The Rotary Club-Silay together with the Silay City Government kicked-off the 2013 Boys and Girls Week in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court November 18, 2013.
Club’s President Robert Langland said that boy and girl officials from the six chosen high schools in the city were presented and accompanied to their respective counterparts.
"It is for them to understand better on how the government functions in our society by giving them hands-on experience," he said.
Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez said the opening of the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road (BSAAR) last Friday will signal the creation of new growth areas that will further boost the economies of Bacolod, Talisay and Silay cities.
Progressive economic growth of the three cities is expected when prospective businessmen establish their trades along the BSAAR route, Benitez said.
Permanent or non-permanent structures are also expected to be constructed beyond the limits of the road right-of-way, thus creating more local job opportunities, he added.
Officials (l-r) Monico O. Puentevella, Councilor Carl Lopez, Cong. Albee Benitez, Mayor Jose "Oti" Montelibano, Mayor Eric Saratan and DPWH USEC Rafael C. Yabut.*
The Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road was inaugurated on Saturday, Nov. 16, with the following dignitaries present: Cong. Albee Benitez, Silay City Mayor Jose "Oti" Montelibano, Talisay Mayor Eric Saratan, Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, DPWH Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut and Cong. Ebelio R. Leonardia. Also present was Chief Representative Tae ik Park of the Korean Export-Import Bank–Manila Office with members of his staff. Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez also attended the ceremonies.*
Mayor Eric Saratan (Talisay City) Mayor Jose Montelibano (Silay City) and Mayor Monico Puentevella (Bacolod City) jointly cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the opening and blessing of the (Bacolod Silay Airport Access Road) BSAAR last November 15.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Mt. Patag Eco-Adventure Endurance Challenge 2013 was successfully hosted by Silay City last Sunday.
Hundreds of runners within and outside of Negros Occidental have participated in the sporting event. It includes challengers from countries in Singapore and Africa, and runners from the cities of Bacolod, Escalante, Iloilo, Silay, Talisay, Victorias, and municipalities of Murcia & Valladolid, etc.
Marathon coordinator Bob Ledesma said that the table was turned because Silay runner Jeson Agravante was the champion in the 42K Open Men Category. To recall, Missos was the champion in last year’s challenge.
A former village tanod was shot 11 a.m. Sunday at Brgy. Camindangan in Sipalay City.
Police report said Antonio Boliboli, 35, of Purok Malipayon, Brgy. Camindanagn was harvesting his coffee beans when unidentified person approached and shot him using an unknown caliber of firearm.
Investigators are conducting follow-up probe to identify the shooter and determine the motive of the incident.
A police officer was hurt when his vehicle bumped against a lamp post early morning Thursday at Hacienda Puyas, Brgy. IV in Silay City.
The City of Silay with the Basic Ecclesiastical Community, lay organizations, private citizens and some of the government employees kicked-off the feast of the San Diego Pro-Cathedral last Monday, November 4, 2013.
The launching includes parade and the start of the novena masses every afternoon which will end on November 13. The feast shall be celebrated by different vicariate forane priests.
Mr. Ben Arceo, one of the extraordinary ministers of the Holy Eucharist and head servant of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement (Emmanuel Prayer Group), said that the church celebrated the 230 years of being a parish last year 2006, 80 years of being a new church building in the city and 10 years of being a pro-cathedra.
The driver of a motorcycle was killed while his back rider was injured when their vehicle bumped a Ford Everest about 4:30 p.m. Saturday along Hacienda Highway in Brgy. Lantad, Silay City.
Ryan Segurora, 19, of Hacienda Bias, Brgy. Guimbala-on in Silay was declared dead by attending physicians at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital for multiple injuries on the body following the collision. He was driving a Rusi motorcycle without plate number and with him was Ronil Soligo, of Bagumbong, Caloocan City who is still under medical treatment at the same hospital facility.
The Silay City Government has received six pairs of world class fire fighting suits and pants donated by the Loving Rose Mission (LRM).
Loving Rose Mission President David Ruskin and Loving Rose Country Representative and Brilyante Awardee William Henry O. Streegan handed over the facilities to Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano and the city firefighters. It was witnessed by Executive Assistants Roy Golez, Salvador Ascalon Jr. and Jesus Oppus and Information Officer II Joanzen D. Dedoroy.
A 29-year old resident of Silay City was shot Wednesday morning at Freedeom Boulevard, Brgy. Mambulac for old grudges.
Reports identified the victim as Aldrin Dejelo who sustained a single gunshot wound in the chest allegedly inflicted by Jun Cain, 43, of Kalye Onse, Brgy. Mambulac using a .38 caliber revolver.
He was rushed and confined at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital for medical treatment . The suspect remains at-large.