DyHB joins Brigada Eskwela
Employees of DYHB RMN Bacolod trooped to the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School yesterday to join the Brigada Eskwela 2011.
Area Manager for Western Visayas Jeony Bigay led the team from the News Department and the Administration to prove the network’s thrust as a public service radio station. Bigay said it is one way of saying that DYHB is not only concerned with news and drama but also in other civic activities for the welfare of children.
The station recently conducted a fun run, “Dalagan para sa Kabataan”, to generate funds for the Brigada Eskwela.
Assistant Station Manager Eljohn Castaño said ABES is just one of three schools to be benefited by the project. On Monday Castaño said, the team will go to the Arceo Elementary School in Brgy. Alangilan to continue the clean-up drive.
Serge Santillan, program director, said the success of Brigada Eskwela was made possible by those who joined the run, especially Senior Supt. Ricardo dela Paz - Bacolod police director, the Office, 303rd Brigade Philippine Army, Police Regional Training Center, Lifeline, Bacolod Sangguniang Kabataan, Ceneco and Bacolod City Water District.
Armed with brooms, rags and brushes, Albert Giner, news director of DYHB, said regardless of their hectic schedules, the news team set aside time to join the noble activity.
Among those who joined were Ma. Sol Jolito – Special Project Head, BCPO Beat Reporter Larry Trinidad, Capitol Beat Reporter Ricky Filoteo, City Hall Beat Reporter Jemlo Victosa and Investigative Reports Department chief Jean Paul Generoso.*
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USLS student selected
for scholarship grant
The Lexmark Research and Development Corporation granted a scholarship to a student of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City recently, a press release from USLS said.
The grantee is Andrew Jimenez, a third year Electronics engineering student, who will also receive allowances for books, clothing, transportation and living.
Jimenez, his mother Vilma, and USLS president and chancellor Br. Ray Suplido signed agreements with LRDC represented by Scholarship Coordinator Mischelle Batomalaque recently, under which all school fees will be shouldered by LRDC until Jimenez graduates from college.
Jimenez will also take his internship in Lexmark Cebu and will be exposed to the departments of the company.
At the signing of the agreements were vice chancellor for Academic Affairs Marie Therese Jochico, ASAO director Socorro Faminialagao, external relations director Rhoderick Samonte and College of Engineering incoming dean Katrina Azcona, the press release added.*
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Public interest lawyer
eyed for Ombudsman
The Pilipina women’s organization has joined non-government and former government officials, in supporting the nomination of public interest lawyer, Marlon Jualiano Manuel, to the vacant position of Ombudsman.
Rina Jimenez-David, national chairperson of Pilipina, an organization advocating to strengthen women’s political participation and working for gender-responsive and good governance, said she believes the Office of the Ombudsman should be headed by a person of integrity who has a long track record or service to the nation, particularly the poor and marginalized.
“Atty. Manuel fits these qualifications”, David said in her letter to the Judicial and Bar Council of the Supreme Court.
Manuel, a 5th placer in the 1994 Bar Examinations, has 17 years of expertise and experience as a human rights and development lawyer, former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod and former Agrarian Reform undersecretary Hector Soliman, said in nominating him for the position.
He also served as Executive Director of Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal, and the national coordinator of the Alternative Law Groups.
Manuel, who is arriving today in Bacolod for a speaking engagement, was among those who argued before the Supreme Court against Executive Order 464, that prohibited senior executive and military officials from appearing before Congress with the president’s permission, declaration of state of national emergency and attempts at Charter change in 2006. He also campaigned for the passage as well as the continuing implementation of landmark laws, among them on the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension and Reform, Urban Development and Housing Act, Juvenile Justice Act and Violence Against Women and Children.
In his letter to the JBC, Monsod said the office of the Ombudsman not only needs a person with more than legal credentials or judicial experience, but with genuine passion for justice, energy and courage.
Soliman underscored Manuel’s 17 years of expertise in litigation, having appeared in all levels of judicial and quasi-judicial tribunals, including the Supreme Court.
He said that Manuel said the uncanny ability to develop a constituency for good governance and anti-corruption, among government agencies, civil society, as well as civic/business organizations.*GPB
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Traffic seminars proposed
A resolution encouraging the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office/Traffic Management Unit to conduct seminars for traffic police officers and enforcers on the updates of national and local traffic laws and regulations, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.
Authored by Councilor EmLegaspi-Ang, the resolution said the BTAO and TMU are encouraged to conduct seminars for traffic police officers and enforcers in order to enhance their knowledge and to supplement their comprehension of traffic laws and regulation to implement the law effectively and efficiently.
The SP also approved a resolution requesting the BTAO through the Office of the Mayor and the barangay officials of the city to remove all unserviceable vehicles being parked along the city and barangay roads, particularly the junked ones, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito.
Meanwhile, the SP approved another resolution requesting Traffic Division head Police Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche through the Office of the Mayor to clear the entrance and surrounding roads of the government center of traffic congestion, authored by Councilor El Cid Familiaran.*CGS
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