KIKO BENITEZ TO CONGRESS. Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano also presented Dr. Francisco "Kiko" Benitez as the successor of Congressman Alfredo “Albee" Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental, during Albee’s birthday on December 20*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
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STOP OR GO? This traffic signal light system simultaneously displays the green (go) and the red (stop) lights. It's been this way for months now, at Bacolod’s Hernaez-Locsin intersection (right side, going to Libertad market from Cyber Centre). Don't wait for a smash up before fixing this. *(Arman Toga photo)
This was how Vice President for Academic Affairs Elsa C. Streegan reflected on her half a century “apostolado” as an educator during her last office day at Riverside College. She was preparing the office last December 20, 2017 to be vacated; she is retiring which is a move that creates a sense of vacuum to many but that simple teacher-like and motherly warmth she exuded in every bit of her stay at the College would surely remain a legacy.
Souvenir photo of some College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Members with VPAA Elsa Streegan (middle) and Dr. Ervie Gallespen (back, left). Faculty members from left to right are Gil Severino, Nenelyn de la Fuente, Streegan, An Rojales, Marilou Cortez, and Jo Garin (back).* (contributed photo)
A Day to Remember
A brief but memorable moment for recollection and renewal of commitment to keep up with the demands of continued coverage of significant news and events that affect the lives of people in the community, were among the focus of attention among both young and old staffers of the Negros Daily Bulletin during the paper's historic yearly celebration of Christmas last December 22.
Staff members and personnel of the Negros Daily Bulletin Family during their 2017 Christmas Party Celebration pose for souvenir in group pictorials at the NDB editorial office last Friday afternoon.*
The Social Security System (SSS) in Negros Occidental gears up for the implementation of real-time posting of contribution payments in January 2018 as part of its continued process improvements.
SSS-Bacolod Senior Communications Analyst Atty. Janice Diaz noted that this is vital as contribution payments should be recorded in a prompt and correct manner. Further, this eases transaction of benefit claims and loan proceeds among members and their beneficiaries.
Atty. Diaz added that SSS benefits and loans are based on the contribution of members and their employers.
Secure your house before you leave this holiday season, the Philippine National Police (PNP) appeals.
PUBLIC SAFETY. PInsp. Charmae De Paz, Information Officer of the Negros Occ. Provincial Police Office (NOCPPO) talks about public safety during the recent meeting of the Negros Association of Government Information Officers and Liaisons, NAGIOL.* (Lljr-PIA6)
A top GSIS official is urging its members to regularly update their membership data in the state insurance fund.
During a recent briefing for PIA Information Officers, Iloilo GSIS manager Eleanor Gregorio said they are appealing to members to help the office in maintaining and updating their records.
She said members’ contact numbers, for example, are among items that can be updated and accessed using their Unified Multi-Purpose ID.
Exchange your coins into paper bills
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reminding those who are in possession of old peso bills, those released in 1985 and lost monetary value since July, to have those swapped with new banknotes before 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 29.
At the same time, BSP Senior Research Specialist Randy Bolves is urging the public to exchange their coins into paper bills, to enable BSP and the banks to recirculate loose coins than leaving them in cans, bottles and coin banks.