Saturday, December 15, 2007

WBO Champ Peñalosa Visits City Hall

PEÑALOSA AT THE CITY HALL. Reigning WBO Bantamweight Champion Gerry Peñalosa (3rd from left) shown here with City Administrator Teodorico Dumagan (4th from left, representing Mayor Jun Acharon who was out of town) in a recent visit to the Gen. Santos City Hall. The champ was accompanied by his wife, GenSan beauty Goody Llido-Peñalosa (2nd from left). Also shown in photo are (L-R) Gerry's brother-in-law Mark Landseer Llido, mother-in-law Virgie Odi-Llido, sis-in-law Shandee Llido-Pestaño and nephew Billy.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Acharon @ the LCP Caravan in North Mindanao

LCP'S OPLAN LINGAP-ESKWELA IN MARAWI. Gen. Santos City Mayor and Vice-President for Mindanao of the League of Cities of the Philippines Pedro Acharon, Jr. (standing 2nd from right) is flanked by two Marawi City DepEd officials and Tagum City Mayor Nestor Alvarez during the MOA Signing for OPLAN LINGAP-ESKWELA at the Marawi City Hall recently. This project of the LCP and Ciarra Abalos Foundation, in cooperation with the DepEd and UAP-Marawi Chapter will provide for the construction of schoolbuildings in Marawi. Also shown in photo are (seated L-R) Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham Tolentino, Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz, Mandaluyong City Mayor and LCP President Benhur Abalos, Marawi City Mayor Fahad U. Salic and Ms. Ciarra Abalos, Foundation Trustee. LCP MAYORS IN MSU-MARAWI. Mayors from various areas representing the League of Cities of the Philipines is shown here during their courtesy call on Mindanao State University President Dr. Ricardo De Leon recently, as part of their LCP Caravan in Northern Mindanao. From left to right are Tagum City Mayor Rey Chiong T. Uy (LCP Representative for Region 11), Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. (LCP VP for Mindanao), Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos (LCP President), Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham Tolentino (LCP Treasurer), Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz (LCP Representative for Region 10), Muñoz City Mayor Nestor Alvarez (LCP Focal Mayor for the Millenium Development Goals), former Samal Mayor Roger Antalan (LCP Program Coordinator), and Mr. Ram Sitaldas, President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Barangay Orientation Held

BARANGAY ORIENTATION. Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. during his welcome address at the opening of the Barangay Orientation Seminar for newly-elected barangay officials of the city held at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Hall on December 10 and 11, 2007 where he introduced the members of his cabinet including the department heads and officers-in-charge of the different local government offices.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gourmet Resto Opens in Osmeña North

NEW GOURMET RESTO. Fr. Alex Salas, DCC performs the ceremonial blessing rites for Theresa's Cafe and Gourmet Restaurant late last week while flanked by (from right) Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. and owners Malou and Beth Lim. Located along the "quieter" North side of Osmeña Street as opposed to its busier South side, this newest restaurant destination in downtown Gensan aims to cater to people who need a "more relaxed and cozier ambience" and a varied American and European gastronomic fare. GenSan has been experiencing a boom in the opening up of dining establishments recently.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Festival Highlights

ADMIRING THE FIREWORKS. Kagandahan GenSan Chairperson and GenSan First Lady Dr. Rose Acharon and City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. observe the Fireworks Display in the sky above the Oval Plaza right after the latter led the countdown signalling the formal start of the Pasko-sa-Gensan 2007 during a jampacked Opening Ceremony of the Pasko-Sa-Gnsan 2007 Festival.
FREE TUNA AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF. Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. (partly hidden from camera) observes City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO) staff Darlon Solana and Stewart Ang prepare the tuna sashimi they were giving out for free at the Fisherman's Wharf at the Oval Plaza last week as part of the activities during the Opening Week of the Pasko-sa-Gensan 2007 Festival. This annual activity by the local government runs for the whole month of December.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Barangay Apopong Awarded Best Lupong Tagapamayapa

BEST LUPONG TAGAPAMAYAPA. Outgoing Barangay Apopong Captain Delia Rabanes (2nd from right) proudly displays the mock check of P50,000 she received from Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. and DILG City Director Rodolfo Bernardino (1st & 2nd to her right) which her barangay won as the Best Lupong Tagapamayapa of the city, besting 25 others and giving it the right to compete in the Regional Finals sponsored by the DILG. Republic Act 7160 known as the Local Government Code of 1991, mandates in its Section 399 the creation in each barangay a Lupong Tagapamayapa and in Sec 402 the functions of such body for dispute settlement and conflict resolution. Also in this photo taken during the Barangay Councilors' Oathtaking last week are (from left) City Councilor Ramon Milleza and Vice-Mayor Florentina Congson.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

SK Federation Elect Officers

SK FEDERATION OFFICERS. Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr.(center) with the newly-elected officers of the Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons, (from L-R) Sgt.-at-Arms Keven Pragados (Dadiangas South), Auditor Marianne Dayap (Calumpang), Vice-President Alysa Marie De Leoz (City Heights), President Jane Calunsag (Barangay Apopong), Secretary John Ruel Cunanan (San Isidro), Treasurer Irene Baguio (Tinagakan) and PRO Precious Pia Abatayo (Bula). They and their 19 other young honorables underwent a 2-day orientation seminar conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Goverment prior to their election at the Sydney Hotel. SKF president Calunsag immediately becomes their permanent representative to the City Council.