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City of Bacoor draws more than a thousand in First-ever Kasambahay Summit
Educational and inspirational would best describe the recently-held Kasambahay Summit (kaSambahay, Bida ka Rito) in Bacoor Coliseum, Camella Springville Subdivision, Brgy Molino 3. More than one thousand participants composed of domestic workers (kasambahays), homeowners, and barangay officials attended the event, which was graced by City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Cong. Lani Mercado Revilla, Vice Gov. Remon Jolo Revilla III, Board Member Aba Gawaran, and members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The summit was held on 18 January 2014, or exactly one year after Republic Act No. 10361 or ‘An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers’ (otherwise known as ‘Domestic Workers Act’ or ‘Batas Kasambahay’) was signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III. One of the event speakers, Director Ahmma Charisma of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) commended the City Government of Bacoor for being the first local government unit (LGU) in the province to have spearheaded such event. Cong. Revilla-Mercado, a homemaker besides being a lawmaker, herself commended the kasambahays, acknowledging the big role they play in the typical Filipino family set-up. Representatives from various national agencies, such as Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) gave lectures and additional information on the promotion of welfare of domestic workers, which could very well be considered as modern-day heroes, as well. Before the program officially ended, Mayor Strike and Cong. Revilla-Mercado, and the rest of the city officials, together with barangay officials and HOA’s, and representatives from DOLE, DILG, SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG, BETESDA inked their signatures in a manifesto, a vow to continuously uphold the rights and welfare of kasambahays. The city’s Livelihood Office, led by Ms Lita Gawaran, offered free wellness services to kasambahay attendees, including massage, facial, and haircut. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
More than 5,000 runners in the City of Bacoor’s Fun Run for a Cause
‘Tis the season of sharing, and keeping fit, after all.
At around 6am on 14 December 2013, more than 5,000 runners from within and outside the City of Bacoor, joined the quarterly fun run for a cause. This is a regular fitness activity of the city, spearheaded by no less than Mayor Strike B. Revilla. Aside from advocating health and promoting the city’s various environmental programs (such as Ordinance No. 14 S-2002, otherwise known as ‘Bawal ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor’), the December fun run promotes sharing and giving this holiday season. To register, participants were asked to bring either old toys or personal hygiene products, which were given to the city’s underprivileged kids and Yolanda victims. Event supporters were Maynilad, RKF Builders, and Asosasyon ng mga Barangay Kagawad (ABAKA). (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Government of Bacoor Commends Outstanding Barangays and Barangay Officials
Public service is not a thankless job, after all. The City Government of Bacoor, together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), recognized and awarded outstanding barangays and barangay officials who excelled in various fields on 30 November in Bacoor Coliseum. In what could be considered the grandest search for outstanding barangays and barangay officials in the province (in terms of awards/cash prizes), Barangay Molino 3 bagged the Search for Modelong Barangay which comes with a cash prize of P1M. Other winners were Brgy Capt Ferdinand Francisco, Ligas 1 (Search for Outstanding Barangay Captain), Kag Johnson Aguilar Dulong Bayan (Search for Outstanding Barangay Kagawad), Roland Ablang, Molino 5 (Search for Outstanding BarangayTreasurer), Domingo A. Arevalo, Molino 3, Search for Outstanding Barangay Secretary, Hon. Angelica Carla Jimenez, Aniban 2 (Search for Outstanding SK Chairman), Ginintuang Binhi Elderly Association, Molino 3 (Search for Outstanding Senior Citizen Association), Robert V. Cansino, Salinas 1 (Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod), Brgy. San Nicolas 3 (Search for the Cleanest and Greenest, Coastal/Riverside Barangays), Brgy Molino 3 (Search for the Cleanest and Greenest, Land Locked Barangays), Brgy Molino 3 (Search for Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards). Special guests during the event were DILG Regional Director for Calabarzon Josefina Castilla-Go, DILG Provincial Director for Cavite Allan Benitez, DILG Cluster Head for Cavite Belinda Valenzuela, CLGOO Engr. Joselito Rozul, Vice Gov. Ramon Jolo Revilla III, Board Member Aba Gawaran, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, and City Councilors (Districts 1 and 2). Likewise, that same day, newly-elected barangay officials of the city took their oath before city and DILG officials, and three-termer barangay officials were presented with plaque of appreciation. Multi-awarded and 24/7 City Mayor Strike B. Revilla congratulated the awardees and newly-elected barangay officials, and urged them to unite and work together for a more progressive Bacoor. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
New School Building to Rise in the City of Bacoor in 2014
City of Bacoor ends the year 2013 with a project that is set to benefit Bacoorenos, specifically students. On 16 December 2013, city officials led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla and Coun. Rey Palabrica, as well as barangay officials of Molino 2, 3, and 4, DepEd representatives, homeowner associations, Asosasyon ng mga Barangay Kagawad (ABAKA) witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony of the school building to rise in George Town Subdivision, Brgy. Molino 4. They were joined by Ms. Jocelyn Guzman, president of ProFriends, the group which will be taking part in the construction of said building. Dr. Anita Rom, Principal IV of Bacoor National High School, committed the education sector’s full support behind the project, and lauded the city government for its continued support. Earlier this year, Mayor Strike distributed around 1,500 lapel microphones to tea hers to help make teaching less strenuous. Construction of the two-storey school building is set to start in 2014. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Senior Citizens Celebrate Holiday Season in the City of Bacoor
Around 1,000 members of senior citizen associations in the City of Bacoor were treated to an afternoon of enjoyment on 10 December 2013 in Bacoor Coliseum, Camella Springville Subdivision, Brgy. Molino 3. The general assembly, which also doubled as a Christmas party, was a chance for the not-so-young Bacoorenos to get together and get a feel of the holiday season. They had no less than 24/7 City Mayor Strike B. Revilla and Vice Mayor Karen Sarino Evaristo as special guests. The city’s Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs, headed by Mrs. Angelina Cervantes, organized the activity, with production numbers prepared by the senior citizens themselves as one of the event highlights. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Newly-Built Covered Court Inaugurated in the City of Bacoor
Aside from housing the City of Bacoor’s eco-park, Barangay Molino 5 now boasts a new covered court. A project of the city government as part of its infrastructure program, the newly-built court can be used for various activities, including sports tournaments. City of Bacoor and 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), led other city and barangay officials, and residents of Brgy. Molino 5, during the ceremonial blessing on 07 November 2013. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
First-ever Cosplay Competition Adds Merriment in the City of Bacoor
In the spirit of merriment this holiday season, the City of Bacoor held its first-ever Cosplay Competition on 19 December 2013 at the city hall grounds in Barangay Tabing Dagat. There were more than fifty (50) entries, each one presenting their own brand of uniqueness, creativity, and craftsmanship. Presented by the City Tourism and Development Office, the activity was largely supported by the city government. City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla congratulated and thanked all participants for taking part in the event, giving joy especially to kids during the holiday season. The group ‘Iron Soldiers’ won in the group category, with Cirilio dela Cruz (as the character ‘Diablo’) bagging the grand prize in the solo category. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla Distributes Wheelchairs to PWD’s
Forty three persons with disability (PWD) were given wheelchairs by the City Government of Bacoor on 27 November 2013. The distribution is a regular activity and part of City Mayor Strike B. Revilla’s Six-Point ‘STRIKE’ Program, under letter S (Social, Housing, Health and Family Services). The City’s PWD office has listed 3,012 members at present, who are given same privileges as those of senior citizens (Libreng Sine at SM City Bacoor and SM Molino cinemas every Mondays and Tuesdays, and discounts at business establishments, among others). Bacoor was one of the first local government units (LGU’s) to have established an office for the PWD’s, during Mayor Strike’s first term in 2007. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
“We will survive this, and we will be stronger than ever.”
