Daily Archive

January 23, 2017

To be a "professional" connotes competence and expertise. To do any job "professionally" is to do it well. An advance degree or a diploma is a ticket to success in more ways than one, it is an admission to the realm of opportunity which open before the graduate like a gambling casino. Many professionals serve their clients with dedication and competence. But professionalism has a dark side-in a word, power. Professionals can become self-appointed experts, dominating rather than serving labor.

January 23, 2017

Around 40 former rebels from the different towns and cities of Negros Occidental attended the program review and assessment of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, Friday (Jan. 20).


Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated 4th from right), MGen. Jon Aying (seated 4th from left), Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, Phil. Army; Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) Action Officer, Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal (3rd from left), among others, together with the former rebels at the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) program review and assessment.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

January 23, 2017

Aksyon Radyo- Bacolod newscaster and commentator Renato ‘Boy’ Duran, was elected president of the Negros Press Club, Saturday, during its general assembly held at the NPC bldg.


Comelec head Modi Saonoy proclaims winning President Boy Duran (R) and VP Babes Gantalao. *(AAlipalo)

January 23, 2017

The 60-day Temporary Restraining Order granted by the court of appeals to Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia shows judicial justice on his part, according to Bacolod City Legal officer Atty Joselito Bayatan.

The TRO was filed by Leonardia after the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service and perpetual disqualification from any political election, for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty involving the alleged illegal procurement of furniture and fixtures at the Bacolod government center, amounting to about P50 million.

January 23, 2017

The Task Force Crusaders (TFC) has asked Health Sec. Paulyn Jean Ubial to conduct an immediate investigation into the latest death at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City allegedly due to the neglect by some of the hospital staff.

TFC national chairman John Chiong in a letter to Ubial dated January 17, said the investigation “is for the public interest.”

The family of a 21-year-old mother and her twins died and was left in anguish and anger, after they died Tuesday last week.

January 23, 2017

Newly-organized Bacolod City Chess Association, Inc. (BCCAI) headed by Dominador Bergano Jr. is set to host the 1st Inter-Barangay “Mayor’s Cup” Chess Team Championship 2017 at NGC Annex Building on February 11-12.


Councilor Dindo Ramos (6th from left), who also chairs the city’s Committee on Sports pose with the newly-appointed BCCAI officers at GT Hotel recently.*

January 23, 2017

A minor boy drowned while his three other siblings survived when they crossed the river in the overflow of Barangay Plaridel and Barangay Andres Bonifacio in Sagay City, in Negros Occidental around 5:00 in the morning Sunday.

The boy was later found about 1:38 in the afternoon of same day, according to Kagawad Rollie Jaena of Barangay Andres Bonifacio, Sagay City.

The victim was identified as Leo Largo, 13, grade six pupil of Andres Bonifacio Elementary School.

January 23, 2017

Six police non-commissioned officers from Police Regional Office-18 were relieved from their post effective Thursday.

The said policemen were mentioned by former police asset Ricky Serenio to have been receiving “protection money” from the Berya Drug Group and were relieved from their respective positions in the region.

January 23, 2017

The inaugural speech of American President Donald Trump should “be a wake up call for the Philippines to make long term policy decisions,” a former Bacolod councilor said yesterday.

January 23, 2017

A leader of the farmer’s organization National Federation of Sugar Workers was shot and killed Friday night in Murcia town by two unidentified suspects.

The victim was identified as Alexander Ceballos, 54, who succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head, after he was shot by two unidentified armed suspects wearing bonnets, in front of his house at Purok Tangke in Brgy. Pandanon Silos, Murcia.

Ceballos was declared dead on arrival at the Bacolod Adventist Hospital in Bacolod City.

January 23, 2017

A multi-sectoral group of workers and stakeholders of the sugar industry have organized themselves to campaign against the continued importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Labor leader Winnie Sancho, lead convenor of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement ( Save-SIM ), said their group will be launched on Wednesday this week.

Sancho said the action of the beverage companies has caused the drop in the prices of sugar from P1,800 per 50 kilo bag at the start of the milling season to P1,500 in December 2016.

January 23, 2017

Manila Beer and ESJ & Sons Asahi won its respective matches against separate opponents in Class B action of Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Invitational Cup at Po Hang Gym of BTTHS Tuesday.

Manila Beer beat Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod/Rexidol-Cobra, 102-83, while ESJ & Sons-Asahi won over Tanduay Ice, 89-71.

Manila Beer Light took a slim opening quarter lead, 20-18 behind the balance offense led by Bobil Alagaban and Clarence Quingco scoring 6 points each.

Michael Ang knocked down 4 triples to keep Rotary/Rexidol within striking distance.

January 23, 2017

Top finisher teams are set to carry a twice-to-beat advantage as the 2016-17 NOHS @ 115 - NOHSAAI “Unity Cup” Bowling Fellowship bracketing finals will play its last set of games at Negros Super Lanes.

Class ’99 managed by Joemar Baylon secured their lead in bracket “A” with a triple game score of 1,426 pin falls.

C’85 led by Iran Pielago, C’66 anchored by Edgar Baldonado, C’94 headed by Joemarie Sevilla made things interesting in the leader board scoring - 1,413; 1,375; 1,477.

January 23, 2017

“If not of the support from the government, I’m sure my situation is still running in the mountain, and my children can not eat full meals and avail of better education.” Thus said Eduardo Baynosa, 49, married, has seven children, depending livelihood in farming at Toboso, Negros Occidental.

January 23, 2017

A surprised greyhound operation in Bacolod Metro District Jail inside Bacolod City Police Office in barangay Taculing here resulted to recovery of contrabands inside the jail around 4:00 in the morning Saturday.

Jail Superintendent Amelito Fuentes, of Negros Island Region (NIR) of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said the surprised conduct of greyhound was to eradicate illegal activities inside the jail.

As usual, jail authorities found contrabands like pointed forks and spoons but no prohibited shabu in the area.

January 23, 2017

The Philippine Information Agency is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Iwag Awards until February 12.

PIA Regional Director Lawyer Janet Mesa said information centers in Region VI are now sending invitations and nomination forms to schools in the region.

Among the criteria include: nominee must be a bonafide staff member of the school’s official or departmental publication, and graduating this school year.