With City Mayor Monico Puentevella supporting the efforts of his sons to make Bacolod one of the country’s top destinations this summer, Executive Assistant Rocky Puentevella and neophyte Councilor Kalaw Puentevella unveiled to the media, alongside the different event organizers of the city, the activities of the "One Summer Smile 2014" program.
Councilor Kalaw, also joined by fellow Sangguniang Panlungsod members Wilson Gamboa, Jr., El Cid Familiaran, Sonya Verdeflor and Ana Marie Palermo, detailed in a press conference that One Summer Smile aims to promote Bacolod as an alternative destination for the summer through its various events and activities.
This too, Puentevella added, will disclose what the city could offer to both local and foreign tourists who decide to spend the summer here.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City has passed and approved a resolution authored by Councior Archie Baribar requesting the Office of the City Mayor, City Health Office, Department of Trade and Industry, City Legal Office and the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs to strictly monitor and enforce the compliance of owners and operators of drugstores and other retail establishments listed under Republic Act No. 9994, or the "Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, An Act Granting Additional Benefits And Privileges To Senior Citizens, Further Amending Republic Act No. 7432 of 1992, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9257 of 2003 ".
In his resolution, Baribar said that RA 9994 clearly states that Senior Citizens are entitled to twenty precent (20%) discount and twelve percent (12%) Value Added Tax exemption upon their purchase of medicines, transaction with hotel and restaurants, amusement and recreation centers, funeral parlors, theatres, cinema houses and concert halls, medical and dental services and fare for domestic transportation privileges both air and sea travel, and five percent (5%) discount on purchase of basic and prime commodities.
Green Alert Negros (GAN), in line with the Earth Day celebration, will hold an on-the-spot painting activity dubbed as "Kamut Sang Pag-Amlig" with Climate Change as theme tomorrow, April 12, at Balay Bato.
This activity will be participated by some of the finest Negrense artists who will be given the chance to express their own perspectives of Climate Change, an expression of gratefulness through their works of art.
TAAL, BATANGAS. Costume presentation of Bacolod City mediamen at Villa Tortuga during the fellowship at Taal, Batangas Monday, Apr. 7, sponsored by Globe Telecom thru PRWorks.
Lunch and costume-wearing after a hearty lunch were all done at the famous Villa Tortuga in Taal -- the trip from Makati City to Taal, Batangas took probably some four hours.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) served notices of the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities tomorrow, Saturday, April 12, which will mean brownouts in some coverage areas of VRESCO in northern Negros Occidental.
An NGCP notice inidicated that from 8 o’clock in the morning to 5 o’clock in the afternoon tomorrow, the brownout will occur at some areas undet the VMC Rural Electric Service Cooperative (VRESCO).
The notice also showed that afffected by the 8AM to 5PM brownout will be Sagay, Escalante & San Carlos cities.
The Christian Community Theater Silay Chapter, Inc. will be presenting an Ilonggo adaptation of the 16th century play Trial of God entitled ‘Krimen sang Dios’ as part of its observance of the Lenten Season on April 12 and April 17 at 7:00 pm at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center, Silay City.
Photos above depict the various scenes in the stage play, ‘Krimen sang Dios’, which looks closely at the lives of various personalities who will serve as witnesses of God’s role in their lives. The play will be staged on April 12 and 17 at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center.*
April 12 will be the Sponsors’ night and April 17 is General Patronage night.
‘Krimen sang Dios’ is a contemporary play which looks closely at the lives of various personalities who will serve as witnesses of God’s role in their lives and follows the script written by Armin Paredes, under the direction of Emmanuel Rodriguez, Clarisse Salmingo and Atty. Johanna Jadoc.
Negros Occidental’s entry is among the top ten finalists for the Tatak TESDA Video Making Contest-School Category.
The video features Marc Escora, a polio-victim since birth and a high school graduate, who availed of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) and TESDA’s finishing course for call center agents.
Escora, born with disability has worked as a "barker" for seven years to support himself and his family.
The provincial government through NOLITC was able to help him finish his course and land a job in one of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bacolod City.
Branch 50 Presiding Judge Estefanio S. Libutan, Jr., of the Regional Trial Court of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City dismissed the case of Plaintiff Omar Francis P. Demonteverde filed against Atty. Sarah M. Villamor, in her personal capacity as City Legal Officer and the Chief Accountant of Bacolod City, who stated:
"All told, the Court believes and so holds that it has no jurisdiction over this case as the same pertains to the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Commission and that plaintiff has no cause of action for failing to exhaust administrative remedies. The subsequent filing by plaintiff of an amended petition for Mandamus with prayer for Preliminary Mandatory injunction and Damages will not cure the jurisdictional defect. A complaint over which the court has no jurisdiction cannot be amended because the court must first have jurisdiction over the case before it can order an amendment (Caspar vs. Dorado, L-17884, Nov. 29, 1965)."
Last March 27, 2014, 30 participants from Manokan Country and Pala-Pala joined the Food Safety Management Awareness (FSMA) seminar through the support of Councilor Sonia Verdeflor and the OURFood Program.
The FSMA seminars are conducted by the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) in cooperation with the NFCG to promote food safety awareness and practices. It is a seminar that tackles basics of contamination, personal hygiene, good hygiene practices in the workplace and how will it affect food safety and public health. The vendors are set to take the full Good Sanitation and Hygiene Practices within the second quarter.
Over 70 dog breeds from all over the country, some new, others returning, are expected to compete in the 29th Philippine Dog Agility Competition this weekend.
Presented by the Philippine Dog Athletics Association (PDAA), all roads of the country’s top training dog clubs and schools, and breed organizations from Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Zamboanga and Manila lead to Bacolod on April 12 and 13 with the K9 Obedience Club of Negros and the City of Bacolod playing hosts for the event.
The two-day competition this Saturday and Sunday will happen at SM City Bacolod’s southwing lot, an area of open space wide enough for the events to be staged and the crowd to watch and appreciate. In this arena, different breeds and sizes of dogs will participate in obstacle courses such as wave poles, dogwalk, standard jumps, pause table, tunnel, tire jump and teeter board. Another highlight of the event is the exciting frisbee challenge and a dog tricks demonstration show.