La Carlota City

New Barangay Chairman Takes Oath in La Carlota City

Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer inducted into office on June 4, 2015, Kagawad Benie N. Abraham, 33, as the new chairman of Brgy. Batuan replacing Leonie Mieh Salvador who resigned his post and now resides abroad. Abraham served as acting Barangay Chairman for eight months. The occasion was witnessed by the DILG City Director Joy J. Valla and the other barangay heads of the city.

Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer swears into office Benie N. Abraham, the new head of Brgy. Batuan. DILG City Director Joy J. Valla (2nd from L), SPM Karen L. Aguirre (R), and ABC President Annabelle Q. Bermudo witness the oath- taking ceremony. (CDIO-La Carlota City photo)

Bees Attack: 5 Students Injured

Five Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology students were attacked by honey bees during their research at Guintubdan Wilderness Park in Brgy. Ara-al, La Carlota City, at around 2 pm of June 2.

The students were identified as Odessa Sales, 19, Lynvie Sagayno, 19, both of University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City; Allya Bicoy, 19, Roderick Makiputin, 21 and Ethel Dominique, 19, of Mindanao State University, Iligan City

‘Non Negotiable’- UNA on Gov., Vice Gov. Posts

The gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial posts of the United Negros Alliance under Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., for 2016 in non negotiable if ever there will be a merger with Love Negros Team, according to Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante (2nd district, Neg. Occ.) a close ally of Maranon.

INDEPENDENCE. Rhoderick Samonte represents Bacolod Executive Assistant Rocky Puentevella at the 1st meeting for preparations for the 117th Philippine Independence Day, at the SP Session Hall.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Escalante added that this is because as far as their group is concerned, it has reached a consensus that 4th district Congressman Jeffrey Ferrer (4th district, Neg. Occ.) will be the tandem of Marañon in the coming 2016 elections.

“We have agreed that the governor will run for a 3rd term and his vice gov will be Congressman Ferrer” Escalante said.

He added that this was the consensus of the group right after the 2013 elections when Maranon won over former vice governor Genaro Alvarez who was supported by former ambassasor Eduardo Cojuangco and the Love Negros Team.

“It still stands as of the moment” Escalante said.

When asked about Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Escalante said Marañon has suggested that the former will run for congressman in the 1st district.

“The governor will support him if he runs for congressman” Escalante said.

When asked whether the proposed merger by the Love Negros Team is doomed to fail, Escalante said “not necessary but the Governor and the Vice Governor posts are no longer negotiable”.

Ms. Halimatu T. Yushawu Crowned Pasalamat Festival Queen 2015

The week-long Pasalamat Festival celebration with Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer’s inspiring leadership, concluded last May 3, 2015 with the finest cultural events offered for local and foreign tourists and visitors. The grand event, held on the evening of May 2, was the search for Pasalamat Festival Queen which was joined by 18 candidates sponsored by barangays and some private companies.

Pasalamat Queen 2015 participants and their swimsuit competition.* (CDIO-La Carlota City)

Crocodile Found in La Carlota City

A baby crocodile was found by residents of Uriarte Subdivision, Barangay 3 in La Carlota City about 4:30 am Monday, Supt. Orly Gabinete, La Carlota City police chief, said.

Gabinete said a retired police officer in the area informed them of the catch, which they put in a crate and turned over to police authorities.

Gabinete is still waiting if there is a claimant or owner of the crocodile which is about 3 to 4 years old and about 112 centimeters long and 7 inches in width.