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Bacolod City

Civic Groups Take Part in MassKara Queen 2015 Launching; Mayor Vows a Grander Celebration

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MassKara Queen 2015 was formally launched on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Robinsons Place Bacolod. The search is now officially on after the rules, guidelines and qualifications of a candidate highlighting beauty, brains and cause were announced to the public by MassKara Queen Executive Producer Charie Ginete-Ilon in the presence of civic groups in Bacolod and hopeful applicants.

One of the prospective MassKara Festival Queen 2015 candidates. Among the factors in the contest are “Beauty, Brains and Cause.”*

For Failure to File Motion within Prescribed Time, Court Denies Appeal of BACIWA Board Member

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Judge Edgar Tupas of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46, Bacolod City, has denied the motion for execution pending appeal of the Order dated December 1, 2014 filed by Arch. Ramiro Garcia, for his failure to file his motion on or before March 24.

Renaming Bacolod Government Illegal?

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Councilor Caesar Distrito strongly opposed the approval of the ordinance naming the Bacolod Government Center (city hall) as The People’s House of Bacolod City because it is illegal and contrary to law.

Distrito said they might raise the matter before the Department of Justice (DOJ) or there might be other persons interested to question it since it did not obtain a unanimous vote.

Lions Club Turn-over Building for Clinic, Library at VAGRES

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Lions Clubs International Past International Director Michael So (6th from L) turns-over the ceremonial key to Vice-Mayor Greg Gasataya (7th from L) for the school clinic and library building donated by the Lions to Vista Alegre Granada Relocation Elementary School (VAGRES). Bacolod City Host Lions Club officers also present during the turn-over are, L-R: Agnes Bermeo, Jelo Teodoso, Winnie Diaz, club president Caesar Distrito, Councilor Em Ang, DepEd Public Schools Supervisor Jose Donnie Sajonia, VAGRES principal Riggi Lachica, District Governor Celia Ferrer, Vice-Governor Dr. Bert Layda and Tabby Pinor.*

Puentevella Clarifies the Naming of NGC to the People’s House

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Bacolod City Councilor Kalaw Puentevella clarified yesterday that the newly-approved ordinance is not renaming of the edifice but giving a name since it does not have one upon its completion in 2007.

Puentevella said the name ‘new government center’ was only given pursuant to Section 12 of the Local Government Code to building constructed by an LGU where administrative offices were housed but there was no local ordinance or resolution to support the naming.