Vice President Jejomar Binay is arriving in Silay City today for the awarding ceremonies of Housing and Urban Development at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Complex at 8:30 a.m.
Binay, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), and Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), will deliver a message at the last part of the ceremonies.
No less than President Noynoy Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay have approved the coal-fired power plant project in Cadiz City. Thus said Mayor Patrick Escalante of Cadiz City. It is expected to be finished in December 2014, according to Mayor Patrick Escalante.
Aside from that, Governor Alfredo Marañon has also endorsed the project especially since we are already starting to experience long brown outs these days.
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. will welcome presidents of premiere bar organizations in the Asia-Pacific region who will gather in Manila to take part in the 23rd Conference of the Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (POLA).
The conference will be held August 27 to 29 at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is host of this year’s conference, one of the highlights of the IBP’s 40th founding anniversary celebration. Vice President Binay will keynote the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, August 28, while Executive Secretary Ochoa will be at the welcome cocktails on Monday, August 27.
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has not completed its senatorial lineup for the 2013 midterm elections yet, it only has eight candidates so far, former Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri said Saturday.
Zubiri, who was in Bacolod, stressed that they would like to be known as alternative candidates. "We want to be known as ‘alternative candidates’ not ‘opposition candidates,’" he said.
Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan said here last Saturday he is committed to join the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar Binay in his reelection bid for the 2013 midterm elections, but he is also open to be adopted by the administration party.
"I am committed to UNA, but being an independent, if I will be adopted also by the administration slate, then I have no violent objections," Honasan, who was in Bacolod over the weekend, said.
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño said yesterday he is running for senator in the 2013 midterm elections, and if elected, he promised to help Negros Occidental.
Casiño said he will investigate the reported manipulation, and possibly cartelization, of oil prices among fuel companies in Negros, as the price of fuel here is higher than in other regions.
He said his main priority once elected as senator will be to lower the high prices of electricity and fuel.
The text messages circulated last Sunday that Vice president Jejomar Binay and his public affairs officer Erwin Maceda, son of former statesman Ernesto Maceda, are not coming to the"fake" Charter day celebration of Bacolod. It was a fake text message. Maceda arrived yesterday morning and even attended the mass at the new government center where he spoke..
Erwin Maceda, Political Affairs officer of the Office of the Vice President, yesterday said actually, the Vice President was ready to come to Bacolod City if not for the funeral of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He is leaving for Saudi Arabia to represent the country in the state funeral of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz al- Fayed, since it is their culture to bury their dead within 24 hours.
We are not opposition to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), thus said Mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay, Mayor of Makati, and the son of Vice President Jejomar Binay, during his meeting at the Nature’s Village with Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr and some mayors of Negros Occidental. In fact, he said, his father is a member of the official cabinet of the President, so he can not be considered an opposition.
Supposedly, Vice Pres. Binay will be with Gov. Marañon for the Pabahay Caravan Program, and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Development Mutual Fund and Governor Marañon.
The Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), chaired by Vice President Jejomar Binay, has turned over P18 million worth of assistance for housing projects in Western Visayas.
The checks were turned over by HUDCC secretary general Cecilia Alba, assisted by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Emilia Lanuza of Social Housing Finance Corporation, to target beneficiaries at the Pabahay Caravan at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City yesterday.