Alan Gensoli



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NEGROS PRESS CLUB 2016-17 Officers being sworn into office last night at NPC Building by Bacolod Councilor, Atty. Archie Baribar. From left, Baribar, Teresa Ellera (President), Babes Gantalao (VP), Erwin Nicavera (Secretary), Glazyl Masculino (Treasurer), Shiela Mae Gelera (Auditor), and Board of Directors Mark Salanga, Serge Santillan, Merlinda Pedrosa, Hernand Garciniego, Dolly Yasa, Edgar Lucasan, Eugene Adiong, and ex-oficio Dolores Epacta. Induction ceremony will be on March 5, 2016 at 6PM at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.* (Archie Alipalo photo)

Negros Basketball Group (NBG) Games Raging

The Negros Basketball Group (NBG) intercolor tournament opened Sunday, with the first game between Globe Team (Ysatam) scoring 68 points against PLDT (Luciano) Team with 60.

It was topscored by Globe’s Nonoy Rosquin with 18 points, Valencia with 15, Delos Santos w/11, Pedreso 13, Ysatam 4.

Topscoring for PLDT: San Miguel 25, Garcia 12, Tio 6, Binguan 6, Montejo 2.

The second game was between Nepan Team (Sandoval) with 126 vs. IMC Team (Operiano) with 119 points in double overtime, topscored by Bert Celis with 27 pts.


I sit in the Bacolod City Solid Waste Management Board in behalf of the Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance, an NGO, and representing the private sector. I am relieved to share here that our SWM board finally submitted to the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources our 10-year solid waste management plan. This is our city's first such plan, 13 years after the national garbage law, R.A. 9003, was passed. For this landmark achievement, I congratulate our hard-working board, headed by Mayor Monico Puentevella and City Administrator Rolando Villamor. I especially applaud our Technical Working Group, headed by Executive Assistant Ma. Fe Trespuentes, for painstakingly putting the plan together. The TWG is made up of members of our SWM board who are working at city hall, such as department heads, to ensure accountability. And that is a good thing.

DUPONT Environmental Respect Awards Celebration

The DUPONT Environmental Respect Awards celebration was recently held at the Sampaguita Hall of Sugarland Hotel.

Honored at the celebration was Ruby C. Cruz, CEO of D.C. Cruz Trading Corporation who was given the distinction of being named as the International Ambassador of Environmental Respect. This award was earlier presented to her in Wilmington, U.S.A by DUPONT International.

DUPONT OFFICIALS. Presenting gift to Mayor Monico O. Puentevella flanked by (L-R) Alan Gensoli, Jerie Macias, DUPONT Country Manager; Ruby C. Cruz, CEO of D.C. Cruz Trading Corp. and Victor O. Venus, DUPONT Marketing Manager

Greening of MassKara

As you may know (may, because some of our readers living abroad may not know), since Oct. 1, and especially last week, we celebrated the MassKara Festival here in Bacolod. It was, for me, the best MassKara ever, for sundry reasons. But one reason that left me delighted long after the merrymaking was over, was the fact that this year, the environment was included, as opposed to ignored.

On Oct. 4 Mayor Monico Puentevella joined Gawad Kalinga in launching a “bayanihan” project called “Buligay”, designed for private citizens and organizations to do their share in uplifting the lives of the less fortunate in barangays. I wrote about this two weeks ago, so please refer to that piece by accessing the official website of the Negros Daily Bulletin, the newspaper that carries my column. Let me just underscore that one important mission area of “Buligay” is to teach residents in barangays how to segregate trash. Deputized to accomplish the gargantuan task are GK’s volunteer students who will be trained by the Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance education team. Since the launch of the program, we in the Anti-Baha have met with Bobby Magalona, head of GK Negros. So, that was not photo-op at all. We’re moving on.