Some people say the extraordinary appearance of the sun at 12noon of May 2, 2013, was already a sign of the times. This photo was taken by Josephine Diaz, employee of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO).
Actually, in the other shots of Jo, first a bloodstain looked dropped in the outer light of the sun. But as the time went nearer at 12 high noon, the blood spot slowly moved to the center of the sun, until it looked like a bloodstain dropped at the center of the sun, and surrounding the sun seemed a bloody color too.
Fire investigators esti-mated at least P2 million worth of properties were damaged by fire that broke out at about 6:45AM, yesterday along Lizares Avenue, Brgy. 40 in Bacolod City, near the chapel of UNO-R.
Fire Investigator 1 (FO1) Jerson Ganaba reported to NDB that three estab-lishments namely; DAAL-CO, Kabalagnan Office and Marby’s Internet Cafi damaged by fire which allegedly originated at the ceiling of the said internet cafi.
Thick black smoke attracts (L) early morning joggers and motorists along Lizares Avenue near a chapel at UNO-R yesterday when a P2M fire caused damage to properties of three establishments.* (RGT/ NDB photo)
The St. La Salle Academy for Arts and Culture (SLAAC) showcased the talents of its graduates at the summer workshops Graduation Performance held in Gallaga Theater last May 17.
Fifty-twoworkshoppers from the different classes: Stage Production by Tanya Lopez and Jaime Chua, Popular Piano by Gerry Grey, Voice by Romeo Gamilla and Serry Repique, Creative Writing for Beginners by Jonathan Davila, De la Salle Shidokan Karate Clinic by Dennis Ferrales and Lope Jan Alcazar, and Basic Acting for Kids & Teens by Nonilon Torpez and Adelyn Maluluy-on, received their certificates of completion in the event where art became a venue for students’ transformation.
The students from the St. La Salle Academy for Arts and Culture Voice Class during the summer workshops Graduation Performance at the Gallaga Theater last May 17.*
Judge Ray Alan Drilon administers the oaths of office of the elected councilors of Bacolod City, namely, Sonya Verdeflor, Archie Baribar and El Cid Familiaran (l-r), yesterday.* (Capitol photo)
For 2012 batch of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) in District 3, out of 175 enrollees, 86 have successfully passed the ALS Acceleration Equivalency Test (AAET), whose recognition day was held over the weekend at the gym of Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City. According to Mark Philip Claridad, coordinator, ALS District 3, the District covers Barangays 21, 22, 23, 25, Alangilan, Vista Alegre Elem. School, Fr. Gratian Murray Integrated School, and Bahay Pag-asa Youth Foundation of de La Salle.
Mark Philip Claridad, left, ALS Coordinator, District 3 of the DEPED Bacolod City, presents the 86 graduates of Alternative Learning System (ALS) during the recognition day held at the gym of Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City over the weekend.* (EBColmo)
There were 16 graduates in the elementary level, and 71 in the secondary level. Their classes were conducted from July to November, 2012, and in December, they took the AAET, wherein 86 have hurdled the national examination.
After a long silence, and after having lost to his political rival Monico Puentevella in the mayoralty race of the May 13 elections, Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson expresses gratitude to the people of Bacolod. He will go back to private life after his term ends on June 30. In his press statement, he said: "My statement starts with the words of gratitude because I want to emphasize my heartfelt thanks to all Bacolodnons for the chance they had given me to serve them. Rest assured, I will bring with me, wherever I will go from here, the experience and the memories that I had shared with you. The past 3 months or so was the most challenging moment of my political career and it had taught me lessons that I will always treasure. I feel so blessed for the trust and confidence that you had shown me. Your love and respect will be my inspiration in my future endeavors."
He added, "To the more than 90,000 people who joined me in my cause, thank you very much. I owe you a lot.
"To my partymates, I am happy to have worked with you. I know that our relationship will not end here. We will still be seeing each other, talks each other and work together for the betterment of our beloved city.
