Visayas newsbits for April 18, 2014
Bacolod City, Negros Occ. (PNA) — Over 200 education stakeholders are expected to attend the city’s first Education Summit on April 21, 2014 at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel. The event is organized by the Bacolod City government with support from the Department of Education’s City Schools Division and non-government organization Synergeia Foundation led by former Finance Undersecretary Milwilda Guevara with former provincial governor Rafael Coscolluela as a member of the Board of Trustees. The summit aims to review and strengthen Bacolod’s educational competitiveness. “We will come up with strategies to help students excel in school and teachers to impart more knowledge to students,” Mayor Monico Puentevella said.
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PIA) — The Negros Oriental Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (NOCCI) is urging security agencies here to secure a mayor’s permit. NOCCI’s Edward Du, in a recent City Peace & Order Council (CPOC) meeting at the city mayor’s office said the agencies should be regulated by the city government through their securing of a mayor’s permit. Du said some of the 60 security agencies in Dumaguete do not even have an office in the city. He suggested creating a system by which the agencies are accredited by the city government after a background check, including identification of their ownership, is conducted In response, Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria has instructed City Police chief Supt. James Goforth to conduct regular monitoring and background check on the agencies operating here.
President Roxas Remembered
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) — A wreath laying ceremony was conducted last April 15, 2014 at the Pres. Manuel A. Roxas monument here to commemorate the country’s fifth President’s 66th death anniversary. A mass was held at the Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral attended by his grandson, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Manuel A. Roxas II, the latter’s mother, Judy Araneta Roxas, local officials and government employees, among others. Roxas was the first University of the Philippines bar topnotcher; he was Capiz governor at 27; was the province’s first congressional representative and senator and was Philippine president in 1946 until his untimely death in April 15, 1948.
Transmission Backbone Almost Done
SAN JOSE, Antique, (PIA) — Customers of transmission service provider National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will benefit from the completion of the Southern Panay transmission backbone and the Culasi-San Jose 69-kiloVolt (KV) transmission line project in this province. The transmission backbone project covers 93 kilometers of 138-KV and 69-KV overhead transmission lines and tower structures, and includes two sub-stations – newly-built San Jose substation and an expanded Sta. Barbara substation. Meanwhile, the Culasi-San Jose 69-KV line project covers 86 kilometers of overhead transmission lines and will include expansion of two substations in San Jose and Culasi. Completing the western Panay 69-KV loop will provide more efficient power delivery services to customers in Antique and Aklan. Started in 2010, the project is set for completion yearend 2014.