Daily Archive

April 3, 2017

Top officials of Negros Occidental led the groundbreaking of the first theme park outside Luzon yesterday afternoon, April 2, at Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said “the Magic Island will be a big boost to the tourism program of the province.”

Congressman Alfredo Benitez (3rd District) said the project cost is estimated at P600 million.

Lowering of time capsule and groundbreaking ceremony of the Magic Island in Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City yesterday, April 2: Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez (3rd left), 3rd District of Negros Occ.; Reynaldo P. Bantug, President of Aton Land & Leisure Inc.; Cesar Mario O. Mamon, Founding President, Philippine Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions; Ken Quintal of DQA, Inc. Master Plan; Vice-Governor Eugenio Lacson (right) and Silay City Mayor Mark J. Golez (2nd left).*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

April 3, 2017

The campaign to boycott Coca Cola products continue to gather steam as 45 more business establishments committed not to serve Coke products to their clients, Atty. Dino Yulo, spokesman of the Sugar Aliance of the Philippines said yesterday.

Yulo said they are expecting more restaurants and food establishments will join the boycott against Coke.

The call to boycott Coke stemmed from the reported use of the said beverage firm of High Fructose Corn Syrup (Hfcs) instead of the local sugar.

April 3, 2017

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued an executive order yesterday to have the flag at the Bacolod Government Center in half mast starting today, Monday, April 3, 2017, until burial, to pay respect and honor to the late former mayor of Bacolod City Jose “Digoy” Montalvo, who passed away at his residence yesterday morning, April 2, 2017 at the age of 92.

A true public servant, the late Digoy was mayor of Bacolod City in 1980 to 1986.

He was an assemblyman of the interim Batasang Pambansa in 1978 to 1980.

April 3, 2017

The Bureau of Fire Protection–Negros Island Region (BFP-NIR) turned over firetrucks, ambulances and rescue van to the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental that will be distributed to the six local government units of the province.

(photo left) SSupt. Fred Trajeras, Jr., OIC Director of the BFP-NIR (1st from left) hands the symbolic key to Executive Asst. to the Governor, Manuel Escalante III during the turn over ceremony of the fire trucks, ambulances and rescue van (photo right) to the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, in the presence of BFP–Negros Occ. Provincial Fire Marshal, Supt. Rodolfo Denaga and Negros Occ. Acting Provincial Admini-strator, Dr. Leo Eusebio (1st & 2nd from right), among others. *(Capitol photos by Richard Malihan)

April 3, 2017

Freedom is a gift from God.

Thus said Fr. Romeo Tumonong, resource speaker at the pre-Lenten recollection for the media, over the weekend held at the Vianney Hall of San Sebastian parish. The pre-Lenten recollection is an annual activity initiated by Msgr. Felix Pasquin, Rector of San Sebastian Cathedral with the members of Negros Press Club (NPC).

Led by incoming NPC President Boy Duran, Fr. Tumonong emphasized to the members of NPC, that there are two kinds of freedom that man practice: fundamental freedom and arbitrary freedom.

April 3, 2017

Seven persons were arrested by police operatives having a “pot session” in Antonio Luna Exterior, Barangay Mambulac, Silay City Thursday night.

Superintendent Willy Diel, Silay City PNP chief identified the suspects as Alfredo Dayon, Jr., 62; Evelyn Caballero, 31; Rachel Peñasales, 39; Michelle Alvarez, 33; Justin Esporas, 30; Albert Junsay, 33 and Florencio Tinsay, 33 – all residents of the place.

Several open sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated from them and other drug paraphernalia.

April 3, 2017

Silay City PNP is eyeing two angles in the shooting to death of a 40-year-old man in Antonio Luna Interior in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City at 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

Superintendent Willy Diel, Silay City PNP OIC chief identified the victim as John Guillergan, “Alias Bong-Bong”, 40 years old, resident of the place.

He was walking in the dimly lit footwalk to buy ice water, candle and cigarettes when shot by unidentified suspect.

April 3, 2017

A resident of Barangay Guiljungan in Cauayan town was killed when his driven motorcycle collided with another motorcycle in the Barangay around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito, Cauayan PNP OIC chief identified the victim as Rey “Boy” Tayon, 21. He sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to Lorenzo Zayco Memorial District Hospital, but was later transferred to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival around 8:25 p.m. the same day.

April 3, 2017

About P900, 000 worth of shabu was confiscated by combined elements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-18, Regional Special Operation Group, Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office and Dumaguete City Police Office against a drug suspect in a buy bust operation in his residence on Friday evening.

The suspect was identified as Rodrigo Armetano Quintito, 42, of Purok Orchids, Sitio Candayong, Barangay Calindangan, Dumaguete City around 8:25 p.m. Friday.

April 3, 2017

An unidentified man was found dead in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City around 5:30 a.m. yesterday, April 2.

Police Station 2 authorities had a hard time identifying the victim who sustained a gunshot wound in the body. The man was believed to have come from other places as no one in the area could identify him. He remains unidentified as of press time.

Police are investigating the shooting to determine if the motive has something to do with illegal drugs.*(CMG)


April 3, 2017

A fare collector was shot dead by a drunk passenger inside Ceres Bus with body number 3235 around 9:40 a.m. on Friday in Talisay City.

Superintendent Adonis Rosales, Talisay City PNP chief identified the victim as Christopher Baynosa, 24, single, resident of Barangay Salamanca in Toboso town, Negros Occ.

The bus driver, Jerry Beatingo tried to rush him to Talisay City Health Unit but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician.

April 3, 2017

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) confirmed eight football teams representing its respective clubs will join in the inaugural Philippines Football League (PFL) which is set to kick off late this April.

There teams are Loyola-Meralco Taguig, Japan-Philippine Voltes Marikina, Ilocos United FC, Stallion Laguna, Kaya FC Makati, Davao Aguilas FC, Global Cebu FC, and Ceres Negros FC of Bacolod.

April 3, 2017

Bea Tan and Amanda Villanueva of Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) dominated the 1st Montilla-Lizares Women Invitational Beach Volleyball Tournament 2017 held in Sipalay City last March 30 & 31.

BVR’s Tan and Villanueva received the top prize of P10,000; while University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) bets Alexa Poliadrio and Erjane Magdato took the 2nd place prize award of P8,000 after losing to the champion in their battle, 22-20 and 21-17.

April 3, 2017

Atty. Arnel L. Lapore, CPA, Board President of Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) was elected as the new president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)–Negros Occidental Chapter during the organization’s election recently held at the Hall of Justice quadrangle.

Atty. Lapore represents District 2–Bacolod South of CENECO coverage area, covering Barangays Taculing, Felisa, Handumanan, Cabug, Pahanocoy, Sum-ag, Punta Taytay, Tangub, and Alijis.

The CENECO Board and Management Staff congratulate Pres. Lapore for another milestone achieved.*