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La Carlota 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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