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January 10, 2017

A 50-year-old neighbour was shot and hacked dead by two brothers in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City around 6:40 p.m. Saturday.

Superintendent Leonardo Borromeo, Escalante City PNP OIC chief identified the victim as Vivencio Pugales. He sustained gunshot and stab wounds on his body.

Police tagged the brothers identified as Ching, 33 and Emilio Genon as responsible in the killing due to personal grudges.

Ching was the one who stabbed the victim while Emilio shot him. Ching was arrested in a follow up police operation while Emilio is still at large.*


January 10, 2017

Bacolod City Congressman Greg Gasataya said the House of Congress will focus on proposed taxes, death penalty and federalism upon the resumption of 17th Congress this January 16.

However, he expressed optimism on the proposed sweet tax to be imposed on all products using sugar, for this will affect the sugar industry of Negros, as well as the fuel taxes.

Presently, Gasataya said, the bills on taxes including fixed income are still pending in the committee level.

January 10, 2017

The issues on overcontracting of power supply is the heart and core of our struggle, as we assert our right to peaceably assemble for redness of grievances. We shall repeat the question: Why should we pay for the power supply we did not use?

In his reply letter dated December 6, 2016 to Mr. John J. Chong, Acting National Commander of Task Force Crusaders (TFC), (NEA) National Electrification Administrator Edgardo Masongsong, appraised Mr. Chong that "there are already administrative cases filed in our office against the members of the Board of Directors of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (CENECO) on the issue of unused excessive contracted power," among others.

January 10, 2017


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* From 09462929279. VERY ADVANCE STORM WARNING SIGNAL. PAGASA must come up with a better storm warning signal scheme. Not too early and not too late! Imagine, when it declares Signal #1 automatic wala na byahe ang mga ro-ro kag fastcraft but the reality is ang adlaw gabutlak pa sa kasanag kag kasakit sa panit pero wala na ya byahe!

BAD EXAMPLE. This police officer parks his car on the wrong side of Rosario Street near Lopez Jaena junction in Bacolod, facing oncoming vehicles. Something unbecoming for an agent of the law! Other drivers after him followed what he did.*

January 10, 2017

Led by Capt. Leonil Valencia, president of society of VMA Graduates, the first grand reunion gathered at their alma mater before the end of year 2016. Their activity kicked off with a mass where they offered a minute prayer for their fellow graduates who have passed away.

Souvenir pose of the Big Boys who lead the Society of VMA alumni, with Capt. Elizabeth Salabas (center) Chairman of the Board of Trustees, VMA Global College, after their get together before the year end.* (Jona Macaranas photo)

January 10, 2017

Mediamen and women are invited to STI’s 22nd National Youth Convention on January 12, 2017, Thursday at SMX, SM City Bacolod, with the theme “Soaring High with 21st Century Skills.”

More than 2,000 students of STI West Negros University will be participating in the said event.

The activity aims at encouraging the students to develop and apply the 21st Century Skills in their academic and personal lives as well as in their future careers to create a positive impact in the society.

January 10, 2017

The delay in the delivery of uniforms for the employees of Negros Occidental Provincial Government triggered heated exchanges between the chairperson of the Uniform Committee and officials of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE).

In a statement, PACE said that “as a public watchdog and as a representative of the provincial government employees, we have all the rights and legal personality to inquire into the concerns of the employees into the uniform.”

January 10, 2017

The alleged bagman of the notorious Berya (Berja) Illegal Drug Group who was arrested by police operatives in Talisay City Sunday, is reportedly ready to reveal the names of their protectors.

CLEARING ONE, CLEARING ALL. Bacolod City authorities enforcing order in the streets must treat everyone fairly. In clearing the streets and sidewalks of obstructions, they must impose the law on every violator, and not ignore some, to ease the flow of vehicles and pedestrians. The owner of this establishment along Rosario Street near Lopez Jaena needs to be reminded not only that the road is beyond the commerce of men. He is exposing his his customers to danger. Business is good but customer’s safety is first and foremost, along with respecting the law.* (Arman Toga photos)

January 10, 2017

A friendly football match between two alumni teams will open the Grand Alumni Homecoming of Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI) on February 4, 2017.

The match is organized and sponsored by Batch 1977 in line with their celebration of their 40th year after graduating from DBTI.

“Football is the favorite sports of most Bosconians. No Don Bosco event is complete without football,” said Tinong Rull, Batch 1977 President.

January 10, 2017

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) employees’ annual gift-giving activity dubbed as Heart of Joy kicked off last December 14, 2016 at Sitio Roma, Brgy. Balaring, Silay City and was concluded on January 4 in various home for the aged institutions and orphanages in Bacolod City.

Heart of Joy is a charitable activity, conducted every Christmas season, wherein CENECO employees donate a portion of their salary to purchase goods to be given to the less fortunate.

January 10, 2017

The Bacolod office of the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has been closed down, according to a transport leader.

Diego Malacad, secretary general of the United Negros Drivers Operators Center (UNDOC) said reports of alleged anomalies and corruption in the local office of the agency forced officials in the LTFRB regional office to close it down.

“The corruption of the personnel in the local office victimized operators in the city and Negros Occidental,” Malacad claimed.

January 10, 2017

A 24-year-old man was stabbed dead while his companion was wounded inside OWO Videoke Bar in Gatuslao Street in Barangay 11, Bacolod City around 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

Police Station 1 head Senior Inspector Eugene Tolentino identified the fatality as Nicky Odelmo, 24, single, of Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City who was hit in the neck and left shoulder. He was declared dead on arrival at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

His companion, Roberto Campanel, 22, also of Barangay Cabug was injured. He is now being treated in the same hospital.

January 10, 2017

A 10-year-old girl was found dead in Reclamation Area in Barangay Tinampa-an, Cadiz City around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Superintendent Edel Jose Manzano, Cadiz City PNP chief said he referred the case to Women and Children’s Desk who refused to identify the victim.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim’s parent was working in the city proper and only the victim and other siblings were left in the house.

January 10, 2017

Two of the three suspects, including a minor were arrested in a follow up police operation by EB Magalona PNP hours after a pandesal vendor was robbed in an hacienda in Barangay San Isidro, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Senior Inspector Bonifacio Aral, EB Magalona PNP chief identified the victim as Ryan Sabanal, 34, of Manapla town.

January 10, 2017

A man who crossed and slipped on the bamboo bridge died when he hit a hard object in Purok Cabalagnan, Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City Saturday evening.

The body of Randy Biocon, 47, married, resident of the place was found around 6:00 a.m. Sunday.

He was believed to have joined his friends in a drinking binge across the bamboo bridge and went home Saturday evening.

He was brought to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital where attending physician declared him dead.* ( Cyrus M. Garde)