Daily Archive

April 21, 2017

Negros Occidental's "Panaad Festival", dubbed as the "Mother of All Festivals" in the province, opens tomorrow. The police have beefed up security measures in preparation for the daily onslaught of thousands of people who are expected to take part in this world-famous event.

April 21, 2017

Twenty towns and cities confirmed their participation in the Best of Festival Dances Competition, which will be held tomorrow, April 22, 2017, right after the opening program at 4 p.m. at the Panaad Park and Stadium, Bacolod City.


Municipality of La Castellana’s Bailes de Luces Festival, one of the entries for this year’s Best of Festival Dances Competition.*(Richard Malihan/ Capitol photo)

April 21, 2017

Moises Padilla town will boycott this year’s edition of the Panaad Festival in Bacolod City set to kick-off tomorrow, April 22.

Ma. Lina Sanogal, Festival Director yesterday said that the municipal government has not yet informed the provincial government the reason why they won’t join the celebration.

“We did not receive any letter from them but the town’s representatives informed us that they will not open their pavillion nor participate in any competition.

April 21, 2017

More than 200 job order (JO) workers of the municipal government of Isabela were terminated effective today, April 21, 2017.

In an executive order issued yesterday, Mayor Joselito Malabor directed all department heads to terminate their services.

Malabor assumed the post after Mayor Enrique Montilla III died of cardiac arrest Thursday.

He took his oath Monday with Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon together with number one councilor Henry Foscablo who assumed as vice mayor.

The terminated JOs were appointees of Montilla.

April 21, 2017

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia lauded the school principals for their important role in shaping the future of this country.

The Mayor yesterday welcomed the 1,547 public school principals at the opening of 3-day 35th DepEd Principals’ Training and Development Program and National Board Conference held at the SMX Convention Center, Bacolod.


Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia delivers his inspirational message before the 1,547 elementary school principals during the opening ceremonies of their three-day national convention at the SMX Convention Center Bacolod, April 19.*

April 21, 2017

The commander of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Bacolod will soon conduct a mandatory registration of all boats operating in Negros Occidental, Lieutenant Jimmy Oliver Vingno said.

Vingo said that the registration is in response to the recent Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol in which the terror groups operated three motor boats to transport themselves to the island province from Mindanao.

He said the registration will be conducted in all PCG stations in Negros Occidental, although no date has been released yet.

April 21, 2017

A fisherman is in a critical condition at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital after seven gunshot wounds hit his body at dawn yesterday, April 20, in Purok Kagaykay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City.

Police Chief Inspector Benedicto Villarias, Police Station 2 chief identified the victim as Ricky Boy Pacilan, of legal age, resident of the place.

Police said the victim went outside his house around 1:00 a.m. to go fishing but went back to sleep for a while as his wife Alpha Jean Villanueva went upstairs.

April 21, 2017

A son of the alleged druglord in Hinigaran was arrested in a drug bust in the town Wednesday.

The Regional Special Operation Task Group-Regional 18 under Superintendent Roberto Lingbawan arrested Jelo Ramos, 30, “Alias Doydoy” of Hinigaran town

Lingbawan said that Ramos is a high value target considered as Number 3.

Confiscated from him were ten (10) elongated sachets of suspected shabu, P500 marked money and other drug paraphernalia.

April 21, 2017

part of its objective to teach aspiring bowlers, the Sugarbowl Tenpin Association Inc. (STAI) is ready to host the 2017 Summer Tenpin Bowling Clinic at Lopue’s East Bowling Center, Villamonte in Bacolod City on April 24, 26, and 30.


Fish eye view of the 20-alley facility of East Bowling Center at Lopue’s East Centre in Bacolod City.* (Photo by OJ Lopue)

April 21, 2017

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental with offices based at the Capitol Building and Provincial Administration Center along Gatuslao Street in Bacolod City will be closed on April 27, 2017 and all government transactions will be conducted at the Panaad Bamboo Village located at the Panaad Park, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.


The barangay captains of Brgys. Bagtic, Balaring, Eustaquio Lopez, Guinhalaran, Mambulac, Patag, I, II, III and IV, all of Silay City meet with Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated center) at the Capitol, yesterday, and talked on their project plans for their respective barangay. They are Rolando Gutana, Remy Roldan, Debbie Jinon, Jose Lopez, Jr., Jojo Sumiller, Milagros Catalan, Corazon Soluta, Noel Lacson, Efren Dequilla, and Joel Peornato.*(Richard Malihan/ Capitol photo)

April 21, 2017

The 2017 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet will starts on April 23 and ends April 28 in Iba, Zambales. There are eighteen regions to participate in different sports disciplines.

In baseball, there are six teams participating; while six in basketball for men, nine for women, five for boys, and one for girls.

In beach volleyball: 11 for men, 10 for women, 5 boys, and 4 girls.

April 21, 2017

Huminova Tigers swept the first round with a victory over JSY Transport, 71-64; while Silver Dragon Transport dominated AACI Transport, 85-69, on Monday in Class A division of the 2017 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-color basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of BTTHS.

RB Chua delivers 12 points and Bambam Guevarra added 6 to jumpstart the Huminova Tigers offense in the 1st quarter for a 22-17 advantage. Julius Teruel dropped 8 points for JSY Transport.

Alvin Dionela and Buddy Eufre combined extended the lead at the break 45-25 for a combined 17 points.