Daily Archive

May 25, 2017

Mansilingan teams “J-Pan-J” B and “Dread” A made a 1-2 finish to dominate the recently-concluded 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Inter-Barangay Chess Team Championship 2nd Leg at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby area.


Mansilingan contingent headed by chess coach Nestor Cena pose with Congressman Greg Gasataya during the awarding ceremony on Sunday.* (MANCHESS photo)

May 25, 2017

The City Government of Bago earned the accolade of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Negros Island Region (NIR) as the top 5 best locally-funded project implementor in the region for the first quarter of 2017.


CLGOO Rex Abello presents to Mayor Nicholas Yulo (right) the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance for Bago City.*

May 25, 2017

This is high time to regulate the vendors at Libertad Market to generate income for the city. Thus said Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, after 13 rugby children hanging out at the annex building of Libertad market were arrested last night by the police in buy bust operation. These children have been using the vacant second floor of the annex building of Libertad market as their hang out, because the occupants are not using it, instead display their goods at the sidewalk, causing traffic congestion in the area.

May 25, 2017

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved on final reading Wednesday, the ordinance authored by Councilor Em L. Ang, setting the fourth Sunday of October as the permanent schedule of the Masskara Festival highlights.

May 25, 2017

Muslims in Bacolod City are supporting the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

According to Emam Omar Betita of the Muslim Brotherhood here, it is better that President declared martial law in Mindanao due to the present situation in Marawi City.

In a radio interview Emam Betita said, “We are in favor of martial law so that we will know who is behind the trouble in Marawi.”

May 25, 2017

A resident of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental was arrested by Bacolod City Police Office Drug Enforcement Unit led by Police Senior inspector Adrian James Albaytar at corner Hernaez-Lacson Streets in Barangay 39, Bacolod City around 2:30 a.m. yesterday, May 24, 2017.

Albaytar identified the suspect as John Yulo Del Olmo, 37, single, of Purok Darigold, Barangay San Vicente, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.

May 25, 2017

As part of the 16th year Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Negros Island Region (DENR NIR) will conduct its first synchronized BMS or the first Hornbill Count in the three protected areas in Negros Island Region (NIR).


Rufous Headed Hornbill or Walden’s hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni) locally known as Talarak, Dulungan or Kalaw rediscover in Northern Negros Natural Park by the team of ornithologist and researchers from Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.*

May 25, 2017

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., advised La Castellana Mayor Rhumayla Nicor-Mangilimutan to request the Philippine National Police to change her town’s police chief if she feels that “it did not go through the process.”

Mangilimutan on Monday lamented that the change of the town’s chief of police “did not follow the process.”

Senior Insp. Joshua Villasis assumed as acting police chief of La Castellana town after Chief Inspector Gary Allan Resuma was relieved on orders of former PRO-18 regional director, Chief Supt. Renato Gumban last May 19.

May 25, 2017

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday expressed support of the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte of Martial Law in Mindanao.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in all of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities effective 10 p.m. Tuesday (in the Philippines) following clashes between government forces and the terrorist Maute Group in downtown Marawi City that left two soldiers and a police officer dead, and 12 others injured.

May 25, 2017

A student of maritime college here in Bacolod City perished in a fire that engulfed their house in Block 1, Eufemia Subdivision, Barangay Taculing around 4:15 a.m. yesterday, May 24, 2017.

Police Station 6 head, Chief Inspector Jovil Sedel identified the victim as Jason Hontiveros, 18, resident of the place. He was a maritime student of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation located in Barangay Alijis here.

He died of suffocation. He tried to go out of his room near their kitchen when fire broke out but he turned back after volume of smoke met him.

May 25, 2017

Sixty-five barangays in the Negros Island Region (NIR) are now being validated for possible issuance of certificate for being drug-free.

PDEA NIR Director, Atty. Roselyn Borja, said the figures come from 154 barangays that are being subjected for drug clearing; 100 are from Negros Occ. while 54 from Negros Oriental.

Borja explained the NIR has a total of 1,219 barangays, of which 1,107 are affected while 112 are unaffected.

Based on the new parameters, NIR has 90.81% drug affectation. If the pending 154 are cleared it will be reduced to 78%, she said.