PLAZA LIGHTS ON. The Bacolod City Public Plaza sparkle and dazzle this holiday season as Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Barangay 13 Captain Tanya Familiaran, who is also the vice president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, led the switch-on ceremony for the plaza’s Christmas Lights Friday night, with the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) Rondalla providing entertainment. Various fun-filled activities are lined up at the plaza from Dec. 15 to 31.*
El Cid Familiaran
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As part of the annual Boys and Girls Week Celebration of the Rotary Club of Bacolod, City Hall officials and department and office heads have counterpart high school student officials in running the affairs of the city from Nov. 20 to 24.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia has “Boy Mayor” Jude Lourence Segovia of La Consolacion College – Bacolod, while Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran has “Girl Vice Mayor” Angela Terese Yu of St. John’s Institute.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran suggests that the Bacolod North Cemetery along Burgos Street should be closed considering that there is no more available space for burial of the dead in that place.
While Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. said before closing the cemetery, the local government of Bacolod City should buy a lot as location for the new cemetery.
The public is being urged by Mayor Evelio Leonardia to cooperate in the implementation of No Segregation, No Collection Policy on garbage, which started September 1, 2017. “This is a gigantic task, and we anticipate this is not going to be easy,” Mayor Leonardia said.
As chairman of the Solid Waste Action Team, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said, the program is in its infancy stage, so the compliance percentage is lower, on account of lack of information dissemination in the barangays. However, he expects success of the program in two to three months.
Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), one of the pioneers and leaders in public secondary schools in Negros Occidental with more than 7,000 students, held its General Parents Teachers Association (GPTA) Assembly and Induction of Officers for 2017-2018 at the NOHS Quadrangle Saturday.
BACOLOD CITY Vice-Mayor El Cid M. Familiaran administers the oath of office of newly elected officers and Board of Directors of General Parents Teachers Association of Negros Occidental High School 2017-2018 headed by President Jerry P. Alonzo, Vice-President Jose De los Reyes Marañon, Secretary Simple Joy M. Peacita, Treasurer Chona W. Toral, Auditor Andrelu Nava, Board of Directors (Parents) Jose I. Ong, Patricio Lim, Edgar G. Velasco, Annabelle T. Oyco, Archie Pilarta, Jocelyn P. Toreses (Teachers) Cecil J. Ching, Roanne R. De Los Reyes, Haydee M. Lamela and Mary Grace G. Singson.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
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