NegOcc LGUs fail to meet targets on blood donation

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:15 a.m.

SOME towns and cities in Negros Occidental failed to meet their targets on Mobile Blood Donation (MBD), said Second District Board Member Miller Serondo, chairman of the committee on health.

As Carp expires, DAR faces massive court cases for NOCs

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:14 a.m.

FORMER Negros Occidental Governor Rafael Coscolluella, national president of the Confederation of Sugar Producers Association (Confed), said that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) faces massive court cases for the publication of the Notice of Coverage (NOC) for land distribution which was done in a hurry.

Bacolod police to address presence of minors in ‘wet and wild’ events

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:13 a.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is planning to address the involvement of minors in “wet and wild” parties in the city.

‘Physical harm should be avoided in frat initiation’

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:13 a.m.

BACOLOD City Councilor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of the committee on police matters of the City Council, said on Monday that physical harm should be avoided in fraternity initiation rites.

All set for ‘Ulat ni Monico’

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:13 a.m.

IT’S all set for the State of the City Address (Soca) or "Ulat ni Monico" of Bacolod City Mayor Puentevella tomorrow, July 2, in time for his 68th birthday to be held at the grand lobby of the Bacolod Government Center or the People’s House.

Police station chiefs told to maintain cleanliness

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:12 a.m.

SENIOR Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), ordered on Monday all the station commanders to keep their police stations clean especially the restrooms and the lock-up cells.

‘Ceneco has good financial standing’

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:38 p.m.

THE Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) is in good financial standing, and has no intention to charge the systems losses to the consumers, its officials said.

The systems losses won't be passed on to the consumers, said its board president Arnel Lapore at Ceneco’s 39th Annual General Membership Assembly at the West Negros University Gymnasium Saturday.

Mayor to mark birthday with ‘Ulat ni Monico’

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:37 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella will deliver his State of the City Address (Soca) dubbed “Ulat ni Monico” on his birthday on July 2, at the grand lobby of the Bacolod Government Center.

Puentevella said that he will not call his 365 days in office report “Soca” because it does not sound well in its verbal meaning in the dialect.

Negrense new labor rep in 16th Congress

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:36 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental and the labor sector will have a new representative in the 16th Congress when it opens its second regular session on July 28.

Roland de la Cruz, who is from Murcia, Negros Occidental, will be the new representative of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) party-list, replacing Raymond Democrito Mendoza, according to TUCP spokesperson Raffy Mapalo on Sunday.

Mayor to hold consultation on move for minors’ curfew

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:36 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said he will consult the private sector on the move to enforce the curfew for minors, which only allows them to be out in the streets and in public places until 10 p.m.

Trillanes eyeing higher position in 2016

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:35 p.m.

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV said that he is seeking higher office in the 2016 elections and that he may be running either for vice president or president.

House okays bills for creation of more trial courts in Bacolod

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:34 p.m.

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the measures creating more regional and municipal trial courts in Bacolod City, Rep. Evelio Leonardia said Sunday.

Police station chief probed for extortion

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:34 p.m.

ONE of the station chiefs of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is in hot water for allegedly demanding money from the suspect with illegal drugs arrested in a checkpoint operation earlier this month.

‘Wet, wild parties issue not political’

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 04:36 p.m.

BACOLOD City Councilor Caesar Distrito said on Friday the move to regulate the holding of “wet and wild” parties in the city through an ordinance does not involve politics.

De Lima not sure of seeking elective post

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 04:36 p.m.

THERE are talks that Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is being groomed to run for a senatorial post in 2016, but she did not confirm the reports when she visited Bacolod City Friday.

Act on disputes, CSC tells Pace

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 04:35 p.m.

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) has ordered the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace) of the Province of Negros Occidental to internally settle the disputes that stem from complaints of some employees.

Mayor: Illegal logging in Hinobaan reduced

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 04:35 p.m.

THE creation of a task force minimized the illegal logging activities in Hinobaan, Mayor Ernesto Estrao said.

Bishop calls for ban on ‘wet, wild’ parties

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:41 p.m.

