CADIZ CITY – One of the typhoon Yolanda ravaged area in Northern Negros Occidental, this city is bracing for a 5-day celebration of the 40th Dinagsa Festival in Honor of Sto. Niño which culminates on January 26, 2014.
The 5-day celebration will start January 22 to 26, while a daily novena commences on Jan. 17 until Jan. 25.
Different public and private schools will alternately hold its alumni homecoming and sponsor different presentations.
Undersecretary Atty. Maria Cleofe Gettie Sandoval of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) together with City Mayor Patrick Escalante and Congressman Rafael Cueva led the groundbreaking rites of Farm to Market Roads from Sitio Alimatoc to Hiyang-hiyang up to sitio Huwebesan, Brgy. Celestino Villacin in Cadiz City recently.
(Left) Brgy. Capt. Arlene Verbo,USEC Atty. Maria Cleofe Sandoval, Congressman Rafael Cueva cut the ribbon while City Mayor Patrick Escalante look on.*
The University of St. La Salle (USLS) through the Institute for Negros Development (IND) and longtime development partner, the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) are heading a Special School Feeding Program (SSFP) for 7 public schools in the cities of Cadiz and Sagay by January to March 2014.
During a disaster, children are considered as one of the most vulnerable groups due to their limited coping mechanism. In the wake of Typhoon Yolanda, the Jollibee Foods Corporation/Jollibee Group Foundation and USLS embark on the "Special School Feeding Program" to address hunger among school children. This initiative is inspired by the "Busog, Lusog, Talino" (BLT) School Feeding Program albeit with some modifications to cater to the scope and magnitude of the disaster’s impacts.
The local GMA Kapuso Network held a second batch of relief operation for victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" in Cadiz and Sagay cities, Negros Occidental recently.
Boxes and sacks of relief goods, bottled water and slippers donated by Bacoleños and Negrenses through GMA TV Western Visayas, were distributed to thousands of typhoon victims in Northern Negros, who thanked the donors from private, public and civic groups, the press release also said.
Cadiz City. GMA TV Station Head Cristina Magbojos turns over the relief goods to the victims of super typhoon "Yolanda".*
By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Gonzaga Escario received P100, 000 from Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella at the City Mayor’s Office as extension of the city’s financial assistance for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in Bantayan Island.
"I thank Bacolod Mayor Puentevella especially the people of Bacolod for extending help to the island and people of Bantayan," said Mayor Escario who was proud to say that his family and friends are mostly from Bacolod.
According to Escario, 90% of electricity and livelihood were damaged in Bantayan. In 25 barangays almost 22,000 households were also damaged including their poultry considered as the capital of egg manufacturing in the country.
They used to be the number one in terms of supplying eggs to the Visayas islands and the Philippines, thus prices are expected to further increase after the typhoon struck the island.
Police authorities in Silay City with troops of Philippine Army arrested a local of Cadiz City and member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) for alleged unlawful acquisition or possession of firearms and ammunitions about 8AM, Monday.
Reports said a complaint was filed by Brgy. Kagawad Salvacion Corugda against Lemuel Paunillan, 22, of Brgy. Tinampa-an, Cadiz City for alleged violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591.
The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Hospital, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Foundation and Riverside College conducted a medical and relief mission last Friday, November 22, 2013 which was held at Barangay Daga, Cadiz City. This area, along the coast, was highly devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
Theme of the project was, "One For Juan" – Riverside Unity Medical and Relief Mission.
Their medical team composed of physicians and volunteer nurses attend to some 200 patients who were given free medicines.
Ms. Janet Villanueva, Ms. Grace Castidad of Riverside College Extension Office and staff of the hospital and Foundation coordinated the activity. They distributed 750 packages containing rice, canned goods, clothing and medicines donated by the three entities.
By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
CADIZ CITY – The City of Cadiz and its people are still reeling from the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon Yolanda.
The city in northern Negros Occ. is still needing relief and other asssistance and support for its typhoon victims.
Among those respnding to calls for assistance is the City of Bacolod, thus Mayor Monico Puentevella personally delivered yesterday to Cadiz a check worth P200,000 coming from the city.
After the wake of the world’s strongest typhoon to hit landfall and the fourth strongest ever recorded, Mayor Puentevella, together with some members of his administration travelled 63 kilometers from Bacolod to Cadiz City to directly handover the check to Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante, which in turn appreciated the gesture.
"This donation is from the people of Bacolod to the people of Cadiz," Puentevella said. He likewose thanked the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya for letting him "help Cadiz and the other affected areas" and for letting him be the city’s "representative and instrument".
The damage of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ to crops, fisheries, and livestock have reached more than P100.4 million as of 3 p.m. yesterday, according to the latest partial report of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.
Damage to palay and corn is P84,556,222; fisheries—P14,624,565; and high-value commercial crops—P1,350,643, according to provincial agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan.
Damage to livestock and poultry is PP45,748,266, according to provincial veterinarian Renante Decena.