The Andres Bonifacio Elementary School (ABES) II will hold its annual Brigada Eskwela in compliance with DepEd Order No. 24 S-2008 on May 20-25, 2013.
ABES II Brigada Eskwela 2013 Foot Parade headed by Principal Rechilda B. Tan, teachers, School Governing Council, Parent-Teachers Association and PNPs along B.S. Aquino Drive, Aguinaldo St., 18th St. and Gatuslao St. yesterday.* (JDR photo)
The annual program of the Department of Education, (National School Maintenance Week) is headed by Mrs. Rechilda B. Tan, Principal of ABES II. She is assisted by the teaching staff and personnel; School Governing Council (SGC) Chairperson Jose R. Marañon, Vice Chairperson Enriqueta S. Choresca and officers; School Pupil Government Organization officers Mar Joseph S. Marañon - Vice-President and Aldrich Balgomera - Sgt. at Arms; PTA officials Marilou S. Marañon - Director; PNP Bacolod Police Station 2; Barangay Captain Imelda J. Baguanga- Barangay 2; Kagawads Noe Aliguin, Brgy. 1 and Brgy. 2.
By Herminio P. Remada
Newly elected Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. congratulated last Saturday 67 elementary and secondary passers of the District VI Alternative Learning System (ALS), telling them, "You are graduates from poverty. Using the same determination, consider courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)"
Newly elected Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. addressing 67 passers of the District VI Alternative Learning System (ALS) last Saturday.* (Gil Severino photo)
Gamboa is a known supporter of the DepEd ALS even before he joined partisan politics and was post-thanksgiving speaker together with District VI OIC Supervisor Myrna Salazar who likewise told ALS passers to expand their horizon and inquire about TESDA accredited courses offered by the Bacolod City National High School.
Gamboa and Salazar attended the Thanksgiving Ceremony organized by the District VI 2012 passers held at the ALS room of the ETCS III building and lead by worship speaker Pastor Danilo Pachero of the Lift Jesus Higher Fellowship Church.
The coming 2016 election must not be marred by charges and countercharges of election fraud, necessitating the termination of the contract for the use of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines or anything connected with it, Partylist Congressman Neri Colmenares, said in a press conference yesterday at a local restaurant in Bacolod.
"Foreigners must also not be allowed to exercise any form of influence or intervention in Philippine elections, "Neri said also referring to the mother company which is involved in transactions for the sale of PCOS machines. The recent election was also marred in many cases with rampant vote-buying."
Let us start "Servants Leadership" under NEWKS Administration. This is not only leading by example, but working for the good of the people, by the people and for the people. City Hall will be closer to the people to serve them well. Mayor Elect-Monico Puentevella said at the Super Dot Com interview on T.V. 40 hosted by Roberto "Dot" Soliven and co-hosted by this writer.
Mayor Elect- Monico Puentevella (Center) reveals the "Start of Servants Leadership" not only lead by example but work for the people, by the people and of the people under "NEWKS" Administration at Super Dot Com Cable. T.V. 40 interview hosted by Roberto "Dot" Soliven and co-host Jun de los Reyes.*
Among his priorities are the following: 1. Convene the Urban Planning Council with participation of the Private-Public Partnership, Big and Small Business Entrepreneurs; Put up a Master Economic Develop-ment Plan for Bacolod City for its development and progress; Private Sector Empowerment; 3. Find Solution to the most common problems of Floods , Garbage, Traffic, Informal Settlers and Sidewalk Vendors; 4. In Education, he will look for solutions on the common problems and concerns of the schools especially at the opening of classes this school year 2013-2014. 5. In Health -MKK will continue and other Health Services in the Barangays. 5. Livelihood , Skills Training and Job Opportunities will also be be given importance. 7. Upgrading of salaries and wages and other incentives of government employees, teachers’ ECOLA, Police Allowances, Tanods, BHWs, Day Care Workers among others.