BISHOP Vicente Navarra of the Diocese of Bacolod has joined calls to ban the holding of “wet and wild” parties in Bacolod City.

Move to form another Capitol union assailed

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:41 p.m.

THE Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace) has condemned the reported move of another group of Capitol employees to create another employees union.

Police readies charges vs bizman in firearms raid

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:39 p.m.

BUSINESSMAN Eugene Gawat is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition after policemen recovered a cache of high-powered firearms during a raid at his rented house in Sta. Clara Subdivision in Bacolod City Wednesday night.

City of Talisay promotes student-friendly community

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:39 p.m.

THE City of Talisay in Negros Occidental is promoting a student-friendly community, being the host of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), one of the largest state-run tertiary educational institutions in the province.

‘PPA should focus on other ports’

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:38 p.m.

INSTEAD of creating competition between two public ports, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) should develop and focus on other ports in Negros Occidental, said Representative Stephen Paduano of Abang Lingkod party-list.

PB mulls filing case vs SM Prime

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:12 p.m.

THE Provincial Board of Negros Occidental is mulling to file a criminal case for malicious prosecution against SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI) in relation to the series of cases the company has filed against the province.

Fifth District Board Member Alain Gatuslao, chairman of the committee on laws and ordinances, said the board members have discussed the legal options they are going to take against SMPHI.

Marañon: One-island region could be done gradually

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:11 p.m.

GOVERNOR Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he agrees with the proposal of Interior and Local Government Manuel Roxas II that the implementation of the one-island region for Negros could be done gradually to cut costs.

Roxas, in a meeting with Negrense officials Tuesday, pointed out the needed budgetary requirements for the establishment of regional offices for the new Negros Island Region. Read the related story here.

Deeper probe on councilor slay set

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:10 p.m.

SENIOR Supterintendent Milko Lirazan, director of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (Noppo), said Wednesday that he directed the Ilog Municipal Police Station to conduct a deeper investigation into the killing of former Ilog councilor Edmund Turk Vail.

Lirazan said Police Chief Insp. Renante Salgado should solve the case as soon as possible.

Minor changes implemented in BCPO

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:09 p.m.

SENIOR Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), implemented Wednesday the re-assignments in BCPO as some BCPO officials will undergo schooling for career advancement.

Escarilla said Chief Inspector Placido Gentoleo, commander of Police Station 6, was reassigned Wednesday to the BCPO headquarters and was replaced by Senior Inspector Charles Gever of Bacolod City Public Safety Company (BCPSC).

Tree planting highlights Arbor Day

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:08 p.m.

SALVADOR BENEDICTO – Tree planting activies highlighted Wednesday the celebration of Arbor Day in Barangay Kumaliskis.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cenro Bacolod, in partnership with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Negros Press Club, and the Municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto, led the planting of seedlings of endemic trees.

Villa Iska has no business permit yet

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:08 p.m.

Acting Division Head Marie Ann Biasca said Wednesday the application for business permit of Villa Iska Beach Resort in Barangay Punta Taytay has not yet reached the City Permits and Licensing Division yet.

"Insofar as my office is concerned, the said beach resort has not applied or has been issued a business permit. There are many kinds of permits such as occupancy permits, building permits, among others. But in our record, they have not been issued a business permit," Biasca said.

PPA asks SP to allow them to present Banago Port plan

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:07 p.m.

PHILIPPINE Ports Authority (PPA) Banago Port manager Enrique Fuentebaja has asked Bacolod City Council to allow them to present the proposed port zone delineation and the development plan for Banago port.

Fuentebaja said that questions that were not openly asked can be asked during their presentation before the members of the City Council.

Hearing on ‘wet and wild’ parties ordinance set today

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:07 p.m.

A PUBLIC hearing for the proposed ordinance regulating “wet and wild” parties is set today and tomorrow at the Bacolod City Council session hall.

Councilors Caesar Distrito and Em Legaspi Ang, authors of the proposed ordinance, will preside the public hearing that will be attended by representatives of public and private secondary and tertiary schools, religious groups, non-government organizations, and City Government department heads.

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