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Edith Colmo

Army Extends Support to Policemen on All Saints Day

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Securing the safety of people visiting the graves of their loved ones in celebration of All Souls Day and all Saints Day on November 1-2, respectively, the Philippine Army in Western Visayas has been “tasked to coordinate withdifferent police units within their areas of responsibility for whatever support they could extend to the police during Undas,” says Maj. Ray Tiongson, Chief, Division Public Affairs office (DPAO) of the 3rd Infantry Division.

The units of 3ID will be on watch for a peaceful observance of remembering our departed loved ones.

Another Negros Island Region Forum at Mabinay

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Despite the strong denial of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo on the proposed Negros Island Region during the recent collaborative forum in Dumaguete City, another forum is set at Mabinay, Negros Oriental, during the middle of November 2014. Degamo was supported by his constituents in opposing NIR by greeting the participants in the forum from Negros Occidental with streamers installed at the tricycles inscribed with “no to NIR, yes to connect Negros Oriental-Cebu.” But majority of the local leaders, vice governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan,

P6-B Ayala Investment Starts Next Month

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Another new landscape for the Province of Negros Occidental has been materialized as the land titles of the 5 parcels of land in the prime lots in Bacolod City owned by the province were turned over yesterday by provincial officials led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. for 50 years lease to the Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) officials led by Engr. Emilio Lolito Tumbucon, Senior Vice President, Group Head-Mindanao and Group head Human Resources and Public Affairs.

CA Affirms RTC Verdict vs. Dongail, Fortaleza, Natividad in the Salabas Murder Case

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The family of the late Pahanocoy Barangay Captain Eleuterio Salabas informed the Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) yesterday that the Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the regional court’s conviction of the three accused in the latter’s kidnap-murder more than a decade ago.

Tom Orola, brother-in-law of the slain Salabas, said they already received a copy of the CA decision affirming the verdict handed down by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 27.

Negros Oriental OKs NIR

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Except for the flip-flopping Governor Roel Degamo, practically all local leaders including business and various sectors in Negros Oriental are strongly endorsing the Negros Island Region (NIR) initiative.

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN SORAYA JAAFAR of Tawi-Tawi with Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) officers at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Manila during dinner Wednesday. It was a cordial meeting that also touched on persistent talks that the businesswoman will run in Bacolod in 2016 for Congress. Princess Soraya neither confirmed nor denied. From left, Roberto “Bobby” Montelibano, Princess Soraya, Crispin Chua and George Zulueta.* (Arman P. Toga photo)


At the consultative forum Saturday at the Negros Oriental Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, congressmen, mayors councilors and barangay officials were present.

The forum was held a day after the resolution of the Bacolod-based Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) headed by Frank Carbon and Dumaguete-based Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) headed by Edward Du, approved in August during the 23rd Visayas Area Business Conference in Cebu, was endorsed to President Benigno Aquino III by Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) president Alfredo Yao.

Aquino was the keynote speaker Friday during the final day of the October 21 to 24, 40th Philippine Business Conference and Expo at Manila Hotel.

Saturday’s Dumaguete forum, attended by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., was hosted by the Negros Oriental League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) headed by its president and Amlan Mayor Bantham dela Cruz, the Philippine Councilors League (PCL)-Negros Oriental Chapter headed by its president and Councilor Chester Lim,


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