Abang Lingkod, a partylist organization headed by its nominee Stephen Paduano, together with eight barangays in Bacolod such as Granada, Estefania, Villamonte, 5, 1, Banago and Montevista have bonded together behind the "Linis Estero" clean up drive designed to help save major rivers and waterways in Bacolod.
The program they launched yesterday at the Barangay Villamonte Hall with barangay heads led by ABC President Councilor Noli Villarosa who is Barangay Ta gub captain.
Paduano said that they surveyed the rivers and waterways in Bacolod that need to be cleaned up and they have identified those that need to be prioritized in terms of clearing and cleaning.
"We want this program to be sustainable so we all committed to help one another in this cause," Paduano told media people during the launching.
Swindling cases abound in Sagay City after another resident of the city was victimized by a group of alleged "budol-budol" gang members Monday morning.
Lourie Aguirre Suetado, 32, single, of Barangay Poblacion 2, Sagay reportedly lost a cellphone and jewelries worth some P8, 000 to a woman and a man who sweet-talked her near a bank at about 10:30 in the morning of Monday.
Passing by at the place on her way to the market, an unidentified woman approached her asking where she can find a cargo truck being rented.
Business: Bacolod Tourism Influx up by 29.23%; Puentevella Pushes for Marañon’s One Island, One Region
An April 10, 2014 study on the arrival of tourists in Western Visayas pegged the City of Smiles in second place behind the province of Iloilo with a 29.23% increase in the influx of both local and foreign tourists who visited Bacolod this year.
Iloilo is ranked number 1 in percentage change with 46.03%.
Coming in third is Capiz with 26.49%, followed by Antique (22/61%), Iloilo City (19.15%), Aklan (14.13%) and Guimaras (4.47%).
The change in volume of tourist, meanwhile, has Aklan up top with 184, 812, with Bacolod City in second with 131, 360. Iloilo City comes in third with 100, 905, followed by Iloilo (36, 907), Capiz (25, 179), Antique (3, 280) and Guimaras (2, 733).
Event: Findings of the Committee on Laws Ordinances and Good Government on the Cabuga Pta. Taytay issue
Based on the CENRO Report the owner, Francis Rey Cabuga, Cathy Cabuga and Jessamine Daclizon have encroached atleast thirty (30) meters of the FLA, still they claim that it is within their titled property;
Based on City Legal Office Inspection and Investigation, the construction of two swimming pool, cottages and concrete fence had already reached the water portion of the sea, thus it is within the eroded portion of the sea and a property of the state.
That the reclamation project in the water portion has no Permit from the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) as required by the law;
To review and strengthen the educational competitiveness in Bacolod City, The Local Government Unit, in cooperation with the Bacolod Division of the Department of Education will be sponsoring a one day Education Summit on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel.
The announcement was made by City Mayor Monico Puentevella in yesterday’s press conference at the Ceremonial Hall of the Bacolod People’s House.
According to Puentevella, the Summit also aims to improve school based performances of both students and teachers and likewise to actively involve parents in the education of their children.
The biggest, brightest and best Summer Workshop in Bacolod is back!
Sikat Academy 4-in-1 Summer Workshop will start on April 21, 2014 at Robinsons Place Bacolod. Guided with an advocacy to provide avenues for children to explore and develop their talents in singing, acting, dancing and public speaking, Sikat Academy 4-in-1 Summer Workshop is managed by TV Host Charie Ginete-Ilon.
The workshop is open to kids aged 6 years and up. While Junior Playshop is open to kids aged 3 to 5 years old. Sikat Academy promises to provide the participants the best summer experience ever as modules on Introduction to Theater, Music, Dance and Speech will be given in a manner that kids will discover their potentials, socialize with fellow workshop participants and present their talents to the public in a grand presentation at the end of the workshop.
"A Cultural Journey to Salvation" is the theme of Silay Tourism Holy Week Reflection (April 13-20) that is facilitated by Silay Tourism Office in coordination with the Parish of San Diego.
The liturgical celebration started with a Palm Sunday rite held at Plaza Olympia Severino covered court and mass followed at San Diego Pro-Cathedral.
Holy Thursday focuses on a 5 pm – mass highlighted by the dramatization of the Last Supper of the Lord and the procession to transfer the Blessed Sacrament with a sustained vigil of the faithful from 7 pm up to 12 midnight. The play "Krimen sang Dios" will be staged by the Christian Community Theater – Silay (7 pm) at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center.
The Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (UNO-Recoletos) announces the liturgical schedules for the Holy Week. On Holy Thursday (AprIl 17, tomorrow) Mass of the Last Supper will be at 5 pm with Rev. Fr. Cornelio Moral, OAR as celebrant and Homilist.
On Good Friday (April 18), Rites for the Veneration of the Holy Cross will start at 3:00 PM with Rev. Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR as Main Celebrant. Easter vigil rites will start at 8:45 PM with the Blessing of the New Fire. The faithful are requested to bring candles for the renewal of the Baptismal vows. The Main Celebrant and Homilist during the Easter Vigil will be Rev. Fr. Jorge Peligro, OAR.
Easter Sunday Masses shall be at 8:00 am with Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR and 6:00 pm with Rev. Fr. Edcel Celiz, OAR.
Cabiao police authorities in Nueva Ecija province seem to be in conflict as to the filing of murder charges against the suspected killers of Negrense Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Maribel Alpas of Hinoba-an town in southern Negros Occidental.
First, the Cabiao police under Sr. Inspector Eric De Venancio said that the filing of charges was made last March 31 at te Nueva Ecija Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Cabanatuan City.