La Carlota City
La Carlota City College celebrated its 47th Founding Anniversary last November 23, 25-27, 2013. Through a thanksgiving convocation held at the City Gymnasium on November 25, students, faculty members as well as heirs of the people behind this institution offered tribute to the founding fathers who built La Carlota City College that produced a quality leaders and globally competitive citizens with a trade mark of a proud LCCCian over 47 fruitful years.
Vice-Mayor Luis J. Jalandoni III in behalf of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer, welcomed the guests and visitors. He said that "despite the recent devastation and destruction caused by the recent supertyphoon, it is good to recognize and thank God for the wonderful things He had done to us," and that this 47th Founding Anniversary is worth celebrating.
Vice Mayor Luis J. Jalandoni III (right) in behalf of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer gives the plaque of appreciation to Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue (center), main speaker of the event together with Dr. Fatima G. Bullos, La Carlota City College President.*
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. together with Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer and Vice-Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni III spearheaded the mass oathtaking of the newly elected Punong Barangays and Kagawads of La Carlota City at the city’s Gymnasium yesterday.
Present were DILG’s Marissa Costelo, SPMs Karen L. Aguirre, Dr. Rex Jalando-on, Amalia Aguirre, Zaldy Pernito, Jose Luis Jalandoni, Manuel Badillo, John Badillo, Jacob Liansing, Jaime Mariño and David T. Baga Jr.
"If there is unity there is progress, peace and harmony. You are the frontliners in the delivery of basic social services to our people," Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, in his inspirational message said. "We in the Provincial Government are doing our best to help and set aside programs for the upliftment of the lives of our people. We focus our attention to Health Care Services. In Negros Occidental Comprehensive Insurance Plan more than 50,000 out of our target of 200,000 availed of the hospitalization benefits. About 90% to 100% hospitalization were paid," the Governor said.
Typhoon Yolanda which disastrously damaged many parts of Eastern and Western Visayas in its wake skirted La Carlota City in the afternoon of November 8, 2013, but earlier brought with it strong winds and heavy rains.
Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer earlier on November 6 convened the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) to map out contingency plans in preparation for the super typhoon. The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) also prepared the necessary blueprints for the critical situations in flood prone areas, evacuation of residents in other barangays, establishment of strategic evacuation centers, and stocking up of emergency foodstuffs, clothing and blankets for potential evacuees. Other agencies of the local government unit also presented their plans to complement the preparations including life-saving measures.
"La Carlota City is proud to be in the Top Ten City Governments (Component City Category) in the Philippines as ranked by DILG-LGPMS. This is the second year that La Carlota is included in the list, at the same time the rating improved from 4.731 to 4.79. Others in the Top Ten list are Laoag, Naga, Vigan, Ligao, Tagaytay, Cabanatuan, Dipolog, Calamba and San Fernando, La Union," La Carlota Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer said in a message relayed to NDB.
Meanwhile, classes resumed in all levels in the city as the schoolbuildings were cleared by the City Engineer, except Ayungon Elementary School main building and canteen, Batuan Day Care Center, onebuilding in Cubay Elementary School and the Friendship Hall, and the City College main campus which cannot be used.
Bacolod Rep. Evelio Ramos Leonardia has ordered the activation of his disaster relief operations team in response to the quake that hit the city.
Cong. Leonardia also asked the District Engineer Noel Pineda to check on all roads, bridges and schoolbuildings if any of them sustained any damage.
Leonardia also asked the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) to stand by for any relief operations that might be needed.
"This is a time for unity and prayers, the neophyte congressman said, not only for us here in Bacolod and Negros but also our brothers and sisters in the neighboring provinces," he said.
Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer of Carlota City delivered her State of the City Address (SOCA) yesterday where she said that "It is an honor to be here once again to deliver the State of the City Address. I would like to thank Vice-Mayor Jalandoni and the SP members for supporting the programs of this administration for the good of the City of La Carlota and for giving me this time in your regular session to address the people of La Carlota.
La Carlota City Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer delivers State of the City Address at the La Carlota City Social Hall yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
"The people of our beloved City has given me a fresh mandate. I would like to thank all of you for trusting me and allowing me to serve La Carlota for another 3 years. My first term was very challenging, but with your help and cooperation, we were able to make La Carlota truly greater and better. May I now present my report to the people of La Carlota since the State of the City Address last August 29, 2012.
SPM Zaldy Pernito, Rosalinda Aguirre, Vice-Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni III, Ciriaco D. Sia Jr. and Julian Chiang received their memorable tokens (La Carlota City rings) from Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer and Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer after serving the City of La Carlota as councilor for 3 consecutive terms.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
A pineapple type hand grenade was recovered by security guards detailed at Central Azucarera Inc. in La Carlota City about 9:30PM, Friday.
SG Antonio Bermeo, of Lifeguard Security Agency told police that they were able to find the fragmentation grenade inside the boiling house of the establishment.
PO3 Larry Marques with PO2 Jonathan Calma conducted the ocular investigation and asked for the assistance of Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) expert from the Philippine Army and Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) when they discovered the safety pin was already detached from the grenade.
Acting-Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson together with Board Members Renato Malabor, Alain Gatuslao and Jose Benito Alsonso led the distribution of relief packs to families in La Carlota and Isabela affected by the recent flood in the southern part of the province.
Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson together with Board Member Jose Benito Alonso and La Carlota Vice Mayor Luis Jalandoni together with the affected families of La Carlota.* (Capitol photo)
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Liane Garcia said that more than 400 relief packs were distributed to flood victims in the said LGUs. Each pack contains three kilos of rice, noodles and canned-goods.
Business: $107 Million Biomass Power Plant will Spurs the Economy of La Carlota," Mayor Ferrer says"
"We are very fortunate to have this project. It will give more job opportunities to our people. It will also give our local planters big or small another source of income. It will increase our local revenues and it will spur the economy of La Carlota City and Negros Occidental," Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer said.
Roberto Bob Cuenca - President of AALCPI interviewed by Chinese guests and visitors on how the mechanical tractors gather sugarcane trashes and load onto the tractors.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
La Carlota is a business and investment-friendly city. Lots of commercial establishments are now in our city and we are very thankful to our investors," Mayor Ferrer added.
Roberto "Bob" Cuenca-President of AALCPI said, "This biomass power plant is the birth of the new industry for the first time in our country. The sugar industry will be facing the effects of AFTA and the reduction of tariff from 5% to 0 in 2015. It is our responsibility to compete with other Asian countries producing sugar. We welcome with open arms, this project. It will help a lot -- our farm workers and planters not only for its value but the problem of our sugar cane trashes. This is the solution to our problems. This is a dream that we hope in the near future will succeed."
A fifteen year old high school student was arrested by local police authorities in La Carlota City at about 9AM, Friday for three counts of rape.
La Carlota Police led by SPO2 Jerry E. Rumbines with SPO3 Edgar M. Salde Jr and SPO1 Vivencio S. Palmerola arrested the suspect inside the campus of a high school located at Brgy. La Granja through an order issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Anita Guanzon Chua.
The teenager, whose name was withheld by NDB is facing charges for three counts of rape in criminal case number 4273 to 4275 with no bail recommended for his temporary release.