Even if it has not been completed yet, five business process outsourcing (BPO) and real estate consultancy companies signified interest in leasing space at the three- storey NEGROS FIRST Cyber Center at the Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod.
Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan yesterday disclosed that Accenture, Capstone Solutions Inc., Jones Lang La Salle Inc., C.B. Richard Ellis Inc. and Colliers International have communicated with the Provincial Capitol their intention to lease spaces at the Cyber Center.
This early, there are also 48 commercial companies interested in leasing a total of 104 commercial units at the Cyber Center, he added.
Just when you thought you tasted all pastries there are in the bakery world of Bacolod, think again. Or better yet, look again.
C’s by L’Fisher, known for its wide array of fresh breads and pastries, has just introduced its new set of pastries, exclusively baked by resident Chef Denis Laumone of France.
Chef Denis Laumone (center) presents to the Bacolod media the new set of pastries with ditinct tastes at C's by L'Fisher.* (H. James G. Toga/NDB)
Chef Laumone proudly presented to the media last week his new set of pastries, each with distinct tastes: Chef Denis Cashew with Rum Croissant, Honey & Oatmeal Croissant, Ham & Cheese Croissant, Pain’ Au Chocolat, Eclair Denis Gateu Breton, and Mini Bannetes.
Here are the new set of pastries - Chef Denis Cashew with Rum Croissant, Honey & Oatmeal Croissant, Ham & Cheese Croissant, Pain' Au Chocolat, Eclair Denis Gateu Breton, and Mini Bannetes.* (H. James G. Toga/NDB)
The 10 first-termer mayors of Negros Occidental, who were elected last May, will undergo a training on effective local governance from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in July, the first month of their office.
DILG Provincial Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag yesterday said the new mayors will be trained on important aspects of local governance such as sound fiscal management, internal governance and revenue generation, in preparation for their duties and responsibilities in the next three years.
The 10 newly elected first-termer mayors are: Monico Puentevella of Bacolod City, Jose Max Ortiz of Don Salvador Benedicto, Richard Jaojoco of Toboso, Alfredo Marañon III of Sagay City, Francis Palanca of Victorias City, Miguel Peña of Pulupandan, Enrique Montilla of Isabela, Ella Garcia of Moises Padilla, Genaro Rafael Alvarez of Ilog and Ernesto Estrao of Hinobaan.
Bacolod Mayor-elect Monico Puentevella is confident that with his strong partnership with re-elected Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., the City of Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental are heading for more progress.
Bacolod City mayor-elect Monico Puentevella (left) and Honorary Consul General to Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Januario John Rivas share light moments with Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) during their courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday. Both of them congratulated and expressed their support to the governor.* (Capitol photo)
"I see no problem but progress for Bacolod and Negros Occidental. There might not be a sweeter partnership in the past but now," Puentevella said, in underscoring his good relationship with Marañon when both were colleagues at the House of Representatives, as well as with the governor’s son, Thirdy.
The six candidates who ran for congressman and board member in the May 2013 election who failed to submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) within the reglamentary period, or until June 13, will be ordered to pay fines by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), provincial elections supervisor Wil Arceño said.
The six candidates were congressional aspirants Leopoldo Sua of the 1st District and Leonardo Erobas of the 4th District, and board member aspirants Ely Joy Barredo and Leonardo Magbanua Sr. both of the 2nd District, Arturo Alvarez of the 4th District and Francis Gerard Tuvilla of the 5th District, Arceño said.
All six candidates lost in the election, he added.
The court has ordered the transfer of the 76 firearms seized from the house of Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña to the storage room of the Hall of Justice in Bacolod, while it settles the issues surrounding it.
Prior to the transfer, the firearms were stored in two vehicles at the parking lot of the Hall of Justice, where they are guarded by personnel of the Negros Occidental police, Bacolod City police, PNP-Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Group and the elite PNP-Special Action Force (SAF).
The Top 3 biggest spen-ders in the May 2013 elections in the provincial level (excluding Bacolod) are Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and 3rd District Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez, based on their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) this week.
Alvarez topped the list with campaign spendings of P1,853,919, followed by Marañon with P1,776,601, and Benitez with P811,196.
But despite his bigger spending, Alvarez, who was endorsed by business tycoon and Ambassador Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr., was defeated by Marañon with a lead of about 170,000 votes.
Four former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were given cash rewards by the Negros Occidental provincial government in exchange for the four high-powered firearms they surrendered to the military.
The financial remuneration of P210,000 were given during the rites for the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City last Wednesday.
Balik Baril program. Negros Occ. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. receives a gun from a rebel returnee availing of a government program that converts surrendered guns for cash. They can use the money received as starting capital to start a new life. Ceremony was held during the 2013 Independence Day program at the Negros Occ. Capitol Social Hall.* (PIA6-LOL)
Col. Jon Aying, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade based in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, said rebel returnees Felizardo Pineda Jr., Evonie Baynosa, Erving Binas, and Eugene Almojero surrendered themselves to the Army, with their three M-16 armalite rifles, and an M-14 assault rifle.
Under the Guns for Peace Program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), an M-16 armalite rifle has a cash equivalent of P50,000 and an M-14 rifle has P60,000.
The bigger spenders are not always the winners. Or so, if their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) are to be believed.
Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. reportedly spent P1,893,919 in the May 2013 elections, based on his SOCE submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Provincial Office, but he lost to Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. who spent P1,776,601, or a difference of P117,318.
Four of the brightest stars of GMA TV Network added fun and excitement to the Hugyaw Festival of Silay City last night.
The stars were Fashbook host Solenn Heussaff, loveteam Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres, who topbill the newest soap offering of GMA, titled ‘With A Smile,’ and Jeric Gonzales, grand winner of Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break.
Hugyaw Festival also marked the charter anniversary of Silay City, and the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebration.