Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella during a press conference held at the People’s House yesterday, said that House Bill No. 3692, filed by former Bacolod Congressman Anthony Golez, Jr. during the 15th Congress, was approved on December 8, 2010. The bill was transmitted to Senate on December 14, 2010, however it was disapproved by the Senate.
10 April 2014
Hon. Carlos Jose Valderrama Lopez
City Councilor and Chairman
Committee on Tourism
Dear Councilor Lopez:
I would like to commend your planned initiative to improve, develop and beautify the Bacolod Public Plaza, a significant portion of which forms part of the earliest patrimony of the Church of Bacolod.
Having gone over the minutes of the public hearing conducted by your committee last 25 March 2014, I would like to raise two important brief points:
1. Having in mind the best interest of the Church and of the people of Bacolod, I have nothing against the plan to beautify, improve and develop the parcel of land owned by the Church but now forms part of the existing Plaza under the terms and conditions in the Mutual Agreement of August 1922. So long as the said development as planned do not violate any stipulation of the said agreement, we give our generous YES. 2. However, as to the proposal that the property of the Church which forms part of the plaza be declared as a National Historical Site for the purpose of acquiring grants from TIEZA we say NO. This is due to reasons which are too long to discuss here. Suffice it to say, that there are crucial and lingering CANONICAL and LEGAL implications and questions that demand our careful study and consideration.
Abang Lingkod, a partylist organization headed by its nominee Stephen Paduano, together with eight barangays in Bacolod such as Granada, Estefania, Villamonte, 5, 1, Banago and Montevista have bonded together behind the "Linis Estero" clean up drive designed to help save major rivers and waterways in Bacolod.
The program they launched yesterday at the Barangay Villamonte Hall with barangay heads led by ABC President Councilor Noli Villarosa who is Barangay Ta gub captain.
Paduano said that they surveyed the rivers and waterways in Bacolod that need to be cleaned up and they have identified those that need to be prioritized in terms of clearing and cleaning.
"We want this program to be sustainable so we all committed to help one another in this cause," Paduano told media people during the launching.
Event: Findings of the Committee on Laws Ordinances and Good Government on the Cabuga Pta. Taytay issue
Based on the CENRO Report the owner, Francis Rey Cabuga, Cathy Cabuga and Jessamine Daclizon have encroached atleast thirty (30) meters of the FLA, still they claim that it is within their titled property;
Based on City Legal Office Inspection and Investigation, the construction of two swimming pool, cottages and concrete fence had already reached the water portion of the sea, thus it is within the eroded portion of the sea and a property of the state.
That the reclamation project in the water portion has no Permit from the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) as required by the law;
To review and strengthen the educational competitiveness in Bacolod City, The Local Government Unit, in cooperation with the Bacolod Division of the Department of Education will be sponsoring a one day Education Summit on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel.
The announcement was made by City Mayor Monico Puentevella in yesterday’s press conference at the Ceremonial Hall of the Bacolod People’s House.
According to Puentevella, the Summit also aims to improve school based performances of both students and teachers and likewise to actively involve parents in the education of their children.
The biggest, brightest and best Summer Workshop in Bacolod is back!
Sikat Academy 4-in-1 Summer Workshop will start on April 21, 2014 at Robinsons Place Bacolod. Guided with an advocacy to provide avenues for children to explore and develop their talents in singing, acting, dancing and public speaking, Sikat Academy 4-in-1 Summer Workshop is managed by TV Host Charie Ginete-Ilon.
The workshop is open to kids aged 6 years and up. While Junior Playshop is open to kids aged 3 to 5 years old. Sikat Academy promises to provide the participants the best summer experience ever as modules on Introduction to Theater, Music, Dance and Speech will be given in a manner that kids will discover their potentials, socialize with fellow workshop participants and present their talents to the public in a grand presentation at the end of the workshop.
The Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentino (UNO-Recoletos) announces the liturgical schedules for the Holy Week. On Holy Thursday (AprIl 17, tomorrow) Mass of the Last Supper will be at 5 pm with Rev. Fr. Cornelio Moral, OAR as celebrant and Homilist.
On Good Friday (April 18), Rites for the Veneration of the Holy Cross will start at 3:00 PM with Rev. Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR as Main Celebrant. Easter vigil rites will start at 8:45 PM with the Blessing of the New Fire. The faithful are requested to bring candles for the renewal of the Baptismal vows. The Main Celebrant and Homilist during the Easter Vigil will be Rev. Fr. Jorge Peligro, OAR.
Easter Sunday Masses shall be at 8:00 am with Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR and 6:00 pm with Rev. Fr. Edcel Celiz, OAR.
Alongside the new zonal garbage collection created by the Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) of Bacolod and new collector Enviroking Corporation, Executive Assistant on Solid Waste Management Ma. Fe Tresfuentes also outlined that daily collections of garbage on the city’s major streets is being observed.
In a press conference together with City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Tresfuentes said separate garbage trucks are collecting wastes from the city’s main thoroughfares, including those in the city’s three main markets - Burgos, Central Market, and Libertad.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella will create a committee for the purpose of having a statue made for Manny Pacquiao. That if at all possible, this statue could be inaugurated by October, 2014 during the MassKara Festival.
Puentevella stated that Congressman Manny Pacquiao is presently the most famous Filipino of this country.
Even past presidents of the United States and officials of other countries want to have their pictures taken in the company of Cong. Pacquiao. Even the stars of NBA basketball teams would stop playing just to be able to greet him.