PROVINCIAL Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. said the Capitol employees have enjoyed their bonus of P20,000, which was already released to them recently.
Their salary adjustment from January to June is still under process, depending on how fast they process their payroll.
THE Bacolod City and Negros Occidental police forces are ready to ensure the safety of the students, their parents, the teachers, and the public during the school opening today.
In Negros Occidental, 350,000 school children are expected to be back to school today, with about 33,000 in Kindergarten, 220,000 in elementary, and 87,000 in high school.
MASSKARA dancers composed of Bacoleños residing in New York City are all set to defend their title today (June 2, Sunday in New York) in the Philippine Independence Day Parade.
The parade is spearheaded by the Philippine Consulate in New York as part of the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebration.
IN LINE with the opening of classes today, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) headed by Police Senior Superintendent Edgardo Ordaniel will distribute flyers containing safety tips to the public.
The flyers contain instructions on how to be safe while strolling in the streets and boarding public vehicles.
The Division of Bacolod City will implement the modeling of the senior high school for the school years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, and thereafter, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education (DepEd).
Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) is the chosen model senior high school where senior high school graduates whose skills and competence have been fully developed, may choose to look for a job, opt for private entrepreneurship, or proceed to enroll in college.
THE Bacolod City Council will hold a special session Monday to tackle the request for supplemental budget amounting to P19.9 million for the casual and co-terminus employees of the City Government here.
The casual and co-terminus employees worked in the City Government for about nine years since the second term of outgoing Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
TWO suspected hold-uppers were nabbed at about 12:45 a.m. yesterday by the Bacolod City Police Station 10 personnel at Totong 1, Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City.
Police identified the suspects as John Rey Solinap, 31, of Totong 4, Barangay Felisa and Neil Angelo Losquire, 20, of Zone 2, Barangay Handumanan.
THE Philippine Army and Aklan Police Provincial Office have succeeded in apprehending a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).
The suspect, identified as certain Antonio Cadugla, 47, married, of Sitio Kabangrusan, Barangay Union, Nabas, Aklan.
THE Philippine National Police was ordered to turn-over to the Provincial Sheriff for eventual return to the rightful owners all of the firearms, ammunitions, magazines and accessories seized during the raid by the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group last May 2, 2013 at the ancestral house of Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña’s family.
“As I’ve said even before the raid, all firearms are licensed,” said Peña in an SMS message to Sun.Star Bacolod. “I’ve stated this in my letters to the top PNP generals long before the raid,” he added.
NOW that the election is over, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. wants everybody to get back to work and for the province to have political peace.
Marañon confirmed Friday that mayors with some of their councilors who had not supported him during the recent May 13 elections had visited him at his office. He said he considers those visits as gestures of peace and unity.
GOVERNOR Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Friday he considers it as a blessing in disguise that the purchase and lease of the 7.7 hectare prime Capitol property located at the back of the Old Provincial Capitol building did not push through.
He added that the value of the said property has gone up substantially and in fact in his new term he will push for the rebidding of the said property.
THE Central Bank of the Philippines is interested to buy the provincial government’s approximately half-hectare lot located beside the National Food Authority in front of the Hall of Justice, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Friday.
Marañon said that the Central Bank plans to put up its regional office here and that they are planning to put up a huge investment in the province.
BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested for a supplemental budget of P19.9 million to pay the terminal leave pays of casual plantilla and co terminus employees of the City Government.
This was disclosed by Councilor Al Victor Espino who chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Finance.
BACOLOD City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said the request of the Mayor for a supplemental budget of P19.9 million was not taken up during their session since the chairman of the Committee on Finance Councilor Al Victor Espino was not present.
Sayson said that out of the P19.9 million he had requested, P11.3 million has been allocated for the terminal leave benefits of employees and officials under the City Mayor’s Office, while about P1.7 million has been allocated for the terminal leave benefits of outgoing councilors and their technical assistants including other officials.
PROVINCIAL Board member Dino Yulo confirmed yesterday that he filed an electoral protest against his uncle 5th district Congressman Alejandro Mirasol who was proclaimed as winner for the 5th congressional seat.
