Daily Archive

May 18, 2017

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., defended the plans of the provincial government to purchase a brand new six-seater aircraft which would be used for agricultural purposes.

Marañon explained, the purchase is not a luxury, but a necessity.

He pointed out that the use of the plane could not be only used for agricultural purposes, but could also serve for emergency airlift operations during disasters, and can also serve in a civil defense patrol role.

May 18, 2017

A man who created alarm and scandal by randomly aiming his firearm in Purok 3, Barangay 4, Himamaylan City was arrested and detained at police station and charged with violation of RA 10591.

Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez arrested Herman De La Cruz Encelencia, of legal age, resident of the place.

He was creating alarm and scandal around 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at the place prompting residents to call the police.

Upon seeing the authorities, he turned over one homemade .357 Smith and Wesson loaded with five live bullets.

May 18, 2017

A jail visitor who visited his detained cousin for murder was arrested while about to bring the prohibited shabu inside the jail worth about P345, 950. 000 around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Senior Jail Officer 1 Gerry Pajulas arrested Fernando Katada Flores, 30 years old, resident of Purok Santan, Barangay Taclobo, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

The prohibited shabu was intercepted from the suspect when he underwent regular frisking upon entering the male dormitory at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Dumaguete City District Jail in Bajumpandan.

May 18, 2017

Four persons were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in Binalbagan town, Kabankalan and La Carlota cities in Negros Occidental and Mabinay town in Negros Oriental.

In Binalbagan, Chief Inspector Anthony Grande, Binalbagan PNP chief identified the victim as Ian Yanson, 37 years old, resident of Barangay Amin, Isabela town, Negros Occidental.

He sustained head and body injuries when overran by a tricycle when it tried to overtake another tricycle at Hacienda San Agustin, Barangay Bagroy in Binalbagan town Tuesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017

Police authorities in Silay City are still conducting investigation on two persons from Isabela City, Basilan Province in Mindanao arrested with firearms if they are members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who were arrested around 5:00 a.m. Monday in Hacienda San Diego, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City.

The two were identified as Absner Tilaw Kudarat, 29, “Alias Abu Rafi Ben” with live-in partner and native of Isabela in Basilan; and Saldy Mindu-ong Abebolah, 25, “Alyas Starring” also of Isabela, Basilan and temporarily residing in Hacienda San Diego, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City.

May 18, 2017

The provincial government plans to purchase Buffaloes or more commonly known in the country as Carabaos from Australia, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said Tuesday.

During their official visit to Darwin, Australia last week, Marañon said they were able to taste buffalo meat during the visit.

Buffalo meat is highly nutritious as it has less cholesterol and fat based on medical studies, the Governor pointed out.

May 18, 2017

Negros Occidental needs to be united it is “so we will have a better chance, “ Rep. Alfredo Benitez said here.

“If the province is not united it is hard to seek national positions,” Benitez said.

Benitez said that “nothing is impossible if sit down and talk.”

May 18, 2017

Major General Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division said the Philippine Army (PA) in the Negros Island Region (NIR) is planning to tap assistance from Islamic leaders or “Ulamas” to help in counter-radicalization among Muslim youths in the Visayas.


Negros Occ. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and Sen. Cynthia Villar, together with Dr. Joyce Wendam, OIC Regional Executive Director of the Dept. of Agriculture – NIR and Sonia Salguero, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management, with the participants of the three-day Capacity Enhancement on the Operations of Composting Facilities for Biodegradable Wastes (CFBW), that will end today, Thursday, in Bacolod City.*(Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)

May 18, 2017

A total of P320,000 worth of cash incentives were given to Negros Occidental athletes who were medalists in the recent Palarong Pambansa 2017 held at San Jose, Province of Antique last April 23 to 30, 2017.


The Sepak Takraw Secondary Boys Team received P10,000 each as cash incentive for winning Gold in the Palarong Pambansa 2017 representing the NIR and the Province of Negros Occidental. With them are Provincial Sports Coordinator, Angel Verdeflor and Romeo Sison, Jr. of DepEd – Division of Negros Occidental.* (Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

May 18, 2017

JSY Transport came from behind to win against AACI Trading, 70-64 toclinch the Class A championship of the Fil-Sino-All Asian Countertrade 2nd conference basketball tournament at Po Hang gym of BTTHS.

With a 48-42 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter, AACI Trading unleashed a 7-0 run to start the 4th courtesy of Sukraj Sekhon and Marc Lo for a 55-42 lead with 7:00 minutes remaining.

But JSY responded with a 12-0 run of their own highlighted by back-to-back triples of Michael Ang to threaten to within one point, 55-54.

May 18, 2017

Fifty-four working individuals who attended the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) at La Consolacion College Bacolod (LCCB) graduated from Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program. The special ceremony was held on May 17, 2017 at LCCB Auditorium.


From left: Dr. Nenette Padilla, Ms. Rose Depra, Jojo Vito, Claire Algarme; (2nd row) Haniver Junsay, Denz Mudanza, Ruby Famador, Marvi Garbanzos, Shantyl Chan, Rose Lanario, Carla Cañete, Chigbe Tolentino, Sebastian Benedicto, and Samuel Baya

May 18, 2017

The Senior High School faculty of Handumanan National High School will be distributing 1,000 sets of school supplies to its indigent students. The school’s annual activity as part of the Brigada Eskwela is headed by its principal Dennis G. Develos, CESE. The school supplies are personal contributions of the faculty. Other faculty members also maintained their support to the Adopt-a-Learner Program of the school for a pledge of P2,000 annually which will be given by tranche each student beneficiary.


Senior High School faculty of Handumanan National High School to distribute 1,000 sets of school supplies to its indigent students. From left: George De La Cruz, Rhodeza Canoy, Richard Diagmel, Greta Ellen Adolfo, Liezel Mars Makilan, April Dioneo, Jeric Abraham, Eunice Demandante, May Yvez Antonio, Ma. Zita Vanessa Dequita, Jerry Tanmanda, Dr. Melinda Defacto-Baterna, and Edmarc Cubos.*