Bacolod City

Gamboa Wants Minimum Charges on Water Bills Removed

Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., is appealing to the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) and the Board of Directors of the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) to remove the minimum charges the water district imposes to its residential water consumers.

In a resolution passed yesterday, Gamboa said Baciwa charges its residential consumers from a minimum of P 208.00 to P 665.00 regardless whether there is water delivered or not.

8-month-old and 4-year-old Drown

An eight-month-old baby got drowned Tuesday night in Mambuloc, Barangay 12, Bacolod City, while a 4-year-old also got drowned after swimming with other children in Purok Pasil, Barangay Zone 1 in Cadiz City Tuesday afternoon.

The 8-month-old child slipped from her mother’s arms when the latter also slipped on the floor of their house in a slum area in Mambuloc while the creek outside their house swelled during a heavy downpour.

29-Year Old CENECO Coop Urged to ‘Transform’

Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Administrator Mercedes Castillo and the Visayas Cooperative Development Center (VICTO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Renia Salinas were speakers last April 9, 2016 at the Bacolod SMX Convention Center during the 29th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of the CENECO Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CEMPCO).


(left photo) CDA Administrator Mercedes Castillo urging CEMPCO to benchmark with ICA “Blueprint for a Co-Operative Decade” and the LMPC, Lamac, Pinamungahan in Cebu.

(middle photo) VICTO National CEO Renia Salinas urging CEMPCO to creatively transform itself from the close-corporate type of cooperative to a community type cooperative similar to Cebu CFI which had gone nationwide.

(right photo) CEMPCO BOD Chairman Roel Venus reported in his written message shared the opportunity to attend the PhDE giving him ample time to learn about cooperatives in the Philippines and the USA and embrace new ideas.* (Photos by Gil Severino)