SP extends deadline of business permit filing

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod, during its regular session yesterday, extended the deadline for the payment of business permits in the city, from January 20 to February 28, 2018.

This was confirmed by Councilor Caesar Distrito, Chairperson of the SP Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government who authored the extension of filing of business permits and the payment of the first quarter business tax.

“The extension will in effect exempt businesses that failed to secure business permits from payment of penalties and surcharges,” Distrito said.

Himamaylan PNP Lauded For surrendered firearms, explosives

Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., Negros Occidental Police Provincial Police Office (NOCPPO), Director lauded the Himamaylan City PNP for its intensified campaign against loose firearms in his locality.

The Himamaylan PNP under Police Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Jr. has collected several firearms, ammunitions and explosives during their house-to-house campaign in implementing “Oplan Katok, Oplan Boga”.

Castillo: ‘Arrest was without due process’

Army: ‘He has standing warrant from RTC Branch 60’

Mr. Isidro Castillo alias Gesnar allegedly former Secretary of Larangang Guerilla 2, and identified as member of Regional Urban White Area Committee (RUWAC) under Religious Sector and Spokesperson of Negros Farmers Sugarcane Workers (NFSW), vehemently denied the accusation against him by the authorities that he was part of the ambush that killed army Lt. Fulgencio in March 7, 2010.

2 Killed, 4 hurt in collision

Two persons were killed and four others injured after a tricycle collided with a truck loaded with fishes in the national highway of Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City around 7 a.m. yesterday.

Police Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan PNP chief identified the victims as Cecelia PiancoVillaruel, 35, and 4 years old Blessed Lines Santillana, all of Barangay Taloc, Bago City. They sustained head and body injuries when their tricycle collided with the truck.

PCOO holds PCO Net NegOcc leg

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) held yesterday the 10th leg of its Provincial Communication Officers Network (PCO Net) in Bacolod City.


COURTESY VISIT. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Rafael-Banaag (3rd from right) and PCOO New Media Affairs director Princess Pebbles Duque (3rd from left), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Negros Occidental Information Center manager Lorenzo Lambatin (rightmost) are welcomed by Councilor Em Ang (2nd from left), City Administrator John Orola (4th from left), Secretary to the Mayor Edward Joseph Cuansing (2nd from right) and OIC-Public Information Office Danny Dangcalan (leftmost) during their courtesy visit to the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday. The PCOO is strengthening its Provincial Communication Officers Network.*

St. John’s Institute to bring fight to the Vatican

Officials of beleaguered St. John’s Institute (SJI) popularly known in Bacolod City as Hua Ming, saw a ray of hope in their cause after the president of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) wrote Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon favoring the school.

“After studying our letter to them, its president Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ and Fr. Adolfo Dacanay their canon lawyer, wrote the bishop (Buzon) that the school has no fault that stripped us of our status as a Catholic school,” Benjamin Lopue, SJI president said.

14 suspects nabbed in ‘pot session’

Fourteen drug suspects were arrested by San Carlos City PNP around 5:15 p.m. Sunday at San Juan Baybay, Barangay 6, San Carlos.

Police Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas, San Carlos police chief identified the suspects as Jose Marabe Palabrica, 54, widow, carpenter, of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6; Peter Rovir Bargo Zapanta, 29, married, of V. Gustilo Street, Brgy. 3; Ryan Campo Guillen 33, married, tricycle driver, of Ylagan Street, Brgy. 6; Jayban Ciano Rosalejos, 21, single of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6; Nino Kim Fernandez Bartulin, 32, single, of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6;

Bacolod cop shot dead

A policeman assigned at Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Station 5 (Granada) was shot dead, while another one was wounded, late Saturday afternoon at Canonoy Beach Resort in Barangay Gargato in Hinigaran.

Killed was PO2 Britches “Monggol” Lapus Talapiero, 36, member of the PNP Class “Masikap” assigned at BCPO, a resident of Stone Heaven Subdivision in Barangay Granada, Bacolod.

Talapiero sustained a gunshot wound on his back. He was rushed to the Hinigaran Medical Clinic but was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Jansen Vergara.

Warning out vs. persons asking donations for ‘governor’s anti-drug drive’

The Office of the Governor of Negros Occidental is warning the public against persons asking for “donations for the anti-illegal drug campaign of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.”

Eric Loretizo, Executive Assistant IV, of the Governor’s Office, informed NDB last night that reports reached their office about this “budol-budol”, primarily targeting gasoline stations.

‘1st ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award’ bolsters San Carlos City’s tourism, investment potentials

San Carlos Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. said the full cooperation of his constituents in the northern Negros Occidental city is the main factor for garnering the “1st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City Award”.


SAN CARLOS CITY Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. during an interview with NDB at his office.* (APT photo)

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