About 500 participants from around the country will be joining the 6th National Dairy Congress and Exposition which will open tomorrow at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala will lead the opening of the three-day congress, which will run until Feb. 9, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said.
Joining Alcala will be his assistant secretary for livestock Davinio Catbagan, United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Service counselor Philip Shull, New Zealand Ambassador Reuben Livermore, and 4th District Batangas Rep. Mark Mendoza, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food, Decena added.
A dream come true and a sigh of relief to students of Bacolod City College (BCC) is the realization of an additional 3-storey building -18 classrooms that broke ground yesterday. According to Engr. Loben Ceballos of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO), project cost is P 22 million with facade patterned after the new government center design. Each floor will have 6 classrooms, with common comfort rooms intended for males and for females. It is located at the 700 square meter lot area from the 3 hectare lot of Bacolod City National High School. The clearing job in the construction site was started by Silver Dragon Construction. They will start the lay-out and excavation for the floor of the building this week.
The NPA leaders should also surrender the perpetrators to the police so as to give justice to the victims and their families, the governor stressed.
Marañon, who had long been encouraging the rebels to go back to the fold of the law, also criticized the NPA statement on the La Castellana ambush as "irresponsible."
Six days after the ambush, the NPA issued a statement admitting the crime and lapses on their part, but stressed they did not plan to stage an ambush.
In an audio-recorded statement furnished the media Friday last week, Ka JB Regalado, spokesman for the NPA’s Leonardo Panaligan Command, said their only plan was to disarm the policemen and armed BPAT (Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team) members.
CASH ASSISTANCE & PNP WOUNDED PERSONNEL MEDAL TO PO3 VILLEGAS. Police Regional Office-6 director Police Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr hands the check as financial assistance from PSMBFI and pins the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to Police Officer 3 Constantino Villegas of the La Castellana Police Station during last Friday’s visit at Camp Montelibano.*
Warrants of arrest have been issued by the NPA’s Roselyn Pelle Command of the North Negros area against three principal accused in alleged landgrabbing, murder and frustrated murder, it said have been accused by several villagers in Calatrava and Toboso towns in far northern Negros, its spokesperson, who goes by the nom de guerre Ka Cecil Estrella, said in a written statement made available to members of the Negros media.
This is the third successive declaration, two written and one tape-recorded, issued by NPA guerilla fronts’ spokespersons within two weeks. Political analysts opined that this shows that the NPAs all over the island are consolidating their political and armed components which have become a strong basis for their actions.
The case of landgrabbing and murder have long been the subject of a complaint by barrio folks who have filed cases against respondents in the government’s court, which is part of its judicial system.
Liberal Party (LP) senatorial candidate and presidential nephew Benigno "Bam" Aquino met over the weekend with two of the LP candidates for councilors in Bacolod City even as he gave his support to the entire LP slate of councilors in their quest to pursue the "Matuwid na Daan" in the city.
In a brief meeting at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, Bam Aquino told LP Bacolod City candidates for councilor radio broadcaster Ray Carmona and NGO leader Edwin Balajadia that he runs for the Senate to help advance the good governance, economic reforms and anti-corruption agenda of his uncle President Benigno Aquino III.
Hundreds of students, given privileges as scholars in the province’s six districts as well as retirees, employees of the provincial government are being greatly affected with the non-approval of the 2013 annual budget, documents made available to newsmen indicated.
There are 407 students in the province’s six districts who are scholars of the provincial government who cannot do without the monthly allowances as payments for their rooms rented in dormitories, expenses for class projects and for book rentals.
There are also 12 already retired employees of the provincial government who will not able to avail of their terminal leave due in part to the provincial board’s conscious hedging on theappro val of the 2013 provincial government budget.
Senior education student Hanemar Ponteras was awarded as one of the three THOS College Awardees and also took the Best E-bidbook award that participants from different private and public schools in Negros Occidental submitted for judging last December 15, 2012.
USLS student Hanemar Ponteras awarded as one of the three THOS Awardees at The Outstanding Students Awards 2013 last February 2 at Robinsons Place Bacolod.*
Khara Jane Abuana (BSN 4) on the other hand won first runner-up for the special award in Community Involvement - College Category.
The Philippine Dental Association (PDA)-Negros Occidental Chapter with the support and participation of the Silay City Government thru the Silay City Health Office and the Department of Health National Association of Dentists (DHNAD) will be having a grand launching of the 9th National Dental Health Month on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court.
"The joint effort of the agencies of the government promotes proper dental health care and oral hygiene for the betterment of the dental condition of people," DHNAD VP for Visayas Dr. Rey Martin S. Locson said.
With the theme, "Ngipin Pangalagaan, Sakit Maiwasan, Bansa’y Matutulungan Tungo sa Kaunlaran," the city government of Silay has the intention of providing a healthier oral lifestyle for the community.
Don Salvador Benedicto, Chief Executive Marxlen de la Cruz, led town officials and functionaries in a seminar to discuss the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the forest town, along with DENR officials and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in a hotel in Bacolod City over the weekend, in what was the drafting of a long-term program to regulate and control land use in the mountain town, dubbed the summer capital of the Negros Occidental province.
"As soon as the seminar is over, the town and the various government agencies will be able to ensure a rationale for land use in the town, said De la Cruz, while explaining how the various land area in the town, should be usedto ensure its preservation," he said.
Reacting to the statement of Cong. Anthony Golez in some media outlets that there is no place to see by tourists in Bacolod City, Atty John N. Orola, Jr. City Administrator, said "if you believe there is nothing to present to the tourists in Bacolod City, then the government should find means to present something attractive as tourist destinations. If you are from Bacolod, you would know the Bacolodnons. Why do Koreans want to come to Bacolod? It is not only a jump off point going to the north and to the south, but there are lots of action in the tourism industry in Bacolod City alone.