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Silay City

2nd Week-End Brainsbee Barangay Winners Known

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Despite the searing heat in the mornings and intermittent rains in the afternoons, families, classmates and neighbors gather in various venues to support participants in the second weekend of Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3 that were simultaneously conducted last July 12 and 13 in 19 more barangays all over the Third District.


Victorias Barangay 4 winners with Punong Barangay Christopher Vaflor (extreme left) - Jeid Doromal of Victorias National High School and Andrea Emor of Victorias North Elementary School. With them is Dina Quiapo of Cong. Albee Benitez office.*

Silay City Hosts ‘Lagaw-Kultura’

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The Silay City Government through the Tourism-Cultural Division will be hosting "Lagaw-Kultura sa Silay", a cultural heritage and hacienda tours.

This will be participated by children international campers from Denmark, Norway, Costa Rica, Italy, Colombia, Philippines, Mexico, Portugal and Vietnam.

Brainsbee Ni Albee Sa District 3 Kicks Off

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Despite the rain, residents of the Third District in Negros Occidental trooped to the various community centers where the first-of-a-series of academic contests were simultaneously held in Victorias, EB Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia last Saturday , July 5, 2014.


Barangay elimination round held at the Day Care Center in Barangay Damsite, Murcia.*

Sack of Bullets Found

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A sack containing hundreds of live ammunition was endorsed to local police authorities early this week in Silay City.

Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) records showed that 900 pieces of caliber .9mm live ammunitions were found at St. Francis Shrine Subdivision, Brgy. 4 following the report from a concerned citizen.

Bravehearts Jins Win in All Women Reg’l, Silay Tilts

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The Bravehearts Taek-wondo Academy players had brilliant a performance during the All Women Regional Taekwondo Championship held last May 31 at Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC) and the Silay City 57th Charter Anniversary Taekwondo Championship last June 1.


BTA jins during the Silay City Charter Anniversary Taekwondo Championship with coach Bong Mercurio.*

They won 6 gold and 3 silver medals in the All Women Regional Taekwondo Championship and 5 gold and 5 silver medals in Silay City held at Mayor Velez gym.

Gender & Dev't Advocate, Former Silay Councilor Gets Elected

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A gender and development advocate and former councilor of Silay City was recently elected as National Anti-Poverty Commission Provincial Focal Person for Negros Occidental.

Marie June Pavillar-Castro, current chair of PILIPINA-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Chapter and Provincial Council for Women, was elected by the basic sector/civil society participants from the province who attended the Second Round of Regional Assembly on Harnessing BS/CSO Collectivity and Capacities on the Ground organized by NAPC last June 3-5 at Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City.

Silay City Charter Anniversary Opens Today

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"SILAYNON: Sa Pag-ugyon, Magasanag ang Palaabuton" is the theme of the 57th Charter Anniversary of Silay City which will officially open today, Friday.

The celebrations will kick off with the Silaynon Pride Walk from the marker at Brgy. Guinhalaran to the public plaza.

LIN-AY SANG SILAY HOPEFULS. The Search for Lin-ay Sang Silay candidates will also be presented together with their respective barangay captains in today’s opening of Silay City’s 57th Charter Anniversary.*

Joining in the pride walk are the 16 barangays of Silay, the Search for Lin-ay Sang Silay candidates, religious and other non-government organizations, scholars, Department of Education and Silay Government employees.

Silay PNP Parade and Review will then commence at the public plaza covered court in honor of the men and women in uniform in due recognition to their service to the people of Silay.

Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, mayor of Silay, will then formally declare the opening of the 57th Charter Anniversary of the city as well as of the Employees’ Sportsfest.

The City Health Office will then lead the crowd in a dance exercise dubbed ‘Hataw Sayaw sa Plaza’.

After, the 15 candidates for the Search for Lin-ay Sang Silay will be presented to the public together with their respective barangay captains. This year’s candidates are Sinead Angelica Jain (Brgy. 3), Joy Pauline Geronca (Brgy. 4), Jovelyn Opianga (Brgy. Guinhalaran), Mary Joy Verbo (Brgy. 5), Dhalia Hofileña (Brgy. Balaring), Rhoma Jane Elano (Brgy. E. Lopez), Mary Danica Bilbao (Brgy. 2), Irene Catalan (Brgy. Patag), Julie Ann Nones (Brgy. Kapitan Ramon), Alisa Mari Jaen (Brgy. Mambulac), Dennie Grace Dumrique (Brgy. Lantad), Noreen Therese Soluta (Brgy. 1), Elona Olano (Brgy. Bagtic), Jannica Barbasa (Brgy. Rizal) and Joanna Marie Ruiz (Brgy. Guimbalaon).

