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May 15, 2017

On top of the long list of rated chess players, International Masters Joel Pimentel and Ricky de Guzman alongside National Master Rodolfo Toledo will see action in the upcoming 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Inter-Barangay Chess Team Championship 2nd Leg at the Bacolod City Government Center on May 20-21.

IM Pimentel (2329) was in Bacolod last year when he competed for the Negros Open tournament against top bill GM Rogelio Antonio, GM Darwin Laylo, and eventual champion IM Ronald Dableo.

May 15, 2017

Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts denied University of St. La Salle-Integrated School (USLS-IS) Baby Stingers a possible 3-point, 56-53, to secure the 12 and Under division title in the 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Basketball League at the STI-WNU gym yesterday.


The champion BTTHS Thunderbolts with Congressman Greg Gasataya (right) and STI-WNU’s Dante Albao (left).* (Photo by JGToga)

May 15, 2017

Last January 17, the presidents of planters federations and leaders of agrarian reform beneficiaries and sugar industry workers held a joint press conference to condemn the importation and use of HFCS by beverage makers.

Present were Unifed president Manolet Lamata, NFSP president Nene Rojas, Confed president Kikong dela Rama, Kilusang Pagbabago - NIR spokesman Archie Baribar, former National Federation of Sugar Workers chairman Ranie Lava and National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines sec-gen Nani Braza.

May 15, 2017

This monster called HFCS is manipulated and controlled by multinational mega corporations. This monster cannot be smitten for its wrong doing, it has been created to perform but one function, to seek profit regardless of the consequences-even the death of the sugar industry and the workers are suffering from massive hunger and poverty. In the fulfillment of that objective, this monster is mindless as any machine, no ethical standards restrict this HFCS monster, its only moral imperative is the accumulation of money for the multinational corporation under the principle of corporate greed-"profit is virtue and money is god". They don't care about the workers in the sugar industry. For these softdrink and beverage companies, labor is merely the cost of production.

May 15, 2017

Hinoba-an Mayor Ernesto Estrao assured residents that will be dislocated due to the planned ship- building facility in one of its coastal barangays that the municipal government is looking for a relocation site.

This developed amid the continuing opposition from environmental groups against the proposed project.

Estrao pointed out that under existing laws they are not allowed to demolish any house in the area if there is no relocation site available.

May 15, 2017

A complaint for outright smuggling of P70.1 million in High Fructose Corn Syrup was filed against top Coca-Cola FEMSA officials before the Bureau of Customs by the Sugar Anti-Smuggling Organization(SASO), documents obtained by local media here showed.

May 15, 2017

The Parole and Probation Administration Regional Office will be hosting the 3rd Visayas- Mindanao games at Mambukal Resort, Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia on May 17-19, a press release from the office said.

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About 300 personnel from regions 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 and 13 are expected to attend the sports festival.

The activity is in support to the Gender and Development Program where PPA employees compete in various sports, games and contests such as modified basketball, modified volleyball, tug-of-war, shoot fest and amazing race.

May 15, 2017

Negros Occ. Third District Rep. Alfredo B. Benitez and Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares will grace the launching of the Brigada 2017 Eskwela at Inocencio V. Ferrer Memorial School of Fisheries, Talisay City, today, May 15.

Administrative Officer Romeo Sanchez said the school will host the kick-off ceremony in the northern area of the province to be participated in by all the Northern Negros Occidental area school representatives and stakeholders.

May 15, 2017

Negros has a huge tourism potential, Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre said yesterday.

Alegre made the remarks during the Tourism Summit held at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol.

“It is 99.9 percent” he said.

Alegre together with Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo were guests in the Tourism Summit initiated by the provincial government and attended by tourism officers as well as mayors from the different local government units.

May 15, 2017

A sugar cane worker from Barangay San Pablo in Manapla town was hacked dead by fellow cane worker inside their barracks in Hacienda Pilar at Barangay Alicante in EB Magalona town Thursday.

Police Senior Inspector Bonifacio Aral, EB Magalona PNP chief identified the victim as Michael Marcella, 35, single and of Barangay San Pablo in Manapla town.

He sustained multiple hack wounds on his head and other parts of the body and died on the spot.

Aral identified the suspect as Rizan Espadon, 34, also a resident of Barangy San Pablo in Manapla town.

May 15, 2017

The No. 6 top most wanted in Cauayan town was collared by police operatives in his residence at Sitio Galawgaw in Barangay Caliling in the town Wednesday.

Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito, Cauayan PNP chief identified the suspect as Rosauro Gagnao, 69, married and resident of the place.

He was arrested for the crime of robbery.

Judge Rosario Ester orda-Caise of the Regional Trial Court, Branch-61 in Kabankalan City issued his arrest warrant dated March 27, 2017.

The court reccomends P40, 000 for his temporary liberty.

May 15, 2017

The robbers who victimized a piggery were arrested one after the other minutes they entered MRE Piggery Farm in Purok Kasantolan in Barangay Mailum, Bago City 11:00 in the evening Thursday.

Police Chief Inspector Joeffer Cabural, OIC Police chief of Bago City PNP identified the suspects as Dennis Alicaya Torres, 31, single of Barangay Villmonte in Bacolod City; Carlo Briones, 20, single of Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City; Jeffrey Makilan Ascora, 25 of Sto. Niño, Barangay Villamonte and their cohort identified as Mark Cordoca.

May 15, 2017

A retired seaman who turned a laborer was charged with frustrated homicide in court after he hacked and wounded a teacher and her daughter and mother in Sitio Malinao in Barangay Dancalan in Ilog town, Negros Occidental.

Chief Inspector Nerito Lobrido, Ilog PNP chief identified the suspect as Fernando Española Fille, 55, married of Sitio Mohon in Barangay 1 at Kabankalan City.

Fille was arrested after he committed the crime around 7:20 in the evening Wednesday.

May 15, 2017

A public utility vehicle driver was killed by another driver in a simple altercation at Bangga Rizal in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City around 12:17 noon, Saturday.

Police chief Inspector Charles Gever, Police Station 7 head identified the suspect as Jonathan Duo, 46, married of Purok Busay, Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City.

He sustained stab wounds on his left chest and stomach and was rushed to the nearest hospital but was declared dead-on-arrival.

May 15, 2017

Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, acting director of the Bacolod City Police Office has named the top five big-time drug pushers and three barangays in the city which are drop off points of illegal drugs in the city.

Wanky said named the five big time drug pushers as Nolito Cuadra, Dindo Barcillo, Ramy Poja, Beria Tolentino and Mohamad Camaria.

The three barangays are the coastal areas of Brgys.Banago, 1 and 2, he said adding that these areas are where bulk volume of illegal drugs are dropped off and distributed to the black market.

May 15, 2017

About P400,000 worth of suspected shabu were confiscated from three drug suspects when they were arrested in a drug bust at Barangay 1, Kabankalan City around 2:30 p.m., Friday.

Superintendent Rhea Santos,Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the suspects as Ramyr Obidos, 44 of Lorenzo Tan street in Barangay 1, Kabanklaan City; Luville Ramos, 31 of Roxas Street, Barangay 1 also of the city and Valerie Abadiano, 25 also of the said place.

Several sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 40 grams were confiscated from them and other drug paraphernalia.

May 15, 2017

An American sexagenarian was arrested by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at his home in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City Friday, for allegedly uploading sex videos of him and his multiple partners on the Internet.

Renoir Baldovino, NBI-Bacolod agent-in-charge identified the suspect as Lee David Colglazier, 62, who had been travelling to the Philippines back and forth with a tourist visa.