An old man selling used and repaired shoes at the sidewalks of the downtown area calling for willing buyers. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
A BADJAO lingers along the City sidewalks.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo
In observance of the National Kidney Month this June, Dr. Ma. Teresa V. Bacabac will discuss National Kidney Transplant Institute-Renal Disease Control Program over Radyo Kumando 103.1 FM from 1:00 to 2:00pm, today, June 20.
Bacabac, who will be guest in Kapihan sa PIA, will tackle basic steps to prevent kidney problems, importance of kidneys, diseases that affect the kidneys, symptoms of having kidney stones, preventing kidney maladies and the importance of urinalysis.
Negros Occidental High School senior student Mary Anthony Diesto and seven other athletes from Negros Occidental are off Saturday for Hanoi, Vietnam to compete in the 5th Asean School Games on June 22 to 30, 2013.
Diesto will compete in the 100 meters, triple and long jump. The other athlete for the athletics is with Christopher Lirazan of Romanito Mara-villa Natioal High School, the Palarong Pambansa double gold medalists and consider the fastest runner in secondary boys division in the last 2013 Palarong Pambansa held in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Transport magnate Ricardo Yanson Sr. and his team of water system contractors, intends to provide half of the city’s population of 500,000 with potable water once given a permit to do so, by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), a highly-reliable source who asked not to be named for obvious reasons said, in an interview with NNF/NDB.
But the Yanson group, has the right to do so after the Supreme Court (SC) ruling and jurisprudence allowing contractors and water providers to build water systems which could render service to consumers effectively.
Illegal drugs and all kinds of alcohol, are being dispensed and are for sale among hundreds of other inmates in the Handumanan or Negros Occidental District Jail under warden Col. Amelito Fuentes, highly-reliable sources have secretly fed DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program which airs daily from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
An earlier greyhound inspection carried out by the PDEA’s regional director, presumably judged the Handumanan district jail free of any drugs or alcohol. But Fuentes had been informed beforehand that an inspection was to be conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional office, and so the head of the BJMP jail made sure no prohibited substances would be found, during the anti-drug chief’s supposed surprise inspection, the source told "Tungkaron Ta Ini".
Even if it has not been completed yet, five business process outsourcing (BPO) and real estate consultancy companies signified interest in leasing space at the three- storey NEGROS FIRST Cyber Center at the Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod.
Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan yesterday disclosed that Accenture, Capstone Solutions Inc., Jones Lang La Salle Inc., C.B. Richard Ellis Inc. and Colliers International have communicated with the Provincial Capitol their intention to lease spaces at the Cyber Center.
This early, there are also 48 commercial companies interested in leasing a total of 104 commercial units at the Cyber Center, he added.
The family of transportation magnate Ricardo Yanson Sr. could be granted a permit in due time after the Supreme Court (SC) decision allowing the construction and sale of water facilities and the sale of the commodity as long as it would be able to render the necessary positive services to water concessionaires, a highly-reliable source close to the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) said. Yanson had requested a permit to build a water supply facility.
After two days ago, the Manila-based legal counsel of the Yanson family, argued in its behalf stating the reason why it should be given a permit to provide water for consumers in the city. The source said, it is highly likely that Yanson be given a permit to construct a water system, with its water source taken from the Bago River area and to sell water to water-strapped areas in Bacolod City.
Tourism brings cash to the economy, will flourish in Bacolod. Thus said Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, city administrator, duringthe tourism forum atthe city hall the other day, as part of the weeklong activities of Ang Paghanduraw, relative tothecommemoration ofthe 75th year aniversary of the signing of the charter of Bacolod City.
This is part of the tripartite events this June starting June 12 Philippine Independence day celebration, to the commemoration ofthe signing of the charter of Bacolod in June 18, and the Rizal’s Day on June 19 today. This is an ordinance celebrating three main events in June which is the Independence Day on June 12, the commemoration of the signing of the Bacolod’s Charter on June 18, and the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal on June 19, he said.
Orola said by conducting the tourism forum, they would like to impress upon the people that tourism, which is one of the major programs of the Leonardia administration, we will institutionalize what we have started many years ago.
One of the highlights during the commemoration of the 75th year anniversary celebration of the signing of Bacolod City’s charter was the declaration of top realty taxpayers for 1012 of Bacolod City.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia awarded the special citations to the top realty taxpayers: Ricardo Yanson Jr; Jerry Ong; Jacinto Palma; Belina Ong; and Tomas De Leon Jr.
While the top five corporate realty taxpayers for 2012 were SM Mega Holdings, Bacolod Commercial & Industrial Park, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Dynasty Management & Development Corporation, and San Miguel Brewery, Inc.
The top five individual business taxpayers were Jose Maria Cajili, Ronald Teh, Ramon Kilayko, Manuel Po, and Alvin Yu.