Edith Colmo

Felixian School Saves Coeds

The closure of Don Felix Montinola Memorial College in March 2015, in Victorias, Negros Occidental moved its alumni all over the world to respond immediately to the plea of students and parents to open a school for them. Thus, the Felixian Academy was organized and absorbed the students so they will not drop from school. Classes started on time at the opening of school year 2015-2016 for first year to fourth year levels.

Edna Winna Hernandez (2nd from right), head of Felixian Academy, briefs Elizabeth Jocson (3rd from right), the operation of computer classes of the school considering that Grande Computer Outreach & Training Center is now linked with the school for the hardware servicing classes. Looking on are (left to rigth), Raylan Mondragon of Grande, School Principal; Ma. Theresa Nacionales, and Perla Claro (far right).* (Edith B. Colmo)

Mison to Install Immigration Personnel in Negros ASAP: Marañon Urges BI to Improve Services

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will be assigning a minimum of four permanent personnel and equipment to serve the Bacolod Silay International airport, depending on the volume of international flights. Says Commissioner Siegfred Mison who was in town yesterday for the 75th anniversary of the Bureau, themed “Service beyond the Metro.”

He said, Bacolod is the second most populous city in the Visayas, and their visit is timely for they are expecting the influx of foreign nationals for the MassKara Festival this October.

‘Suspension Not Final & Executory’, Mayor Puentevella Can Still File a Motion for Reconsideration

“There is a still a long way to go because a suspension order, if one was indeed already issued, is not yet immediately final and executory. (Bacolod City) Mayor Monico (Puentevella) can still file a Motion for Reconsideration (MR), and even bring the matter to the Supreme Court should his MR be denied by the Sandiganbayan.”

MORE ACCIDENTS CAN BE PREVENTED if these sugarcane-hauling trucks put up early warning devices and their tail and other signal lights are not obstructed by their cargo.* (Arman Toga photo)

SUGARCANE TRUCKS & HAULERS are back in the streets, even at the busy Circumferential Road-Burgos Street intersection at Lopue’s East area in Bacolod. Time to build a sugar road network now to divert these heavy vehicles from this area for maximum safety of pedestrians and motorists.* (Arman Toga photo)

This was the statement of Atty. Ralph A. Sarmiento, counsel for Mayor Puentevella, in reaction to reports yesterday saying, “the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division in an 8-page resolution dated September 28, 2015 was suspending the Bacolod mayor for 90 days effective immediately upon receipt and implementation of the resolution.... in relation to charges filed against him regarding the alleged overpricing of computers acquired by the education department when he was still congressman.”

The resolution sent to media outlets also stated that... “In the meantime, accused public officer (Puentevella) is directed to cease and desist from exercising the functions and priveleges of his office for 90 days immediately upon receipt of this resolution.”

VMA Coeds Bag Awards in Newswriting

Now globally ready for the K to 12 Program, the high school students of VMA Global College in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, garnered awards in the recent news writing in Pilipino during the news conference of high school students held at St. Scholalstica Academy, over the weekend, which was organized by the Department of Education(DEPED) Bacolod City Division.


Alan Gensoli Arman Toga Cyrus Garde Desiderio Deferia Edith Colmo
Eugene Adiong Gil Alfredo Severino James Toga Jun delos Reyes Leo Claridad
Manny Canto Owen Bayog Pert Toga Ritzy Robles Malo-oy Robert Harland
Roque P. Hofilena W. Henry O. Streegan Wennie Sancho