The reported number 2 leader of the New Peoples Army (NPA) in Negros Oriental has surrendered to the government troops in Friday, February 21. In a press release of 79th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in Siaton, Negros oriental, the surrenderee was identified as @ CHESAM/BERNIE, 22 years old is the second in command of Squad 2, SDG Platoon, SEF, KRN operating in the areas of Pamplona, San Jose and boundaries of Sta Catalina and Siaton, Negros Oriental, decided to return to the mainstream society, facilitated by Cong. George Arnaiz of the 2nd District of Negros Oriental..
By Febvie Alila
The Civil Service Commission (SCS) is still open for all applicants who want to apply for the Career Service Exam (CSE) to be held this coming April 6, 2014 for Professional and Sub-professional level.
To be qualified, the applicant must have gained at least 72 units in College, 18 years old and above, a Filipino Citizen and meet the documents required by the office. This include 4 copies of Passport size photo with name tag, Php500 for registration fee, CSC form 100, to be filled up in the office, and valid ID with birth date and signature. If the ID does not have the birth date, the applicant must present a birth certificate from NSO for proof of birthday. The application will be at the CSC office located beside the Capitol at Ground Floor, PAC Bldg. Aguinaldo St. Bacolod City. The office will provide the location of the examination venue.
The City government of Talisay under the administration of Mayor Eric M. Saratan, M.D. was again a recipient of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good House Keeping Award for the year 2012.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas in his personal note to Mayor Saratan said the seal is awarded to LGUs that successfully meet the requirement of the full disclosure policy, have exemplary standards of frontline services and procurement and proven to have no adverse or disclaimer audit findings by the Commission on Audit.
Mayor Eric M. Saratan, M.D. discussed policies and programs of his administration to City department heads.*
The 1st Gamefowl expo sa Negros at Panaad Park that ends Sunday was success and tow Local Government Units heads has express support of holding more in the future.
Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr., and Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella assured their supports for the growth of and development of gamefowl breeding industry in the province.
An advocate for the environment and concerned citizen in Hinobaan town in Negros Occidental is urging Mayor Ernesto Estrao to curb "rampant" illegal fishing, destructive small mining operations and the prohibition of quarrying "that prevents developers and homeowners from sourcing sand and gravel from the town’s ample supply."
In a February 10, 2014 letter-complaint to Mayor Estrao, copy furnished NDB, Rudy Mahilum, former town official and Estrao supporter in the 2013 polls, said the proliferation of purse seiners equipped with pathfinders and fine, mesh nets prohibited by law remain unchecked.
Mahilum said Estrao’s government, the local police and the anti-illegal fishing Bantay-Dagat, "allow the operations of these fishing boats," and also "small mining operations" ... which destroy the environment.
Following an early breakfast meeting, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella went directly to the Bacolod People’s House where a special turnover of customized wheelchairs to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) spearheaded by the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) was being conducted and openly said that what he had witnessed has "made his day."
With the Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Services Dr. Ma. Cecilia Licuan.* (CMO-PIO photo)
"Thank you for remembering those who are in need," said Puentevella while he wholeheartedly thanked the organizers of the turnover, including the Charity Rehabilitation Services (CRS) of the University.
BACOLOD Mayor Puentevella with wheelchair beneficiary Girlie Pangadlo of Alijis.* (CMO-PIO photo)
The 303rd Army Brigade reported that several members of the Fernandez Lawless Group of the Communist Party of the Philippines-Negros were believed to have been fatally injured after staging their own attack against soldiers belonging to the 62nd Infantry Battalion at about 10 o’clock in the evening of February 17.
"A small band of lawless elements fired at the soldiers who were then resting in their Improvised Highly Deployable Tents (IHDT) at Sitio Aniya, Brgy. Winasawasan, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The soldiers were members of the Negros Occ. Bayanihan Teams deployed in Calatrava to conduct peace and development works in the communities," Maj.Ray Tiongson said in a statement.
Escalante City Mayor Melecio " Beboy" Yap lauded and thanked the people behind the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) for bringing their advocacy of serving the poor to the city Friday.
ESCALANTE CITY Mayor Melecio "Beboy" Yap (3rd from left) welcomes Yip Ying-Wun (John Yap), Board Member of FFCCCII and President of NOFCACl and of SNFCCCII. Also Directors Roger Yap, Philip Yap and Carlos Ganihong, Chief of AVF at FFCCCI Foundation Inc. during the Feb. 21 medical mission of FFCCCII in the city.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
"FFCCCII is truly an organization that looks forward to the situation of poor families. They shared their love and blessings through this free medical consultations with free medicines. This is a big help to the people of Escalante considering that we have limited resources. Dako gid namo nga pasalamatan sa ila sa FFCCCII Foundation Inc., in partnership with SNFCCCII, NNFCCCII, NOFCACI and AVFB," Mayor Yap said
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) granted the appeal of Marlou "Nonoy" D. Amago to be returned to his former post as Construction and Maintenance General Foreman at the Bacolod City Engineer’s Office (CEO).
In Decision No. 140003 promulgated January 30, 2014, Atty. Rodolfo B. Encajonado, Director IV of the regional CSC, is directing Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella to restore Amago to his former assignment at the CEO and allow him to perform the function of the position.
Protection of the environment has become a compelling need as the country feels the effects of climate change and devastation brought by natural disasters. People have to be seriously involved in environment protection and preservation.
Victorias Vice Mayor Jerry Jover leads city and barangay officials, DENR personnel and other volunteers in the 2014 3rd District Tree-Planting and Growing Activity held along Malogo River in Barangay 13 in Victorias City.
This is the message of Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez as he launched anew recently the District-wide Tree Planting and Growing Project.
PENRO Andrei Untal and Cadiz CENRO Edgar Rostata initiated the 3rd District Tree-Planting and Growing Activity along Malogo River in Barangay 13, Victorias City together with barangay volunteers and Congressional District staff.*