Daily Archive

April 17, 2017

Businessman Jesus Clavecillas denied allegations that he is involved in illegal gambling operations.

Clavecillas told Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) he does not know why his name is included in a supposed list of persons allegedly involved or protecting illegal gambling.

“I am only involved in Small Town Lottery (STL) in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. STL is under the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and is legal,” he said, adding that just like any other PCSO gaming operations, many Filipinos benefit from STL proceeds.

April 17, 2017

There is no Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Negros, although the military is gathering more information on the reported sightings of an armed group in Cauayan, Negros Occidental on the night of Good Friday, earlier suspected to either ASG or New People’s Army (NPA).

First Lieutenant John Tumamao, Bravo Company commander of the 79th Army Infantry Battalion, said some residents claimed to have seen armed men passing by a river in Sitio Capaclan, while others, while others were not sure whether the men they saw were carrying firearms or just backpacks.

April 17, 2017

Mike Baylon, provincial president of the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) for Negros Occidental, expressed local FFF chapters’ appreciation on the moves taken by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to procure palay from local farmers.

FFF national president Leonardo Q. Montemayor last week urged the National Food Authority Council to extend the deadline for the arrival of rice imports under the Maximum Access Volume (MAV) mechanism, considering that the farmers are now harvesting their crops.

MIKE BAYLON, farmer-leader for Negros Occ. Chapter, and Nadia Gerelle, FFF town chapter pose at their rice farm in Murcia, Negros Occidental.*

April 17, 2017

Undersecretary Jesus B. Jinlo of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged the government officials of Bacolod City to come up with a program for the abandoned or the street children.

BACOLOD CITY Mayor Evelio Leonardia,left and DILG Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo Jr., right, with the members of the City Peace and Order Council coming from various government agencies.*

April 17, 2017

The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office reported on the collection gained and apprehensions from the implementation of the city ordinances on anti-jaywalking and no helmet during the special meeting of the City Peace and Order Council.

BTAO chief Col. Luisito Acebuche reported before Bacolod City Mayor and CPOC chair Evelio Leonardia, Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary for Public Safety and Bacoleño lawyer Jesus V. Hinlo as well as members of the CPOC on the gains of the two city ordinances – the no helmet and anti-jaywalking since its implementation on March 28 and April 3 respectively.

According to the report, BTAO has collected a total of P273,500 in violation of the City Ordinance 535 or the No Helmet, No Travel policy.

DILG, BACOLOD GOV’T ON PEACE & ORDER. Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jesus V. Hinlo (center) graces the special meeting of the Bacolod City Peace and Order Council chaired by City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (left) with Bacolod City Administrator John Orola (right) at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod City Government Center.*(EAD-PIA6 photo)

April 17, 2017

Handumanan National High School represented by its business club, called Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs, was awarded third placer for Best Project dub “My School, My Cause” Program and Best in Exhibit besting nine other schools from colleges and universities in Negros Occidental. HNHS is the only public high school to receive the award, a first of its kind in recognition of an activity or a project -organized by student, youth or community youth-led organizations in Negros Island Region which has made a great impact in the

April 17, 2017

The ongoing boycott of Coke products definitely sends a strong message to the company, Sugar Regulatory Administrator (SRA) Anna Rosario Paner said.

“I don’t have personal information or first hand information about he extent of the impact but there is some impact I just cannot quantify”, Paner said.

She pointed out that “more than the sales is the relationship with the consumers and others in the industry.”

Paner also confirmed that the case filed by the beverage company against SRA is still pending in court.

April 17, 2017

A man who was attending a wake and watching card games was shot dead by two unidentified suspects in Barangay Cudangdang in E.B. Magalona town on the evening of Maundy Thursday

Police Senior Inspector Bonifacio Aral, Jr., EB Magalona PNP chief, identified the victim as Alex Alingco, 47 years old of Hacienda Cudangdang 4, Brgy. Cudangdang.

He sustained gunshot wounds in the head and other parts of his body. He died on-the-spot.

April 17, 2017

A native of Isabela town rushing home on Maundy Thursday afternoon was killed when his motorcycle collided with a cargo truck running on the opposite direction at the national highway in Barangay Palaka in Valladolid town.

Senior Inspector Junjie Liba, Valladolid PNP chief identified the victim as Christopher Yungco, 28 years old and a resident of Isabela.

Liba said Yungco overtook another vehicle at Purok Pawod in Barangay Palaka past 1:00 in the afternoon on Maundy Thursday when he failed to avoid the cargo truck running on the opposite side of the road.