Fe Legaspi-Remitio and Atty. Benjamin Ortega, were conferred by Mayor Evelio Leonardia as ANG BANWAHAWON Awardees during ceremonies last night at the lobby of the Bacolod government center. The event was part of the weeklong celebration of Ang Paghanduraw, to highlight the 75th year anniversary of the signing of the charter of Bacolod City by then President Manuel L. Quezon, which took place June 18, 1938 at Malacañang Palace.
The Ang Banwahanon Award, is a prestigious award given to citizens of Bacolod in recognition of their outstanding contribu-tion to the city, institu-tionalized through City Ordinance 494.
Bacolod Mayor-elect Monico Puentevella is confident that with his strong partnership with re-elected Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., the City of Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental are heading for more progress.
Bacolod City mayor-elect Monico Puentevella (left) and Honorary Consul General to Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Januario John Rivas share light moments with Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) during their courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday. Both of them congratulated and expressed their support to the governor.* (Capitol photo)
"I see no problem but progress for Bacolod and Negros Occidental. There might not be a sweeter partnership in the past but now," Puentevella said, in underscoring his good relationship with Marañon when both were colleagues at the House of Representatives, as well as with the governor’s son, Thirdy.
Christian Tuayon of Bayan-Negros scores BACIWA on the alleged plan to privatize the water district.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Seventy dogs and 35 of the best national dog handlers nationwide converged in Cebu last May 25 to compete in the 2-day First Philippine Dog Agility Championship competition. The exciting games entertained several thousand spectators at the Cebu IT Park in Lahug, Cebu City, for two days. Dogs and trainers came from Manila, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Bacolod and Zamboanga.
Donnie Poblador, President of the K9 Obedience Club of Negros Occidental congratulating members of the club who brought home the bacon from Cebu in the 1st Philippine Dog Agility Championship held last May 25-26. Left to right, Danilo Villadolid, Donnie Poblador, Romas Balangao and Daniel Tan.*
The Dog Agility com-petition is the fastest growing dog sports in the world. In the United States alone, over 200,000 dogs participate and indulge in this sport, annually. The international Federation of Canine Sports is even lobbying that it be included in the Olympics in the near future. Dog agility requires teamwork of both master and the dog.
Sarah Si Bilbao, with the dog Sansa (a Jack Russel terrier) performing the weave polls.*
Two special dates would uncover hitherto unknown information during the period the Leonardia administration held sway, foremost among the questions held by many people not only by residents, but by those in city hall, are whether there would still be enough funds in the city’s coffers to carry out the most basic of services including traffic and street cleaning, lawyer Rolando Villamor of the transition team of mayor-elect Monico Puentevella said.
What is uppermost in the people’s minds specifically the question on whether there are still enough funds for the most basic of services will be answered June 20, when the promised documents in the Leonardia administration could be finally turned over to the Puentevella team, by this date. If not, things will be clarified all the more, when the mayor-elect assumes power by July 1, this year.
Road traffic crash injuries leading to death is reportedly the number 1 killer affecting young people below 29 years old, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Road traffic crash injuries leading to deaths are proven to be preventable only if we have safer roads and streets and when roads are used by safety-conscious users. A serious and comprehensive education approach towards safer roads and safe road users can curb the alarmingly rising cases of road crash deaths which are indeed preventable, according to May Altarejos-Cueva, the country’s focal representative to the UN-WHO global alliance of road safety NGOs.
Negrense boxers who want to become national and world boxing champions may have their wish come true if they join Manny Pacquiao National Boxing Championship for professional boxers set to stage last week of July.
When contacted, newly elected president of the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, Inc., (ABAP) Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, also the province’s Sports Coordinators head and Executive Assistant IV to Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., said it is possible but first it should be studied and talked about.
The "we need time-zero documents" situation last June 13 coordinative meeting of the transition teams of incoming Mayor Monico Puentevella and outgoing Mayor Evelio Leonardia resulted to more documents demanded by the former to satisfy "smooth turn-over of official business."
File photo of the June 13, 2013 meeting of the transition teams organized by incoming Mayor Monico Puentevella and outgoing Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Chairman of the Puente-vella team Atty. Rolando Villamor and member Sarah Esguerra are seen standing. Photo taken at the Masskara Hall shortly after the teams transferred from the Mayor’s Ceremonial Hall (Gil Severino photo)
This was stipulated in a letter sent and received by the Office of the Secretary to the Mayor, Moises de la Cruz, who at the same time is the OIC Head of the transition team organized by Leonardia.
The 2013 Transition Team of Mayor-elect Monico Puentevella demanded 54 sets of documents "over and above" the 28 sets of documents to be turned-over by Leonardia himself as Chairperson of his organized transition team.
Special events are ready for the commemoration of 75th Year of the Signing of the Charter of Bacolod City, June 18, 2013
The Kapamilya Karavan of ABAS-CBN Bacolod, in partnership with Panasiatic Call Centers will start 6:00am at the new government center grounds. This is be graced by popular actor Aaron Villaflor who plays a major role in the highly-popular ABS-CBN Primetime Bida Juan De La Cruz.
The show will be hosted by ABC-CBN MOR For Life Disc Jockeys
where there will be games and prizes on the side. It will end with fireworks display.
Local News: SP Authorizes Leonardia to Sign Agreement with CD Asia Codification of Bacolod City Ordinances
In compliance with City Ordinance No. 339 series of 2003, stipulating the need to create a City Code in order to enhance the city’s legal information and resource system, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City has authorized Bacolod Congressman-elect and Mayor Evelio Leonardia to sign the compromise agreement entered into by the Bacolod City Government with CD Technologies Asia, Inc. The said company will digitize, harmonize and codify the ordinances of the city government from 1938 to 2011, towards the creation of an Omnibus Bacolod City Code and Bacolod City Legislative Archive.
Based on the compromise agreement, the total cost of the project is P2,319,452 payable upon completion of phases 1, 2 and 3. Phase 1 will cost P1,275.698.60; phase 2 - P579,863 and phase 3 - P463,890.