There is a need to integrate security operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airports to make them seamless, according to Bacolod Rep. Evelio R Leonardia.
We should also look at the rest of the country’s airports to see if they also need the same streamlining, he added.
Leonardia, senior vice-chair of the Committee on Transportation, presides at the first hearing of the congressional inquiry into the NAIA shootings last December.*
Leonardia gave these observations after he presided at the first hearing of the congressional inquiry into the NAIA 3 shooting incident last December 20. The Bacolod solon presided the hearing as senior vice-chair of the Congressional Committee on Transportation.
By Inna Pauline L. Monillo
A woman reported to the police that an unidentified person picked her wallet at the downtown area of Bacolod City at about 4:00 pm, Wednesday.
Chasyl Policarpio, 34, of Seaview Subd. Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City, Negros Occidental said she was walking along downtown area when she discovered her brown wallet was already missing which contained: ATM BPI, ATM Global Philippines PNB, BPI Saving Account ATM, PAG-IBIG ID, COMELEC ID, Drivers License, reward cards, Lopue’s Discount Card, Employees ID, cash amounting Php 900.00, 5 US Dollar and 10 Euro.*
For the third year in a row, Silay City’s Hugyaw Kansilay Festival will be joining Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival on January 25, 2014, 8:00 am as one of the participating groups in the Kasadyahan Regional Cultural Showcase (The Best of Western Visayas Festivals).
Silay was once again invited by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation and Department of Tourism–Region VI to be one of the 11 performing tribes coming from the provinces of Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Antique.
Hugyaw Kansilay Dancers will showcase the legend of Princess Kansilay, a warrior princess, whom together with her lover, Lawaan, defended her village from the Moro bandits led by Lunok.
The Silay City Government will conduct their next blood donation program on January 26, 2014 at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Civic and Cultural Center from 8am ‘til 4pm.
Berly Astronomo, bloodletting program coordinator, said that the bloodletting activity "Dugo Kong Alay, Pansagip Buhay" is conducted every last Sunday of the month to comply the standards of the National Voluntary Blood Services Program.
(L-R) Silay City ABC President Jose Lopez, Jr., former Punong Barangay Alan Duca, Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Assistant Health Officer Dr. Anabelle Ortiz (5th fr. left), and Bloodletting Program Coordinator Berly Astronomo (6th fr. left) pose at the Silay City Liga ng mga Barangay office.* (Aldwin Dalpatan photo)
Twenty-two individuals who brought distinct honor and pride to Silay City were recently given the Silaynon Award of Excellence.
The award of excellence is given only once a year to individuals and government offices who won national awards for that year and aims to encourage quality service and performance among the Silaynons.
Among the awardees for the year 2013 are Chief Girl Scout Medalists (Presidential Medal of Honor) Grendy Bless C. Nebria, Clarice Balasan, Jacca Caramat, Marylee Cristales, Julie Ann David, Asenah Ruth Corceles, Karen Joy Ballon and Queenie Valencia.
More than 200 individuals have participated in the 1st Zumba Silay that was held in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court.
The 1st Zumba Silay that was held in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court.* (Aldwin Dalpatan photo)
It was spearheaded by the Silay City Health Office (CHO) and Zumba instructors. Present were City Health Officer Dr. Sabina Damazo, Assistant City Health Officer Dr. Anabelle Ortiz, City Nurse Arlene Chiu, City Midwife Leilani dela Fuente Azuro, City Health Educator Alan Rojo, Public Nurse II Hazel Bacaoco, Jovita Golez and Imelda Libo-on.
Four Silaynon swimmers are to represent Negros Team in the 2013-2014 Palarong Pangrehiyon or the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet that will be held in Antique on February 2014.
Silay swimmers pose with Silay City Councilor Ireneo Celis, Jr. and City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano (l-r) in Silay City Public Plaza Covered Court.* (Photo taken by Aldwin Dalpatan)
They are Joshua J. Junsay, John Richard A. Sayon, Christopher James L. Bentulan, and David James D. Blanco. The swimmers have won the swimming event at the 2013 Palarong Panlalawigan (Provincial Meet) that was held in Panaad Sports Stadium, Mansilingan, Bacolod City last December 8-13, 2013.
A Silay City resident with his companions, and two brothers in Kabankalan City were shot in separate shoot-ing incidents, Wednesday and Tuesday.
Silay Police reports revealed Monjan Aguirre, 20, of Villa Hergon, Brgy. Rizal was with his friend, Edgardo Barranco alias JR, 27, of Carmela Subd., Brgy. 5, when the two suspects on board a motorcycle approached and fired at them without provocation.
Aguirre was declared dead by attending physician at Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital due to multiple gunshot wounds; while, Barranco sustained a single gunshot wound on the upper right portion of his thigh and is still under medical treatment.
Victorias and Silay City Police arrested a suspect facing charges for attempted rape in a raid about 6:30PM, Tuesday at Hacienda Macamig I, Brgy. E. Lopez in Silay City.
PO3 Ian Libo-on and PO3 Valentin Cerdeña effected the arrest against Jonas Flores, 26, of Hacienda Fe, Brgy. 12, Victorias City through a warrant in criminal case number 6409-40 for attempted rape in relation to Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Act.
Jose "Toti" J. Lopez Jr., punong barangay of Barangay Guinhalaran, was proclaimed as the new Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President of Silay City.
Adding to that, PB Henry Belleza (vice-president), PB Joel A. Peornato (auditor), PB Milagros G. Catalan, PB Rolando L. Gutana, PB Efren D. Dequilla, PB Debbie S. Jinon, PB Eugenio E. Celis Jr., PB Corazon H. Soluta, and PB Ramon B. Celebre were also proclaimed.
Lopez asked for unity among themselves and cooperation that will strengthen the Liga ng mga Barangay Silay Chapter, and one of the means to achieve full public service for the benefit of their constituents and of Silay City as a whole.
Meanwhile, Belleza expressed his gratitude to the body, staff and visitors. He assured the body to support the Liga. Infrastructure programs will be one of his priorities. Appointed Liga secretary was PB Debbie S. Jinon and the treasurer was PB Rolando L. Gutana.
Silay City Punong Barangays and DILG-Silay official and staff pose at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center, Silay City.* (Aldwin Dalpatan photo)