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Talisay City

Wife Tags Husband’s Killer

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The wife of the man found dead in a canefield in Murcia is known to her.

Melanie Saldo, wife of Al Quin, 40, of Hope Village, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City bared to Murcia police the name of the killers.

But Murcia police refused to divulge their names pending verification and the filing of charges against them in court.

Two suspects are responsible in the killing of Saldo, whose body was left in a canefield in Purok Arceo, Brgy. Alegria in the town and found in the morning of July 27.

Talisay City – A Destination An Investment Opportunity

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The historical landmarks and heritage sites of the city are among major attractions for both local and international tourists.

The Talisay Ruins which was cited among the Top 12 ruins of the world continues to draw more people who visit and have their share of memories with the old landmark seated in the city. Packaged tours in Negros always include the Ruins on its list.

Talisay City, a destination and an investment opportunity (

Talisay City Tourism Gets More Boost

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Aside from the aggressive and effective leadership of Mayor Eric Saratan, Talisay City gets more boost as more local and foreign tourists are excited with the way things are going in the city.

Talisay City Mayor Doc Eric Saratan meets with various jeepney drivers associations in the city. Drivers also dicussed various concerns with the City Chief Executive. Talisay drivers get uniforms that bares the city logo. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

Metro Negros Coastal, Marine Resource Management Agreement Looms

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Considering that the Sangguniang Bayan/Panlungsod is empowered to protect the environment and impose appropriate penalties for acts which endanger the environment, such as dynamite fishing, and other forms of destructive fishing, illegal logging and smuggling of logs, smuggling of natural resources,products of endangered species of flora and fauna, and other activities which result in pollution, acceleration of eutrophication of rivers and lakes, or of ecological imbalance, Councilor Sonya Verdeflor of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod

Action on Vandalism, Hooliganism Taken by Talisay City Gov’t Chief Exec

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Widespread concerns and apprehensions about the dangers of traveling on the Bacolod-Silay Airport highway will now be resolved with a P40-M budget from the national government approved and the unlighted portion of the stretch of roadway will now be lighted especially in the evening when those involved in vandalism, for one, throwing stones and rocks, will now be dissuaded from carrying out their dastardly task, Rane Azue, authorized to speak in behalf of Mayor Eric Saratan bared in an interview with DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" radio program, Tuesday this week.

Contingency Plans on NegOcc Flooding Up

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Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) went through a three-day workshop on Contingency Planning formulation with particular focus on flooding at the Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City.

Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council formulate the province’s Contingency Plan on flooding during a workshop organized by the PDRRMC and the Office of the Civil Defense 6 at Nature’s Village Hotel in Talisay City. * (EAD-PIA6 photo)

Mondays in Talisay City

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It has always been a practice in government offices and facilities to conduct the Monday flag ceremonies, so until now, the tradition lives on.

TALISAY CITY Mayor Eric Saratan egularly announces the city’s projects and other important endeavors during Monday’s program at the Talisay City Hall grounds. *(Owen S. Bayog / NDB photo)

Brainsbee Week 3 Reaches More

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 Close to two 2,000 elementary pupils and high school students have already pitted skills in Spelling,Mmath and Science in 59 out of the total 115 barangays of the province's third district as the community-based academic competition, Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3, reached its third weekend in July 19 and 20, 2014.

Bagtic, Silay winners. Jicky Casiple from office of Cong. Albee Benitez, coach Winona Gonzales, Ella Mae Pesquera, Junbert Salem Cristobal and Kagawad Gracel Balongo.

Free Books and School Supplies

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Students of Barangay Balogo Elementary School in Talisay City got free books and school supplies from the city as assistance and ongoing priority project of Mayor Eric M. Saratan.

TALISAY CITY MAYOR SARATAN spends more time talking to the children of Balogo Elementary School during his recent visit and distribution of free books and school supplies. (TALISAY CMO/PIO elabayen photo)

Kasalan Ng Bayan Weds Talisay Couples

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Yesterday’s Kasalan ng Bayan was not just an ordinary mass wedding ceremony but also the Wedding Anniversary of Mayor Eric Saratan and Talisay’s First Lady Shiela Yap-Saratan. Mayor Eric retold the love story of the first couple and shared tips on how to tread on the married life and the advantages of legitimizing those who have been living in and raising their respective families.

Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan shared his views on how couples tread the path to married life and start building their families.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

Talisay Grants Micro Loans for SMEs

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Small business entrepreneurs got micro finance assistance from the City of Talisay’s “Pautang sa Barangay”, an ongoing project of the city under the leadership of Mayor Eric Saratan.

HAPPY. Students of Talisay City get free books and school supplies from the City Government. Education earns one of the top spots in Mayor Saratan’s administration.* (Talisay CMO/PIO elabayen photo)

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.*

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.*

In Alangilan, Metro Safari is More of a Zoo, A Boon for Bacolod

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Businessman Rey Francis Cabuga’s Metro Safari compound - in Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, touted to be a mountain resort much unlike that of former Bacolod Councilor Ricardo "Cano" Tan’s Campuestohan Resort in Talisay City, is actually more of a planned and carefully thought of and programmed zoo, which could place Bacolod, to include a few other cities in the country, as having an educational complex, which will be a boon to school children of various grades of learning.

IN HIMAMAYLAN CITY. Schoolchildren with their teachers and Himamaylan Mayor Tinto Bascon show off the notebooks they received from the Mayor.*

It could also place Bacolod on the map as having in its zoo, the biggest crocodile after death of "Malang" in Cotabato.

Now hibernating in a zoo in La Castellana town is the crocodile already acquired by Cabuga.

In the zoo, too, will be found lions, tigers, snakes, various types of fowls which came from other countries, again already acquired by Cabuga and already in his Alangilan compound where structures for the zoo are being built, although lately a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was issued by the court purportedly because of lack of legal requirements.

A complaint was filed before court by three village council members, allegedly instigated by a rival Filipino-Chinese businessman, who owns a resort just a short distance away from the Metro Safari complex. The businessman owns a purely resort hotel complex with comic-book characters sculpted in concrete.

Talisay Celebrates Nutrition Month

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Talisay City Mayor Dr. Eric Saratan led the ceremonial observation of the Nutrition month that started yesterday, July 1, 2014 attended by more than a thousand students and teachers from private and public schools; city hall employees, barangay health workers, barangay officials and different stakeholders.

Mayor Eric M. Saratan addressing students during the opening program of the Nutrition Month.*(Talisay City PIO photo)

Cops File Gun Raps vs. Talisay Man

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Criminal charges for illegal possession of gun and ammunitions is to be filed against a resident of Talisay City after he was complaint to be carrying the firearm, Monday morning.

Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) reports revealed that a case for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunitions will be filed against Roberto Salanatin alias Tata, 27, of Hacienda Bantud, Brgy. Concepcion in Talisay City.

4th Brainsbee Reels Off July 5 in 3rd District

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All is set for the 2014 BRAINSBEE NI ALBEE SA DISTRICT 3 come July 5 (Saturday) from 8 am to 4 pm as the first barangay elimination round will simultaneously be launched in Barangays Cansilayan and Damsite in Murcia; Barangays Cabatangan and Concepcion in Talisay; Barangays 1 and 3 in Silay City; Barangays Pasil and Alicante in E.B. Magalona; and Barangays 9 and 13 in Victorias City.

Jail Officers in Hot Water for Escape of Inmates

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Two jail guards are in hot water for the escape of inmates Sunday afternoon at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Talisay City.

The escape of an inmate also cost the relief of Jail Senior Inspector Nillon Magbanua, as a normal process, according to Senior Jail Officer 3 Leo Lacerna, the Regional BJMP 6 Investigation and Detection Head, said.

Jail Officer 1 Junel Moreno and Jail Officer 3 Victor Servo were on duty during the escape of Arman Toledo Penalo, 24, single, of Talisay City who is charged with robbery and frustrated murder.

Mayor Saratan, Clavecillas Exhort Camaraderie Transport Caging

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TALISAY CITY - Talisay City Mayor, Dr. Eric Saratan and Disaster Risk Management officer Jack Clavecillas exhort friendship, camaraderie among participants yesterday in the opening of "Dr. Eric Saratan Cup" Transport Basketball Tournament at Talisay Public Plaza Covered Court.

