Daily Archive

June 8, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief
By Ruperto (Pert) G. Toga

It was a happy and memorable occasion when a close-knit 24-member Toga family arrived during the a much-awaited weekend excursion in this most popular and most frequently-visited summer resort in Negros Occ. despite the moderate rains that greeted the family members on their arrival here.

The visiting families at the resort were on a celebration mood as they observed the 39th wedding anniversary of NDB's Pert & Cecille Toga, and the 53rd birthday of the eldest son, Arman P. Toga and youngest son Joey Arnold G. Toga 33, all together on June 5.

Members of the Toga clan pose in front of the well-furnished resort cottage they occupied during the two-day weekend stay at Mambukal. Headed by NDB’s Pert Toga, the bakasyonistas consist of couple Sam Gane and Darcy Toga with daughters Skylla and Saaby, Ellen Grace T. Jamora, Malou T. Esmeres with children Ma. Lourdes and Benjie, Luis Garrucho and Ana Marie with children J and Jann, Ms. Liezel Vargas and Happy, Charles and Gabriel Toga.*

June 8, 2017

Sixty-five slightly and moderately affected drug surrenderers successfully graduated from Bacolod City Government’s Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) at MassKara Hall, New Government Center last May 30, 2017. The graduation ceremony was attended by city officials, reformists with their families, City Anti-Drug Abuse Council members, PNP Station Commanders, Punong Barangays, religious leaders, social workers and health workers.

The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council members distributes certificate of completion, medicine and food packs to reformists.*

June 8, 2017

The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) is inviting Negrenses to participate in this year’s Provincial Environment Week.

PEMO has scheduled a number of activities this month as it leads the World Environment Month and Provincial Environment Week Celebrations, as well as its 25th founding anniversary.

June 8, 2017

Carinderias, canteens and individuals selling foods inside or near public and private schools will be inspected for cleanliness and sanitation.

The resolution of Councilor Ricardo Tan was supported by his fellows requesting the City Health Office and the Business Permits and Licensing Office thru the Office of the City Mayor, to conduct inspection of sanitary permits and practices of school canteens, carinderias and individual retailers operating inside and near schools, in order to insure safety and good health of all concerned.

June 8, 2017

Four suspects were arrested by Police Station 4 in a drug bust in Purok 42 Bayanihan, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

June 8, 2017

A female barangay official in Bacolod City was slapped with a complaint by the wife of the married man she allegedly had an affair with.

In documents obtained by the media, the complaint affidavit from the man’s wife was received by the Sangguniang Panlungsod on May 28.

The wife claimed that her husband had a relationship with a kagawad of a different barangay.”

June 8, 2017

A woman who lives in Mt. Carmel Subdivision, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City was victimized by unidentified suspects. She discovered the burglary around 2:00 p.m. Monday.

Ms. Leah Metro Novero, 35, single, of the place reported to Police Station 7 that a white SUV with no plate number stopped in front of their house with five unidentified male suspects and one woman.

She revealed that one of the suspects climbed the main gate and destroyed the padlock inside the compound and destroyed the grills of the sliding door to gain entry.

June 8, 2017

Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran seems to question the veracity of cars with bomb reported by an SPO4 instead of a police with higher rank. “Is an SPO4 authorized to issue such kind of alert notice?” VM Familiaran asked.

Actually, a certain SPO4 Allan Restañas of Dapitan Police 4 of Maritime Group in Zamboanga del Norte, recently issued an alert notice that seven cars with bombs have reportedly left Mindanao bound for Manila.

June 8, 2017

The Bacolod City Prosecutors Office ordered journalist and broadcaster Ramon Tulfo and 22 other editors and executives of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) to answer in 10 days the libel complaint filed by the district minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo in Negros Occidental.

In an order dated June 6 obtained by the Negros Daily Bulletin, Assistant City Prosecutor May Christine Cuevas ordered Tulfo and the other respondents to submit their counter-affidavits and other documents and furnish a copy to the complainant.

June 8, 2017

The current security situation in Negros Island Region (NIR) is manageable, the Philippine Army said, as it denied reports of an alleged alignment between a group of New People’s Army and the Maute terror group.

Capt. Eduardo Precioso, 303rd Infantry Brigade Civil Military Operations officer, said the military is coordinating with local governments and civil society groups “to further enhance the preemptive measures against terrorism and lawless activities in the region.”

June 8, 2017

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is set to call for a security summit amid fears that the ongoing violence between government forces and the terrorist Maute group in Marawi City will have a ‘spillover’ in Negros.

Provincial planning officer Ma. Lina Sanogal yesterday said that they will still have to confirm the schedule of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. but “it will probably be on the second or third week of July.”