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La Carlota City

CHO Highlights 1st of July with Voluntary Bloodletting

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By RJS – CDIO, La Carlota City

To highlight the birthday of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer on July 1, the City Health Office (CHO) conducted the life-saving National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) at the city gymnasium. The bloodletting activity is held every month by the CHO in coordination with the Provincial Health Office and the Negros First Provincial Blood Center (NFPBC).

Brgy. III Pob. Capt. Annabelle Q. Bermudo with a volunteer from her barangay* (Photo by CDIO–La Carlota)

La Carlota Cop Raids ‘Drug Den’

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A drug den was raided by police operatives in La Carlota City, Friday afternoon and arrested the suspected owner and a user at Gan Subdivision, Brgy. II Poblacion.

PCInsp. Gary Alan Resuma and his team effected the search at the house of Jeffrey Otero, 24, through warrant number 96-2014 issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Pepito B. Sellado.

Inauguration of La Carlota New CSWD Office and Access Rd. Held

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About P3,499,745 worth of infrastructure projects allotted to the construction of new CSWD Office and concreting of 6-meter wide Access Road were blessed and inaugurated by Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer last June 26, 2014. The Mayor was assisted by Vice-Mayor Luis "Jacky" Jalandoni III and Mrs. Julia M. Uy, RSW, Officer-in-Charge, CSWDO.

The new CSWD Office, located at Ledesma-Locsin Streets, Barangay 1 Poblacion, La Carlota City was blessed by Rev. Fr. Lou-An P. Torrefranca, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peace.

Septuagenarian Nabbed for Violence vs Women

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A 72-year old man was arrested by local police authorities in La Carlota City for charges of violence against women in a raid about 8:45AM, Tuesday.

SPO2 Jerry E. Rumbines with SPO1 Arnulfo S. Robles, PO3 Narciso Cadenas Jr. and PO2s Jollymar Acosta arrested Roald Rafoshei-Klev, of San Sebastian St., Bacolod City through a warrant in criminal case number 4409 for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act.

Environmental Group Established in Central Negros by Youth Group

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About 40-50 young men and women have organized into the Youth for Peace and Environmental Concerns (YPEC), in Central Negros towns and cities, during an assembly last week in a village assembly hall in Robles Village in La Castellana town in the poblacion.

This is the first time that an organization of this nature has been established in Central Negros and which is determined to tackle issue related to the environment and ecology, Axel Fat, chosen chair of YPEC, said.

Ambulance Injures A Pedestrian

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A sexagenarian sustained injuries when an ambulance hit him as he crossed the street fronting a public market in Brgy. 2, La Carlota City, 5:30 PM last Wednesday.

Traffic police report identified the victim as Selvino Española, 67, of Sitio Abaca, Brgy. Ayungon.

Initial investigation revealed that Española was crossing the street from West to East direction when the City’s Rescue Unit Van with plate number SGF 578 driven by Winston Aurelio running North to South accidentally bumped the victim causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.

Gov Marañon Admits: Education Key Solution to Poverty

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"Education is the best solution to poverty." Thus said Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr, during the launching yesterday of ABK 3 Child Labor Monitoring System at Nature’s Village, Talisay City.

ABK 3 is a project of the Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRWC), advocating to eliminate child labor in 15 cities/municipalities of Negros Occidental.

Cousins Fall for ‘Child Abuse’

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Police authorities in Cadiz City arrested two men for charges of child abuse in a raid Monday morning at Gustilo Boulevard.

SPO2 Ramil Amit collared Benzyle Apurado, 20, and Snezar Santillana, 23, both of Hacienda Balandra, Brgy. Daga through the warrants in criminal case number 5016-C and 5015-C for violation of Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Act of Providing for Stronger Deterrence and Special Protection against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination.

La Carlota City is Gold Awardee in HLURB’s Zero Backlog Project

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La Carlota City headed by Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer is the Lone Gold Awardee of the Local Government Units of Negros Occidental in the 2013 Comprehensive Land Use Program Zero Backlog Project of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) at the awarding ceremony and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for Housing Projects held at the De La Rama Hall, Talisay City Hall last Thursday.

