Negros Press Club
Human rights activists and citizens of sixteen countries around the world have sent their appeal to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, and pertinent government agencies to now act expeditiously on the case of detained activist, former Karapatan Deputy Secretary-General, also former Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Negros Deputy Secretary (Bayan-Negros) Zarah Alvarez’ release from a one-year detention now at the BJMP Jail in Tabunan Village, Bago City, as alleged evidence brought up against her, are but trumped-up, Bayan-Negros Secretary-General Christian Tuayon declared during a press conference at the Negros Press Club (NPC) yesterday morning.
Present during the press conference was Bayan Muna (BM) Congressman Neri Colmenares, who also bared during the press briefing that two months ago, DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima had informed Congress that cases involving John Does, which are later changed into actual names, will henceforth no longer be the norm insofar as complaints of this kind are concerned. The Justice Secretary added that directives have been sent a month ago to prosecutors’ offices in the country regarding this, but receipt in all possibility has been delayed.
Opinion: Negros Press Club: A Statement of Condemnation, Call for Thorough Investigation and Sympathy
Whereas DYOK Aksyon Radyo Iloilo City was assaulted by members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Iloilo City Police Office last August 25, 2013 who claimed they are running after armed elements that had earlier were engage in a "rumble" in a nearby establishment and had reportedly sought refuge to the radio station.
Whereas personnel of the radio station reported to the police that several individuals took refuge in their station to evade pursuing groups and immediately police personnel responded to their calls.
Whereas based on the video recorded by the closed circuit television camera of the radio station showed that the members of the SWAT trained their guns on the wrong persons, particularly the technician, field reporter, news room reporters and security guard.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. inducted the 2013-14 officers of the Negros Press Club at the 77th Induction Ceremony of the club at the Provincial Capitol social hall last night.
The officers are Ranie Azue (Watchmen Daily Journal)—president; Aquilino "Boy" Ciocon (DYRL)—vice president; Adrian Nemes III (Visayan Daily Star)—secretary; Nanette Guadalquiver (Philippine News Agency)—treasurer; Merlinda Pedrosa (SunStar)—auditor;
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Congressman Evelio "Bing" Leonardia and SPM El Cid Familiaran representing Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, Col. Jon Ayeng - Commander, 303rd Brigade, Philippine Army in a souvenir pictorial with the Officers and Directors of the Negros Press Club Inc., * ( Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
Mark Salanga (ABS-CBN), Clarence Locsin (Bombo), Carla Cañet (SunStar), Emmanuel "Manny" Canto (Negros Daily Bulletin), and Boy Factor (Radyo Kumando)—board of directors.
Last year’s club president, Arman Toga of the Negros Daily Bulletin, who is an ex-officio member of the board of directors, was not able to attend last night as he was sick.
Ranie Azue - President -Negros Press Club Inc. delivers his inaugural speech at the Induction Ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall last night.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
Negros Press Club (NPC) officers led by President Ranilo S. Azue will hold their 77th Induction ceremony to be held at the Social Hall, Provincial Capitol building on Sunday, August 11, 2013, 6 p.m.
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. is the inducting officer and guest speaker.
This year’s theme is: "Rekindling the journalistic values amidst the challenges of the times."
Governor Marañon will induct officers namely Azue President (Watchmen); Aquilino "Boy" G. Ciocon, Jr., Vice President, (DYAF); Adrian P. Nemes, Secretary (Visayan Daily Star); Nanette L. Guadalquiver (Philippine News Agency); Merlinda Pedrosa, Auditor (Sunstar).
Newly-elected Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. attended the birthday celebration yesterday of NDB Editor Arman Toga held at the Negros Press Club.* (Gil Severino photo)
Members of the Negros Press Club (NPC) with their families attended the Media Lenten Recollection organized by the Diocese of Bacolod spearheaded by the Very Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin, Chairman of the Social Communications and Rev. Fr. Deogracias Camon at the Vianney Hall, 3rd Floor, Bishop’s Palace last Saturday.
Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin - Cathedral Rector and Diocesan Communications Commission Chairman, Diocese of Bacolod and Rev. Fr. Deogracias Camon spearhead the Diocese of Bacolod Media Lenten Recollection with members, officers and families of Negros Press Club at Vianney Hall, 3rd Floor, Bishop’s Palace Saturday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The Media Lenten Recollection is an annual activity of the NPC officers and members and all media practitioneers of
Bacolod City and Negros Occidental with a perfect time to stop, pause and reflect on the eve of the start of Holy Week. This allows media practitioners to pause from their normal daily routine and dedicate a day or hours of the day or time reflections on the life of the media.
The Negros Closed Chess Championship 2012 2nd edition sponsored by the Aguirre & Villanueva (AV) Negros Chess Club successfully took place last December 26-30 and has become the battle ground of the most-respected and top chessplayers of Negros. Expectedly, there were two participants who outshone others. Ellan Asuela (champion) and National Master Carlito Lavega (1st runner-up). As part of their prize, they will be participating in the 13th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013 which will be held on April 14-21, 2013 at the 5-star Dusit Pattaya Resort, Bangkok, Thailand.
Asuela and Lavega will be leaving the country on April 12 for their 2-week international campaign with high hopes of gaining an international rating or a title. This is part of the continued support given to the Negrenses by our former top Negrense chess players Antonio Ivan Aguirre & U.S. Senior Master Hugo Villanueva. Aside from their individual training, the team will undergo a week of in-house training in Mambukal Resort as part of their mental and physical preparations for the international campaign. Training preparation will be monitored under the training program of Coach Marvin Ting.
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Despite the media power that apparently belongs to him through dent of hard work and vision in his craft, Ynion appealed to his Bacolod and Negros Occ. colleagues to utilize these media powers with extreme care and discretion by being responsible in unleasing such prerogatives through straight-forward and dependable medium of information. He said a courageous and crusading media should never compromise with graft and corruption, for such mission is a priority target of uncompromising media entities.
Ynion’s inspiring story, in his own words, was a product of hard work, a positive outlook in life and lots of sacrifice. He was born in Iloilo but also spent many years in Bacolod City where he studied in a local university and where he had among his classmates, Bacoleños and Negrenses, among them Alfredo Marañon III, son of Gov. Freddie G. Marañon, and Dr. Anthony Rolando Golez, Bacolod City lone district congressman.
Although a college dropout, Ynion was a self-confessed bookworm, making a career of reading and writing. One day, he walked into the office of a newspaper in Intramuros and applied for a job, saying he always wanted to be a journalist.
A lady in the paper’s HR department refused to accept his application as he lacked a college diploma. So he went to the Editor-in-Chief and told him of his dream to become a journalist one day. He was willing to work as a janitor even without pay as long as it was inside a newspaper office. He was hired as proofreader of the obituary section.
The Council of Past Presidents of the Negros Press Club (CPP-NPC) will hold the induction of its executive officers for 20l3-15 today, Wednesday, March 13, 20l3 at the Business Inn Hotel on Lacson Street, Bacolod City.
The executive officers to be inducted are Past NPC Presidents Modesto P. Saonoy, as council chairman; Ruperto G. Toga, as council vice chairman; and Elsie E. Jolingan, as secretary-treasurer.
Invited guest speaker during the oath-taking rites will be Mr. Rommel Ynion, president of the Iloilo Press Club, also a successful businessman in the regional center of Western Visayas, once known as the "Queen City of the South."
A hostile witness in the killing of the late daughter of mediamen Loreto Lapuos, Erol Alota, was purposely released by Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), for still undisclosed reasons, his wife Genevie Alota said, in a handwritten statement furnished by the late victim’s father yesterday in an interview with several journalists at the Negros Press Club (NPC) office.
The late victim, Lorena Lapuos Ablang, was going home late in the evening near Heaven’s Gate, a funeral parlor in Talisay City, when Danilo Aimores, Edmund Pacina and the third companion who later agreed to be a hostile witness, announced a holdup and told the victim to hand over her bag. She, however, panicked and while the tricycle she was riding in was speeding very fast, she jumped intending to escape from her tormentors. Her head hit a rock in the ground and Lapuos died of a cerebral hemorrhage.