The Team PNoy, led by the administration’s Liberal Party, is confi-dent of a resounding victory in the May 2013 elections, especially in Negros Occidental.
Thousands of people flock the Negros Occidental sorties of Team PNoy yesterday. Photo shows crowd in Silay City, one of the four key cities that the group visited.*
LP chairman and Team PNoy campaign manager Sen. Frank Drilon said, "I am very confident that Team PNoy will get a broad base of support here in Negros Occidental and I am confident that politicians will cross party lines to support our senatorial candidates."
Negros Occidental, including Bacolod, has a voting population of 1.57 million, the largest in Western Visayas. This province also delivered one of the largest votes for President Aquino in 2010.
Senatorial candidate, Mrs. Cynthia Villar of Team PNoy, further unveiled key pro-people programs, she had earlier vowed to implement once elected as a member of the Senate in the 2013 election during interviews in-between the senatorial slate’s stop in Bacolod, and whistle-stop campaigns in three cities in Northern Negros yesterday. She graced rallies in Talisay, Silay and Victorias Cities.
Villar first spoke in a gathering of thousands of people including LP women in the convention center in the Bacolod Pavillon site. Caña supporters, LP women also thronged the area.
She also said that she would return to the city and province and implement livelihood projects for the population here. There is a guarantee that Villar, who exuded an aura of gentleness and kindness will make it to the Senate, because in numerous poll surveys done by reputable research groups, she has swung from number five to number seven. She also rates high in the Visayas provinces.
Two suspected peddlers of illegal drugs were collared by police authorities in the cities of Himamaylan and Silay in two separate pre-Valentine’s Day operations last Wednesday which resulted to the seizure of shabu intended supposedly for February 14 customers.
Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said that 44-year old Melinda Minoso of Purok Sigay, Barangay 2 in Bacolod City was nabbed by Silay City PNP personnel led by Senior Police Officer 1 Rayjay Rebadomia for the delivery of shabu in Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City Wednesday afternoon.
The signing of the peace covenant in connection with the slated May 13 elections will start next week.
Col. Oscar Lactao, 303rd Brigade commander said that the peace covenant will ensure that all candidates adhere to uphold non-violence in the conduct of the elections.
Lactao yesterday morning, Feb. 14, 2013 met with the Philippine National Police and army units of the 3rd district during the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council meeting held in Silay City.
He said that the signing of the peace covenant will be coordinated with the different local government units as well as the Social Action Center in different localities of the province and the assigned or deployed PNP and Army unit in the area.
NSO-Negros Occidental Provincial Statistics Officer Fred Sollesta lauded Silay City’s 9th Mass Wedding Celebration that was held at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center yesterday, February 14, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon.
Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano together with the 69 couples made a "Proud to be a Silaynon" gesture at the 9th Mass Wedding celebration in Silay City.* (Photo by Aldwin Dalpatan)
Sollesta said the City of Silay has always been very supportive of the Civil Registration Month. He consider it as a very successful mass wedding in the province together with the other LGUs in Negros Occidental.
"The National Statistics Office (NSO) is always present to observe and support this very important undertaking to those who are not married couples in Silay. It is the advocacy of the NSO to coordinate with the LGU through the civil registrar and organize civil registration programs so that marginalized sectors of the society could be reached by the support of the LGUs," he added.
Local News: SHFC Guarantees to Finance 1st Batch of Beneficiaries of Fisherman’s Village in Silay City
Silay City Housing Officer Alore V. Golez reported that the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) has recently delivered a letter of guarantee to the city government of Silay in relation to the Fisherman’s Village Project in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City.
The Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) lately had a courtesy call to the mayor of Silay City. (L-R) Silay City Housing Consultant Mr. Eric Gariando, Silay Housing Officer Ms. Alore Golez, Project Coordinator Ms. Darel D. Panelo, Social Housing Finance Personnel Mr. Celso Palubon, Fisherman’s Village Homeowners Association President-Zone II Mrs. Sonia D. Paviera, Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Social Housing Finance Personnel Mr. James Albeith Mabulay, Fisherman’s Village Homeowners Association President-Zone IV Roberto Palces, Fisherman’s Village Homeowners Association Secretary-Zone IV Jeime Rose Valen Alejando, Fisherman’s Village Homeowners Association President-Zone V Mrs. Ma. Lily Opao, and Fisherman’s Village Homeowners Association secretary-Zone V Jana Faith Orobala.*(Photo taken by Aldwin Dalpatan)
The letter of guarantee involved SHFC’s obligation to finance P3.8 million in favor of 157 member-beneficiaries of the Fisherman’s Village Project in Silay City.
"The finance will be released as soon as the loan documents were submitted by the Silay City government and the Fisherman’s Village Homeowners Association to the SHFC.
"Ang Bulig sa mga Ilonggo" medical mission served a total of 360 beneficiaries during the weekend (February 10, 2013) free medical and dental clinic held at the Barangay Guimbalaon covered court in Silay City.
Organized jointly by the Leisure and Resorts World Corporation, Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, office of Provincial Board Member and SK Provincial Chairman Thea Mae Dino and the office of Congressman Alfredo Benitez, the medical mission focused on the hinterlands of the Third District.
Local News: CENECO Resets District Elections in September: Requires AGMA Attendance of Director Candidate
Supposedly, the elections for the board of directors in the 3 districts of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) is this March 2013. However, considering that it is already within the campaign period of the political elections, the incumbent board of directors led by its President, Atty Arnel Lapore, the district elections was moved to September this year.
Roel Venus, Chief, MCIS Division said, three districts are slated for election of its board of directors. District 1 for Bacolod North, District 6 for Bago City, and district 9 for Silay City.
Ramon "Jun" Magsaysay, Jr., former senator and son of former President Ramon Magsaysay Sr., have visited the City of Silay and was warmly greeted by Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano and the Silaynons yesterday morning, February 7, 2013.
Magsaysay arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport at 7:20 am. He was accompanied and toured by Silay City Tourism Officer Severino Pacete and staff from the airport going to the Silay City public market and city hall.
The 8th Bacolaodiat Festival kicked off with the opening of the Chopsticks Alley, a night market featuring the best of Chinese and Filipino food and souvenirs, at the North Capitol Road.
The Chinese street lanterns and zodiac animal floats were officially illuminated during the Ceremonial Lighting graced by Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia and Festival Chairman Mr. Leonito Lopue, among others.
Silay City won as Champion in the 2013 Snake Lantern Contest LGU/Open Category, taking home P30,000, with the Adventurer and Bago City as first and second runners-up, winning P20,000 and P10,000, respectively. Consolation prize winners of P5000 each were from Talisay City, Bacolod City and Ordoñes Traders.