Mayor Monico Puentevella has already acted favorably on the request of Corozon Locsin Montelibano Regional Memorial Hospital for the re-instatement of 50 nurses paid by the city government.
According to City Administrator Atty. Rolando Villamor, the action of Mayor Puentevella was a response to the request of Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of Hospital of CLMMRH, to reinstate the 50 nurses paid by the city, whose services wereterminated after the end of the Leonardia administration. According to Dr. Drilon, Leonardia used to provide funds for the 50 nurses about P10 million a year.
CLMRMH is being supported by the city because more than 62% of the patients are residents of Bacolod City. So he requested Mayor Puentevella when they meet, to reinstate the 50 city paid nurses, so they could help in rendering health services to the patients.
Police authorities in San Enrique are conducting follow-up investigations to identify the pedestrian who was bumped by a utility mini bus early morning of Monday.
The victim was walking towards east direction at the national highway between Kilometer 34-35, Rizal St., Brgy. Poblacion, San Enrique when hit by a bus owned by LCC Express running from south to north of the road.
The bus with plate number FWY 108 was driven by Loremel Ostan, 35, of JM Basa St., La Carlota City.
Some 36 members of the Organization of Non Teaching Office Personnel (ONTOP) of the University of St. La Salle (USLS) conducted a tree inventory and planted coconut trees in Abkasa Elementary School in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City last September 28, 2013.
Members of the Organization of Non Teaching Office Personnel (ONTOP) of the University of St. La Salle (USLS).
The ONTOP team was headed by Vice President Leslie Abello and Outreach Committee Head Katherine Maguad. The newly installed school principal Eurlyne Pabalinas together with some teachers and school personnel joined the Lasallian partners in the activities. A total of 127 trees were measured, named and numbered, 11 coconut seedlings planted and a number of possible efforts for partnerships were identified.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has agreed with Bacolod City Councilor Carl Lopez for a sisterhood relationship between the two cities.
Lopez sponsors a resolution for this purpose, and intends to make the signing ceremony part of the Masskara celebration.
Bacolod Councilor Carl V. Lopez (right), Committee Chairman of Tourism and Local, National and International Cooperation, with Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte who informed him that his father, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to the Sister City Relationship between Bacolod and Davao that Lopez had requested.*
On the other hand, Lopez is saddened about the signing of sisterhood pact ceremony between Bacolod City and Quezon City will not take place on the date originally set as per request of Mayor Herbert Bautista, due to the busy schedule of Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella.
Lion Alfred Bruckner becomes the latest member of the Bacolod City Host Lions Club to become a Melvin Jones Fellow. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is a recognition presented to those who donate US$1,000 to Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the Foundation’s highest recognitions, honoring the commitment to humanitarian service. Lion Alfred handed over his donation for LCIF to District Governor Araceli Regalado during the club’s special dinner meeting at L’Fisher Hotel, Monday, September 30, 2013. Lion Bruckner will receive a commemorative plaque and lapel pin acknowledging his dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals. As a Melvin Jones Fellow, Lion Bruckner becomes a part of the growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.
Bacolod must continue to promote strong ties with South Korea as it pursues its position as one of the major cities of the Philippines, Rep. Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.
South Korea is a major trade and investment partner of the country, Leonardia said, and Bacolod has been a major beneficiary of this relationship, citing the influx of Koreans, especially students, who continue to visit and stay in the city.
Leonardia was invited to join the Korean National Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at a reception tomorrow (Oct. 3) to be tendered by Ambassador and Mrs. Lee Hyuk in their Forbes Park residence in Makati.
The secretary of the Department of Energy (DoE) has the authority to investigate the practices of oil companies, to find out the reasons for the huge disparity of fuel prices in Bacolod and the rest of Negros Occidental compared to other cities and provinces.
Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez (3rd District) said Monday that Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla can invoke such powers provided for under Republic Act No. 8479 or the Oil Deregulation Law.
Benitez made this update during an informal meeting of stakeholders composing the Visayan Oil Price Watchdog in Bacolod last Monday.
"We agreed that this will be an informal group. It was just a gathering of sectoral representatives to find out on why we have high disparity of oil prices and find possible solution and answer," Benitez said.
A resident of Sagay City was arrested inside the Hall of Justice (HOJ) in Bacolod City yesterday morning for violation of Comelec gun ban.
SPO4 Fermin Pula with PO2 Jorlito E. Roldan and Security Guard Richard Trasmonte, of Eagle Matrix Security Agency arrested Reich Tabay, 40, of Brgy. Lopez Jaena, Sagay City when a handgun was recovered inside his bag during a standard inspection.
Investigation said, Tras-monte was conducting a standard procedure of inspecting the visitors of the Hall of Justice when he discovered a black box placed inside his back pack.
The provincial government of Negros Occidental through its Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) is celebrating its 24th National Statistics Month this October.
The month-long observance was launched Monday at the Capitol Social Hall with Bacolod City Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Branch Head Job Nepomuceno as guest speaker.
Other activities include the annual Provincial Statistical Quiz, which will be participated by 21 schools from the different private and public schools in Negros Occidental. Winners of the Provincial Statistical Quiz will represent the province in the Regional Statistical Quiz in Iloilo City.
A statistical board contest is also open to all departments and divisions of the Capitol including hospitals under the provincial government
The Provincial Development Council (PDC) is opposing the plan of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to impose an Expanded Value Added Tax (VAT) on raw sugar and requiring the planters to issue an official receipt (OR) for every sugar sold.
The PDC’s position was stated in its resolution approved during its meeting last Sept. 30 in Talisay City.
The same resolution was unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) during its regular session yesterday, 5th District Board Member Alain Gatuslao said.
The BIR, in its revised Revenue Regulation Circular No. 13-2013, places the raw sugar under VAT coverage.
The PDC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., said the BIR’s imposition of EVAT on raw sugar and OR requirement will have serious implications on the industry that is facing the negative effects of the removal of tariff for imported sugar in 2015.