By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Gonzaga Escario received P100, 000 from Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella at the City Mayor’s Office as extension of the city’s financial assistance for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in Bantayan Island.
"I thank Bacolod Mayor Puentevella especially the people of Bacolod for extending help to the island and people of Bantayan," said Mayor Escario who was proud to say that his family and friends are mostly from Bacolod.
According to Escario, 90% of electricity and livelihood were damaged in Bantayan. In 25 barangays almost 22,000 households were also damaged including their poultry considered as the capital of egg manufacturing in the country.
They used to be the number one in terms of supplying eggs to the Visayas islands and the Philippines, thus prices are expected to further increase after the typhoon struck the island.
The body of a 58-year old woman was found dead 9:30 a.m. Monday about 30 meters away from her house in Brgy. Agboy, Candoni town.
Police report said village kagawad Noel Ubara informed that the body of Nelly Semilla, of Sitio Bali, Brgy. Agboy was discovered half naked and with injuries on the head believed struck with a hard object by unidentified suspect.
The forthcoming elections of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Provincial Federation on December 18 is expected to be a showdown between two ruling local political parties—the Love Negros and the United Negros Alliance (UNA).
Unconfirmed reports said UNA, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., and Love Negros, headed by former Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr., who challenged each other in the 2013 polls, will field its respective candidates.
The dynasty of the Garcia family has again taken control of the political landscape of Moises Padilla town in central Negros after a six-year hiatus due to the election of former Mayor Francisco Nazareno who held on the town’s leadership for two terms from 2007-2013.
First to return to the political arena was newly-elected mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo the eldest daughter of the late mayor Jose Garcia. Ella defeated Nazareno who was gunning then for a third term in the last May 13, 2013 elections.
Brig. Gen. Oscar Lactao, former commander of the 303rd Brigade here was promoted as deputy chief for operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) a two star rank position effective December 5, 2013.
Lactao served for 21 months as 303rd Brigade commander and assumed the AFP Command Center based in Camp Aguinaldo where he received his first star rank.
Cause-oriented and human rights groups (HR), spearheaded two of several protest-rallies in the province, with a demonstration at the public plaza yesterday afternoon.
Aside from the protest-rally in Kabankalan City, yesterday, Monday, and one in Bacolod City, art exhibits to mark the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) anniversary were held in the afternoon, the St. John Paul VI Tower in the reclamation area.
The other art and photo exhibit by various artists was at the third floor of the Robinsons mall, also yesterday afternoon presented by Dibuhista Nga Nagahiliugyon sa Negros (DIHON), titled "Kalamidad". The art and photo exhibit was announced by prize-winning artist, Nunelucio Alvarado.
(From left) Voyager Innovations President Orlando B. Vea and Chief Operating Officer Benjie Fernandez formalize a partnership with Project NOAH Executive Director Dr. Mahar Lagmay and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro for mobile innovations in hazards preparedness.*
A week after the Yolanda Typhoon lashed its fury in the Philippine Islands, the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) gathered its partners in a "Kapihan with ANP Partners 2013" for a reflection leading them to the novel idea of "Abyan Naton Paskwahan… Paskwa na, Bulig Pa".
This "Kapihan with ANP Partners 2013" was held last November 13 as a way of thanking partners who had been with ANP all through the years, partners who are witnesses to the growth that ANP attained.
Association of Negros Producers (ANP) President Jojie Locsin explains to partners in a "Kapihan with ANP Partners 2013" about "Abyan Naton Paskwahan… Paskwa na, Bulig Pa" which is a collection of packages priced reasonably low and where part of the proceeds will go to typhoon Yolanda victims.*
Partners were likewise updated of ANP’s future plans and projects followed by expressions of constructive opinions for the improvement of every decision taken by ANP management which is typical of a kapihan but exchanges were kept light.
Demolition of squatters’ shanties in Purok Progreso, in Brgy. Taculing, has been ordered stopped by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, after landowners’ who have been pushing for this, stopped upon orders of the chief executive.
Berlita Ante of the urban poor group, Kadamay, earlier informed anchormen of radio station DYRLs "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program, in a series of interviews said, the order of demolition was previously ordered by the former administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia but that the residents, had reasoned out that the city government could well implement an in-house building program for the members of the urban poor families living in the area because the place is a city government property as it is considered a natural accretion.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with owner of ProntoMedics Transcriptions, Tuesday, at the Governor’s Office, for the rental of an 80-100 square meters floor space at the soon-to-be completed Negros First Cyber Centre in Bacolod City.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from right) and Dr. Arnulfo D. Seares, Jr. of ProntoMedics Transcriptions after the MOA Signing at the Capitol, Tuesday, in the presence of Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr. (2nd from right), Dr. Cristina Orbecido of NOLITC, and Teresita and Ryan Seares of ProntoMedics.*(Capitol photo)
ProntoMedics Transcriptions is a homegrown medical and general transcription company, owned by Dr. Arnulfo D. Seares, Jr. with partners from the United States of America serving clients globally.
ProntoMedics Transcriptions is a company that specializes in providing quality medical transcriptions to clients from around the globe. It is managed by physicians and nurses with 15-25 years of clinical experience serving their clients on a 24/7 basis; they have invested in transcription service software to support the growing demands, maintain quality output and client satisfaction without sacrificing data security.