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SP extends deadline of business permit filing

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod, during its regular session yesterday, extended the deadline for the payment of business permits in the city, from January 20 to February 28, 2018.

This was confirmed by Councilor Caesar Distrito, Chairperson of the SP Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government who authored the extension of filing of business permits and the payment of the first quarter business tax.

“The extension will in effect exempt businesses that failed to secure business permits from payment of penalties and surcharges,” Distrito said.

SP conducts hearing on Bacolod’s of P2.25-B budget

The Committee on Appropriations and Finance of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has conducted the hearing for the 2018 Annual Budget of Bacolod City in the amount of P2.25 Billion and called for city departments to present and defend their budget.

Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, Chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance said that they have scheduled three hearings and invited all city departments and other government agencies so that the committee will be able to justify their budgets in the deliberation of the city council.

Bacolod Ready to Enforce Smoking Ban with 2-Pronged Approach

Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito said the city is implementing the Smoking Ban with two approaches to make it more effective.

Distrito said City Mayor Bing Leonardia had already issued an Executive Order convening the Bacolod Anti Smoking Taskforce.

The Taskforce is chaired by the Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Ed Cuansing representing the City Mayor, and co chaired by Coun. Caesar Distrito representing VM Elcid Familiaran.

CHED urged to fasttrack BCC’s free tuition

For the benefit of those who want to pursue college education but could not afford tuition fees, and of students currently enrolled at Bacolod City College College (BCC), members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod, through a resolution by Councilor Caesar Distrito, are requesting the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to fasttrack BCC’s accreditation.

According to Distrito, earlier this year, CHED and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) had released the guidelines on the granting of free tuition to students in state universities and colleges.

Distrito, Ramos, Ang, Rojas Respond to Gamboa’s Media Interview

Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito and three other Sanggunian members yesterday afternoon sent to media outlets a statement in response to Councilor Jun Gamboa’s statement in media interviews.

NDB is quoting the four councilors’ statement:

Nobody will question your sacred duty if it is within the provisions of the law and the internal rules of the Sanggunian.