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Charter Day countdown tonight

The countdown to the 75 th Charter Day anniversary of Bacolod City will start 11:55 tonight at the Bacolod Government Center, led by Mayor Monico Puentevella, a press release from the city said.

The activity called “Bisperas de Dimante (Eve of the 75 th ), will be aired live and shown on television screens installed at Lacson Strip, and is expected to be attended by former President Fidel V. Ramos, the press release also said.

Other activities today are the Garden Show by the Negros Occidental Garden Club, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., SM City covered parking area; MassKara street-dancing school category, 1 p.m., to be followed by the “Handog Pasasalamat ng Bombo Radyo at Star FM Bombo” outreach at the Bacolod public plaza;

Jollibee Kids Club fun day at the company's store at Lacson Street, 1-6 p.m.; Kapuso mall show, 4 p.m., SM City North Transport Hub; and the Electric DanssKara finals, 8:30 p.m., Kapuso Night, 10 p.m., and MassKara Flash Mob and Unity Dance, 11:30 p.m., all at the BGC. The MassKaraland party will also be held at BGC, Lacson Strip and the reclamation area after the countdown, the press release also said.

The anniversary parade tomorrow will be participated in by schools, floats and organizations. Assembly points are the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Burgos Avenue beside the Alisbo Memorial Chapel, the Mercury Drugstore, Galo Street beside Business Inn, PhilAm Life, and in front of the Centrum Appliance Center and Four Aces, the press release added.*

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Juvenile intervention
program proposed

An ordinance institutionalizing intervention and diversion programs, projects and activities for children-at-risk and children in conflict with the law in the City of Bacolod, was approved on first reading by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The ordinance, authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang, said Section 18 of Republic Act 9344, or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, requires local government units to develop a comprehensive juvenile intervention program covering at least a three-year period, and setting aside an amount necessary to implement the program.

Pursuant to Section 23 of the Act, the CICL will undergo diversion programs without undergoing court proceedings subject to conditions.

The ordinance is in pursuit of the Philippine government's commitment to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, principles of restorative justice, and applicable laws on child and youth welfare, Ang said.

The ordinance, to be known as “The Juvenile Justice Welfare Ordinance” of Bacolod City, provides for the creation of the Bacolod City Juvenile Justice Council for the Protection of Children.

The Council will be composed of the City Mayor as chairperson, chairman of the SP Committee on Social Services, and the head of the Department of Social Services and Development Office, as co-chairpersons, and representatives of the Bacolod City Police Office, BCPO-Women and Children's Desk, City Jail warden, daycare and barangay health workers' associations, and DepEd supervisor, as members.*CGS

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Regional statistics quiz set

Students from five schools in Negros Occidental will represent the province in the regional statistics quiz October 25 in Iloilo City, a press release from the Capitol said.

These are the Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School in Silay City, Negros Occidental HS, Toboso National HS, La Castellana NHS and Himamaylan NHS, that won the provincial eliminations held at Eastview Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday, and received a certificate and cash prize of P6,000, P5,000, P4,500, P4,000 and P3,500, respectively, the press release also said.

The provincial elimination round was participated in by 21 high schools, with dean Felicidad Altalaguire and Jessamine Calma of the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, and Febe Quinco as judges.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Rolando Ponsica, chair of the SP Committee on Education, Culture and Arts, presented the cash prizes and said he was delighted to see students understand and appreciate statistics at an early age, the press release said.

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