Daily Archive

April 4, 2017

Negros Occidental gets a new commander for its police force.

Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr. takes over the reins of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office as its officer-in-charge a week after its former chief Senior Supt. William Señoron was relieved from his post.

Castil used to be assigned at the Anti-Kidnapping Group of the Philippine National Police stationed at Camp Crame.

Castil is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class 1993.

April 4, 2017

The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will launch ‘Oplan: Sumvac’ when the summer vacation begins this week.

Superintendent Noel Polines, BCPO spokesperson said the deployment of police officers will depend on the area.

Polines pointed out that they will focus their security at beach resorts in the city, hotels, tourist spots, malls, and transport terminals.

Aside from ‘Oplan: Sumvac’ the police will also go on high alert by Sunday of next week, as Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday, the start of this year’s Holy Week.

April 4, 2017

The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines is asking for “proper consultation” as it found the proposed “win-win” solution of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol as “unacceptable and continues to reek of preference for the beverage companies rather than for sugar farmers.”

The SAP, in statement yesterday said that “Secretary Piñol seems to be seeing only one side of the equation, and unfortunately that side favors the multinationals rather than the sector he needs to be protecting.”

April 4, 2017

Golden Globe Medal of Distinction, Trophy and Awards Certificate were awarded to Bacolod City Councilor Wilson C. Gamboa, Jr. in the recently concluded 2017 Golden Globe Annual Award (GGAA) for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever held at Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom, One Rizal Park Manila last Friday, March 31, 2017.

BACOLOD COUNCILOR Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and wife Irene Chua-Gamboa accepting the Golden Globe Award for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever from Research Committee Chair Ramon Juanito Balunes last March 31, 2017 at the Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom.*

April 4, 2017

Host-Cebu teams are also looking forward to capture spots when the 2017 Philippine Open Tchoukball Invitational opens at the City Sports Club in Ayala Business Park, Cebu City tomorrow.

The 3-day international sporting event will feature the best teams in the world such as ranked #1 Taiwan for the men’s division followed by Singapore (#2), and Malaysia (#8).

For the women’s side, Taiwan remain on top of the world ranking; while Singapore is ranked #3 and Malaysia at #16.

April 4, 2017

A Dutch non-government organization is offering its pool of experts to small and medium entrepreneurs in Negros Occidental.

Albert Weterings, country coordinator in the Philippines of Programma Uitzending Managers (PUM) or Manager Deployment Programme, yesterday said that he will have to establish contact “with SME organizations and local institutions.”

Weterings said that applicant-organizations can get free expertise from the Netherlands to help them in their SMEs.

April 4, 2017

Negros Island Region (NIR) will get an additional 850 police officers this year as part of the Philippine National Police hiring 10,000 new officers nationwide.

The recruitment of new police personnel is part of the 2017 Police Officer 1 Recruitment Program of Police chief Ronaldo de la Rosa.

The Police Regional Office 18 said that of the 10,000 quota for regular recruitment, 8,700 have been allocated for Public Safety Forces, while 1,300 are earmarked for other PNP units.

April 4, 2017

The president of the Board of Trustees of St. John Institute (Huaming) denied that they have closed the Queen of Peace Church to its parishioners, Saturday.

Cesar Villanueva, president of the SJI-BOT in a press conference Sunday said that what they closed was the main gate to the school compound.

“We had to close the gates to the school compound after an unfortunate incident between our administrative and security staff and those who are running the church,” the BOT in statement posted at the school gate said.

April 4, 2017

A butcher was shot dead while urinating outside his house in Purok Humayan, Barangay Cartagena, Sipalay City around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, Sipalay City PNP chief identified the victim as Elvin Tolentino, 33, married, “Alias Bukay”. He sustained nine gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body; the fatal one on his head.

Vargas said the victim was about to go to the market as his daily routine in their business when two unidentified suspects peppered him with gunshots. His wife is reportedly abroad and they have two young children.

April 4, 2017

A man urinating was shot dead in Barangay Abo-abo, Murcia while having a drinking binge Saturday.

Senior Inspector Hector Balbon, Murcia PNP chief identified the victim as Jake Guansing, 25, resident of the place. He sustained gunshot wounds in the chest, armpit and arm.

He was rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Balbon said the victim has just arrived from the town proper of Murcia to visit a cousin. When he came back, his friends invited him to a drink.

April 4, 2017

A younger brother allegedly shot dead his brother and wounded another who is a PWD in Hacienda San Salvador, Barangay Andres Bonifacio, Cadiz City around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

In a police report, John Huyatid, 47, shot dead his elder brother Jesus Huyatid, 68, single, former seaman and resident of the place. John and his brother-in-law Jaime Ortiz, husband of Lourdes surrendered to Cadiz City Police.