Ayalin Informant is Richer by 800K

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The informant who leaked the whereabouts of fugitive Noel Ayalin’s may claim the reward of P800, 000 soon, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office OIC Provincial Director SSupt. Milko Lirazan disclosed.

The informant may claim the reward after Lirazan issued a certification.

The informant’s identity is being withheld by police authorities.

Enrique Pinongan, Provincial Administrator, also disclosed the check is now being processed by the Treasurer’s Office.

4th Brainsbee Ni Albee Set to Start July 2014

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Preparations are now underway for the holding of the 4th Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3 starting July 2014.

The Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, Inc. (BBBFI), major sponsor of the community-based competition started in 2009 in Negros Occidental’s Third District has already set in motion the mobilization of its program partners – the Department of Education and Culture (DepEd), public and private elementary and secondary schools, local government units, the 115 barangays in the Third District and the office of Congressman Alfredo B. Benitez.

Negros Public School Teachers Hold Protest to Press for Salary Hike

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About 3,000 estimated public schoolteachers will carry out their protest action today, at about 5p.m. for an increase in their monthly salaries, because the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Budget Management (DBM) have been stonewalling on their demands for salary increases since some time ago, Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Negros (ACT-Negros) Chairman, Gualberto Dajao, declared Saturday in an interview in DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program which airs daily and is hosted by anchormen Edgar Cadagat and Jeffrey Gelangre.


BACK TO WORK. After an absence of almost 10 months as EIC, NDB’s Pert Toga goes back to work in his editing chores, pinch-hitting for his Editor-son Arman who is still recuperating from a bout with flu and minor complications. The editor is resuming work this week.*

Police Faces Blank Wall in Bizman Slay

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Police authorities are still facing blank wall in identifying the killers of businessman who was gunned down 5:30AM along McKinley Street, Panaogao, Brgy. 4, Silay City Friday.

Supt. Jacob Crisostomo, city police chief said the victim Alberto Amazona, 50, of Brgy. 4 sustained a lone gunshot wound in the head. He was declared dead at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in the city.

In two homicide cases, AYALIN PLEADS GUILTY

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Former Barangay Captain Noel Ayalin of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon in Silay City pleaded guilty to the charge of two counts of attempted homicide at the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after arraignment yesterday morning at the Hall of Justice (HOJ) in Silay City.


Noel Ayalin

MTCC Judge Eunice Guance immediately read the decision to Ayalin for 3 months "arresto mayor" to maximum of prison correctional with a minimum of 1 year and 6 months imprisonment for each case at the Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) of Bacolod City District Jail.

The complainants were Jeffrey Latorgo, Ayalin’s godson and Joemarie Occeña. Both no longer ask for indemnity against the suspect ,claiming they are already satisfied with the decision.

Ayalin was assisted by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) legal counsel, Atty. Maria Lico, whom the judge sought and assigned to Ayalin.

Meanwhile, Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 69 Judge Felipe Banzon deferred the arraignment of Ayalin to June 9.

La Carlota City is Gold Awardee in HLURB’s Zero Backlog Project

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La Carlota City headed by Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer is the Lone Gold Awardee of the Local Government Units of Negros Occidental in the 2013 Comprehensive Land Use Program Zero Backlog Project of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) at the awarding ceremony and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for Housing Projects held at the De La Rama Hall, Talisay City Hall last Thursday.

Gold Awardee: Vice-Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni III representing Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer receives the Gold Trophy and Plaque of Appreciation from Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, Congressman Alfredo Albee Benitez-3rd District of Negros Occidental, HLURB Commissioner Ria Cabrera, Commissioner Linda Hornilla, Commissioner Luis Paredes and Usec Cecilia Alba, Secretary-General of HUDCC.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, Congressman Alfredo "Albee" Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental together with HLURB Commissioner Ria Cabrera, Commissioner Linda Hornilla, Commissioner Luis Paredes and Usec. Cecilia Alba, Secretary General of HUDCC spearheaded the awarding ceremonies.

