The 10-Under Girls Team A and Team Under Boys were hailed as back-to-back champions in the 2014 USLS-VSO-SHARE-NOVA-NOCSF Age-Group Volleyball Championship that was held last February 22-March 23, 2014.
The volleyball champions are the products of the yearly Summer Sports Program in Silay City.
The 14-Under Boys won also as the 1st runner-up, 12-Under Girls and 10-Under Girls. Team B received the 2nd runner-up award.
Their coaches/trainers were Alexander Balili, Ronald Premaylon, John Ledesma, Joel Dequilla and Arno Pescuela.
The culmination of the 2014 Women’s Month in Silay City was a success. It was lead by the Silay City Committee on Women and Family that was held in Silay City Public Plaza.
The event has two parts.
Dance Group representing Sagay City is last year’s champion of the Panaad Folk Dance Competition (Maria Clara Category).* (Capitol photo)
The first part was the parade of all women organizations in the city and the morning program that includes the solidarity message of NAPC Undersecretary Florecia Doratan and messages from City Councilor Renato Doloso, Soroptimist International-Silay City Chapter Director Mrs. Carmen Flor and Social Welfare and Development Officer Emilea Villavicencio.
The second part of the event was the conduct of the 2014 Mrs. Silay Pageant Night.
The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recognized the Silay City TB Directly-Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) Center as High Performer in Case Detection Rate and Cure Rate TB Program Accomplishment in 2013.
The Silay City Health Office, Mayor Jose L. Montelibano and et al have also received a certificate of recognition from PHO for their unwavering support and implementation of the Integrated TB Information System (ITIS).
Different government office and departments in Silay City have participated in the conduct of the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED), 9am on March 19, 2014. The Silay Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) together with the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) spearheaded the activity in the city.
Government employees in Silay City perform the duck, cover and hold technique during the earthquake drill in Silay City Public Plaza.*
Present in the drill were Silay City Administrator O.I.C. Noel B. Doloriac, Silay LDRRMO Officer Zhephard Caelian, Silay BFP Chief/ Fire Inspector Vincie Jojo Aldeguer, Chief of Police/Police Supt. Jacob T. Crisostomo, Executive Assistants Salvador Ascalon, Jr. and Roy Golez, City Health Educator Alan Rojo and some government employees.
Silay City Housing Officer Alore V. Golez reported that representatives from the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) in Manila have conducted a background investigation and preliminary site inspection to the three housing projects under the Localized Community Mortgage Program (LCMP) in Silay City last Thursday and Friday.
Mr. James Mabulay, Irene dela Rosa of SHFC-Manila have visited the LCMP Program in Bonbon Newsite, Universal HOA and Sampaguita Village, all located in Silay City.
A total of 109 beneficiaries will soon have their land titles as soon as the SHFC will approve the funding of the project.
Silay City Livelihood Officer Joserito Lapuos reported that the Silay City Government recently gave local assistance to several associations in the city.
The Samahang Damayan sa Namatayan Barangay Kapitan Ramon Silay City Incorporated has received a P150,000 check, the Former Rebels’ Association has received a P150,000 check, the Katilingban sa Paghili-usa Incorporated Silay City Chapter has accepted a P100,000 check and the Sitio Tayap Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Incorporated has received a P50,000 check from the city government.
That local assistance will fund associations’ projects such as Rice Mill, Farm Implements, Tricycad and Sitio Tayap Fertilizers.
Different association presidents and officers in Silay City receive assistance from the city government headed by Mayor Jose L. Montelibano (3rd fr. right). Witnesses were Livelihood Officer Joserito Lapuos (left) and Silay Housing Consultant Eric Gariando (3rd fr. left).* (Aldwin Dalpatan photo)
The Silay City Government has recently conducted its first bloodletting program for motorcycle drivers and operators in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court.
SILAY CITY Assistant Health Officer Dr. Anabelle Ortiz (left), City Councilor Uldarico Penuela (3rd fr. left), Bloodletting Program Coordinator Berly Astronomo (right)and different driver associations’ presidents in the city.*
Present in the blood donation program were Assistant Silay City Health Officer Dr. Anabelle Ortiz, City Councilor Uldarico Penuela, Bloodletting Program Coordinator Berly Astronomo and representatives from Philippine Red Cross-Negros Chapter and Silay City Health Office.
The "Battle of Softball Champions" is all set to go on Sunday, March 2 at Hacianda Lonoy Ball Park in Silay City.
Multi-titled champion coach Tony Oquindo, Adolf Ledesma, and bemedalled softball mentor Guy Fuentes during the press conference.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)
This 1-day sports tournament will feature the top softball teams in Western Visayas which include the reigning Asia-Pacific Regional Softball champion Zarraga National High School; 2012 National PRISAA titlist, Central Philippine University; regional SCUAA champion Carlos Hilado Memorial State College; and the long time defending Palarong Pambansa champion Domingo Lacson National High School.
Adolf Ledesma, one of the organizers, said that the event will provide the Palaro-bound Negros clouters, and Iloilo batters seeing action in the National PRISAA and Philippine Series of the opportunity of having tough tests before competing in their respective age-groups.
Following an early breakfast meeting, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella went directly to the Bacolod People’s House where a special turnover of customized wheelchairs to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) spearheaded by the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) was being conducted and openly said that what he had witnessed has "made his day."
With the Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Services Dr. Ma. Cecilia Licuan.* (CMO-PIO photo)
"Thank you for remembering those who are in need," said Puentevella while he wholeheartedly thanked the organizers of the turnover, including the Charity Rehabilitation Services (CRS) of the University.
BACOLOD Mayor Puentevella with wheelchair beneficiary Girlie Pangadlo of Alijis.* (CMO-PIO photo)
A number of Silay City athletes have won in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Meet 2014 that was held in San Jose, Antique last February 10-14, 2014.
In swimming high school category, Joshua Junsay of the Negros-Silay team won seven gold medals and one silver medal. He garnered gold medals in 800m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 4x100m medley relay, 4x100m freestyle relay, and most bemedalled swimmer. He got a silver medal award in 100m butterfly.