Silay City

Negros Inaugurates 25MW Solar Power

The 25-megawatt solar power located in the lot of the Valderrama family in Hacienda Maquina, Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, Negros Occidental was inaugurated yesterday, February 23, attended by local and government officials.

Ricardo Pronove of the PhilCarbon Green Energy Clean Power together with Norman Jison, Richard Tan and Maica Velez pay a courtesy visit to Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center) at the Governor’s Office, Monday. With them are Provincial Consultant on Investment Promotions, Rafael Coscolluela and Boyet Uychiat of NISARD.* (Richard Malihan photo)

Silay Solar Power Plant Eyed to Energize 30,000 Homes

The 25-megawatt Silay Solar Plant is expected to power 30,000 homes once it is fully connected to the Visayas Grid, said Manolo Candelaria, executive vice-president of the Citicore Power.

The solar plant in Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, that spans 34 hectares with 34 hectares currently in use including 96,000 photovaltaic modules, was inaugurated yesterday.

The plant is expected to help avoid 18,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year equivalent to planting 800,000 trees over the life of the facility.

Oti Respects DILG Opinion on Maravilla Replacement

Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano yesterday said he respects an opinion of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) which said that in case of death, “The appointee shall come from the same political party as that of the Sanggunian member who caused the vacancy and shall serve the unexpired term of the vacant office.”

Montelibano’s reaction comes on the heels of the withdrawal of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. revoking the appointment of Mario Torres, Sr. to replace Maravilla.

Lantern Making Contest Opening and Judging

To kick-off the Year of the Monkey celebration of the 11th Bacolaodiat Festival, on February 5-8, 2016, the Monkey King Lantern Making contest entries will be judged and opened for display on January 30, Saturday, 5pm at The District North Point in Ayala.

The awarding ceremony will also have a dance number to be performed by the Monkey King mascots.

See the entries of talented artists from Bacolod, Talisay, and Silay as they unleash their creativity through their artworks.*


Bacolod-Korea Direct Flights Kick Off

The 17 direct chartered flights from Inchon, South Korea to Bacolod-Silay City International Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental, on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) aircraft, started on Christmas eve. The first flight composed of 194 Koreans landed at Bacolod-Silay airport 2:25 am of December 25, 2015, welcomed by Bacolod Congressman Evelio Leonardia and Atty John N. Orola, Jr, chairman, Western Visayas tourism Council. With them were heads of offices of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), PAL, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Customs, and PNP-AVSECOM unit.