Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod city approved the supplemental budget requested by Mayor Monico Puentevella amounting to P94,990,800.00.
According to Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya, this is a compilation of all the appropriation ordinances passed by the SP since July as required by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). They are no longer appropriating the amount but just authorizing the supplemental budget which had already been approved by the SP, he said.
Gasataya said the appropriation ordinances include those they had passed amounting to P50 million, P40 million, P4.8 million and P123,000.
This means that the city has money left because the total appropriation ordinances passed by the SP has reached P94.9 million. This is aside from the recent appropriation ordinance they had approved the other day for the Performance Enhancement Incentive (PEI) of regular and plantilla casuals of the city.
Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., last December 3, 2013, presided the first public hearing for his proposed ordinance creating a council primarily tasked to monitor the supply and quality of Bacolod City’s drinking water.
Officially named "An ordinance creating the Bacolod City Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Council," Gamboa’s proposed ordinance seeks to implement the prescribed standards and procedures in ensuring water quality through laboratory analysis and monitoring as prescribed by the Sanitary Code of the Philippines (PD 856) and the Philippine Clean Water Act (RA 9275).
Councilor Wilson C. Gamboa, Jr. presiding last December 3, 2013 the first public hearing for his proposed ordinance creating a council that would monitor the supply and quality of Bacolod City’s drinking water.*
Bacolod City Councilor Carl Lopez and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte met at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao on November 28, 2013 on the invitation of Vice Mayor Pablo Duterte.
Lopez was in Davao City on official travel at the invitation of Vice Mayor Pablo Duterte to discuss best practices in environmental programs as well as to strengthen ties between the two cities through an exchange of knowledge on traffic regulation and tourism promotions.
At the meeting, Lopez expressed his desire to organize a Negros Trade Fair in Davao at the city’s major festival.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, on the other hand, gave his support to Lopez’ Clean River and Coastal Ordinance that is being implemented beginning with the Sum-ag river clean up, an initiative supported by the DENR and Department of Tourism Regional offices.
In addition to the P 22-million housing assistance for victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Negros Occidental, the Provincial Capitol will allocate P13.7 million more to fully cover the number of 11,871 destroyed houses.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) yesterday approved the resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) seeking an additional P13.7 million for the shelter assistance for the victims of the super typhoon.
The PDRRMC, on their level, approved the re-alignment or re-programming of its Fund Investment Plan for 2013 and Special Trust Fund of the provincial government, for the said additional assistance.
A police officer assigned at Negros Occidental Police Public Safety Company (NOPPSC) and his back rider was hurt after their motorcycle accidentally bumped against an oncoming truck about 8:30AM, Tuesday in Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town.
Traffic reports said PO1 Juanito Lambating and back rider Rojan Palomar, 25, of San Carlos City were on board a Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control while maneuvering a sharp curve at Kilometer 40, Purok Tuburan, Brgy. Pandanon, DSB and collided against a Fuso truck with plate number FDG 498 driven by July Bansiloy, 27, of DSB. The truck was traversing from the opposite direction where the motorcycle was running.
A local of Candoni town was rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City after sustaining multiple hack and stab wounds inflicted allegedly by his neighbors following a disagreement about 7AM, Tuesday.
Police investigation revealed Michael Palma, 37, of Purok Orchids, Brgy. Haba, Candoni had an argument with Rodito Roscas, 58, and chief barangay tanod of the area. The former allegedly ran towards his house and took a .357 caliber revolver.
Indigents being fed by BHW Dolores
Brgy. 10 Kagawad Archer Cutanda sponsored by Loving Rose Mission, Inc. of Canada held a Feeding Program in the area recently for children and indigents.
Barangay 10 Feeding committee (l-r) Barangay Health Worker Dolores Nipales, Mercy Quijano, Archer Cutanda, nabs W. Henry O. Streegan and Jonah Espares.*
Silay City’s award-winning Christmas Village will be formally opened on December 8, Sunday, 7:30 pm (after the last evening mass) at Silay City public plaza.
This year’s celebration is centered on the theme: ‘Hope, Peace, Unity and Prosperity’ and will remain open to the public until January 6, 2014.
The switch-on ceremony at the covered court will be led by City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Vice-Mayor Mark Golez, city councilors and public officials.
Silay City’s ‘White Christmas Village’ last 2012 was named as one of the Best Tourism Events in the country (Arts and Culture Category), awarded by the Department of Tourism and Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines.*(Aldwin Dalpatan)
Immediately after the ceremony, ‘Paskua Sinadya sa Silay’, a variety show depicting the story of Christmas will be shown onstage featuring performances from the Hugyaw Silay Dancers and Kabataang Silay Rondalla.
Event: The SM Store Donates P4.5-M to the Loboc Children’s Choir and the St. Peter The Apostle Parish Church in Loboc, Bohol
The country’s top retailer, The SM Store, has donated P4 million for the rehabilitation of the St. Peter the Apostle Parish Church in Loboc, Bohol which is considered one of the country’s "National Cultural Treasures". The Church was heavily damaged when the 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Cebu and Bohol provinces on October 15, 2013. The amount is the biggest donation received from the private sector to date for the rehabilitation of Bohol Churches severely damaged during the earthquake. This significant donation to Loboc Church was announced at the end of a Thanksgiving Concert by the Loboc Children’s Choir held at the SM City Cebu Northwing last Sunday, December 1st. The Thanksgiving Concert was part of SM City Cebu’s 20th year anniversary celebration, "Celebrating 20 and Helping Rebuild Communities". At the same event, The SM Store also handed a donation of P500,000 to Loboc Children’s Choir to assist in the choir’s scholarship programs, allowances, and other needs. The Loboc Church is the "home" of the Loboc Children’s Choir.
(1st and 2nd from lef) Marissa Fernan, vice president of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and Evelyn Lim, SVP of Multi-Stores Corporation-The SM Store present a check of P4 Million to Alma Fernando and Lutgardo Labad (3rd and 4th), founder and business manager of the Loboc Children’s Choir, respectively. Behind them, the Loboc Children’s Choir also hold a check donation of P500,000.*