Saratan address the 24 teams participating in this year’s tournament which for the first time happen in the city never have been initiated by other Local Government Units.

"If other LGUs will follow, it is first introduce in this city," Saratan said.

4 Games Usher Dr. Eric Saratan Cup Transport Basketball Opening

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Four games will be played on opening Sunday of "Dr. Eric Saratan Cup" Transport Basketball Tournament at Talisay City gym.

Small Nonato, tournament director said the games will be played after the simple opening ceremony.

Dr. Eric Saratan, Talisay City Mayor will give his message before 24 teams that participate in this tournament among Transport groups. It will start at 1:30PM.

Dr. Eric Saratan Cup Transport Basketball Tourney Opens Sunday

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Twenty four (24) teams are set to slug it out for the coveted "Dr. Eric Saratan Cup"

Transport Basketball Tournament which opens Sunday at Talisay City gym.

Dr. Eric Saratan, Talisay City Mayor himself will be the keynote speaker on opening day which starts at 1:30PM.

The games will be played daily and four games will be played after the opening ceremony on Sunday.

Small Nonato, tournament director said that the teams will be bracketed to four.

Talisay City - A Wedding Destination

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The historical landmarks and contemporary places such as The Ruins, Aniceto Lacson Ancestral House, Balay ni Tana Dicang, Guerrero Farms and Campuestohan Highlands are just among the tourist attractions of Talisay City that cater to foreign and local tourists, as well as soon-to-be married couples who get their photos taken in these places.

3 Killed in Separate Road Mishaps

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 Three persons were killed in separate road accidents, in various parts of Negros Occidental.

In Talisay City, a motorcycle rider, police identified as Alexandrian Jakosalem was declared dead by attending physicians at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) after sustaining head injuries when his vehicle accidentally bumped against a truck.

The incident happened about 3:15AM, Wednesday at Mabini highway in Brgy. Zone 2.

A Touch of Singapore in Organiclandia Salben

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The well-trimmed, tree-lined roadways of Singapore, that look like a well, is quite inspiring as much as Cano "Guwapo" Tan’s Campuestohan in Talisay City.

Salben Mayor Jose "Jomax" Ortiz said this recently in Bacolod while instructing his men to prepare plant species for his municipality’s ongoing drive to export plant seedlings with a different version than Singapore’s.

Ex-Army Killer Hunted by Police

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Talisay City Police is hunting a suspect who stabbed dead a former Army soldier after a quarrel of the victim with his live-in partner in Brgy. Katilingban of the city Sunday afternoon.

The victim was identified by Chief Inspector Supt. Joeresty Coronica, Talisay police chief, as Alberto Borda, 52, a former Army soldier.

JAPAN AIRLINES. Visitors from Japan Airlines and Kopernik led by Koji Asaka (Senior Director), Yoshie Hara, Maggie Kuwasaki, Sarah Wilson, Cantika Marlangen and Hiromi Tengeji presented a token to Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) in a courtesy visit at the Vice Governor’s Office, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)

He sustained multiple stab wounds in the body.

The suspect was Dionisio Cataluña, of legal age, and brother of Borda’s live-in partner Josephine.

He escaped after the killing.

Police investigation disclosed that Borda was drunk and a misunderstanding with Josephine ensued which resulted to physical abuse.

Jaime, another brother of Josephine, saw the incident and came to the rescue of his sister, but he was instead stabbed by the victim.

Dionisio, seeing what happened grappled with Borda while armed with a kitchen knife.

Wedding Town Fair (Sleek and Elegant)

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The recently concluded Wedding Town Fair at The District-Ayala North Point, Talisay City was an astounding success as various wedding suppliers gather to showcase their products and services in a 3-day exhibit. The event led by Events and Wedding Organizer Edson "Mr. E" Azuelo of eModels Asia and Events Gallery pulled in other vendors in the wedding industry to join the said fair.

OSB DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND CRINIK MEDIA – the vintage themed booth during the Wedding Town Fair at Ayala North Point.* (wedtexphoto)

Talisay Mayor Unveils People’s Park Project

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Talisay City Mayor Eric M. Saratan led the unveiling of the proposed Brgy. Zone 6 People’s Park Project, which is in coordination with the Brgy. Zone 6 Council and Unified Barangay Vision Aligned Circle.

