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Bacolod City

‘We’re Still Booming’ – Mayor

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Mayor Monico Puentevella remains to be unfazed by the city’s 73rd ranking in the recent Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index of the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines (NCC), saying that “Bacolod is still booming” due to the influx of investors.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella and First Lady Josefa Puentevella lead the blessing and laying of time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of Savemore Market in Barangay Handumanan. Also in photo are Savemore Fortune Towne Front-end Supervisor Edrey Jun Nery, Savemore Bacolod Stores Assistant Store Manager Angelica Alta, Barangay Handumanan Kagawad Monette Pirote, Marlene and Nilbert Lamata of Marley 888 Corporation and Remi Suatengco and Wilhemina Gonzales of Negros Economic Development Foundation.*(CMO-PIO photo)

Convergys Bacolod Employees Give 1,000 ‘Bags of Hope’ to Bata ES I

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The country’s largest private employer, Convergys, recently distributed 1,000 “Bags of Hope” to elementary students in Bata Elementary School.

Bata Elementary School One students raise their “bags of hope” donated by Convergys employees. The bags contain school supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils and crayons among others, also donated by the employees.*

Teachers, Farmers Preempt PNoy’s SONA with Rallies

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The teachers in Metro Manila and the farmers in Negros Occidental are joining rallies today, Friday, July 23. Metro Manila teachers through the Alliance of Concerned Teachers’ (ACT) protest rally is urging Pres. Benigno Aquino for salary increase to be included in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 27. Venues of their protest rallies are Quezon City and Manila City, where participating teachers and non-teaching personnel will wear black arm band.

Mother-Son, Another Drug Pusher Nabbed in Buy Bust

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The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSOTG) arrested a mother and his son Tuesday, while another was also collared Wednesday both in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Baccolod City.

CAIDSOTG headed by Police Senior Inspector Jerick A. Filosofo, CAIDSOTG Chief and Police Inspector Stephen Boniba, team leader with Police Station 2 led by Police Senior Inspector Lanel Mae Ree Lanado arrested Janet Filoteo, 48, and her son John Mark, 25.

BCHLC Conducts Activities With SPED Students

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The Bacolod City Host Lions Club (BCHLC) joins the observance of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NPDR) Week by conducting activities for vision and hearing-impaired students. The Lions distributed school supplies, snacks and gifts to some 40 students of the Special Education (SPED) class at the Bacolod City High School yesterday, July 23, 2015. Club president Councilor Caesar Distrito, Councilor Em Ang and other members of the club spent an entire morning with the students who, in turn, entertained the Lions with song and dance numbers.

Bacolod City Host Lions Club president Caesar Distrito, Councilor Em Ang, Sony Manojo, Agnes Bermeo and Jelo Teodoso with SPED teachers and students during the Lions’ service activity in observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week 2015.*