Daily Archive

February 15, 2017

The Court of Appeals (CA) granted Monday a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) to Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo after the Ombudsman found him guilty for the alleged illegal disbursement of P480 million in calamity funds for infrastructure projects in the province.

Degamo said that the recent decision of the Ombudsman is the same case where he was granted an injunction by the CA in January this year.

The Governor faces 11 counts of violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for using his calamity funds to pay for infrastructure projects in 2012.

February 15, 2017

A youth group here calling itself Youth of Bacolod against Death Penalty urged congressmen from the Negros Island Region (NIR) to “take a conscientious stand against the reimposition of the death penalty as we call on the people, especially the youth in Negros, to join us in the fight against the return of the death penalty.”

February 15, 2017

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri wants the Senate to conduct an investigation into the impact to the domestic sugar industry of the increasing importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

In Senate Resolution No. 285, filed on February 8 this year, Zubiri and with co-author Sen. Richard Gordon said that the investigation, in aid of legislation, is aimed “to protect the interests of our small farmers, agrarian reform beneficiaries and the domestic sugar industry.”

February 15, 2017

Mansilingan team A edged Alijis via Buchholz points, 22.5-19.5, to win the title during the 2-day 1st Inter-Barangay “Mayor’s Cup” Chess Team Championship 2017 1st Leg at the Bacolod City Government Center Lobby which ended on Sunday.


Champion team Mansilingan-A chess players pose after receiving their cash prize and trophy. Also in photo are Councilor Dindo Ramos, tournament director Jessie Sanchez, ManChess president Alfin Santizo, and BCCPAI officers.* (Photo by James Toga)

February 15, 2017

A differently-abled bride and a bachelor elder groom, were part of the 469 couples who participated in the free mass wedding hosted by the Bacolod City government yesterday, Valentine’s Day.


VALENTINE’S VOW. The oldest couple, Nelson Naranja, 62, and Lalina Prio, 48, of Mansilingan, Bacolod City, led the signing of marriage contract, slicing of cake and wine drinking, in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Em Ang, Ricardo Tan, Bart Orola, Jun Gamboa, and City Civil Registrar Atty. Pa-oyon. Couples were given tokens and availed of free photos in two photo booths after the wedding ceremony.*(CITY PIO photos)

February 15, 2017

Twelve Christian fire-fighters of Firefighters for Christ International from the United States and England spent five days in Bacolod City to train local firefighters, rescue groups and environmental workers from all over the Negros Island Region (NIR).


Fire officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection–Negros Island Region train on auto extrication rescue from the Firefighters for Christ International at the Grand Regal Hotel in Bacolod City.*(EAD-PIA6/PTV photo)

February 15, 2017

The 3-Day Learning Event on Wetland Conservation Plan Preparation for Negros Occidental Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) was conducted at Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park, Ranger Station, Guintubdan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental last February 7-9, 2017.

February 15, 2017

Four persons were killed in separate road mishaps in Cadiz City Sunday morning and Monday evening.

Superintendent Edel Jose Manzano, Cadiz City PNP OIC police chief identified the victims as Joshua Peñaverde, 20, single, of Purok Aquarose, Barangay Tinampaan; Noel Berden, 33, married; Loren Rey Maghapan, 21, single, and Tillo Cordero, 21, single, all of Barangay Andres Bonifacio, Cadiz City.

February 15, 2017

A rice mill in Sitio Agbalasya, Barangay Bago, Don Salvador Benedicto town was razed down by fire, burning sacks of palay around 5:00 p.m. Monday.

Rice mill owner, Eliseo Rosario said that gallons of diesel caught fire inside the rice mill causing it to blaze.

The owner could no longer count the number of sacks of palay ready for milling owned by some residents of the place.

The damage is yet to be determined pending investigation of Arson Investigator of Bureau of Fire Protection in Don Salvador Benedicto town. *

 

February 15, 2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) turned over 15 hectares of land area of the 22 hectares of the Bantayan Park.

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Andres Untal turned over the land titles to the city government led by Mayor Nicholas Yulo IV and Vice Mayor Ramon Torres during the opening of the city’s Agro-Industrial, Cultural and Educational Fair at the Bantayan Park in Barangay Poblacion to kick off its 51st charter day festivities.