W. Henry Streegan
There are strong allegations that some former public officials of the City of Bacolod are doing their utmost to downgrade the accomplishments of the incumbent city officials.
This became very evident when certain officials were interviewed in the possible outcome of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight.
For me, former Bacolod City Mayor Leonardia, now congressman, allegedly stated, "...He added that he told Pacquiao, an adopted son of Bacolod, that Bacoleños continue to support him and look forward to watching Pacquiao and Bradley on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (What is deplorable when he allegedly stated) IT IS TOO BAD THERE WILL BE NO MORE FREE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE FIGHT LIVE IN SEVERAL AREAS OF THE CITY THE WAY IT USED TO BE, THE CONGRESSMAN ADDED…"
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella paid tribute to veterans at the 72nd Anniversary Celebration at the Araw ng Kagitingan (Fall of Bataan) rites held at the Bacolod City Plaza. Bataan soldiers under Gen. Wainright in April 9.
Puentevella called all the veterans the "unsung heroes" of our country. He bewailed the fact that out of the several thousand veterans from Bacolod City, there are now only 300 survivors.
Veteran laying wreath
He added, "while all of you were only receiving P1,000.00 per quarter in the past, please be advised that effective this year, you will all receive P1,500.00 every quarter. Hopefully next year, if our finances will allow, we may increase your quarterly pensions."
During the tenure of former Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, a very dedicated public servant in the person of Atty. Nilo Alejandrino, former secretary of the City Council passed away, all because he suffered undue stress when he was suspended after an altercation with Councilor Cesar Distrito.
An investigation of the conflict between Atty. Alejandrino and Distrito led to the former’s suspension and his eventual dismissal from government service which was approved by Mayor Leonardia.
Atty. Alejandrino’s untimely demise undoubtedly stemmed from the stress and mental torture that he underwent during the investigation, suspension and termination. He passed away after a short period of time.
Now comes Atty. Victoriano Belarmino-Tirol who passed away last March 21, 2014, at the age of 70.
A student-led presentation featuring six projects which demonstrate the integration of communication studies, development studies and service learning was held at USLS last March 25, 2014.
The projects in partnership with Project Cares, headed by Ms. May Cueva, the Persons With Disabilities Office of Bacolod led by Lowell Raner, local government and other community-based organizations, and concerned individual stakeholders looked at information gaps and explored the use of communication and its related tools to articulate and bridge the processes of social change and sustainable development.
May Cueva (right) and William Henry O. Streegan (left) with 2014 Mass Com graduates
Bagguer Villaluz, an accomplished musician against has already acquired the distinction of being an institution in Ilonggo love songs in the province of Negros Occidental as well as the entire country.
He has hopes that one day singers and dramatic actors will include in their repertoire Ilonggo love songs wherever and perform in concerts as well as in Filipino movies.
Bagguer is obsessed with the idea that everyone, more particularly Ilonggos, would develop an intense love for Ilonggo music. That, similar to other ethnic sectors, Ilonggos would help in this crusade, which is his lifetime ambition.
Joel "Bagguer" Villaluz with NDB’s W. Henry O. Streegan
He is now popular in the Province of Negros Occidental, more particularly in Bacolod City where he has been performing in hotels, malls, private parties and many social functions.
The Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed by Dynasty Agricultural Corporation against the City of Bacolod represented by Mayor Monico O. Puentevella was denied by Honorable Remegio V. Rojo, presiding Judge of Branch 5 Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Bacolod City in an order on March 19, 2014.
The corporation’s TRO was to prevent the City of Bacolod from the dumping of waste matter on the Sanitary Landfill in Brgy. Felisa which was purchased by the City from the Dynasty Corporation.
Trouble erupted in Barangay Felisa where sugar planter Roy Lopez blocked the road leading to the Solid Waste Management facility in an effort to prevent the garbage trucks from dumping their loads at the dumpsite facility.
Lopez blocked the road with his pickup and tractor.
Police authorities removed the blockade and arrested Lopez for his illegal moves to impede the movement of the trucks.
Bacolod City Hall’s Atty. Cesar Beloria Jr. revealed in an exclusive interview with NDB that after a thorough investigation of pertinent documents, it was found out that the aggregate total value of all the city government’s real estate properties is over P500 million.
Beloria said this includes properties either purchased or forfeited for failure of owners to pay corresponding taxes.
The celebration of the first anniversary of the Negros Farmers Weekend Market along Magsaysay Avenue was a huge success!
Ruth Cruz, Ruby C. Cruz and Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella with Japanese tourists.
Shoppers and well-wishers from all walks of life came to the NFWM as early as 7 in the morning to join the celebration.
The festivities were officially ushered in by a short program, emceed by public relations mogul Alan Gensoli.
Receiving award Elsie Gonzaga flanked by Alan Gensoli and Ruby C. Cruz
President Benigno Aquino III is again up to his unpresidential antics!
He keeps on boasting about the alleged Philippine Economy, yet, the truth of the matter has blossomed into astronomic figures. This reveals that the only rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.
Another recent booboo of his NOT SO EXCELLENT is that AGAIN he has refused to certify the FREEDOM ON INFORMATION (FOI) BILL. He has forgotten after ascending to the PRESIDENTIAL THRONE that this is a measure that could have bolstered his "MATUWID NA DAAN!"