Leonardia unfazed by 3-cornered race

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is unfazed by the “three-way” battle between him, former Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, and Ray Carmona in the 2019 mayoral race. Leonardia is the standard-bearer of the Grupo Progreso (GP); Batapa-Sigue is the mayoralty bet of the Asenso for Better Bacolod-Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan (ABB-MKK); while media […]

City honors former vice mayor

BACOLOD City – The City of Bacolod honored the late Wilmar “Boy” Drilon for his significant contributions to the city as vice mayor and as councilor. In his executive order dated Oct. 13, Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered flags to be lowered at half-staff at the Bacolod City Government Center and other city government offices, and […]

‘Friendly’ battle in EB Magalona

EB MAGALONA, Negros Occ. – Despite the breakdown in the merger of political forces here, the public can expect a “friendly” race between bosom buddies Board Member David Albert Lacson and incumbent Mayor Marvin Malacon. Lacson and Vice Mayor Bambi Depasucat filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) together with their respective slates on Oct. 17, 2018 […]

NFA-NegOcc borrows more rice from Iloilo

BACOLOD City – Still without a final schedule on the arrival of its imported rice stocks, the National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Occidental again borrowed an additional 10,000 bags of rice from its counterpart in Iloilo. Frisco Canoy, provincial manager of NFA-Negros Occidental, said they have yet to be informed when the province’s import […]

Lacson-Ferrer tandem lead filing of COC

BACOLOD City – The unified ticket of Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio  Jose Lacson and former fourth district congressman Jeffrey Ferrer,  who are running for governor and vice governor respectively, filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) at the Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here on October 16, 2018. Lacson of the Love Negros (LN) […]

Guv endorses Arroyo for fifth district seat

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr on Oct 16, 2018 declared his support for Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca’s candidacy as fifth district congressional representative. Arroyo-Lesaca filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here Tuesday. She was accompanied by her husband, John Lesaca, and niece Dina Arroyo-Tantoco, daughter of […]

Former lady councilor to challenge Leonardia

BACOLOD City – A former lady councilor in the city will challenge incumbent Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia in the 2019 mayoralty race. Former Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, a lawyer by profession, is the mayoralty candidate of the Asenso for Better Bacolod-Magbinuligay Kita sa Kauswagan group. The entire slate filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Oct. 16 at […]

5 LGUs are possible election hotspots?

BACOLOD City – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Occidental has identified five local government units (LGUs) as possible election “hotspots,” Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr, provincial police director said. Castil identified the areas as the towns of Moises Padilla, Isabela, Toboso, Salvador Benedicto, and Escalante City. He pointed out that these are almost […]

P163M museum eyed to be built early next year

BACOLOD City – Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri said on Oct 14, 2018 that the construction of the P163-million museum for Bacolod City is expected to start in the first quarter of 2019. Zubiri presented the architectural design and perspective of the multi-million museum to the media and the Bacolod City officials […]

Fire guts Bantug ancestral house

BACOLOD City – The ancestral house owned by the grandmother of Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez was razed by a fire at Osmeña Avenue, Victorias City, early morning of Oct 14, 2018. Authorities identified the owner of the house as former Victorias City Mayor Remedios Bantug. Based on information given by arson investigators […]