City of Bacoor holds donation drive for Yolanda victims

The City of Bacoor initiated a donation drive for victims of Yolanda (international name Haiyan), immediately after the supertyphoon struck most parts of the country. Bacoorenos from all walks of life – students, teachers, city and barangay officials, NGO’s, senior citizens, employees – trooped to the city hall grounds and brought various relief goods. The city was able to initially turn over 473 boxes of used clothes, canned goods, bottled water, medicines, and sacks of rice to TV5’s Alagang Kapatid Foundation, and is scheduled to send another batch of donations to Kananga, Leyte. Asked what prompted the city government to initiate the activity, City Mayor Strike B. Revilla says, “Now is the time for Filipinos to unite. We are saddened by this recent calamity that hit the country, but as a Filipino and a Bacooreno, I am proud of our countrymen’s strength and faith in God. Together, we will survive this, and we will be stronger than ever.” The local chief executive, who was recently elected as Committee Chairman on Infrastructure in the Regional Development Council, is also Chairman of the city’s Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Inks MOA with DOST Calabarzon
On 14 October 2013 during its regular flag raising ceremony hosted by the City Engineering Office, the City of Bacoor inked a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for two of its programs which are expected to benefit Bacoorenos. First is for the Installation of Water Level Monitoring Station from DOST-ASTI at Zapote Bridge and Molino Dam, and the other is for the Development and Installation of the City of Bacoor Information Dissemination System (LGU-IDS). The latter covers, among others, the provision of equipment and appropriate technical assistance to the city which will benefit residents when it comes to awareness on disaster-related bulletins, farming and fishing updates, community announcements and generation of visual representation of real-time weather parameters of the region. Signing the MOA were City Mayor Strike B. Revilla for LGU-Bacoor and Dr. Alexander S. Madrigal, Regional Director, DOST Calabarzon, and Mr. Raul Castaneda, Director, Cavite Provincial Science and Technology Center (representing DOST 4A). On hand to witness the event were City Councilors Atty. Venus de Castro, Gaudencio Nolasco, King Gutierrez and Robert Javier, SK Federation President Eliza Bautista, and Mr. Richard Quion, Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO) Head. In relation to its disaster preparedness efforts, the City of Bacoor in 2012 received the BaKas Parangal ng Kabayanihan Award presented by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). (Photos: Ruben Gabalfin/BPIO)
Bacoor grabs a spot in Top 20 competitive index ranking by the National Competitiveness Committee-National Development Council (NCC-NDC)
True to their vision of becoming one of the nation’s best performing LGU's (Local Government Units), the City of Bacoor in Cavite has proven their capacity of making it closely on top by notching a place on the latest Top 20 survey result conducted by the National Competitiveness Committee-National Development Council (NCC-NDC), under the administration of Mayor Strike Revilla, who happens to be on his last and final term as the Chief Executive of the city.
The NCC-NDC, composed of various government agencies such as NEDA, DTI, DILG, DOST, DOTC, DPWH, DENR, CHED, among others, recently released the official survey result on competitive index ranking for the year 2012.
The City of Bacoor, in the Province of Cavite, grabbed the 17th rank for the most number of cell sites and among the fastest in terms of processing business permits for new registrants, occupying also spots 14, 13 & 11 for the highest percentage of households with internet connection, fastest in terms of processing construction permits and renewal of business permits and for having the most number of automated teller machines, respectively.
They also positioned themselves among the best in the rank by keeping the 9th spot for the largest capitalization and number of business establishments which renewed their permits, included also in the list, being on the 8th spot, is the highest percentage of household with landline connection, all for the year 2012.
Mayor Strike Revilla, incidentally former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, exhorts all city government employees to strive harder on improving their craft on delivering services for the City of Bacoor to keep them at bay over other LGU's and further increase their competitive rankings in the years to come.
Grandest Marching Band Parade in the City of Bacoor this September
“Just like a marching band, Bacoorenos stick together and march together united towards a common direction under one baton, our vision of progress for the City of Bacoor.”

- City Mayor Strike B. Revilla

The City of Bacoor, in celebration of its 342nd Founding Anniversary in September, is holding its annual Bakood Festival with this year’s theme, ‘Musiko: The Grandest Marching Band Parade in the Philippines.’ The city is famous for its marching bands, which highlights the talent of Bacoorenos in music. Historically, marching bands have played a significant role in the revolutionary era in times of triumph and defeat. In recent years, though, members have different interesting stories to tell – from the young being able to finish school by being members of the band, to tradition of playing being passed on from generation to generation in the family.

On 28 September 2013, the city government will hold the nation’s grandest marching band parade along Evangelista Road. Marching bands within and outside Bacoor, composed of not less than 60 members, are invited to participate. The parade starts at Mabolo-Evangelista St., and will end at the soon-to-open Bacoor Government Center along Molino Boulevard, where select marching bands will perform in the drilling competition.

One of the event highlights is the joint performance of the City of Bacoor’s 12 marching bands – Anak Zapote Band, Banda 96, Original Band, Banda 8, Family Band, El Gobernador, St. Michael Band, Banda Uno, Mediatrix Band, San Lorenzo Band, Black Nazarene, and the Bacoor Unity Band.

According to Mayor Revilla, he wants to keep the marching band tradition alive by putting up a training school where the youth of today can be trained to play marching band instruments. That is why apart from the marching band parade and competition on said date, there will also be a Drum, Lyre, and Bugle Competition at the new Bacoor Government Center, open to all schools within Bacoor.

Simultaneous with the marching band parade and the drum, lyre, and bugle competition, a street dance competition and float parade will take place from RFC Molino to Bayanan to Molino Boulevard, ending at the new Bacoor Government Center.

For further details and inquiries, contact Maestro Avelino Mendoza (Bacoor Unity Band coordinator), 0907 254 6884, City Tourism Development Office (046) 434 4466 local 401, Public Information Office, (046) 434 4466 local 110.
