SOLAR FIRM DONATES AMBULANCE. Executives of Helios Solar Energy Corp. led by its Operations Manager, Jamie Wenceslao donated a unit of ambulance complete with accessories, to the Provincial Government, for use of Cadiz District Hospital in Cadiz City. The turn over ceremony was held at the Capitol, Friday, in the presence of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (5th from left), Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr., Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante, and Cadiz District Hospital chief, Dr. Ma. Estrella Ledesma.* (Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)
PRESS CLUB OFFICERS 2018-19. The newly-elected Negros Press Club officers for 2018-2019: Renato Boy Duran of DYEZ Aksyon Radyo, (re-elected) President; Erwin Nicavera of Sunstar, Vice President; Dolly Yasa of Daily Guardian, Secretary; Glazyl Masculino of Sunstar, Treasurer; Elsie Jolingan of Negros Daily Bulletin, Auditor. Board of Directors: Chrysee Samillano of Visayan Daily Star, Edgar Lucasan of DYRL, Aquilino Boy Ciocon of DYAF Radio Veritas, Jemlo Victosa of RMN DYHB, Owen Bayog of Negros Daily Bulletin, Merlinda Pedrosa of Sunstar, Eric Magbanua of DYEZ Aksyon Radyo, Hernan Garciniego of Visayan Daily Star, Martian Muyco of ABS CBN. They are being proclaimed here by the Comelec, composed of NPC Past Presidents Modesto Saonoy, Ed De La Fuente, Edmund Aspero and Jun Julita.* (Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo)
GEARING UP. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (2nd from right) and Councilor Em Ang (4th from right), chair of the SP Committee on Tourism, recently met with United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)- District Area officers to conceptualize and design the logo and commemorative marker of the 80th Year of Bacolod City. The mayor tapped the participation of architects and LCC-ARFIEN for the design conceptualization. In photo are (from left) Bacolod District Chapter president Architect Jonathan Iral, Area vice president Architect Moises Abellera, District director Architect Felipe Jocson, Engr. Loben Rafael Ceballos, Engr. Xenia Locsin, LCC School of Architecture dean Vincent Raymund Alovera, and Mt. Kanla-on Chapter past president Architect Jico Monte.*
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER - Despite its written earlier this year 2018, this column story come out only now as yours truly is recently engrossed with priorities in my professional career as chemist coupled by the seemingly challenging family issues that need to be resolved with effective to-do-decision. Addendum to that is the renovation and innovation in our home library that renders my desktop inactivated for quite a time. Of course, the summon of our so-called Best Friends Forever in Facebook for a reply to their messages via messenger or notifications in my Samsung-7 phone has compelled me to take action more seriously than opening my desk top and pounding its keyboard. It's better late than never anyway.
Journalists from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, led by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-Negros Chapter Chairperson Marchel Espina, held the “Black Friday Protest” at the Fountain of Justice infront of the Old Bacolod City Hall, to call on the present administration to put a stop to media repression and suppression.
It seems like suicide cases in Negros Occidental have become a daily occurence.
Another Negrosanon, this time a man committed suicide by shooting himself in Sitio Calapnagan in Barangay Biak-na-Bato in La Castellana town Friday night.
Police Chief Inspector Irma Teoxon, La Castellana PNP chief identified the victim as Ruth John De la Cruz Panes, 30 and resident of the place.
He was found dead by his live-in partner, Jane Karen Roquero Cordero, 25, resident of Barangay Sagasa, Bago City and presently residing at Sitio Calapnagan.
Police operatives arrested a man with a homemade firearm, at Purok Tahanan in Barangay Poblacion 2, Sagay City Saturday morning.
Police Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Sagay OIC police chief, identified the suspect as Charlie Antrone Garcia, 20, single “Alias Toto” of Barangay Taba-ao, Sagay.
Confiscated from him was a piece of 12-gauge improvised shotgun, locally known as “sulpak”, with one inserted bullet of a 12-gauge and another extra live bullet of the same caliber.
He is detained and charged with violation of RA 10591.*
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia paid respect to the remains of the late Ken Marion Alovera Peñaflorida, 7 years old, who died in a freak accident on January 13, 2018 while with the family on their way to Campuestohan Mountain Resort.
He is the second of four children.
The Bacolod City Implementation Team (CIT) on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health held a planning-workshop at the City Health Office (CHO) Activity Center recently.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia had issued Executive Order No. 39 on December 27, 2017 creating the CIT on the implementation of Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Act of 2012.
This is pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 12 to fully implement the RPRH Law.
Mayor Ernesto Estrao of Hinobaan town in southern Negros Occidental, is offering a P100,000 reward for anybody who could give information that can lead to the arrest of whoever cut the century-old Lawaan trees in Sitio Wilderness, Barangay Damotan, some 60 kilometers away from the town proper.
It was monitored last week by forest guards that the cutters were armed with heavy weapons.
When Task Force Ilahas was informed and was able to reach the area, however, the culprits have already left, but leaving behind two century-old Lawaan trees that were already cut.
The sister of a prisoner killed inside the Bago City District Jail on Thursday is seeking justice for her brother.
Liezel Alvarez Villa, sister of victim Rene Boy Alvarez, claimed, his brother was manhandled by unidentified persons.
The autopsy, she said showed that his body has multiple wounds, bruises and a deep wound in his head.
Alvarez, 32, of Barangay 4, Himamaylan City, was charged for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, attempted murder, and direct assault.