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Bacolod SP pushes
greening program

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

A resolution requesting the Environment and Natural Resources Office and the City Agriculture Office through the Office of the City Mayor to implement the National Greening Program of the Philippines throughout Bacolod City, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguiang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez, said Executive Order No. 26, Series of 2011, declared the National Greening Program as a government priority.

It said NGP will plant 1.5 billion trees covering about 1.5 million hectares for six years from 2011 to 2016, and that all local governments, other government agencies, state universities and colleges are mandated to give full support to the NGP.

The SP also passed a resolution requesting Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairperson Margarita Juico for equipment and other clinic facilities for the Bacolod City National High School, Negros Occidental High School, Sum-ag National High School, Luisa Medel national High School, Handumanan National High School, Brgy. Singcang Airport National High School, Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School, Emilio Lizares National High School, and Luis Hervias National High School.

Authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, the resolution said there is a need to provide adequate facilities for the clinics of these schools for the benefit of the students and school administrators with the start of the next school year.

Meanwhile, the SP also approved for third and final reading an ordinance amending Sections 3 and 4 of City Ordinance No. 487, Series of 2009, or the Bacolod City Archives Ordinance.

Authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang, the ordinance said Section 4 of City Ordinance No. 487, provides for the appointment of a records officer or an archivist who will manage the operations of the Archives and for other purposes it may be necessary.

It said the Bacolod City Archives is currently under the supervision of the City Librarian pending the appointment of the former.

The appointment of a records officer or an archivist will give more effective and efficient management of the city’s records, important documents, historical data and artifacts, as well as ensure the safety, protection and conservation of all public documents and historical records, it added.*CGS

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