W. Henry O. Streegan, a columnist of Negros Daily Bulletin, and civic leader, yesterday decried the gross and inhuman injustice that would be directed at Ms. Salvacion Mesa, a Day Care Worker whose services would be terminated by Villamonte Brgy. Captain Friday, sometime before the end of the year.
The main reason: POLITICS!
Ms. Mesa has been a Day Care Worker of Bacolod City for almost twenty five years. She was employed by the City in 1989 as a job order employee and assigned to Purok Hervias II, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City. She, a spinster, spent the best years of her life training, educating young children to become responsive and responsible citizens of our society.
When Joy Valdez was the City Mayor, Ms. Mesa was upgraded as a plantilla casual worker because of her excellent performance, however, during Mayor Evelio Leonardia reverted her back as a Job Order employee during the first year of his 9-year stint in office.
Is he a legislator of Bacolod City, or, perhaps a pseudo mayor as evidenced by the "DIRECTIVES" he issued last September 13, 2013?
This blatant ignorance of Councilor Carl Lopez on his mandated duties and responsibilities as a member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod as certain "DIRECTIVES" saw the light of day ONLY BECAUSE of the inquiry of Capt. Benedicto A. Villarias Jr. on whether the said "DIRECTIVES" of Councilor/Mayor Carl Lopez had the concurrence/approval of the SP re: concerning "TRUCK BAN EXEMPTIONS"!
We are now really confused on WHO OR WHAT COUNCILOR CARL LOPEZ REALLY IS: A LEGISLATOR OR AN IMPOSTOR MAYOR?
His apparent arrogance and ignorance of who he is really is further aggravated by the fact that he, himself, solely, WROTE LETTER OF EXEMPTIONS ON THE TRUCK BAN without perhaps knowing the ramifications of his actions!
Last December 1 we were invited by our Prima Pining Palma vda. de Ticar to attend the blessing of the restaurant of her children John Edgar B. Javelosa and his wife Reina Ticar Javelosa.
The restaurant is La Peral Foods located at Osmeña St. Victorias City. It can be easily located as it is fronting the Roman Catholic Church in Victorias City and it is on a highway. The name is in honor of their late father Dr. Evelio G. Javelosa.
I am impressed of the decor of the restaurant. It is with class just like the Rinjin Restaurant of Geov Agustin in Bacolod.
The opening of the restaurant is one good thing for me; for everytime I have visitors we pick up at the port or the airport, we find it hard to look for a class restaurant or coffee shop in Victorias.
"Once upon a time there was a man who couldn’t find God. All the people lived on the plains and they were like people everywhere, some bad and some good. A man named John Shayo lived in the valley. He was a faithful Christian and participated in his small Armani Christian community, helping the poor and needy, especially the lepers who lived on the slope. But in the valley itself there was discord, thieves and tricksters walked about openly. There was fighting, witchcraft and lying. Finally John decided to move, saying to himself, "God isn’t here. God is the Unsurpassed Great Spirit who doesn’t like fighting and discord. He wants peace and harmonious relationships in his human family." John saw a mountain in the distance and thought, "ah, God our Great Ancestor must live up there in the quiet and peace. I will go and find God."
It took a long time, days and days, until he reached the mountain, and then he undertook the arduous climb in the burning equatorial sun. Late one day he rested by the side of the footpath. He was startled to see a bearded stranger with a staff making his way down the mountain. "Jambo!" they greeted each other. "What is the news?" John told him he was on his way up the mountain to see God the Creator and Source. The traveler said he was on his way down the mountain to live with all the people below. They talked as was the custom and parted with the greeting, "Goodbye until we meet again." As he continued his climb, John thought of the man and admired him. He spoke well. John wondered why he was going down to the valley.
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7680] 09094618856: Mayo na lang na nga mama’s boy sang sa mga tawo nga wala kabalaslan kag kawatan, Himamaylan NHS.
7679] 09362449102: We, the Senior Citizens of Bacolod, are appealing to our beloved Mayor Monico Puentevella for his highest sense of human consideration to help us avail the 20% discount on medical and dental services, diagnostic & laboratory fees in private facilities as provided for under RA 9257. Also the mayor’s help to effect the exact but not the circumvented 20% discount as being practiced by most of the drugstores in the city.
*7678] 09228562380: PNOY government getting a lot of flak for the way treating Manny Pacquiao tax case, who’s considered almost a national hero to the nation. WHEN Colombia Zuluaga won Miss Universe title in 1958, our Philippine government built her a mansion, had a national holiday for her success and declared her tax-exempt for life. Pacquiao has brought pride and glory to our country many times and look how our goverment is treating him.
