Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod
Newly Elected Officers of the BCPO, Police Retirees Assn Inc., were: President- Col. Roberto Tolentino, 1st Vice-President- Nepthali Grandea, 2nd Vice-President- Edilberto Tonog, Secretary- Felomena Grandea, Treasurer- Rodrigo Arceo, Auditor- Eduardo Rosadia, Bus. Manager- Federico Pillo, P.I.O- Eduardo Jara. Action Officers- Francisco Plomeda, Conrado Bitas, Nerio Regollo. Board of Trustees were Apolonio Martinez, Herman Garcia, Kenneth Pabon and Eduardo De la Peña. Inducting Officer was Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue.
"Be strong and be our partner in our developing City. We need your expertise in the formulation of our entire Security Plan in our bid to hold the forthcoming APEC-Asia "Pacific Economic Cooperation in Bacolod City." Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue-Incoming Sangguniang Panlungsod Member of Bacolod City and inducting officer of the newly elected Bacolod City Police Office, Police Retirees Association at their Annual General Assembly Meeting held at Nena Rose Manokan, Reclamation Area, Barangay 10, Bacolod City yesterday.
SPM Atty. Archie Baribar delivers his message at the Annual General Assembly and Election of Officers of the Bacolod City Police Office, Police Retirees Association Inc., at Nena Rose Manokan, Reclamation Area, Barangay 10, Bacolod City yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The Council Resolution authored by Counc. Dindo Ramos, states that the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City will authorize Mayor Evelio Leonardia to sell the government land that measures 23,120 square meters located at Brgys. 16 and 35, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title T-107139. The adjoining area to the city government property is presently occupied by 600 families, who are mostly holder of Certificate of perpetual Occupancy issued by the City government, thus prohibiting the city from utilizing the same other than those stipulated in the said Certificate. The said property is owned by the National Housing Authority (NHA), and is being sold to the actual occupants at P1,500.00 per square meter, which is higher than the cost of NHA.
The request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia for the supplemental budget in the amount of P19.9 million was approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in the session the other day.
According to Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson the supplemental budget included the savings for professional services which was transferred to terminal leave benefits of employees amounting to P11.3 million; the intelligence fund of P4 million, which was reverted to the overtime of City Treasurer’s Office, expenses for the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of Bacolod City amounting to P1.7 million, covered by the Ang Paghanduraw Ordinance, and the terminal leave benefits of SP members and officials.
Two elected councilors from the NPC/ Grupo Progreso took their oath before a barangay captain over the weekend.
Witnessed by over a thousand residents of Brgy. Sing-cang Airport and supporters of Grupo Progreso, re-elected City Councilors, Atty. Caesar Z. Distrito and Alex Paglumotan took oath Saturday, June 1, at the gym of Baran-gay Singcang Airport, Bacolod City.
PB Rosinie Distrito of Brgy. Singcang Airport (left), administers the oath taking of re-elected Councilor Caesar Distrito, 2nd from left, in the presence of Councilor Mona Dia Jardin, Vice Mayor-elect Greg Gasataya, and Councilor-elect Alex Paglumotan and Kgd. Simplicia Distrito.*
Punong Barangay Rosinie Distrito of Brgy. Singcang Airport administered the oath-taking of Councilor Distrito, Councilor Alex Paglumotan took oath before Liga ng mga Punong Barangay President, Councilor Mona Dia Jardin.
Present during the ceremony were NPC Stalwarts Congressman-elect Evelio Bing Leonardia, Vice Mayor-elect Greg Gasataya, the Barangay Kagawads of Barangay Singcang-Airport, RDM Officials and Supporters, Purok Leaders, Heads of Several Religious Organizations, families and relatives of the two re-elected Councilors.
Councilor Distrito said, "It was a sentimental but solemn oath taking because of numerous reasons. One, because it was done in the presence of almost 2,000 of my "ka-barangays" in Barangay Singcang-Airport who made me number 1 in 2 consecutive elections.
Bacolod City and a city in South Korea will soon become sister cities, as the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing Bacolod Mayor and Congressman-elect Evelio Leonardia to enter into a memorandum of understanding with South Korea for the forging of a sister city relationship between the two cities.
Stated in the MOU to be signed by Leonardia, he will represent Bacolod City, while District Mayor Kang, Seong-Ho, to represent Seo-gu District, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea. Both parties should respect each city’s history, as well as the development of both through autonomous and productive exchanges.
P19,932,378.54 is the total amount deliberated yesterday by the Sangguniang Panlungsod as per request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for various purposes, particularly terminal leave pay of casual employees, overtime/night pay, and Charter Day expenses.
From the said amount, P11,334,378.54 to be taken from personnel services appropriations (savings) from January to June 2013 of various positions under different departments/offices to terminal leave benefits; realigning the amount of P4,598,000.00 from the account of productivity enhancement incentive; realigning the amount of P4 million from the account - intelligence/confidential expenses to overtime and night pay - in the amount of P600,000.00; and terminal leave benefits of SP members and officials, amounting P1.7 million, and to commemorate the signing of the charter day of Bacolod City - P1.7 million, all in the total amount of P19,932,378.54. The fund for said amount was certified by city treasurer Annabelle Badajos.
A flora and fauna costume parade is set June 1 to kick off the 21st Provincial Environment Week (PEW) on June 21-28.
The activity is spearheaded by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) urging representatives from the academe, government agencies, non-government organizations, people’s organizations and the business sector to come in their costumes as - plants or animals - to add festivity and create a statement for the occasion.
The parade assembly is at the Bacolod City Public Plaza at 7:00 AM on June 1, 2013 and will end at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon and Park.
The PEW started in 1993 through a Sangguniang Panlalawigan Ordinace 152 declaring every fourth week of June as environment week.
After a long silence, and after having lost to his political rival Monico Puentevella in the mayoralty race of the May 13 elections, Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson expresses gratitude to the people of Bacolod. He will go back to private life after his term ends on June 30. In his press statement, he said: "My statement starts with the words of gratitude because I want to emphasize my heartfelt thanks to all Bacolodnons for the chance they had given me to serve them. Rest assured, I will bring with me, wherever I will go from here, the experience and the memories that I had shared with you. The past 3 months or so was the most challenging moment of my political career and it had taught me lessons that I will always treasure. I feel so blessed for the trust and confidence that you had shown me. Your love and respect will be my inspiration in my future endeavors."
He added, "To the more than 90,000 people who joined me in my cause, thank you very much. I owe you a lot.
"To my partymates, I am happy to have worked with you. I know that our relationship will not end here. We will still be seeing each other, talks each other and work together for the betterment of our beloved city.
Casual employees with plantilla positions at the Bacolod City Hall have applied already for terminal leave pay, that covers their sick and vacation leaves. This is just preparing for the expected termination of their services with the start of the new administration on July 1.
Mayor-elect Monico Puentevella has announced in media interviews that he will review the status of the casual employees, with the purpose of cutting down the city governments expenses, when he assumes office on July 1.
As what he said during the campaign sorties, Bacolod City Vice-Mayor-elect Greg Gasataya yesterday said, he will introduce some innovations in the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) upon assumption of office on July 1.
He said this is to make the SP more transparent.
Gasataya also intends to improve the technological support in the SP to keep pace with the times.