Silay City

The Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble Sojourn in Singapore

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

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

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

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)

Death Centenary of Melecio Severino Commemorated in Silay

The City Government of Silay last May 16, 2015 held wreath laying rites and offered a twenty-one gun salute at the Silay City Public Cemetery to commemorate the Centennial Death Anniversary of the Negros Island First Civil Governor, Melecio Yorac Severino.

Souvenir pose of the Severino family members with Silay Mayor Jose Montelibano (2nd from left) and Councilor Neil Solomon Locsin (4th from left). The Severino family members in photo are (L-R) Roque Hofilena, Howie Severino, Wilson Gamboa, Jr., Mark Sanchez, Gil Severino and Ramon Severino-Conlu. Photo taken at the Manuel Severino-Hofileña Heritage House where reception meal was served.*


Alan Gensoli Arman Toga Cyrus Garde Desiderio Deferia Edith Colmo
Eugene Adiong Gil Alfredo Severino James Toga Jun delos Reyes Leo Claridad
Manny Canto Owen Bayog Pert Toga Ritzy Robles Malo-oy Robert Harland
Roque P. Hofilena W. Henry O. Streegan Wennie Sancho