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Bacolod City

SP Requests DepEd, Include Vandalism in Values Ed Lessons

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Councilor Caesar Distrito resolved in yesterday’s session to request the school officials and encourage the teachers to include in their values education classes, the evils of vandalism.

Distrito said, "It is very important that students know more about vandalism and its effects to the behavior of a person and to the community; because it has been observed that most offenders of this ordinance are minors and there are reports that vandalism is very rampant in schools.

SP Urges CHO, CMO to Inspect Restaurants

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Considering the complaints reaching the Business Permits and Licensing Office regarding some restaurants and food establishments serving contaminated and without the required sanitary and other permits, there is a need to ensure that restaurants, food establishments, stalls and food carts must observe proper food handling, food safety and sanitation practices and that food handlers possess the required health cards.


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Upon submission of the Senate Committee on Agriculture chaired by Sen. Cytnhia Villar before the plenary, then the passage of Sugarcane Bill is expected within this week, according to Negros Occidental 3rd district congressman Albee Benitez. However, they expect that the House of Representatives and the Senate will have different versions of the bill so it will have to go through the bicameral committee before it would be submitted to be signed into a law by the President. We expect it becomes a law before this year ends", Benitez also said.

Unveiling of Marker of St. Pope John Paul II at the Entrance of San Sebastian Cathedral on his arrival here on February 20, 1981 spearheaded by Very Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin, Rector of San Sebastian Cathedral Parish and, head of the Diocesan Commission on Mass Media with Papal Awardee: Modesto Saonoy & wife Verovina, Gloria Barcelona and husband Fred Barcelona, Joemarie Sy and Linda Tordecillas with Rev. Fr. Deogracias Camon, Rev. Fr. Mitchelle Guadalupe and Rev. Fr. Naring De La Cruz. (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

On the other hand, Benitez revealed that "the Visayas Bloc will meet on August 13 to concretize their move to push for more funds to be allocated to the Visayas in the 2015 budget. We should be getting at least 20 percent of the total budget nationwide."

Police Senior Inspector Jose Mulleta, Chief (City Anti Illegal Drugs, Special Operation Task Group) CAIDSOTG and PO2 Dennis Ywayan, CAID SOTG PNCO receives the Plaque of Recognition of Bacolod City Police Office for garnering the most notable accomplishments in the campaign against illegal drugs in Calendar Year 2013.With these noteworthy achievements, Bacolod City Police Office had exemplary demonstrated a high level of competence and excellent performance that contributed a lot to the attainment of the vision and mission of Police Regional Office 6.

‘The Best is Yet to Come for Bacolod’

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Atty. Bong Dilag

For newly appointed Spokesman Atty. Lyzander "Bong" Dilag, the sudden decline of the city’s placing as one of the country’s most competitive cities is a timely eye opener to break new grounds for the future.

"It is not a race, but a matter of consistency," said Dilag following the assessment of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) that pegged Bacolod on the 20th spot with an overall score of 38.58. The former DILG Regional Director also pointed that the index released by the NCC was conducted between December 2013 and April 2014, whereas the new administration of Mayor Monico Puentevella only assumed office last July 2013, giving them only 9 months for the NCC to evaluate.

It’s Final: No More Negotiation with Murcia Water District-BACIWA; Destacamento Fails to Enter BACIWA Area

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The negotiation between Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) and Murcia Water district (MWD) has been finalized when General Manager Winston Makilan of MWD sent a letter of withdrawal to BACIWA regarding the proposed purchase of BACIWA from MWD of 10 liters per second water excess of MWD, according to Joy Canonero, Public Relations Officer, BACIWA.

Earlier, BACIWA general manager Atty Juliana Carbon said, they will come to this after the tension among the board and management.


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