Following the approval of Parañaque City Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution No. 12-010, Series of 2012, this city’s local government unit headed by Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. recognized on Monday, 05 March2012 an 11-year old girl for an act of courage.
Cited was Rodelyn Molina who despite her injuries rescued another girl during a fire that ensued after a light cargo plane crashed on December 10, 2011 in a community at Lower Taiwan Ext. in Brgy. Don Bosco, this city. The fire killed 13 persons, injured 15 others, damaged 1 public elementary school and 30 houses and displaced 40+ families composed of 100+ household members.
Molina suffered third degree burns and was initially treated at the Makati Medical Center and was later transferred to the Florencio V. Bernabe, Sr. Memorial Hospital, Parañaque’s public hospital where she, on orders of Mayor Jun Bernabe was admitted in an airconditioned room.
“Rodelyn’s act is a shining example of uncommon courage and fierce determination to save others even If she comes to harm’s way. We commend her for this selfless act and urge our citizens to develop this quality and come to the aid of fellow citizens in times of great need as in disasters like this one. ”, Mayor Jun Bernabe said.
The Parañaque City Government initially paid the P1.4 hospital bill which the PCSO reimbursed.
THE Parañaque City Government under the administration of Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. will implement its anti-smoking campaign on February 06, 2012. For this initial implementation, coverage will be confined to Barangay San Antonio; Parañaque City Hall; and this LGU’s outside facilities, among them the F.V. Bernabe, Sr. Memorial Hospital, P’que Livelihood Resource Management Office Bldg., VCG <Blue> Bldg.
The legal framework for said implementation are R.A. 8749 or the Clean Air Act of 1999; R.A. 9211, otherwise known as the Tobacco Regulations Act of 2003; Parañaque Ordinance No. 10-09, Series of 2008; and City Resolution No. 11-001, Series of 2010.
An added basis for enforcing the smoking restrictions in government vehicles, facilities, and premises is Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 17. Meanwhile, the smoking ban on all land public utility vehicles and terminals is reiterated in LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2009-036.
Classified “Absolute Smoke-Free Areas” are:
1)All government vehicles, structures and premises;
2)Elevators and stairwells;
3)Locations in which fire hazards are present, including gas stations and storage areas for flammable liquids, gas, explosive or combustible materials;
4)All centers of youth activity such as play schools, preparatory schools, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities both public and private; youth hostels and recreational places for persons under eighteen (18) years old;
5)Within buildings and entire premises of public and private hospitals; medical, dental and optical clinics; health centers, nursing homes, dispensaries and laboratories;
6)Public utility vehicles, transportation terminals, offices and buildings, recreational places, shopping malls, movie houses, hotels and restaurants;
7)All places of worship;
8)Inside museums, libraries, auditoriums and coliseums both public and private;
9)Inside groceries, supermarkets and convenience stores;
10)Inside markets both public and private;
11)Inside public comfort rooms; and
“The Parañaque City Government is serious as it is determined with its anti-smoking campaign as it strives to have a healthy populace and a clean environment. We urge smokers to give-up this habit for their own sake and for the benefit of their family and the public.”, Mayor Jun Bernabe said.
A taskforce composed of barangay and city government employees, deputized citizens and Parañaque PNP personnel has been formed to enforce the anti-smoking campaign.
The fines and penalties for individual violators are as follows: Php500.00 for the first offense; Php1,000.00 for the second; and Php1,500.00 for the third. Violations by establishments will be meted as follows: Php2,000.00 for the first offense; Php3,000.00 for the second; and Php5,000.00 or a penalty of closure of the business establishment for the third violation.
For government employees, added disciplinary action for failure to comply with said CSC circular are suspension of one month and one day to six months for the first offense and dismissal from the service, and forfeiture of benefits; disqualification to hold public office; cancellation of eligibilities; and being barred from taking the civil service examination for the next violation.
Inquiries may be directed to the City Health Office at Tel. 826-8195.
The City Council has approved the lifting of the suspension of the number coding in certain parts of Paranaque starting Dec. 1, 2011.
This developed after Councilor Rico Golez filed Resolution No. 158 lifting the suspension of the Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme on certain roads in the city.
The resolution, according to Golez, is a reply “to the sudden increase in the volume of traffic along the Bicutan area causing horrendous traffic along the Bicutan Interchange.”
The areas affected are the following:
1. San Antonio Ave., Pres. Aguinaldo St., Dominique Savio St., Michael Rua St. and France St. in Barangay Don Bosco
2. E. Rodriguez St. in Barangay Moonwalk, Dona Soledad Extension and Dona Soledad Ave. in Barangay Don Bosco.
3. East Service Road from Dr. Santos Ave. up to FTI Paranaque area
4. West Service Road from Dr. Santos Ave. up to Merville Park Subdivision (Paranaque area).
There. This is so everyone will be informed. The city government, according to our many readers, did not or has not informed the public so surprise!
There will be window hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Paranaque public information office chief Lloyd Palconan.
Please pass this around so that we won’t be blind-sided by MMDA people and city traffic personnel.
If you’re busy enjoying while having drinks with your buds inside a bar in BF Homes Paranaque then the management asks you to leave at around 2am, don’t be surprised and don’t throw a fit. They’re just following orders from City Hall and the homeowners association.
According to some bar owners and regular bar-goers Alabang Bulletin talked to, the Paranaque City Hall and the United BF Homeowners Association, Inc. had asked all the bars in its jurisdiction to stop serving drinks after 2am.
This was due to several complaints filed by some homeowners who have been affected by the noise and the “chaos” that the bars have been causing inside the Paranaque village.
Of course, bar owners are not happy but they have been following the order.
So what is your take on this 2am curfew? Will this be good for the villagers of BF Homes? Will this hinder commerce in the area? Will investors steer clear of the village now?
From Aileen Apolo of ParanaqueLife.Blogspot.com (May 15, 2011):
I just heard an incident from my friend who lives in Better Living Subdivision that a group of armed men gate-crashed a neighbors party and took cellphones, laptops and other valuables of visitors.
The getaway car was a Fortuner.
Take care Paranaquenos!
Whether they are real criminals or nagtitrip trip lang, this is still very alarming.
Imagine being inside your own house then getting robbed like this.
Imagine the horror of your guests.
Good thing nobody was reported harmed.
Calling on the Paranaque Police and the village adminstrations of all cities not only in Paranaque but also in Muntinlupa and Las Pinas.
Do your jobs.