Daily Archive

April 26, 2017

E. B. Magalona town Mayor Marvin Malacon yesterday bared the gains made by the municipal government 10 months after he assumed office.

Malacon said that he has improved the social welfare and health of the residents by releasing P30,000 a day for medicines, hospitalization, and burials.

The town receives an Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of around P6 million for this year.

April 26, 2017

E. B. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon yesterday said he is supporting the industry-wide call to ban Coca-Cola products even as the town already signed a sponsorship deal with the company.

“After our Ugyonan Festival, I will ask the Sanggunian Bayan to pass a resolution supporting the boycott of Coke products in the province,” Malacon said.

April 26, 2017

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and SM Supermalls have partnered once more for the annual Labor Day Job Fair, with the malls hosting the biggest simultaneous job fair in the country, on May 1, 2017 at the 3rd Level, North Wing of SM City Bacolod.

Eight companies will be joining the job fair at SM City Bacolod from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with local and overseas vacancies for various positions.

Jobseekers may explore the different employment opportunities posted for the day and be interviewed by potential employers.

April 26, 2017

Today is the deadline set by the Sugar Regulatory Administration for sugar industry stakeholders to submit their comments on the letter dated March 17, 2017 from the US-ASEAN Business Council addressed to Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol.

The letter urged Manny to reconsider SRA’s Sugar Order No. 3, regulating HFCS, on the grounds that Sugar Order No. 3 will disrupt the global supply chain, result to increased expenses (and thus reduced profits) for their businesses, inhibit foreign investments and will have implications on regional and global trade agreements.

April 26, 2017

The City of Bacolod and the Municipality of Manapla were hailed champions for this year’s Panaad Rondalla Competition, held at the Panaad Stadium, Monday.


The Bacolod City Rondalla Group placed first in the 2017 Panaad Rondalla Competition – Elementary Category.*(Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)

April 26, 2017

One of the most exciting, thrilling and fun-filled festivals in Negros Occidental and in Western Visayas, Negros Island Region and considered one of the tourist destinations in the Philippines, is the La Carlota City Pasalamat Cultural and Arts Festival. It opened with a big bang yesterday, April 25, with the theme “In Unity, La Carlota will Progress” and will commence on April 30, 2017, Sunday with a Grand Mardi Parade Dance and Float Competition.


LA CARLOTA PASALAMAT OPENING. La Carlota City Mayor Luis “Jacky” D. Jalandoni III, Dave Ferrer from the United States representing Roberto “Bob” Cuenca -President of Pasalamat Foundation Inc., Former Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer representing his wife Congresswoman Juliet Marie D. Ferrer of the 4th District of Negros Occ., Vice Mayor Dr. Rex Jalando-on, Provincial Board Members Jose Marie Alonso, Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso, 4th District Board Member Annabelle Q. Bermudo, 5th District Board Member Renato Malabor Jr., SPM’s Karen L. Aguirre, David T. Baga Jr., Amalia D. Aguirre, Jaime Manuel H. Mariño, Arnaldo S. Miravalles, Jose Luis A. Jalandoni, Zaldy C. Pernito, Richard Sebastian S.Benedicto,Julian M. Chiang, Jacob E. Liansing, and ABC President Elmar O. Aries, spearhead the ceremonial cutting of ribbon during the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the 38th La Carlota City Pasalamat Cultural and Arts Festival 2017 yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo)

April 26, 2017

Twenty-three dance groups representing their respective towns and cities will compete in this year’s Philippine Folk Dances Competition, one of the crowd drawers of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival, scheduled today, Wednesday (April 26) 6 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium.

The competition has two categories - Rural and Maria Clara.

April 26, 2017

The10 Million Trees in 10 Years for a Greener Negros Movement (10M in 10) found a creative and more fun way of getting the Negrenses to celebrate Earth Day today.

The movement asked everyone to initiate their own tree planting activities across the region and post them in their social media accounts to inspire others to care for our forests and planet.

April 26, 2017

Silay South Elementary School Drum and Lyre Corps representing the City of Silay, is this year’s champion for the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2017 Drum and Lyre Competition and received P50,000 cash prize at the Panaad Stadium, yesterday.

April 26, 2017

A woman and a man were killed in separate road crashes in Bacolod and Bago cities.

The victim in Bacolod was identified as Mary Lovely Managguil, 33, of Hacienda Mana-ol, Talisay City.

She was riding on a motorcycle with other groups at Villa Villeta Subdivision in Barangay Estefania while being chased by Police Station 4 operatives at dawn Sunday, when her motorbike skidded and she fell into the concrete. She sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to the nearest hospital but died later.

April 26, 2017

Huminova Tigers streaked to its 5th straight victory against Silver Dragon Transport, 82-71 and AACI Trading kept AACI Transport winless with a blowout victory, 91-58 last Wednesday in Class A action of the 2017 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Color tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Silver Dragon held, 24-21 leads in the opening quarter as Brian Coo had 12 points and Jeremy Coo with 5 points.

Francis Glenn Tan had 10 points for the Huminova Tigers.