Last March 27, 2014, 30 participants from Manokan Country and Pala-Pala joined the Food Safety Management Awareness (FSMA) seminar through the support of Councilor Sonia Verdeflor and the OURFood Program.
The FSMA seminars are conducted by the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) in cooperation with the NFCG to promote food safety awareness and practices. It is a seminar that tackles basics of contamination, personal hygiene, good hygiene practices in the workplace and how will it affect food safety and public health. The vendors are set to take the full Good Sanitation and Hygiene Practices within the second quarter.
Bacolod City Councilor Wilson "Jun" Gamboa Jr. though the controversy linked with the transport terminal in Mandalagan just near Bata Village on the highway, had been subjected to an implied moratorium by him and businessman Crispin Chua, but he said he has sadly mistaken because just recently, the Filipino-Chinese businessman once again went the rounds of the various media outlets saying he had been right all along claiming that in Councilor Carl Lopez’ City Council report, the alderman had sustained his position.
But Gamboa, who had earlier claimed that he was the author of the ordinance creating the North Terminal said, this was not true, referring to Chua’s claim.
Gamboa said he had his own report on the north terminal with Chua’s claim baseless.
The Association of Negros Producers (ANP) in partnership with AFOS Foundation is set to start the second phase of the Negros Food Consultancy Group (NFCG) Batch 2 series of trainings. First of the series is a training on Food Hazards and GMP Documentation on April 22-25, 2014. This will expand membership of the NFCG.
By Jude Bomban
The Lopue’s table tennis team of Dr. Leonito "Diotay" Lopue captured the championship and 1st runner-up honors in the mens team event while his womens team took the 2nd and 4th place finish in the women’s team competition in the recently concluded 6th Lopue’s National Table Tennis Open held at the Lopue’s San Sebastian Dept. Store Annex Bldg. last March 28-30, 2014.
Richard Gonzales, Celjun Ortalla and Mark Francis Jimenez of LOPTTA A dominated the mens team event with a clean sweep of their opponents during the elimination round and gained a twice to beat advantage in the final with a no loss record in the quarterfinals double elimination format. LOPTTA B’s team composed of Rodel Valle, John Paul Gubaton and Angel Cuenca Jr. made an impressive performance during the semis after stopping Cebu’s HUACHING team of Lauro Crisostomo, Johanne Remaneses and Glendo Nayre with a heart stopping match winning in a decider 3-2. HUACHING settled for the 2nd runner-up honors while University of Cebu’s team of Jessica Jawad composed of Julius Esposo, Val Stephen Jaca, Dannel Jay Tormis and Francis Bendebel took the 3rd runner-up spot after lossing to HUACHING on an earlier match 3-0. It was an all LOPTTA team in the final wherein both teams decided to play a single match showdown to determine the winner between LOPTTA A’s Richard Gonzales and Promising player John Paul Gubaton of LOPTTA B with the former prevailing in straight sets.
The office of Bacolod City Councilor Kalaw Puentevella spearheaded the press conference of "One Summer Smile" yesterday held at the Puentevella residence in the city.
"ONE SUMMER SMILE" STALWARTS. (L-R) Bacolod Councilors Wilson "Jun" Gamboa Jr., Kalaw Puentevella, Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, Councilors Sonia Verdeflor, Ann Palermo, and El Cid Familiaran.*
Gracing the conference also aside from media practitioners were Councilors El Cid Familiaran, Wilson Gamboa Jr. Sonia Verdeflor, Ann Marie Palermo together with Mayor Monico Puentevella and the First Lady of Bacolod, Mrs. Patching Puentevella.
Each of the city councilors expressed their all-out support for the project which will be marked with programs and events in Bacolod up to the end of May, this year.
To prevent and curb crimes in the public elementary and high school campuses as well as in neighboring areas, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City approved the resolution calling for the installation of Closed Circuit Television Video Surveillance System (CCTVSS).
In the resolution, it was noted that the employment of CCTV/VSS cameras by any entity, particularly by the local government unit (LGU) purposely to record factual evidence of crime has been proven to be an effective means to deter any act of lawlessness.
Bacolod City police authorities are looking into another angle in the alleged suicide of a 32-year old woman who was found dead by her live-in partner about 6PM, Tuesday at Purok Calong-calong, Brgy. Singcang-Airport.
PSInsp. Ser Ulrich Christian Gelera, Police Station 8 chief told NDB that though they are not discounting the possibility of suicide, they are also investigating the angle of a homicide in the death of Romela Muñoz.
Muñoz was found with a single gunshot wound on the left portion of her chest from a pistol. Her live-in partner, Junmark Ibe was also at the scene when the body was discovered.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella paid tribute to veterans at the 72nd Anniversary Celebration at the Araw ng Kagitingan (Fall of Bataan) rites held at the Bacolod City Plaza. Bataan soldiers under Gen. Wainright in April 9.
Puentevella called all the veterans the "unsung heroes" of our country. He bewailed the fact that out of the several thousand veterans from Bacolod City, there are now only 300 survivors.
Veteran laying wreath
He added, "while all of you were only receiving P1,000.00 per quarter in the past, please be advised that effective this year, you will all receive P1,500.00 every quarter. Hopefully next year, if our finances will allow, we may increase your quarterly pensions."
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP), in its regular session last April 2, 2014 passed a resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. that enjoins the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) and the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) to apprehend drivers of public utility jeeps (PUJs) with no trash/litter receptacles (waste cans).
Stipulated in the Gamboa resolution is the observation that most PUJ vehicles plying the streets of Bacolod have no trash receptacles installed prompting passengers and commuters to dispose their trash irresponsibly anywhere on the streets.
Irresponsible trash disposal from PUJs, Gambaro explained, adds to garbage accumulation which causes drainage clogging and a violation of Bacolod City Ordinance 251 series of 2000.
Anti-drug operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) seized an estimated P40,000 worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in a buy-bust operation at Purok Sigay, Barangay 2 Monday.
The illegal drugs were found after suspected drug pusher Febie Equibal, 26, sold a plastic sachet of shabu worth P500 to a police poseur-buyer, after which she was arrested.
Senior Insp. Neil Exaltado, chief of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG), the amount of the seized prohibited substance was based on the market value of shabu.