Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) Director, Dr. Marichi Ramos, has vowed to file anti-graft and corrupt practices charges with the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas, against responsible officials of the government’s water firm, after the Senate Committee hearing on January 31 next year.
Ramos, in an interview said that, by this time, although the Senate Committee hearing is to be carried out in aid of legislation, after this, it would have been clear that for years on end, as she had time and again pointed out, there has been misuse of the P547-M loan taken out by the Bacolod City Water District and given by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), years back.
Instead of lighting firecrackers to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, make noise that are safer for health and environment.
Thus irged Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang as she reminded the public to do away with firecrackers.
Ang said, aside from causing fires, injuries and even deaths, firecrackers are harmful to the environment and to one’s health.
BACOLOD Councilor Kalaw Puentevella receiving a certificate of recognition from Principal IV and Project Director Jose G. Dayot, III.*
Popularly known as the "Las Vegas of the Philippines" - La Carlota City popularized the Christmas Festival of Lights and Music since more than 26 years ago with the annual tradition of La Carloteños giving importance to the tree of life, the gift God has given to every man to live.
Thousands of lights glitter on trees surrounding the city public plaza for the kids, the young and the adults and the entire family members to enjoy this Christmas Season and to remind that "Jesus Christ is the Light of the World."
Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer, Vice Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni III, Provincial Board Member Joeben Alonso, councilors Karen Aguirre, Amalia Aguirre, Dr. Rex Jalando-on, Zaldy Pernito, Jose Luis Jalandoni, Jacob Liansing, Jaime Mariño, David T. Baga Jr., Manuel Badillo, John Badillo, ABC President Annabelle Bermudo, barangay captains and kagawads spearheaded the opening ceremonies of the 2013 La Carlota City Festival of Lights and Music 2013.
A 26-year old resident of Murcia town was declared dead by attending physician at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in Bacolod City for sustaining gunshot wound about 11pm, Saturday.
A 14-year old high school student was rushed to Don Salvador Benedicto Hospital in La Carlota City after he fell from a tricycle about 11AM, Saturday.
Traffic authorities said Arlo Años, a high school student of Brgy. Yubo was travelling on board a tricycle to Hacienda Palhe, Brgy. Cubay when he fell.
Two leaders and 9 members of Komiteng Pang-organisa of the rebel movement in Sitio Jagna, Barangay Nagbalaye, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, have pledged support to the government as a result of the joint medical dental (MEDCAP) and Bayanihan activities of the 302nd Brigade Philippine Army, 703rd CDC, Registered Nurse HEALS volunteers, and the local government units opf Sta. Catalina and the province of Negros Oriental.
Undersecretary Atty. Maria Cleofe Gettie Sandoval of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) together with City Mayor Patrick Escalante and Congressman Rafael Cueva led the groundbreaking rites of Farm to Market Roads from Sitio Alimatoc to Hiyang-hiyang up to sitio Huwebesan, Brgy. Celestino Villacin in Cadiz City recently.
(Left) Brgy. Capt. Arlene Verbo,USEC Atty. Maria Cleofe Sandoval, Congressman Rafael Cueva cut the ribbon while City Mayor Patrick Escalante look on.*
Councilor Wilson "Jun" Gamboa, Jr. conducted the 2nd public hearing for his authored ordinance that will create a Drinking Water Supply and Quality Monitoring Council last December 12, 2013, at the Bacolod City Government Center Session Hall.
It was suggested during this hearing that water supply within the City of Bacolod should be classified into the BACIWA-serviced and non-BACIWA serviced areas. Since drinking water sources such as wells, jetmatic pumps, privately owned electric pumps, deep wells, commercial and barangay-based water refilling stations, water delivery tanks, it can already be gleaned that supply and quality monitoring task will be gargantuan.
Councilor Wilson "Jun" Gamboa, Jr., at the Bacolod City Government Center Session Hall, last December 12, 2013, pushing for the proposed ordinance creating the Bacolod City Drinking Water Supply and Quality Monitoring Council.*
The Chamber Fire Brigade recently responded to the call to help Typhoon "Yolanda" affected areas in Cadiz and Sagay cities and as far as Bantayan Island, Estancia, Iloilo City and Tacloban City. The volunteers coordinated with the respective DSWD and public officials of these cities to facilitate their relief operations.
Chamber volunteers in Sagay City with Mayor Afredo Marañon III