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Silay Gov't & Habitat for Humanity Sign MOA for Housing Project

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:19

on Tue, 11/14/2017

Silay City Government and Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday for a multi-million housing project in Brgy. E Lopez, Silay City.

MOA Signing: From right, Lili Fuentes and Michael Meaney of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, Silay Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur Golez, Cong. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson and Francisco Benitez holding signed the memorandum of agreement between Silay City and HHPFI. Standing behind are housing stakeholders and legislators of Silay City, Habitat, and I-HOME Bacolod.*

The MOA signed by Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur Golez of Silay, and Michael Meaney, Managing Director of HHPF, covers the construction of an initial 100 units of cement-bamboo frame housing units in 10 months, with an estimated cost of about P45 million.

Third District Representative Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, who is the chair of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, and Lili Fuentes, project director of Habitat, signed as witnesses.

The duplexes will be constructed at BonBon Resettlement Project Phase 3, which was developed by the Silay City Government using financial assistance from the National Housing Authority under the LGU Resettlement Assistance Program.

In his message prior to the signing, Mayor Golez thanked Habitat for the project which he said will be a big help to the less fortunate brothers and sisters of the City.

For his part, Meaney, said he is looking forward to a strong partnership between Habitat and the City of Silay.

The MOA signed initially covers 100 units but Habitat is committed to raise funds to complete the construction of 546 housing units, including some community facilities.

Congressman Benitez welcomes the project and also shared some sustainable initiatives being piloted in some housing sites, such as, the provision of water to the households using solar-powered driven pumps.

Also present during the signing ceremony held at the Operations Center in Silay City were Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Francisco Benitez brother of Cong. Albee and President of the Philippine Women's University, Vice Mayor Joedith Gallego, City Administrator Ryan Montoro, and councilors Linda Caja and Tom Ledesma of the committee on housing.

Vice Governor Lacson said, he is glad to know that bamboo will be used in the project, citing that the province of Negros Occidental is currently have a strong advocacy to promote bamboo.

Meanwhile, E. B. Magalona Mayor Malacon, who was also present during the MOA signing, together with the municipal councilors, said he is hopeful that with their efforts in housing, in coordination with Municipal Planning Officer Erwin Poniado, they will also be future partners of Habitat

Other guests during the MOA signing also included Judges Dyna Trocio, Ana Bernad and Eunice Cuansing, and members of I-HOME-Bacolod.

Habitat Bacolod/Panay staff Ma. Victoria Abello, Silay Housing Authority Officer Alore Golez and her staff, and Marie June Pavillar-Castro, District Coordinator on Housing Concerns, assisted during the MOA signing and provided technical assistance support during several project meetings.*(Marie June Pavillar-Castro)

Source: Negros Daily Bulletin

Teach for the Philippines Program with Cong. Albee Benitez, Metro 3rd Mayors

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:21

November 10, 2017

Teach for the Philippines Program Presentation - Education plays a major role in reducing poverty and empower the lives of the people - with Cong. Albee Benitez, Ms. Margarita Delgado TFP Vice Chairman, Victorias City Mayor Francis Palanca, Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares, Silay Mark Golez.

Cong. Albee Benitez Tuigan nga Halad Kandila!

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:16

Posted October 31, 2017

of 3rd District, Negros Occidental
  • Brgy. Cansilayan MURCIA
  • Brgy. Zone 10, TALISAY CITY
  • Brgy. Rizal, SILAY CITY
  • Brgy. Tanza, EB MAGALONA
  • Inmates BJMP Victorias, Brgy. 2
  • Livelihood Core Group, Brgy. I

(Photos/text Lagrimas Berdin Lamason Silvestre)

Cong. Albee Benitez at National Convention of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA) in Davao

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:54

Posted October 28, 2017

"It is time for the government to open up its doors for the private sector in building homes, development new towns and urban renewal projects. The public-private partnership should be geared towards finding innovative solutions that will ultimately make accessible decent and affordable homes to Filipino families"

-- Cong. AlbeeBenitez during the National Convention of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA) in Davao

Cong. Albee Benitez Tuigan nga Palipay sa aton kauturan nga Inmates @ BJMP, Victorias City

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:27

Posted October 26, 2017

Showcasing their LIVELIHOOD PRODUCTS :

If you are looking for this product & want to help them please visit BJMP Victorias @ Brgy. 2, Victorias City under Punong Barangay RJ Sablan

(Photos/text Lagrimas Berdin Lamason Silvestre)

Cong. Albee Benitez Spoke at 65th National Convention of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:53

October 20, 2017

Rep. Albee Benitez spoke about the challenges in the power industry during the 65th National Convention of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers in SMX Convention Center in MOA, Pasay City.

Cong. Albee Benitez underscored the need to institutionalize competitive selection process for power supply agreements and the importance of switching to renewable energy.

