Again, Bacolod City College retains its identity as one of the mainstream institutions in the country in the education courses, as shown in the result of Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on March 10, 2013.
The 16 first takers of LET in the elementary level all passed, while in the secondary level, out of 13 first takers, 10 passed. The repeaters are 5 in the elementary level wherein 4 have passed, and in the secondary level the only repeater failed.
For every high caliber firearm surrendered by the rebel, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will offer cash award to the surrenderer under the Guns for Peace Program (GFPP) of the government.
DPAO/3ID press release states that, surrenderees can use the amount as seed money to start anew as they slowly integrate themselves to the community.
The AFPGPP will be the transition mechanism, avenue that facilitates NPA rebels and other armed-threat groups who wish to lay down their arms and surrender. The firearms remuneration package is envisioned to support would-be surrenderers. The cash incentives amount as much as P200,000.00 for light machine guns, P50,000.00 for Colt M16 rifle, P60,000.00 for M14 rifle and P40,000.00 for M203 Grenade Launchers.
Majo. Gen. Jose Mabanta, Jr, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry division, Philippine Army, is reiterating his call to political candidates not to give in to the demands of the CPP-NPA through their Permit to Campaign (PTC) scheme and other extortion activities.
MGen Mabanta Jr issued a statement in a press release: "We are warning them not to allow the CPP-NPA to influence the outcome of this coming election through threats. We have data to support that a handful political contenders are extending financial assistance and giving in to the demands of the CPP-NPA extortionists. We will not allow this and we remind that their decision to give in will have legal repercussion."
Nineteen hot cars in Western Visayas were confiscated and impounded by the Regional Highway Patrol Unit (RPHU) 6 of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, as part of its intensified operations and implementation of R.A. 6539 (Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972).
No less than the PNP Chief Director General Alan LM Purisima, personally inspected the said hot cars during his visit at PRO 6 the other day at Camp Delgado, Iloilo City.
The 19 hot cars were found out to have tampered documents, chassis and engine number: 10 from Iloilo, 4 in Negros Occidental, 1 in Aklan, 1 in Capiz, and 3 in Bacolod City.
Supt. Thomas Frias, Jr., Chief, RHPU 6 said, aside from the anti-carnapping operation, RHPU 6 is also strictly implementing PD 96, which is the illegal installation of sirens and blinkers, and COMELEC Resolution No. 9561-A, the gun ban violation, relative to SAFE 2013.
Some 100 farmers from different areas of Negros Occidental, have successfully completed the 47th batch of Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) farmers training program, conducted at the demo farm of Lux Mundi Farm School, in Hacienda Binitin, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The training was conducted once a week in three months, so the trainees can apply in their respective farms the inputs from the demo farm. Their graduation exercises will be held today at SM City Bacolod.
Upper left photo: MSWDO Helen Chua, Migi Soriano - 4Ps sustainable Livelihood Program, DSWD, Manila; Stephanie Azucena of GMA -Bacolod; Lulu Llacuna -Store Manager, SM Savemore; and Mae Castro, PRO, SM City-Bacolod, act as judges on the vegie foods during the cooking contest.* (EBColmo)
The training module was funded by SM Foundation, Inc., in partnership with HARBEST Agri Business Corporation, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DA), Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA)/Negros Occidental provincial government.
The Plebiscite for the creation of a new barangay in Bacolod City - the Brgy. Paglaum is 100% sure as the Sangguniang Panlungsod already approved the P3 million budget for the holding of a plebiscite during their Tuesday session.
Councilor Caesar Distrito sponsored the ordinance for the said budget as per request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for the realization of the conduct of the said plebiscite.
The ordinance is also in response to the appeal of the Barangay Paglaum Convenors’ group to secure such amount in order to push through with the plebiscite which will probably be held after the May 13 elections.
More or less 200 houses were razed by fire in Barangay Banago at around noon yesterday, April 24, 2013 while almost a thousand were temporarily evacuated to the Domingo Lacson National High School here and other sheds as their temporary shelter.
A resident carries his appliance when fire broke out at Purok Katilingban and Purok Kawayan in Barangay Banago along with others in their struggle to safety along the main streets.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The fire lasted for almost two hours with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) requesting help from fire stations outside of Bacolod City.
Parents and children in bayanihan spirit gather water from the leaking faucets of Baciwa and from canals to put out the fire on their houses at Purok Katilingban and Purok Kawayan in Barangay Banago. Damage was initially estimated at 100 houses yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
Police Region 6 Office (PRO) 6 has reported that Iloilo City and Bacolod City are top among gun ban violations in Western Visayas.
PRO-6 Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Jr. boasts of this accomplishment in the implementation of Comelec gun ban considering that 615 firearms were confiscated in various police operations, including the crackdown against loose guns.
Occupants of stalls in the public markets and manokan country will heave a sigh of relief as members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved the extension of the period of submission of application for the condonation program until June 30, 2013.
Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, Chairman of the Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse, authored this ordinance..
Remembering the good deeds of the late Bacolod Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich, the Bacolod City government with incumbent Bishop Vicente Navarra, led the formal inauguration of Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich Avenue yesterday. The Avenue stretches from the corner of Rizal-San Juan Streets up to Pope John Paul II Tower, beside SM City Bacolod.
The city officials were led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, together with councilors Em Ang, Homer Bais, Archie Baribar, El Cid Familiaran, Sonia Verdeflor, Catalino Alisbo, Bobby Rojas, Mona Dia Jardin, and city administrator Atty. John N. Orola, Jr..