Bacolod City

MKK Partido Bacolod Holds ‘Miting de Avance’ at the Bacolod City Public Plaza

Around 40,000 torch-bearing Bacolodnons from various puroks and barangays in the City of Smiles joined a well-attended torch parade at dusk yesterday during the massive Miting de Avance of MKK Partido Bacolod which saw an unprecedented crowd spearheaded by its leading candidates, namely, reelectionist Mayor Monico “Newks” Puentevella, congressional bet Jude Thaddeus “Thaddy” Sayson and vice mayoralty aspirant Vladimir “Vladi” Gonzalez.

‘Don’t Use 4Ps for Elections’ - VG Bong

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday warned candidates running for local posts not to use the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to convince voters to vote for them.


SECURING THE POLLS. Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Chief PNP, confers with Negros Island Region chiefs, re security efforts for the May 9, 2016 National and Local Election, at L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.*

DOLE Hosts 2016 Labor Day Job Fair

The City Government of Bacolod, through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will host this year’s Job Fair on May 1 at the SM City Bacolod Main Atrium from 10 am to 5 pm.

Some 65 local companies are set to offer jobseekers 4,609 vacancies while 15 overseas licensed outfits will come with 2,654 vacant positions.

Bizman nabbed

A businessman from Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City was arrested by policemen at his residence Sunday for double murder in San Carlos City.

Bacolod Police Station 6 operatives, when they arrested Antonio Chua, 44, after serving the arrest warrant issued by Judge Danilo Amisola of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 57 in San Carlos, also recovered several sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalias.

No bail was recommended for Chua’s temporary liberty.

SC Decision ‘Not Yet Final’, Mayor’s Atty. Says

The lawyer of Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella has insisted that the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) is “not yet final.”

Lawyer Ralph Sarmiento in a statement sent to the media said that his client “can still file a motion for reconsideration” In fact, the Calleja Law Office has already begun preparing it, Sarmiento pointed out.

He said that he learned about the Resolution of the Supreme Court in G.R. No. 210696 yesterday through the media.