Mayor Monico Puentevella along with Kasadya Foundation Chair Rhoderick Samonte and Brilyante’ s prime mover Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue led the press conference to announce the various activities of the MassKara 2013 Festival, at the grand lobby of the New Government Center yesterday morning. Also present were the various sponsors and stakeholders of the festival.
Mayor Monico Puentevella led the press conference at the grand lobby of the New Government Center yesterday. Kasadya Foundation Chair Rhoderick Samonte laid down the festival highlights and what people should expect during the festival.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Samonte presented the draft schedule of activities that will start from October 1 to 20.
The Kasadya Foundation is working on a minimal budget but is trying its best to make this year’s festival distinct from the other festivals that Bacolod had, now on its 75th year.
Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya told members of the media and stakeholders that they are supporting the mayor’s call for unity and support for the upcoming MassKara Festival 2013.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
SPM Jocelle Batapa-Sigue also told members of the media that Brilyante as a private group is pooling resources to put up activities that will contribute to the history of the city.
Along with the press conference held at the New Government Center yesterday morning, Mayor Monico Puentevella told members of the media that the MassKara 2013 welcomes everybody to the world renowned MassKara Festival. The Mayor told members of the media that there will be national and international guests that will arrive to document the festival.
Photographers, bloggers and even the common people will be part of the festival for everybody to enjoy and these people will be the gateway for promoting Bacolod City to the rest of the world in an instant. The City will provide various free wifi hotspots in strategic places during the festival for easy access to the worldwide web.
There will be several revisions of the street dancing competition this year. It will be held at the Paglaum Sports Complex and Araneta street will be the venue for the street dancing up to the Bacolod Public Plaza.
Kasadya Foundation Chair Rhoderick Samonte also told the press the schedule for the street dance will start early as they also consider the time spent by the performers on the streets up to the competition venue.
The La Consolacion School–Gardenville (LCS-G) in Tangub, Bacolod will be celebrating its 37th Foundation Day on September 1-4, 2013.
In support of the celebration, the Home and School Association (HASA) will hold a FUN RUN on September 1, a Sunday, at 5 in the morning.
Assembly for the fun run will be the Gaisano City Bacolod mall grounds along Araneta Street.
The Department of Energy (DoE) has scheduled a public hearing in Bacolod on September 13 to tackle the high disparity of fuel prices in this city and the rest of Negros Occidental compared to other nearby cities and the rest of Negros Occidental compared to other nearby cities and provinces.
Third District Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez confirmed this development in a press conference last night in Bacolod. Although he was not able to attend the DoE briefing with Negros Occidental congressmen yesterday at the congressional office of Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City, Benitez said his colleagues updated him of what had transpired in the briefing.
One of the developments was a public hearing to be attended by local officials and stakeholders to discuss the issue on price disparity, he said.
The Orola family had been ignoring threats, but this time the threat sent through text message has become stronger.
According to Dr. Elizabeth Orola-Salabas, widow of Dodong, this could be attributed to the case of the late Eleuterio " Dodong" Salabas wherein the suspects were found guilty by the court.
Reportedly, Engr. Tom Orola, brother of Dr. Salabas, and Atty. John Orola, Jr. recently received a text with stronger tone of threat.
2013 BACOLOD MASSKARA QUEEN CANDIDATES called on City Mayor Monico Puentevella at the Bacolod Government Center yesterday. The candidates will be presented to the media today at Northland Resort in Manapla. They are (from left) Joy Jontilano, Lady Ann Alquizar, Jessa Costelo, Honeylen Garde, Indy Caroline Yu, Roselyn Corilla, Chinky Cantere, Charlyn Sabio, Rhea Mansueto and Franchette Laguda.* (Clauden Mae Genanda / Bacolod PIO photo)
Executive Assistant to the Mayor Sarah Teresa Esguerra, retired police officer Victor Eduardo and Othello Ramos faced the media yesterday and presented a consolidated evaluation report dated July 90, 2010 by the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas relative to their "criminal and administrative complaints" filed under docket numbers OMB-V-C-10-0002-A and OMB-V-A-10-0003.
They questioned the alleged procurements of two separate information technology (IT) packages transacted by the previous administration of former Bacolod City Mayor and now Congressman Evelio Leonardia in which the Commission on Audit (COA), in a separate report back in 2006, regarded said transaction to be "highly irregular and overpriced."
Police authorities in Victorias City recovered a loose firearm from a local facing illegal drug charges about Monday night.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, city police chief seized a .38 revolver without serial number with five live ammunitions from Nanerick Legada, 39, of Damas Extension, Brgy. V, in the City.
The suspect has a standing warrant for illegal possession of drugs and paraphernalia with bail bond set at P200, 000 and P40, 000, respectively.
He was nabbed at Hacienda Editha, Brgy. 21 through the police station’s intensified campaign against persons with warrant of arrest. The warrant was signed by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 69 Judge Felipe G. Banzon.
Miss World-Philippines candidate Princesslyn Dignadice (center) of Valladolid expresses gratitude to the Provincial Government for the assistance extended to her during the competition held last August 18 in Manila. In photo are Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan (right) and Panaad Park Administrator Ian de Ramos (left).* (CAPITOLphoto )