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Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella delivered his “Ulat ni Monico” his version of ¬†the State of Bacolod City Address, ¬†yesterday at the Bacolod City Government Center with Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya presiding over the Sangguniang Panlungsod session.*


Mayor highlights
gains of 1st year

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella highlighted the gains of his administration in his first year in office in his “Ulat ni Monico”, his version of the State of Bacolod City Address, at the lobby of the Bacolod Government Center yesterday.

Puentevella said that one of the first acts of this administration was the formation of a task force that looks into the regulation of ambulant and illegal vending.

The policy of this administration is to advocate and promote economic activity and protect the rights of all legitimate vendors and that an inventory of informal vendors have already been undertaken, he said.moremoremore

Gets mixed ratings
from councilors
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Bacolod Councilor Archie Baribar gave Mayor Monico Puenetevella flying colors for his one year in office, but two other councilors gave the mayor a grade of only 5 and 6.

Bacolod Councilor Ceasar Distrito gave Puentevella a passing grade of six on a scale of one to 10, while Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez gave him a grade of five after the mayor delivered his “Ulat ni Monico” yesterday at the Bacolod Government Center.

Baribar said he is giving Puentevella flying colors because, despite his political adversaries who have made his moving space small, the limited budget and resources, there had been significant changes in the city.moremoremore

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‘Never on Monday’

After other detainees at Camp Crame complained about the party held all night for the wedding anniversary celebration of detained senator Jinggoy Estrada, Crame authorities acted, but not in the way you would expect. Since there were also complaints about the coming and going of Estrada’s visitors, the measure taken up by the PNP was to change the visiting schedules – from twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, they made it everyday, except Monday!

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What do you think of that? In order that the Estrada visitors will not be violating the Campo regulations for visiting hours, they changed the rules and now allows them to come everyday of the week! Isn’t that very kind and understanding of them? They only withheld one day, but does anyone believe that will be observed? By the way, wasn’t there a song popularized by an Italian actress before titled “Never on Sunday”? Jinggoy and family, as well as his fans can re-word that and sing it as “Never on Monday”.moremoremore

 

NORSU president in hot water
over P6.9 million speech lab
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

President Don Vicente Real of the Negros Oriental State University has been  asked by the Board of Regents to explain why he should not be meted  disciplinary action  over  accusations of dishonesty and acts prejudicial to the interest of the public hurled against him.

Dumaguete City Councilor Nilo Sayson, president of the alumni association,  and  is a member of the NORSU BOR, said the memorandum dated June 20, 2014 was issued by BOT chair, Minella Alarcon.

He said he was surprised to hear reports that Real’s preventive suspension is expected within the week, as  the BOR’s latest action was to send a communication to Real first.moremoremore