About a dozen Post Office employees, several of whom were previously letter-carriers have appealed to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, to personally intervene and facilitate payments of their lump sum pensions and later their monthly pension benefits because most of them are in dire straits after they agreed to voluntarily retire in 2011 yet.
Their office head, Josie de la Cruz, told them in glowing terms that instead of waiting until they were old enough and forcibly retired from the government service, they might as well agree to an optional retirement. Forced retirement is at age 65, optional, 60.
More than 200 children have benefitted from the outreach program conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Regional Consular Office-Bacolod last December 14, 2013 at Purok 42, Bayanihan, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City.
RCO Bacolod has deferred the holding of the traditional Christmas Party this year and instead decided to celebrate Christmas by holding a party for the children of Bayanihan, a poor community in Bacolod City.
The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc.-Negros Occidental Chapter (PICE-NOC) board of Directors led by President Romie G. Li announces to all PICE-NOC members that the holding of 2013 PICE Technical Seminar, Election and Induction of CY 2014 Officers and Directors and Christmas Party is set to be held at The East View Hotel, Bacolod City on December 19, 2013, 9a.m.
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.