The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City, through the resolution of Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, approved at the session yesterday, enjoining the cooperation and support of all government agencies, departments and offices in Bacolod, the celebration of Linggo ng Nakakatandang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week), come October 1-7, with its theme, "Pagtulongang isulong benepisyo’t karapatan tungo sa maginhawa at masayang pamayanan".
Verdeflor said, every year, all senior citizens and their families in the country celebrate the Elderly Filipino Week pursuant to Proclamation No. 470 issued by Former President Fidel V. Ramos, declaring every first week of October and every year thereafter as Linggo ng Nakatatandang Pilipino.
On the enforcement of the anti-mendicancy program of the government, particularly during the Masskara Festival this October, Acting Director Glenn Guzman of DILG-Bacolod said, they have discussed during a recent peace and order council meeting, to come up with a solution to remove the street children and Badjaos from the streets of Bacolod. Later they will present it to the mayor for consideration. However, they will discuss yet the implementation of the Anti Mendecancy Ordinance, and review the Children’s Code which does not have provisions for mendicancy.
Guzman said, the government has to put up a crisis center, to remove the street children and Badjaos from the streets, also to accommodate and rehabilitate them, and provide with good programs especially in terms of their education.
An explosion occured at a makeshift firecracker factory in a far-flung area of Purok Cabugwason in Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City last night, reports said.
A factory worker was rushed to a hospital following the explosion that was heard up to about three kilometers away.
Initial reports from Fire Officer Jane Hisona of the Bacolod Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) revealed that a fire call was received at 8:40 last night following the blast.
Hisona told NDB it took several minutes and turns before firemen reached the area that turned out to be inaccessible to vehicles and difficult to locate as it is only reachable through creek and river crossings, she said.
Two unopposed candidates for directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) were declared winners Saturday after the district elections -- Robert Javellana of Bago City – District 6, and Michael Maravilla of Silay City- District 9.
District 1 (Bacolod North’s ) incumbent district Director Boy Cuenca did not run for re-election. Substituting him was his wife Joyce Marcha Cuenca. but she was opposed by disqualified applicant Rommel Jamelo having failed to meet the requirements set by the National Electrification Administration (NEA).
Jamelo filed a petition for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) before the court, for insufficiency of information dissemination. A 20-day TRO was granted. Hence, the district election for District 1 did not push through.
The Number 13 Most Wanted in the Illegal Drugs List of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) was arrested in a raid yesterday afternoon in a community known as a "notorious trade, recreation and hiding place" of illegal drugs in the city.
RAID. Jovy Gaitan Gonzaga alias Nonoy Kalaha was nabbed yesterday afternoon with shabu & paraphernalias in a drug raid at Brgy. 2 in Bacolod.* (Bigboy Urbanuzo photos)
Jovy Gaitan Gonzaga alias Kalaha, 34 years old and number 13 in the drugs list, was arrested in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City at about 3:45 yesterday afternoon.
Members of the City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSTG) headed by P/Sr. Insp. Neil Exaltado, with the members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and witnessed by Brgy. Captain Ginging Banguagua during the raid at his residence..
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved the resolution authored by Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue to request President Benigno Aquino III, to declare October 21, 2013 a special non-working holiday for Bacolod City, considering that it is the Diamond Year of Bacolod City Charter celebration.
Actually, Bacolod City was chartered as a city pursuant to Commonwealth Act
No. 326, stipulating therein that the late Pres. Manuel L. Signed the charter on June 18, 1938. However, in October 19, 1938, Pres. Manuel Quezon joined the festive ceremony in Bacolod City following his appointment on the late Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. as the mayor of the newly chartered Bacolod City.
Hence, 2013 is a significant year for Bacolod as she marks her 75th year as a city of the republic of the Philippines.
Fire Officer 2 Marc Stephen Trajeras of the Bacolod City Fire Station was able to stop the intention of certain Justin Occillo, 24, resident of Purok Isla, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod, to commit suicide at 4:50 p.m. yesterday. Occillo is a public utility jeepney driver plying the Shopping-Libertad route.
According to FO2 Herchel Baldevia of the fire station, Trajeras was able to stop Occillo from jumping from the roof top of Baker’s building at the corner of Ballesteros and Araneta Streetsy.
Negros Occidental ranks second with the highest beneficiaries for social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas.
At a forum with Bacolod-based media and LGU information officers on social pension and other DSWD programs over the weekend, May Castillo–Rago, regional information officer of DSWD6 reported that Negros Occidental is second to Iloilo with the highest number of beneficiaries and allocation.
From 44 municipalities in Iloilo, there are 7,722 beneficiaries. Their quarterly allocation of social pension for the senior citizens is P11,583,000.00, while its annual allocation is P45,324,000.00. This is followed by the province of Negros Occidental with 32 LGUs, supporting the 4,768 beneficiaries, availing of quarterly allocation of P7,150,000.00, or its annual allocation of P27,876,000.00. Aklan has 17 LGUs, supporting the 2,501 beneficiaries, receiving quarterly allocation of P3,751,000.00, while its annual allocation is P14,598,000.00. Antique has 18 LGUs, 2,762 beneficiaries, their quarterly allocation is P4,143,000.00, and its annual allocation is P16,167,000.00. In Capiz, the 17 LGUs have 2,390 beneficiaries, quarterly allocation is P3,585,000.00, and annual allocation is 13,947,000.00; while Guimaras with 5 LGUs has 780 beneficiaries, receiving quarterly allocation of P1,170,000.00, and annual allocation is P4,566,000.00.
Two days after the launching of Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (PIDU) which is part 2 of the Marching for Peace; Serving the Countryside Project of the provincial government of Negros Occidental and the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, focused in Northern part of the province, a 10-minute armed encounter around 4:45 am of September 15, splurged between 33rd Division Reconnaissance Company and 6th Special Action Battalion of the Philippine National Police who responded to the report regarding the presence of armed men suspected as NPAs at Sitio Magt
Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 will host the 3rd RD’s shoot festival on September 16 to 22, 2013 at PRO6 firing range, Camp Martin Teofilo B. Delgado, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City.
There are 196 teams (5 per team composition) or approximately 1,400 participants have registered to participant in the event.
The opening program will be in the morning of September 16, to be followed by the match proper. Shootfest schedule: September 16 to 20All PNP matches
September 21 Security Industry