TALISAY CITY MAYOR Eric Saratan unveils the proposed People’s Park Project at Barangay Zone 6. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

The project is part of the initiatives of the City’s Vision Aligned Circle 2 (VAC) to make the barangay retiree-friendly, in line with the vision of making the city among the Top 5 retirement destinations in the Philippines by 2020.

The site was identified by VAC 2 led by Executive Assistant Ranie Azue and the rest of the members of VAC 2 to be a people’s park where the locals improve the area where everyone will enjoy.

Talisay Commemorates 116th Independence Day

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Talisay City Mayor Eric M. Saratan told employees and guests during the commemoration of the Independence Day that all should give tribute to those who laid the foundation of freedom and democracy and move on to the challenge of liberating the people from intellectual slavery in order to rise against the odds and work for greater good.

Mayor Eric M. Saratan and Vice Mayor Neil Lizares led the ceremonial wreath laying at the Talisay City grounds during the 116th Independence Day commemoration. *(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

More Businesses Open in Talisay

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Various business establishments continue to open in Talisay City and more are looking into the potentials of the city.

Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan at the opening and ribbon cutting cremonies of the recently opened branch of Munsterific.* (TALISAY CITY CMO/PIO elabayen photo)

The recent opening of businesses gives the city a boost while local and foreign ventures consider it among the choices for location.

Valladolid Cops File Drug Raps vs Peddler

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Criminal charge for selling illegal drugs was filed against a resident of Valladolid town following his arrest in a raid conducted about 11:30PM Tuesday at Brgy. Palaka in ‘Dolid.

PCInsp. Luisito Acebuche, police chief revealed that a case for violation of Section 5 (sale) Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 was filed against Henry Talam, 43, of Brgy. Palaka, Valladolid.

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.

Mayor Saratan Lauds Talisay City Police Station

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Mayor Eric Saratan gave special recognition to Talisay City Police Station Chief of Police PCINSP Joeresty Coronica in performing his tasks in maintaining peace and order in the city and leading various operations against illegal drugs.

Mayor Doc Eric M. Saratan recognizes the accomplishments of the Talisay City Police Station, headed by Chief of Police PCINSP Joeresty Coronica, especially in terms of anti-drug abuse campaign. Also present during the giving of Certificate of Recognition are SPM Edmundo Celiz, Consultant Rogelio Jamison and Deputy Chief of Police INSP Bonifacio Aral. (TALISAY CMO/PIO elabayen photo)

Mayor Saratan also cited the Police Chief being in line with the city’s thrust as a peaceful and tourist friendly city.

Bread Delivery Man Falls in Heist

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A delivery man along with his teenage companion were held-up at gunpoint, Friday morning along the barangay road of Dos Hermanas in Talisay City.

Argie Llema, 23, of Brgy. Bagtik, Silay City along with his companion delivering their bread products when three unidentified men armed with guns allegedly robbed them of their P2, 700 cash collections.

The suspects fled the scene after the incident and is subject of manhunt operation.

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.*

Gov Marañon Admits: Education Key Solution to Poverty

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"Education is the best solution to poverty." Thus said Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr, during the launching yesterday of ABK 3 Child Labor Monitoring System at Nature’s Village, Talisay City.

ABK 3 is a project of the Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRWC), advocating to eliminate child labor in 15 cities/municipalities of Negros Occidental.

Another Surface Water Source in Negros Discovered

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Aside from the overflowing surface or spring water supply which could provide clean, potable water for Talisay and Bacolod cities coming from its watesheds, another official of the MWSS based in Manila has discovered ample water source which could supply surface or spring water for residents of Kabankalan and Himamaylan cities in Southern Negros.

The best water source for household use is from surface or spring water, the MWSS former official who has retired from the service said in an interview with NNF/NDB, but who requested he not be named at the moment.

‘Memorialize Independence Day’, Bacoleños Urged

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"Memorialize Independence Day", thus Bacolod Vice Mayor Greg G. Gasataya said as he urged all Bacoleños "to celebrate with pride" the 116th years of liberation that our forefathers fought with dignity and valor against our country’s aggressors.