Pre-Screening for Nikki Cares Surgical Mission Today at Silay Provincial Hospital

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:28

October 13, 2017

More than 500 residents of the Third District of Negros Occidental and some from other districts, with varied ailments that may require major surgery underwent pre-screening process today, October 13, 2017, at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

Nikki Benitez welcomes participants to the pre-screening and thanks supporters of the project.

The pre-screening is preparatory to the free surgical mission come November 23 to 26 by a team of medical specialists from the Makati Medical Center, organized by Dominique "Nikki" Lopez Benitez, wife of Congressman Alfredo Benitez.

BBBF Executive Director briefs the Makati Medical Center doctors before the start of the pre-screening. The volunteer doctors are Erwin Dizon, Natividad Soler, Fe Villafria, Joaquin Manalastas, Darryl Santiago and Michele Angela Meer Anievas.

The project dubbed "Nikki Cares: Libre nga Operasyon" gathered indigent residents with medical conditions like hernia, gall stones, ovarian cyst, goiter, myoma, others that may require major operation.

Providing full support to the project are the Silay City Government through Mayor Mark Golez, Betty Bantug Benitez Fooundation through Executive Director Mary Ann Dino, Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital through Chief of Hospital Dr. Girlie Pinongan and the District Office of Congressman Alfredo Benitez.*

PDP Laban Oath-Taking in Negros Occidental Gathers More than 10,000 New Members

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:26

October 5, 2017

More than 10,000 Negrenses from all over Negros Occidental were sworn-in today as new PDP Laban members in a  ceremony led by Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez who is also the  PDP Laban Secretary-General and Negros Occ. Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez.

The program held at the Victorias Coliseum in Victorias City was also attended by Representative Geraldine Roman of the First District of Bataan, Energy Secretary and PDP Laban National Vice-Chairman Alfonso Cusi,  and BIR Commissioner Atty. Clint Aranas who is also the PDP Laban National Treasurer.  Also present were Abang Lingkod Partylist Representative Stephen Paduano and Bacolod Congressman Greg Gasataya.

Joining the oath-taking ceremony were Provincial Board Members, several mayors, vice-mayors, councillors and barangay officials from cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental.*

Cong. Albee Benitez Meets ASEAN Para Games Chess Bronze Medalist

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:35

October 3, 2017

Rep. Albee Benitez got a special visitor this afternoon! Mr. Sander Severino, a native of Silay City, Negros Occidental, is a member of the Philippine National Para-Chess Team that competed and won BRONZE in chess in the recently concluded 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Congratulations, Sander! You make us proud!

TESDA STEP Training for Talisay, Murcia Beneficiaries

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:05

September 29, 2017

"Edukasyon, Partisipasyon, Determinasyon = ASENSO KA!

Engr. Pablo Cortez TESDA RTC Administrator -Talisay

Mr. Ernesto Duremdes - TESDA Trainer Service Engine Mechanical Component leading to Automotive

Romeo Pitallar - District Staff Asst. GCoor Murcia

Mr. Ronald Canson - TESDA Program Coordinator

Mr. Roger Menente - TESDA Trainer Service Engine Mechanical Component

Romeo Pitallar - Asst. Gcoor Murcia Trexia Betita Pangga Betita - P & S Staff Lagrimas Berdin Lamason Silvestre - P& S Head

photos Lagrimas Berdin Lamason Silvestre

E.B. Magalona Distributes Burial Assistance to First Beneficiaries

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:28

September 27, 2017

Photos www.ebmagalona.gov.ph

Cong. Albee Benitez Kampeon ng mga Maralitang Tagalungsod

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:38

September 27, 2017

Nakipagtalakayan si Cong. Albee Benitez kaninang hapon sa mga lider ng APOAMF na kumakatawan sa mga pamilyang apektado ng nakaambang demolisyon sa Manggahan Floodway. Tiniyak ni Cong. Albee Benitez na isusulong niya ang karapatan ng mga maralitang tagalungsod at informal settler families sa maayos na pabahay.

Photos Galo Glino III

TESDA in partnership with office of Cong. Albee Benitez Orient Victorias City & EB Magalona STEP Beneficiaries

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:22

September 22, 2017

Edukasyon, Partisipasyon, kag Determinasyon = @SENSO KA!
JO3 LUNIL JOHN D BANAYLO -Deputy Jail Warden who gave the message of J/SINSP ADRIANO D PARACUELLES -City Jail Warden

Lagrimas Berdin Lamason Silvestre District Staff Programs & Services Head
Liana Montepio - District Staff Victorias GCoor

Sir Ronald Canson - TESDA Training Coordinator
Victorias City TESDA STEP Beneficiaries - BJMP Inmates BJMP Personnels District Staffs of Cong. Albee Benitez

Sir Ronald with EB Magalona Beneficiaries
Benjie Villa - District Staff EB Magalona GCoor

* Photos Lagrimas Berdin Lamason Silvestre

Cong. Albee Benitez Kampeon ng Edukasyon

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:50

September 19, 2017

Rep. Albee Benitez joined Negros Occidental and Silay City DepEd officials and personnel earlier, spearheaded by Negros Occ. Schools Division Supt. Gladys Amylaine Sales, Silay City Schools Division Supt. Dr. Neri Anne Alibuyog, ASDS Dr. Lynee Penaflor, and Cheryl Tondo, Principal III, Victorias City National High School, in a benchmarking workshop-seminar on the 21st century classroom developed by the Department of Science and Technology.