Silver Awardees were: Mayor Jose Maria A. Alonso of Pontevedra, Mayor Ramon Torres of Bago City represented by Denny Millevo and Mayor Melecio Yap Jr. and Vice-Mayor Santiago D. Maravillas of Escalante City.

5,182 Households Get P19.9M Housing Aid

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Vice President of the Philippines and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chair Jejomar C. Binay led the distribution of P19.9 million worth of housing materials assistance (HOMA) to the victims of typhoon Yolanda in five local government units here.


Vice President Jejomar Binay leads the turn-over of P7-million check to the Hinigaran Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative under the Pag-IBIG Fund Group Land Acquisition and Development Program assisted by (l-r) Third District Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez and Assistant Department Manager for Operations of Pag-IBIG Fund Bacolod Branch Wilmer Lirazan during the turn over rites in Talisay City.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)

Silay City Hosts PBT’s`Andres KKK’

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In celebration of Heritage Month in the Philippines, the City of Silay hosts Philippine Ballet Theater’s "Andres KKK: Ang Buhay at Pag-Ibig ni Andres Bonifacio" in partnership with the Filipino Heritage Festival Foundation.

"Andres KKK: Ang Buhay at Pag-Ibig ni Andres Bonifacio" revolves around the passion of the Supremo against the backdrop of Philippine history. His tale, full of love, replete with the excitement of battle and touched with the anger of betrayal is told through masterful choreography and graceful dance.

Silay Gov’t Holds Bowling Tourney

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 To establish good relationship among barangays, the City Government of Silay has conducted the 5th Silay City Liga ng mga Barangay Bowling Tournament that was held at Top’s Millennium Bowling Lanes in Bacolod City.

ABC President Jose J. Lopez, Jr. said the sports program of the city is an annual activity wherein all barangay officials in the city have the chance to know each other through a friendly competition.

A Remorseful Ayalin Wants to ‘Rest Now’

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Fugitive former Barangay Captain Noel Ayalin of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City wants to rest now as he was already arrested for his crimes.

Ayalin who first refused to be interviewed allowed selected media outlets to get his side without asking him how the crime happened.


Noel Ayalin

But one thing, he said, he did not resort to shooting if only he was not shot first. He did not elaborate further.

VP Binay in Silay City Today

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Vice-President of the Philippines Jejomar Binay will be welcomed by Silaynons today at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center in Silay City.

Acting City Mayor Mark Golez, Silay first lady Marissa Montelibano, Schools Division Superintendent Neri Anne M. Alibuyog, some DepEd-Silay staff, City Administrator-OIC Noel Doloriac, City Tourism Officer Severino Pacete and other government employees will welcome Binay.


City Mayor Monico Puentevella and Vice Mayor Jejomar Binay enjoying a boodle fight at the Burgos Market.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Ayalin Well-Guarded in Silay PNP Jail

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Former Barangay Kapitan Ramon Captain in Silay, Noel Ayalin who is accused of killing four barangay officials and injuring several others last March 6, 2011, arrived with his captors Saturday afternoon in Silay City.


Noel Ayalin

Ayalin was immediately detained at Silay PNP jail with maximum security.

Ayalin arrives with police-escorts from Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) intelligence unit sent by Provincial PNP Director PSSupt Milko Lirazan about 5:30PM Saturday at the Silay-Bacolod Airport.

Fugitive Ayalin Finally Captured

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Long-wanted Noel Ayalin, the former barangay captain of Kapitan Ramon in Silay City who massacred four barangay officials while they were holding a meeting on March 6, 2011, was finally captured yesterday afternoon.

Tagged as the Most Wanted Person in Western Visayas (Region 6), Ayalin was collared in Iba, Zambales by operatives of Region 3 PNP led by PSupt. Andrew Aguirre, PSupt. Freston Bangangan and PSSupt. Crisaldo Nieves.

Reward Money to Capture Ayalin Now at P800K

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Silay City Councilor and Committee on Peace and Order chairman Toto Celis has clarified that the city government of Silay has added an additional P300, 000 for the capture or arrest of the suspect Noel Ayalin, former punong barangay in Silay.


Noel Ayalin

Celis said that Silay Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) members have unanimously passed the resolution urging City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano to appropriate the same amount in addition to the existing P500,000 as reward money for the speedy capture or arrest of former Kapitan Ramon punong barangay Noel Ayalin, in the blood bath at the barangay on March 6, 2011.

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