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Sun.Star Bacolod reporter elected 80th Negros Press Club president

Monday, January 18, 2016

SUN.STAR Bacolod reporter Teresa Ellera was elected the 80th president of the Negros Press Club (NPC) during its annual general assembly and election of officers for 2016-2017 held at the NPC Building in Bacolod City, January 16.

BACOLOD. Sun.Star Bacolod reporter Teresa Ellera and dyAG reporter Rico Gantalao (right) being proclaimed by election committee member Edmund Aspero as the new president and vice president of the Negros Press Club, respectively, after the election Saturday. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

Teresa Ellera, 45, also a co-anchor of DyRL’s Mercado Publiko program hosted by veteran broadcaster Vic Mercado, garnered 56 votes to win against Aquilino “Boy” Ciocon of DyAF, who garnered 29 votes.


By Edith Colmo
Negros Daily Bulletin

For three consecutive years, the Negros Press Club has elected lady journalists to lead the group of its members in the fourth estate.

Over the weekend, Teresa Ellera-Dulla, news reporter of Sunstar Bacolod won the presidency against her male opponent by 56 votes over Aquilino “Boy” Ciocon of Radio Veritas who got 29 votes. Ellera succeeds Dolores Epacta, editor of Negros Weekly, as immediate past president. Epacta succeeded Carla Cañet, reporter of Sun Star Bacolod who served as president of NPC in 2014.

Newly-elected officers and Board of Directors of the Negros Press Club. President - Teresa Ellera, Vice- President - Babes Gantalao, Secretary - Erwin Nicavera, Treasurer - Glazyl Masculino, Auditor - Sheila Gelera, Board of Directors - Mark Salanga, Serge Santillan, Merlinda Pedrosa, Hernan Garciniego, Dolly Yasa, Edgar Lucasan, Alvin Grava, Eugene Adiong and Rox Estrella.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

NPC, Army, Smart Partner in Tree-Growing Activity

MURCIA, Negros Occidental - The Negros Press Club, Smart Communications and the Philippine Army 303rd Brigade held a tree growing activity, on July 18 at the 303rd Camp Gerona Brgy. Minoyan.

Participants plant tress sponsored by the Negros Press Club, Smart Communications and 303rd Brigade, P.A. at the Army Camp in Minoyan, Murcia.* (PIA6)

Speech by Teddy Locsin, Jr., in Bacolod at SMX, Saturday, 7 March 2015

Good evening. Thank you for initing me. Congratulations to the new officers of the Negros Press Club, the oldest in our history; the youngest in its membership. I was saving my breath for a long and not so easy speech but I’ve lost a lot of it expressing my wonder at the splendor of the sprawing new SM. Let me tell you, I know Henry Sy and he doesn’t make mistakes; he doesn’t wait for progress to happen before coming in; he comes in to make progress happen. The new SM is an earnest of his unfailing faith in our future here.
I won’t miss a chance to return where I spent summers as a boy. There is a quality in the Southerner that he must renew from time to time by coming back, so he doesn’t lose the sense of where he is which comes from the sense of whence he came. Let me cut to the chase.

Outside of newspapers, TV, and radio, in that order, there are no other sources of news. In that order because TV and radio get their news from print or must validate their news against print. Otherwise it is “That’s your story but I heard different.”