Silay City

2 Die in Separate Motorcycle Mishaps

Two persons, including a minor were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in Kabankalan and Silay cities Sunday morning and evening.

In Kabankalan City, the victim was identified as Johnny Sibugan, 50, Chairman of Purok Paghidaet in Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City. He sustained head and body injuries when thrown away from a motorcycle he was riding driven by Richard Torguto, 37, also of Purok Paghidaet, Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City.

‘Apo’ to Replace Grandpa in Silay SP?

Will the grandson replace his grandfather in the Silay City Sanggunian Panglunsod?

This seems to be the case if the family of the late Silay Councilor Edgardo Maravilla of Silay City will have their way.

Mike, Maravilla’s son said they want his son, James Patrick, to take the late councilor’s place.

Maravilla said they already brought up the matter to Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) provincial chair.

Negros Inaugurates 25MW Solar Power

The 25-megawatt solar power located in the lot of the Valderrama family in Hacienda Maquina, Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, Negros Occidental was inaugurated yesterday, February 23, attended by local and government officials.


Ricardo Pronove of the PhilCarbon Green Energy Clean Power together with Norman Jison, Richard Tan and Maica Velez pay a courtesy visit to Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center) at the Governor’s Office, Monday. With them are Provincial Consultant on Investment Promotions, Rafael Coscolluela and Boyet Uychiat of NISARD.* (Richard Malihan photo)

Silay Solar Power Plant Eyed to Energize 30,000 Homes

The 25-megawatt Silay Solar Plant is expected to power 30,000 homes once it is fully connected to the Visayas Grid, said Manolo Candelaria, executive vice-president of the Citicore Power.

The solar plant in Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, that spans 34 hectares with 34 hectares currently in use including 96,000 photovaltaic modules, was inaugurated yesterday.

The plant is expected to help avoid 18,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year equivalent to planting 800,000 trees over the life of the facility.

Oti Respects DILG Opinion on Maravilla Replacement

Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano yesterday said he respects an opinion of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) which said that in case of death, “The appointee shall come from the same political party as that of the Sanggunian member who caused the vacancy and shall serve the unexpired term of the vacant office.”

Montelibano’s reaction comes on the heels of the withdrawal of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. revoking the appointment of Mario Torres, Sr. to replace Maravilla.