Agriculture Usec to Grace Opening of ‘Fresh Start’ in The District Mall Today

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Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will be the guest of honor in the opening of the Fresh Start Organic and Natural store and cafe at The District North Point mall in Talisay at 4:30 p.m. today.

Puyat is co-chairperson of the National Organic Agriculture Board.

Prior to the opening program in the afternoon, the 18 organic farmers and producers who are partners of Fresh Start Organic and Natural will showcase their produce in a mini-trade fair that will open at 10 a.m. at the Corte Area, which is adjacent to the Fresh Start store in the al fresco area.

Talisay VAC on Adaptation Stage

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Members of the three Vision-Aligned Circles (VACs) attended the Performance Governance System (PGS) Level 2 Cascading: Adaptation Stage conducted by a team from the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) to assess their current performance and equip them more to successfully implement their current undertakings in the pilot barangays.

Mayor Doc Eric M. Saratan congratulates the Talisay City Police Station headed by Chief of Police PCInsp. Joeresty Coronica with Deputy Chief of Police Insp. Bonifacio Aral for being 1st Runner-up in the search for Best Police Station in Region VI.*(TALISAY CMO/PIO elabayenphoto)

In the early stage of the said program, groups were divided into three concentration areas that were set to be the pilot Barangays for the City. Various activities were launched, gathering local leaders of the community and the residents of the particular Barangays in community cleaning, waste management education and proper waste disposal.

ABK3 LEAP, PCRWC and Microsoft Partner to Create Monitoring System for Children in Negros Occ.

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The Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRVVC) is set to pilot a functional monitoring system to track child labor situation in Negros Occidental, in collaboration with the ABK3 LEAP project. The Child Labor Monitoring System (CLMS) will be piloted in 15 sugar producing cities/municipalities covered by ABK3 LEAP, with support from software developer Microsoft. The initiative will be launched today, May 29, 2014 at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City.

Tanod Nabs Cockfighter for Gun

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Village force multipliers arrested a cockfighter for alleged failure to pay his bets about 3:30PM, Tuesday at Hacienda Carmen, Brgy. Dos Hermanas in Talisay City.

Dian Dian Castillo, 36, of Brgy. Igmaya-an, Murcia was turned over to police authorities by barangay tanods led by Joven Miquet of Dos Hermanas after he allegedly failed to pay his bets in a cockfight and incidentally possessed a defaced .45 caliber pistol with one magazine and three live ammunitions.

Child Labor Monitoring System Launching

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The Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRWC) is set to pilot a functional monitoring system to track child labor situation in Negros Occidental, in collaboration with the ABK3 LEAP project. The Child Labor Monitoring System (CLMS) will be piloted in 15 sugar producing cities/municipalities covered by ABK3 LEAP, with support from software developer Microsoft. The initiative will be launched on tomorrow, May 29, 2014 at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City.

Organic Food Store, Café to Open on Friday

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Fresh Start Organic and Natural, a Negros-based producer of organic products, will open its newest store and café at The District North Point mall in Talisay City tomorrow. Friday, May 30, at 4:30 p.m.

The opening and blessing ceremonies will be held at the Corte Area, beside the Fresh Start store which is located at the al fresco area.

Four LGUs Ink Localized Mortgage Program

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The local governments of Talisay, Murcia, Victorias and E.B. Magalona entered into an agreement with the government’s Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) for the Localized Community Mortgage Program (LCMP).

Mayors Eric Saratan, Andrew Montelibano, Francis Frederick Palanca and Vice Mayor Rex Depasucat signed the agreement for Talisay, Murcia, Victorias and E.B. Magalona respectively with SHFC president Ma. Ana Oliveros.

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)

VP Binay Awards Certificates to 26 Homeowners Assn’s in Negros Occ.

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Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Thursday awarded certificates of recognition to 26 homeowners associations from Negros Oriental for fulfilling their obligations to the Social Housing Finance Corporation’s (SHFC) Community Mortgage Program (CMP).

