Complying with the rules on safety driving, Vallacar Transit Corporation, Inc. operator of Ceres Buses and mini buses, is conducting regularly the random drug test on the drivers and other transport personnel of the company.
To maximize the company’s safety driving program, Ricardo Yanson, chairman of the board, initiated the "Oplan Iwas Aksidente" (OIA) launched the other day, to attain its goal of "zero accident. starting this holy week..
Regardless of distance if love is pre-destined, then lovers are connected. Yes, as the love of Pastor Amado Perez of San Dionisio, Iloilo, presently district presbyter of the United Pentecostal Church (UPC) for Eastern and Central Visayas based in Tacloban City, bridges with Pastora Christina "Sis Tina" N. Orola also of UPC in Bacolod City.
Bride Sis Tina and groom Pastor Amado, center, with Dr. Beth Salabas, 4th from left, and her clan.*
Actually they were both studying at Central Philippine University (CPU) in Iloilo City sometime 1978 where they met. Incidentally they were then active leaders of young people’s organization of their respective churches as Bible quizzers. So they were always together in church activities, the opportunity that developed their hidden attraction to each other. However, Sis Tina went home to Bacolod and pursued her studies at La Salle. Still they continued their church tasks as youth leaders. Since then they have not communicated. Until such time that Amado became a pastor and married another woman whom he had children, grown up now.
Working as a house help in Manila, Jocelyn Aligata, 23, resident of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, is one of the 6 scholars of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for its Students Grant in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA)
Jocelyn will be 3rd year next school year in Bachelor of Science in Forestry at Western Visayas State University (WVSU) in Lambunao Campus, Lambunao, Iloilo. She is a recipient of academic awards during the recent Pasidungog 2014 of the school.
Mayor Frederick Palanca of Victorias City, Negros Occidental lauded the policemen for having consistently hooked wanted persons for illegal drugs.
Palanca was speaker at the awarding of policemen for the job well done. He was with Deputy Regional Director for Administration Pol Supt. Alberto Supapo, in awarding the Medalya ng Kagalingan (PNP Medal of Merit) to the members of the anti illegal drugs special operations task group (PAIDSOTG), the Boracay tourist Assistance Center in Aklan for the successive buy bust operations in March 26, 2014, resulting to the arrest of Soledad Natural alias Solly, Mechael David Collantes alias Mike, Neomay Parreño alias Faith Gulmatico/Nicole, and Marvin Isleta, at Sitio Bantud, Brgy. Manoc-manoc and Sitio Bolabog, Brgy. Balabag, Borcalay Island, Malay, Aklan, having violated RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2001).
A medical student at the University of St. La Salle (USLS)-Bacolod, was crowned Lin-ay sang Negros 2014, Friday, April 5 at the Panaad Park. Miss Alexis Danica B. Drilon, received P60,000.00 cash and 1-year 100% scholarship courtesy of the provincial government. She was also declared as best in evening gown.
Bacolod’s bet is Ms. MassKara 2011 Alexis Danica Drilon now crowned as Lin-ay sang Negros 2014. This is one of the rare times that Bacolod City fielded its MassKara Queen to compete in Lin-ay sang Negros Pageant.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Next to the crown is Nesha Faith Dianala from Isabela - first runner up who received P40,000.00 cash and 1-year 75% scholarship.
Second runner up who is also best in swimsuit is Shermen Rose Perez of Cadiz City. She received P20,000.00 cash, plus 1-year 50% scholarship;
In order to lessen the burden of parents on transportation expenses of their children, at the same time minimize efforts and time of students in going from one campus to another, Mayor Monico Puentevella said he intends to put up one campus site only for Bacolod City College (BCC). For years now, the students are burdened with transportation expenses, time consumption and efforts in going to several campuses of the school to attend their classes. The three campuses of BCC are Taculing as main site, and branches at Brgy. Sum-ag, Fortune Towne and part of the Bacolod City National High School.
BACOLOD CITY Mayor and Chairman of the Bacolod City College’s (BCC) Board of Trustees Monico Puentevella delivering his commencement speech in front of more than 800 graduates in yesterday’s 14th Commencement Exercises at the BAYS Center.*
The distance from Fortune Towne to Sum-ag would entail two rides on the part of the students, which would mean added financial burden to the parents. Thus, Mayor Puentevella has decided to construct a one site campus for BCC.
Soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion extended medical assistance to a New People’s Army (NPA) squad leader who was wounded and captured during yesterday morning’s encounter in Pamplona, Negros Oriental.
The soldiers also took care of the remains of two other rebels who died during that encounter with government troops 7:30 yesterday morning in Sitio Makasakasa, Brgy. Balayong in Pamplona.
In Year 2000, records of the National Statistics Office (NSO) show that mental illness ranks third of common disability in the Philippines, at the rate of 88 cases in every 100,000 population. Mental health disorders is a social problem that should not be taken for granted by the city government, as more individuals who are suffering from such illness are seen roaming around the city.
Thus, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City approved in Wednesday’s session, the first reading of the resolution authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, chair, committee on laws, ordinance and good government, and co-authored by Councilor Em Ang, chair, committee on women and gender development, declaring October 1 -10 of every year as Mental Health Week in the City of Bacolod.
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City approved during the regular session the third and final reading of the creation and guidelines of night market ordinance, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, chair, committee on laws, ordinances and governance.
The creation of night market according to Distrito is an extension of operation hours of the market, which is beneficial to the people who go home late from work. The night market, he said, has been adopted in other parts of the country and other countries.
San Carlos City in northern Negros Occidental grabbed the title in Best of Festivals Dance competition at the opening of the week-long Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014, Monday, March 31, and received P50,000.00 cash prize. The title was formerly hosted by La Castellana for its Bailes de Luces, which placed second prize winner this time, receiving P40,000.00. Third prize was La Carlota city – P30,000.00; 4th prize - Silay City received P30,000.00; and 5th prize – Moises Padilla, received P10,000.00.
The event was capped by the Kapuso Night show that rocked the Panaad Stadium as the cast of Rhodora X entertained the Negrenses jampacked at the Panaad Stadium.
Mark Anthony Fernandez, Yasmien Kurdi, Mark Herras and Jennelyn Mercado entertained the audience with their songs and Herras’ dance performance.