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Bacolod SP Urges Legal Compliance of New BACIWA Wells

The Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) approved a resolution filed by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. last July 12, 2017 enjoining the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) to comply with all environmental and other related laws in the operation of existing and construction of six (6) new production wells.

The Gamboa Resolution detailed various legal provisions for BACIWA to comply, among others these are, Section 4 of Presidential Decree 1856, Article 13 of the Water Code of the Philippines, Section 26 of the Local Government Code, Section 27 of the Local Government Code.

Gamboa to Distrito: ‘It is my sacred duty to call for a public hearing’

“I owe it to the people of Bacolod City that when confronted with issues concerning their interest and welfare, I will be a Councilor who will be judicious, apprised, properly informed and enlightened,” Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. said yesterday after fellow Councilor Caesar Distrito issued statement criticizing him for conducting a public hearing last November 9, 2017.

He stressed, “There is no rule or any provision in the Internal Rules or any Laws that prohibits any member of the Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) to conduct a public hearing on matters involving public interest, moreso, if the issue is related to his/her committee.”

Gamboa, currently chairman of the SP Committee on History, Culture and Arts conducted a public hearing on the proposed House Bill no. 5857 declaring June 18 of every year as the Bacolod City Charter Day, instead of October 19 of every year (R.A. 7724), filed by Bacolod Congressman Greg Gasataya.

Public Hearing Set Today on June 18 as Bacolod Charter Day

A public hearing on declaring every 18th day of June in Bacolod as a Special Non-Working Public Holiday to be known as Bacolod’s Charter Day, will be held at 9:00 a.m. today, November 9.

Councilor Jun Gamboa said the hearing is on the proposed House Bill No. 5875, known as “An Act Declaring the 18th Day of the Month of June of Every Year a Special Non Working Public Holiday in the City of Bacolod to be Known as “Bacolod City Charter Day”.

Bacolod Celebrates Centuries-old Friendship with Japan

Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. on Monday placed a spotlight on the centuries-old historical accounts of Japanese settlement in the Philippines recorded as early as the 12th century and on the highest regard of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal to Japanese value system during his 1888 visit to Japan.

PHIL-JAP. Bacolod Councilor Jun Gamboa, author of the Bacolod Japan Friendship Day Ordinance, joins the Sept. 11 Philippine Japanese Cultural Presentation of the Bacolod City Tourism Week at the Bacolod Government Center. In photo are City Administrator Atty. John Orola, Councilors Em Ang, Bartolome Orola, City Tourism Officer Butch Gerasmo, and guests Mr. Shigemi Watanabe (OISCA), Momo Yumoto, Osamo Aisaka, Yoshiaki Kato, Teruko Tajima, and Katsuhiro Yamaguchi.*(CMO-Tech Photo)