PHILIPPINE VICE PRESIDENT and Chairman ofF Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Jejomar C. Binay with Third District Representative Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (l-r, standing) witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Social Housing Finance Corporation represented by SHFC president Ma. Ana R. Oliveros and the cities of Talisay and Victorias represented by Mayor Eric Saratan and Francis Frederick Palanca (left, right respectively), and the towns of E.B. Magalona and Murcia represented by Vice Mayor Rex Depasucat and Mayor Andrew Montelibano (2nd from left, 2nd from right respectively) as local government partners under the Localized Community Mortgage Program (LCMP).* (Owen Bayog / NDB photo)

"Nais kong pasalamatan ang iba’t ibang sektor sa kanilang partisipasyon sa CMP. Kabilang na dito ang mga landowners na nagdesisyong ipagbili ang kanilang lupa sa mga komunidad sa mababang halaga. Kasama na rin sa ating pasasalamatan ang mga cmp mobilizers na patuloy na tumutulong at gumagabay sa mga asosasyon upang tuloy-tuloy nilang magampanan ang kanilang mga obligasyon sa CMP," the Vice President said.

Saratan Latest Endorser for Benitez’ Senate Run

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Third district Congressman Alfredo Abelardo Benitez or Albee Benitez, has another very important endorser in case he finally decides to throw his hat into the Senate ring in the 2016 elections.

Thus, declared Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan who himself bucked the odds when he decided to run for mayor in Talisay, although he could mainly just be categorized as a professional and who belongs to the upper middle class family. Many Negrosanons consider Saratan’s having been won as chief executive of a progressive city, as a fluke.

VP Binay to Grace 3rd District Housing Program

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Vice-President Jejomar Binay who is chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council will be guest of honor and speaker in today’s Awarding Program and Signing of Memorandum of Agreement with Third District local government units and the Social Housing and Finance Corporation (SHFC) for the Localized Community Mortgage Program (LCMP).

BACOLOD Mayor Monico O. Puentevella receives a Plaque of Recognition from Vice President Jejomar Binay in recognition of his leadership, services and all-out support to the 58th Annual National Council Meeting of Boys Scouts of the Philippines at L’Fisher Hotel yesterday.*

The program is set at 1 pm at the Esteban de la Rama Hall of the Talisay City Hall.

Expected to attend are local government officials and housing stakeholders of the province’s 3rd District.

New Barangay Health Station and Birthing Facility in Talisay

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Barangay Dos Hermanas, Talisay City opened its new health station and birthing facility and was visited by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas.

 THUMBS UP - DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and Mayor Eric Saratan flash the thumbs up sign during the Secretary’s visit to Talisay City.* (CMO/PIO TALISAY elabayen photo)

The said facility was funded by the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) of the City that was given by the DILG. The PCF is an incentive program of the DILG that recognizes local government units exhibiting good performance in internal housekeeping particularly in the areas of planning, fiscal management, transparency and accountability and valuing performance management.

Talisay City Development Plans, Projects Going as Planned

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All is going as planned for Talisay City, insofar as programs and earlier projects on blueprint are concerned, Mayor Eric Saratan, just back on a private trip with his wife, Sheila, to nearby Asian countries which he said, was also an opportunity for him to push for the interest of the city, said in an interview with radio station DYRL over the weekend.

Ceres-BUFC A beats San Carlos; triumphs 38-Above title

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Randy Jalbuena scored Ceres-Bacolod United FC – A lone goal to help his team win over San Carlos FC in the 38-Above in the 1st Ceres Cup 7-A-Side Football Tournament over the weekend at North Field in Talisay City.

A total of 306 teams from across the country join the just-concluded 1st Ceres Cup 7-A-Side Football Tournament held over the weekend at the North, Mandalagan and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College pitches as Organizing Committee Chairman Nicolas Golez, Provincial Sports Coordinator and Executive Assistant Nonong Verdeflor, and Vice-Gov. Eugenio Lacson lead the ceremonial kick off.* (SCOOP-Bacolod Photo)

Both squads, composed of former national team players, had a 3-all draw during the elimination round.

Meanwhile, Ceres-BUFC B settled for second runner-up as Oldskol of Dumaguete finished third runner-up.

