Bacolod City

Pimentel Pushes for Federalism

By Butch Bacaoco

“Federalism is an idea whose time has come,” said former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. during a press conference at the Bacolod Pavillon Resort Hotel yesterday.


Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. (right) addresses members of the Bacolod media during the press conference at Bacolod Pavillon Resort Hotel yesterday. With him is Centro Federal head Babes Alvarez.*(Butch Bacaoco photo)

Bacolod’s New Officials Inauguration on July 6

Incoming Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and the councilors who belong to Grupo Progreso, and with will have their inauguration on July 6, 2016, 5pm at the New Government Center, with Senator-elect and celebrity boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. He will lead the guests to include former Gov. Chavit Singson who was also here in the 2010 inauguration.

LCC Gets Highest Award for Environmental Governance in the Province

Negros Occidental – The provincial government through the Provincial Environment Management Office gave recognition to various organizations and local government units having excellent environmental practices and championing the cause of the environment. The awards ceremony was led by Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr.


LCC Bacolod President Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA holds the award together with (left to right) Dr. Nenette Padilla, Director for Student Affairs; Joji Linaugo, head for Research and Coordinator of the Institutional Environmental Advocacy Program; Renell Bruma, Coordinator for Student Formation; Alma Dales, Research Staff; and Mary Grace Porceso, Coordinator for Student Formation.*

Davies Holds On to #1 Spot After 5th Rd in Trios Bowling

Despite of its measly performance in round five on Thursday, Davies 1 maintained its top position in the ongoing 5th BCBC Open Trios Bowling Tournament at the Negros Super Lanes.

The leading host club team recorded one of its lowest set of games in the tournament with 877 pin falls, as close second BCY-Rapha 1 trimmed down the score differential by 9 pfs.

In the distaff, RJ Stars are in a comfortable lead with against running second ON-BACIBA followed by BCY Ladies.

Student, 2 Laborers Killed in Separate Road Mishaps

A college student and two laborers were killed in two separate road mishaps in Bacolod City Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

Police authorities identified the victims as Lorraine Coja, 16, first year student of Riverside College and resident of Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City; Mondrew Taglocop, 24, of Barangay Dos Hermanas, Talisay City and Joey Francis Buenaflor, 26 of Barangay Cabug Bacolod City.