Silay City

CENECO Director to Resign

A member of the Board of Directors of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) is willing to resign if he will be chosen to replace his ailing 70-year old father to run as councilor in Silay City.

Michael Maravilla yesterday admitted to Negros Daily Bulletin the rumors behind the possibility Michael Maravilla yesterday admitted to Negros Daily Bulletin the rumors behind the possibility of his resignation from the power coop after his father, incumbent Silay councilor Edgardo Maravilla, was hospitalized.

The elder Maravilla is seeking re-election in 2016.

TLJPH Gets Hospital Equipment from Rotary Australia

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental received hospital equipment and supplies donated by the Rotary Club of Canterbury Australia, yesterday, for the use of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City.


Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) checks on the donated hospital equipment at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, yesterday, in the presence of the members of the Rotary Club of Bacolod North.* (Capitol photos by Richard Malihan)

P1-M Fire Hits Silay

The fire that razed a squatter area in Puroks Loney 1 and 2 in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City at about 7 o’clock Tuesday night left damages estimated at one million pesos.


SILAY FIRE AFTERMATH. An aerial photo of Purok Loney in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City showing the houses razed by fire Tuesday night.* (Photo courtesy of Kent Javier / Zeal Text)

Another 25MW Solar Plant to Rise in Silay

SILAY CITY - A 25-megawatt solar power plant will soon rise in a 40-hectare land in the outskirts of this city to add to the distinction of Negros Occidental as the “Solar Power Capital of the Philippines.”

The project, which had groundbreaking yesterday, is owned by Citicore Power Inc. and is expected to generate power for 4,000 homes.

Citicore Power will collaborate with German-based solar Conenergy for the operation and maintenance of the plant, while its sister company Megawide Construction Corporation, will handle construction works on the ground.

Sandiganbayan Denies MR vs Golez in Silay IT Case

The Second Division of Sandiganbayan denied with finality the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by the Office of the Special Prosecutor of the Ombudsman in relation to the dismissal of the case filed against Vice Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur Golez.

In its decision dated August 15, 2015 and signed by Associate Justices Maria Cristina Cornejo, Teresita Diaz-Baldos and Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta, the second division denied the MR against Golez, “whom we find probable cause non-existent.”