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March 29, 2017

Dressed in red shirts, the supporters of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, as well as his party mates in the Grupo Progreso were jampacked at the lobby of the Bacolod government center on Monday, March 27, to attend the thanksgiving mass after the Mayor was granted a Writ of Preliminary Injunction by the 18th Division of the Court of Appeals on ground of condonation doctrine. He was joined by his partymates Cong. Greg Gasataya, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Caesar Distrito, Dindo Ramos, Bart Orola, Em Ang, Renecito Novero, and City Administrator John Orola, Jr.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia (left photo), chats with some of the 599 senior citizens (right photo), as they claim their social pension of P1,500 for the 4th quarter of 2016, during a distribution activity at the Bacolod City Government Center, yesterday, March 28.*

March 29, 2017

More than 3,000 member-consumers of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative Inc. (NOCECO) attended the 37th Annual General Membership Assembly, themed “Dying the Insurmountable & Going Beyond Complacency” held in Noceco Gymnasium, Kabankalan City, Saturday.

Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian (left), Chair-person of the Committee on Energy administers the oath of office of the newly elected members of the Board of Directors of Negros Occ. Electric Cooperative (NOCECO): (L-R) Rey Ronald E. Cabalde - District X (Sipalay City/Hinobaan); Richard A. Benedicto - District III (La Carlota City/La Castellana); Alex B. Vergara - District IV (Hinigaran); Rolito E. Espinosa - District V (Isabela/Moises Padilla); Raymundo A. Tongson Jr. - District VII (Himamaylan City).*

March 29, 2017

The Sugar Alliance has denied reports circulating that the actions of the sugar industry are allegedly “funded” by its rival competitor, its spokesperson said yesterday.

“Let me put on record that the rally last March 20 was entirely the effort of the various stakeholders,” Atty. Emilio Yulo, the group’s spokesperson said.

Yulo called on all those sympathetic to the cause of the sugar industry and Negros Occidental in general “to report all independent actions being undertaken in support of the call to boycott Coke.”

March 29, 2017

The relieved provincial police director of Negros Occidental dared yesterday that he would “shoot himself in the head” in front of the Police Regional Office (PRO) of the Negros Island Region (NIR) if it can be proven that he received protection money from illegal drugs.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, in a press conference yesterday, said that he “is no longer fighting for his career as policeman, since he has already proven himself, but rather for his honor.”

March 29, 2017

A man staying in a rented house in Sitio Ipil-Ipil, Barangay Buenavista, Calatrava town was shot dead by an unidentified suspect at dawn Monday.

Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava PNP chief identified the victim as Eric Cobero, 37, married, native of Barangay San Juan, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

March 29, 2017

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Occidental will disperse rice for three regions of the country and will receive new stocks later from Panay Island to replenish the supply.

Marianito Bejemino, NFA provincial manager here said the province has enough old stocks from 2015 and 2016 that were not sold due to abundance of supply and stable market price and these will be dispersed to areas that lack rice supply like the Bicol Region, Regions 3 and 4.

March 29, 2017

Labor leader Wennie Sancho said he is planning to file charges against the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), over his disqualification in the recent elections of the power firm.

Sancho called his disqualification “highly questionable” because he has filed an appeal before the National Electrification Administration (NEA).

“I didn’t even know that the election has prospered, and NEA has also not contacted me that I was disqualified,” he said.

He pointed out that it is “okay for him if he was really disqualified.”

March 29, 2017


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March 29, 2017

Reigning WBO Intercontinental flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (39, 22KOs-1-4) is 100% ready against Komgrich Nantapech (22, 15KOs-3-0) for the vacant IBF world flyweight crown in the main event of Pinoy Pride 40: “Donnie-Nation” at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino on April 29.

March 29, 2017

Sagay City-native Natori Diaz dominated the Negros Women’s Kiddies 16 Under Chess Championship 2017 to take the title at The District, Ayala Mall in Talisay City over the weekend.

TOP 3 FINISHERS - (from left) Natori Diaz, Aliah Belano, and Manilyn Cabungcag.*

March 29, 2017

Class ’94 took its chance in Day 3 to lead bracket “A” in the ongoing 2017 NOHS @ 115 - NOHSAAI “Unity Cup” Bowling Fellowship Season 2 bracketing finals at Negros Super Lanes.

With Toto Flores at the helm, C’94 played consistently to register their highest triple score for the season with 1,542 pin falls. They pinned down a three game output of 520-504-518.

C’85 anchored by Iran Pielago fell one spot down at 2nd with a score of 1,436 pfs; while C’97 headed by Danny Uguil and Jozel Balontong stepped up at 3rd with a high-game score of 1,550 pfs.

March 29, 2017

A jobless person was caught in an alleged drug bust at his house around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, March 28, 2017 in Purok 3, Barangay 4, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Police Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Himamaylan City PNP OIC chief identified the suspect as Enriquito Montecastro Gonzaga, Jr., “Alias Jay-R”, 31, single, resident of the place.

Confiscated from him were two heat sealed suspected shabu including the buy bust item in exchange of P200 marked money.

Benitez said he was put under surveillance for several days after he was arrested yesterday.