Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from left) receives the donations from PAGCOR-Bacolod Manager Andy Lizares (2nd from left) in the presence of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (left), Board Members Salvador Escalante, Jr. and Miller Serondo (1st & 3rd from right), and Senior Marketing Officer Raymund Gatuslao (2nd from right) at the NOMPAC, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)
The company has established its vision to be the leading business retailing corporation known to its excellent products and services. As Gaisano Grand continues to offer its most competitive price in the present market today, Gaisano Grand Group of Companies are delighted to bring in the "BARANGAY SUKI" program to provide additional inputs operating small "sari-sari stores" to a large scale business in the future.
The program committee has acknowledged Negros area and its nearby Barangays that has the potential to handle small retail stores in their community.
Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall had invited the first 5 Barangays and sari-sari store owners to participate in the 1st run trade congress last Friday at the basement atrium area.
World renowned and multi-awarded indie-film director Brillante Mendoza will be in Bacolod City on November 18 and 19 for the launch and special screening of his award-winning films "Thy Womb" and "Captive" in Cinemas 1 and 2.
Captive, a 2012 French-Filipino drama film, was screened at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (IFS) last year. It is one of the most realistic accounts of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnapping in 2001 of a group of tourists from the Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan.
The film is based on Gracia Burnham’s 2003 book, "In the Presence of My Enemies," which details the 377-day ordeal of the Protestant missionary and her husband Martin in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf. A French-Filipino-German-British co-production, "Captive" recasts Gracia Burnham as Therese Burgeoine portrayed by the celebrated French actress Isabelle Huppert. It also stars Ronnie Lazaro, Sid Lucero, Rustica Carpio, Raymond Bagatsing, Angel Aquino, Maria Isabel Lopez, Allan Paule, Anita Linda and Coco Martin.
BOMBO RADYO PHILIPPINES the no.1 radio network in the country in partnership with Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall & Philippine RED cross is inviting all citizens to donate blood tomorrow, November 16 a project DUGONG BOMBO 2013 at GAISANO GRAND MALL activity center basement atrium area. Donate blood and help save lives!
Tomorrow, November 16, from 9PM to 6AM Nov 17, the Philippine Astronomical Society will be conducting an overnight observation of the Leonids meteor shower and the Comet of the Century Comet Ison at the roofdeck of the Manila Observatory in Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, QC.
It’s free and open to the public.
If you are coming, please bring mat to lie on during the observation, warm clothing as it may be cold, and food and drinks in case you need these.
The Comet of the Century Comet Ison will be seen in the morning, and Prof. Edmund Rosales will be there to possibly lecture on all these spectacular astronomical events.
Loving Rose Mission of Canada, Inc. headed by David and Susan Ruskin, recently distributed clothing, blankets and sleeping mats to the fire victims of Hervias II, Brgy. Villamonte.
Disaster Coordinators (l-r) David Ruskin, Kagawad Jean Las Piñas and Mrs. Susan Ruskin. In the foreground is Hannah Rose Ruskin. Not in the photo is W. Henry O. Streegan.*
The event was coordinated by Villamonte Kagawad Jean Las Piñas and W. Henry O. Streegan of the Negros Daily Bulletin.
Even in misery, some people apparently take advantage of the situation as a result of the devastation wrought by super typhoon Yolanda.
This as the Provincial Capitol was surprised of the "bloated" figures of destroyed or totally damaged houses in the province that were caused by the superstorm.
Last Tuesday, the Provincial Capitol announced it has earmarked P22 million from its Calamity Fund as a quick response fund for "totally wrecked" houses, with P3,000 each. (This is part of the P32-million re-aligned fund from the calamity fund following the declaration of a state of calamity for Negros Occidental.)
Prior to the announcement, only 917 destroyed or totally damaged houses were reported by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) last Saturday. The same report said, 3,263 houses were partially damaged.
The wrath of Typhoon Yolanda in November 8, resulted to blocked roads, flooded areas, power outages, limited communication links, damages to agriculture, livelihood and properties.
Thus said PNP Regional Office (PRO) 6 Regional Director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Jr., saying that as of 5 p.m. yesterday, its Regional Operations and Plans Division has recorded 158 dead, 389 injured, and 43 missing persons from among 1,004,998 individuals affected by Typhoon Yolanda in Western Visayas .
PRO 6 has deployed 1,118 policemen to 467 areas to conduct search and rescue, relief and clearing operations in the whole region. They also conducted the search and rescue, clearing of roads from debris of fallen houses, uprooted trees, and soil erosion to make the roads passable.
SAFE? Who could predict the weather or forecast a disaster? But people living under the Taculing Bridge in Bacolod City think otherwise. If they survived a storm today what storm can hit them next? *(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
A driver died on the spot, while another driver and four others were seriously injured when their motorcycles collided near the Isabela town proper yesterday afternoon.
PO3 Emmanuel Trinidad and PO1 Emry Cadujada of Isabela Police Station identified the fatality as Jay-ar Equilon of Barangay 5.
He was declared dead on arrival at the Ignacio Lacson Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital also in the town.
They identified those seriuously injured as the other motorcycle’s driver Antonio Palma Jr, 26, of Brgy. San Agustin.