NAPOLCOM Awards 4 Negros Occidental Police Stations

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Four police stations in the province were awarded recognition by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) regional office at the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) headquarters Friday.

NAPOLCOM Regional head, Atty. Marte Palomar awarded recognition to Pulupandan, Valladolid for municipal police station; and San Carlos and Talisay in the city category.

The result of their performance was conducted for the month of March, Palomar said.

The four Negros Occ. police stations were awarded Best Police Station in both municipal and city category.

Close to 300 Teams Join Ceres Cup on May 17-18

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The 1st Ceres Cup 7-A-Side Football Tournament gathered 299 football clubs and associations to see action in three football pitches in the city of Bacolod and Talisay on May 17-18, 2014.

Different football clubs across the country will converge and compete this two-day bootfest, which include: Under-9 and Under-10 – which are all open to boys, girls or mixed teams; Under-11, Under-12 and Under-13 – all in the boy’s category; Under-14 boys and girls, Under-16 boys, Under-18 men and ladies, Under-20 men, Men’s and Ladies’ Open and 38-Above.

‘Embrace, Love Your Work’ - Mayor Eric Saratan  

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"The City of Talisay will be able to reach its goals and provide quality service as long as each one shall embrace and love their respective jobs," said Mayor Eric Saratan, leading the Monday flag ceremony at the Talisay City Hall grounds Monday morning.

Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan leads the Monday flag ceremonies, where he urged the employees to "embrace and love your work, we owe it to the City and the people of Talisay City."* (CMO/PIO amoscoso/photo)

Mayor Eric lauded the efforts of those who work hard for the City and encouraged employees to step up in their respective tasks.

Woman, Teener Fall in Entrapment

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Police authorities in Valladolid arrested a 33-year old woman and a teenager for alleged swindling in an entrapment operation about 2:45PM yesterday.

A Valladolid PNP report said, PCInsp. Luisito Acebuche, police chief led the arrest regarding complaints of swindling against a woman and the 16-year old girl whose names are being withheld.

The entrapment took place at Purok Katipunan in Brgy. Sagua Banwa, Valladolid.

Vision Aligned Circles in Talisay Formed to fortify City’s Vision 2020

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Talisay City has three (3) pilot Barangays that is now working on developing and making dramatic changes to meet with the City’s Vision in transforming these communities into retiree friendly Barangays. Mayor Eric Saratan met with the various teams that are in charge of the implementation of the priority projects for the said communities.

Mayor Eric Saratan shares his insights during a recent meeting with Talisay City’s Vision Aligned Circles (VAC) and emphasized that community participation is a need to ensure that the City achieves its goals.*(Talisay CMO/PIO Photo/jgomed)

The Vision Aligned Circles or VAC of Talisay City regularly updates the City’s Chief Executive on the developments in the local communities and how do the people respond to the City’s call on the continued efforts on cleanliness and sanitation, proper garbage disposal and their commitment on working hand in hand with their Barangay Officials to meet the goal of the City of Talisay to be among the Top 5 Retirement destinations in the Philippines in year 2020.

More Good News for Talisay

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Mayor Eric Saratan joined Barangay Katilingban in celebrating their annual Barangay Fiesta recently and brought with him good news and more reason to celebrate. Along with the Barangay Officials Mayor Eric led the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the farm to market road, the only road that is not connected with the entire City’s road map. The project of 3rd District Congressman Alfredo "Albee" Benitez will provide the farmers, producers and the people of Barangay Katilingban a much more convenient way to travel, transport their goods and improve their economic activities in the area.

TALISAY Mayor Doc Eric Saratan with the Barangay Katiligban performers during the recently concluded Barangay fiesta.* (TALISAY CMO/PIO photo)

Farm to Market Road for Talisay City

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Third District Congressman Alfredo "Albee" Benitez with Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan paved the way for yet another farm to market road for the people of Talisay.

TALISAY CITY Mayor Eric Saratan leads the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the farm to market road project of 3rd District Congressman Alfredo "Albee" Benitez for the people of Barangay Katilingban, Talisay recently.* (CMO/PIO elabayen/photo)

Katilingban is the only Barangay which is not connected to the City’s roadmap. Recently, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in the area announcing the commencement of the Solon’s project.


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