W. Henry Streegan
The Loving Rose Mission of Canada, Inc. headed by Mr. and Mrs. Dave and Susan Ruskin recently donated dehydrated vegetables from Ontario, Canada to help provide nutritional food for the fire victims of Purok Hervias 2, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City.
Coordinating the activity is Brgy. Villamonte Kagawad Jean Las Piñas and the staff of NDB. Kagawad Las Piñas attended to the cooking of vegetables and supervising the distribution of the food. She was assisted also by Kagawad Alfredo "Pepper" Montelibano IV.
Really and truly, how can one dare imply or call President Aquino a THIEF? That word is too tame a description for a president like him who, to our mind, should be called INSTEAD A PLUNDERER AND ONE WHO HAS STUBBORNLY GONE HIS WAY DESPITE THE CLAMOR OF THE MAJORITY OF FILIPINOS THAT HE TOTALLY ABOLISH THE PDAF AND HIS DAP!
With the way that he is presently governing our nation, he could very well end up as a far worst president than former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo!
Could it be possible that because of the manner that PGMA deported herself, P-Noy feels that IF PGMA COULD DO IT, HE CAN BE WORST FOR ALL HE CARES?
President Aquino’s obsession of not only retaining the PDAF and more so his DAP has set a very bad example for many of the officials of Government Controlled Corporations who are now going wild in giving themselves outlandish bonuses, while the employees of such corporations are given only miniscule amounts. GOCCs like the GSIS, SSS, MWSS, etcetem have awarded themselves fabulous bonuses IN ORDER TO ACCELERATE THEIR LIFESTYLES! What is even worse is that the officials of the SSS are opting for an increase in the premiums in order to GIVE THEMSELVES HIGHER BONUSES? The question is: have they also ACCELERATED THE SERVICES THAT THE SSS provides its beneficiaries?
We can only conclude that they have become just as GREEDY AS PRESIDENT AQUINO!
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the hosting of the Batang Pinoy 2013 National Championships which will be held in Bacolod City was formally signed yesterday at the city’s government center grand lobby.
Signatories in behalf of Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental as well as that of the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission were Bacolod Mayor Monico O. Puentevella in behalf of the City, Executive Assistant Angel Verdeflor who represented Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. in behalf of the Province of Negros Occidental, with Romeo S. Magat representing Jose Cojuangco, Jr. of the POC, and, Commissioner Salvador H. Andrada representing Ricardo R. Garcia, Chairman of the PSC.
BATANG PINOY MOA SIGNING YESTERDAY. (From left) EA Nonong Verdeflor, Mayor Monico Puentevella, POC Sec-Gen Romeo Magat, and PSC Comm. Salvador Andrada at the Grand Lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC).* (H. James G. Toga/NDB)
We totally agree with Philippine Star’s "INTROSPECTIVE" columnist Tony Katigbak when he said in his column that: President Benigno Aquino III is a STUBBORN PRESIDENT!
To our mind, PNoy is not only stubborn but also verges on INCOMPETENCE!
PNoy is indeed very stubborn as he and his cohorts continue to insist that the Development Assistance Fund is legal, despite legal opinions aired by legal luminaries on the contrary!
That people from all walks of life have already condemned him on this score does not seem to faze him.
It has already become public knowledge that actually BRIBED many legislators in order that Chief Justice Corona would be impeached and also lead to resignation of Ombudsman Gutierrez!
Cutting of the ceremonial ribbon
The Garbage Segregation Center was inaugurated last Saturday, October 19, 2013 with Rev. Fr. Rito, officiating in the ceremonial rites.
The project is a brainchild of the militant Anti-BAHA aggrupation of Bacolod City.
Fr. Rito blessing the facility
The moving spirits behind the project in the Anti-Baha Association are Ms. Jean Trebol and PR man Alan Gensoli.
Mayor Puentevella congratulating organizers of the program and facility
By W. Henry Streegan & Clauden Mae Genanda
This were the words of Atty. Ralph Sarmiento, Dean of the College of Law of the University of St. La Salle, when questioned on the possibility of the issuance of a warrant of arrest and suspension from office against Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, on the charges of graft and corruption regarding the purchase of computers which are now being used by the Department of Education (DepEd).
That the alleged report of the Ombudsman-Visayas is utterly baseless and may be politically motivated.
Atty. Rolando Villamor said that the lawyers of Bacolod City has already filed a Motion for Reconsideration with the Ombudsman last October 21, 2013 which embodied for a reinvestigation of the charges and that the filing of the information before the Sandiganbayan be held in abeyance, pending the request for reinvestigation.
Ernesto Javier Tongoy, 54, interred last Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Bacolod City.
Rev. Fr. Ernesto O. Javier, SJ officiated at the funeral Eucharistic Celebration which was held at the Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels.
Bidding farewell to Ernesto J. Tongoy
Bacoleños who excelled in their respective fields were recognized by Mayor Monico Puentevella and the Sangguniang Panlungsod members and was one of the highlights of Saturday’s 75th Charter Day Anniversary Program at the Bacolod City Public Plaza.
PILLARS OF JOURNALISM. Ely delos Santos (left photo above), Rolando Espina (middle photo above), William Henry Streegan (right photo above), and Ruperto "Pert" Galvan Toga Sr. (photo below, left, represented by his son NDB editor Arman Toga), received their "Brilyante" plaque from City Mayor Monico Puentevella and Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya at the 75th Charter Day Anniversary program Saturday.*
The Brilyante Awards pay tribute to trailblazers who have brought with them in their success the name of the city and to those personalities who helped elevate the status of Bacolod in the field of sports, medicine, culture, journalism and community development.
For his innovation, originality and for coining the name "MassKara" to the now world famous fiesta, the late artist Ely Santiago was first to be awarded by Puentevella who, during his first few days as City Mayor pushed the idea for Santiago to be credited as the "man behind MassKara".
NDB’s Rolando Espina, Chairman of the Board and columnist, Ruperto G. Toga, President and Editor-in-Chief, and W. Henry O. Streegan, Editorial Con-sultant and columnist will receive the Brilyante Award in connection with the 75th Charter Anni-versary of the City of Bacolod.
The Brilyante Award will be paying homage to several sectors and personalities from the public and private sectors, "who made exemplary contributions to the development and trans-formation of our beloved city."
Mayor Monico O. Puentevella signed yesterday a Sister City Agreement between Bacolod City and Seo-Gu District, Daeger Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea and Bacolod City.
This relationship aims to promote friendly cooperation based on mutual respect and equity, and the sustainable development of both cities on the following:
1. Both cities shall endeavor to encourage mutual exchanges and cooperation in the areas of mutual interest such as education, economy, culture and tourism.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella and District Mayor Kang signing the agreement
2. Both cities will develop a friendly environment through exchange visits and sharing of knowledge and information in order to promote mutual cooperation in various areas.