The Department of Agriculture (DA) has committed an assistance of P16.53 million to Negros Occidental, for the province’s rehabilitation efforts for areas damaged and farmers affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
Provincial veterinarian Renante Decena disclosed this development Friday, adding that the DA’s assistance is part of the intervention of the national government for the rehabilitation of typhoon-affected areas and industries.
Decena said that of the amount, P8.43 million will be for animal dispersal, P5.6 million for pasture rehabilitation and P2.5 million for the repair of animal breeding centers.
DepEd–Silay spearheads in conducting ‘Capability and Partnership Building for IPED Implementers, Local Government, IP Communities, Civil Society and other Educational Stakeholders’.
This seminar-workshop on the education for the indigenous people (IPs) will be conducted at the division conference hall, Sibato Integrated School, and Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center on December 5 and 6.
Dep Ed – Silay focal person on IPs is Florinda D. Artajo, EPS-Araling Panlipunan and she is assisted by Rommel Fuentes, Ariel de los Reyes and Randy Quiapo.
Included topics are Indigenous People Situationer, D.O. 62 s. of 2011 Statement and Principles, IPRA Law, IPED and K to 12 Program, Significant Role of Elder and Culture Bearers in the Transmission of IKSP Towards the Younger Generation, Indigenous Learning System, and Education in the Community Life Cycle.
Some funds from the P184-million Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) purportedly released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to the provincial government of Negros Occidental from January 2010 to October 2013 have not been received by the Provincial Capitol.
Provincial accountant Merly Fortu revealed this development in an interview yesterday, adding that they have yet to verify with the DBM some allocations that were stated in the department’s Statement of Fund Releases, but were not in the list of the Provincial Capitol.
Barangay officials of Talisay City gathered at the City’s Public Plaza for the mass oath taking ceremony yesterday, Dec. 1 after assuming their respective posts last Saturday at 12:01pm. Talisay City, comprised of 27 Barangays, filled the Public Plaza with members of the respective Barangay Councils led by their Punong Barangays. Former SK Federation Chair, now Kagawad of Barangay Matab-ang Rj Tuvilla in her welcome remarks, said that politics is over and now is the time for everyone to work for the betterment of their respective Barangays.
Mayor Eric Saratan along with Vice Mayor Neil Lizares led the mass oath taking ceremonies. Mayor Saratan says the elections being the venue for the people to choose will also be the chance of the Barangay Officials to fulfill their promises to their constituents during their campaign trail. The Mayor also stressed that for the new entrants in the Barangay; they should work hard and show their community that they are worth every vote.
Mayor Eric Saratan administers the oath of office to 27 Punong Barangays of Talisay City at the City’s Public Plaza yesterday.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
A 20 toner truck carrying additional relief goods such as food, water, clothing and medicines was sent to the survivors of the super typhoon Yolanda to Tacloban City by the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade (CVFB). It has been weeks after the typhoon, but the continued relief mission to assist the survivors is still a need, said Bryant Lao, Fire Chief of CVFB when they were distributing relief goods yesterday. The CVFB has also gone to the stricken areas in Panay as well as the northern part of Negros for the relief missions.
The donations keep on coming and volunteers from the ranks of its members as well as non-members of the brigade are being sorted and prepared for distribution at the CVFB Base at the Capitol Shopping Center.
Lao also lauded the efforts of private groups and individuals who came to volunteer in sorting the donated items and have them packed individually. Lao also thanked Mayor Alfred Romualdez for welcoming their group in Tacloban.
It is through education that our children and the youths can have a better life in the future, and for our country to achieve national development, thus said Bacolod Vice Mayor Greg G. Gasataya.
This developed after officers of the Boys and Girls Week were sworn in recently which Gasataya said, he was a boy councilor in 1987 then, representing the Maranatha Baptist High School where he graduated class valedictorian.
The youth is government’s pillar towards achieving national development and such, through education, it will be their road to success, Gasataya said.
More food and dry goods are sold at the Christmas Weekend Market sa Kapitolyo, which opened last Friday, December 6, 2013 at the PNB Fountain Area along Lacson Street in Bacolod City.
Twenty-three individual and group awards were received by the USLS’ Communication Department’s The LEAD Publications and the official student publication, The Spectrum, in the Philippine Information Agency-Region VI’s College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards 2013 held on November 28 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel in Iloilo City.
The said event was attended by about 300 student journalists in various publications in Western Visayas.
Members of The LEAD Publications and Miss COPRE Sherizze Acot and Mr. COPRE 2nd Runner-up Robert Lesterio in their Festival Costume.*
Graciano Lopez Jaena Award was given to The LEAD Publications after placing 1st in Best Departmental Paper in 2011, 2012 and this year.
Ceres Transport Dethrones Dynamic Builders, 1-0
Ceres Transport Football Club dethroned defending champion Dynamic Builders FC, 1-nil, during the 3rd Conference of North Football League (NFL) finals at the North Point pitch in Talisay City last Sunday.
Both clubs came out with a classic performance during the first half of the match as offense and defense toughen on each ends – ending the 45 minutes scrimmage on a scoreless draw.
In the second half, Nonoy Fegidero – mentored Ceres FC made some adjustments in which paved way to several offense attacks, before eventual "Most Valuable Player" Janrick Soriano scored the winning goal in the 60th minute.
Two elementary students from St. John’s Institute (SJI) won bronze medals in their events respectively in the 10th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) for Primary Students on November 25 to 29, 2013 at Royale Tagaytay Country Club in Alfonso, Cavite City.
Raymundo Carlo Masbano, a grade 6 pupil won the bronze medal in science category, while Robert Gerard Uy in the math category.
They were part of the 62 medals won by the Philippines, where about 450 elementary students competed in the contest participated by 15 countries: Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.