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May 24, 2017


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‘ANGAT PILIPINAS NOT POLITICAL.’ ANGAT Pilipinas founding president Marlon Marañon says his group is not political. The son of the late former Negros Occ. Governor Joseph Marañon says he welcomes any support to his NGO especially to its income-generating arm, from Negros’ business, civic and political leaders like Cong. Albee Benitez, his tito Gov. Freddie Marañon, and others. Marlon is being interviewed here by NDB & The Manila Times reporter Eugene Adiong and The Daily Guardian reported Dolly Yasa at the main office of Task Force Crusaders at Legaspi Tower 300 in Vito Cruz, Manila.* (Arman Toga photo)

May 24, 2017

"We apologize for the brief interruption to your regular program because of change power at our station."

This is what we often hear over the airwaves everytime a power interruption occurs, as radio stations switch sources of power from the grid to their standby generators and back to the grid when electric service resumes.

May 24, 2017

Barangays Singcang and Villamonte escaped rivals with a win in Game 1 of the Best-of-3 semis in the ongoing 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Basketball Cup at the STI-WNU gym.

Singcang survived Banago, 96-91, as Villamonte escaped Sum-ag, 96-95.

Adjie and Jamora powered Singcang’s opening quarter 27-23 run as Villarias connected 7 points for Banago. But, Villador and Diaz combined for 12 points of their team’s 23-point output alongside their solid defense to limit Singcang to 20 points for the latter’s 47-46 halftime edge.

May 24, 2017

The South Cotabato-hailed Koronadal City team captured two titles - Boys 11 and Boys 16 categories - in the just-concluded 4th Ceres Cup 2017 held in Talisay City.

Competing for the first time, the young Koronadal side rallied behind eventual MVP Lance Pusoc to beat Iloilo’s ACM Chieffy Caligdong FC in the Boys 11 with Football Kings United and San Carlos City finishing 2nd and 3rd runners-up, respectively.

May 24, 2017

Senator Risa Hontiveros will mark the 80 years of the Filipina’s right to vote with women’s rights advocates in Bacolod on May 25, 2017 at the New Government

Center, Bacolod City with a forum entitled “Women Defend Democracy”.

The forum, sponsored by Pilipina and DAWN Foundation, Inc. aims to remind women to articulate the call to push back authoritarianism and misogyny and reiterate the call for respect, protection and fulfillment of women’s human rights and gender equality.

May 24, 2017

A total of 70 students graduated under the Training for Work Scholarship Program of the Negros Occ. Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) during its 119th Culmination Ceremony held Tuesday.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated 3rd from left), NOLITC Vocational School Administrator, Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido and Katsutoshi Furukawa (seated 2nd and 4th from left) together with the graduates of Basic Nihongo Culture Course during their Culmination Ceremony, Tuesday.*(Richard Malihan/Capitol photo)

May 24, 2017

Board Member Pedro Zayco (5th district) is still the richest member of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental with a total net worth of P32.5 million, based on the latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth they submitted.

As of December 31, 2016, Zayco’s total asset P34,066,971 while his liabilities is at P1,477,231, or a net worth of P32,589,739.

His assets include real estate properties totalling P24,551,971 and vehicles worth P9,515,000.

In 2015, Zayco’s net worth is at P31.89 million.

May 24, 2017

“We are ready.”

Thus said Mario Amaca, principal of the Negros Occidental High School, the province’ premier secondary school, in terms of its preparations for the 2017-2018 school year set to open on June 5.

However, Amaca said that the two buildings with a total of 40 rooms for the senior high students of NOHS is still “70 percent” complete.

“I have asked the help of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., who called up the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to hasten the completion of the project,” he said.

May 24, 2017

Eight drug suspects, including a woman were arrested in a drug bust in Locsin Street, Parola in Barangay 6, San Carlos City.

Joint elements of Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit led by Police Chief Inspector Mark Anthony Darroca and San Carlos City PNP under Superintendent Arturo Fullero arrested John Elmo Morales Calinawagan, 32, single, of the place who is target of the operation.

May 24, 2017

A drunk person who attempted to rape a widow was instead struck with a wood by the latter resulting to his death in Sitio Laguna, Barangay Matuog, Tayasan town, Negros Oriental around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Police identified the victim as Jose Barrera Zuniega, 61, farmer and resident of the place. He died on the spot.

The suspect was Maricris Bolongaita Tanilon, 37, widow, also resident of the place.

May 24, 2017

A 61-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a motorcycle and pinned to a fence while standing at the roadside of the provincial road in Barangay Pandanon-Silos, Murcia, Negros Occ. at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Police Senior Inspector Ronald Santillan, Murcia PNP chief identified the victim as Belinda Hernando Sencil, 61, widow, resident of Purok Tanke, Barangay Pandanon-Silos, Murcia.

She sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to Murcia Rural Health Unit and later transferred to Bacolod Adventist Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival.

May 24, 2017

Lt. Col. Sisenando Magbalot was installed as new commanding officer of the Army’s 61st Infantry “Hunter” Battalion stationed in Calinog, Iloilo, succeeding his predecessor Col. Leonardo Peña, who led the Battalion since October 2015. The turn over ceremony over the weekend was presided over by MajGen. Jon Aying, Commander of 3ID, attended by the local government officials of Municipalities of Tapaz, Capiz; Calinog, Lambunao and Bingawan, all in Iloilo. its PNP officials, civil society organizations, religious leaders, other stakeholders of

May 24, 2017

At least 3,000 patients were allegedly victimized by a health fraud being investigated by a joint team of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

A LOOK AT CATARACT MESS. DOH-PhilHealth investigators lead by Atty. Dennis Guevarra meeting Task Force Crusaders commander John Chiong Monday at Grand Regal Hotel in Bacolod, on investigations into anomalies involving some eye doctors, PhilHealth people, Cataract Foundation, etc.* (Arman Toga photo)

May 24, 2017

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) said its residential rate for May 2017 billing is P10.5062/kwh, a decrease of P0.3494/kWh from last month’s P10.8556/kWh.

“The reduction in CENECO’s effective rate can be attributed to the decrease in the Generation Charge of P0.2128 resulting from a drop in fuel charges of CENECO power suppliers. The Transmission and System Loss charges also decreased by P0.0163 and P0.0475, respectively,” Ceneco said in a pres statement.

May 24, 2017

The father of former Beria Drug Group bagman and whitleblower Ricky Serenio was gunned down by riding-in-tandem suspects at their residence in Sampaguita 1, Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, Monday night.

Wilfredo Serenio, Ricky’s father, died later at a hospital.

SUGBA-SUGBA BEAUTIES. Barangay 32 Sugba-Sugba Festival Queen 2017 Sienna Jean Sepida (3rd from left) is crowned by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Brgy. Captain Ernesto Yap Jr. (2nd from left), and former Miss Tay Tung Global Kaye Marie Yap (3rd from left) during their fiesta on May 20. Sepida’s court includes 1st runner-up Ma. Shalain Florence Adle (leftmost) and 2nd runner-up Jacqueline Almogen (rightmost).*