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Bacolod City

VMA-DSWD Ink Pact for Training and Hiring Jobs Abroad

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6, and the management of VMA Global College in this city, have signed an agreement that VMA will provide training services to the indigents who wish to work abroad. While DSWD will extend financial assistance to the trainee/s by paying VMA the total cost of training.

Training services will include welding and for call center agent. According to Jona Macaranas, PRO of VMA Global College, welding will entail 264 hours training period, while for call center agent, 100 hours only.

BCC to Celebrate 17th Foundation Week this September 2 to 8

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The Bacolod City College (BCC) is now 17 years old and will hold a week-long Foundation celebration with numerous activities to start with a worship event at 7:30 A.M., parade and opening rites at the BAYS Center this September 2, 2014.

This year’s 2014 Foundation Week theme is "BCC: Pag-asa sang Kabuhi Ko" which is a fitting description of how the City-run educational institution played a role in the granting of college degrees to thousands of enrollees now employed in various establishments here and abroad.

‘Call Center Agent Dies in Bathroom’

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A 21-year-old female call center agent was suspected to have been electrocuted while taking a bath in her boarding house’s bathroom Monday night in Bacolod City.

BACOLOD CITY WATER DISTRICT (BACIWA) Board of Directors, from right to left, Marichi Ramos; Atty. Lawrence Villanueva, Chairman of the Board; Atty. Lorendo Dilag; Legal Counsels Atty. Roger "Brick" Reyes & Atty. Bing Sedonio, and OIC-Gen. Mgr.-designate Darwin Destacamento during Monday’s press conference at GT Hotel, during which they revealed plans to file detention charges against Baciwa GM Atty. Juliana Carbon and several employees.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photos)

Police Station 1 identified the victim as Lorna Casugod of Brgy. 2, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.

The victim was taking a bath in a bathroom of N & G building near downtown Bacolod when the light went out.

ENERGREEN POWER COMPANY BRIEFING. From left, Bacolod City Councilor Alex Paglumotan, Atty. Vicente Petierre III, and mediaman John Elmer Ubaldo during Saturday’s briefing at Avenue Suites Hotel of Energreen that is building a diesel fuel-powered plant in Calumangan, Bago City that will supply cheap power to CENECO.*.

She shouted for help but but it took several minutes for her boardmates and a guard to open the locked bathroom.

They called for police assistance while others continued to break the door until it was opened.

They saw the body of Casugod still grasping for breath.

Barangay-Based PWDs Organized

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Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) were recently organized in different barangays of Bacolod City namely, Brgy. 2, Brgy. 3, Brgy. 18, Brgy. 22, Brgy. 29, Brgy. 35, Alangilan, Granada, Mandalagan, Montevista, Pahanocoy, Punta Taytay, Sum-ag, Tangub and Vista Alegre.

PWD organizers are Connie Espinosa (standing) and PDAO staff (L-R) Arnold Ardoza, Gilmar Menionuevo and Lowell Raner

RA 9192 Penalizes Parents for Non-immunization of Kids

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"It is a violation of the rights of the child if the parents fail to have him immunized."

Thus said Dr. Ellmer Tumimbang, Provincial Health Officer, Negros Occidental at the advocacy presscon yesterday regard-ing the national massive immunization on measles come September 1-31.

To give impetus to this campaign, Dr. Tumimbang said, Secretary Enrique Ona of the Department of Health (DOH) has issued a moratorium that no other activities will be conducted by the local government units and other agencies on September 1 and 31.