Daily Archive

February 2, 2017

Silay City - Rides for the theme park that will rise in Silay City will soon arrive this year, Mayor Mark Golez said yesterday.

Golez confirmed that the theme park project of the Laguna-based Enchanted Kingdom group is already a go.

“Negotiations are ongoing and I have already met with the people who are going to plan to set up a theme park in Silay City,” the Mayor said.

Within the year, the rides for the theme park will arrive already, he said.

February 2, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive in Negros Occidental for the assembly on federalism organized by the Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines, Inc. (HFMP) in Escalante City on February 24.

Invitations were sent to some Negros mayors by the HFMP signed by Celso Tizon.

Cabinet officials are also invited to come with the President.

February 2, 2017

The 27th Kali-kalihan Harvest Festival and 34th Founding Anniversary of Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town will open tomorrow, Friday (Feb. 3) with a grand parade at 8AM from the PNP station to the municipal gym.


DON SALVADOR BENEDICTO (DSB) Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz (left) and Vice Mayor JR de la Cruz inviting all to the Feb. 3 to 9 Kali-kalihan Harvest Festival of the town.* (Arman Toga photo)

February 2, 2017

An alleged 17-year-old member of the third sex, reportedly jumped from the third floor of SM City Bacolod last night, initial reports said.

The victim, whose real identity was still being established by Bacolod policemen, was still conscious when emergency rescue reponders arrived at the scene.

The victim was rushed to the Don Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital (Riverside).

Since SM City Bacolod was established, last night’s alleged suicide jump was the second to take place inside the mall.

February 2, 2017

The convenor of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement (SAVE- SIM) called on Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. “to intervene and urge softdrinks companies to stop using high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).”

Wennie Sancho said that while they “duly noted” the effort of the Governor on the HFCS issue and respect his opinion that there are “technical questions involved in the implementation of the province’ ordinance against the entry of products with genetically- modified organisms,” it is his “moral duty to protect the welfare and well-being of the people.”

February 2, 2017

The Negros Occidental Sanggunian Panlalawigan yesterday started moves against the entry of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) into the province with proposals to amend the province’s ordinance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Board Member Alain Gatuslao, chair of the SP Committee on Laws, said the Board Members agreed that among the amendments to the anti-GMO ordinance is “to require those who use HFCS that it does not contain GMO.”

That would be our first step, Gatuslao said.

February 2, 2017

Two wanted persons were arrested in Himamaylan City and Victorias City on Tuesday, police records shows.

In Himamaylan City, police arrested Ricarido Medina Bayona III, 32, resident of Purok 9 in Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan City for the crime of violation of Section 10 (a) 0f RA 7610.

Judge Nilo Sarsaba of the Regional Trial Court, Branch-56 in Himamaylan City issued the two arrest warrants of the case last January 13, 2017.

The Court recommends P80, 000 bail bond for his temporary liberty.

February 2, 2017

An alleged drug pusher with pending arrest warrant for violation of RA 9165 was arrested in a checkpoint along the national highway of Barangay Bantayanon, Calatrava town around 11:00 a.m. Monday, Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan said.

He identified the suspect as Diosdado Lumawag Cogonon, 55 years old, resident of Barangay Suba also in the town. He is the Top13 in the town’s police drug watchlist and is charged on the same offense and has an arrest warrant.

Cogonon was riding his Rusi motorcycle when flagged down in the checkpoint.

February 2, 2017

The management and officers of St. John’s Institute (SJI) that houses the Queen of Peace church issued an apology yesterday to churchgoers and the general public for the inconvenience caused by the sudden implementation of their new and stricter security measures.

Cesar Villanueva, SJI President, clarified that the new security measures were up for implementation February 3, 2017 yet, after all stakeholders and the community are well-informed of the same.

February 2, 2017

A father, who was driving a motorcycle was killed and his backrider, his son was injured when they bumped a steel post warning sign in front of Mormons Church in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City around 11:30 a.m. Monday.