bANWAHON DBP chairman Alberto Romulo (center) with the Ang Banwahanon 2017 awardees, Dr. Ernesto Palanca, representing lawyer Simplicio Palanca, Omar Francis Demonteverde, representing Judge Franklin Demonteverde, Conchita Varela Sicangco and Architect Armando Guevarra (3 rd , 4 th , 6 th , 7th from left) and Elsa and Mayor Evelio Leonardia (left), Rep. Greg Gasataya and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran (right) and committee members Franklin Fuentebelle, George Zulueta, Ian Lo, Ma. Rosario Sola, Johanna Bayoneta and Dr. Hector Gayares (back)*

‘Be an inspiration to all'
Romulo urges Banwahanon awardees

Development Bank of the Philippines chairman and former senator Alberto Romulo Saturday night urged the Ang Banwahanon Awardees “to be an inspiration to all of us and to the community” since they were chosen because of their track record.

“We honor the immense contribution of these Banwahanon awardees to the City of Bacolod – economic, culture and sports, social, moral and education development - because of their incomparable integrity, strength of character, and dedication and love for their community, the city of Bacolod and their fellow community members,“Romulo, who was guest of honor and speaker during Ang Banwahanon Awards Night 2017 at the Bacolod City Government Center, said.

The awardees were businessman Simplicio Palanca, retired Judge Franklin Demonteverde, Conchita “Titang” Varela Sicangco and Architect Armand Guevarra. moremoremore

Top taxpayers,
employees honored, too

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say yesterday commended the outstanding taxpayers and employees of Bacolod City for their dedication and commitment in upholding honesty and integrity as responsible Filipino citizens.

“You serve as an inspiration to every Filipino to strive for betterment, and for us in government to ensure honest and prompt delivery of service to our people,” he said as he delivered the message of Labor Secretary Silvestr Bello lll during the recognition of the city's outstanding taxpayers and employees during the Commemoration of the 79th Year of the Signing of the Charter of Bacolod City at the Bacolod City Government Centeryesterday.

Say said “The consistent truthfulness of our outstanding taxpayers in fulfilling their tax obligations is most laudable.” Their exemplary deeds made significant contributions and helped to further propel the city's unbridled growth,” he said. moremoremore


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2 killed in shooting

A supervisor of a construction company and a rice field owner were killed in shooting incidents in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, and Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Saturday.

Two riding-in-tandem suspects shot and killed Rey Anthony Gayo Sillero, 36, of Amihan in Brgy. Candau-ay, and an assistant supervisor of PhilSouth Construction, in Purok Saging, also of the barangay, in Dumaguete City.

Police investigation showed that the victim was on his way to work on board a motorcycle when the two suspects, who were in another motorcycle, overtook him, and one of them shot him in the back.