Daily Archive

January 31, 2017

The shutdown of the Malampaya natural gas facility may soon raise power rates in the coverage area of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO), its general manager said yesterday.

Sulpicio Lagarde said that the power hike “maybe a possibility as we are connected to the Luzon grid.”

“If the source of power in Luzon goes down, they will utilize whatever power is available from the Visayas,” Lagarde pointed out.

He said that based on the last shutdown of Malampaya, the rate increase was P2.

“I am not saying that it will be the same,” he said.

January 31, 2017

Dr. Julius Drilon, head of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) was given five days by the Department of Health (DOH) to answer the complaint filed against the facility for “alleged negligence and poor service.”

The letter dated January 26 and signed by Agnette Peralta, Assistant Secretary of Health Vice-Chairperson, Integrity Management Committee.

January 31, 2017

A village chief of Barangay Tabiangan, Ayungon town, Negros Occidental was shot dead by an unidentified suspect around 3:30 p.m., Sunday.

Police authorities in Ayungon town disclose that drugs is behind the killing; and womanizing of the victim.

The victim was identified as Junrey Debillo, 37, who sustained gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot. While the wounded bystanders were also rushed to the nearest hospital.

The unidentified suspect/s escaped after the killing.*



January 31, 2017

The provincial government of Negros Occidental reiterated its support for the stakeholders of the sugar industry in its campaign to stop the entry of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) into the country.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said that the role of the local government is only to support.

“It should be the sugar industry that should lobby,” Marañon pointed out, adding that the industry is not only in Negros but also in Mindanao and Luzon.

January 31, 2017

Victorias City PNP has arrested the two suspects responsible in killing another person inside a videoke bar in Bangga Daan Banwa, Victorias City at dawn Sunday.

Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Victorias City OIC police chief identified the suspects as Rizalino Zaragosa Esleyanta, 26, and Mark Cardenal Pelayo, 25, all of Hacienda Mimi, Barangay 21, Victorias City.

Their arrest was done with the help of the residents who tipped off police operatives of their whereabouts in a follow-up operation.

January 31, 2017

Hanah Taekwondo Gym jins dominated the 2017 Dinagyang Invitational Taekwondo Championships played at the Iloilo National High School recently.

The multi-titled taekwondo club scored 8 golds, 7 silvers and 4 bronze medals.

Hanah Taekwondo gym medalists with head coach Vic Feria (right).*

Leading Hanah’s gold medalists is 2016-2017 Cadet National Team and St.

January 31, 2017

Sagay City-based Universal School of Applied Technology (USAT) upset Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School (DMLMHS) of Silay City in Game 2 of the Best-of-3 finals, 96-90 to claim the championship honor of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Silay Leg played at the Natalio G. Velez gym in Silay City.

Sagay City-based USAT in posterity after claiming the NBTC Silay Leg.*

January 31, 2017

The abolition of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (AIDTF) units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will not hamper the government’s anti-drug campaign.

Negros Occidental provincial director Senior Superintendent William Señoron yesterday said that although the anti-drug units in the PNP will be dissolved in accordance to the national headquarter’s orders, anti-drug agencies like the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will still continue their routine anti-drugs campaign in Negros Occidental.

January 31, 2017

A person who was drinking with some other companions was shot dead while three other bystanders were wounded inside a videoke bar in Bangga Daan Banwa, Victorias City, Negros Occidental at dawn Sunday.

Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Victorias City OIC police chief identified the victim as Clarence Maglantay Pido, 31 years old, of Quezon Street, Barangay 4, also of the city.

He sustained three gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot.

Two unidentified suspects were responsible for shooting the victim who was drinking inside the videoke bar.

January 31, 2017

Amidst the devastating economic effect on the sugar industry, brought about by the rampant and unabated importation of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) particularly by softdrinks companies, it had driven down sugar prices from a high of more than P1,800 per 50-kilo bag at the start of the milling season last September 2016 to less than P1,500 per bag in the last week of December 2016 and is anticipated to get as low as P1,200 per bag if nothing is done to stop the importation of HFCS. The importation of HFCS by the industrial users had increased rapidly from 96,485.30 metric tons in 2011 to 234,863.00 metric tons in September 2016. It was reported that the entry of HFCS will cause the Philippine sugar industry to lose P25 billion in crop year 2016-2017.