Green Alert Negros (GAN) slammed the construction of the 31-megawatt diesel-powered power plant in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Mayor Escalante and Board Member Escalante should look at the bigger picture, beyond the short term opportunities, and see coal-fired power plants for what they really are – extremely dirty, harmful and destructive to the environment. At the onset, they may provide jobs for a few but they will also bring harm in the form of Carbon Dioxide emissions that increase the impacts of climate change and in turn cost the livelihood as well as the lives of people. Clearly, the advantage is very much outweighed by the disadvantages.
Katuwang Resource Center, Inc. (KRCI), a Negros-based non-government organization (NGO) in partnership with Pioneer Insurance released P3.3M cash to 943 families as Property Assistance covering EB Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City and Escalante City yesterday.
The distribution of property assistance was done in Cadiz City and Victorias City last January 21, 2014 which was attended by KRCI Chairperson Rafael C. Catalan, Jr. and Executive Director Lawrence N. Ledesma together with Pioneer Representatives, Area Manager James Gepoliano and Donna Legaspi. The event was witnessed by a representative of the City Government of Cadiz City, Wilfredo Cervantes.
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.