Two leaders and 9 members of Komiteng Pang-organisa of the rebel movement in Sitio Jagna, Barangay Nagbalaye, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, have pledged support to the government as a result of the joint medical dental (MEDCAP) and Bayanihan activities of the 302nd Brigade Philippine Army, 703rd CDC, Registered Nurse HEALS volunteers, and the local government units opf Sta. Catalina and the province of Negros Oriental.
The teams of police operatives from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) led by Supt. Jefferson Descallar yielded voluminous assorted gun replica or toy guns from two big stores and sidewalk vendors in downtown Bacolod yesterday.
The raid was in compliance with the Letter of Instructions 1264 of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, which regulates the manufacture, distribution, sale and use of gun replica or toy gun, regardless of size and make.
BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) Deputy Director for Operations Supt. Jefferson Descallar leads raid of Unitop yesterday for selling toy guns and gun replicas which are prohibited.* (EBColmo photos)
Descallar said BCPO received complaints from the public about the sale of toy guns being spread everywhere that ignite the children.
Demolition of squatters’ shanties in Purok Progreso, in Brgy. Taculing, has been ordered stopped by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, after landowners’ who have been pushing for this, stopped upon orders of the chief executive.
Berlita Ante of the urban poor group, Kadamay, earlier informed anchormen of radio station DYRLs "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program, in a series of interviews said, the order of demolition was previously ordered by the former administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia but that the residents, had reasoned out that the city government could well implement an in-house building program for the members of the urban poor families living in the area because the place is a city government property as it is considered a natural accretion.
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In his recent topic, How to Start Customer Service,Gensoli emphasized the 10/5 rule in dealing with customers that take considerations on people. This means, 10 feet away from the customer, you establish eye contact, you should smile. Five feet away from the customer, you do not only establish eye contact and smile, but you should offer greetings.
Due to the alarming reports on teen age pregnancy, Councilor Em Ang authored an ordinance institutionalizing a teenage pregnancy prevention program in the City of Bacolod, which was approved for its first reading during the mid week session of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod.
According to Coun. Ang, there is increasing number of teen age pregnancies in the country, and that, Philippines ranks number 3 in Southeast Asia.
In a span of 10 years, records show that teenage pregnancies in the Philippines ballooned from 114,205 in 1999 to 195,662 in 2009, which is equivalent to 70%.
Data shows that 9.5% of women aged 15 to 19 in the Philippines have begun childbearing, where 7.4 percent are already mothers and 2.1percent are pregnant with their first child.
Bacolod City is not spared from this situation, because as per record in the Department of Education (DEPED), Bacolod City Health Office, and the Population Office,there are three barangays where teenage pregnancy is alarming.
The Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) System is ready for installation at the Bacolod-Silay Airport to accommodate international flights.
The problem, however is the availability of airline. The supposed flights of Hannah Tours for Korean tourists has deferred the schedule for December.
Zest Air is not available, while Cebu Pacific cannot agree with the price.
Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, chairman, Western Visayas Tourism Council, also said, "Supposedly, groups of Korean tourists, business-men and golfers are coming over as arranged by Hannah Tours through its representative Mr. Choy last year yet. They are yet to start De.r 19, and will run until February or even until summer.
Ratchaburi, Thailand. Filipinos teaching English subject in Thailand are respected of their excellent performance, not only in teaching but conducting cultural activities as well.
According to Bryan Berba, a cum laude graduate of Bacolod City College, the Filipinos always show ingenuity in any school undertakings.
At Daruna Ratchaburi School (elementary and high school) in Thailand, during the Academic days celebration in November 21-22, 2013, he said the Filipino teachers have shown their ingenuity by showing glimpses of Filipino culture in the 2-day exhibits. Considering the heartbreaking situation of the Filipino teachers here, and their countrymen brought about by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Filipino teachers worked together and upheld expectations that Daruna English Program is one of the most admired English Programs in the Diocese of Ratchaburi. The exhibit included major beauty spots from the three (3) regions - Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, in a two-dimensional framework pictures designed by Miss Sharon Besiata. It was a fun-filled activity. The Thai students really enjoyed and showed undivided attention towards their fellow Thai students as they performed the Tinikling or "Bamboo Jumping", the national dance of the Philippines. The students also loved listening to songs which were sang by "Jer hom", a High School Student band. "Jer hom" means smells good in Thai. "Jer hom" beautifully rendered the songs "Ang Bandila" and "Pinoy Ako".
Bacolod City College (BCC) has maintained its identity as one of the leading schools in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental in the result of Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).
Due to inadequacy of classrooms, review classes of BCC students scheduled to take the teachers’ examination are conducted by Dr. Elias Alias, (center), College Department Head, under the shade of a tree. The review class is offered to the students for free. A gesture of commitment and sincerity to help the students fulfill their dreams.* (EBColmo)
As per result of LET conducted in September 29, 2013, BCC Teacher Education students ranked number 2 in the Elementary level, with total average of 69.22%, following the University of St. La Salle (USLS) which has 92.11% passing rate.
Running 3rd is University of Negros Occidental Recoletos (UNO-R) with 60% passing rate; then La Consolation College-Bacolod with 58.82%;
Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod has 50%; and West Negros University has 42.31% passing rate.
The national passing rate for elementary level is 31.18%.
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod city approved the supplemental budget requested by Mayor Monico Puentevella amounting to P94,990,800.00.
According to Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya, this is a compilation of all the appropriation ordinances passed by the SP since July as required by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). They are no longer appropriating the amount but just authorizing the supplemental budget which had already been approved by the SP, he said.
Gasataya said the appropriation ordinances include those they had passed amounting to P50 million, P40 million, P4.8 million and P123,000.
This means that the city has money left because the total appropriation ordinances passed by the SP has reached P94.9 million. This is aside from the recent appropriation ordinance they had approved the other day for the Performance Enhancement Incentive (PEI) of regular and plantilla casuals of the city.
(L-R photos) Police security and students of VMA Global College watch the candidates of Miss Earth 2013 as they observe the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) demonstration of VMA students. They were amazed by the techniques of VMAers in saving life at sea.*(Edith B. Colmo photos)