7677] 0939997045552: Bacolod Mayor Monico kon mahimo kalimti na ang imo pagka-benggatibo sa imo mga ka-away sa pulitika para sa ka-ayuhan sang siyudad. Wala ikaw ginboto sang mga Bacolodnon para la-ison kag timalusan mo sila. Pangpersonal pa ina ang imo pagalagson ang imo mga kasumpong. Mayor, hoy gising!
**7676] 09362449110: Kaya dumarami ang imbi at bulok na pulitiko sa Pilipinas dahil sa matagal-tagal pa silang makakasuhan sa bagal ng sistema ng hustisya sa bansa. Dahil dito nangangamba ang marami na maaring matabunan lamang ang mga kaso ng mga local government official sapagkat abala ang Ombudsman sa high profile at mas malalaking kaso kung saan sangkot ang mga national official at kinapapalooban ng multi-bilyong pisong katiwalian. Dapat ay makagawa ng pagbabago ang Ombudsman at Sandiganbayan kung paano mareresolba agad ang lahat ng kaso, malaki man o maliit, na nasa kanilang tanggapan.
The 4-year Radiologic Technology course in Riverside College, Bacolod City, leading to the degree, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology offers its graduates a lot of opportunities locally and in the international field.
The objective of the course is to be able to provide the country and worldwide with dynamic, competent, socially-conscious, and ethical Radio Technologists concerned with the state-of-the-art scientific techniques in medical imaging and therapy.
ALL EMPLOYED RMC. (l-r) Kyra Beatriz Lopez, March 2012; Annilyn Madreña, 2012; Toni-An Agudaña-2012
"Radtechs" as they are often called in the health profession, have been and will continue to be in great demand in health institutions and clinics as scientific advancements are developed in the various physical principles involved in diagnostic imaging, and therapeutic applications.
Due to the alarming reports on teen age pregnancy, Councilor Em Ang authored an ordinance institutionalizing a teenage pregnancy prevention program in the City of Bacolod, which was approved for its first reading during the mid week session of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod.
According to Coun. Ang, there is increasing number of teen age pregnancies in the country, and that, Philippines ranks number 3 in Southeast Asia.
In a span of 10 years, records show that teenage pregnancies in the Philippines ballooned from 114,205 in 1999 to 195,662 in 2009, which is equivalent to 70%.
Data shows that 9.5% of women aged 15 to 19 in the Philippines have begun childbearing, where 7.4 percent are already mothers and 2.1percent are pregnant with their first child.
Bacolod City is not spared from this situation, because as per record in the Department of Education (DEPED), Bacolod City Health Office, and the Population Office,there are three barangays where teenage pregnancy is alarming.
Police authorities in La Carlota City arrested a suspected bus thief over the weekend and recovered the remaining part of the stolen cash from the vehicle’s passenger.
PSInsp. Gary Alan V. Resuma, La Carlota City Police officer-in-charge apprehended Angelo Lingco, 31, of Dela Rama St., Brgy. 2, for allegedly stealing the P44, 000 cash of Rodolfo Nonar, 42, of Brgy. Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla.
Initial investigation said, Nonar was on board a Ceres bus to Canlaon City and was in the area of Brgy. Haguimit in La Carlota City when he discovered that his money from the sale of his sugarcane and placed inside the lower pocket of his short pants was gone.
He then reported the incident to the police station and identified the suspect through the rogues’ gallery of the police. Pursuit operation by Resuma led to the apprehension of the suspect inside his live-in partner’s house at Zone 5, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Valladolid.
Governor Alfedo G. Marañon, Jr. led the opening of the Christmas Weekend sa Kapitolyo and ceremonial switch-on of lights, yesterday together with Board Member Victor Javellana, 303rd IB PA Commander Col. Jon Aying, NOPPO Director PSSupt. Milko Lirazan, Provincial Department Heads and employees, other government agencies and farmers.
The governor also distributed a total of 1,816 bags of palay worth P2,179,200 and 109 bags of corn worth P196,200 to 2,448 rice and 153 corn farmers from Candoni, Hinobaan, Sipalay, Cauayan, Ilog, Kabankalan, Himamaylan, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Salvador Benedicto, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Binalbagan and Bago City.
By Clauden Mae Genanda
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella gave P10,000 check and Brilyante Plaque in behalf of Bacolodnon last Thursday to WBO Light Flyweight World Champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and WBO Minimumweight World Champion Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo, as an honor for their exemplary work and significant contribution as an outstanding Bacolodnon in the field sports given at the ceremonial hall of Bacolod City Government Center.
Nietes defeated Mexican Sammy Gutierrez via a third round TKO while Sabillo retained his minimumweight belt in a split draw against Nicaraguan bruiser Carlos Buitrago.