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Bacolod City

Mayor Appeals for Cooperation of Market, Manokan Stallholders

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Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, in yesterday’s press conference at his residence, appealed to stallholders of the three public markets and the Manokan Country to pay their arrears which, asof March 2015 has already ballooned to over P33 million.


2014 MANOKAN COUNTRY MEET. Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, City Administrator Atty. Rolando Villamor, General Services Office head Jerome Solinap, former City Legal Office Enforcement Unit head Atty. Cesar Beloria, Jr. in a meeting with several Manokan Country tenants at BAYS Center in April of last year.*

 

“We, your city officials cannot totally work for the progress and development of our city as we need the wholehearted cooperation of the citizenry in all levels of our society, most especially the sector engaged in business ventures in the city,” the mayor said.

“The past administration grossly neglected to install the necessary mechanisms to ensure the payment of the stalls in the markets and at Manokan, so there are no funds available to maintain and to make necessary repairs and improvements,” he also said.

He stressed, “the past administration incurred large debts which we are now servicing to the best of our ability. In order to have funds to improve all the the infrastructure in these areas, we will, instead of borrowing funds, sell some of the city properties in order to finance the needed improvements. In the case of the Manokan Country, SM and other agencies are interested in buying this property and develop into world standards.

‘It will still be called Manokan Country no matter what’ – Mayor Puentevella

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Dialysis machines, more TDOs, police cars from New Manokan revenue

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella said that the income generated by the new Manokan Country will be used to improve several of the city’s basic services to better serve the community.

In a press conference yesterday, the mayor disclosed that the revenue will be allocated to procure more dialysis machines, the renovation of the City Health Office and aid peace and order procedures by adding more motorcycles, hiring more Traffic Discipline Officers (TDO) and police vehicles.

Strict Implementation of ‘Rabies Eradication Ordinance’ Urged

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The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City passed a resolution during its regular session last April 8, 2015, urging the Bacolod City Veterinary Office and City Health Office (CHO) to strictly implement the rabies eradication ordinance and dog owners’ responsibility ordinance.

Puentevella said, in a resolution, that stray dogs are prevalent in the city and there have been numerous cases of residents being bitten and victimized with which treatment for such are very expensive.

Lina-ay Candidates Told: ‘Protect Your Coastal Areas’

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The twenty-five candidates vying for Lin-ay sang Negros crown were told to aid their respective cities and municipalities in protecting their coastal areas, before they headed off to plant mangroves in Brgy. Balaring, Silay City.


CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI) executive director Lisa Paguntalan tells the importance of protecting the coastal areas in cities and municipalities of the province, in front of the Lin-ay sang Negros candidates.*(CBA-PIA6 photo)

Awarding of SWAT Challenge Contest

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Camp Alfredo M. Montelibano Bacolod City. PCSupt. Josephus G Angan, RD PRO6, spearheaded the awarding ceremony together with PSSupt. Milko D. Lirazan, PD NOPPO and Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano, the PRO6 PSU-SWAT challenge 2015 held at Silay City firing range. The three-day activity started on April 10-12 participated by the SWAT unit from different Public Safety Forces in Region 6.


Showcase of talent and skills of participants of SWAT unit from the different Public Safety Forces in Region 6 during PRO6 PSU-SWAT Challenge held at Silay City firing range yesterday.*

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