The Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) granted by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 44, Judge Franklin Demonteverde, has been extended for five more days after which he rules on the more basic issue of Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), Director Dra. Marchi Ramos’ ouster by officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), weeks back.
Ramos’ legal counsel, lawyer, Roger "Brick" Reyes appealed for the issuance of a TRO, pending further appeals for the issuance of a Preliminary Injunction, which would prevent her ouster on an indefinite period by LWU officials.
In November 9, 2013, the first day of the super typhoon Yolanda aftermath also marked the first day of mobilization for "Lasallian Animo in Action: Operasyon Yolanda," an effort initiated by the Center for External Relations (CER), Institute for Negros Development (IND) and Balayan–Community Extension Program of the University of St. La Salle (USLS).
Its main goal is to reach out to community members and partners to alleviate the suffering of Filipinos affected by the calamity all over the Visayas.
Early on, a positive response could already be felt as an initial turn-out of 20 sacks of rice from Jollibee Group Foundation and a seed money of Php 6,460.00 from the 5:30 PM Anticipated mass collection was received for the program.
Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has donated 130 tons of relief goods to typhoon-ravaged Ormoc.
In a press statement, EDC said a marine landing craft they hired arrived in Ormoc Friday night, containing relief goods, generator sets and other survival necessities.
The craft contains 500 sacks of rice, 30,000 liters of water, 3 units of 250 KVA generator sets, 800 units of solar flashlights cum phone chargers, medicines, and 40 solar street lamps, the company said.
Harish Nandwani, President of the Rotary Club of Bacolod North and current Alay Lakad Chairman hopes to surpass last year’s number of participants as he calls for the city to join in the December 1 walk-for-a-cause that aims to give free scholarships to the underprivileged.
In a program briefing at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod Government Center last Friday, November 15, Nandwani, alongside Councilor Wilson "Jun" Gamboa, Jr., City Mayor Monico Puentevella and representatives of the Indian business community hopes to the gather all communities, both private and public to join their stand and "unite in the cause to give and promote" education and scholarships to the less fortunate youths of Bacolod.
Nandwani, who is also the president of the Lingkod E.R. Foundation Negros Occidental Inc. also accounted that there are more than 1,000 scholarship grants that are up for grabs this year. Among those who committed are the Asian Business Institute of e-Technology (ABI), the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, the Visayan Maritime Academy, Star of Asia Human Resource Training and Development, Inc. and Megumi Information Technology Center.
Police authorities in Negros Occidental are still trying to establish the identify of suspects who shot dead a policeman while on board his motorcycle 2PM Saturday along the highway in Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City.
SPO1 Agustilo Hulleza Jr., a member of the Toboso Police Station was shot by motorcycle-riding suspects.
He was in the back and the bullet went through his chest.
Cops are not discounting the angle it was related to the victim’s work as an intelligence officer.
Hulleza was pronounced dead by attending physician at San Carlos City Doctor’s Hospital.
Super typhoon Yolanda destroyed sugar cane plantations across the Visayas, incurring P1.2-billion losses to the sugar industry, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) reported.
In her presentation to Sen. Cynthia Villar during the first public hearing of a proposed Senate Bill titled "Strengthening the Sugar Cane Industry," at the SRA Office in Bacolod Thursday, SRA chief Ma. Regina Martin said the sugar industry lost P1,210,969,409 to the superstorm, based on the report of their Extension and Technical Services Division.
This represents 931,514.93 Lkg of sugar, or 2.79 percent of the country’s production, she said.
The SRA report showed losses to the following mill districts in Negros Occidental: Lopez Sugar Cental- P175 million, Victorias Milling Company – P300 million, San Carlos – P2 million and Sagay/Danao – P210 million.
TEEN PREGNANCY. Committee Hearing on the proposed ordinance authored by Councilor Em L. Ang entitled "An Ordinance Institutionalizing A Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program In The City Of Bacolod and Appropriating Funds Thereof", held last Thursday at the SP Session Hall.*
‘Kalaw’ asks DPWH to Install early Warning Device on Road Constructions
An ordinance providing sports and cultural scholarship grants to the students of the Bacolod City College (BCC) hurdled its first reading during the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) regular session.
The ordinance was authored by Councilor Claudio "Kalaw" Puentevella.
In his statement, Puentevella said that sports is one of the effective and important tool for human development as it empowers the youth and fosters community development through friendship, fair competition, character building and equality.
"WALK-FOR-A-CAUSE" ALAY LAKAD. The previous meeting of the Bacolod City Alay Lakad Para sa Kabataan with Chairman Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Executive Chairman Harish Nandwani and Alay Lakad Foundation President Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. at the MassKara Hall early part of November 2013. This year’s Alay Lakad is set on December 1.*