Daily Archive

December 12, 2017


BACOLAODIAT FESTIVAL 2018 chair, Jennifer Gochangco-Ong (center), with Rudy Reveche (left) and Bobby Cordova (right) during the Lantern Street Dance Competition screening at Yong Tho Taoist Temple Saturday, as part of the early preparation for the 13th Bacolaodiat Festival set February 15-18, 2018.*(Bacolaodiat photo)

December 12, 2017

After finishing on top in the bracket qualifying round, Class of 1997 rolled on to lead bracket “A” by at least 45 pin falls on day six in the ongoing 2017-2018 NOHSAAI Bowling Festival for Unity hosted by NOHS Class ’93 at Negros Super Lanes.

The Dannie Uguil-managed C’97 maintained a consistent high scoring output with a three-game score of 522-511-508 to tally the highest triple of the night (1,541).

Pacing the young bowling team were C’66 (1,496), C’94 (1,493), C’96 (1,478), and C’85 (1,465).

December 12, 2017

Congressman Greg Gasataya opens his Christmas Basketball Tournament at STI-WNU Gymnasium yesterday.


Greg Gasataya Christmall tourney opener is between the LCC-Davies and ESJ and Sons Destroyer.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)

December 12, 2017

Going in to the finals of the Philippines Football League Ceres Negros FC secured the win via Bienvenido Marañon and Iain Ramsays goals, which sealed the championship slot for the busmen on December 16.


Bienvenido Marañon scored the first goal for Ceres Negros FC in their recent match versus Kaya FC Makati.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)

December 12, 2017

Information Officers from Negros Occ. garnered several awards during the recent Information Officers Year-end Conference in Iloilo City.


BEST PERFORMING PIO. SSS Information Officer Lawyer Janice Diaz, 3rd from left, shows her trophy and certificate for being one of the best performing PIO in Region 6. From left, PIA6 Regional Director Atty. Janet Mesa, SSS OIC VP Visayas West 1 Dr. Leilani Penebian , and PIA Director General Harold Clavite.* (Llj-PIA6)

December 12, 2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Bacolod City reiterated that the basic premise for passport processing is through online appointment.


CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION. (L-R) Negros Occidental Information Center Manager Lorenzo Lambatin, Jr. and NAGIOL President Olive Seruelo give a Certificate of Appreciation to keynote speaker Carolina Constantino, DFA-Bacolod OIC. *(LML-pia6)

December 12, 2017

The Negros Farm Workers & Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Producer Federation (NEFARB) commends 3rd District Rep. Albee Benitez for filing House Resolution No. 2017, acting promptly on the call to investigate the continuous drop of prices of sugar.

December 12, 2017

The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved the ordinance of the Municipality of Hinoba-an reclassifying a portion of Brgy. Bacuyangan from agricultural to industrial land.

Municipal Ordinance 2017-03 increases the industrial area in the barangay from 348,864 square meters to 2,828,546 square meters.

Board Member Alain Gatuslao said the reclassification of the land aims to create an industrial zone in the area.

The planned industrial estate will openup the land to a proposed Japanese ship recycling facility.

December 12, 2017

The Chorale group of VMA Global College bagged the championship title during the weekend’s Amaia Carols of Christmas Singing Chorale Competition held at the Amaiya Steps Central condominiums in Bacolod City.


VMA CHORALE CHAMPS Amaia Carols of Christmas Singing Chorale competition.* (VMA photo)

December 12, 2017

Congresswoman Juliet Marie D. Ferrer of the 4th District of Negros Occ. and Congressman Leo Rafael M. Cueva of the Second District filed House Resolution No. 1497 in Congress, urging the Special Committee on Visayas development, to conduct an investigation in aid of legislation, on the spiraling prices of sugar.


SUGARY ISSUES. At Saturday’s press conference, Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri (3rd from left) says high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is just a by-product of China and is bad for health, and its dumping or entry in the Philippines must be prevented or else the sugar industry will die. From left, Unifed pres. Manuel Lamata, NFSP pres. Nene Rojas, Sen. Zubiri, and SRA board member representing the planters, Atty. Dino Yulo.* (Arman Toga photo)

December 12, 2017

A total of 50 fathers from Barangay Estefania in Bacolod City attended a seminar on responsible parenthood held at the barangay covered court in December 6.


The newly elected officers of KATROPA, with Sulpicio Labanza Jr. (leftmost) as president, during a seminar at Barangay Estefania covered court Dec. 6.*

December 12, 2017

All regular, co-terminus and casual employees of the Bacolod City Hall will each receive P5,000 Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI), based on Memorandum Number 187 issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Friday.

Leonardia cited Budget Circular No. 2017-4 dated December 4, 2017, hence the heads of offices were directed to process their department’s payroll for PEI of P5,000 for year 2017 not earlier than Dec. 15, 2017.”

December 12, 2017

Here's good news for young Negrenses!

The Genki Negros, Inc. is opening 32 slots for its Japanese language classes starting in January 2018, Yoji Watanabe, of GNI, said.


Japanese language students at Genki Negros, Inc., located at the Salvacion Center, 27th-Lacson Streets fronting the Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels.

December 12, 2017

The City Government of La Carlota in Negros Occidental lifted on December 5, the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) it issued against Roxol Bioenergy Corporation, a subsidiary of listed integrated sugar and ethanol producer Roxas Holdings, Inc.


AT THE SIGNING CEREMONIES held in Taguig City are RHI’s officials: EVP/COO for Sugar, Mr. Arcadio S. Lozada, Jr. (third from right); CFO/EVP for Finance Celso T. Dimarucut (third from left); CACI VP/GM Esteban H. Coscolluela (second from right); and AALCPI’s officers: President Roberto J.Cuenca (fourth from left); Dave Alba (first from left); Gerro Locsin (second from left); and Nonoy Alonso (first from right).*

December 12, 2017

An official of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) called Senator Franklin Drilon a “traitor to the sugar industry” after it was revealed that he was one of the senators who voted to reduce the excise tax on High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) when the Senate was deliberating on the matter recently.

Manuel Lamata, president of United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines (Unifed) said during a press conference Saturday in Talisay City, that sugar industry stakeholders “are greatly disappointed on the actuation of Drilon”.