GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
One-hundred eighty pupils from Aluyan Elementary School in Sitio Aluyan, Barangay Caduhaan, Cadiz City were beneficiaries of free school supplies through Aksyon Radyo Bacolod’s Balik Eskwela project last Friday, May 24.
News Director Rex Cantong and Aksyon Radyo’s Operation Tulong Task Force Acting chairperson Wilma Sugaton led the turn over program attended by Vice Mayor Samson "Jongben" Mirhan, Caduhaan Barangay Captain Eduardo Javier, Cadiz City Department of Education District Supervisor Joel Clavel, Aluyan Elementary School Head Teacher Christy
Pamplona, PTA President Lucy Banderas and Cadiz City Media Bureau head Lyn Regodos.
Aksyon Radyo Bacolod was also represented by Nona Magbanua, Felix Campaniel, Dave Bucayan, Luis Gutierrez, Nanie Quirao and others.
Moises Padilla town Mayor Francisco Nazareno is facing graft and corruption cases before the Ombudsman in relation to the narrowing of the right-of-way in the town proper.
Barangay 1 (Poblacion) councilman Agustin Grande III filed before the Ombudsman-Visayas in Cebu City on May 2, 2013 supplemental complaints for cases entitled Agustin Grande III Versus (M. Padilla Vice Mayor) Cipriano P. Remo Jr., et al, with case numbers OMB-V-C-11-0656-K and OMB-A-11-0815-K.
Former Moises Padilla councilor Dolly Yasa vowed to continue pushing for women’s concerns being the lone lady aspirant for the eight-member Sangguniang Bayan here.
Yasa served as SB member in Moises Padilla town from 2007 to 2010 and was chairperson of the SB Committee on Women and Committee on Health.
Yasa, who is running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) is up against 18 other aspirants, all men.
Newly-installed agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Hacienda San Benito at Crossing Magallon in Moises Padilla town rejected "a win-win solution offer" of the mayor on "sharing" their land.
Redilma "Dely" Dechosa, chairman of the Crossing Magallon Multi-Purpose Cooperative and her members told NDB they are rejecting the offer of Mayor Frank Nazareno, saying "where was he during our 14-year struggle for land? It took us years of bearing the pains, fears, even bullets and death just to fight for our rights."
Twenty farmers of Moises Padilla town, yesterday, received from Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., checks worth P22,000 each and farm implements as part of the livelihood assistance of the provincial government in line with the Food Security Program under the Negros First Agenda.
Of the 20 farmers, 10 of them hailed from Barangays Quintin Remo and Montilla. They are Carmelito Juanites, Rolando Gelacio, Jesus Escomo, Jr. Alberto Gelacio, Guadencio Gelacio, Lucero Gelacio, Salvador Juanites, Saturnino Jimenez, Jolito Divinagracia and Wilson Catacio.
Clean, Potable Water in Moises Padilla Town Keeps Flowing From The Ground Since the 1930s, But Why The Town Opted to Spend Millions For a Different System?
FREE-FLOWING WATER. This original free-flowing potable water supply source in Moises Padilla (Magallon) town in central Negros Occidental was drilled by the Americans in the 1930s, and since then keeps producing crystal-clear, clean and sweet-tasting water. To control the upward flow of water from 500 feet below the ground, the Americans put up a water tank. Sadly though, excess water flows straight into the canal and into the creeks and rivers these days, giving rise to questions as to why the municipal government under Mayor Francisco Nazareno secured a multi-million-peso loan and used it to put up a water supply system coming not from the natural well but from a far-away barangay, thus requiring huge funds. Town folks had been are urging the mayor, since January, 2012 in a petition, to show how the loan was used for the new water system, and if all necessary requirements were complied prior to the project implementation, and to return to restore the old water system which is coming from this natural source. They claimed the new water system project did not have a permit from the water regulating agency.* (Arman Toga photos)
When it’s new, it must be good.
How come residents, mostly senior citizens who are old-timers and pioneers of Moises Padilla town (Magallon) don’t like their new water supply system and instead want the old system restored?
Officers and members of the "Concerned Citizens of Moises Padilla" re-ignited anew their January 16, 2012 petition, and again urged Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno to "restore the orginal quality drinking water supply" from an existing spring water well in the town’s heart.
The group last year has written Nazareno "due to continous public outcry concerning the bad state of the present water supply," claiming that their petition had been ignored.
ROAD MISHAP ANOTHER REMINDER . A delivery truck fell on its side when its rear tires burst for unknown reason early yesterday morning in a highway connecting La Castellana and Moises Padilla towns. The driver and other occupants sustained injuries. It took the responding truck’s crew members more than three hours to transfer all the goods from the downed vehicle.*(Arman Toga photos)
A kagawad of Barangay 1 (Poblacion) in Moises Padilla town is questioning the granting of a permit to a church-cum residential structure to install a concrete fence "despite pending court and Ombudsman cases".
Kagawad Grande showing the paper trails regarding the narrowing of their right-of-way and the granting of a permit despite pending cases.
Barangay councilman Agustin "Nene" Domingo Grande III is also questioning Mayor Francisco Nazareno about the fencing permit which he said resulted to the narrowing of the right-of-way to a subdivision from 6 meters as indicated in the land title to only 3.7 meters.