Health Care and Medical Assistance for Bacoorenos
Immediate health care and medical assistance were given to residents of Bacoor, especially those who were affected by the recent habagat (southwest monsoon) enhanced by tropical storm ‘Maring’ this August. City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, who led relief operations in various barangays, likewise spearheaded these medical missions. He was joined by Vice Mayor Karen Sarino Evaristo, other city officials, city health staff, and private companies who provided additional medicines and other medical supplies. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bureau of Fire Region IVA Commends City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla
Congratulations are in order for City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, as he was commended by the Bureau of Fire Protection Region IV-A Calabarzon for the successful launch of the Junior Fire Marshal Program in the city during the observance of Fire Prevention Month. The former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) received the award during the 22nd anniversary of the BFP Region IVA Calabarzon held 07 August 2013, Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, in the presence of guest of honor Calamba City Councilor Ruth Hernandez (representing Vice Gov. Ramil Hernandez), BFP officials led by CSupt Nimfa D. Cuartel, Regional Director, other guests and awardees. Previously, the Bacoor Bureau of Fire Protection, under the leadership of City Fire Marshal Sr. Insp. Aldwin Salazar, has been chosen as Best City Fire Station by the BFP Region IVA Calabarzon, for its commendable efforts in fire safety, management and awareness. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, National Awardee, TESDA Kabalikat
Just a couple of months after being presented the TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) Region IVA Kabalikat Award, City of Bacoor 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla has been hailed as National Awardee by TESDA as Kabalikat LGU Partner (City Gategory). The agency, in particular, cited the Strike Livelihood Training Center for providing ‘thousands of trainees with technical training programs and given opportunities for gainful employment in local and overseas companies and/or to be successful entrepreneurs through the provisions of livelihood starter kits. The award was presented by TESDA Secretary Joel Villanueva on 23 August 2013, at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women Center in Taguig. Accompanying Mayor Strike was Ms Lita Gawaran, head of the city’s Livelihood Office. Bacoor is the only local government unit in Region 4A, and one of the four LGU’s in the country, to have been given said recognition. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
It must be the heart: City of Bacoor rises after the storm
Weathering the storm. Couple of days after what could be considered as one of the worst calamities to ever hit Bacoor took place, the city started getting back to its feet. Mayor Strike B. Revilla supervised clearing operations and inspection in the 65 out of 73 barangays worst hit by the recent habagat (southwest monsoon) enhanced by tropical storm ‘Maring.’ It was followed soon after by distribution of relief goods to the 72,000 families, most of whom reside within the city’s coastal areas. Numerous companies, groups, and individuals have extended assistance to the evacuees, donating food, medicines, clothing. Those interested to donate may contact the City Social Welfare and Development Office, 0917 829 5041. (BPIO /Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
For Disaster Preparedness, Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Acquires New Set of Equipment
The Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO), in celebration of July being the National Disaster Consciousness Month, presented its new set of equipment to the public during the city flag raising ceremony on 29 July 2013. These - rope rescue equipment (carabiners, seat harness, full-body harness, chest rope clamp, belay device, static rope, lifeline rope), water rescue equipment (porta-bote foldable boat, life jackets, water proof flashlights), and additional medical equipment (portable oxygen tanks, first aid kits, pulse oxymeter) – were provided by the city government led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla (recipient of the BaKas Parangal ng Kabayanihan Award from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) to augment existing assets of the BDRRMO in preparation for the typhoon/rainy season. BDRRMO head Mr. Richard Quion called on fellow Bacoorenos ‘to be more vigilant about disaster risk reduction. Together we can manage the harsh effects of natural or human-induced calamities and disasters.’ BDRRMO’s hotline numbers are 417-0727 and 417-1100. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Public Employment Service Office Receives DOLE Region IVA Best PESO Award
Congratulations are in order for the City of Bacoor as its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) receives the Best PESO award from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region IVA (LGU-Component Category). The awarding ceremony was held on 25 July in Laguna, which was attended by Ms. Vi Jimenez, Bacoor PESO Head. The award cites the city government, through the leadership of 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, for its ‘commendable support in the promotion and delivery of the DOLE’s employment programs and services.’ It was presented during the flag raising ceremony on 29 July, with hundreds of Bacoorenos in attendance, including newly-elected Cavite Vice Governor Ramon Jolo Revilla III, Vice Mayor Karen Sarino Evaristo, city councilors, city department and unit heads, barangay officials. Incidentally, Ms. Jimenez was also chosen as Best PESO Manager by DOLE Region IVA. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla Inaugurates Covered Basketball Courts
Much to the delight of residents and homeowners, a new covered basketball court was inaugurated in Arcadia Subdivision, Westville Subdivision, Brgy Dulong Bayan, City of Bacoor on 15 July 2013. Reelected City Mayor Strike B. Revilla mentioned infrastructure as one of the areas his administration will continue focusing on, as part of his six-point STRIKE (Social, Housing, Health and Family Services, Traffic Peace and Order, Responsible and Accountable Governance, Industrial and Economic Growth, Eco-agro Tourism and Environmental Protection) Program. Other guests during the event were City Engr. Robert San Jose, Sports Unit Head Sidney Solis, Brgy Capt Relito Tela and councilors, Arcadia Subd. HOA President Jojo Pelayo and officers. Likewise, on 16 July 2013, another covered basketball court was inaugurated, this time in Brgy Alima. Brgy Capt Mike Giron, on behalf of his constituents, thanked the 24/7 local chief executive for said project, and made special mention of Ms Norma Cierda, who donated the lot. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Calabarzon’s Largest Eco-Green LED Display Launched at the City of Bacoor
With City of Bacoor 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla leading the roster of VIP guests, the first and largest green LED display system located at the intersection of E. Aguinaldo Highway corner Molino Boulevard was launched on 09 July 2013. The project, in partnership with Globaltronics, is designed to keep Bacoorenos well-informed of public service announcements and advisories. Moreover, the Electronic Motorist Information LED Display System will serve motorists in Cavite, providing early traffic advisories, and feed vital public service announcements from the city government. Mr. William Guido, Globaltronics Chairman and CEO, welcomed the partnership, considering it a ‘milestone in the city’s history, benefiting people who work in Manila but reside in Bacoor or other towns in Cavite.’ Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the Eco-Green City of the Year Award Globaltronics, Inc. and the LED Sector of the Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines to the City of Bacoor, received by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines. Other guests witnessing the event were City Councilors Mike Bautista, King Gutierrez, Robert Javier, and Eliza Bautista, city department and unit heads, city employees, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce officers, barangay officials, homeowner groups, NGO’s, DepEd, and Globaltronics’ VP Jimmy Tang, COO Nato Abayani, GM Christine Carreon, Business Development Manager Timmie Lee, and Ms Raquel Morales. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, City Officials Sworn Into Office
The first city officials of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, and Vice Mayor Karen Sarino Evaristo, this morning took their oath of office before Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr., himself a certified Bacooreno. Hundreds of Team Strike supporters including their family and friends, city employees, barangay officials, non government organizations, homeowner associations, and representatives of business and education sectors, trooped to the St Michael’s Church in Brgy Tabing Dagat to witness the historic event. The former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) was joined by wife and PLDT executive Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla. Mayor Strike and team made a sweeping victory in the May 13 elections, with the 24/7 local chief executive winning by more than 100,000 votes over his closest opponent. Incidentally, Bacoor celebrated its first anniversary of being a city on 23 June with a series of events culminating with a parade of Bacoor’s own marching bands, all twelve of them.
