Bacolod City

‘Greg May Face Charges on JOs Hiring’

Acting Bacolod City Mayor Greg Gasataya may face charges over the P31-million budget for the salaries of 3, 600 job order (JO) employees he hired.

Acting Mayor, Greg Gasataya

This developed after Councilor Claudio Jesus Puentevella questioned the hiring.

“Will the one-quarter budget amounting to P31 million be released only within one month?” Puentevella, chairman of the City Council Committee on Finance, asked.

Reports showed that the city government released P12 million last week, and another of the same amount this week, for the salaries of the JO workers.

City Budget Officer Victor Treyes said it has set aside P31 million for the one-quarter budget based on the 2015 re-enacted budget amounting to P1.55 billion.

The said budget is intended for the salaries of the JOs in all departments and offices of the city government while waiting for the approval of the 2016 budget amounting to P1.8 billion, Treyes said.

Fernandez Caps His 3rd Gold in 2016 NIRAA Meet

Palarong Pambansa veteran Cesar Fernandez of Molocaboc Island in Sagay City in the second district of Negros Occidental capped his third gold medal in the first by dominating the secondary boy’s high jump yesterday in the first ever 2016 Negros Island Region Athletic association (NIRAA) meet at Panaad Park and Sport Stadium in Bacolod City.

Digital Literacy Program Boosts Attendance

The Digital Literacy Program, a free basic computer training offered by the Bacolod City Public Library headed by librarian Greta Memoria, blew-up its attendance to 32 from 20. Most of the participants are elders being tutored by a registered librarian, Remia A. Quebrar.

Part of the 32 enrollees in Basic Literacy Training Batch 5 sponsored by the Bacolod City Public Library headed by Librarian Greta Memoria with professor Remia Quebrar as Instructress. Batch 5 President is Mike Baylon (5th from right).*

Duterte’s Supporters Swarm SMX Convention Center

Like other presidentiables, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s presence was felt by his supporters as they listened to his speech during the launching of campaign yesterday in Tondo, Manila.

The Negrenses gathered at the SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City and listened to their idol’s message live through the screen as relayed via the internet.

Police Nab Suspect in Buy Bust

Police Station 2 arrested a person who handed them shabu in a buy bust operation in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Senior Inspector Edison Garcia, Police Station 2 chief identified the suspect as Gaspar Tacuyan, 35, resident of the place.

Tacuyan handed a sachet of shabu to a poseur-buyer in exchange of P200 marked money.

He was also confiscated with one big elongated sachet, one big and small sachet of shabu.