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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.

Sanggunian to Tackle New RPT Proposal

The Proposed Schedule of Market Values for RPT of the City of Bacolod has been endorsed to the Sangguniang Panlungsod recently by the City Assessor after it was published in local dailies.

The Proposal was endorsed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia after it was published in local dailies, and reviewed by the Regional Director of the Department of Finance.

Bacolod SP Minority Bloc Welcomes Committee Changes

As reorganization in the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City finalizes in assigning them to different committees, Councilors Alex Paglumotan, Carl Lopez and Caesar Distrito, who belong to the minority group in the Bacolod SP, express thanks to the Bacolodnons for supporting them while they were serving as chairman of their respective committees. Paglumotan chaired the committee on education; Carl Lopez on agriculture and environment, and Distrito as committee on laws, ordinances and good government; as well as Urban Planning and Development committee.


Councilor Carl Lopez with DRRM head Rufino Alcala and GSO head Jerome Solinap with marine mechanic Renato Ferrer during the formal acceptance of the patrol boat. All its accessories have been certified complete by Alcala and LopeZ’ representative, Ferrer. This was contrary to earlier claims that there were allegedly missing accessories as reported to the media. BFAR director had sent a letter to Lopez informing him that they will be sending a marine engineer and mechanic to train Bantay Dagat on the actual use and maintenance of the vessel, and ensure its sea worthiness and top condition.
Lopez thanks "God for this blessing that will help our marginalized fishermen by patrolling the seas against illegal and dynamite fishing."*

They said they will still work and serve the people of Bacolod in whatever committee assigned to them.

Mayor Monico Seeks Repeal of Local Enterprise Ordinance

Bacolod Mayor Monico O. Puentevella asks the Sangguniang Panlungsod to repeal City Ordinance No. 563, otherwise known as the "Local Enterprise Ordinance of 2010".

C.O. No. 563 was authored by Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, with Councilors Em L. Ang and Al Victor A. Espino as co-proponents.


BACOLOD CITY Mayor Monico Puentevella with Office of Civil Defence Region 6, Regional Director Rosario Cabrera and DILG Region 6, Assistant regional Director Margie Biligan during the Provincial Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) for Local Chief Executives.*(CMO-PIO photo)

It is an ordinance creating, establishing and developing local economic enterprise covering the City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (CCLDO), Bacolod City College (BCC), Bacolod Housing Authority Office (BHAO), City Veterinary Office and Slaughterhouse, and the operation of markets.