The 3rd honoree of Bacolod City as honorary mayor is another business tycoon John Gokongwei. He will be honored today at the New Government Center during simple rites.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, this gesture is a simple recognition to the efforts brought in by the honoree having brought in the first big mall in Bacolod - the Robinsons Place.
Leonardia also said Robinsons Place has brought in new economic landscape to Bacolod City. He is grateful to the honoree for deciding that their expansion be brought to Bacolod.
In a letter dated February 7, 2013, signed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia to Vice Mayor Jude "Thaddy" Say-son, a financial assistance of P100,000.00 will be given to Barangay Punta Taytay Marginalized Fisherfolks Marketing Cooperative, described "bogus" by Barangay Captain Rufino Alcala.
The Leonardia letter is a request addressed to Sayson for Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) ratification of a financial assistance which Barangay Punta Taytay captain Alcala said, will be given to a cooperative headed by a problematic Cris Andas.
Andas, according to Alcala, was declared "persona non grata" by the Barangay and claimed no knowledge nor the Barangay Council of this P100,000.00 financial assistance soon to be ratified by the Sayson-led SP.
Bago City will celebrate its 47th year as a chartered city and various events were lined-up to highlight the week-long festivities which will start on February 14- 19, 2013. The theme for this year’s celebration is "Sus-taining the Culture of Excel-lence Beyond Awards."
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The affair will kick off today, February 14 with the opening of the yearly Agro-Industrial Cultural and Educational Fair participated in by the 24 barangays of the City at Bantayan Park. Also, the Brookside Garden Academy will celebrate its foundation day on the same day. ABS-CBN will host a barangay Kapamilya show with celebrity artist Bryan Termulo at Bantayan Park to be capped by a grand fireworks display.
Vice-Governor Genaro ‘Lim-ao’ Alvarez and the majority political opposition members of the Provincial Board (PB), who are now crying wolf over the alleged questionable purchases of sheeps from Australia and its support inputs such as the First Negros ranch, could be likened to a man who has picked up a rock only to hit his own head with it.
Thus said Provincial Legal Counsel, lawyer Jose Ma. Valencia, in his response to the issue yesterday.
Valencia explained that he made the response as one of two spokespersons appointed by Marañon and now three, to add, also lawyer Pauline Tumonong Nuega, specialist on immigration issues.
If not available, Nuega, aside from Valencia and Provincial coordinator Enrique Pinongan, is authorized to speak on the various issues in behalf of the governor and the provincial government, the executive branch of the Local Government Unit (LGU). This is apart from the legislative branch now highly controlled by partisans of Vice-Governor Alvarez who will contest the governorshop in the May 2013 election.
"Your provincial government will always support you because we always believe that there will be no progress, if there is no peace," stressed Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. during the blessing of the renovated Negros Occidental Provincial Crime Laboratory Building at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office in Sitio Camingawan, Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City yesterday.
Gov. Marañon who was guest of honor and speaker during the activity said that the new equipment installed at the crime lab will make the work of the PNP personnel easier.
He also encouraged the policemen to remain neutral in this political season and challenged them to make this election in the province credible, peaceful and clean.
In accordance with the priority agenda of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer - all-out campaign against illegal and prohibited drugs in this city, 18 PNP officials of La Carlota City Police Station had been awarded the certificate of commendation. This is in connection with their successful conduct of search and seizure operation last December 13, 2012, 4:00 P.M. and in arresting Richard Meles Y Agreda, 37, married, of Purok 3, Barangay Nagasi by virtue of Search Warrant No. 41 issued by Judge Edgar R. Tupas of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) and having done so recovered eleven sticks of suspected knot-tied marijuana cigarettes on act in violation of The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The Search and Seizure was witnessed by Barangay Captain Joel Senares and Barangay Kagawad Estanislao Tuma-ob. The subject Richard Meles Y. Agreda was brought to the La Carlota City Police Station for booking and disposition. A case for violation of Section 11, Republic Act 9165 was filed by the station at the Prosecutor’s Office.
Police investigators in San Carlos City yesterday invited possible suspects allegedly involved in the rape-slay of an 11-year old Grade VI pupil, Tuesday.
PSupt. Joseph Bayan, officer-in-charge of San Carlos City police yesterday reported that the victim sustained lip and head injuries while her sex organ was badly ruptured when her mother saw her inside a sugar cane plantation at about 7PM and died a few hours after she was brought to a hospital.
Initial investigation said, the victim went to the sugar cane plantation to answer the call of nature; however she failed to return thirty minutes later prompting her mother to look for her and found her soaked with blood and was lying on the ground. She was discovered about 30 to 40 meters away from their house and was immediately brought to the hospital but died while being treated.
Today, Valentine’s Day is a very special day at the Bacolod City Government Center. In the morning, 400 pupils from Bacolod City public and private schools join the "Biggest Painting in the World 2016" organized by a non-profit organization from Japan.
Earth Identity Project, in collaboration with the City Tourism Office, LOOOP and Kokonats, organized the event. The Japanese organizers are being lead by Eleanor Fukuda and Kyoko Nishimoto.
Fukuda decided to include the children of Bacolod in the "Biggest Painting in the World" in recognition of the consistent performance of the city in the search for the "Most Business Friendly City in the Philippines" for many years now.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia is elated by the decision of Earth Identity Project to include Bacolod City in the children’s "Biggest Painting in the World".
A shooting and stabbing incident took place in two separate barangays of Cadiz resulting to the death of two victims, namely Arnie Esparagoza, 26 and Ernesto Besa III, 24.
Esparagoza, a resident of Hda. Maluga 2, Brgy. Caduha-an this city was shot on the head using a .38 caliber revolver by a certain Diego Solmayor, of legal age, of Hda. Cambucao, Brgy. San Pablo in Manapla, around 7:00p.m. Sunday at Brgy. Maluga 2.
Police report said that the victim and the suspect were together in a birthday party when the suspect shot the victim on the head after mistakenly sighting him to be the person whom he had grudges with.
Meanwhile, in Brgy. Zone 4, Ernesto Besa III was stabbed on the right chest at a KTV bar along Mabini St. this city by a certain Jerome Maypa, of legal age.
There is proliferation of fake or counterfeit money. Hence, Police Regional office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Jr. warns the public.
Two men were arrested by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) in January 28 somewhere in Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Aurelio Dueñas, 50, married, of Sitio Abkasa, Barangay Mandalagan and Joseph Villaluna, married, of Regent Pearl, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, were entrapped while selling fake P1,000 and P500 peso bills.
A poseur-buyer bought from the suspects one piece of P1,000 and two pieces of P500 peso bills.