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Bacolod City

Anti-Bullying Ordinance Up

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A proposed ordinance of Councilors Caesar Distrito, chair of the Committee on Youth, as main proponent, with co-authors Em Ang and Archie Baribar was approved during the weekend session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City, known as the strengthening of the implementation of Republic Act 10627, or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013.

MOU SIGNING between the Association of Pilipinas Shell Dealers Inc. (APSD) and the Negros Occidental Philippine National Police Office (NOPPO) was held at L Fishers Chalet at 3PM yesterday. Present during the signing are members of APSD (standing at the back), while signing of the MOU (from right) were NOPPO Police Operations Officer, Sr. Insp. Mark Anthony Darroca, Shell Territorial Manager Greg Moratin, APSD Zone chairman Atty. Eddie Bermejo, Provincial PNP Director, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, and Mr. Santiago Barcelona, Shell dealer from Escalante. Under the agreement, the PNP is allowed to establish a “police corner” in Shell stations nationwide.*

CHAMPION: The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Elementary School wins the Banda sa MassKara Band Competition.*

The ordinance aims to address cases of bullying which mostly occur in schools.

The resolution provides guidelines on how school administrators will handle cases of bullying.

Under the ordinance, an Anti-Bullying Committee in all schools will be created to serve as implementing arm of the ordinance and will establish policies to address the existence of bullying in their respective institutions.

The authors cited Republic Act No. 10627 or the “Anti-Bullying Act of 2013” stating that all elementary and secondary schools are hereby directed to adopt policies to address the existence of bullying in their respective institutions and with this the local government units must help in the proper implementation of the law in its educational institutions for the welfare of the students.

The City of Bacolod noticed the alarming problem of bullying in schools, which not only inflicts physical and psychological harm, but also leaves an emotional scar on students, thereby adversely affecting their studies, social personality and their lives.

Masskara Queen Candidates Present their Social Advocacy

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Masskara Queen candidates 2014 presented their respective social advocacy campaign during the Press Presentation and Pre-Pageant Swimwear Competition last Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chalet Poolside, L’Fisher.

The candidates in their swimwear strutted along the poolside and introduced themselves and their social advocacy or supported cause.

Arriana Demi Monte-alegre of Riverside College said that she is supporting the advocacy of Gawad Kalinga–Riverside that is focused on sharing and caring for the community.

Cate Antoinette Pirote of Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod aims to promote culture and arts preservation.

Maria Danielle Diaz, a nurse at Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial District Hospital, wants to promote the health and well-being of the deprived children in the city.

Riah Angelica De Ocampo of La Consolacion College-Bacolod pushes for sustainable livelihood pro-grams for local farmers.

Kristine Kaye Necir, a medical technologist at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, chose to team up with St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged for her advocacy to promote health for the elderly.

Sweetzel Lima of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College wants to promote the need to recycle plastic bottles.

Melresa Tiu of Riverside College said that as a Red Cross volunteer, she is for life and health preservation.

Sheen Liberty Cuenza, a nurse at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, wants to promote the welfare of the children in the Home of Hope in Brgy. Handumanan.

Jian Tsukada of St. Sebastian International School chose to team up with Kalipay Negrense Foundation in support of her advocacy for the protection of children in the city.

‘P20-B is Not for Bacolod-Silay Airport Alone’  

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Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano last night clarified that the P20 billion fund being eyed for the improvement of the Philippine aviation industry is not for Bacolod-Silay Airport alone.

Paduano said that during the deliberations on the 2015 budget, it was stated by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) that the P20-B being eyed is a package funding under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme for the expansion and improvement of several airports in the country.

Ceres-La Salle Demolished JBLCF in NOPSSCEA Football

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The defending champion turned out to be too much for the newcomer John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (JBLCF)–Bacolod, 12-nil.

Ceres-La Salle Football Team

Bacolod SP Supports Teacher Salary Increase

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In last week’s Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) session, Councilor Archie Baribar proposed a resolution supporting House Bill No. 245 which aims to increase the salary of Public Elementary and High Schools teaching personnel from P18, 549.00 to 25,000.00 and Non-Teaching Personnel from P9, 000.00 to 15,000.00

ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio filed House Bill 245 last year to raise the minimum monthly salary of public school teachers in elementary and secondary schools from P18, 549.00 to P25, 000.00 and for the non-teaching personnel, from P9, 000.00 to P15, 000.00.


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