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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, July 12, 2012

75th Charter anniversary


It was a most successful affair!

The 75th Charter anniversary and induction rite of the Rotary Club of Bacolod was held recently at L’Fisher Hotel. The La Proa Ballroom was jam-packed with guests and Rotarians, which reflected the overwhelming support and cooperation of the officers and members of the fourth oldest club in the country.

This Rotary year 2012-2013 is historic for the Club. Forty past presidents attended the Diamond celebration, capped by a candle-lit tribute for them.

Among them were Dr. Antonio Sarabia, past district governor Edgar Sy, lawyer William Mirano, lawyer Manny Vinco and PSC Commissioner Monico Puentebella. Col. Roderick Alba was given the opportunity to serve as the 75th diamond president of the Club.

This year’s Rotary theme is “Peace through Service”, inspired by the words of RI President Sakuji Tanaka, “No matter how we use or understand the word ‘Peace’, Rotary can help us to achieve it”.

In his speech, Alba vowed that “By 2015, with the aid of the Almighty, we shall be a highly-enhanced, effective, credible and outstanding Rotary Club, not only in the province but in the entire Rotary International District 3850”.

The evening’s guest of honor, former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar, gave a most inspiring speech that touched the hearts of the audience with her sincerity and dynamism.

Everyone enjoyed the sumptuous dinner and scintillating company of the guests, who lingered for after-dinner conversation with the movers and the shakers, government officials, businessmen, etc.

All had high hopes for the leadership of Alba to forge a leadership plan that would make this Rotary year a great success.*

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Bago water firm
gets CSC award

The Bago City Water District received the Citizen’s Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence award from the Civil Service Commission at the Bago City Community Center recently, a government press release said.

CSC assistant commissioner David Cabanag Jr. turned over the glass seal and P75,000 to BACIWAD manager Leo Espada in the presence of officials led by Mayor Ramon Torres, employees, and the Board of Directors of the water utility.

BACIWAD garnered the highest customer rating of more than 90 percent and passed the CSC screening processes, entitling the office to get the award, which is a first in Region VI, the press release said.

Cabanag said the award recognizes how good the water firm is in competence, talent and the dedication of its employees in their work.

He added the prize is not really big, and was intentionally done to draw attention more on the award and achievement rather than on the material gain. “The award cannot be equated with money,” he said in the press release.

Torres said the CSC Seal of Excellence showcases the transparency dealings of BACIWAD and the able management of its leaders.

The award is an added luster to the city’s image, having also won the Housekeeping Seal of Excellence from the Department of Interior and Local Government and 10 other awards for Bago’s environmental programs, the mayor added.

In his speech, Espada thanked the CSC for the award that he dedicated to BACIWAD employees and the technical men and women, who are willing to work night and day, rain or shine, for their clients.

“We assure the water consumers that we will further improve our services,” he added in the press release.

BACIWAD supplies water to households in barangays Poblacion, Lag-asan, Balingasag, Napoles, Ma-ao, Sampinit and Calumangan, and the town of Pulupandan.*

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Brgy. 12 health
center upgraded

Renovation work has  started on the Barangay 12 health center in Bacolod City, with about  P2 million allocated by SM Foundation and BDO Foundation, a press release from the mall said.

Both foundations will give the facility a makeover, inclusive of layout improvements, furniture and equipment. The donation will enable the health center to house a dispensary, dental clinic, lying-in clinic, breastfeeding station, consultation area and play area for children, the press release also said.

Once completed, the health center will be a clinic for care and wellness to residents of barangays 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 21.

SM Foundation representative Albert Uy and SM Bacolod PR manager May Castro met with Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently to present the plans for the health center.

The mayor welcomed the initiative, noting the benefits that residents reached by the health center will receive from the improved facility, the press release said.

The project is expected to be finished in three months, the press release added.*

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Bago water firm gets CSC award
Brgy. 12 health center upgraded
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