THE boxing match between Pulupundan Mayor Magdaleno Peña and lawyer Jose Maria Valencia, spokesman of Governor Alfredo Marañon, did not happen, but the chief of police of Pulupandan got knocked out.
Senior Superintendent Celestino Guara, Negros Occidental Provincial Police (Noppo) director, confirmed Tuesday that Senior Inspector Edsel Balibadlan was relieved after he escorted Peña to the Capitol last Monday with three other policemen.
CHAIRMAN of the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Vice President Jejomar Binay, is set to arrive in Silay City Wednesday.
He will lead the awarding of the local government units (LGUs) after completing the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) training on the formulation and updating of their respective Comprehensive Land Use Plans (Clups). The awarding will be held at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City.
BEAUTY queen Jewel Mae Lobaton-Pimentel urged her fellow Negrenses to support her husband, Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who is seeking reelection in the May 2013 polls.
Jewel was in Manila to send her two sons to Pimentel, who wanted to spend time with their children during the Holy Week. She hopes they will be together as a family on Easter Sunday.
THE Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
LPPCHEA is the sixth Philippine site designated as “Wetlands of International Importance.” It serves as a sanctuary to migratory bird species from as far as Siberia.
NO BOXING bout happened Monday at the Capitol between Mayor Magdaleno Peña, close ally and relative of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, and lawyer Jose Maria Valencia, spokesman and chief of staff of Governor Alfredo Marañon.
Peña, who dared the boxing match with Valencia, arrived at the Capitol 10:45 a.m. wearing what he called a “Jean-Claude Van Damned” karate suit -- a white fitted shirt and black pants -- on board his blue Challenger SR Sports car.
THE wife of senatorial bet Juan Miguel Zubiri admitted that she is hurt by unfounded issues hurled against her husband, especially the attacks of Senator Koko Pimentel.
"We hope that the candidates' campaign should be focused on performance and should not be centered on attacking other candidates," said Audrey Tan Zubiri.
BACOLOD City Police Director Edgardo Ordaniel reminded security guards who are detailed in commercial establishments to be alert all the time while on duty.
Ordaniel made the reminder amid the hold-up incidents that happened in the city recently, victimizing pawnshops and other commercial establishments.
FORMER Negros Occidental governor and now Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) chairman Daniel Lacson led a dialogue with stakeholders in Bacolod City on Friday.
In November 2010, just a few months into office, Lacson and GSIS President and General Manager Robert Vergara held nationwide dialogues with their stakeholders to listen to their issues and concerns.
RENE Villa, chairman of the board of trustees of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), is against the privatization of water districts including the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA).
Villa, who was guest of honor during the World Water Day celebration hosted by the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), said that he is not sold out to privatization because there is public component in the delivery of water.
THE Provincial Federation of Senior Citizen Association of the Philippines (PFSCAP) is pushing for legislation that their sector could have a representation in the Local Government Units (LGUs).
In its manifesto, PFSCAP-Negros Occidental Chapter states that since its initial creation even before the Senior Citizen's Law was created, the association had made remarkable achievements, one of which is the composition of the Senior Citizen Association of the Philippines comprising the provinces of Western Visayas.