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla Inaugurates Covered Basketball Courts
Much to the delight of residents and homeowners, a new covered basketball court was inaugurated in Arcadia Subdivision, Westville Subdivision, Brgy Dulong Bayan, City of Bacoor on 15 July 2013. Reelected City Mayor Strike B. Revilla mentioned infrastructure as one of the areas his administration will continue focusing on, as part of his six-point STRIKE (Social, Housing, Health and Family Services, Traffic Peace and Order, Responsible and Accountable Governance, Industrial and Economic Growth, Eco-agro Tourism and Environmental Protection) Program. Other guests during the event were City Engr. Robert San Jose, Sports Unit Head Sidney Solis, Brgy Capt Relito Tela and councilors, Arcadia Subd. HOA President Jojo Pelayo and officers. Likewise, on 16 July 2013, another covered basketball court was inaugurated, this time in Brgy Alima. Brgy Capt Mike Giron, on behalf of his constituents, thanked the 24/7 local chief executive for said project, and made special mention of Ms Norma Cierda, who donated the lot. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Calabarzon’s Largest Eco-Green LED Display Launched at the City of Bacoor
With City of Bacoor 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla leading the roster of VIP guests, the first and largest green LED display system located at the intersection of E. Aguinaldo Highway corner Molino Boulevard was launched on 09 July 2013. The project, in partnership with Globaltronics, is designed to keep Bacoorenos well-informed of public service announcements and advisories. Moreover, the Electronic Motorist Information LED Display System will serve motorists in Cavite, providing early traffic advisories, and feed vital public service announcements from the city government. Mr. William Guido, Globaltronics Chairman and CEO, welcomed the partnership, considering it a ‘milestone in the city’s history, benefiting people who work in Manila but reside in Bacoor or other towns in Cavite.’ Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the Eco-Green City of the Year Award Globaltronics, Inc. and the LED Sector of the Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines to the City of Bacoor, received by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines. Other guests witnessing the event were City Councilors Mike Bautista, King Gutierrez, Robert Javier, and Eliza Bautista, city department and unit heads, city employees, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce officers, barangay officials, homeowner groups, NGO’s, DepEd, and Globaltronics’ VP Jimmy Tang, COO Nato Abayani, GM Christine Carreon, Business Development Manager Timmie Lee, and Ms Raquel Morales. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, City Officials Sworn Into Office
The first city officials of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, and Vice Mayor Karen Sarino Evaristo, this morning took their oath of office before Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr., himself a certified Bacooreno. Hundreds of Team Strike supporters including their family and friends, city employees, barangay officials, non government organizations, homeowner associations, and representatives of business and education sectors, trooped to the St Michael’s Church in Brgy Tabing Dagat to witness the historic event. The former National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) was joined by wife and PLDT executive Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla. Mayor Strike and team made a sweeping victory in the May 13 elections, with the 24/7 local chief executive winning by more than 100,000 votes over his closest opponent. Incidentally, Bacoor celebrated its first anniversary of being a city on 23 June with a series of events culminating with a parade of Bacoor’s own marching bands, all twelve of them.
Bacoor celebrates First Anniversary as a City this June, with ‘One Heart. One City. Embracing Unity.
Bacoor celebrates its first anniversary of being a city this June, with the theme ‘One Heart. One City. Embracing Unity.’ It would be recalled that on 23 June 2012, a plebiscite was successfully held, converting the then 340-year old municipality to a component city. For this milestone, local chief executive and 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla credits the concerted effort of all sectors local officials - including Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla who pushed for the Bacoor cityhood bill in Congress, barangay officials, non government organizations, homeowner associations, the business community, educators, and private individuals.

It is certainly an exciting weekend, with a series of activities lined up for the enjoyment of Bacoorenos and non-Bacoorenos alike. A mega job fair (Strike-a-Job Fair) awaits jobseekers on 22 June at Brgy Molino 3 covered court; this will be followed by a ceremonial mangrove planting (with MOA signing) in cooperation with Maynilad and DENR.

The weekend’s highlights are free concerts featuring Parokya ni Edgar on 22 June, 6pm, at the Bacoor city plaza, and Kamikazee on 23 June, 6pm, Bacoor Coliseum. On the day of the city anniversary itself, 23 June, Bacoor’s very own marching bands will parade around the city, ending with a Thanksgiving Mass at the St. Michael’s Church, 9am.

Meanwhile, thousands of runners and nonrunners alike are expected to join ‘Let’S Run for 1! (City of Bacoor anniversary fun run for a cause)’ on 29 June, 5am (assembly) at V Central/Max Value Plaza, Molino Boulevard. No registration fee is required; interested parties just need to bring a kilo of old plastic bottles/bags to join.

Event supporters are Maynilad, Ocean Park, SM City Bacoor, RST Printing, Shakeys, V Central/Max Value Plaza, Sun Cellular, Bombales Advertising, Royce Commercial. For further details, contact the Public Information Office of the City of Bacoor, 046 434 4466 local 110.
Homegrown Beauties Bring Pride to Bacoor’
Three Bacoorenas have recently brought pride and honor to the city, bringing home recognitions out of three beauty pageants held on 04 May at the River Bank Center in Marikina City. Jasmin Joy E. Guevarra, of Brgy Mambog 2, and Maria Elmira Daguio of Brgy. Molino 5, both won as First Runner-up in the Ms. Pre-Teen Earth Philippines 2013 and Ms. Teen Earth Philippines 2013, respectively. Meanwhile, Brgy Habay 1’s Patricia Andulte, bagged the Ms. Teen Philippines 2013 title, and she is set to represent the country in the Ms Teen International on 29 June in Houston, Texas. They were presented with certificates of recognition during the city’s flag raising ceremony, where 24/7 and multi-awarded City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla lauded the three beauties for their accomplishments, for showcasing not only their charm but intellect as well. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor’s Sangguniang Panglungsod Cited by DILG Region IVA as Outstanding Sanggunian for Exemplary Performance in Legislation
The Sangguniang Panglungsod (previously Sangguniang Bayan) of Bacoor has recently been commended by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region IV-A (Calabarzon) for being the Outstanding Sanggunian in the 1st to 3rd Class Municipalities Category (Regional Level). The award cited the council’s ‘exemplary performance in legislating measures for the period 01 July 2010 to 30 June 2012.’It was awarded on 22 April 2013 in Taguig, Metro Manila, and was presented by DILG Provincial Director Efren Echavia and Cavite Cluster Head Ms Bhei Valenzuela to the people of Bacoor during its flag raising ceremony on 29 April. City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla thanked the DILG for this recognition and lauded the Sangguniang Panglungsod, led by incumbent Vice Mayor Rosette Miranda Fernando, for bringing pride and honor to Bacoorenos. Present during the presentation were Sangguniang Panglunsod members – Coun. Edwin Gawaran, Coun. Boy Solis, Coun. Rey Fabian, Coun. Jainy San Miguel, Coun. Atty. Venus de Castro, Coun. Rey Palabrica, Coun. Bayani de Leon, City Local Government Operations Officer Engr. Lito Rozul, and SP Secretary Atty. Khalid Atega. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Cities of Bacoor and Legazpi Sign Sisterhood Agreement
Sisters in progress and in public service. Two of the country’s most progressive cities recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement for a ‘Sister City Relationship’ which aims to ‘promote exchanges in various fields of endeavor.’ The momentous event between the Cities of Legazpi and Bacoor took place in the City of Legazpi in March 2013. These ‘people to people programs,’ according to the resolution signed by the city council of both cities, are expected to establish greater friendship and understanding between people of varied political pursuits. City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Legazpi and City of Legazpi Mayor Carmen Geraldine Rosal led the MOA signing, and witnessed by City Administrator and former City of Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal, the City Council of Legazpi, Bacoor first lady Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, Asosasyon ng mga Barangay Kagawad in Bacoor headed by President Caring Sanchez, and barangay captains of Bacoor. (BPIO)
Multi-Purpose Hall in Brgy Molino 1 Inaugurated
A new multi-purpose hall in Brgy Molino 1, City of Bacoor, was inaugurated on 14 March, with no less than Mayor Strike B. Revilla gracing the event. Residents of the barangay, through Brgy Capt Simplicio Dominguez, expressed their thanks to the city government, the Mayor in particular, for providing them a venue where they could hold various official events and activities. Also present were City Councilor Rey Palabrica, Mr. Aba Gawaran, Mr. Robert Javier, City Engineer Robert San Jose, Fr. Eric Santos, ABAKA Pres. Caring Sanchez, barangay officials, representatives of HOA and senior citizen associations. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Health Office Spearheads Medical Mission in Ligas Elementary School
