Edith Colmo

Bacolaodiat Festival 2016 Causes Road Closure

The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) and the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will strictly implement traffic measures in designated areas on the week of the Bacolaodiat Festival 2016.

Bacolaodiat lanterns patterned from the monkey king depicting the year of the monkey opened Saturday, January 30 at the Ayala District North Point, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. There are 11 lanterns on display, winners of which will be declared by Bacolaodiat Committee on February 7, as end of the Bacolaodiat Festival 2016. Amazed by the lanterns, young and adults are posing for picture taking with the Monkey King lanterns.* (EBColmo)

Sandigan 4th Division Inhibits from Monico Case

The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has ruled to inhibit itself from handling the graft case of suspended Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella following his allegation that the anti-graft court has been hostile and biased against him.

In a resolution promulgated on January 19, the Fourth Division chairman Associate Justice Jose Her-nandez granted Puentevella’s motion asking him to refuse himself from handling the case.

NPC Elects Another Lady Prexy

For three consecutive years, the Negros Press Club has elected lady journalists to lead the group of its members in the fourth estate.

Over the weekend, Teresa Ellera-Dulla, news reporter of Sunstar Bacolod won the presidency against her male opponent by 56 votes over Aquilino “Boy” Ciocon of Radio Veritas who got 29 votes. Ellera succeeds Dolores Epacta, editor of Negros Weekly, as immediate past president. Epacta succeeded Carla Cañet, reporter of Sun Star Bacolod who served as president of NPC in 2014.

Newly-elected officers and Board of Directors of the Negros Press Club. President - Teresa Ellera, Vice- President - Babes Gantalao, Secretary - Erwin Nicavera, Treasurer - Glazyl Masculino, Auditor - Sheila Gelera, Board of Directors - Mark Salanga, Serge Santillan, Merlinda Pedrosa, Hernan Garciniego, Dolly Yasa, Edgar Lucasan, Alvin Grava, Eugene Adiong and Rox Estrella.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)


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