Philippine Festival opens in Tokyo today

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:26 p.m.

TOKYO – Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez will grace the opening of the Philippine Festival at Ueno Park here today, August 30.

He will be joined by Jenavilla Bibal Shigemizu, the festival organizing committee chairperson, along with Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives Yukio Ubukata and Masato Nataniya.

Police to deploy anti-crime teams to solve ‘akyat-bahay’ incidents

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:25 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will deploy members of anti-crime groups and force multipliers to the different barangays to solve the rampant “akyat bahay” (house burglary) incidents in the city.

Chief Inspector Noel Polines, head of BCPO Operations Branch, said on Friday that he directed all station commanders to assist these groups in conducting roving patrol within their areas of jurisdiction.

Senate to debate Sugarcane Bill next month

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:23 p.m.

SENATOR Francis Escudero revealed on Friday that the Senate is set to debate the Sugarcane Bill at the plenary in September.

Escudero in a radio interview over Mercado Public Program said the bill which he principally authored is now with the Technical Working Group and will be submitted for plenary discussion next month.

City gov’t surrenders AVM permit to court

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:31 p.m.

THE City Government of Bacolod deposited the business permit of slaughterhouse operator AVM Bernardo Engineering to the court on Thursday upon the order of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 54 presiding judge Eduardo Sayson.

Guv downplays people's initiative vs pork barrel

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:31 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. downplayed the launching of the “People's Initiative against Pork Barrel” by multi-sectoral groups earlier this week to push for the abolition of the pork barrel and other lump sum releases by the national government.

‘Inside job’ in Noceco robbery probed further

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:30 p.m.

THE Valladolid Municipal Police Station is looking deeper into the “inside job” angle on the P260,000 robbery at field office of the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperation (Noceco) in Barangay Sagwa Banua of said town last Saturday.

DOT grants more than P2.2-M assistance to LGUs in NegOcc

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:29 p.m.

SEVEN local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental received more than P2.2 million in checks from the Department of Tourism (DOT) in rites led by Regional Director Helen Catalbas held at the O Hotel in Bacolod City on Thursday.

Solve ‘akyat-bahay’ cases, Police Station 5 chief told

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:29 p.m.

THE chief of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) directed Police Station 5 chief, Senior Inspector Leo Canag, on Thursday to solve the “akyat-bahay” (house burglary) incidents in his area of jurisdiction especially at Charito Heights Subdivision in Barangay Granada.

De Leon: Hotels industry competitive

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

THE hospitality industry in the country is highly competitive and will not fall behind upon the implementation of the Asean free trade agreement come 2015.

This Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio president and Baguio Country Club general manager Anthony de Leon assured Wednesday.

Baciwa installs manager, 6th board member

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:24 p.m.

THE Board of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) installed Mario Macatangay on Wednesday as interim general manager and accepted Alfredo Bayanin as their sixth member.

‘Army winning the peace in Negros’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:23 p.m.

COLONEL Jon Aying, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, declared on Wednesday that the government is winning the peace in Negros while the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels continue to lost their ground and hold over the masses in the countryside.

Police steps up watch vs Ozamiz rob group

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:23 p.m.

THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) continues to monitor the reported presence of the Ozamiz robbery group in the province especially in Bacolod City.

Master plan seen vital for progress of Bacolod

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

METRO Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president Frank Carbon said the realization of a master plan is still the prime basis for a city to progress and to achieve its long-term goals.

HRVCB to hold processing of claims on September 3-4

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

THE Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) will hold the second intake process of applicants on September 3 and 4 at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center at North Capitol Road in this city.

Pace stops ‘paba-on’ for retiring employees

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

THE Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace) can no longer provide cash gifts to the 18 Capitol employees who are set to retire following the abolition of their positions under the reorganization implemented by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.

Sign-up station vs ‘pork’ set up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:17 p.m.

A SIGN-UP center for the petition to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) program and other lump-sum releases has been set up at the entrance of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.

2 ship captains deny near collision

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

THE captains of the two roll, on-roll off (Roro) vessels have denied reports that their ships nearly collided, a coast guard official said.

Lt. Commander Glen Daraug, chief of the Philippine Coast Guard in Bacolod, said both captains of Montenegro Shipping Lines and Navistar Lines claimed that they were sailing harmoniously and no untoward incident happened.

