IN TACLOBAN. Mayor Monico Puentevella extends the help of Bacolod City to Tacloban by donating a check worth P100,000.00 to Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez yesterday. Along with the aid of the city, the Indian Community also gave Tacloban an additional P50,000.00 cash to help them in their rehabilitation after its encounter with Super Typhoon Yolanda. Also in photo are Bacolod Councilor Kalaw Puentevella and Tacloban treasurer Susan Cordaño.* (CMO-PIO photo)
IN TYPHOON-HIT TACLOBAN. Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella talking to an Army reserve in Tacloban yesterday. Behind them are tent barracks donated by the US Army.* (CMO-PIO photo)
Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday led local and provincial government officials in the distribution of cash assistance to Manapla, Cadiz City and Sagay City residents, whose houses were destroyed by super typhoon "Yolanda" last Nov. 8, 2013.
In Manapla, Marañon, accompanied by Mayor Lourdes Escalante, Assistant IV and former Mayor Manuel Escalante and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Miller Serondo, handed out about P3.3 million to 1,107 family heads.
A Silay City resident with his companions, and two brothers in Kabankalan City were shot in separate shoot-ing incidents, Wednesday and Tuesday.
Silay Police reports revealed Monjan Aguirre, 20, of Villa Hergon, Brgy. Rizal was with his friend, Edgardo Barranco alias JR, 27, of Carmela Subd., Brgy. 5, when the two suspects on board a motorcycle approached and fired at them without provocation.
Aguirre was declared dead by attending physician at Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital due to multiple gunshot wounds; while, Barranco sustained a single gunshot wound on the upper right portion of his thigh and is still under medical treatment.
By Clauden Mae Genanda
Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman of the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government demanded the Metro Safari Resort in Barangay Alangilan to stop construction until it complies with the required permits required by the Office of the Building Official (OBO).
"I demand that they have a work stoppage until such time that they could comply with the permits," said Distrito in an interview.
"We are not against any development provided we comply with the law," he added, as also his stand in supporting officials of Barangay Alangilan.
Students, out-of-school youths and professionals are invited to be a part of KASANAG, a non-government organization that has been behind a series of medical, dental, feeding and other health services in the last four years not only in the Visayas but around the country.
The Bacolod-based KASANAG, boosted by numerous volunteers sharing their time, efforts and talents to help people and to save lives, was founded by John J. Chiong of Bacolod who continues to ensure that thousands more are served.
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) informs its electricity consumers that, in order to ensure the stability of its distribution lines, maintenance activities will be conducted on December 14, Saturday, as follows:
Date: December 14, 2013 – Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Replacement of rotten double circuit primary poles from Alijis Substation to NGCP;
Stringing/Armoring and tying of 69KV Transmission Line from Mansilingan Rotonda to NGCP;
Opening/Closing of recloser in front of Canla-on View Subdivision, Murcia;
Opening/Closing of Air Break Switch (ABS) at Abuanan to transfer load portion of Alijis Feeder 3 to Sum-ag Feeder 2; and Tree trimming covering Alijis Feeder 3 and 7.
After the successful holding of the first edition last March, a bigger and better 2nd National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP)/Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (SCOOP)–Bacolod, Inc. Non-Master Open & Under-18 Juniors Chess Tournament is set to unfold at the Event Center, Atrium Area, Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall tomorrow, December 14.
This after several private entities has embraced to support the tournament, which aimed at providing highly-competitive chess tournament in the province.
Organizers likewise stressed that the main objective of initiating the said event is to further promote camaraderie among the chess players in Bacolod and in the province as well as help unite chess clubs in Negros Occidental by breaking the barriers that hindered the development of the sports in the province for many years, and to establish a harmonious atmosphere in the chess community. Further, a long-term chess program is most-likely to be implemented next year to benefit the chess community in the province.
WBO International super flyweight champion "King" Arthur Villanueva (4th, left) and WBO minimumweight titlist Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo (5th, left) receive cash incentives from CENECO Board headed by its president lawyer Arnel Lapore (3rd, right). Also in photo: (from left) CENECO Directors Paul Lizares, Joyce Martha Cuenca, Robert Javellana, GM Sulpicio Lagarde, Directors Roy Cordova, Roberto Montelibano, and Ceasar Leonardia.* (H.James G. Toga/SCOOP-Bacolod)
The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), the association of the broadcast media in the Philippines, condemns the latest in what is already a long string of killings of Filipino journalists, particularly radio broadcasters, and the wounding of another in just a period of two weeks. These latest acts of impunity only serves to deepen the sense of frustration and doubt, not only in the media community, but among the population at large, about the ability of our law enforcement agencies to effectively act against violent crimes. Even more worrying is the idea, raised by some reports, that these latest incidents likely involves criminal syndicates out to silence those who expose their activities to the public.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight titlist Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo and WBO International super flyweight champion "King" Arthur Villanueva received cash incentives of P10,000 each from Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO), Inc. during its regular board meeting last Tuesday.
Awarding the incentives include CENECO president lawyer Arnel Lapore and Directors Paul Lizares, Joyce Martha Cuenca, Robert Javellana, Roy Cordova, Roberto Montelibano, Zenaida Lacson and Ceasar Leonardia, and GM Sulpicio Lagarde.