More than hundred residents of Barangays Ligas 1, 2, and 3, were extended free medical and dental services courtesy of the City of Bacoor’s Health Office and The Generics Pharmacy on 23 March 2013. Providing affordable and accessible health services is one of City Mayor Strike B. Revilla’s priority programs, which is evident in the growing number of health centers within the city, and more importantly, in the opening of the Bacoor District Hospital in Brgy Habay 2. City health staff, led by Dr. Rey San Luis III, together with Dr. Michael Marquez, made sure every patient’s medical need was attended to. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Launches Junior Police and Junior Fire Marshal Program
In a move to further encourage the involvement and awareness of various sectors in safety and fire prevention, the City of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, together with the Bureau of Fire Protection and the local Philippine National Police (PNP) recently launched the Junior Police and Junior Fire Marshal Program. The program is open to all youth in Bacoor from 14 to 20 years old, in or out-of-school, willing to do voluntary work and provide assistance to the BFP and PNP suitable to their age and capacity. Members are to undergo training and seminar during the summer break. According to BFP Senior Chief Insp. Aldwin Salazar, the activity is meant to instill social responsibility even at a young age among its members and to train them into becoming more productive citizens. The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Bacoor, under SK Federation President Coun. Eliza ‘Miles’ Bautista, is throwing its full support to the project, and has in fact encouraged SK officials and members to participate. Joining Mayor Strike, S/Chief Inspector Salazar, PNP P/Supt Ronaldo Mendoza, SK Pres. Bautista during the launch in Brgy Molino 3 covered court (for District 2 participants) were City Councilor Bayani de Leon, former Councilor Robert Javier, former Brgy. Capt. Guding Nolasco; ABC Hall in Brgy Talaba 7 (for District 1 participants) were City Councilors Rey Fabian, Edwin Gawaran, Boy Solis and Atty. Venus de Castro, and former Councilor Mike Bautista. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Young at Heart: Mayor Strike Revilla Celebrates with Kids’ Day at the Strike Halfway House
What better way to celebrate one’s birthday than sharing it with the underprivileged. That’s just what City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla did on 02 March 2013, as he visited kids from the Strike Halfway House. The youthful and energetic Mayor gamely partied with the kids, striking a pose or two with them. Apart from housing abandoned and rescued minors, the facility which is being maintained by the City Social Welfare and Development Office, likewise holds values formation seminars and activities to help mold these kids into more productive citizens. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Sporty Barangay Officials in Bacoor Join Revilla’s Cup
Camaraderie, sportsmanship, better health and wellness. These and more make up the 2013 Revilla’s Cup which opened to much fanfare and excitement on 02 March 2013 at the Bacoor City Hall grounds. Seventy-three teams, which were divided into clusters, will compete in various events, including the highly anticipated basketball games. City officials, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla (incidentally celebrating his birthday the very same day, and was joined by wife Ms Chaye Cabal-Revilla), Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, incumbent City Councilors Rey Palabrica, Bayani de Leon, Edwin Gawaran, Rey Fabian, Boy Solis and Atty Venus de Castro, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Rowena Bautista-Mendiola, Brgy Capt Boy de Leon, Mr. Guding Nolasco, Mr. King Gutierrez, former municipal councilors Aba Gawaran and Robert Javier, expressed their support and cheered on the teams. This year’s Revilla’s Cup, as in the previous years, is being made possible through the efforts of the City Sports Unit headed by Mr. Sidney Solis, and the Association of Barangay Captains led by ABC Vice President Karen Sarino Evaristo. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Job-seeking Bacoorenos troop to V Central for Strike-a-Job Fair
Close to six hundred applicants trooped to V Central in Brgy Molino 3 for 02 March Strike-a-Job Fair, which was held in time for City Mayor Strike B. Revilla’s birthday. Job fairs in various public venues in Bacoor are being conducted by the City Government on a regular basis, under its Public Employment Service Office. According to PESO head Ms Vi Jimenez, holding job fairs is one of the priority programs of Mayor Strike when it comes to providing employment opportunities to Bacoorenos. A big kudos goes as well to companies – from within and outside Bacoor – who tirelessly give their all-out support to the city and its hardworking constituents. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
HLURB Opens Satellite Office in Bacoor Coliseum, Brgy Molino 3
The City Government of Bacoor inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board for the establishment of the latter’s satellite office in Bacoor Coliseum, Brgy Molino 3. Present during the MOA signing on 02 March 2013 were birthday celebrator City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Congw Lani Mercado Revilla, incumbent City Councilors Rey Palabrica and Bayani de Leon, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Rowena Bautista-Mendiola, Brgy Capt Boy de Leon, Mr. Guding Nolasco, Mr. King Gutierrez, former municipal councilors Aba Gawaran and Robert Javier, and HLURB CEO and Commissioner Antonio Bernardo. Witnessing the event were close to 500 officers of various homeowner associations in the city led by Bacoor HomeOwner Association Council President Guia Oller. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Health Office Holds Medical Mission at Malipay, Brgy Molino 4
Hundreds of Bacoorenos benefited from a free medical mission on 02 March 2013, spearheaded by the City Health Office. The event, sponsored by The Generics Pharmacy, was part of the birthday celebration of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, the city’s 24/7 chief executive. Providing accessible and affordable health services to its constituents is one of Mayor Strike’s administration’s thrust, as could also be seen with the construction and opening of the first-ever Bacoor District Hospital in Brgy Habay 2. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Celebrating Everlasting Love in the City of Bacoor
March could also be considered as love month in Bacoor, as sixty-nine (69) couples were wed in a Mass Wedding on 02 March 2013 at the Talaba Multi-Purpose Hall in Brgy Talaba 4. Bishop Ericson Santos blessed the couples and reminded them of the life-long vow they are committing themselves into. Standing in as principal sponsors were City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PLDT executive Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Coun. Atty. Venus de Castro, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Ms Rowena Bautista Mendiola, former councilor Mr. Aba Gawaran, City Administrator Atty. Doris yumol, and staff of the Local Civil Registrar’s office. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
BJMP Bacoor Inmates Complete ALS Program
Twenty-four inmates of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bacoor received their certificates for completing the Alternative Learning System (ALS) high school program in a ceremony held on 08 February 2013. Their guest of honor is no less than City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, who is a known advocate of accessible and quality education. The program, made possible through the joint efforts of BJMP and DepEd, through ALS Coordinator Henrico Darang, and largely supported by the city government, was held at the BJMP Compound in Brgy Molino 2. According to Chief Insp. Ruelito M. Bobadilla, City Jail Warden, those who have passed the ALS exams could pursue a higher (college) education, if they wished. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Presents Hospitalization Program to Constituents
Consistent with its commitment of providing affordable and accessible health services to its constituents, the City Government of Bacoor recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement for the ‘City of Bacoor Hospitalization Program’ with six private hospitals in the city, and one in a neighboring city, namely: Crisostomo General Hospital, St. Dominic Medical Center, St. Michael Medical Hospital, Prime Global Care Medical Center, Molino Doctors Hospital, Metro South Medical Center, Las Pinas District Hospital. Regularly, indigent resident patients of the City of Bacoor request for assistance on medical problems/conditions. The city, in its desire to extend free medical services to the marginalized and underprivileged residents, has entered into an agreement with said hospitals. In the said MOA, these hospitals, possessing the facilities needed by indigent patients requesting for medical assistance from the city, has manifested its willingness to serve as retainer hospital to render medical services and confinement for patients referred by the city. They ‘shall not demand from the said patients any deposit or up-front payment as a condition for their admission, treatment or discharge if they present a valid Guaranty Letter (GL) from the city, but said amount shall be incorporated in the final hospital bill.’ Present at the MOA Signing during the city’s flag raising ceremony on 11 February were City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, City Councilors Bayani de Leon, Rey Palabrica, Boy Solis, and Atty. Venus de Castro, BPLO’s Mr. Francisco Ocampo, City Health Officer Dr. Rey San Luis III, and representatives of participating hospitals. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Services just a phone call away in the City of Bacoor
