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Fr. Narciso Dela Cruz prays over Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella at the Mayor’s Ceremonial Hall  after the blessing of the offices of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday.*

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Puentevella to lead
inaugural rites today


Dignitaries, who include the mayor of South Korea, as well as big businessmen and investors are expected to attend their inauguration in Bacolod City today, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday.

Puentevella will give an inaugural speech during the gala night at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel after his inauguration and that of other elected officials at the Bacolod Public Plaza which starts at about 5 p.m., following a mass by Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra at about 3:30 p.m. at the San Sebastian Cathedral.

The event today, which also happens to be the Mayor’s birthday, will be capped with a concert at the plaza and a fireworks display.moremoremore

Mayor appeals for support;  
Villamor city administrator


Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella appealed to the city's department heads, employees including his fellow elected officials for their support and cooperation in order for them to achieve greater things for Bacolod and its people, during the flag-raising ceremony at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday.

He said elections are over and they should work as a team since he cannot do things alone.

Puentevella was joined by his fellow elected officials, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and Councilors Sonya Verdeflor, Wilson Gamboa, Jr., Claude Puentevella, Ana Marie Palermo, El Cid Familiaran and Archie Baribar during a mass at the Bacolod Government Center following the first flag raising ceremony he attended as mayor.moremoremore

‘It may not be easy at
Negros SP now ’


Vice Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson yesterday said that while the members of the Love Negros Team in the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan will not be obstructionists, there will be more discussions on items sought for approval, and passage may not be as easy as before.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. of the United Negros Alliance, in response, said “That is their job to scrutinize, we do not ask for anything more. This is a democracy.”

Lacson and eight of the just-elected members of the SP belong to the Love Negros team, outnumbering the four others from UNA.moremoremore

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