THE DEBUTANTE. Ma.Lourdes "BingBing" T. Esmeres of La Consolacion College (right) in a birthday pose with her mom, Malou T. Esmeres (left) and grandpa, Pert Toga on her 18th birthday yesterday, December 10 at PalaPala Restaurant. Also in the other photo are cousin, Joseph Daniel T. Garrucho and aunt, Ana Marie T. Garrucho.*
The teams of police operatives from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) led by Supt. Jefferson Descallar yielded voluminous assorted gun replica or toy guns from two big stores and sidewalk vendors in downtown Bacolod yesterday.
The raid was in compliance with the Letter of Instructions 1264 of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, which regulates the manufacture, distribution, sale and use of gun replica or toy gun, regardless of size and make.
BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) Deputy Director for Operations Supt. Jefferson Descallar leads raid of Unitop yesterday for selling toy guns and gun replicas which are prohibited.* (EBColmo photos)
Descallar said BCPO received complaints from the public about the sale of toy guns being spread everywhere that ignite the children.
By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Gonzaga Escario received P100, 000 from Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella at the City Mayor’s Office as extension of the city’s financial assistance for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in Bantayan Island.
"I thank Bacolod Mayor Puentevella especially the people of Bacolod for extending help to the island and people of Bantayan," said Mayor Escario who was proud to say that his family and friends are mostly from Bacolod.
According to Escario, 90% of electricity and livelihood were damaged in Bantayan. In 25 barangays almost 22,000 households were also damaged including their poultry considered as the capital of egg manufacturing in the country.
They used to be the number one in terms of supplying eggs to the Visayas islands and the Philippines, thus prices are expected to further increase after the typhoon struck the island.
The body of a 58-year old woman was found dead 9:30 a.m. Monday about 30 meters away from her house in Brgy. Agboy, Candoni town.
Police report said village kagawad Noel Ubara informed that the body of Nelly Semilla, of Sitio Bali, Brgy. Agboy was discovered half naked and with injuries on the head believed struck with a hard object by unidentified suspect.
The forthcoming elections of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Provincial Federation on December 18 is expected to be a showdown between two ruling local political parties—the Love Negros and the United Negros Alliance (UNA).
Unconfirmed reports said UNA, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., and Love Negros, headed by former Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr., who challenged each other in the 2013 polls, will field its respective candidates.
The dynasty of the Garcia family has again taken control of the political landscape of Moises Padilla town in central Negros after a six-year hiatus due to the election of former Mayor Francisco Nazareno who held on the town’s leadership for two terms from 2007-2013.
First to return to the political arena was newly-elected mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo the eldest daughter of the late mayor Jose Garcia. Ella defeated Nazareno who was gunning then for a third term in the last May 13, 2013 elections.
Brig. Gen. Oscar Lactao, former commander of the 303rd Brigade here was promoted as deputy chief for operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) a two star rank position effective December 5, 2013.
Lactao served for 21 months as 303rd Brigade commander and assumed the AFP Command Center based in Camp Aguinaldo where he received his first star rank.
Cause-oriented and human rights groups (HR), spearheaded two of several protest-rallies in the province, with a demonstration at the public plaza yesterday afternoon.
Aside from the protest-rally in Kabankalan City, yesterday, Monday, and one in Bacolod City, art exhibits to mark the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) anniversary were held in the afternoon, the St. John Paul VI Tower in the reclamation area.
The other art and photo exhibit by various artists was at the third floor of the Robinsons mall, also yesterday afternoon presented by Dibuhista Nga Nagahiliugyon sa Negros (DIHON), titled "Kalamidad". The art and photo exhibit was announced by prize-winning artist, Nunelucio Alvarado.
(From left) Voyager Innovations President Orlando B. Vea and Chief Operating Officer Benjie Fernandez formalize a partnership with Project NOAH Executive Director Dr. Mahar Lagmay and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro for mobile innovations in hazards preparedness.*