A 29-year-old father of three young kids was pinned to death, while six others were injured, when a passenger jeep driven by the former’s brother collided with a van past 6 o’clock yesterday morning at the intersection of the Airport Access Road and Brgy. Dos Hermanas Road in Talisay City.
The fatality was identified as Johnie Cornelio, married, of San Fernando, Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Talisay.
Cornelio was sitting at the front seat with his brothers including his brother Sunny who was driving the Talisay City proper-bound Dos Hermanas-Talisay PUJ.
Officials of the City Government of Talisay headed by Mayor Eric Saratan, M.D. together with City Administrator Atty. Jovim Entila, SPM Edmund Celiz, SPM Fernando Dolendo, City Planning and Development Coordinator Marmelo Sausi and Executive Assistant Edwin Pahilanga attended the consultative planning workshop of the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) held at Cebu City last April 1 and 2, 2014.
Participants from Talisay City headed by Mayor Doc Eric Saratan (4th from left, seated) pose with other delegates of the two-day consultative workshop conducted by Social Housing Finance Corporation held in Cebu City. Also in photo are City Administrator Atty. Jovim Entila (1st from left, seated) Executive Assistant Edwin Pahilanga (extreme right first row) and City Councilor Edmund Celiz (9th from left 1st row).*
The SHFC is a government-owned corporation mandated to develop and implement social housing program for low income groups in the formal and informal sectors.
One of the programs of SHF is the Localized Community Mortgage Program (LCMP) which was established and implemented in 2007 wherein Local Government Units (LGU) are given support for the implementation of its social housing programs in its locality.
Talisay City still holds the title as champion in the Rural Category during the Philippine Folk Dances Competition in line with the 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival held at Panaad Stadium, Bacolod City, April 2.
Maria Clara Category winner, Cadiz City as they dance "Bayluhan" during the Philippine Folk Dances Competition of the 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival, April 2.* (Capitol photo)
The delegates from Talisay city dancing the "Surtido" also won the Best in Costume, Best Staging and Best Trainer awards in their category.
Representatives from Cadiz City also bagged the first place and all the special awards —- Best in Costume, Staging and Trainer — in the Maria Clara Category as they danced "Bayluhan".
Talisay City performs the "Surtido" dance as they defend their title in the rural category of the Philippine Folk Dances Competition of the 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival, April 2.* (Capitol photo)
Talisay City Mayor Eric M. Saratan led the clean up drive in Barangay Zone 5 last week as various Barangays in Talisay City jumpstarts the involvement of the community and the people to information and join in the effort of the City for a greener and cleaner Talisay. Barangays are divided into various zones and teams leading the said program from the City lead series of activities on cleanliness and the proper waste disposal.
Mayor Eric Saratan of Talisay City along with the members of the Office of Strategy and Management and community volunteers at Barangay Zone 5 after the clean up drive that was conducted in the area recently.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Various Women’s Groups from different Barangays in the City held the culmination activity of a month long observance of the Women’s Month at the Dela Rama Hall, Talisay City Hall yesterday afternoon. The Gender and Development Office led by Rose Tuvilla gathered hundreds to participate in the series of activities that was launched the whole month.
Colorful costumes don by women’s groups of Talisay City in their respective presentations during the culminating activity of the women’s month.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Groups took turns in rendering their dance performances, "komposo" contest also featured talented women of Talisay singing songs in relation to the campaign "End Violence against Women" were among the highlights of the event. Talisay City First lady Sheila Yap-Saratan graced the occasion and led the awarding ceremonies of significant contribution of individuals to the City and the society. Madame Shiela was among the recipients of the awards and cited as an outstanding woman in the business sector.
First lady Sheila Yap-Saratan – Outstanding Woman in the Business Sector receives her award during the culminating activity of the Women’s Month – also in the photo is GAD focal person of Talisay City and CCLDO Head Rose Tuvilla and City Treasurer Mam Anabelle.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Talisay City Mayor Eric M. Saratan told the attendees of the Kasalan ng Bayan that the importance of giving legitimacy and value of the family should be a must. "It fortifies the unity and solidify the foundation of the family," said Mayor Eric. The City Executive lauds the ongoing campaign of the Civil Registrar to encourage more couples to file-up and be legally married since the City provides the opportunity for them to do so.
Mayor Eric Saratan leads the ceremony uniting Talisay couples recently at the City Mayor’s Office.* (Talisay CMO/jgomed photo)
Jose Cesar Posecion, Ma. Ysabelle Discutido, Rasel Mahilum, Jessebelle Miranda, Ian Carl Achura, Rebecca Chavez, Alfredo Sagaya and Arlene Garcia were the couples who availed the continuing campaign of the Office of the Civil Registrar and Mayor Eric Saratan.
The Gender and Development Office opens the Women’s Month Celebration with a Photo Exhibit depicting the lives of women.
Collaborative images from the GAD Office and Photo journalist Owen Segovia Bayog of the Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) are now on display at the Talisay City Hall lobby for public viewing.
TALISAY CITY Administrator Atty. Jovim Entila, Remy Capillador, Mayor Eric Saratan, Pastor Ronie Masa of Association of Churches of Talisay, PCINSP Joeresty Coronica, Pat Casiple, Talisay City Cooperative Development Council and Executive Assistant Edwin Pahilanga pose at the Photo Exhibit gallery yesterday at the Talisay City Hall lobby..* (Talisay CMO Photo)
Photos of the recent activities of the women sector in Talisay and the photo stories of various women are illustrated by Bayog in his first Photo Exhibit this year.
Rose Tuvill,a Talisay focal person, Gender and Development Office welcomes women’s groups during the launching activity of the month-long celebration of the Women’s Month 2014.* (Talisay CMO Photo)
The operation of the First Farmers Holding Corporation (FFHC), sugar mill in Talisay City’s outskirts, has been paralyzed after an early morning picket-rally was carried out anew by the dismissed manual workers’ union and also due to more than a year of waiting for the resolution of their labor case filed.
The City government of Talisay under the administration of Mayor Eric M. Saratan, M.D. was again a recipient of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good House Keeping Award for the year 2012.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas in his personal note to Mayor Saratan said the seal is awarded to LGUs that successfully meet the requirement of the full disclosure policy, have exemplary standards of frontline services and procurement and proven to have no adverse or disclaimer audit findings by the Commission on Audit.
Mayor Eric M. Saratan, M.D. discussed policies and programs of his administration to City department heads.*
Following an early breakfast meeting, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella went directly to the Bacolod People’s House where a special turnover of customized wheelchairs to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) spearheaded by the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) was being conducted and openly said that what he had witnessed has "made his day."
With the Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Services Dr. Ma. Cecilia Licuan.* (CMO-PIO photo)
"Thank you for remembering those who are in need," said Puentevella while he wholeheartedly thanked the organizers of the turnover, including the Charity Rehabilitation Services (CRS) of the University.
BACOLOD Mayor Puentevella with wheelchair beneficiary Girlie Pangadlo of Alijis.* (CMO-PIO photo)