DANGEROUS. It’s dangerous, indeed! Window 2 glass at the cashier’s office at the Bacolod City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) may shatter anytime. This could be an invitation for thieves if not attended the soonest.* (Edith B. Colmo)
LACKING CLASSROOM. Due to inadequacy of classrooms, some classes are conducted at the lobby of Bacolod City College (BCC), Taculing campus.* (Edith B. Colmo)
The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod approved in Wednesday’s session the first reading of resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr, co-authored by Councilor Archie Baribar, to confer senior citizens of Bacolod who reach 100 years old and/or above.
The ordinance recognizes the rights of the elderly and their continued involvement as integral members of society as provided in Article XV Section 4 of the Constitution.
"It is a great distinction to live a hundred years or more," the ordinance states, "and active centenarians will inspire us to age excellently."
The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod referred to Councilor Sonya Verdeflor the communications of market vendors and AVM Bernado’s Slaughterhouse for various concerns.
The North Public Market Association of the Burgos Public Market through its president Azucena Apuyon, has appealed to the SP to waive their payment of stall rentals due to fire last May 6, 2013 that caused their situation miserable leading to their non-payment of their rentals, certification of electrical permit by the Market Supervisor for OBO as a requirement to avail of CENECO connections; roll up of stalls and unfinished blocks; help them process their renewal of business permit because of arrears since May 2012 to date; allowing the illegal vendors to sell from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. affecting the legal vendors inside the market resulting to their loses; maintaining proper sanitation inside the market, and cleaners for the comfort rooms in the public markets.
The Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), Inc. through its president Mr. Rodolfo Salanga sent a letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod, requesting that they be invited to participate in the public hearing to be conducted by the SP, regarding amendment, sale, packaging, use, sale, distribution and advertisement of tobacco products in the locality.
The 9th Bacoloadiat Festival in Bacolod City opened yesterday with a big bang.
The January 30 to February 2 festivities highlight the Chinese New Year celebration in the city. Chinese decorations glitter at the city’s public plaza, and throughfares especially from the North and South Capitol Roads to the tourism strip of Lacson Street to 22nd Street.
The grand parade at 3pm yesterday started at 22nd Street-Lacson and ended at the North Capitol road where a program was held.
Based on the marching orders of PChief Supt. Josephus Angan, Regional Director, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 since his assumption of office in December 2013, policemen in the field enforced the said orders in running after illegal drugs, wanted persons and prevent crimes.
Per report of PSupt. Roderick Augustus Alba, Regional Chief on Community relations, the elements of Victorias City Police Station conducted operations against illegal drugs and arrested Rodgie Gamuza, 20, of Estrella Village, Brgy. VI, Victorias City, Negros Occidental, and a 16-year old minor last January 28, 2014. Taken from their possessions were 28 sticks of suspected dried marijuana cigarettes. Also, the joint elements of PDEA6 and Murcia Municipal Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Minoro, Brgy. Abo-Abo, Murcia, Negros Occidental around 9:30 AM of January 28, 2014 which resulted to the arrest of Benjie Varona, 35, of the said place. Recovered from his possession were elongated transparent plastic sachets in exchange of Php 500.00 marked money.
Troops from the Army’s 32nd Division Reconnaissance Company (32nd DRC), 3rd Infantry Division while conducting community security patrol, apprehended Biboy Espinas alias Miro/Richard at Sitio Cunalom, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental at 5 a.m. last January 28, 2014.
Government troops while approaching the village saw a group of four personalities and observed that one of them has a low powered firearm. The troops immediately apprehended said person who possesses in plain view a Cal .38 revolver with five live ammunitions and subversive documents with high intelligence value. After undergoing questioning, said person later identified as Biboy Espinas alias Miro/Richard who is a ranking member of the Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros (KR-N) of the CPP/NPA/NDF (CNN).
Highlight of the 63rd Founding anniversary the other day of the Department of Social Services (DSWD) Region 6 was the awarding of volunteers during the super typhoon Yolanda, themed, "Kaagapay sa Pagbangon at Bagong Simula."
Wenna Berondo, of DSWD information office reports that more than a hundred—representing individuals, companies and institutions—employees who have rendered more than 10 years of service were also given plaques of recognition.
According to Iloilo City Major Jed Mabilog. he is confident the city can achieve its goals in improving lives of less fortunate communities because there is DSWD that is always willing to work with them.
Twenty-nine heads of live goats were dispersed recently by 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion of the Philippine Army in Negros Oriental, to the former members of New People’s Army (NPAs) who have laid down their firearms and pledged to support the government. The goats were turned over to the families of Sitio Quadra, who denied supporting the NPAs, was held at Brgy. Mantiquil, Siaton, Negros Oriental as support of the government.
This is part of the animal dispersal program of the Army in the province, supported by Mari Stinus-Cabugon of the Center for Freedom, Democracy and Inclusive Development, Inc., with the local government of Siaton, Negros Oriental.