Don Salvador Benedicto
Members of the Negros Occidental Garden Club joined forces last Saturday with the municipality of Salvador Benedicto in support of its Adopt-a-tree program. Garden Club members, led by club president Lourdes Mercado, donated and planted a number of six-foot-tall Norfolk pine trees.
Two men wanted for criminal charges were apprehended by police authorities of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) through its intensified campaign against persons with standing warrant of arrest.
Over in Pontevedra town, local police arrested Jovanie Ban, 19, of Hacienda Carmenchica, Brgy. Don Salvador Benedicto for frustrated murder charges.
PO2’s Ronald Carcener and Romelo Tanaleon effected the arrest through a warrant in criminal case number 422 issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Anita Guanzon Chua with bail recommended at P200,000 for Ban’s temporary release.
Musically Yours was again invited to entertain at the Induction of officers of Negros Occidental Lioc Kui Fraternity.
Inducted into office yesterday at the Garden Royale, Goldenfield Commercial Complex are the following:
President, Benjamin Barcelona; Vice Presidents: Antonio Jocson, Frank King, Juanito Ang and Leoncio Ang. Past President is Alfredo Barcelona (Hung Wei Yuan)
Directors were: Noel Lim, Tony Lim, Benjie Barcelona, Richard King, John Leo Ang, Jason Barcelona, Alan King, David Lim, Pete Barcelona, Robert Lopez, James Lim, Albert Ang, Miguel Ang, Nicole Jocson, Peter Ang, Jerome Ang, Danilo Jocson, and Jerome King.
A truck carrying thirteen people and agricultural products accidentally hit a bridge barrier along the national highway at Kilometer 40, Purok Talos, Brgy. Igmaya-an, Don Salvador Benedicto about 10:30PM, Saturday, killing two and hurting 7 others.
Traffic investigation disclosed that the Isuzu Forward truck bearing plate number YEY 389 driven by Joel Imbon alias Wing-wing accidentally lost control while maneuvering a descent along the highway and bumped against the right portion of the bridge in Purok Talos.
The incident killed Joseph Antiquando who was reportedly dead on the spot; while Dante Artajo died while being treated at the Emergency Room of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City.
GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
At 50 years-old, he stands out among his classmates consisting of 30 Alternative Leaning System (ALS) students who are mostly teenagers.
The community does not only know him to be the eldest in the class. They also know him as Antonio Salazar Sr., their barangay chief of more than 10 years in Brgy. Bago, municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto. He rose above ridicules and went through a 10- month ALS schooling program. After that, he took the Accreditation and Equivalency Test successfully passing the exam. In their graduation ceremony last week at Victorias Coliseum, Victorias City, Kapitan Tony formally finished his elementary education along with 16 others from the province while 121 also passed the examination qualifying them to receive their diploma in high school.
He was determined to continue studying with the desire to improve himself and learn more. He draws inspiration from his family and the people in the community that he governs. He called on those who were not able to finish elementary or high school to enroll in ALS and to continually seek improving themselves. Brgy. Bago ALS teacher Dennis Hijasto described Kapitan Tony as an attentive and serious learner.
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) informs its electricity consumers that, in order to ensure the stability of its distribution lines, maintenance activities will be conducted on June 8, 2013, Saturday, as follows:
Date: June 8, 2013 - Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Extension of 27 span 69KV transmission line; and Tree trimming covering portion of Alijis Feeder 3
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
AF3 Alijis Road (from Alijis Substation to Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto), Prk. Gaisano, Celita Village, Negros Metal Corp., Baronessa Metal Corp., Cosmos Bottling, Hillside Subd., La Salle Ville, Hermelinda Homes, Pedrosa Village, St. Vincent’s Subd., Paglaum Village, Manayaosayao-Gonzaga, Canlaon View Subd., Grandville Subd., Brgy. Mansilingan, Olympia Village, Lolita Heights, Regent Pearl-Alijis and Panaad Site. Whole of Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto. (R14): Brgy. Alegria, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, CPAC (Central Philippine Adventist College)
This site deserves to be preserved and must be easily accessible from about 100 feet below.
It not only reminds us of our recent past.
It is one monument that is a silent story-teller and witness to the struggles of our great island leaders who defended Negros, sustained the fight against invaders, and ensured our freedom from then on.
MONTELIBANOS’ WORLD WAR II HIDEOUT. Once hidden in thicker forest cover in upper Pandanon then under Mucia town but now under Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town in Negros Occidental — accessible through river crossings, rocky terrains and through punishing climb on loose mountainsides —- is the former hideout and bunker of the late Negros Island Governor Alfredo "Peding" Montelibano Sr.’s family during the Japanese occupation. Tyo Peding was Bacolod’s first city mayor.
NDB’s Arman Toga (4th from left, front row), and DYAF’s Boy Ciocon (2nd from left, front), suddenly found themselves at the historical bunker one Sunday last year (April 22, 2012). That was after walking for almost an hour in rough, difficult and dangerous terrains, crossing waterways, climbing rocks and risky loose mountain sides. With them was Pandanon barangay kagawad Elmo Amit (3rd from left, front row) and some of the guides who told them it was the first time media people reached the place.*(NDB Photos)
The fortress and its environs must be taken cared of.
It can be another tourist destination not only for its historical significance but the area is also worth the time and efforts for local, domestic and foreign tourists.
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) signed the tripartite agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Don Salvador Benedicto Agro-Forest Farmers Association, Inc. for Phase II of its Adopt-A-Watershed Program.
Under the Phase I of the program, the Bank nurtured the flora surrounding the six identified critical watersheds in the country by planting and nursing tree seedlings in them, while Phase II aims for environmental rehabilitation of 40 hectares nationwide of open and degraded areas through planting forest and fruit bearing trees.
In Negros Occidental, the identified site is a 5-hectare area in Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto town which is part of the Northern Negros Natural Park where 2,500 seedlings are expected to be planted for the three-year agreement.
Initially, 300 jackfruit seedlings are turned over for planting to the DSBAFFA Inc. ready for planting of its 30 members who will be compensated for their labor and maintenance of the trees.