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Bacolod City

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).*

Anti-Trafficking ‘Help Desk Center’ to Reactivate in August

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The Bacolod City government through the City Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking -Violence Against Women and Children (CIACAT-VAWC) will establish and reactivate the ‘help desk center’ at sea and air ports and land-based bus terminals starting in August.

CIACAT-VAWC co-chairperson Councilor Sonya Verdeflor said the help desk aims to prevent exploitation of women especially minors who are victims of human trafficking.

“The victims can now ask for help through the help desk center and intercept their recruiter,” Verdeflor said.

ICOM 2015 Philippines Conference in Bacolod City

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The Internatonal Council of Museums 2015 Philippines Conference will be held in Bacolod City on August 18 to 21 , 2015 hosted by University of St. La Salle in partnership with ICOM Philippines and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. Theme of the activity is “Museum Fora: Sustainable Society.”


Signing of Partnership with Hector Gloria - Vice-Chancellor on Mission, USLS, Gina Bate-Director, ICOM Philippines and Robin Serrano-Vice-Chancellor on Advancement, De La Salle, College of St. Benilde at the Museo de La Salle yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Media and Blogger Night at the Inns by the Oriental

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The Inns by the Oriental is the newest Hotel in the City that presented their services and amenities to members of the Media and Bloggers in Bacolod City recently in a media night at their Hot and Juicy Restaurant.


The Media and Bloggers Night at the INNS by the Oriental. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)