This was the strong message aired over the weekend by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. to North Bound Terminal private operator Crispin Chua who reportedly was "hopping" around media outlets peddling the idea that his alleged violations were vindicated.
Mr. Chua carried the report submitted by Councilor Carl Lopez to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) last March 26 which according to Gamboa was merely "noted" but not Officially Adopted and will not in any way negate the joint comprehensive report submitted to the SP earlier by Councilor Archie Baribar and himself last February 5.
This March 26, SPM Lopez’ report was allegedly labeled by a columnist to be "unanimously approved by the SP therefore adapted and authenticated" which Gamboa reiterated as "a lie".
Bureau of Fire Protection in Bacolod yesterday afternoon reported that a fire razed Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod gymnasium which allegedly started at the players’ quarter near the area.
FO1 Ryan Lamis, of BFP said the call was made about 5:45PM indicating that the conflagration has reached the gymnasium of the school which houses the band room and their equipment, the performing arts room with their costumes.
No casualties and injured persons were reported due to the incident.
Investigation as to how the fire started is undergoing and referred to FO3 Cornelio Silva. Cost of damages is still under probe.
The fire was reported out about 6:30PM.
April 7, 8 (Monday & Tuesday) - MassKara Hall, Bacolod Government Center
April 14, 15 (Monday & Tuesday) - Provincial Capitol Bldg., Roxas City, Capiz
April 22, 23, 24 - DOLE Office, Kalibo Aklan
May 13, 14, 15 - MassKara Hall (or another venue to be identified later, if renovation has started) – Bacolod City
Streamlining their services to other cities and municipalities of the region, the Professional Regulation Commission Region 6 brought its PRC Iloilo On-The-Road Program to Bacolod City. The mobile help desk is housed at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod People’s House.*
May 20, 21, 22 - Antique Provincial Capitol premises (still being arranged, as of press time) – San Jose, Antique
June 4, 5, 6 - Provincial Capitol Bldg., Roxas City, Capiz
The Bacolod-based John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and GMA TV will spearhead local celebrations for the April 27 canonization of two popes in the Vatican.
The two institutions are organizing "Festival of New Saints," a day-long celebration that will be synchronized with the Vatican rites installing Popes JP II and John XXIII as the newest saints of the Catholic world.
Pope JP II had visited Bacolod during his pontificate and the Institute named after him was created to continue his advocacy for strong marriages and families. Pope John XXIII is known for Vatican II, the council that allowed for a more participative church.
Basketball players in Bacolod City ang Negros Occidental will be treated to a 3-on-3 action as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-Talk ‘N Text (TNT) Under 18 3X3 "Tatluhan" National Championship is set to start-off this May.
Aimed at further promote basketball at the grassroots level, the FIBA-endorsed "TNT Tatluhan" cagefest, which is bankrolled by the SBP and TNT, will have 20 legs in the country from March to May – including Bacolod.
Anthony Carlo Agustin, SBP-Negros Occidental chairman, said that though the date is yet to be finalized, this tournament will be opened to interested teams in the province.
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) officer-in-charge has directed all station heads to beef up campaigns to arrest and charge suspects involved in various crimes in the City.
Earlier, PSSupt. Larry Decena, BCPO-OIC ordered to intensify checkpoint operations, particularly the implementation of "no plate, no travel" policy on motorcycles and tricycles.
Also, records show that violations of those drivers intercepted were not wearing helmets and vehicles have no plate numbers, which are common traffic violations.
The effort may help prevent the occurrence of snatching and petty incidents in Bacolod City.
A medical student at the University of St. La Salle (USLS)-Bacolod, was crowned Lin-ay sang Negros 2014, Friday, April 5 at the Panaad Park. Miss Alexis Danica B. Drilon, received P60,000.00 cash and 1-year 100% scholarship courtesy of the provincial government. She was also declared as best in evening gown.
Bacolod’s bet is Ms. MassKara 2011 Alexis Danica Drilon now crowned as Lin-ay sang Negros 2014. This is one of the rare times that Bacolod City fielded its MassKara Queen to compete in Lin-ay sang Negros Pageant.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Next to the crown is Nesha Faith Dianala from Isabela - first runner up who received P40,000.00 cash and 1-year 75% scholarship.
Second runner up who is also best in swimsuit is Shermen Rose Perez of Cadiz City. She received P20,000.00 cash, plus 1-year 50% scholarship;
In front of more than 800 graduates of the Bacolod City College (BCC) last Thursday, April 3 at the BAYS Center, City Mayor and Chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees Monico Puentevella spoke in behalf of the city government on the students’ future to succeed in their own field and the opportunities the 14th Commencement Exercises had opened for them.
"We congratulate you because you deserve it; your success will depend on your determination to succeed and your faith in yourself," expressed Puentevella upon delivering his Commencement Message, which was also witnessed by the BCC Board of Trustees, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and some of the Sangguniang Panlungsod members.
The Bacolod City Water District took on its share in the implementation of the "Adopt an Estero Program" spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) by signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA), together with other stakeholders on April 3, 2014.
Signing of MOA (l-r): Engr. Samuel Penado (BACIWA), Ms. Maria Fe Tresfuentes, (City Government), Atty. Jonathan Bulos (OIC-DENR-6 Regional Director) and another stakeholder.*
In signing the MOA, BACIWA agrees to adopt the "Mambulok Creek" as its estero and will assist the government in developing a comprehensive program to reduce pollution, to provide a healthy and safe environment.
Various Lions clubs in Negros participated in the Lions World Lunch Relay last April 4, 2014 with the abandoned, abused and destitute elderly citizens. The special international event brings families and friends of Lions together in their local communities with families and friends of Lions around the world to share a meal and celebrate the value of service.
L-R: Elaine Hagan, Chingbee Castillo, Alex Tan, Daphne Oppus, Araceli Regalado, Emily Waters, Leah Garbanzos, Em Ang, Leska Ang, Sony Manojo, Mario Garbanzos and Monet Manojo*
The Lions hosted a community lunch event serving organic food and providing entertainment to the elderly residents of St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged.
The event started at 10:30 AM with a musical variety show charity diva Token Lizares, a member of the Occidental Negros Host Lions Club.