Negros Press Club
STALWARTS. Veteran journalists and former Negros Press Club (NPC) presidents Edgar Cadagat, Ely delos Santos, Henry Streegan and Roly Espina with NPC past president Mayor Monico Puentevella* (CMO-PIO photo)
From the usual 10 officers, the Negros Press Club elected 14 new set of officers for 2014-2015 during its 78th Annual General Assembly and Election of Officers at the press club building on Saturday.
PRESS CLUB. The newly elected officers of the Negros Press Club for 2014-2015 to take over March 1: Seated from left to right: Carla Canet, Chrysee Samillano, Stephanie Azucena, Henry Cestina, and Dolores Epacta. Standing from left to right: Willer "Boy" Factor, Mae Singuay, Dolly Yasa, Merlinda Pedrosa, Nanette Guadalquiver, Willy Tortosa. Not in photo: Jun Julita, James Toga, and Hernan Garciniego.*
Carla Canet, a reporter of SunStar Bacolod covering the City Hall beat, was elected president. She got 54 votes. Her candidacy was challenged by Emmanuel Canto, a columnist of Negros Daily Bulletin, who got 30 votes. Canet is an incumbent director of the club.
The 78-year-old Negros Press Club, considered the oldest press club in the country today, elected its new set of officers last Saturday, during a well-attended general assembly and election, at the NPC Media Center Building on San Juan Street, Bacolod City.
It’s standing room only for some NPC members as they await the start of balloting last Saturday.* (NPC photo)
Duly elected president was Miss Carla N. Cañet, news reporter of Sun Star Bacolod who covers the city hall beat at the Bacolod Government Center, garnering 54 votes to outnumber NDB’s Manny Canto who scored 30 votes.
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.