Robinsons Kids Squad Grand Finals

TALENT, wit and charm are the three main ingredients to entertain, draw attention and to be the first Grand Winner of Robinsons Kids Squad Talent Quest. Watch Deigne Yanzel Carado, Jhon Louie Animas, Althea Maureen Montemar, Armel Benedict Villanis, Jariz Mayve de la Gente as they go head-to-head in the Grand Finals of the Robinsons […]

Drivers slam gov’t’s failure to address fuel disparity

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Drivers who belong  to the Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators- Negros (STON) are grinding their teeth against what they alleged as the failure of the government to address the fuel price disparity in Negros compared to Metro Manila and other provinces.
Nilo Frias of STON said they have been expecting results from some government officials including senators who pledged to help address the problem but until now it remains unresolved.
The disparity is pegged at P4 to P5 per litter.
In Metro Manila, the price of regular gasoline is at P48.35 per litter while here in Bacolod City, the price is at P52.42.

Ceneco to impose minimal rate hike

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Atty. Arnel Lapore, president of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), revealed the coop is set to impose a minimal rate hike this month of July – from P1.81 per kWh, the increase would only be at 60 to 70 centavos per kWh.
Lapore pointed out that KEPCO SPC Power Corp.’s advisory that they are experiencing problems forces Ceneco to get power from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, which means an increase in electricity rates affecting the July 2012 billing of consumers.
KSPC informed Ceneco that its Unit 1 is experiencing problems due to a furnace tube leak and had to be switched off on July 2 to prevent further damage.
However, Lapore said the KEPCO has informed them during the weekend that they were able to repair one unit that’s why the rate increase would be imposed in minimal amount.

Unveiling of 2012 Masskara Festival logo slated next week

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Nine emerging artists from this city under the direction of three creative consultants came up with the 2012 MassKara Festival logo that will be unveiled during a show and fireworks display next week.

The 2012 MassKara is scheduled October 1-22, 2012.

The artists will be presented together with the logo July 10, 6pm at the Bacolod Government Center grounds, festival director Eli Tajanlangit said.

The launch is organized in partnership with GMA tv network.

Mayor orders cops to search for cadaver’s missing head, arm, leg

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Valladolid mayor Rommel Yogore yesterday ordered police forces in his locality to conduct a clearing operation in the town’s cemetery and look for the missing head, arm and leg of a cadaver which were dug out of its grave during the weekend.

Yogore said the incident is being considered as a special case as this is the “first time” that such incident happened in his locality.

The cemetery caretaker whose identity is being withheld reported to the local police station Sunday afternoon that the cadaver of a certain Alberto Pelicano, 58, who died due to an illness, was dug out of his grave and was found about 20 meters away from the burial site.

Vice guv says relationship with mayors ‘very good’

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental vice governor Genaro “Lim-ao” Alvarez yesterday stated that his relationship with the mayors in the province is “very good”.

This, after Provincial Board member Salvador Escalante (2nd District), a protégé of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., confirmed that some mayors were disgruntled with Marañon. But Escalante added that this has been patched up.

Alvarez said that “as far as I know, wala ako disgusto sa mga mayors and I believe, sila wala man disgusto sa akon.”

However, Alvarez was also quick to add that he believes the relationship he enjoys with the mayors is the same with the governor.

‘HBO commentators biased for Pacquiao’

TRAINER Joel Diaz believes the HBO announce team is biased in favor of Filipino fight king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, which colored viewers’ perceptions of his June 9 fight against Diaz’s fighter, Timothy Bradley Jr. Bradley defeated Pacquiao through an unpopular and controversial split decision, to win the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt. Boxing fans […]

Bradley’s trainer upset with Bob Arum

JOEL Diaz, the trainer of new world welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr., is upset with Top Rank Promotions chief executive Bob Arum for allegedly “turning his back” on the undefeated fighter.

“I don’t even want to talk about Bob Arum,” Diaz told Examiner.

Last June 9, Bradley surprised the boxing world when he was awarded a split decision victory over Filipino fight king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to become the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion.

Hawks trade Joe Johnson to Nets; send Marvin Williams to Jazz

THE BROOKLYN Nets have reached an agreement in principle to acquire Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The trade sends guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a lottery-protected 2013 first-round pick the Nets acquired from the Houston Rockets. Stevenson is a free agent, so he will go to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal.

Johnson, 31, has four years and nearly $90 million dollars left on his contract. Shedding his contract gives Atlanta immense cap relief and flexibility moving forward. The Hawks created more flexibility by also reaching agreement on a trade to send Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris, league sources confirmed to Y! Sports’ Marc Spears. Harris has one year and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. Williams has two years and $15.8 million left on his deal.

Serena in mood to put Kvitova in her place

LONDON – Only three other women have etched their name on the Venus Rosewater Dish in a 12-year Williams duopoly but 2011 champion Petra Kvitova gets the chance on Tuesday to prove that the sparkling piece of silverware is not merely on loan.
The Czech has reached the quarterfinals almost unnoticed in her first defense of the title she won so refreshingly last year, but things are about to hot up for the fourth seed as the two remaining Wimbledon winners in the draw meet head on.
Serena Williams, looking to equal the five Wimbledon singles titles of big sister Venus, has struggled through to the last eight, digging deep into her reserves of willpower to overcome Zheng Jie and Yaroslava Shvedova in rounds three and four.
She may not be quite as ruthless these days but the 30-year-old slugger is still in their fighting and of the remaining eight players, none will be more hungry.

SMPHI tactics

By: Modesto Sa-onoy

NEWS REPORT came out on June 26 that the SM Prime Holdings Inc., the losing bidder for the Occidental Negros Provincial Capitol lots had asked the Register of Deeds to put a lis pendens notation in the title of this property.