The Visayan Daily Star

Talisay, EB Magalona frontrunners in Albee Cup Inter-LGU tournament

on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Team Talisay remains a force to reckon with as they dominate the basketball and men’s volleyball, while the E.B. Magalona women’s volleyball teams surged to the top during the 4th weekend of the 3rd Albee Cup Inter-LGU Tournament hosted by E.B. Magalona.

EB Magalona team with Mayor Marvin Malacon and Dr. Francisco Benitez (3rd and 4th from left).*

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 category, EBM beat Victorias but the latter bounced back with a win against Silay.

Unega, Love Negros merger still likely

By Carla P. Gomez on Thursday, June 15, 2017

A merger between the United Negros Alliance and Love Negros is still possible with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. having said that he will support the senatorial or gubernatorial bid of Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) in the 2019 polls, Board Member Salvador Escalante, Unega secretary general, said yesterday.

Tight Rope: Trash to energy

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Report says that Rep. Albee Benitez has initiated moves to bring to his district a new source of energy. Well, this is actually not new but only novel for this province and probably a pioneering project in the district.

The trash to energy project in the 3 rd district will convert garbage and plastic wastes which are petroleum-based into diesel fuel. If they segregate these wastes, they can reduce their waste from 20-30 tons a day to only 10. In effect the district will be producing fuel for trucks, jeeps, cars and motorcycles. The news report does not say how many liters of diesel fuel the project will produce but one thing for certain, the district will reduce considerably the need for dump sites.

Talisay cagers, spikers post wins in Albee Cup

June 6, 2017

Host Talisay City registered multiple wins in basketball and volleyball during the weekend to establish an early lead in the team standings of the 3rd Albee Cup Inter-LGU Sportsfest during the second weekend of the tournament.

The Talisay 3rd Albee Cup Team led by Councilors Rolin Meliton and RJ Tuvilla flank Dr. Francisco Benitez who was guest speaker at the Inter-LGU Sportsfest opening.

In 39 below basketball, Talisay beat Victorias on Saturday then dealt Silay the same fate the next day. Talisay also prevailed over Murcia and E.B. Magalona in 40 above basketball.
In men’s volleyball, Talisay once again beat the team from E.B. Magalona, while its women spikers yielded to the Saraviahons and the Silaynons.

House doubles tax on HFCS – Albee

By Carla P. Gomez on Friday, June 2, 2017

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) yesterday said the Visayan bloc failed to reduce the excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks using locally produced sugar from P10 per liter to P5, but they were able to double the amount on imported sweeteners in the House-approved comprehensive tax reform package .

Benitez, who along with the Visayan bloc congressmen, had lobbied for a P5 reduction,said it was not granted because the country's financial managers had a set amount to meet.

Albee delivering water, power

By Carla P. Gomez on Friday, June 2, 2017

Vital groundwork to provide residents and communities in remote and far-flung areas in the 3rd District power and water supply harnessed from renewal energy was facilitated last week by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Negros Occidental 3rd District), a press release from his office said yesterday.

Validation teams that arrived in Negros Occidental from the Department of Energy and the Department of Science and Technology were guided by the staff of Benitez, with the support of local government executives of the Third District.

Victorias scores opening day victory in 3rd Albee Cup Inter-LGU Sportsfest

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Victorias cagers beat Silay in the 40 Up and 39 Below basketball while its women spikers prevailed over Talisay to start their campaign on a winning in the 3rd Albee Cup: Inter-LGU Sportsfest held during the weekend at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City.

Ceremonial toss to open the 3rd Albee Cup with Dr. Francisco Benitez, Victorias City Mayor Wantan Palanca, Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, E.B. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon and Talisay City Councilor Gab Villacin.*

Also off to a good start is the local government of E.B. Magalona with wins in women’s volleyball against host Silay and against Victorias in men’s volleyball.

LGU execs compete in 3rd Albee Cup

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Elected officials of the Third District, from mayors, vice-mayors, councilors, barangay captains and barangay councilmen will see action in the 3rd Albee Cup Inter-LGU Sportsfest that will kick off at the Silay City Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center, 2 p.m. today.

Congressman Alfredo Benitez, seeing the opportunity to foster stronger camaraderie among public officials in his District and at the same time, promote physical fitness and well-being, launched the sportsfest in 2014. This year’s theme is “ Upod sa hampang, sinadya kag ASENSO sa Metro 3rd”.