LanternsCol. Jon Aying, San Carlos Mayor Gerardo Valmayor, Police Provincial Director Milko Lorazan, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (l-r) at the San Carlos mass led by Bishop Gerardo Alminaza (right)*

Monico disappointed,
wants flyovers stopped

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday that he is disappointed that the Department of Public Works and Highways failed to fund the sugar road from Barangays Sum-ag to Bata in Bacolod City he had requested after its engineering study had been completed in 2003 yet.

This was his reaction to the announcement of Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia that work has started on the new, P790-million “Bacolod Economic Highway” that will interconnect Barangay Sum-ag to the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, passing through Barangays Cabug, Felisa, Mansilingan, Estefania, Mandalagan, and Bata.

Leonardia said the 21-kilometer road to be funded by the DPWH will showcase the agro-industrial and tourism potentials of southern and eastern parts of Bacolod and will stimulate economic activities in the area.moremoremore

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growth, Alvarez says

Closed Circuit Television cameras installed by the Bacolod City government are now operational in 13 areas of the city to monitor the flow of traffic, floods and criminal incidents.

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday that they will install more CCTV cameras at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. port area, B.S. Aquino Drive-La Salle Avenue, Lacson Street in Mandalagan and at the back of the Bacolod City Government Center.

Puentevella and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Rufino Alcala also presented to the media yesterday the13 areas covered by CCTV cameras,  which include Lacson-Burgos (Alisbo) junction; Libertad Market, Luzuriaga Street, Rizal-Lacson streets; City Hall at Luzuriaga–Araneta streets; Magsaysay Avenue; Government Center; PNB Araneta; Police Station 1; Police Station 6, Sum-ag bridge and Lacson-Libertad streets (Taytung).moremoremore

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Diocese hosting Canon Law Society
annual convention in Dumaguete


About 120 Canon lawyers are expected to converge in Dumaguete City for the three-day national convention of the 23rd Canon Law Society of the Philippines that starts Monday.

Canon Law is the legal system of the Catholic Church.

Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing of the Diocese of Dumaguete, president of the CLSP, said that, aside from the canon lawyers, some bishops from dioceses have been invited to the gathering.moremoremore