Another good news for Bacoorenos. The City Government of Bacoor and Dynamic Outsource Solutions (DOS1) team up for the first-ever call center in the city. The project, SaBayan 24/7 Call Center and Hotline service, was formally launched on 04 February during Bacoor’s regular flag raising ceremony. A test phone call by City Mayor Strike B. Revilla signaled the start of said call center’s operations. By dialing 434 111, callers can get information on various concerns, such as the services being offered by the city government, updates and activities within Bacoor, important numbers (police, fire, ambulance), and others. This service is free-of-charge, and another one of the city government’s innovative ways of bringing quality services to Bacoorenos. Witnessing the call center’s launch and test call were Mr. Edgardo Cayton and Mr. Kelvin Parohinog of DOS1. Also present during the event were Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, ABC Vice President Karen Sarino Evaristo, city and barangay officials. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Special Bacoor Resident (SBR) card: Another innovation in Bacoor’s brand of public service
The month of February is memorable to the City of Bacoor, as it launches the Special Bacoor Resident (SBR) card, a partnership between the City Government of Bacoor and PVB Card Corporation, with the support of Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) and LBC Express. During the ceremony launch and press conference in Makati on 05 February, City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, expressed his thanks to people behind the project. According to the local chief executive, the SBR card “is more than just a project. This is a milestone. A major breakthrough in public service, on how we deliver services to the people, and maximizing the resources and efforts of all those involved.’ While the card serves as a debit card, it is also a valid ID, and a discount card (cardholders get special discounts and privileges in participating establishments within Bacoor). Some 500,000 residents of Bacoor will benefit from this undertaking, which can be considered an innovation in public service. Mayor Strike came with incumbent City Councilors Rey Fabian, Bayani de Leon, and Atty. Venus de Castro, ABC Vice Pres. Karen Sarino-Evaristo, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Rowena Bautista-Mendiola, Mr. King Gutierrez, Chief-of-Staff to the Mayor Hector Loyola. Representatives of PVB Card Corporation, led by President and CEO Mr. Simoun Ung and COO Ms. Liza Alincastre, together with JCB International Co. Ltd. executives led by Deputy President Mr. Kimihisa Imada, were likewise present. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Mayor Strike B. Revilla Leads Groundbreaking of School Building in Brgy. Molino 3, City of Bacoor
Starting the Year Right. It was a working holiday for City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla as he led the groundbreaking ceremony of the eight-classroom school building in Camella Springville, Brgy. Molino 3, on 01 January. The building will be constructed on a 4,000sq-m lot donated by the Federation of Camella Springville HOA, through the support of Pro-Friends. Joining Mayor Revilla during the event were wife Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, Coun. Rey Palabrica, other city and barangay officials, officers of various homeowner associations and non government organizations, and officers of Pro-Friends, led by Ms Jocelyn Guzman. Building additional school buildings and classrooms is one of the city government’s measures in providing quality and accessible education to Bacoorenos. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Government Awards New Ambulance Units to the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
To further strengthen the city’s readiness for emergencies and disasters, the City Government of Bacoor recently distributed two ambulance units to its Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office. Mayor Strike B. Revilla was joined by City Councilors Hon. Venus de Castro, Hon. Avelino ‘Boy’ Solis, Coun. Bayani de Leon, Hon. Miles Bautista, as the local chief executive turned over the vehicles to BDRRMO head Mr. Richard Quion during the city’s flag raising ceremony on 28 January 2013. Incidentally, Mayor Strike and the city disaster office were presented the BaKas Parangal ng Kabayanihan award by no less than Pres. Noynoy Aquino and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Fun for the Whole Family in Bacoor and Jollibee’s Run for a Cause
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla led the 4,000 or so runners in the ‘Smile, Bee happy and Run (City of Bacoor and Jollibee’s fun run for a cause)’ on 27 January, starting at V Central/Max Value Plaza. Participants varied from students and teachers to barangay officials, families, homeowner associations, NGO’s. Mayor Strike himself and wife Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, together with former Municipal Councilor Mike Bautista, ABC Vice President Karen Sarino Evaristo, Mr King Gutierrez, finished the 3km run, ending at the newly-opened Jollibee-Molino Boulevard. In his message, the local chief executive reiterated the importance of caring for one’s health and wellness, and in doing our share in protecting the environment. Five student runners won cellphone units during the raffle, courtesy of Sun Cellular. Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla donated a desktop computer which was raffled off as well, with Bacoor National High School-Gawaran campus winning. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Another first in Bacoor: City opens district hospital for affordable health services
Bacoor marks another milestone as it opens the Bacoor District Hospital at Reyville Subdivision, Brgy Habay 2, before 2012 ends. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla led the opening of the facility, which will offer affordable and accessible health services to Bacoorenos. The 25-bed capacity hospital, now complete with laboratory, ER equipment, services for OPD, is a realization of one of the city government’s dreams, made possible with the support of Sen Ramon Revilla Sr. (who donated the lot), Department of Health, Department of Public Works and Highways, provincial government. Special guest during the opening ceremony and blessing DOH Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa congratulated the city government for its effort in providing quality health programs to its constituents. Also present during the event were Congw Lani Mercado Revilla, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, Board Member Jolo Revilla, ABC President Karen Sarino Evaristo, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Rowena Bautista Mendiola, Dr George Repique of the Provincial Health Office, City Health Officer Dr. Reynaldo San Luis III, city and barangay officials, representative of the business sector, NGO and HOA groups. (BPIO/Photos: Juvelen Ocava-Alcova)
City Mayor Strike B. Revilla Distributes Financial Assistance to City Scholars
Six hundred and twenty college students were all smiles on 24 November, as City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla himself handed them financial assistance as part of the city government’s scholarship program. Each deserving student received the amount of Php2,000.00 which would assist in their educational expenses (for the second semester alone). Providing quality education is one of the city government’s priority programs, and scholarship assistance is just one of the activities in relation to this. Recently, City Mayor Strike B. Revilla distributed school supplies to public school students, in cooperation with Jollibee. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
First-ever Traffic Management Summit in the City of Bacoor
On 24 November, the City Government of Bacoor, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, held its first ever Traffic Management Summit at the Cinema 3 of SM Cinema Bacoor. The event, an initiative of the local government in cooperation with SM City Bacoor, was organized to assist in the planning and developing of doable and practical mitigating solutions to the present traffic conditions in the city. Among the speakers were Mr Rey Luna (a traffic consultant of 26 years) from SUNMARA Traffic Systems and Technology and DPWH District Engineer Oscar dela Cruz. More than 500 attendees, composed of city officials, representatives of concerned national agencies, the city’s barangay officials, members of different sectors (business, transport, religious, non government, homeowners, education), department and unit heads of the city government, participated in the event. Some of the proposed traffic improvement projects, based on the study, are area traffic control system for the city, improvement of the Aguinaldo Highway route, pedestrian safety, and solidarity routes in subdivision road networks. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Mayor Strike Revilla Further Extends Assistance to OFW’s and Families via Help Desk
