After three years of implementing the Comprehensive Local Integration program (CLIP) of the the national government, which has its local version of Army’s Wellness program and the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (PRO-PIDU), BrigGen. Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the army, who was formerly the commanding officer of 303rd Infantry Brigade, gathered the former rebels who availed of government assistance, in partnership with the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who was granted Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) by the 18th Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) for the case of Grave misconduct said, there is no dismissal order yet for his co-accused City Hall employees. They are still reporting in the respective offices since there is no order yet implemented to them pending their appeal to the Court of Appeals for TRO. Leonardia also said, “of course I was asking if possible, I do not want to have the obligation to do it to them.” He said, he does not have the heart for it,
Parents and alumni of the St. John Institute (SJI) in Bacolod City have asked Bacolod Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SBD, DD to act soon on their request to revert Hua Ming Church to a chapel.
The Parents Council lead by Odette Ong Gomez, Karen Lo-Tsai, St. John’s Institute, Inc. Alumni and Ex-Officio of the Board of Trustees and Atty. Jan Saril also an alumni and lawyer of SJI BOT held a press conference yesterday to express their support to the move to revert back the church to chaplaincy so that the school can manage it themselves.
A resolution appealing to beverage companies to stop importing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) will be presented by a multi-sectoral group during their launching today.
Wennie Sancho, convenor of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement (SAVE SIM), yesterday said they will also call on the softdrink companies to consider the health hazards and devastating economic effects of rampant importation of HFCS.
The SAVE-SIM aims to gather forces among stakeholders in the fight against HFCS entry.
SAN CARLOS CITY - This city acquired 5.8 hectares property recently along the San Carlos’ circumferential road to build its own sports stadium this year.
San Carlos Mayor Gerardo Valmayor, Jr. told sports scribes of Bacolod City that the absence of such facilities hindered their plan to do so.
“Our city doesn’t have the capacity to cater bigger sports events - though we wanted it. We don’t have a standard track oval, an Olympic size swimming pool, and international football facility, thus the city decided to push for it,” Valmayor said.
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) informs its consumers that the residential rate for January 2017 billing is P9.0279/kwh; a P0.9523/kWh increase from last month’s P8.0756/kWh.
The upward adjustment in CENECO’s effective rate can be attributed to the increase in the Generation Charge of P0.5492, increase in CENECO demand that caused Transmission Charges’ upward adjustment of P0.2122, and system loss charge of P0.0854.
A painter who tried to escape from two men chasing him on motorcycle was shot dead while inside a passenger jeep in Bangga Helvetia Subdivision, Burgos Extension, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City past 7:00 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday.
Senior Inspector Elmer Bonilla, chief of Police Station 4 identified the victim as Harold Mira, 24, a stay-in painter in a company in Silay City who was staying since Sunday with his grandmother Elizabeth Mira in Lopez Jaena in Barangay 27, Bacolod City.
A 3-month-old baby girl was killed when an unexpected fire engulfed their house in Purok Kaingin, Barangay Miranda, Pontevedra town in Negros Occidental Monday morning.
Fire Officer 1 Jeric Barbas identified the victim as Cyber Dima-ala who was trapped inside the burning house.
The sound of washing machine muffled the baby’s cries, unable to reach her mother who was doing laundry downstairs.
Some members of the family was able to escape but forgot the baby. The house was owned by Cerilo Dima-ala.
Barbas is yet to disclose the fire damages. *
A “win-win” solution was reached by the two factions of the farmers cooperative managing the land of the former Ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. at the Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudication (PARAD) Board Monday to prevent tensions from exploding into violence.
Zumba enthusiasts in Negros Island Region (NIR) will be treated to a night of retro and Korean music as ZiNegros, an organization of licensed Zumba instructors in Negros bring them another fun and healthy party as on the first night of the Bacolaodiat Festival on January 27.
Zumba Education Specialist Jennifer Kim will be flying in from Korea to lead the one-hour sweat out party along 6th-Lacson Streets in Bacolod at 5 p.m..
ZES Jennifer will be joined in by one of Cebu’s leading Zumba instructor Alex Estrada and licensed Zumba instructors of ZiNegros.
A drug pusher who tried to escape was shot by one of the policemen of Canlaon City PNP in the city proper around 5:00 p.m. Monday.
The victim was identified as Alex Lopez, 55, resident of Barangay Lumapao, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental. He sustained gunshot wound in the left shoulder and was brought to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, arriving at 10:47 p.m. Monday.
He was, however, pronounced dead at 11:31 p.m. on the same day by Dr. Karen Jo Cruz at the hospital’s emergency room.