Rep. Benitez believes that an ideal classroom should be equipped with innovative education technology to build a more conducive learning environment for students.

Around Metro3rd Today with Cong. Albee Benitez

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:38

September 15, 2017

At the Victorias City Hall, Cong. Albee Benitez together with Victorias Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca joined the signing of the Perpetual Right to Use Agreement for the donation of the 10-hectare lot by the Canetown Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Victorias Milling Company, as relocation area for informal settler families of Victorias City. Leading the signing are VMC president Eduardo Concepcion and CDC president Roy Hautea. The donation is part of their corporate social responsibility program.

Cong. Albee lauded the gesture of CDC and VMC as a milestone for the housing sector development not only in the Third District but for the province and the whole country, as the problem of informal settler families continue to grow. As chair of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, he noted that this development will provide government to design and plan for a viable and sustainable community that will include basic services and facilities for residents.

Mayor Palanca and Cong. Albee Benitez thanked CDC and VMC for the perpetual right to use agreement, as both underscored the mutually beneficial partnership for continuous community development. Witnessing the signing are the members of the Victorias City Council, Punong Barangays and the city department heads.

Cong. Albee met and hosted lunch for members of the national media covering the House beat at his home in Victorias City. The Congress media group visited Bacolod City and the Third District of Negros Occidental today.

Joining Cong. Albee and the Congressional Media Group is Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares.

Cong. Albee led the formal turn-over of the Barangay Alicante Multi-Purpose Building in E. B. Magalona. He is shown here cutting the ribbon with Punong Barangay Alan Matapaja.

Cong. Albee turns over the ceremonial key to the new Barangay Hall to PB Matapaja and EB Magalona officials led by Mayor Marvin Malacon.

The Alicante Barangay Hall is the first Multi-Purpose Building to be formally turned over to the officials of the municipality and the barangay this year. The blessing was officiated by Fr. Giovanni Garde.

The Alicante Barangay Hall is the first Multi-Purpose Building to be formally turned over to the officials of the municipality and the barangay this year. The blessing was officiated by Fr. Giovanni Garde.

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Cong. Albee urged the barangay officials to match the beautiful structure with equally efficient and effective service for constituents in the barangay. He reminded both officials and residents to take care of the building and to work hand in hand for the growth and development of the barangay.

Cong. Albee in a Dialogue with Tulong-Dunong Grantees

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 20:44

Mrs. Melina Monecillo of Barangay Lantad in Silay City, mother of an educational assistance beneficiary was not in the program but approached the organizers for a chance to thank Congressman Alfredo Benitez on stage. So Nanay Melina was called to say her brief pasalamat for the opportunity given her daughter, Angel who in 2015 graduated Cum Laude from STI-WNU with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Criminology.

Angel Monecillo is one of the more than 7,000 students from all over District Three in Negros Occidental who have successfully graduated from college under the educational assistance program of Congressman Benitez since his first term of office in 2010. Closely coordinating with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Congressman Benitez office is able to facilitate assistance for students enrolled in both public and private colleges in the District and in Bacolod City.

Last September 9 (Saturday), 2017 at the Silay City Plaza covered court, a total of 1,600 old and new grantees of the Tulong - Dunong Program met with Congressman Benitez for a dialogue and an orientation from CHED Region VI representatives on new guidelines of the program.

As the students met Congressman Benitez up close to extend their thanks, he reminded all the grantees to continue their studies seriously, graduate successfully and join the mainstream of productive citizens of the country. He also updated them of recent legislative initiatives to help strengthen the education system in the country – the implementation next year of free tuition in state universities and colleges and the installation of Wi-fi facilities in many public areas around the country that will boost the technical capability of Filipinos to cope with global trends.

CHED officials in the orientation were Cristy Laurente representing regional director Cesar Medina and Supervisor Ma. Karen Catalina Zaldivar.

Also present to be updated on the 2017 financial assistance guidelines are the scholarship program coordinators of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in Talisay City; Central Philippines State University and Colegio de Sta. Ana in Victorias City; Silay Institute; University of St. La Salle, Colegio de San Agustin, Bacolod City College and STI-WNU in Bacolod City; and Bago City College.

Silay City Mark Golez welcomed guests and participants to the orientation and dialogue.*

Cong. Albee Benitez @ 18th Minulu-an Festival

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 17:35

September 10, 2017

Cong. Albee Benitez and Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares III

* Photos Pio Talisay