Another first in the City of Bacoor – a help desk for overseas Filipino workers (OFW’s) and their families to assist in their various concerns. The program, launched on 16 November at SM City Bacoor, is a joint effort of the city government through the Public Employment Service Office, Department of Labor and Employment, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and SM City Bacoor. The OFW Help Desk will, among others, serve as information hub for social benefits (disability and dismemberment, death, burial benefits), scholarship, trainings, and incentive programs (seafarers’ upgrading programs, education for development scholarship program, OFW dependents scholarship program, education and livelihood assistance program, skills-for-employment scholarship program), workers welfare assistance program (on-site, in-country), repatriation and reintegration programs. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla lauded the OFW’s in Bacoor, our modern day heroes, for their sacrifices in providing a better life for their families, and for their contribution to the country’s economy. At present, there are 5,995 registered overseas Filipino workers in the city who are expected to benefit from this project. Present during the launch , where the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) was also held, were Mayor Strike, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, City Councilor Bayani de Leon, Provincial Director Enrico Sagmit (DOLE-Cavite), Regional Director Ma. Luz Talento (OWWA RWO 4A), Ms. Cynthia Lamban (OIC, OWWA RWO R4A), Ms Edith Ragodo (Mall Manager, SM City Bacoor), Ms Vi Jimenez (PESO Head), Mr. Felix Mojica (OFW Consultant), and barangay captains in Bacoor. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Government of Bacoor and DOS-1 Present 24/7 SaBayan Project
Making use of technology as a way of providing added services to its constituents, the City Government of Bacoor is partnering with Dynamic Outsource Solutions, Inc. for the Sa-Bayan Bacoor project. This innovative service, a 24/7 hotline (free of charge), will accommodate and respond to situations regarding inquiry, assistance and escalation. The hotline will, among others, receive and forward called-in concerns from local Bacoor callers, seeking assistance with LGU counterparts also on a 24/7 availability for the Sa-Bayan Hotline, and respond to requests for information, which are readily available to the agents through a database. Present during the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on 12 November are City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, City Councilors Rey Palabrica, Bayani de Leon and Atty. Venus de Castro, Mr Alberto Lina (Chairman, Lina Group of Companies), Mr Edgardo Cayton (President, DOS-1), and Mr Ryan Cesar and Mr Kevin Parohinog (DOS-1). The project is scheduled to be fully implemented by December of this year. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor, Regional Awardee for Most Child-Friendly Municipality in 2011
Another feather in the cap of the City Government of Bacoor. Besting several other municipalities in Region IV-A, the city was awarded Most Child-Friendly Municipality for 2011 by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Regional Council for the Protection of Children. The recognition, based on last year’s achievements when Bacoor was still a municipality, was presented during the flag raising ceremony on 05 November at the Bacoor plaza. The then municipality garnered a score of 89.9% in best practices when it comes to programs concerning children. Apart from the latter, the screening committee has taken notice of the local government’s projects and activities which are meant to benefit children in Bacoor. DSWD Regional Director Wilma Naviamos personally handed the award to City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, city councilors, and the Local Council for the Protection of Children led by CSWD Officer Ms Liliane de Roxas-Ugalde.  (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor, HUDCC, PNR Distribute Certificates of Lot Award to Beneficiaries
The City Government of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, together with the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council, Philippine National Railways, and the Presidential Commission on Urban Poor distributed another batch of Certificates of Lot Award (CeLA) to more than 300 beneficiaries of ten barangays along non-core properties of the PNR. The distribution took place on 06 November at the Bacoor plaza, with no less than Vice President and HUDCC Chairman Jejomar Binay as special guest. The project is pursuant to Executive Order No. 48 (S-2001), and consistent with the city government’s mission of providing quality services to its constituents, in the area of housing, among others. Also present during the event were HUDCC Secretary General Cecilia Alba and PNR Assistant General Manager Engr. Hermie del Rosario, former Senators Ernesto Maceda, Dick Gordon and Migz Zubiri, city councilors, barangay officials. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla Commends Local PNP for Speedy Action on Cyrish Magalang Case
The City Government of Bacoor, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, presented certificates of recognition to the local Philippine National Police for the ‘early resolution of the robbery with homicide case of University of Sto. Tomas alumna Cyrish Magalang.’ Magalang was found dead at Gawaran Heights in Brgy Molino 7 on 31 October. The 24/7 manhunt operations facilitated by Bacoor PNP, together with CIDG-Cavite, resulted to the arrest of suspects Roel and Rolin Peraleja. Bacoor PNP Chief of Police Col. Romano Cardino led the roster of awardees, which included two civilians who provided additional information on the suspects. During the awarding held at the city’s flag raising ceremony on 05 November, Mayor Strike commended the PNP, CIDG, and the local community for the concerted efforts, and likewise encouraged everyone to be more vigilant in ensuring everyone’s safety. The city government had initially offered a reward of Php50,000 to anyone who could give valuable information regarding the incident. To further strengthen the campaign against illegal drugs in the city, Mayor Strike is pledging the amount of Php500,000 – out of his own pocket – as part of a ‘reward system,’ to be given to those who could provide vital information on drug pushers and users. Likewise, according to the local chief executive, the city government is currently studying the possibility of having tricycle and pedicab drivers undergo drug-testing to further ensure safety not only of the riding public, but Bacoorenos in general. The city government, in close coordination with the local police and its 73 barangays, continuously urges its constituents to be more involved in the city’s campaign against illegal drugs. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor’s Asosasyon ng mga Barangay Kagawad Organizes Fundraising Show
‘Tumawa Naman Tayo!’ the Asosasyon ng mga Barangay Kagawad (ABAKA) in the City of Bacoor’s first major fund raising event indeed drew laughter from the more than 400 attendees, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla and Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla. Some of the performers include the famous ‘Raging Divas’ and stand-up comedians from the comedy bar The Library. Proceeds of the 3-hour show will go to ABAKA’s various projects and activities, including medical assistance to barangay kagawads. One cell phone unit, courtesy of Mayor Strike and Smart, was raffled off during the program. ABAKA is composed of 511 kagawads from the city’s 73 barangays, and it is headed by ABAKA President Caring Sanchez of Brgy. Sineguelasan. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Mayor Strike B. Revilla welcomes NCSU participants in Bacoor
Bacoor DepEd (Department of Education) District 1 hosted the opening ceremony of the North Cavite Sports Unit on 24 October. Seven participating teams (from Noveleta, Kawit, Rosario, Imus 1 and 2, Bacoor 1 and 2) joined the parade along the city’s Evangelista Road. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, welcomed the participants and other guests, and encouraged the young athletes to continue pursuing their goals for a brighter future ahead. Education and sports are two of the areas being given priority by the city government, through various programs and projects such as regular tournaments, scholarship assistance, and fun run activities. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
First Bacoor Buntis Summit Held
The city government of Bacoor, through its Health Office, and in cooperation with the Nutrition Center of the Philippines, spearheaded the First Bacoor Buntis Summit 2012 at the St Dominic College of Asia on 27 October. Ninety-one pregnant mothers, barangay health workers, family care coordinators, and City Health Office staff, attended the event, which had Ms Hiyasmin Itutud (NCP and BFTSEK Coordinator, Region IV A) as resource speaker on the topic of breastfeeding. Special lecture on maternal care and referral, on the other hand, was delivered by Dr. Michael Montesa, OB Department Chief of the St Dominic Hospital. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla was present to greet the participants, especially the expectant mothers. He stressed the importance of taking care of one’s health, and reiterated the city government’s commitment to providing accessible health services to Bacoorenos. The City Health Office is headed by Dr. Reynaldo San Luis III. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Fostering camaraderie through sports: Bacoor holds Liga Olympics 2012
City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, led other local officials in formally opening the Bacoor Liga Olympics 2012 on 17 October at Bacoor Coliseum in Brgy. Molino 3. Officials of the city’s 73 barangays, including barangay captains, kagawads, secretaries, treasurers, Sangguniang Kabataan, will be competing in various sports such as volleyball, chess, badminton, billiards. The 3-day tournament is an annual event spearheaded by the Liga ng mga Barangay-Bacoor, under the leadership of ABC President and Board Member Ramon ‘Jolo’ Revilla III and Coun. Karen Sarino-Evaristo. It aims to foster camaraderie among barangay officials, and is part of the city government’s continuous campaign on health and fitness. Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla and other city officials and guests were present during the event, and have been tapped as respective managers of the eight clusters/teams. A torch passing led by city and barangay officials capped the opening ceremony, and officially signaled the start of the sportsfest. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City Government of Bacoor and Jollibee distribute kits to grade school students
