Daily Archive

May 22, 2017

Another first in the area of service delivery for the benefit of indigent families of the Third District of Negros Occidental will soon be launched.

Cong. Albee leading the discussion during the meeting as Murcia Vice-Mayor Gerry Roxas raises a concern.*

May 22, 2017

Bacolod City is again given a national award, this time from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The citation was received by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran during the NCCA’s 30th anniversary celebration held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila.

The citation handed by Deputy Executive director Marichu Granada-Tellano, states that Bacolod City is its partner local government unit cited for having implemented successful programs that promote culture and the arts, which is in support to the thrusts of NCCA.

May 22, 2017

Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, Chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government and the author of the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Bacolod City lauded the President for issuing the executive order banning smoking in all public places.

Executive Order No. 26, series of 2017 or the Smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places bans smoking in public and enclosed places except in designated smoking areas that are law compliant.

May 22, 2017

Principals and teachers caught violating the “no-collection” policy of the Department of Education (DepEd) will face charges of insubordination, Gilbert Sadsad, regional director DepEd in the Negros Island Region (NIR) said.

Sadsad made the warning after receiving reports that there are still schools in the region collecting fees from students during the ongoing enrollment period.

He confirmed that the two schools are in Negros Occ. - one in Murcia town and another in Bacolod City, that keep collecting fees.

May 22, 2017

Two persons were electrocuted when they touched live wires - one at the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) quadrangle at dawn Saturday in Bacolod, and another inside a poultry farm in Silay Friday night.

Bacolod Police Station 1 head, Sr. Insp. Leo Gestopa identified the victim as Juanito Peraleja lll, 19, of Barangay Locutan in Kabankalan City.

He sustained burns and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod but was declared dead-on-arrival.

May 22, 2017

Police authorities of Bindoy town PNP was alerted of a motorcycle thief to pass on their area. prompting them to put up a checkpoint Thursday morning at Barangay Poblacion.

The checkpoint resulted to the arrest of the suspect who had an unlicensed home-made firearm.

Police identified the suspect as Joemar Bindanillo Andaya, 23, single of Barangay Manduao in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

He was riding a carnapped motorcycle which was reported missing April 4, 2017 in Bindoy town.

May 22, 2017

A driver of one of the vehicles that collided with another vehicle was killed while the minor son of the owner5 of another vehicle was injured in a collision at Barangay Rizal highway in Silay City Saturday morning.

Silay PNP named the victim as Rogelio Octavio Dejar, 67, and resident of Hacienda Angelina in Murcia. He sustained fatal injuries on his body and was rushed to Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital but was declared dead-on-arrival.

May 22, 2017

A businesswoman lost jewelries and coins to unidentified robbers that barged into her house while they were asleep, in Larena Drive in Barangay Taclobo, Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental at dawn Thursday.

Police reports identified the victim as Saraya Olowa Tahir, 42, and resident of the place.

Tahir said she discovered that her jewelries were missing when she woke up at 3:30 in the morning.

The unidentified suspect or suspects destroyed the screen net at the window fronting the door and reached the door knob to gain entry.

May 22, 2017

A cockfighting bettor was stabbed dead by a person with whom he has a personal grudge, when they met in a cockfighting area in Upper Napit-an in Barangay Maninihon in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental Thursday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Jeram Arroyo Claveria, 29, married and resident of Purok 2 in Sta. Catalina town also in Negros Oriental.

The suspect was identified as Ian Marroya, legal age and resident of Lower Napit-an in Barangay Maninihon, Bayawan.

The victim sustained a stab wound on his back.

He was declared dead-on-arrival at a hospital.

May 22, 2017

Five persons were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Cadiz City, Himamaylan City, Cauayan and Kabankalan City.

In Cadiz, the 1st Maneuver Company of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-18 arrested Benjie Reboton Panes, 34 at Sitio Canipaan in Barangay Banquerohan, Thursday night.

Confiscated from him were two heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu, one cell phone and the P500 marked money.

In Himamaylan, two persons, including a woman were arrested in another drug bust operation Thursday afternoon at Purok 4 in Barangay Aguisan.

May 22, 2017

To show that it is sincere in its intention for a closure to the peace agreement with the Philippine government, the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) should conduct a ceremonial turnover of its firearms, its former commander said.

Abang Lingkod partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano said that he made the recommendation during the recent meeting of the peace panel where he used to be a consultant.

Paduano said the breakaway rebel group and state security officials did not object to his recommendation.

May 22, 2017

The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) expressed opposition to the proposed excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages claiming that it “will further bring the sugar industry down.”

Lawyer Emilo Yulo, spokesperson of SAP, said the proposal is a “double whammy as far as we are concerned. We have sent representations to both Houses of Congress to hear appeal.”

May 22, 2017

A joint investigation team of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Department of Health (DOH) is in Bacolod to conduct an investigation into complaints against the so-called Cataract Foundation; and many social and health workers of the government, as well as some eye doctors, said John Chiong of the Task Force Crusaders that brought the complaints to DOH & Philhealth.

BRIGADA. Congressman Joseph Stephen “Caraps” Paduano of Abang Lingkod Partylist officiates the ribbon cutting ceremony for Water System Project for the Gulayan Project of Paglaum Village Elementary School in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, as the school kicks off for Brigada Eskwela this year. The P2.5 million worth Water Tank Over Head Project is one of the many school-based projects of Cong. Paduano in public schools in Bacolod. In photo, Rep. Paduano is flanked by Officer In Charge Principal Ms. Melanie D. Llasos, Brigada Eskwela Coordinator, Barangay Kagawad Paul Catalan, teachers and parents of students of the school.*