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Talisay’s New Visitors Info Center Opens

Mayor Neil E. Lizares III, with honored guests Department of Tourism Regional Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas, Provincial Tourism Officer Cristine Mansinares, assisted by Sangguniang Panglunsod Members Carl Lizares, Randy Ereñeta, Gab Villacin, Zenia Astorga and William Malan, led the ribbon cutting and the blessing and inauguration of the City of Talisay’s Visitors Information Center with Rev. Father Dexter Palagtiosa, OAR blessing the new edifice.


Mayor Neil E. Lizares III assisted by DOT Regional Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas officially cut the ribbon at the blessing and inauguration of the City of Talisay Visitors Information Center. On the side is Provincial Tourism Officer Cristine Mansinares (standing right) SPM Zenia Astorga (standing left) standing behind from left is SPM Carl Lizares and SPM Randy Ereñeta.*

City of Talisay Kasalan Ng Bayan 2017: A Journey of Love and Lifetime Commitment

On October 27, 2017, seventy five Talisaynon couples were binded as one in matrimony before Mayor Neil E. Lizares III in one of the biggest Kasalan Ng Bayan in the City of Talisay by the #gwapongaserbisyo. Said Kasalan ng Bayan 2017 is the culmination program of the 25th Celebration of Family Day with this year’s theme: “Tungo sa Maginhawa, Matatag at Panatag na Pamilyang Pilipino”.


Seventy five Talisaynon newlyweds together with Mayor Neil Lizares III, SPM Gab Villacin, Bogs Malan, Maam Elizabeth Mosquera, US Peace Corp Volunteer, Marlyn Simondo, Farrah Jayme, Dionela Mondragon, Carl Lizares, Kagawad Ombing Toriano, Pastor Packs Padilla and Mr. Chuck Diaz.*(Jonaz Delleva and Leo Jayme)

Metro Third Medical Mission to Benefit Surgical Health Needs of Talisay and 3rd District Constituents

Mayor Neil Lizares III met with Negros Occidental Third District First Lady Nikki Lopez Benitez to map out the groundwork for a major 3-day medical and surgical mission slated in November 9, 2017 at the Teresita Locsin Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.


Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares and Negros Occidental Third District First Lady Nikki Lopez Benitez discuss the Third District medical and surgical mission slated on November 9, 2017.*(Photo by Jonaz Lojera Delleva)

Talisay City Gears Up for July 23 National Smoking Ban Smoke-Free Task Force to be organized

Talisay City is ready to implement the nationwide ban on smoking set on Sunday, July 23, 2017. In its weekly session, City Councilor Randy Ereneta pushed for the passage of the city’s Comprehensive Smoke Free Ordinance in support of the national government’s Executive Order No. 26 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 16, 2017 that bans smoking in all public places. Said ordinance covers as well Civil Service Commission laws and Executive Orders that prohibit provision and selling of tobacco products to minors.


TALISAY SMOKE BAN ORDINANCE. Talisay City Councilor Ivan Randy Ereñeta reviews the Comprehensive Smoke Free Ordinance which he pushed for passage in the recent regular session of the city council.*

Reaching Out to Informal Settler Families in Metro 3rd

Focusing on the other “H” in his Metro 3RD Asenso–IHELP (infrastructure-health & housing-education & environment-livelihood-policy) Program, Congressman Alfredo Benitez initiated an inventory of informal settler families (ISF) and a review of the various housing programs of local government units in the Third District.

Marie June Pavillar Castro, women’s rights advocate, civic leader and former Silay City councilor who was tasked as District Coordinator for Housing Concerns DCHC), said the initial inventory recorded close to 50,000 informal settler families in Victorias, EB Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia. As she works closely with the LGUs to assist fast-tracking their housing programs and other related concerns, the listing and mapping of ISFs continue to generate an accurate data-baseline for appropriate interventions and provide relevant inputs to policy initiatives to address the housing backlog and other issues.