Aside from the famous celebration of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, February 14, the women teachers who are members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)-Philippines will join the worldwide celebration of One Billion women Rising, as global action of women seeking for justice.
According to Ms. France Castro, secretary general of ACT-Philippines in an emailed press release, "We need to rise and fight for just and decent salary, considering that 80% of teachers in the country are women. Teachers are the only professionals who receive the lowest compensation, despite the bulk of government programs implemented by teachers.
God wants his people to stay holy, because for a man who forgets the word of God, his life is disastrous.
Actually, people who are dedicated to serving God, the blessings they receive are only fractions of the whole blessings that God prepares for them. Thus said Bro. Bonnie Alberio, preacher in yesterday’s service of the United Pentecostal Church at Taal, Villamonte in Bacolod City.
Considering that February is being celebrated as Arts Month, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved in the midweek session the resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr, and co-author Counc. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, declaring the Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich Avenue from the Pope John Paul II Tower up to Baywalk at the Reclamation area as Arte Kalye for the whole month of Feburary 2014.
The resolution states that "Arte Kalye" will serve as an inspiration for young aspiring artists and the youth to show their skills and talents through exhibits, symposia, film showing and workshop. It also stated that there is a need to recognize the cultural and social contribution of the Arts Association of Bacolod (AAB)-Negros.
The Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division at Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz is inviting the youths to join the profession of arms for the next batch of candidate soldiers who will undergo military training enlistment as regular members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Maj. Ray Tiongson, Chief, 3rd Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) said in a press release that the Division will be accepting 190 best applicants, who will undergo the military training at the Division Headquarters, Camp Peralta.
Interested applicants have 4 venues to undertake the 3-day pre-screening process.
Reacting to the announcement of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. in a press conference regarding the decision of the court on the petition of SMPHI seeking for nullification of the signed contracts between Ayala Land Inc. and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Legal Counsel Atty. Vincent Patrick A. Bayhon said in an emailed press statement, that SM has not received as of yesterday the copy of the supposed court decision.
Reportedly, Judge Estefanio Libutan, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 50 have ruled "in a 22-page decision" that the court finds no evidence to prove that respondent (Provincial Capitol Committee on Awards and Disposal of Property) gravely abused their discretion in an arbitrary and despotic manner in awarding the contract to Ayala Land Inc. (ALI).
Atty. Rodolfo Encajonado, Regional Director, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region 6, decided favorably on the case filed by Mary Jean L. Ramos, City Government Department Head II, City Planning and Development Office, Bacolod City, against the Bacolod Government represented by Mayor Monico Puentevella, who reassigned her as Officer-in-Charge of the Local Economic Enterprise with temporary office at the City Administrator’s Office. The memorandum Order No. 052-8-13 dated August 28, 2013 was indefinite which she considers dislodging her from her functions bestowed upon her by the CSC.
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.