W. Henry Streegan
In a press conference held yesterday at the NGC, City Administrator aired the concerns of Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella clean up all the City markets and streets in Bacolod City. This will cover the Central, Burgos and Libertad markets.
This move, according to Atty. Villamor, will promote discipline and regulate the proliferation of vendors throughout the city. Also, in a move to give preferential attention to legitimate Bacolod City vendors.
Mayor Puentevella has requested Atty. Villamor to review all ordinances relative to vendors. "One thing is clear," he said, "Villamor added, "ambulant vendors, using tricycles will also be regulated and stopped."
With the way that our country bas been governed and is being governed since 2001 to June 30, 2010 under past President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and, from July 2010 to the present, January 20, 2013 - our country is rapidly deteriorating towards a seemingly IRREVERSIBLE DECLINE TOWARDS RAMPANT GRAFT AND CORRUPTION and even unquenchable opportunism! This is evidenced by the fact that former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is now being detained without bail because of charges of plunder, excessive graft and corruption during the nine years that she was in office, specifically from 2001 to 2010! What is even worst, to our mind, is that in less than four years, President Benigno Aquino’s term has been plagued and is being plagued, with graft and corruption in even greater magnitude than that of the former President. What is very deplorable is that many of his appointees at the start of his term in July, 2010 have not lived up to the expectations of the people. Principally, that his "MATUWID BA DAAN" battlecry during the electoral campaign has retrogressed into "BALUKTOT NA DAAN" OR "NAKATUWAD NA DAAN!
Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) will celebrate their PWD International Day with a Variety Show which will be held at the Negros Farmers Weekend Market along Magsaysay Avenue, near Luxur Hotel and the PNP Headquarters on December 28, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Principal sponsors are Mr. & Mrs. David & Susan Ruskin of the Loving Rose Mission, Inc. of Canada who will donate wheelchairs.
W. Henry O. Streegan, a columnist of Negros Daily Bulletin, and civic leader, yesterday decried the gross and inhuman injustice that would be directed at Ms. Salvacion Mesa, a Day Care Worker whose services would be terminated by Villamonte Brgy. Captain Friday, sometime before the end of the year.
The main reason: POLITICS!
Ms. Mesa has been a Day Care Worker of Bacolod City for almost twenty five years. She was employed by the City in 1989 as a job order employee and assigned to Purok Hervias II, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City. She, a spinster, spent the best years of her life training, educating young children to become responsive and responsible citizens of our society.
When Joy Valdez was the City Mayor, Ms. Mesa was upgraded as a plantilla casual worker because of her excellent performance, however, during Mayor Evelio Leonardia reverted her back as a Job Order employee during the first year of his 9-year stint in office.
Is he a legislator of Bacolod City, or, perhaps a pseudo mayor as evidenced by the "DIRECTIVES" he issued last September 13, 2013?
This blatant ignorance of Councilor Carl Lopez on his mandated duties and responsibilities as a member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod as certain "DIRECTIVES" saw the light of day ONLY BECAUSE of the inquiry of Capt. Benedicto A. Villarias Jr. on whether the said "DIRECTIVES" of Councilor/Mayor Carl Lopez had the concurrence/approval of the SP re: concerning "TRUCK BAN EXEMPTIONS"!
We are now really confused on WHO OR WHAT COUNCILOR CARL LOPEZ REALLY IS: A LEGISLATOR OR AN IMPOSTOR MAYOR?
His apparent arrogance and ignorance of who he is really is further aggravated by the fact that he, himself, solely, WROTE LETTER OF EXEMPTIONS ON THE TRUCK BAN without perhaps knowing the ramifications of his actions!
The 4-year Radiologic Technology course in Riverside College, Bacolod City, leading to the degree, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology offers its graduates a lot of opportunities locally and in the international field.
The objective of the course is to be able to provide the country and worldwide with dynamic, competent, socially-conscious, and ethical Radio Technologists concerned with the state-of-the-art scientific techniques in medical imaging and therapy.
ALL EMPLOYED RMC. (l-r) Kyra Beatriz Lopez, March 2012; Annilyn Madreña, 2012; Toni-An Agudaña-2012
"Radtechs" as they are often called in the health profession, have been and will continue to be in great demand in health institutions and clinics as scientific advancements are developed in the various physical principles involved in diagnostic imaging, and therapeutic applications.
Indigents being fed by BHW Dolores
Brgy. 10 Kagawad Archer Cutanda sponsored by Loving Rose Mission, Inc. of Canada held a Feeding Program in the area recently for children and indigents.
Barangay 10 Feeding committee (l-r) Barangay Health Worker Dolores Nipales, Mercy Quijano, Archer Cutanda, nabs W. Henry O. Streegan and Jonah Espares.*
We read about the media interview of City Accountant Ed Ravena that he had already submitted a report concerning the PDAF given to Bacolod City.
Questions have arisen on the said Ravena report, and as:
1. Was a copy of his report submitted or coursed through the mayor’s office?
2. Was said report on fund releases to certain areas authenticated and verified?
3. How is it possible that he was able to submit such a report without the necessary inspection and submit proofs that the alleged projects funded by PDAF were really and truly implemented?
The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Hospital, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Foundation and Riverside College conducted a medical and relief mission last Friday, November 22, 2013 which was held at Barangay Daga, Cadiz City. This area, along the coast, was highly devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
Hospital, Foundation and College volunteers
Theme of the project was, "One For Juan" – Riverside Unity Medical and Relief Mission. Their medical team composed of physicians and volunteer nurses attend to some 200 patients who were given free medicines.
Ms. Janet Villanueva, Ms. Grace Castidad of Riverside College Extension Office and staff of the hospital and Foundation coordinated the activity. They distributed 750 packages containing rice, canned goods, clothing and medicines donated by the three entities.
The Farmers Weekend Market was the hub of many activities last Saturday, November 23, 2013 which included:
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella together with Ms. Ruby C. Cruz, Marketing Manager of the Weekend Market and Alan Gensoli, member, City Solid Waste Mgt. Committee, held a press conference regarding garbage-segregation concerns and the operations of the market.
NDB’s W. Henry O. Streegan, Elsie Gonzaga, Alan Gensoli and Ruby C. Cruz
LIGHTING OF CHRISTMAS TREE
Mayor Puentevella officiated in the lighting of the 18-foot Christmas Tree which was made from recycled garbage. The tree was designed by the Fine Arts students of La Consolacion College-Bacolod. The tree was designed by Danny Agustin who is majoring in Industrial Design.
Jein & Joan Pabalinas
DUPONT PRESENTATION ON SOLAR ENERGY
Solar Panels Exhibit. In the picture are Alan Gensoli, Ruby C. Cruz, W. Henry O. Streegan, First Lady Patching Puentevella, Mayor Monico O. Puentevella and Dupont Representatives.