Human Interest Story
Dr. Napoleon "Nap" Cordova fondly is called by friends as "Dr. Nap", "Nappy", or simply "Mr. Happy Birthday". Every time you see his lovable smiling face, always be happy for it remembers your birthday.
Dr. Napoleon "Nap" Cordova and wife Lydia
Born on June 8, 1923, For-mer Councilor Nap Cordova is a native of Bacolod living at his very simple house in Sto. Niño Stop, Barangay 2, Bacolod City. He is the eldest son of the family of professionals of Mr. and Mrs. Salvacion Aguadaña, a housewife and Alfredo Cordova, aide-the-camp of Former Mayor Teofisto Cordova Sr. of Bacolod City with 5 lovable sisters and brothers-Amador, Lourdes, Diotay, Delfa and Nene.
He studied his Elementary years at the Bacolod West Elementary School, now Rizal Elementary School and took his Secondary years at Negros Occidental High School. He obtained his College Degree at MCU- Manila Central University in 1948 and Pre-Med at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for two years 1948-19-49 until he became a full pledged Doctor of Medicine.
He was employed as a Resident Doctor in Silay General Hospital then as Chief of Hospital at Saravia Sugar Planters Clinic.
Negros Occidental Garden Club members were treated to a private viewing on Saturday of a BBC documentary film featuring Prince Charles and the famous gardens at Highgrove House, his English country estate.
The film was presented by the Sampaguita Group at the club’s monthly meeting at the Sugarland Hotel.
The Highgrove gardens, covering some six hectares, are a showcase for the Prince’s interest in traditional and organic growing methods.
In the film, the Prince provides celebrity British gardener and broadcaster, Alan Titchmarsh, with unprecedented access to the gardens and gives a remarkably informal and candid interview thereby offering a rare insight into a royal passion.
The Prince bought Highgrove in 1980. It came with six hectares of almost featureless garden. In the ensuing 30 years, Prince Charles set about transforming the landscape into a beautiful array of diverse gardens.
Highgrove is an acclaimed promoter of the organic movement, both in terms of environmental sustainability and by its sheer natural beauty.
Two major eco-tourism projects in Bacolod City were declared by City Administrator John Orola, Jr., concurrent chairman of the Regional tourism Council, WV.
One is the Alangilan Nature’s Park and Eco-gardens in Bgy. Alangilan, on the east side of Bacolod, and the other is the Sum-ag River Development for Eco-tourism in Brgy. Sum-ag, southern part of the city.
Germany is Europe’s most industrialized and populous country. Famed for its technological achievements, it has also produced some of Europe’s most celebrated composers, philosophers and poets. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1047864.stm)
Frankfurt International Airport
My first week of a month-long vacation in Germany was spent in Hannover, where my friend is studying Veterinary Medicine in one of the universities in the City. It was an interesting adventure right after the 17-hour plane ride via Kuwait Airways from Manila to Bangkok to Kuwait and finally to Frankfurt International Airport. I never had the chance to pay much attention to the changing time zones except that the airlines served more than enough breakfast and lunches that would last me a lifetime - so to speak.
It was a bit of a surprise that both flight transfers were delayed and on the other hand, I am not surprised by the strict checking of everyone’s document of the country’s customs at Frankfurt International Airport before everybody was allowed entrance.
DYAF broadcaster and analyst Ramon Viva decried yesterday over their daily radio program upon learning that a convicted felon is deployed by Vice Mayor Thaddy Sayson as an evening anchorman in another radio station.
This anchorman is disguised "Caloy" in said evening radio program and was discovered by Manila-based IT experts by enhancing his taped voice to be Eric Tenerife.
Two sets of voices were aired yesterday over DYAF, the one for regular broadcast and the other version which was electronically enhanced version; it was easy to tell that the voice was that of Tenerife.
Viva and all broadcasters present during the program in DYAF are acquainted with Tenerife, therefore, the "Caloy" can readily be identified.
Not yet and the wheel of justice continues to turn despite the demise of Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Secretary Nilo Alejandrino.
File photo of the late Atty. Nilo Alejandrino’s daughters April and Aloy together with the former’s lawyers. Edgar Tuclaud and Lorenzo Alminaza. Alejandrino’s daughters cried "Imprisonment no less, manabat ang dapat manabat".* (Gil Severino photo)
Docketed OMB-V-A-12-0020-A "Atty. Nilo Alejan-drino versus Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson", Acting Director Euphemia B. Bacalso of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas order dated February 28, 2013 both parties now to submit verified position papers.
This stems from the complaint of Alejandrino filed December 9, 2011 against Vice Mayor Sayson which read: allegations of "Oppression, conduct unbecoming of a public official, grave abuse of authority and violation of R.A. 6713."
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) conducted a forum on Organic Aquaculture during the second day of the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival celebration, in line with Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon’s thrusts in Food Security and Agricultural Productivity, held at the Panaad Organic Village, yesterday.
Organic Aquaculture Guest Speaker Erwin Pador discusses the systems, purposes, benefits, problems and plans of the implementation of Organic Aquaculture in Negros during the Organic Aquaculture Forum at Panaad yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Organic Aquaculture Guest Speaker Erwin Pador discussed the systems, purposes, benefits, problems and plans of the implementation of Organic Aquaculture in Negros.
OPA aims to establish Organic Aquaculture all over the province because of its ecological, social, economical advantages and practicality.
The compensation culture of Europe is alive and well and working overtime in Romania.
Romanian lawyer, Madalin Ciculescu, is suing his local Orthodox bishop, Constantin Argatu, and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his office and home.
He said the priests turned up at his office in Pitesti in central Romania several times to exorcise the smelly spirts that he claims were living there and driving away his clients.
"But they failed to get rid of the demons. In fact they then came to haunt me in my house," he said.
Female tourists are giving India a wide berth following the savage rape by a Delhi gang of a 23 year-old girl, who later died.
According to a survey conducted by India’s Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, female tourist numbers are down by more than 30 pert cent.
And the Delhi rape case was not an isolated incident. A Swiss couple, cycling across India, were attacked recently in Madhya Pradesh state. The woman was gang-raped as her husband was held at gunpoint.
Can you recall embarrassing moments of your life?
One of my most cringe-making occasions was in London in 1968 when I told my then girlfriend I was going away for the weekend, so we couldn’t meet up. But instead I was planning to date another girl.
I booked a table at Spot 3, my favorite London restaurant. I arrived with my new date and we settled down to a convivial evening. Ten minutes later, the other girlfriend arrived with a relative for dinner and was seated at the next table - only inches away.
I must have gone the color of a ripe red apple as girlfriend number one looked daggers at me the entire evening. That was a memorable evening, but for all the wrong reasons.