Negros Press Club
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.
The Council of Past Presidents of the Negros Press Club (CPP-NPC) will hold the induction of its executive officers for 20l3-15 on Wednesday, March 13, 20l3 at the Business Inn Hotel on Lacson Street, Bacolod City.
The executive officers to be inducted on Wednesday are Past NPC Presidents Modesto P. Saonoy, council chairman; Ruperto G. Toga, council vice chairman; and Elsie E. Jolingan, secretary-treasurer.
NPC Past presidents headed by PP Modesto Saonoy (2nd right), Chairman of the Council of Past Presidents Negros Press Club (CPP-NPC) hold vigil at the wake of Mrs. Mildred dela Fuente at Manapla Funeral Parlor, Silay City, for the wife of PP Eddie dela Fuente, a member of the NPC Council. Seated from left are Atty. Joel Dojillo, Edmund Aspero, Mrs. Ligaya Aspero, Bing Trecho, Ed dela Fuente, Mode Saonoy and Pert Toga.* (NDB photo)
Council members present during the recent reorgani-zation meeting were Past Presidents Edmund "King" Aspero, Eddie de la Fuente, Aufred Paul A. Saonoy, Atty. Joel Dojillo, Emerson "Bing" Trecho and Amado Villacarlos, Jr.
Hinobaan town Mayor Ma. Teresa Bilbao, and those who allegedly caused the closure of Radyo Natin-Hinobaan, an affiliate of the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), has tagged them as "modern-day oppressors of the Fourth Estate," in a statement which accompanied a press conference called by franchise owner, Segundino Taladico, yesterday at the Negros Press Club (NPC) building.
Radio Natin _ Hinoba-an owner/manager Segundino Taladico told members of the media that the closure of their station is a form of press freedom repression.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Taladico and Radyo Natin anchorman, Vicente Paolo Pampliega, presided over the press conference yesterday.
NPC Tackles Carmona’s Complaint of Harassment vs. Ang, Distrito
RESOLUTION NO. 13-02
DATED March 7, 2013
TITLE: A resolution expressing concern and appeal to all candidates for the midterm elections and members of the Media industry particularly the Negros Press Club on the issue of Press Freedom, harassment and sense of Fairness
Whereas NPC member Rey Carmona wrote the Negros Press Club, through its president Ranilo S. Azue claiming he was a victim of harassment by two incumbent members of the Sangguniang Panlunsod of Bacolod, namely Em Legaspi Ang and Atty. Caesar Distrito for tackling negative issues against them;
Whereas Carmona stated in his letter that the two along with "bodyguards" trooped to DYAF Radio Veritas Bacolod for obvious reasons.
Whereas councilors Ang and Distito after being informed of the complaint filed against them vehemently denied harassing Carmona and insisted they went to the station to answer and clarify the issue.
Whereas councilor Ang pointed out that Carmona is also a candidate for the Sangguniang Panlunsod in the coming May polls and that he is using the airwaves of DYAF for his own personal advantage at their expense.
Whereas Councilor Ang stressed Carmona cannot hide under the cloak of "Press Freedom" and cry harassment for he is also a candidate like them.
Negros Occidental Gov. Al-fredo Marañon, Jr. reiterated his advocacy for a platform-based political campaigning as he called on his rivals and party-mates alike to stick to issues and facts.
“Verbal assault, black propaganda and championing confusion do not merit a space in a democracy. The Negrense voters are matured enough to make responsible choices,” Atty. Jose Ma. Valencia, Marañon’s spokesman and concurrent chief of staff, yesterday said, echoing the governor’s desire to bring the political exercise to a higher level.
With the 45-day campaign period for local positions taking off at the end of March 2013, Valencia said Mara-ñon’s campaign tact is to only highlight his accomplishments against half-truths and answer all issues and even non-issues versus “outright lies currently being peddled” by the spokespeople from the camp of his rival, Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez.
Valencia also called as foul the statement of SP Member Patrick Lacson, who referred to Capitol employees as “baits” of the Capitol chief executive.
Lacson said the 2,335 Capitol employees are “baits” of the governor in the midst of debates to get the 2013 budget passed by the Sanggunian. He told the employees to stop from being used as “baits” for many weeks now, while the SP continues to delay the passage of the budget.
The Negros Press Club (NPC) welcomes the Commission on Elections’ approval on Valentine’s Day of the Media Absentee Voting which will allow media practitioners and personnel covering the May 13 elections to vote two weeks ahead.
In Resolution 9637, the Comelec extends to media people the same privileges given to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and government officials and employees on duty on Election Day.
"The NPC was among media organizations that urged Congress and Comelec to pass the measure. This will enable us to cover the May 13 polls without compromising our right of suffrage, " NPC president Arman Toga said in a statement.