A total of 11 local government units (LGUs) in the province of Negros Occidental have been included in the election watchlist areas (EWAs) for the forthcoming May elections.
The information was based on the recently concluded Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council meeting of the military, Philippine National Police (PNP) and Commission on Elections (Comelec).
These areas include Escalante City which is listed under Category 1; cities of Cadiz, Himamaylan, Sipalay, Victorias and the municipalities of Manapla, Toboso, Calatrava, Moises Padilla and Ilog.
Eleven LGUs in the province of Negros Occidental are being closely monitored having been listed from a military intelligence report to be under the election watchlist.
Negros Occ. Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) Chief OIC S/Supt.Celestino Guarra, Jr. identified these areas under category 1 - Escalante City and under category 2 - Cadiz City, Manapla town, Victorias City, Toboso town, Calatrava town, Moises Padilla town, Binalbagan town, Himamaylan City, Ilog town and Sipalay City.
Category 1 means there is an existing intense political rivalry and possible presence of armed group while category 2 means there is a possibility of the presence of armed group such as the NPA or private armed group, Guarra explained.
Cadiz City Mayor Dr. Patrick Guillen Escalante lauded the holding of the 1st Mayor Patrick Escalante Badminton tournament and assured support of the sports, provided it will give more exposure to the Cadiznons for their future so they can use it to gain proper education.
Escalante acknowledged the response of age-group badminton players outscoring the number of visiting players as far as Talisay City who were turned down to register for unknown reason by the organizer headed by Jordan Sun.
Sun, as one parent claimed, even turned down a 13-year-old Cadiznon who is a Palarong Pambansa bronze medalist in Lingayen, Pangasinan claiming they are not members of his association, the Jaguar Badminton Club using the Multi-Purpose Hall of Cadiz City as its badminton center.
Local badminton players from host Cadiz City dominated the 1st 2013 Mayor Patrick G. Escalante Badminton Cup held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Cadiz City Multi-Purpose hall here.
Winners for Cadiz were Kerr Longno in the boys’ single under-15, with another Cadiznon Kenneth Caracena taking the silver medal. Longno and Caracena tandem also won for them the gold in the boys’ double under-15.
Cadiz City Clarence Villaflor dominated the boys’ single under-9 over Trinity Christian School Lui France Lomugdang and teamed up with Paul Saturinas to bag the title in the same category for boy’s double.
While Kabankalan City highlighted the Sinulog Festival with the tribe dance competition yesterday, SM City Bacolod also showcased the festival through an exhibit at the West Bridgeway. Mall goers can learn more about Kabankalan City and its version of the world-famous Ati-Atihan.
Sinulog dancers delight mall goers with their version of the Aetas pagan dance that honors Señor Sto. Niño.*
"To support the tourism industry, we provide the venue for the cities and municipalities of the province to promote their festivals, attractions and cultural spots," While Kabankalan City highlighted the Sinulog Festival with the tribe dance competition yesterday, SM City Bacolod also showcased the festival through an exhibit at the West Bridgeway. Mall goers can learn more about Kabankalan City and its version of the world-famous Ati-Atihan.
Following the holiday season last December, the 2nd Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Football League will resume today, Saturday for its second schedule match this year at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Tournament commissioner Warren Concepcion disclosed that last Saturday, Bacolod United Football Club (BUFC) and UNO-R Balangaw won their respetive matches and remains unscathed with straight wins in their respective divisions.
In the other match, last year’s runner-up BUFC defeated Minulu-an Talisay FC, 9-0, last Saturday for its sixth win in division 1 while Jackals has 5 wins and a draw to lead Division 2.
Sagay City FC also beat Atletico de Bago, 4-1 to improve its standing just behind BUFC with 5-1.
Cadiz City will celebrate its 39th Dinagsa Festival to include withhighly competitive sports activities in different venues as part of the city’s sports tourism.
In the list was Airsoft Shootfest held last January 12 at Philippine Normal University (PNU) quadrangle and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Basketball League championship at the Don Bernardo Benedicto Covered Court last January 13.
Set to be held on January 18, the 2nd Mayor Patrick Escalante Motocross at the Reclamation Area and on Saturday, January 19, the opening of 1st Mayor Patrick G. Escalante Badminton Tournament at the Multi-Purpose Hall with Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) secretary-general 3rd District Congressman of Negros Occidental Albee Benitez to grace the activity. The other sports events will be the Battle of Muscles 2013 with Jammer Fitness Gym organizing at the DBBCC, and continuation of the Motocross.
Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) secretary general, Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Abelardo "Albee" Benitez is expected to grace the opening of the 1st Mayor Patrick G. Escalante Badminton tournament at the Multi-Purpose Hall on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
This was disclosed by Bany John Sarabia, Cadiz City Sports coordinator under the chairmanship of City Councilor William Tabanao. Sarabia added, Benitez will join Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante in the ribbon-cutting of the new Cadiz Badminton Center at the venue.
Six more suspects in the alleged killing of an army officer in an NPA-Army encounter in Cadiz City, about two years ago, were added to the original list of alleged suspects purportedly belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) and who declared they were innocent of the trumped-up charges, saying all of them are leaders of peaceful, legal organizations belonging to various sectoral groups.
The six declared their innocence and the fact that they were victims of trumped-up charges filed by the former City Prosecutor of Cadiz, who has since retired from various service and who did not even inform them they were facing murder charges for the alleged death of an army officer, named 1st Lt. Archie Polenzo.
CADIZ CITY - Local organizer here is expecting a huge turnout of participants to the 1st Mayor Patrick G. Escalante M.D. Badminton tournament slated on January 19 to 20, 2013 at the Multi-Purpose Hall here.
This tournament jives with the celebration of its 39th Dinagsa Festival in the city this month, according to Bany John Sarabia, City Sports Coordinator which is one of the sports events being supported by the city with Councilor William Tabanao as Chairman, Committee on Sports.
Six categories are up to be contested in the two-day tournament.