Mayor ordered to comment on mandamus case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

THE presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 54 has ordered Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella to file his comment within ten days after receiving the copy of the mandamus case filed by AVM Bernardo Engineering.

Baciwa head denies arbitrary detention

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:15 p.m.

BACOLOD City Water District (Baciwa) Juliana Carbon has denied that she ordered to detain Baciwa directors Lawrence Villanueva, Lorendo Dilag and Marichi Ramos.

Call center agent found dead

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:14 p.m.

A CALL center agent was found dead inside the comfort room of her boarding house at NNJ Building, Dona Maria Street in Barangay 32, Bacolod City Monday evening.

Police identified the fatality as Lorna Casugod, 21, a resident of Barangay 2, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.

Humiding seeks dialogue with peace adviser

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army chairman Arsenio Humiding is asking for a dialog with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in a bid to clarify issues.

Humiding, with CPLA members and zone commanders after a two-day meeting in La Trinidad, said the organization has assessed the implementation of the 2011 agreement inked with the government agency.

PCG probes near crash of 2 Roros

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:14 p.m.

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Bacolod Station is investigating the reported near collision of two roll-on, roll-off (Roro) vessels plying Negros and Iloilo Monday night.

“We received such report and were are conducting an investigation,” Lt. Commander Glen Daraug, chief of PCG-Bacolod said.

Aquino hails girl from Bacolod

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:13 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III lauded a girl from Bacolod City for showing "more discernment than some who are much older than her” as she expressed in her essay that came out in a national daily last week.

Ma. Francesca Santiago, 13, an eighth grader at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School, wrote an article titled “The blame game” published in the Young Blood section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

3 Baciwa directors to file raps vs execs, employees

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:12 p.m.

THREE directors of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa), including chairman Lawrence Villanueva, vice chairman Lorendo Dilag, and board secretary Marichi Ramos, said they will file charges against concerned water district executives and employees who caused their arbitrary detention last August 19.

The group is represented by their counsel Roger Reyes.

Negros militant group launches signature drive vs pork

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:11 p.m.

MILITANT group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros launched the people's initiative against pork barrel in the province Monday by holding a protest march from the Fountain of Justice to the San Sebastian Cathedral in front of the Bacolod plaza.

Alejandro Deoma, chair of Bayan Muna-Negros, said they aim to gather at least 10 percent of the total population in every district in Negros Occidental.

‘Depression due to poverty’

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:10 p.m.

DEPRESSION because of poverty is being eyed by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) as one of the reasons why a woman killed her own daughter and then herself inside a room of a pension house at 11th Street, Barangay 7 last Friday.

Hostage taker faces illegal firearm raps

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:09 p.m.

A COMPLAINT for violation of Republic Act 10591 or illegal possession of firearms will be filed by police today against the man who held hostage the 11 passengers of a Ceres Liner bus at the terminal in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental Sunday afternoon.

Chief Inspector Lino Dalisay, chief of Hinigaran Municipal Police Station, said Richard Opelio, 26, of Barangay 4, Kabankalan City will be charged before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Bacolod City.

Hostage taker faces illegal firearm raps

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 03:59 p.m.

A COMPLAINT for violation of Republic Act 10591 or illegal possession of firearms will be filed by police today against the man who held hostage the 11 passengers of a Ceres Liner bus at the terminal in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental Sunday afternoon.

Chief Inspector Lino Dalisay, chief of Hinigaran Municipal Police Station, said Richard Opelio, 26, of Barangay 4, Kabankalan City will be charged before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Bacolod City.

AVM files mandamus vs city gov’t, mayor

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

AVM Bernardo Engineering, operator of the Bacolod City slaughterhouse represented by Glorydee Cometa, its plant manager, filed a mandamus case against the City Government and Mayor Monico Puentevella for withholding its business permit despite their compliance of all the necessary requisites.

The case was filed before the Regional Trial Court (RCT) last August 12.

Ceneco to get diesel power starting January 2015

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

THE Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will source 18.9 megawatts (MW) of diesel power from Energreen Power Development and Management Inc., under its project company Central Negros Power Reliability Inc. (Cenpri), for 15 years beginning January next year to augment its power deficit especially during peak hours.

The initial supply will start this December, Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. said in a forum over the weekend.

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