Negros Daily Bulletin

Asenso Metro 3rd Burial Assistance Program Launched

on Wed, 07/05/2017

The Asenso Metro 3rd Burial Assistance Program provides access to funeral and burial services to qualified residents of the Third District of Negros Occidental. The Program brings together the resources and efforts of the Local Government Units (LGUs) of the Third District with the leadership of Congressman Alfredo Benitez, formalizing the district-wide implementation with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The Program is open to all bona-fide residents of the cities of Talisay, Silay and Victorias , and the municipalities of E.B. Magalona and Murcia. The claimant is the resident who requests for burial assistance for a deceased immediate family member. The beneficiary who is the deceased must also be a bona-fide resident of the Third District. It will start today with the signing of the MOU and formal launching. The MOU sets the duration of the program for two years, July 2017 to July 2019.

Albee Endorsed for Governor in ‘19

on Tue, 07/04/2017
By Eugene Y. Adiong / Photo Jun de los Reyes

In an overwhelming display of support, all the five mayors of the third district of Negros Occidental publicly endorsed Rep. Alfredo Benitez for governor in 2019.

The signing of MOU and formal launcing of “Asenso Metro 3rd Burial Assistance Program Tabang sa Kalisod” program of Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental were witnessed by Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano, Talisay City Mayor Jesus Antonio Neil E. Lizares III, Rep. Stephen Paduano of Abang Lingkod Party List, Victorias City Mayor Frederick Wantan Palanca, Silay City Mayor Mark Golez and E.B. Magalona Town Mayor Marvin Malacon. The ceremony was held at Natures Village Resorts, Hotel and Restaurant in Talisay City yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Talisay, Murcia Win Albee Cup Volley Titles

on Tue, 06/27/2017

Top-ranked Talisay City men’s spikers and Murcia’s volleybelles won the titles of Albee Cup volleyball tournament on Sunday in Victorias City.

The Talisaynons swept EB Magalona in three sets with 25-17, 25-17, 25-14; while Murcia placed third with a 31-29, 25-12 victory over Victorias.

Murcia lady spikers snatched the title via a 27-25, 20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-13 hard fought battle going to the distance. Silay City grabbed the third spot with a 25-14, 25-10 domination of Victorias.

Talisay, EBM Teams – Frontrunners In Albee Cup

on Wed, 06/21/2017

The Talisay Albee Cup cagers take the lead in basketball and in men’s volleyball with the EBM lady spikers as frontrunners, as the District 3 inter-LGU tournament finished its 4th weekend matches last June 17 and 18 hosted by EB Magalona.

Silay men’s spikers suffered twin losses to EBM and Talisay in volleyball games held at the Barangay Tabigue covered court. In the women’s match, EBM beat Victorias but the Victorias spikers beat Silay.

Gatchalian Backs Reduction of Excise Tax

by Eugene Adiong on Fri, 06/16/2017

The sugar industry has found another ally in Senator Sherwin Gatchalian in its efforts to reduce the proposed P10 per liter proposed excise tax.

Gathalian said that he expects “adjustments on the proposal especially on sugar-sweetened beverages because it is a new provision which was not discussed in the Senate.”

Pressed if government economic managers would bend to lower their proposed excise tax, he said, “they bent on the excise tax on diesel fuel which was initially at P6 but they now agreed that it be imposed in three phases- P3 in the first year, P2 in the second year and P1 in the third year.”

Active Return of Danding to Politics Closely Watched

by Eugene Adiong on Thu, 06/15/2017

Is the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in Negros Occidental gearing up for a revitalized fight in the 2019 elections?

This seems to be the case after Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed that his party is in “a recruitment phase” right now in the province.

“To my understanding, yes,” Lacson said.

This developed after reports came out that former ambassador and business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. has returned as the chairman of one of the biggest political parties in the country.

Senators Ejercito, Zubiri Want Lower Excise Tax

by Eugene Adiong on Tue, 06/13/2017

The proposed excise tax of the Duterte administration may have inflationary effect especially on petroleum and sugar-sweetened products, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said yesterday.

“I’m not in favor of increasing that much (tax) especially on petroleum products and sugar. I’m quite certain as I was able to talk to some other senators and I don’t think they will adopt the House version and I find those proposals too high. We might be able to lower the individual tax but prices of goods and commodities might increase”, Ejercito said.

Zubiri to Fight High Excise Taxes

by Eugene Adiong on Mon, 06/12/2017

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Friday promised sugar industry stakeholders to fight for the reduction of the P10-a-liter excise tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

But, I am only one vote in the Senate, Zubiri said as he asked sugar industry leaders to lobby for support from the rest of the members of the Senate.

He pointed out that the need for the support of Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, who chairs the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and is sympathetic to the sugar industry.

Talisay Scores Multiple Wins in 3rd Albee Cup

on Tue, 06/06/2017

The Talisay Team in the 3rd Albee Cup Inter-LGU Sportsfest scored multiple wins over the other LGU groups in the second week of the basketball and volleyball games.

In the basketball matches for 39 below category, Talisay won over Victorias last June 3; and beat Silay in the June 4 schedule. Talisay also beat Murcia (June 3) and EB Magalona (June 4) in the 40 above basketball games.