Barangay officials of Talisay City gathered at the City’s Public Plaza for the mass oath taking ceremony yesterday, Dec. 1 after assuming their respective posts last Saturday at 12:01pm. Talisay City, comprised of 27 Barangays, filled the Public Plaza with members of the respective Barangay Councils led by their Punong Barangays. Former SK Federation Chair, now Kagawad of Barangay Matab-ang Rj Tuvilla in her welcome remarks, said that politics is over and now is the time for everyone to work for the betterment of their respective Barangays.
Mayor Eric Saratan along with Vice Mayor Neil Lizares led the mass oath taking ceremonies. Mayor Saratan says the elections being the venue for the people to choose will also be the chance of the Barangay Officials to fulfill their promises to their constituents during their campaign trail. The Mayor also stressed that for the new entrants in the Barangay; they should work hard and show their community that they are worth every vote.
Mayor Eric Saratan administers the oath of office to 27 Punong Barangays of Talisay City at the City’s Public Plaza yesterday.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
A 20 toner truck carrying additional relief goods such as food, water, clothing and medicines was sent to the survivors of the super typhoon Yolanda to Tacloban City by the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade (CVFB). It has been weeks after the typhoon, but the continued relief mission to assist the survivors is still a need, said Bryant Lao, Fire Chief of CVFB when they were distributing relief goods yesterday. The CVFB has also gone to the stricken areas in Panay as well as the northern part of Negros for the relief missions.
The donations keep on coming and volunteers from the ranks of its members as well as non-members of the brigade are being sorted and prepared for distribution at the CVFB Base at the Capitol Shopping Center.
Lao also lauded the efforts of private groups and individuals who came to volunteer in sorting the donated items and have them packed individually. Lao also thanked Mayor Alfred Romualdez for welcoming their group in Tacloban.
Bacolod City SPM Jocelle Batapa-Sigue says the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women kicks off for 16 days of activism. Various activities were lined up by various women’s groups in the city.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
ARANETA STREET. Pedestrian lanes being painted as Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO)directs traffic flow to the other lane.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)
Members of the Bacolod Media held a "Die-In" protest in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral to dramatize their sentiments over the continuing fight for justice of the victims and their families.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
A dramatization of the Maguindanao Massacre during the Die-in Protest led by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the Negros Press Club (NPC) yesterday.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
MISSING? There used to be 3 to 4 traffic enforcers in this area fronting Lopue’s East where the volume of traffic thickens during rush hours from 5pm to 7pm.* (Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)
Instead of having a birthday bash or a dinner to celebrate his birthday, Mayor Eric Saratan thought of skipping the idea and instead add this to the donation for Typhoon Yolanda victims.
Mayor Saratan thanked the people who wished him well as early as yesterday morning during the Pacquiao vs. Rios fight at the Talisay City Gymnasium.
"We keep on thanking the guidance of the almighty for sparing our City and on this end we would also like to extend our help to others who were devastated by Typhoon Yolanda and help them to rise up once again", the Mayor said.
IN JUBILATION – Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan celebrates with the people of Talisay after Manny Pacquiao dominated the match versus Brandon Rios yesterday. The live telecast of the fight was brought by 3rd District Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez along with the Talisay Government.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Talisay City collects goods to be donated to Typhoon Yolanda victims. Mayor Eric Saratan encourages government employees to spare old clothes, rice, noodles and water and lead the drive in their respective offices.*(Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)
Officials (l-r) Monico O. Puentevella, Councilor Carl Lopez, Cong. Albee Benitez, Mayor Jose "Oti" Montelibano, Mayor Eric Saratan and DPWH USEC Rafael C. Yabut.*
The Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road was inaugurated on Saturday, Nov. 16, with the following dignitaries present: Cong. Albee Benitez, Silay City Mayor Jose "Oti" Montelibano, Talisay Mayor Eric Saratan, Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, DPWH Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut and Cong. Ebelio R. Leonardia. Also present was Chief Representative Tae ik Park of the Korean Export-Import Bank–Manila Office with members of his staff. Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez also attended the ceremonies.*
Mayor Eric Saratan (Talisay City) Mayor Jose Montelibano (Silay City) and Mayor Monico Puentevella (Bacolod City) jointly cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the opening and blessing of the (Bacolod Silay Airport Access Road) BSAAR last November 15.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
SAFE? Who could predict the weather or forecast a disaster? But people living under the Taculing Bridge in Bacolod City think otherwise. If they survived a storm today what storm can hit them next? *(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)