Star Theatre). This was the second “Love Across the Ocean” performance as the first was MCO’s collaborative perfor-mance with Indonesia’s Youth Ang-klung Orchestra.


SILAY CITY Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales, Rondalla Master Jegger Anjao, MCO Conductor Low Cher Yong and Singaporean officials in a group photo with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.*

Silay City Mayor Civilian Guard Duels, 1 Killed

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Two civilian guards of Silay City Mayor Jose “Oti” Montelibano house’s along Locsin-Rizal Streets duelled and one of them was killed past 10pm Friday.

Police identified the victim as Armin De la Cruz Artuz, 47 of Hacienda Mansiguinon, Barangay Guimbala-on of the city.

He sustained eight stab wounds in the body and was declared dead on arrival 10:4pm at Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital also in the city by Dr. Sidney Lledan.

CIDG Collars 2 Men with Firearms

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The Provincial Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested two men with illegal firearms in Sitio Yuhom, Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City Saturday morning.

The joint CIDG and Silay City PNP operation arrested Danilo Enopasa, 57, of Sitio Berrano, Barangay Lantad, and Alvin Givera, 43, of Barangay Mambulac, both in Silay City.

Police recovered from them seven live ammunitions of .38 caliber, one .9mm caliber, three live ammunitions of .9mm caliber, and two homemade 38 caliber.

Feature: Lolo Melecio's Choices

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By Howie G. Severino
May 21, 2015

Keynote speech on the 100th death anniversary of the Negros revolutionary and governor Melecio Y. Severino, May 16, 2015, Silay, Negros Occidental


Souvenir pose right after the Governor Melecio Yorac Severino death centenary rite last May 16. In photo: (From L-R) Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., Silay Councilor Neil Solomon Locsin, Ramon Severino Conlu, Gil Severino, Howie Severino, NOHCI Chairman Msgr. Guillermo Gaston, and NOHCI Executive Director Roque Hofileña.* (Kathrina Severino Photo)