The six candidates who ran for congressman and board member in the May 2013 election who failed to submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) within the reglamentary period, or until June 13, will be ordered to pay fines by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), provincial elections supervisor Wil Arceño said.
The six candidates were congressional aspirants Leopoldo Sua of the 1st District and Leonardo Erobas of the 4th District, and board member aspirants Ely Joy Barredo and Leonardo Magbanua Sr. both of the 2nd District, Arturo Alvarez of the 4th District and Francis Gerard Tuvilla of the 5th District, Arceño said.
All six candidates lost in the election, he added.
Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6,
are being prepared for livelihood and employment opportunities.
According to May Rago-Castillo, Public Information Officer, DSWD 6, in the Beneficiaries Congress of 130 parent leaders from 6,000 beneficiaries in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, they were briefed and oriented on the livelihood and employment opportunities by the resource speakers from various agencies. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Public Employment Services office (PESO), DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Unit, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).
In an activity called a Beneficiaries Congress, 130 parent leaders from the 6,000 beneficiaries of Cadiz City were gathered for a discussion on different programs on livelihood and employment by DOLE, Public Employment Services Office (PESO), DSWDs Sustainable Livelihood Unit, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), and Department of Agriculture (DA).
The Taekwondo Academy of Bacolod (TAB) Bravehearts has transfer gym to its new location at Chan Sun King Bldg., along Yakal Street, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, besides Bacolod Print Exclusive, Inc.
TAB is mentored by Joem "Bong" Mercurio and Jan Earl Enerlan and has produced consistent taekwondo players in various competitions.
Recently, they win 11 gold medals and 3silver medals in the 56th Silay City charter Day Taekwondo competition but placed runner up behind Hestia- Silay Dragons since the championship was based on the advance category medal wins.
Many things already happened. Now we cannot do it but think that we missed some important "person" to be part of the team. What I mean here was when the Negros First team was formed for the Philippine National Games (PNG), the athletes were either "picked" by their favorite coach who went with the team and not of their training, rather was based on their previous performance in Palarong Pambansa which turned out, they even seem surprise to be included, abnormal, because they seemed to lack proper training. In this case, I cannot question the wisdom of the coach because he knew what he was doing (be it better or worst), but as an observer, they cannot blame us when we say what we are looking at, based on what we observed.
When the Negros First team was sent to compete in PNG, to include boxers, the provincial government set aside budget for them hoping they will excel. But in athletics, only Maika De Oro performed well with boxing getting 4 silvers, three of them from our women team. I was saying this because they missed a potential gold medal performer in athletics in the person of Mary Anthony Diesto. Diesto was already planning to enroll at Negros Occidental High School, a provincial subsidiary school even before the Palarong Pambansa held in Dumaguete City. She wanted to compete in the PNG but no one has taken her. Maybe, the coaches failed to think of Diesto and failed to include in the lineup of their "favorite protegees", maybe thinking there is an allowance when they were included in the list.
Troyce Boxing Stablen, the first boxing stable to exist in Candoni is bent on helping restore boxing in the hinterland municipality in the 6th District of Negros Occidental.
The stable is already training boxers since last year and able to win the overall title in the last 20th Panaad sa Negros Boxing competition.
A person who had love to boxing was behind the putting up of a boxing stable in Candoni. Although, he asked not to be identified, he is supporting the newly elected mayor Cicero "Celot" Borromeo and vowed to give priority to sports in the municipality.
"Every body seems to want becoming a successful boxer in Candoni to follow the footstep of Olympian Leopoldo Serrantes."
TRIANGULAR BOWLFEST. The 2nd eliminations of the 4th Triangular Bowlfest 2013 for Unity started yesterday at the Negros Super Lanes, Goldenfields Commercial Complex in Bacolod City. Despite minor malfunctions of some pin setters, the games went on smoothly with the assistance of pin boys.* (H. James G. Toga/NDB)
Two outstanding Bacolodnons will be conferred ANG BANWAHANON AWARDees 6:00 pm tonight at the lobby of the Bacolod Government Center.
They are Mrs. Fe Remetio and Atty. Ben Ortega.
The event highlights the 75th Year celebration of the signing of the charter of Bacolod City.
16 individuals and organizations will receive the Mayor’s Special Citations.
Aside from the Ang Banwahanon Awards, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonadia will give special citations to the 16 individuals and organizations for having greatly contributed to the development of Bacolod.
Protesters seemingly fearful of a takeover of BACIWA to create a private water firm, are barking up the wrong tree because, after the water company, a quasi-government agency considered GOCC (Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation) and is further considered in a worsened state and deserves to be taken over by creditors to rehabilitate it to be able to pay its borrowings, the agency tasked to administer and supervise it, are the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) and the National Water Resources Board (NWRB). Thus said Erle Gonzales, claimant of the land in nearby Talisay City where BACIWA gets its spring source, in an interview with "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program over DYRL, over the weekend.
Gonzales stressed during his interview that he is not just talking through his hat, but in fact has filed charges against BACIWA former Chairman Pompeyo Querubin and General Manager Juliana Carbon, whom he says should be the major shoulderer of the blame for the worsened state of the quasi-government company supplying water to half of Bacolod’s residents. She should be held to account for the state BACIWA is in and its inability to rectify its defects, primarily to solve its No Revenue Water (NRW) main problem. Her inability to solve the NRW problem through the years in spite of its more than P500-M loan does not now justify additional borrowings which she and the employees are insisting upon through in-house development with the mobilization of BACIWA engineers as manpower. No additional loan with suggested government banks can push through without LWUAs consent. It now rides hard on BACIWA because of the loan incurred from LWUA.
Newly Elected Officers of the BCPO, Police Retirees Assn Inc., were: President- Col. Roberto Tolentino, 1st Vice-President- Nepthali Grandea, 2nd Vice-President- Edilberto Tonog, Secretary- Felomena Grandea, Treasurer- Rodrigo Arceo, Auditor- Eduardo Rosadia, Bus. Manager- Federico Pillo, P.I.O- Eduardo Jara. Action Officers- Francisco Plomeda, Conrado Bitas, Nerio Regollo. Board of Trustees were Apolonio Martinez, Herman Garcia, Kenneth Pabon and Eduardo De la Peña. Inducting Officer was Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue.
"Be strong and be our partner in our developing City. We need your expertise in the formulation of our entire Security Plan in our bid to hold the forthcoming APEC-Asia "Pacific Economic Cooperation in Bacolod City." Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue-Incoming Sangguniang Panlungsod Member of Bacolod City and inducting officer of the newly elected Bacolod City Police Office, Police Retirees Association at their Annual General Assembly Meeting held at Nena Rose Manokan, Reclamation Area, Barangay 10, Bacolod City yesterday.
SPM Atty. Archie Baribar delivers his message at the Annual General Assembly and Election of Officers of the Bacolod City Police Office, Police Retirees Association Inc., at Nena Rose Manokan, Reclamation Area, Barangay 10, Bacolod City yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)