Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. urged student leaders gathered in Sum-ag Elementary School last November 24, 2013 to set aside personal comfort in the short term in favor of certain difficulty achieving long term great rewards by grabbing opportunity and seriously studying novel ideas.
Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. was guest speaker of the Jack ‘n Jill School Golden Jubilee Celebration last November 23, 2013 at the Garden Royale where he stressed the "Inter-Relational Triad" of molding young learners.*
"Yes, you should know how to enjoy," he said, "but at the same time you also need to work hard and prepare yourselves for the future. That future will come when each is called to decisively act given this great social and economic crisis."
Gamboa addressed some 200 youth leaders from public primary and secondary schools of Bacolod City elected to respective Supreme Student Governments (SSG), Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) and school clubs together with their advisers.
Sarah Esguerra, executive assistant to Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella said the latter will ask Department of Budget and Management (DBM) regional director Alfonso Bedonia, Jr. for an extension of its monitoring deadline set November 30, 2013.
Puentevella was in receipt of a letter from DBM Region VI Director Bedonia dated November 11, 2013 requesting the city to submit status report of programs and projects funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) covering January 1, 2010 to October 31, 2013.
Esguerra said that as of Friday afternoon, Bacolod City Hall departments instructed by the mayor to submit status reports on projects funded by PDAF popularly called "Pork Barrel" had not fully complied yet.
MS. EARTH 2013 CANDIDATES pose with Campuestuhan Highland Resort owner Ricardo "Cano" Tan during the international beauties’ visit to the resort in the upper Talisay City area yesterday morning. They planted trees at the resort’s "Miss Earth 2013 orchard," held pictorials at the sprawling beauty spot, and enjoyed the food and sceneries.* (Edith B. Colmo photo)
There is nothing wrong with PDAF if it used in good intentions benefiting the people. The government should have ran after and punish those who abused it.
Thus said Bacolod Congressman Evelio Leonardia yesterday shortly after the visit of Ms. Earth 2013 candidates at the Campuestuhan Highland Resort in Talisay City.
He said, payment of allocation of PDAF-funded projects goes to the project recipients directly. If infrastructure, it goes to the contracted engineer through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); if medical assistance, the money goes directly to the hospital; and for scholarship assistance, the money goes to the school administration.
Girl Mayor Khryzia Montalbo of Bacolod Tay Tung High School with City Mayor Monico Puentevella during their tree planting activity at the Bacolod Government Center grounds last Saturday.* (CMO-PIO photo)
Bacolod City Councilor Carl Lopez met Deputy Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol to discuss on the Provincial Anti-Corruption Rally to be held at the Panaad Park and Sports Complex in Bacolod on December 9, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Councilor Lopez with Deputy Ombudsman Apostol.*
Lopez said Apostol has invited all local government units in Negros Occidental and various concerned sectors and groups.
He said Governor Alfredo Maranon will be the guest of honor and will deliver his inspirational message during the event.
Lopez, whose office signed a manifesto recently with various government agencies to collaborate in fighting corruption in all forms, is inviting all students, cause-oriented groups, church leaders and citizens to join.
The Sangguniang Pan-lungsod (SP) of Bacolod approved the resolution of Councilor Caesar Distrito in its recent session, the Minute Resolution of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) en banc, regarding the ratification of the plebiscite on the creation of Barangay Paglaum Village which is set on January 11, 2014.
Thus, the SP endorsed to Mayor Monico Puentevella and the City Treasurer’s Office, to remit P3.6 million to COMELEC, which will be used in the conduct of the plebiscite.
Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito, chair, committee on laws, governance and ordinances, recommended to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod, the reclassification of the Negros First Cybercentre, located at the Paglaum Sports Complex along Libertad Street, as a commercial area.
The recommendation of Distrito was the result of committee a hearing, acting on the request of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. for the reclassification of the area as commercial.
According to Distrito, the representative of the Office of the Governor, Ms. Cely Carman Trio, emphasized during the committee hearing, that the Philippine Economic Zoning Authority (PEZA) requires that the property for the Cybercentre should be classified as commercial area, the reason why the Governor is asking for the reclassification.
BONIFACIO DAY RITES. Former Bacolod Councilor Catalino Alisbo, Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and Councilor Alex Paglumotan celebrate Bonifacio Day last November 30 at the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School.* (CMO-PIO photo)