Gold Awardee: Vice-Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni III representing Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer receives the Gold Trophy and Plaque of Appreciation from Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, Congressman Alfredo Albee Benitez-3rd District of Negros Occidental, HLURB Commissioner Ria Cabrera, Commissioner Linda Hornilla, Commissioner Luis Paredes and Usec Cecilia Alba, Secretary-General of HUDCC.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, Congressman Alfredo "Albee" Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental together with HLURB Commissioner Ria Cabrera, Commissioner Linda Hornilla, Commissioner Luis Paredes and Usec. Cecilia Alba, Secretary General of HUDCC spearheaded the awarding ceremonies.

Silver Awardees were: Mayor Jose Maria A. Alonso of Pontevedra, Mayor Ramon Torres of Bago City represented by Denny Millevo and Mayor Melecio Yap Jr. and Vice-Mayor Santiago D. Maravillas of Escalante City.

Sexagenarian Falls for Hacking

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Police authorities in La Carlota City arrested a 67-year old man from Bago City for allegedly hacking his neighbor dead about 9PM, Wednesday.

The incident took place at Purok Kawayan, Brgy. Yubo in La Carlota City where Felix Solidad, 67, of Purok Sagasa, Bago City reportedly hacked Vicente Condes on the face, left arm and neck causing his death.

Police probers are looking into the angle of drunkenness as motive of the incident since the two men were longtime friends.

Follow-up investigation is being conducted.* (RRM)




SACASOL Breaks Ground for Another Solar Power Plant

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The day after the successful commissioning of the 22-megawatt San Carlos Solar power plant in San Carlos, the San Carlos Solar Energy Incorporated (SACASOL) breaks ground for yet another solar project in La Carlota City.

SACASOL officials led by its President Jose Maria Zabaleta Jr., partners Roberto Cuenca and Chairman of the ThomasLloyd group Michael Sieg with the Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Daniel Ariaso laid down the time capsule that marks the start the construction of the 18-megawatt solar farm in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City.

Michael Sieg-Chairman and CEO, Thomas Lloyd, DOE Assistant Secretary Daniel Ariaso, Roberto Bob J. Cuenca-Local Partner, President, AALCPI, Atty. Jose Maria Valencia-representing Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr., Jose Maria P. Zabaleta Jr. –President, San Carlos Solar Energy Inc., II, Vice-Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni representing Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer and Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer-4th District of Negros Occidental , Ramon A. Picornell- President, South Negros BioPower Inc., Sergio Pimenta, Anthony Coveney, Jessie Ang , Barangay Captain- Noel C. Vargas, spearhead the Lowering of Capsule and Groundbreaking Ceremonies of the SACASOL II, 18 –Megawatts Solar Power Plant in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City, Saturday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

M6.3 Quake Shakes Negros, Panay

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A Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook Negros and nearby islands at 6:16 last night, sending people out of buildings, houses and other infrastructures.

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said the earthquake’s epicenter was plotted at a depth of 10 kilometers, at 09.40 North,122.08 East, 49 kilometers southwest of Hinoba-an town in southern Negros Occidental.

No reports of damages as of 9 o’clock last night but officials of various cities and towns are set to check buildings and other structures today.

Reina Jamaica C. Jimenea is La Carlota Pasalamat Festival Queen 2014

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Eighteen-year old Miss Reina Jamaica C. Jimenea of EZ Shirts Printing/Brgy. San Miguel, La Carlota City, the 8th in a family of ten was proclaimed as the 2014 Pasalamat Festival Queen. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rene and Emogene Jimenea, a businessman. Jamaica is a 3rd year student of the University of San Agustin-Iloilo taking up Tourism.

Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer (4th District-Negros Occ.), Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer and Ms. International 1985 Melanie Marquez (3rd, 4th, 5th left, respectively) crowned Miss Pasalamat Festival Queen 2014 Reina Jamaica C. Jimenea assisted by Pasalamat Festival Queen 2013 Miss Frenz Amor Cordero, Ms. International 2005 Princess Lara Quigaman (2nd left) and T.V. Host Sam Y G (left) with 1st Runner-Up Miss Fercy Lyn N. Almaiz and 2nd Runner-Up Miss Gillene A. Lico.*(JDR/NDB photo)

She was crowned by Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer together with Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer (4th District of Negros Occ.) and Melanie Marquez, Miss International 1985 and Miss Pasalamat Festival Queen 2013 Frenz Amor Cordero together with Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman and TV host Sam Y G. She received a trophy and 25,000 cash. She also won special awards such as: Best in Evening Gown with P2,000 cash; Miss Glutamax and Miss Emperador Light with P5,000 cash.


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