The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released the latest list of fire victims in the recent fire at Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, considering this is election season, the city government has to follow procedural rules of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). But, we are now processing the financial assistance for the fire victims in Puroks Kawayan and Katilingban in Brgy. Banago.
Merci Bakeshop conducted a relief operation last April 25, 2013 for the victims of the Banago Fire that devastated over a hundred family houses in Purok Katilingban and Kawayan in Barangay Banago last Wednesday noon. Majority of the affected families come from Purok Katilingban.
At present, Domingo Lacson National High School serves as their evacuation center. Upon arrival of Team Merci at DLNHS, they were greeted and briefed by Barangay Banago Kagawad Joemarie Maniego who supervises the evacuation accommodations and relief operations with the assistance of the Deparment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Bacolod City Health Office, and the City Legal Office.
Pamilya Magbinuligay Kita sa Kauswagan standard-bearer Monico Puentevella visited the fire victims of Purok Katilingban and Purok Kawayan in Brgy. Banago Wednesday.
"I went there, it’s not because I am running for City Mayor, but as a concerned citizen of Bacolod," said the former three-term Congress-man, who was attending a special mass for the late Bishop Antonio Fortich when he was advised about the fire. Puentevella then cancelled most of his itineraries for the day and went directly to Brgy. Banago to extend his help but was held back by firefighters and some residents as the blaze was getting bigger and proved to be dangerous at that point.
More or less 200 houses were razed by fire in Barangay Banago at around noon yesterday, April 24, 2013 while almost a thousand were temporarily evacuated to the Domingo Lacson National High School here and other sheds as their temporary shelter.
A resident carries his appliance when fire broke out at Purok Katilingban and Purok Kawayan in Barangay Banago along with others in their struggle to safety along the main streets.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The fire lasted for almost two hours with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) requesting help from fire stations outside of Bacolod City.
Parents and children in bayanihan spirit gather water from the leaking faucets of Baciwa and from canals to put out the fire on their houses at Purok Katilingban and Purok Kawayan in Barangay Banago. Damage was initially estimated at 100 houses yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
An estimated P3-million in properties, including around 200 houses, were destroyed by fire in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City yesterday noon, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.
Mopping Operation - a firefighter at Purok Katilingban, Brgy Banago yesterday puts out what is left of the fire that destroyed more than 200 houses.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
No one was reported injured in the accident, but the fire, which broke out in a thickly-populated area adjacent to the Domingo Lacson National High School (DLNHS) and the oil depot of Petron Corp., had reached the general alarm level, Chief Inspector Bartolome Beliran, city fire marshal, said in radio reports.
BACIWA donates drinking water to fire victims at Barangay Banago.*
It was reported that the people of Barangay Banago shed tears upon seeing Princess Soraya Jafar in a surprise visit while Team Monico Puentevella’s "Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan" (MKK) was holding pocket discussions.
The people of Barangay Banago shed tears upon seeing Princess Soraya Jafar in a surprise visit while Team Monico Puentevella’s "Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan" (MKK) was holding pocket discussions (MKK photo).*
"Daw sa ano bala," broadcast analyst Ramon Viva explained the Banago residents’ "tears of joy", which was an accolade to members of the Royalty who are good to their people. She was lost for awhile but thanks to former Congressman Monico Puentevella, Princess Soraya was there again to bring good tidings to the people of Banago.
The Princess is not a stranger to them. She is their princess indeed. Edgar Allan Poe once wrote, "Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
Officers of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Bacolod chapter led by its president, Elvi Lucila Bajador together with Nishimura Tsunaki, representative of Pay Forward Club of Osaka, Japan recently called on Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
The group was received by Councilor Em Ang, who is a life member of the Philippine Nurses Association and the Sangguniang Panlungsod Chairman of the committee on Social Services, and the mayor’s Executive Secretary Edwina Javier.
The disaster drill of residents in Brgy. Banago in Bacolod City was a success.
With the aim of preparing the community on how to handle themselves and what to do during calamity, it was actively participated in by the barangay officials and their constituents in puroks: Tinagong Dagat, Purok Riverside 1, 2, and 3. Purok and Barangay officials who joined the drill, which was a joint endeavor of the Bacolod City government, SMART, Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR), disaster risk reduction and management councils of Brgy.Banago and Bacolod City, with the offices of Councilors Em Ang and Caesar Distrito. A total of 200 residents participated in the said drill.
One of the progressive call centers in Bacolod City, TRANSCOM, donated 50 units of trisikads to the 50 poor residents of Bacolod City. The trisikads were coursed through the office of the mayor during the turn over ceremony yesterday.
TRANSCOM TRISIKAD DONATION. With the trisikads as background, are Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center, 6th from L) and Vice Mayor Thaddy Sayson (5th from L) and (L-R)Punong Barangay Rosinie Distrito of Singcang, Baldo Benjamin of Banago, Angel Abaring of Bata and Alex Diamante of Taculing. ()to the Mayor’s Left) Councilor Em Ang, Caesar Distrito, Transcom’s Facilities Manager Philip Wen Bombita, Facilities Asst. Jessie Qua and Joshua Teodosio, Maintenance (all 3 from Transcom). Photo taken during the distribution of trisikads to Bacolod’s poor barangay residents, July 18, 2012.*