Dinagsa Festival, known for its "Lamhitanay" will commence on Jan. 23-26, 2014 with 9 tribes participating in the street dance parade.
The celebration kicked off yesterday, January 23 with Lasaltech sponsoring the Battle of the Brains at 1:30 pm and Cadiz City Got Talent Season 3 at 7:00pm at the city’s Public Plaza.
Activities slated are: Alumni Homecoming for Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School and Holy Infant Academy, Fun Ride, Paralympiada, Frisbee Invitational Tournament at PNU, Football at DR. VFGMNHS, Basketball at DBBCC, Smart sponsored program, Visita Zona and Street Party at 9:00pm featuring three live bands Musikbox, Aire and Undertow, all scheduled on January 24.
By Inna Pauline L. Monillo
A woman reported to the police that an unidentified person picked her wallet at the downtown area of Bacolod City at about 4:00 pm, Wednesday.
Chasyl Policarpio, 34, of Seaview Subd. Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City, Negros Occidental said she was walking along downtown area when she discovered her brown wallet was already missing which contained: ATM BPI, ATM Global Philippines PNB, BPI Saving Account ATM, PAG-IBIG ID, COMELEC ID, Drivers License, reward cards, Lopue’s Discount Card, Employees ID, cash amounting Php 900.00, 5 US Dollar and 10 Euro.*
A benefit concert for the construction of the Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer in Talisay will be staged by the Recoletos de Talisay community at 6pm on June 24, 2014 at the Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos Gymnasium. The concert is tagged as "Tatak Rekoleto Season 3". Rev. Fr. Leo Alaras, OAR is the Musical Director and Arranger, while Mr. Rollie Caudillosa is the Stage Director. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa, OAR is the Concert Chairman.
Featured in the concert are the "singing and dancing Recollect priests": Fr. Leo Alaras, OAR; Fr. Bob Cabanag, OAR; Fr. Amadeo Lucero, OAR; Fr. Antonio Limchaypo, OAR; Fr. Dexter Palagtiosa, OAR; Fr. Dexter Tanquis, OAR; Fr. Ernil Almayo, OAR; Fr. Roderick Deguit, OAR; and Fr. Gideon Lagrimas, OAR. Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan; Rhonsben Jonota are guest performers while back-up singers are: Rheign Distrito, Arienne Mae Discutido, Maria Theresa Nacolangga and Sharadel Revalez.
The Recoletos de Talisay Community: Fr. Limchaypo, Fr. Almayo (Prior), Fr. Palagtiosa and Fr. Alaras
The provincial government of Negros Occidental is receiving P3 million from the Local Government Support Program (LGSP) for its economic development.
This was disclosed yesterday by former governor Rafael Coscolluela, provincial consultant for investments promotion, trade and export development, and inter-agency coordination.
Coscolluela said the program aims to strengthen the economy of local government units (LGUs)
He added that the Provincial Capitol has submitted a proposal for the program, and the project could be implemented next month.
"Our target is to harmonize the local investment code of the provincial government and the LGUs," he said.
The Alumni of the Catholic school, St. Joseph Academy of Saravia will troop to the school campus tomorrow, Saturday to commemorate its 50th founding anniversary and its 45th Alumni Homecoming at the school campus in EB Magalona.
Now renamed after being conferred the old name of EB Magalona which is Sarabia, the homecoming theme will be "Revisit… Reminisce… Renew," alumni stalwart Fire Superintendent Fred Trajeras, an alumni of the school said.
There is no truth to reports and claims of Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella’s immediate suspension because of the denial by the Ombudsman of his Motion for Reconsideration (MR), City administrator Rolando Villamor, also a veteran lawyer, declared during a press conference in the city hall yesterday morning.
"It is true that the MR was denied but untrue that his suspension would follow soon after," Villamor said, explaining that because there is still a pre-suspension hearing to determine the validity of the supposed suspension," added Villamor. "In cases such as these, the suspension order is never mandatory and suspension pending the pre-suspension hearing is not automatic," said Villamor.
The University of Negros Occidental–Recoletos (UNO-R) will once again sponsor the HIPHOP HIGH 7, an inter High School dance competition, at 4:30 pm on the 24th of January 2014 at the UNO-Recoletos Gym.
Hip-Hop High Season 6 Champion NOHS with Mrs. Ma. Joselina Basa, Rev. Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR, and Rev. Fr. Antonio Limchaypo, OAR
Of the $500-million fund that the World Bank (WB) is granting to the whole country for the Philippine Rural Development Program, P300 million will go to Negros Occidental.
Provincial Planning and Development Office coordinator Ma. Lina Sanogal said, WB representatives had met with Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday, where they revealed that P400 million will be given to Western Visayas.
Police authorities in Isabela town arrested a suspected rapist in a raid early this week through the stations intensified campaign against persons wanted by the law.
PSInsp. Ramil T. Sarona, Isabela police chief with elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod apprehended Reynaldo Mayordomo, 48, of Sitio Lagway, Brgy. Guijulngan, Cauayan in a joint operation at Brgy. San Agustin in Isabela for the crime of rape.
Mayordomo’s arrest was effected through a warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 61 Judge Henry D. Arles.
A HELMET EACH RIDE keeps death away. Using crash helmets help – it gives the driver a chance to survive.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)