Together with Executive Assistant I Sarah Esguerra and Attorney III Cesar Beloria, Jr., Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday they are appealing to the Bacolod branch of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) to release the 68 titles purchased by the city in 1996 and paid for by the previous administration in the amount of P12, 492,000.00.
Puentevella said that these titles are "sleeping in PNB" for 18 years since they were acquired and now he wants these back, since they are legally owned by the city.
The intelligence units of some police offices in Region 6 were given due recognition for the arrest of wanted persons.
Awarded were the Intelligence Branch of the Negros Occidental Pro-vincial Police office (NOPPO), and the Cadiz City Police Station in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, also the Iloilo City Anti-Illegal Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG).
The Department of Tourism (DOT)–Manila selected Bacolod City/Negros Occidental as one of the three pilot sites for the New Homestay Program.
Interested homeowners in Bacolod may join the program if the following qualifications are met:
The house to be registered is made of durable building materials and in good, presentable condition. The surroundings are pleasant, healthful and peaceful. There should be at least one (1) adequately furnished guestroom to accommodate paying visitors. The following should also be available: extra bed/s; adequate lighting system; running water or if not available, adequate supply of water; clean and well-maintained toilet and bathroom facilities; meals at reasonable rates and electric fan or other means of ventilation.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. expressed his support to the Bayani Challenge 2014 program of Gawad Kalinga – Negros Occidental, during the group’s courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday.
The said activity will start on April 9, which the Araw ng Kagitingan until June 12, 2014, Araw ng Kalayaan.
GK’s Bayani Challenge is held every year in which houses for needy brothers and sisters are built with the help of GK volunteers.
Police are ruling out the possibility of a foul play in the death of Japanese national whose body was found inside his room, Friday morning.
PSupt. Leonardo Borromeo, Police Station 1 commander said result of the autopsy were given to the family of Yuge Noguchi, 79, who was discovered dead at their house in Purok Malipayon, Brgy. 12 in Bacolod City.
The Silay City Government has recently conducted its first bloodletting program for motorcycle drivers and operators in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court.
SILAY CITY Assistant Health Officer Dr. Anabelle Ortiz (left), City Councilor Uldarico Penuela (3rd fr. left), Bloodletting Program Coordinator Berly Astronomo (right)and different driver associations’ presidents in the city.*
Present in the blood donation program were Assistant Silay City Health Officer Dr. Anabelle Ortiz, City Councilor Uldarico Penuela, Bloodletting Program Coordinator Berly Astronomo and representatives from Philippine Red Cross-Negros Chapter and Silay City Health Office.
Some 11,000 councilors from all over the country gathered Thursday, March 6, at the Pasay City Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center in a three-day national conference highlighted by the election of officers catapulting Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. as the unopposed Treasurer for the Visayas Islands.
Described as "hotly contested" election between two parties "Team ALMay" versus "Team Zulueta-Corro" vying for National PCL posts, said election was part of the 9th Philippine Councilors League (PCL) National Congress held March 5 to 7.
Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. (second from right) taking oath of office as PCL Visayas Treasurer together with other elected Visayas officials last March 6, 2014 at Pasay City MOA SMX Convention Center.*
Police authorities are eyeing a "woman" angle in the killing of a casual employee of Binalbagan town about 5:15 a.m. yesterday.
Two riding in tandem suspects approached Lored "Boyet" Pahilanga, 41, married, of Brgy. San Pedro of the town and shot him at close range hitting his right temple. He died on the spot even before he was brought to a nearby infirmary which is about ten meters away from the town plaza.
After four years, the Negros Daily Bulletin’s NDB NEWS-INFO Alert service (via SMS) continues to get more encouragement and support.
The positive feedback gives the service reasons to keep on informing more people of what’s up in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
Text messaging is the primary medium it employs in sending the news and information to those who subscribed to the totally free alerts.
However, NDB News-Info Alert is also employing the social networks’ reach and popularity like Facebook and Twitter — other than its website www.ndb-online.com and its NDB newspaper pages.
The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2014, out of 79 applicants nationwide.
The fellows for fiction (in English) are Gian Carla Agbisit, Rolly Jude Ortega and Rodolfo Eduardo Santiago; (in Filipino) Marvin Einstein Mejaro; (in Cebuano) Vitaliano Aton, Jr.; (in Hiligaynon) Meryl Panuncio, and (in Kinaray-a) Mark Joseph Torrechilla.