Yulo ran against his uncle for the 5th district congressional seat.
THE Department of Education (DepEd) is giving late enrollees for the coming school opening only until June 7 to enroll.
Negros Occidental Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Juliet Jeruta confirmed a low turnout of enrollment up to this time.
BACOLOD City Lone District Congressman-elect Evelio R. Leonardia will propose a bill that will provide retirement benefits to village officials.
Leonardio is set to assume the post noontime of June 30, 2013.
SOROPTIMIST International of the Philippines Region held its 24th mid-biennial conference starting Thursday until June 1, 2013 at L' Fisher hotel in Bacolod City.
Anchored on a theme:" Celebrating the cultural heritage of the past, present and the future," the events will focus on the multifarious cultural heritage, starting with the traditional fiesta celebration at Balay Negrense in Silay City; the turn of the century event at the romantic ambiance of the "Ruins" in Talisay City and the recognition dinner at L'Fisher hotel in Bacolod City.
NEGROS Occidental Provincial Police Director Ricardo Dela Paz said Thursday they are closely monitoring the activities of two big time operators of illegal gambling in Bacolod City and the entire Negros Occidental.
Dela Paz said the police in the province are committed to stop the illegal gambling operation in the province, per order of Governor Alfredo Maranon.
LAWYER Jovim Entila, legal counsel of the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa), said public private partnership (PPP) if allowed will help the water firm reduce its non-revenue water which incurs huge loses and expansion program.
PPP is a thrust of the National Government which could help the realization of a project without shelling out a huge amount of funds.
SULPICIO Lagarde, General Manager of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), explained the Thursday intermittent power in some parts of their coverage area is due to low voltage.
Lagarde said there is an overloading in the Alijis Feeder because it also provides power up to Don Salvador Benedicto when it's supposed to supply up to Murcia area only.
BACOLOD City is eyeing a sister city agreement with Daegu Metropolitan City of South Korea.
The Bacolod City Council has approved a resolution authorizing Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to enter a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Daegu Metropolitan City.
A MAN was injured after he was shot by his 15-year-old stepson with a homemade shotgun at about 9:35 p.m. on May 29 at Purok Bolivar, Barangay 13, Bacolod City.
Police identified the victim as Albert Mendoza, 30 years old, who was brought to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) after sustaining injuries in his stomach.
A BET collector was arrested by the Bacolod City Police Station 4 personnel at about 10 p.m. on May 29 at Casoy Street, Greensville Subdivision, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.
The suspect was identified as Ruben T. Planas, 52 years old of Prurok Sulom 2, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.
THE Police Regional Office in Western Visayas will recruit 700 new cops from June 14-28, said Superintendent Lester Leada, Operations Chief of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), during the press briefing at the BCPO Headquarters Thursday.
No actual number of slots is intended for the BCPO, as it is the regional office that will determine how many new policemen will be deployed in every city and province after the deliberation of the applicants’ qualifications, Leada added.
OUTGOING Mayor Evelio Leonardia said on Wednesday that the management and the board of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) should serve the best interest of the people as their primordial role and purpose.
He said that although he is the appointing authority of the board of directors, but he left the affairs of the water district freely to them.
REPRESENTATIVE Mercedes Alvarez (sixth district) confirmed that the bicameral for the amendment of Juvenile Justice Welfare Act has reached an agreement already last Tuesday.
Alvarez headed the lower house panel while Senator Chiz Escudero headed the Senate Panel.
CITY Administrator lawyer John Orola Jr. is spearheading the celebration of three important occasions in Bacolod City and the Philippines on June this year.
These occasions include the Philippine Independence Day on June 12, the commemoration of the Charter Day signing on June 18, and the birthday of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on June 19.
THE Provincial Board approved on Wednesday the supplemental budget 1 that includes the additional bonus of P20,000 for each Capitol employee.
The approval came past 5:00 p.m. Wednesday after a long deliberation by the members of the council
LAWYER Wil Arceno, acting provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) supervisor confirmed on Wednesday that in Negros Occidental four election protests were filed in the local courts.
The election protests were filed by losing candidates in San Enrique, Calatrava with two cases and Toboso.