The Silay City Health Office is now intensifying its campaign against diabetes.
City Diabetologist Dr. Angel Araneta said that their office with the other doctors is doing an information drive on how to prevent and stop diabetes in the city.
He said that the facilities are not always adequate to cure diabetes patients. And what the doctors can guarantee is the information that was passed on to them about causes of diabetes and how to prevent it.
The information drive kicked-off in Barangay V lead by Silay City Councilor Uldarico Penuela, City Health Officer Sabina Damazo, City Health Educator Alan Rojo and other city hall employees.
The Loving Rose Mission of Canada, Inc., through Mr. and Mrs. Dave and Susan Ruskin donated last Monday six sets of world class fire suits to the Fire Department of Silay City.
After bagging the title of the 2013 ATOP-DOT Pearl Award as Best Tourism Oriented LGU of the Philippines for second time around, the City of Silay received different praises including from its sister city Makati.
Makati City’s Consultant for Tourism Carmelito Anzures congratulated the City of Silay for getting that distinction.
"Silay is best known for preserving its rich heritage houses even until now. The thing that the tourists come for in Silay is its peacefulness and uniqueness compared from the other cities," he said.
Anzures visited Silay with his wife. They went to some heritage houses in the city including the Bernardino Jalandoni Museum.
The Silay City Tourism Office will conduct Tourist Police Special Training for the Silay City Tourist Police Unit at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center on October 25.
Mayor Jose Montelibano and Police Superintendent Jacob Crisostomo have designated Tourism Officer Ver Pacete as training director with the assistance of Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Gerle Hilado–Sulmaca and Tourism Media Coordinator Francess Dane Cobrado.
Participants in the said training are SPO1 Melvin Gustilo, PO3 Joemarie Lachica, PO3 Elias Susmiran, PO3 Rey Paloma, PO2 Hazel Dorado, PO2 Ma. Sheila Inot, PO2 Jeoffrey Lee Redoblo, PO2 Jerald Perlado, PO2 Gary Muñoz, PO2 Francis Parreño, PO2 Charlie Gamboa and PO2 Pacifico Alba.
Training areas cover the following: ‘The Role of Tourist Police in Tourism Industry’, ‘Basic Tourism’, ‘Tourist Attractions’, ‘Social Relationships’, ‘Qualities of Tourist Police as Leader’, ‘Social Grace and Work Ethics’, ‘Tourist Police: His Family and His God’.
A husband in Silay City was reportedly found suspended on a tree about 7:45 PM, Wednesday at Sunrise Village, Brgy. E. Lopez.
The victim was identified as Edwin Dolorpo, 38, who according to initial investigation sustained marks on his neck from the rope tied on his neck.
Dolorpo was discovered by his cousin, Dionelo Casaysay who claimed that his relative was having a domestic problem with his wife which is the reason why he hanged himself. It was stated in the alleged suicide note recovered from the victim.
The Silay City Police Station has installed new station commander on Monday, October 14, 2013 replacing Police Superintendent Rosauro Francisco, Jr.
Police Superintendent Jacob T. Crisostomo is the newly installed chief of police. He is in the police service since June 1, 1995 and says being disciplined made him a dedicated policeman.
Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano and all of the Silaynons welcomed the new police chief of Silay.
Like Francisco, Crisostomo will also focus on anti-illegal drugs and anti-illegal gambling campaign in the city. He appealed for the cooperation of the community in order to get rid of illegal drug addiction and illegal gambling.
A father and son tandem was arrested by local police authorities in Silay City and EB Magalona town for robbery charges.
Reports said composite team composed of JSInsp. Castle Masip, of San Carlos City-Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and his men with PO2 Ian Libo-on, of EB Magalona Police Station apprehended Jerry Defante, 57, and his son Jonald at about 3:10PM, Tuesday.
Police said the older Defante was nabbed at GM Coffee Shop and Sing-along at Rizal St; while, Jonald was collared 20 minutes later at Hacienda Tabigue, Brgy. Tabigue in EB Magalona.
The arrest was effected through an order issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40 Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio and recommended bail amounting to P100, 000 each for their temporary release.
Silay won the 2013 ATOP-DOT Pearl Award as Best Tourism Oriented LGU of the Philippines, the highest recognition in the field of tourism in the country. Silay Tourism Officer Severino F. Pacete also gained the title as the Most Outstanding Tourism officer of the Philippines.
The Pearl Award Ceremonies were held at the Ball Room of the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City Province of Albay on October 3, 2013. Silay official representatives are Councilor Neil Solomon Locsin and Tourism Officer Severino F. Pacete.
Other city level awards won by Silay City are: Best Tourism Month Celebration, first runner-up; Best Tourism Event – Festival, Hugyaw Kansilay Festival (Silay Charter Anniversary) and Best Tourism Event – Arts and Culture, Silay Christmas Village ended up as second runner-up.
Tourism Officer Severino F. Pacete and Councilor Neil Solomon Locsin received ATOP-DOT Pearl Award from ATOP president, Miguel Sison. Silay City is the Best Tourism-Oriented LGU of the Philippines in 2013.*
The national awards are given by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) in recognition of exceptional practices, projects and innovations implemented by the different LGUs in the country.
One hundred sixty five boxers throughout the province will advance to the 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Boxing Cup Championship in La Carlota City on October 9 to 13, 2013.
All the elimination rounds have been finished with the best boxers in seven districts, including Bacolod Lone Congressional District will advance to the finals in different weight categories.
At least 24 boxers from each district completes the line up in weight categories.
The 9th annual Victorias Milling Company President’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held at the Victorias Golf & Country Club, Victorias City on October 5-6, 2013.
Awarding ceremonies will follow immediately after the tournament at the Social Hall of the Club.
Golfers from the entire country are expected to join this tournament, considered the most prestigious one as Victorias Golf & Country Club is considered to be one of the most challenging golf courses in the Philippines.
The entrance fee to the 9th VMC President’s Golf Cup Tournament is Php 1,800 inclusive of mulligan.