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Hundreds Join Sum-ag River Clean-up

Around 350 volunteers helped out in cleaning up the Sum-ag river in Bacolod City Friday morning.

Councilor Carl Lopez and students from Visayan Maritime Academy with sacks of collected trash from the Sum-ag River during the Sum-ag River clean-up, May 30, 2014.*

This effort to rehabilitate the river was initiated by ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director Gina Lopez and Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez in the hope of reviving its once pristine waters and rich marine life.

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.

Councilor Lopez to Launch the C.L.E.A.N Program

The CLEAN (Carl Lopez Environment And Natural protection program) of Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez will be launched at the Sum-ag River tomorrow, Friday, May 30, at Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City.

Bacolod Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez said the program will jump start the implementation of various ordinances he had authored related to environment protection and other green practices.

These are the Clean River and Coastal; and Waterways, Groundwater Protection, Septage Management; Coas-tal Resource Management Plan; and the Organic Agriculture ordinances, he said.

City Hall Won’t Accept Patrol Boat

The controversial patrol boat donated by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) years ago to the City Government of Bacolod - through the effort of Councilor Carl Lopez, was not accepted yesterday afternoon by City Hall.

THESE ARE JUST AMONG PHOTOGRAPHS taken yesterday morning at about 9 o’clock by Executive Assistant to the Bacolod Mayor, Butch Ebreo, saying the controversial patrol boat and dumptruck were being kept in a compound he suspects belongs to Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez.*

Cong. Leonardia Defends Councilor Lopez on Donated Equipments

"Councilor Carl Lopez should be lauded instead of persecuted, and his good efforts should not be discolored by dirty politics." Thus said Bacolod Congressman Evelio Leonardia when asked about the donated properties to the city through Councilor Lopez. He said, the truck, e-tryke, and patrol boat came about to Bacolod City at the initiative of Carl Lopez. I gave Lopez some degree of supervision over these properties, after all, it was not for his personal and exclusive use, but these units were used for the public in general."