The Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) System is ready for installation at the Bacolod-Silay Airport to accommodate international flights.
The problem, however is the availability of airline. The supposed flights of Hannah Tours for Korean tourists has deferred the schedule for December.
Zest Air is not available, while Cebu Pacific cannot agree with the price.
Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, chairman, Western Visayas Tourism Council, also said, "Supposedly, groups of Korean tourists, business-men and golfers are coming over as arranged by Hannah Tours through its representative Mr. Choy last year yet. They are yet to start De.r 19, and will run until February or even until summer.
CURSILLO PRAISE MINISTRY-Bacolod officers and members, in cooperation with the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade headed by Col. Jon N. Aying (3rd from left) the Brigade Commander, donated relief goods and other forms of assistance to Typhoon Yolanda victims at Jamindan Elementary School in Jamindan, Capiz.* (Arman Toga)
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. is inviting everyone to the opening of the Christmas Weekend Market sa Kapitolyo today at the PNB Fountain Area along Lacson Street in Bacolod City.
The activity will start with a thanksgiving mass at 4:00 p.m. followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting to formally open the event and a ceremonial switch-on of Christmas lights and decors at the Provincial Capitol and Lagoon.
Various goods such as organic products, cooked foods, beverages, seafoods, processed meat, agricultural products, accessories, delicacies, and Japanese foods, among others will be sold at the market.
The undersigned as Chairperson of the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government hereby submits this Committee Report relative to the Letter-Inquiry of Barangay Kagawads Alex Sausi and Donard Alimpolo, Barangay Alangilan pertaining to alleged various violations of Mr. Francis Rey Cabuga in establishing METRO SAFARI RESORT without government clearance and permit, docketed as SP Correspondence No. 08-13-0551, held last November 29, 2013 at SP Session Hall, New Government Center.
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) met with the leaders of force multipliers at BCPO training academy on December 4. This volunteer group will be utilized by the BCPO for the forthcoming Yuletide season.
These force multipliers are partners of BCPO in maintaining peace and order in the city during special occasions like festivals and other similar events. Their services are greatly important to the BCPO personnel in crime monitoring, crime prevention and control and their presence in an area can deter criminals from illegal actions.
"They do not just feed their respective families but the country as well."
Thus said Bacolod Vice Mayor Greg G. Gasataya, citing the millions of Filipinos who work abroad as a "gem" in the Philippine economy for their high-value tax contributions.
Induction. Bacolod Vice Mayor Greg G. Gasataya swears in OFW members yesterday of Barangay Handuman at the Sangguniang Panlungsod.*
The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), whom Gasataya say are dollar-earner generating asset, is a big contribution to the country’s economy.
At an induction ceremony held at the Sanguniang Panlungsod Session Hall in Bacolod City Thursday, Gasataya lauded the officers and members of the Federation of OFW Negros Occidental led by its president, Salvacion Barrios for their organization’s continued expansion of membership in the province.
JUN DL REYES B-DAY. Bantay Banwa Group headed by Chairman/President Roberto Dot Soliven, Vice-Chairman Joseling Abello, Atty. Benjamin Ortega, Roger Yap, Toting Lim, Bingbing Jochico, Ramon Cu, Manuel Si, Jimmy Chua, Manuel Bingbot Baylon, and Manuel Sy in a "dinner conference" at Business Inn with birthday celebrant Jun de los Reyes. Roger Yap of Waterworld Purified Drinking Water sponsored the week-long dinner conferences at Business Inn .*
Ratchaburi, Thailand. Filipinos teaching English subject in Thailand are respected of their excellent performance, not only in teaching but conducting cultural activities as well.
According to Bryan Berba, a cum laude graduate of Bacolod City College, the Filipinos always show ingenuity in any school undertakings.
At Daruna Ratchaburi School (elementary and high school) in Thailand, during the Academic days celebration in November 21-22, 2013, he said the Filipino teachers have shown their ingenuity by showing glimpses of Filipino culture in the 2-day exhibits. Considering the heartbreaking situation of the Filipino teachers here, and their countrymen brought about by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Filipino teachers worked together and upheld expectations that Daruna English Program is one of the most admired English Programs in the Diocese of Ratchaburi. The exhibit included major beauty spots from the three (3) regions - Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, in a two-dimensional framework pictures designed by Miss Sharon Besiata. It was a fun-filled activity. The Thai students really enjoyed and showed undivided attention towards their fellow Thai students as they performed the Tinikling or "Bamboo Jumping", the national dance of the Philippines. The students also loved listening to songs which were sang by "Jer hom", a High School Student band. "Jer hom" means smells good in Thai. "Jer hom" beautifully rendered the songs "Ang Bandila" and "Pinoy Ako".
Bacolod City Gender and Development Council (GAD), chaired by Councilor Em Legaspi Ang, in cooperation with the Bacolod City Population Office, conducted a Forum on Teenage Pregnancy at Handumanan National High School last Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
TEENAGE FORUM. Mr. Ernie Asoy, Population Program Officer III-AHYD Coordinator, speaks on the risky behavior of adolescents and teenage pregnancy at the Handumanan National High School last Tuesday, December 3, 2013.*
The said Forum was attended by teachers and third and fourth year students of the said school. About 200 students were gathered at the school’s audio visual room.
Students were oriented as to the risky behavior of teenagers, causes and effects of Teenage Pregnancy, Adolescent Health and Development and Responsible Parenthood.
The Immaculate Conception Academy/La Consolacion Academy/La Consolacion College-Murcia Alumni Association, in partnership with the Silver Jubilarians (Batch ’88) and the Ruby Jubilarians (Batch ’73), will sponsor the General Alumni Homecoming dubbed as "Ma Tinabu-ay Ta!" on December 28, 2013.
The homecoming will start with a registration at 2:00 p.m. and a Thanksgiving Mass at 3:00 p.m. in the LCC-Murcia campus. A Fun Walk from LCC to Murcia Gymnasium will follow at 4:00 p.m.
The election of the new set of Alumni officers, videoke challenge by different batches, dinner, dance party, raffle of door prizes, photo booth and coronation of Mr. and Ms. Alumni 2013 are the activities lined up in the evening at the gym.