Education as one of the top priority projects of the Talisay City Government led by the prolific Mayor Eric. M. Saratan has given a lot of students a chance to get into college. The program "Kolehiyo sa Barrio" is geared towards encouraging the children to pursue school and reach the college level. Yesterday various school heads met with Mayor Eric at the Talisay City Hall to discuss developments amid the K-12 program of the Department of Education.
The group of teachers gave the Mayor the immediate perspective on how the schools ready themselves for the years to come. Mayor Saratan disclosed major plans that shall be in place in the coming years and asked the participation of the educators to play a major role on encouraging the students to continue with their studies up to high school and choose a course that they desire in college.
Members of the Buddha’s Light International Association, a lay organization of four branches of Fo Guang Shan extended a feeding program to residents of Talisay City recently.
Hundreds of Talisaynons benefited in the launching of the project from the community of the Yuan Thong Temple from Bacolod City.
The activity was held at the Talisay Public Plaza where members of the local government of Talisay led the feeding program for various beneficiaries.
Mayor Eric Saratan thanked the leaders of the Buddha’s Light International Association for extending their help to the people of Talisay City.* (Talisay CMO photo)
Parents along with their children filled the venue as the activity took place.
Mayor Eric Saratan lauded the performance of the Talisay City Police Office and the Bureau of Fire and Protection and challenged everybody to do more this 2014.
Mayor Saratan commended the performance of the police force in being steadfast and maintaining the peace and order situation of the city.
Talisay has been chosen by a lot of foreign nationals to be their retirement village and has commended the stable leadership and the peace and order situation in the city. The mayor told members of the police that the respect of the citizens reflects on the kind of service that has been extended to them. "Let us work all together and maintain the momentum that we had in 2013", Mayor Saratan said.
Mayor Eric M. Saratan lauds the efforts of the Talisay City Police and members of the Bureau of Fire and Protection during the New Year’s call of the group to the Mayor recently. (Talisay CMO Photo)
January ushers in the New Year and for those who are doing business in Talisay City it will be the time for the renewal of business permits. Talisay is ready with its Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS), a simplified and re-engineered system which is compliant to nationally mandated service standards.
This will bring ease to those who will be in line to undergo the annual process as key reforms and policies geared towards serving the people of Talisay has been put in place such as the; Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) Program, Joint Inspection Team (JIT), Enhanced Information Technology, Computerization program and Information, Education and Communication program in this year’s business permit process.
City Mayor Eric M. Saratan with Talisay First Lady Shiela Yap-Saratan along with city officials led the fireworks display at the Public Plaza last January 1 welcoming the year 2014.
Mayor Saratan greeted the people of Talisay and shared various experiences and lessons learned during the past year and how the city was able to deliver and led Talisaynons to new heights.
Talisay City Mayor Eric M. Saratan led the countdown to the fireworks display at the Talisay Public Plaza last Jan. 1.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
He was also thankful for the blessings and keeping Talisay and its people safe during the super typhoon Yolanda that hit the country in 2013 and the efforts of the city in extending the help to affected areas and to the neighboring towns and cities that were hardly hit by the typhoon.
The National Competitiveness Council (NCC), together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the INVEST Project revealed the Top Cities in terms of Governance Efficiency, with Talisay City ranking 10th out of 122 cities.
Mayor Eric Saratan said that this is due to the efforts done by the city in terms of government efficiency tracks transparency and accountability, public finance, performance recognition, business responsiveness, and basic government services for the people of Talisay.
Local police authorities in Talisay City arrested a suspected thief about 10:55AM, Wednesday.
SPO3 Rodrigo E. Asparo, of alert team with traffic supervisor PO3 Ruel D. Gubac apprehended Jemar Pontino, 30, of Brgy. 2 in Manapla for suspected theft and recovered from his possession were; P8, 000 worth of tablet, wallet containing P5,100 cash and automated teller machine (ATM) cards owned by Mezel Baugo.
All set for the young lady booters of Minuluan-Talisay City Football Club as they fly today for Manila and compete in the 18th Alaska Football Cup on December 7-8, 2013.
The Talisaynon’s U17 squad was supposedly scheduled to fly last month but was reset due to the super typhoon Yolanda.
The 13-man team will be competing for the U17 and Open Ladies divisions.
Consisting the Talisay City-based club are Hanah Martinez, Christine Duran, Chelo Marie Hodges, Irish Navaja, siblings Mikaela and Natasha de Asis, Mariel Eusebio, Thea Claire Concepcion, Ma. Isabelle Simone Yusay, Janna Lagman, Christine Miranda, Kristine Aguilar, and keeper Ivy Lopez.
By ARMAN TOGA & ROX ESTRELLA
TALISAY CITY - A woman who is Number 2 in the list of illegal drug personalities in Bacolod City and Number 12 in Western Visayas or Region 6 was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Talisay City yesterday.
Mary Rose L. Celes alias Gwapa, 38, of Barangay Banago, Bacolod City was nabbed in a buy bust operation at the Spa By The Sea at Barangay Zone 15 in Talisay around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.’
Close to 100 drivers with their passenger jeepneys, carred out a protest tackling two major issues and who later carried out a dialogue with Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan in the city hall yesterday morning.
United Negros Drivers’ Operators’ Center (UNDOC) Secretary General Diego Malacad, who was interviewed by NNF/NDB and in DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" radio program said the protest action and the dialogue with Mayor Saratan, yielded satisfactory results.
Participating in the protest action were Talisay and Silay cities’ passenger jeepney drivers.