Events and Leisure
A sugar worker-turned-farmer from Negros Occidental had been elected Board of Director of a sector of countries which sent representatives to the General Assembly of the Network of Asia and the Pacific Producers (NAPP) held February 21-22, 2014 at Pegasus Reef Hotel, Colombo, in Sri Lanka.
Chosen to represent the Philippines, Laos, and Thailand in the 15-seat NAPP Board of Directors was Romualdo Noble of the Asosasyon sang Mamumugon sa Nolan (AMANO) based in Brgy. Mansalanao, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.
AMANO is an agrarian reform beneficiary organization being assisted by Alter Trade Corporation (ATC).
Business: Bacolod Tourism Influx up by 29.23%; Puentevella Pushes for Marañon’s One Island, One Region
An April 10, 2014 study on the arrival of tourists in Western Visayas pegged the City of Smiles in second place behind the province of Iloilo with a 29.23% increase in the influx of both local and foreign tourists who visited Bacolod this year.
Iloilo is ranked number 1 in percentage change with 46.03%.
Coming in third is Capiz with 26.49%, followed by Antique (22/61%), Iloilo City (19.15%), Aklan (14.13%) and Guimaras (4.47%).
The change in volume of tourist, meanwhile, has Aklan up top with 184, 812, with Bacolod City in second with 131, 360. Iloilo City comes in third with 100, 905, followed by Iloilo (36, 907), Capiz (25, 179), Antique (3, 280) and Guimaras (2, 733).
Event: Findings of the Committee on Laws Ordinances and Good Government on the Cabuga Pta. Taytay issue
Based on the CENRO Report the owner, Francis Rey Cabuga, Cathy Cabuga and Jessamine Daclizon have encroached atleast thirty (30) meters of the FLA, still they claim that it is within their titled property;
Based on City Legal Office Inspection and Investigation, the construction of two swimming pool, cottages and concrete fence had already reached the water portion of the sea, thus it is within the eroded portion of the sea and a property of the state.
That the reclamation project in the water portion has no Permit from the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) as required by the law;
To review and strengthen the educational competitiveness in Bacolod City, The Local Government Unit, in cooperation with the Bacolod Division of the Department of Education will be sponsoring a one day Education Summit on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel.
The announcement was made by City Mayor Monico Puentevella in yesterday’s press conference at the Ceremonial Hall of the Bacolod People’s House.
According to Puentevella, the Summit also aims to improve school based performances of both students and teachers and likewise to actively involve parents in the education of their children.
The biggest, brightest and best Summer Workshop in Bacolod is back!
Sikat Academy 4-in-1 Summer Workshop will start on April 21, 2014 at Robinsons Place Bacolod. Guided with an advocacy to provide avenues for children to explore and develop their talents in singing, acting, dancing and public speaking, Sikat Academy 4-in-1 Summer Workshop is managed by TV Host Charie Ginete-Ilon.
The workshop is open to kids aged 6 years and up. While Junior Playshop is open to kids aged 3 to 5 years old. Sikat Academy promises to provide the participants the best summer experience ever as modules on Introduction to Theater, Music, Dance and Speech will be given in a manner that kids will discover their potentials, socialize with fellow workshop participants and present their talents to the public in a grand presentation at the end of the workshop.
"A Cultural Journey to Salvation" is the theme of Silay Tourism Holy Week Reflection (April 13-20) that is facilitated by Silay Tourism Office in coordination with the Parish of San Diego.
The liturgical celebration started with a Palm Sunday rite held at Plaza Olympia Severino covered court and mass followed at San Diego Pro-Cathedral.
Holy Thursday focuses on a 5 pm – mass highlighted by the dramatization of the Last Supper of the Lord and the procession to transfer the Blessed Sacrament with a sustained vigil of the faithful from 7 pm up to 12 midnight. The play "Krimen sang Dios" will be staged by the Christian Community Theater – Silay (7 pm) at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center.
The Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (UNO-Recoletos) announces the liturgical schedules for the Holy Week. On Holy Thursday (AprIl 17, tomorrow) Mass of the Last Supper will be at 5 pm with Rev. Fr. Cornelio Moral, OAR as celebrant and Homilist.
On Good Friday (April 18), Rites for the Veneration of the Holy Cross will start at 3:00 PM with Rev. Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR as Main Celebrant. Easter vigil rites will start at 8:45 PM with the Blessing of the New Fire. The faithful are requested to bring candles for the renewal of the Baptismal vows. The Main Celebrant and Homilist during the Easter Vigil will be Rev. Fr. Jorge Peligro, OAR.
Easter Sunday Masses shall be at 8:00 am with Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR and 6:00 pm with Rev. Fr. Edcel Celiz, OAR.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella will create a committee for the purpose of having a statue made for Manny Pacquiao. That if at all possible, this statue could be inaugurated by October, 2014 during the MassKara Festival.
Puentevella stated that Congressman Manny Pacquiao is presently the most famous Filipino of this country.
Even past presidents of the United States and officials of other countries want to have their pictures taken in the company of Cong. Pacquiao. Even the stars of NBA basketball teams would stop playing just to be able to greet him.
The Urban Poor Allies of Federation of Free Farmers (UPALL-FFF) was awarded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Negros Occidental Field Office in Bacolod City, with Registration No. R0601-201404-WA-009 for completing its requirements.
UPALL-FFF is an organization based in Purok Magtiayon, Barangay 10, Bacolod City where the houses of UPALL-FFF members were razed by fire last February 17, 2014.
3rd General Assembly Meeting of Urban Poor Allies of Federation of Free Farmers (UPALL-FFF) at Purok Magtiayon, Barangay 10.* (UPALL-FFF photo)
The urban poor fire victims questioned a private individual who claims ownership over the property because it has been invaded by seawater since time immemorial up to the present where they built their houses.
The partnership of DYAF Radyo Veritas Global Bacolod and the City Government of Bacolod has successfully launched its Kantahan sa Tindahan season 1 for ages 45 yrs. old-above dubbed as "Pwedi Pa Kami Portion" last Saturday, April 11, 2014 at the People’s Market, Reclamation Area.
During the audition only 6 out 15 participants were qualified. The winners are: Grand Winner Roger Marañon, 48, of Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, 1st Runner-up Cel Carisma, 57, of Purok Mapalaron, Brgy. 30 and 2nd Runner up Agustin Mission of Brgy. 12, 48, of Brgy. 12, they received the price of P3,000, P2,000 & P1,000 respectively. They are already qualified for the Grand Finals on October.
GSO Head Gerome Solinap delivered his speech in behalf of Mayor Monico Puentevella.