ICCO and ACT Alliance work with local partners, including Task Force Mapalad, Inc. (TFM) towards relief and rehabilitation of the affected areas and victims of the super typhoon Yolanda in northern Negros Occidental, Philippines on November 8, 2013.
ICCO, ACT Alliance and TFM will be distributing urgently needed relief goods and shelter construction materials to victims of the super typhoon Yolanda by providing rice, canned sardines and instant noodles, as well as with corrugated sheet metal and nails for house construction to 92 families in Sagay City, 74 in Cadiz City and 60 in Manapla town.
Moreover, the distribution will cover a total of 226 households in the region.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed the study tour group composed of 24 students from OISCA Senior High School in Hamamatsu City, Japan as they paid a courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday.
The tour aims to allow students to learn and increase their awareness about environmental conservation and international cooperation activities being implemented overseas, as well as to deepen their understanding of the Philippines through exposure to local people.
The group is set to visit public high schools in Negros Occidental and participate in a homestay program in Sagay City where they will also have a tree planting activity and visit to the popular Carbin Reef in the city.
The Lusog Isip ng Kabataan (LINK) Club, a school-based mental health club, organized by the Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) recently gathered to get to know each other and to elect the Federation of LINK Clubs officers. Eight schools attended the meeting. LINK Club aims to train Filipino youth towards responsible leadership with a strong commitment to promote the cause of mental health in their own families and respective communities. The election of officers was facilitated by Renato D. Lacanilao, PMHA Chairperson; Rose Jessica F. Octaviano, the chapter executive manager of PMHA Bacolod; and the LINK Club Advisers.
Federation of LINK Clubs with Renato Lacanilao, PMHA Chairperson and LINK Club Advisers.*
No prisoners from Leytre nor pirates that landed in northern Negros Occidental.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday dismissed rumors on a "pirate attack" in northern Negros Occidental over the weekend, and advised Negrenses to check the reports with the police first instead of panicking.
"There are no pirates," he stressed, when asked of the veracity of the rumors. "My advice to the people is to verify the reports first with the police," he added.
About 200 residents of Punta Roma in Brgy. Old Sagay in Sagay City fled their homes Friday night following reports that "pirates" have "invaded" their village and were killing people.
By EDITH B. COLMO & CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
Employees of the Bacolod City Hall have reason to rejoice, because members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved during yesterday’s special session the P7,944,000 for the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) and other bonuses for qualified employees, or simply put: P30,000 the P4,000 of which was already received by employees earlier this year.
The City Treasurer and the City Accountant certified the availability of fund for this purpose.
Hope and thanksgiving.
University of St. La Salle (USLS) begins the Christmas season with the Institutional Christmas Lighting, November 29, 5:30 p.m.
(left photo) Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC unveils the Jubilee Mural, (right photo) Christmas decorations set around the campus.*
"While we are thankful of our blessings as a community, may we remember and use the Yuletide season to extend our help to those in need," said President and Chancellor Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC, in line with the theme "Bringing the Lasallian Light of Hope this Christmas" which was dedicated to the Typhoon Yolanda victims.
The ceremony started with a welcome address by Center for External Relations Director Rhoderick Samonte and procession started at the Gazebo Park which stretched to Handumanan Park, St. La Salle Coliseum lobby, Gates 1 and 2 façades, and the Garden of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Public Information Division of Negros Occidental was awarded among the Best Performing Public Information Offices in Western Visayas during the Information Officers Year-End Conference and Awards in Iloilo City, Friday.
Two Information Officers from Negros Occidental namely, Florentina Magbanua of National Irrigation Association (NIA) and Cynthia Luz Chua of National Food Authority (NFA) were also among the awardees for Best Performing Information Officers.
BEST PROV’L P. I. O. Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-6 Regional Director Atty. Janet Mesa awards the trophy and certificate to PIO Negros Occidental head Karen Dinsay (3rd from left) together with staff for being one of the Best Performing PIO Offices in Western Visayas during the Information Officers Year-End Conference and Awards in Iloilo City, recently. Also in photo is PIA Infocen Negros Occ. head Lorenzo Lambatin.*(Capitol photo)
National human rights official, Marie Hilao Enriquez of The Movement for the Advancement of Human Rights, Karapatan and the Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Para sa Amnestiya (SELDA), expressed grave concern over the still unreleased and undistributed compensation fund from the ill-gotten wealth of the late President and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, saying that because of the still non-appointment of the nine members of a board which will oversee the drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) covering said law, the process of indemnification cannot be distributed and up to this period, almost a year after its approval, victims have not yet availed of the compensation fund due them.
Karapatan and SELDA had about two months ago, recommended human rights lawyer, Romy Candazo who appears to have the approval of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, but the former unfortunately, died.
Police authorities in Don Salvador Benedicto are in pursuit of the suspects in the shooting of a 40-year old woman by two riding in tandem men about 5:50PM, Thursday at Brgy. Igmaya-an in the town.
PInsp. Celjun D. Nemenio, of Don Salvador Benedicto Police Station said Chona Libo-on, 40, was with her husband Delbert when two unidentified men on board a motorcycle shot at them hitting the victim on the left portion of the chest and right arm.