NDB’s Pert Toga (2nd L) blows candles on his 73rd birthday March 27 while children and grandchildren Gabriel Zachary look curiously with his Papa Kristofer. To his left are Ana Marie Toga-Garrucho, Malou Toga-Esmeres and grandchildren Maria Lourdes and Joseph Daniel. At the back is Luis "Nonoy" Garrucho,Jr.*
The grandfather (3rd, center) with grandchildren Joseph Daniel, Gabriel, Charles, Lou Jan, Lorenz and Maria Lourdes (Bing-Bing).*
Woodpushers from the cities of Bacolod, Escalante, Silay and Cadiz-A showed promosing performances as it captured the titles in various age-groups of the just-concluded 21st Panaad Festival Chess Tournament held at the VIP room of the Panaad Park and Stadium in Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The Renato Anoran-mentored Bacolod team of Kenan John Anoran and Valerio Mangubat scored an accumulated 13.0 points to dominate the 17-Under Boys team event. Both chessers also prevailed in boards 1 and 2, scoring 6.0 points and 7.0 points, respectively.
They also went home with a cash incentive of P1,500 for the team event while P300 each as individual winners.
The Bacolod Chess Team
The whistleblowing team of Directors Marichi Ramos, Chairman, Lawrence Villanueva and lawyer Lorendo Dilag, who have been joined by former union Presidents Rodolfo Maligmat and Ramon Lopez with their supporters have outlined a series of moves to pursue efforts to ensure the cleansing of the water firm BACIWA from graft and corruption, extravagance and mismanagement during a press conference at a local restaurant Friday last week.
Maligmat and Lopez head the BACIWA Reform Movement through the Bacolod City Forum (BCF), a planning and discussion group, which is composed of respected residents of Bacolod.
This is to inform the consuming public that the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) is open on April 9, 17, and 18, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to accept bill payments and implement disconnection orders in Estanzia, Montebello, Prk. Sambag, Prk. Santol, Kahirup, Mandalagan, Mountain View, St. Anne Subdivision, Villa Valderrama, Prk. Kametal, Sunriser, Maaliwanay, Bata, Sta. Clara Executive, Sto. Rosario Subdivision, Prk. Pepsi, Magbinuligay, Sawmill 1, 2 & 3, Masinadyahon, Katilingban, Mainuswagon, Tunay, Pag-isa, Kamunsil, Burgos St., Gustilo Hilado, Galo BBB, Galo Gasataya, Burgos and Galo Lopez Jaena, Mabini, Coral, Rizal, Gonzaga St., Luzuriaga, Ciocon Road, Rizal Lacson, Araneta St., San Juan, Gatuslao St., Bonifacio St., Locsin-San Sebastian, Smith, Ballesteros, San Sebastian, Dawis, Yulo’s Park, Brgys. 16, 14 & 29, Malalusan, Adelfa, Doña Maria, Doña Procesa, Verbena St., Amapola, Sta. Ana, Rosario & Libertad Sts., Mansilingan, Felisa Road, Hermelinda Homes, Green Acres Subdivision, Hda. Guanzon, Simon Peter, RGG Coliseum, Hda. Gonzaga, Pagla-um Village, Ceres Village, Prk. Kasilingan, Cabugwason, Villa Maria and Totong 1, 2 and 3.
Joseph Daniel Toga Garrucho, Grade 8 and his younger brother Lou Jann Toga Garrucho, a first grader, hurdled the 2014 school year’s test of educational challenges by winning distinction honors to be among the awardees and honorees in their respective schools.
The Garrucho brothers Lou Jann and Joseph Daniel
Joseph Daniel, 14, was named one of the few Chaplain’s Awardees and Service Awardees during their Recognition Day Rites last March 27 at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Homesite, Bacolod City, a rare and distinct honor for his scholastic achievements and extra-curricular activities.
In order to lessen the burden of parents on transportation expenses of their children, at the same time minimize efforts and time of students in going from one campus to another, Mayor Monico Puentevella said he intends to put up one campus site only for Bacolod City College (BCC). For years now, the students are burdened with transportation expenses, time consumption and efforts in going to several campuses of the school to attend their classes. The three campuses of BCC are Taculing as main site, and branches at Brgy. Sum-ag, Fortune Towne and part of the Bacolod City National High School.
BACOLOD CITY Mayor and Chairman of the Bacolod City College’s (BCC) Board of Trustees Monico Puentevella delivering his commencement speech in front of more than 800 graduates in yesterday’s 14th Commencement Exercises at the BAYS Center.*
The distance from Fortune Towne to Sum-ag would entail two rides on the part of the students, which would mean added financial burden to the parents. Thus, Mayor Puentevella has decided to construct a one site campus for BCC.
The Sandiganbayan (Fourth Division), acting on a letter-request from Councilor Carlos Jose Valderrama Lopez of Bacolod City has issued a "stern reminder" to the city alderman, reiterating the fact that the country’s Sandiganbayan is "a Court of Law which is tasked to try the case involving Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella et al, and resolve it on the merits in accordance with the law, evidence and applicable jurisprudence…"
"The Sandiganbayan," it was stressed, "is not the proper forum for the issues that Mr. Lopez is raising against accused Puentevella in his letter," the Sandiganbayan resolution, stressed.
Said resolution on the letter-complaint of Lopez was issued by the fourth division Associate Justices, namely, Hon. Gregory S. Ong, Hon. Jose R. Hernandez and Hon. Maria Cristina J. Cornejo.
Arriving from his two-day joint conference together with the mayors of emerging ASEAN nations at the Lee Kuan School of Public Policy in Singapore, city mayor Monico Puentevella faced the media yesterday and detailed on what he has learned from the "working conference".
Among others, Puentevella noted that this trip was successful as he had the opportunity to meet with other Chief Executives of the Philippines and other countries. The forum likewise opened doors for discussion on how to prepare for natural disasters, casualty prevention and on how Super Typhoon Yolanda-struck cities like Tacloban and Bohol stand and revive its status following its devastation.
Mayor Monico Puentevella has invited Double Dragon Properties Corporation to invest in Bacolod City by putting up a branch of CityMall here.
Mayor Puentevella said in his letter to Tony Tan Caktiong and Edgar Sia II, Co-Chairmen of Double Dragon Properties Corporation, owner and developer of CityMall to consider Bacolod City as one of their proposed 100 community malls that they intend to put up in various strategic places in the country.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will temporarily shutdown its 69kV Bacolod-San Enrique Transmission Line on April 5, 2014, Saturday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM to repair leaning poles and conduct other preventive maintenance activities.
CENECO shall take advantage of this downtime by implementing simultaneous maintenance activities in the following areas:
Date : April 5, 2014 - Saturday
Time : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM