Sagay City and the Municipality of Binalbagan were named Best Performing City and Municipality in the Province of Negros Occidental during the Pasidungog 2013 – Provincial Excellence in Governance Award, held at Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City, yesterday.
The awarding ceremony was spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)–Negros Occ. headed by Dir. Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.
The Pasidungog 2013 is DILG’s program aimed at recognizing local government units that showed exemplary performance and innovations.
Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. giving away relief goods at Barangay Paitan, Escalante City last Saturday.*
First time in the history of VMA Global College that the provincial government of Negros Occidental has forged an agreement for a study now pay later project benefitting the students from far flung areas of the province. The project is a tripartite endeavor between VMA Global College, Negros Occidental provincial government, and the management of Marlow Navigation, Inc. There are 54 students presently benefitting the program.
Through the memorandum of agreement (MOA) that the representatives of each organization have signed, they committing to extend assistance to the students. On the part of the Negros Occidental government represented by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., he committed to pay the tuition and other school fees of the students. VMA shall provide the necessary educational inputs to the scholars, while Marlow Navigation committed to handle the cadetship training onboard their vessels, and hire them after graduation.
tting 54 students in BS Maritime courses at VMA Global College, three agencies agreed. (left photo) Marlow Navigation, Inc. represented by Capt. Rolando Ormas, manager, Cadet Development Department, and company president Capt. Leopoldo Tenorio; Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Sr., and Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, president, VMA Global College. Witnesses are student scholars and Orola sisters, and other school officials (center photo).*(EBColmo)
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed the study tour group composed of 24 students from OISCA Senior High School in Hamamatsu City, Japan as they paid a courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday.
The tour aims to allow students to learn and increase their awareness about environmental conservation and international cooperation activities being implemented overseas, as well as to deepen their understanding of the Philippines through exposure to local people.
The group is set to visit public high schools in Negros Occidental and participate in a homestay program in Sagay City where they will also have a tree planting activity and visit to the popular Carbin Reef in the city.
No prisoners from Leytre nor pirates that landed in northern Negros Occidental.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday dismissed rumors on a "pirate attack" in northern Negros Occidental over the weekend, and advised Negrenses to check the reports with the police first instead of panicking.
"There are no pirates," he stressed, when asked of the veracity of the rumors. "My advice to the people is to verify the reports first with the police," he added.
About 200 residents of Punta Roma in Brgy. Old Sagay in Sagay City fled their homes Friday night following reports that "pirates" have "invaded" their village and were killing people.
Some funds from the P184-million Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) purportedly released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to the provincial government of Negros Occidental from January 2010 to October 2013 have not been received by the Provincial Capitol.
Provincial accountant Merly Fortu revealed this development in an interview yesterday, adding that they have yet to verify with the DBM some allocations that were stated in the department’s Statement of Fund Releases, but were not in the list of the Provincial Capitol.
More food and dry goods are sold at the Christmas Weekend Market sa Kapitolyo, which opened last Friday, December 6, 2013 at the PNB Fountain Area along Lacson Street in Bacolod City.
Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito, chair, committee on laws, governance and ordinances, recommended to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod, the reclassification of the Negros First Cybercentre, located at the Paglaum Sports Complex along Libertad Street, as a commercial area.
The recommendation of Distrito was the result of committee a hearing, acting on the request of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. for the reclassification of the area as commercial.
According to Distrito, the representative of the Office of the Governor, Ms. Cely Carman Trio, emphasized during the committee hearing, that the Philippine Economic Zoning Authority (PEZA) requires that the property for the Cybercentre should be classified as commercial area, the reason why the Governor is asking for the reclassification.
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. together with Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer and Vice-Mayor Luis Jacky Jalandoni III spearheaded the mass oathtaking of the newly elected Punong Barangays and Kagawads of La Carlota City at the city’s Gymnasium yesterday.
Present were DILG’s Marissa Costelo, SPMs Karen L. Aguirre, Dr. Rex Jalando-on, Amalia Aguirre, Zaldy Pernito, Jose Luis Jalandoni, Manuel Badillo, John Badillo, Jacob Liansing, Jaime Mariño and David T. Baga Jr.
"If there is unity there is progress, peace and harmony. You are the frontliners in the delivery of basic social services to our people," Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, in his inspirational message said. "We in the Provincial Government are doing our best to help and set aside programs for the upliftment of the lives of our people. We focus our attention to Health Care Services. In Negros Occidental Comprehensive Insurance Plan more than 50,000 out of our target of 200,000 availed of the hospitalization benefits. About 90% to 100% hospitalization were paid," the Governor said.