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Bacolod City

BACIWA Insists: ‘We Can Not Delay July 1 Bulk Water Bidding'

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Reacting to a Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution, asking the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) to postpone tomorrow’s July 1 bidding for the Bulk Water Supply project, BACIWA Interim General Manager Engr. Mario Macatangay of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) said they can not suspend or reset the July 1 bidding.

“This is because we are constrained by the provisions of Republic Act 9184, which is the government procurement law,” he said.”

Biggest Motorshow in the City

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The Bacolod KTM Riders Club (BKRC), the newly SEC Registered Motor Club kicks off their July 24-25, 2015 event at the Planta Centro Hotel and Residences. The officers of the said club led the pressconfab and event briefing with members of the Bacolod Media. PJ Ginete (Club Prexy), Nino Angudong (Vice President), Jeremy Abanil (Public Relations Officer) and Steve Jardinico (Secretary) were seated as the panel for the press conference.

BKRC – (left to right) . PJ Ginete (Club Prexy), Nino Angudong (Vice President), Jeremy Abanil (Public Relations Officer) and Steve Jardinico (Secretary) seated as panel for the presscon. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

British Ambassador Ahmad Visits Bacolod City; Mayor Monico Assures All Foreigners are Safe, Taken Cared Of Here

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British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad described Bacolod City as a “fast moving place” and was impressed by the “way of life” as he visited the city by the invitation of Mayor Monico Puentevella, Friday.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puente-vella presenting a token to British Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Asif Ahmad during his visit to the city last Friday.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Ramos, Consumers Group to File Injunction vs. Bulk Water Bidding Today

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Beleaguered Marichi Ramos, director of the Bacolod City Water District board and a consumers group are set to file separate injunction cases seeking to stop the slated bidding for the bulk water project of the said utility firm this week.

In a press conference yesterday, Ramos slammed the BACIWA management to what she claimed as “a questionable project” spearheaded by the board under President Atty. Maida Torre.

Chamber Received Donations from PUM Netherland

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PUM expert Jean Luijten arrived in Bacolod on June 24, 2015 to formally turn over various donated equipments from Netherland to the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade (CVFB). The equipments include Dräger and MSA, Fire Fighting Helmets, Masks and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) with its backpack and various medical supplies. The turnover was done in a simple ceremony on June 25, 2015 at the CVFB Station with President Alfredo Barcelona, President of Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (BFCCCII) and CVFB Fire Chief Bryant Lao accepting the donations. The event was witness by PUM representative in the Philippines, Nancy Pestaño and officers of both BFCCCII and CVFB.

PUM expert Jean Luijten from the Netherlands turns over various donated equipment to the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade (CVFB).*