PB oks ‘anniv bonus’ for Capitol workers


ROXAS City — The Provincial Board the other day approved the provincial government’s P9-million supplemental budget.

Included in the budget was the allocation for the anniversary bonus of Provincial Capitol officials and employees.

Gov. Victor Tanco earlier requested for the approval of the supplemental budget for the Office of the Governor, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Planning and Development Office and the Public Attorney’s Office, and the 20-percent Development Fund.

Some P2.9 million from the budget was intended for the bonus to be given in line with the 110th Founding Anniversary of Capiz on April 15–17.

The provincial government has yet to study how much will be given to each of the officials and employees.

About P600,000 has been intended for the Capiztahan 2011.

Also, some P2.4 million was allocated as productivity incentive benefit for the employees; P72,000 as subsidy to national government agencies; and P1 million as aide during crisis situations./PN


Electric parade to feature
floats of 27 sea creatures

ROXAS City — At least 27 giant floats decorated with colorful light bulbs will be showcased in a sundown electric parade on April 16 as among the highlights of the 110th foundation day celebration of the Capiz civil government April 15–17.

The celebration dubbed “CAPIZtahan 2011 Festival” is a spectacular three-day affair with numerous colorful activities, unparalleled seafood offerings and rich cultural performances.

It will be hosted by Capiz and Roxas City governments, and a private group named ONE Capiz.

“Sea creatures will be the theme of the parade,” said ONE Capiz Tourism Committee Chairperson and festival coordinator Cheryl Anne Del Rosario during a press conference.

The giant three-dimensional floats sponsored by local government units and some private organizations will be mounted on four-wheeled vehicles, she said.

They will also be operated by generator sets along the way to the People’s Park at Baybay beach here.
“These floats will be an added attraction at the People’s Park until the end of April,” said 1st District Rep. Antonio Del Rosario.

The parade will start at the Roxas City Public Plaza. It will be graced by Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj.

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim is also expected to grace and witness the event.

Lim has been invited for the unveiling of the Arnaldo Boulevard Beautification Marker before the parade.

A breathtaking fireworks display from the seawaters will follow the parade, which is expected to wow the spectators who joined the parade, seafood fair trippers and other onlookers in the area. (Alex A. Lumaque/PIA/PN


82.19% pass NATCAC in Dumalag

82.19% pass NATCAC in Dumalag

ROXAS City — Two hundred three out of 247 assessed candidates passed the National TVET Competency Assessment and Certification (NATCAC) at the Dumalag Vocational Technical School (DVTS) in Dumalag, Capiz on March 28–31.

The passers received a Certificate of Competency (COC)or National Certificate Level II from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for their respective qualifications during the closing ceremony of the NATCAC Week at DVTS campus on April 1.

NATCAC passers can use the COC in applying for jobs in fields that are highly in demand.

A total of 248 NATCAC candidates for automotive servicing, computer hardware servicing, housekeeping, food and beverage service and shielded metal arc wielding qualifications applied for the free competency assessment and certification, said TESDA public information officer Julie Baraquia.

“Only 247 were assessed because one applicant did not come,” she noted.

TESDA’s Training for Work Scholarship Program funded the week-long activity.

NATCAC aims to increase the number of certified Filipino workers and TVET graduates in the TESDA national registry of skilled workers.

Two batches of NATCAC will be conducted this year in TESDA schools and training centers nationwide, according to Victor Gallego, TESDA provincial director.

The assessment and certification is open to all graduating students and graduates of technical vocational courses, skilled workers and returning overseas Filipino workers. (Alex A. Lumaque/PIA/PN


Grenade found

ROXAS City — A hand grenade was found at the gate of a public school Wednesday morning here.

The janitor of the President Manuel Roxas Memorial School-North found the grenade while cleaning the school yard.

The school administration turned over the explosive to the Roxas City Police Station, which subsequently turned it over to Capiz Police Provincial Office. (Felipe Celino/PN)


Man stabbed, another shot


ROXAS City — Two died while another was injured in separate stabbing and shooting incidents in Capiz recently.

Police identified the victims as Renante Delfin of Sitio Agloway, Brgy. Rizal, Pontevedra, Capiz, and Renato Crispo Jr., 44, of Brgy. Candelaria, Tapaz, Capiz.

Delfin succumbed to a stab wound on the chest. He died upon arrival in a hospital in Brgy. Bailan, Pontevedra.

Crispo, on the other hand, succumbed to a gunshot wound on the chest. He also died upon arrival in a hospital.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Roberto Dequiña of Panitan, Capiz got wounded in a rumble involving Delfin and his younger brother Antonio.

The Delfins were outside the barangay hall in Brgy. Rizal, Pontevera during the incident, which occurred during a benefit dance held in line with the barangay fiesta.

Crispo, on the other hand, was playing pusoy, a cards game, in his house when his drinking companion Andy Jimenez shot him.

Police said a heated argument initially ensued between the two.

The suspect fled after the incident./PN

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