Bacolod City is all set to welcome the 6-man Ocular Team from the Office of the Director General (ODG) of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 National Organizing Committee slated to arrive in the City of Smiles tomorrow, February 19.
Mayor Monico O. Puentevella chairs the Bacolod Executive Committee under which are 11 sub-committees: On Security-Peace and Order and Emergency Preparedness, Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, Tourism and Cultural Promotion, Hospitality and Site Enhancement, Reception and Related Events, Spouses’ Program, Protocol, Finance-Budget-and Procurement, Business and Investment, Strategic Communications and Conference Management.
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) officially adopted the joint comprehensive report of Councilors Archie Baribar and Wilson Gamboa, Jr. on the North Bound Terminal (NBT) last February 5, 2014 SP Regular Session detailing findings and recommendations.
The Baribar-Gamboa report stemmed from the results of hearing conducted last January 16, 2014; in said hearing, violations of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) provisions with the City Government by NBT private operator Mr. Crispin Chua were put to fore.
The programs of Mayor Monico Puentevella will not be disrupted in case the warrant of arrest is issued against him.
At the press conference yesterday, Villamor assures and calms the Bacolodnons not to worry because the mayor will not be imprisoned because they can post bail bond with any judge in the Regional Trial Court or Municipal Trial Court in Cities. This involves the case on alleged overpriced procurement of computer packages amounting to over P25 million, when Puentevella was congressman of Bacolod City.
Villamor also assured the people of Bacolod that the suspension of the Mayor will not happen until the special prosecutor of the Ombudsman files a motion. It is not automatic.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse chaired by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor held a public hearing yesterday afternoon on the proposed ordinance granting twenty percent (20%) discount to stall awardees or lessees who are prompt in paying their monthly stall block rentals.
The proposed ordinance is authored by Councilor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of the Committee on Government Assets.
Aksyon Radyo Bacolod’s socio civic arm Operation Tulong Task Force in cooperation with the Provincial Health Office - Negros First Provincial Blood Center and Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) recently held a bloodletting activity dubbed as "Dugo mo, Kabuhi Ko 2014," last Friday, February 14 at the Negros Occidental Multi Purpose Activity Center and was able to generate 117 units of blood.
Supporting the bloodletting activity were the John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, 303rd Infantry Brigade-Philippine Army, BJMP-NODJ, Bacolod Convention Baptist Bible College, MID Security Agency, Barangays 40, 26, 23, Handumanan, Taculing and Banago, Nature’s Spring Water Resources, Inc., Bacolod Councilors El Cid Familiaran, Jun Gamboa as well as the employees and drama talents of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod.
Bacolod City Sampaguita Lions Club launched its daily feeding program for malnourished children at Fr. Flores Elementary School and St. John the Baptist Chaplaincy in Brgy. Punta-Taytay, Bacolod City last Monday.
Sampaguita Lions Club Secretary Michelle Gasataya serves the kids mingo meal with Club Pres. Charie Ginete-Ilon, Past President Tess Yusay 2 PMJF, Secretary Michelle Gasataya, Treasurer Gefel Joy Santillan and Lion Sharon Jornadal with some of the recipients of the feeding program.
Thousands of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members in Negros Occidental joined Saturday morning the church’s "Worldwide Walk" designed to gather funds from among themselves for victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
In Bacolod City, the official number of participants who walked the required 1.6 kilometers was 7,364 although estimates said it reached more than 8,000.
INC FUND-RAISING WALK. Thousands of Iglesia Ni Cristo members in Central Negros Occidental during their "Worldwide Walk for Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda" Saturday morning at Lacson Street, Bacolod. * (ACTIVE / INC photos)
The walk started at Convergys near Robinsons Place Bacolod to the Provincial Capitol Lagoon at about 7 in the morning.
As complainants and respondents in what is tagged as "large-scale estafa" keep throwing accusations at each other, the former lawyer of complainant/respondent Joan Fedelina Briones confirmed having filed charges against his former client Briones.
Briones acted as spokesperson in a press conference held on February 9, 2013 at Business Inn in Bacolod City for several complainants in the alleged estafa case against Sylvia Asparen and four others.
Orderliness and maintenance of peace and order in the city are among the goals set by the new Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) OIC-Director following the turn-over of command, Saturday.
PSSupt. Larry L. Decena accepted the responsibility to lead the men of BCPO from outgoing OIC Director, PSSupt. Edgardo O. Ordaniel during ceremonies attended by Region 6 Deputy Regional Director for Operations, PSSupt. Allan G. Guisihan, and Bacolod Mayor Monico O. Puentevella.
Event: Puentevella Visits Bacolod Boys’ Home, Gives St. Vincent’s Home ‘Valentine’s Gift of the City
Upon his arrival at the New Bacolod Silay Airport Friday, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella went directly to the Bacolod Boys’ Home in Barangay Granada where he extended the Valentine’s Day spirit to the orphaned and abandoned residents of the Fr. Gratian Murray founded institution.
Puentevella, who was in Manila for a previous engagement, was greeted jovially by Fr. John Cardinal of the Bacolod Boys’ Home Foundation. The Mayor reciprocated the gesture where he encouraged the boys to study harder and to engage in sports during their free time.