Gil Alfredo B. Severino
Daily scheduled brownouts according to Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr. last week is the bulk of local increasing household demand against what Ceneco can presently supply.
Ceneco, Lagarde explained, is presently capable of effectively servicing 100,000 households as against the present household population of 180,000 and the additional four percent (4%) household and commercial demand due to the summer heat.
This electricity supply-demand structure definitely, he said, is the root of the daily brownouts suffered by consumers especially during this summer season which will soon be over towards the rainy season come June or July.
Not yet and the wheel of justice continues to turn despite the demise of Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Secretary Nilo Alejandrino.
File photo of the late Atty. Nilo Alejandrino’s daughters April and Aloy together with the former’s lawyers. Edgar Tuclaud and Lorenzo Alminaza. Alejandrino’s daughters cried "Imprisonment no less, manabat ang dapat manabat".* (Gil Severino photo)
Docketed OMB-V-A-12-0020-A "Atty. Nilo Alejan-drino versus Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson", Acting Director Euphemia B. Bacalso of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas order dated February 28, 2013 both parties now to submit verified position papers.
This stems from the complaint of Alejandrino filed December 9, 2011 against Vice Mayor Sayson which read: allegations of "Oppression, conduct unbecoming of a public official, grave abuse of authority and violation of R.A. 6713."
One of the most passionate broadcast presentations I heard from "Buena Mano" anchorman Buen Gallenero was that of Monday edition April 8, 2013. He was so disgusted about the speeches of Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus "Thaddy" Sayson. The two "Fathers of the City" were addressing the Delegates of the National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs (NFMC) and both, Buen Gallenero said, "offered nothing", NADA to our visitors.
Instead, what caught his attention was the Mayor’s rephrased "Better to be safe than sorry" and reiterated by his Vice Mayor. Humorously discussing with partner on air "Attorney Areglo" initially, then Buen Gallenero in paroxysm exclaimed, the Mayor and the Vice Mayor offered the Motorbikers NOTHING but "A safe sensual encounter" more than anything else.
Lone District of Bacolod Representative Anthony Golez (center) exchanging ideas and pleasantries with the PNP Regional officials headed by Regional Director Agrimero Cruz (to his right) and the BCPO Head Edgardo Ordaniel (to his left) about the recently constructed Bacolod City Public Safety and Emergency Services Center. By July, Congressman Golez said the next project with PNP will commence.* (Gil Severino photo)
It was reported that the people of Barangay Banago shed tears upon seeing Princess Soraya Jafar in a surprise visit while Team Monico Puentevella’s "Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan" (MKK) was holding pocket discussions.
The people of Barangay Banago shed tears upon seeing Princess Soraya Jafar in a surprise visit while Team Monico Puentevella’s "Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan" (MKK) was holding pocket discussions (MKK photo).*
"Daw sa ano bala," broadcast analyst Ramon Viva explained the Banago residents’ "tears of joy", which was an accolade to members of the Royalty who are good to their people. She was lost for awhile but thanks to former Congressman Monico Puentevella, Princess Soraya was there again to bring good tidings to the people of Banago.
The Princess is not a stranger to them. She is their princess indeed. Edgar Allan Poe once wrote, "Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
Bringing P1 Billion fresh investment to the provincial economy, the Ayala Malls’ "The District North Point" officially opened yesterday, a community retail center situated within a 215-hectare fully-integrated master plan ned community in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
The Ayala Land executives came to meet the Bacolod media and bloggers where Bacolod-born Lilit Tumbocon explained the initial 1,200 employment capability of "The District" two-retail building mall, not to mention the downstream industries created by the mall alone and the 100 retail leasing stores.
Hundreds of thousands surrounding the makeshift stage built for the opening salvo of Team Monico’s "Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan" (MKK) last April 1 was extra celebrative upon hearing the return of "Monico Kabuhi Ko".
Thousands listened intently to MKK Mayorable Monico Puentevella explain his platform of government and the need to have masterplans in various fields for governance. Photo taken last April 2 at Brgy. Villamonte.* (MKK photo)
The original MKK health program, which benefited more than 63,000 indigent patients of Bacolod, disappeared when proponent Monico Puentevella now running for Mayor left government but promised to restore the entire program and which is a far better program than the "Philhealth" boasted by political nemesis.
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts, he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!" His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me." (John 2:13-17 NIV)
This was when He sat as one of Bacolod’s Local Legislator back in 2009, Wilson Gamboa, Jr.’s heart and mind were already centered on upgrading teachers’ salary grade "in both Houses of Congress of the Republic of the Philippines through the enactment of an appropriate ordinance."
Now running under Monico Puentevella’s "Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan" (MKK), Gamboa continues to align himself with the latter’s advocacy for the increase in teachers’ salary and the Emergency Cost of Living Allowances (ECOLA).
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!" 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me." (John 2:13-17 NIV)
This narrative drew certain controversy because Jesus the teacher of non-violent resistance against evil suddenly turned violent, whipping out, overturned their tables and driving away money changers and sellers of doves inside the temple court. He yelled at them "Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!"