Three thousand three hundred thirteen (3,313) students were given school kits during the City Government of Bacoor and Jollibee’s distribution activity at the Aniban Central School on 09 October. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, himself led the distribution, and he was joined by City Councilors Atty. Venus de Castro and Rey Fabian, Brgy. Capt. Jun Enriquez, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Rowena Bautista-Mendiola, and Jollibee officials. Providing quality education and providing assistance especially to underprivileged but deserving students is one the city government’s priorities. From June to March of this year alone, 1,150 high school students and 648 college students were provided scholarship assistance under the Strike Scholarship Program. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Going for 3: City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla files COC with slate
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, together with Cong. Lani Mercado Revilla and the rest of the members of this slate, filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Friday at the city hall. Thousands of supporters trooped to the Bacoor plaza and awaited the arrival of the group, who earlier attended a mass at the San Martin de Porres Church in Brgy. Panapaan 5. Mayor Strike, currently in his second term, has led the then-municipality of Bacoor into finally becoming a city during a plebiscite held last June 23, 2012. Incidentally, the local chief executive and the new city had recently been presented with awards and recognitions by various government agencies, such as the Seal of Good Housekeeping by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, BaKas Parangal ng Kabayanihan by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Gawad SAKA by the Department of Agriculture regional office. Joining Mayor Strike and Cong. Lani during the filing were reelectionist Hon. Rosette Miranda-Fernando, and candidates for city councilors (six per district) and board member – collectively known as ‘Team Strike.’. Earlier, Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, Cavite Board Member Jolo Revilla (himself eyeing the vice-gubernatorial post in the province), in a strong show of support, joined the group in an impromptu program held at the plaza. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Marching Band Competition in Bacoor successfully concludes this year’s Bakood Festival celebration
Festive, colorful, artistic. These best describe the Marching Band Parade and Competition held at the City of Bacoor on 30 September. The event served as the culminating activity of this year’s Bakood Festival (aptly themed ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’), a celebration of Bacoor’s 341st founding anniversary. Forty bands within and outside Bacoor joined the competition and paraded along the city’s Evangelista Road, with thousands of Bacoorenos lining up the streets. An exhibition at the Star Marine Complex, Brgy Banalo took place after the parade featuring the top fifteen bands chosen by the judges during the screening. The winners in this year’s competition are Citizens Brigade of Dasmarinas City (first place), Banda San Jose of Las Pinas City (second place), and Banda 22 Pililla of Rizal province (3rd place). A fireworks display, also prepared by the city government of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, capped the event – a treat to all Bacoorenos and a fitting way to end the week-long festivities. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Senior Citizens in Bacoor treated to a night of entertainment
It was certainly a night to remember for senior citizens in the city of Bacoor, as they were treated to good music and entertainment at the ‘Senior Citizens’ Night’ held on 28 September at the Talaba Elementary School. Hundreds of senior citizens danced the night away and enjoyed performances of various artists such as the very talented PUP Banda Kawayan. The event, organized by the city government’s Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) headed by Ms Angeling Cervantes, was part of the 2012 Bakood Festival, a celebration of Bacoor’s 341st founding anniversary. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, was joined by wife Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, Congw Lani Mercado Revilla, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President Rowena Bautista Mendiola, and City Councilor Rey Palabrica, in attending the event. The city government takes pride in being one of the cities actively providing assistance and services to the elderly, including the Libreng Sine and distribution of wheelchairs. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Strike-a-Job Fair providing employment opportunities to Bacoorenos
More than 1,000 jobseekers trooped to SM City Bacoor for the annual Strike-a-Job Fair on 26 September. The activity is part of the Bakood Festival 2012 (‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’), a celebration of Bacoor’s 341st founding anniversary. Sixty-six companies (within and outside Cavite) participated in the said job fair, which has been a regular activity under the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). According to Ms Vi Jimenez, PESO head, a total of 1,176 applicants came to the job fair, with 90 of them hired-on-the-spot (HOTS). City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, graced the event and, during his brief message, reiterated the city government’s commitment to providing livelihood and employment opportunities to Bacoorenos. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Libreng Pabinyag in Bacoor presented by the city government
As part of Bacoor’s celebration of its 341st founding anniversary via the 2012 Bakood Festival, the city government spearheaded a Mass Baptism (Libreng Pabinyag) on 25 September. More than one hundred kids were baptized at the St. Michael’s Church in a ceremony attended by City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla and city councilors. Apart from the free baptism, the newly-baptized kids were likewise presented with tokens by the city government. This year’s festival theme is ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’ as this is Bacoor’s first anniversary celebration since becoming a city on June 23 this year. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla declares Bakood Festival 2012 officially open
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla declares the 2012 Bakood Festival (‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’) officially open on 24 September. The event, held at Bacoor Coliseum in Brgy. Molino 3, was attended by other city officials and guests such as Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Jolo Revilla, PLDT’s Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, city councilors, city employees, barangay officials, DepEd, NGO’s, students, homeowner associations. Guest of honor and speaker Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. extended his greetings to fellow Bacoorenos in the city’s celebration of its 341st founding anniversary. Another VIP present, former Sen. Migz Zubiri, was warmly welcomed by Bacoorenos as he also congratulated the city for its successful bid on cityhood last 23 June 2012. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, receives BaKas Parangal ng Kabayanihan award
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, has recently been awarded the prestigious BaKas Parangal ng Kabayanihan by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The awarding ceremony, held on 12 September 2012 at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, had no less than President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ S. Aquino III, NDRRMC Undersecretary Benito Ramos, Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in attendance. BaKas Parangal is a recognition given by the NDRRMC ‘to individuals or groups who exerted exemplary and extraordinary acts of selflessness in reaching out to those who are in urgent need of assistance in times of calamities and disasters.’ Joining Mayor Strike during the event is Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Head Richard Quion. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Strengthening peace and order campaign in Bacoor: City government donates 2 mobile patrol cars to local police
In an effort to further strengthen the peace and order campaign in Bacoor, the city government recently awarded two (2) mobile patrol units to the local Philippine National Police. City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, was joined by Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, and city councilors, as he turned over said patrol cars to PSupt. Romano Cardino, Bacoor Chief of Police. These are to be used for added police visibility within the area and as deterrent to crime. PSupt Cardino, on behalf of the local police, expressed his thanks to Mayor Strike and the city government for their continued support to the PNP’s drive against crime and violence. Just a few months ago, the city government has donated nine motorcycle units and a mobile patrol car to Bacoor-PNP for added police visibility. Incidentally, September 01-07 marked the country’s celebration of Crime Prevention Week. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor’s fun run for a cause along Molino Boulevard moved to October 06
‘Let’S Run for a greener and a more progressive City of Bacoor,’ the city’s fun run for a cause, will take place on 06 October, 4.30am, along Molino Boulevard (from 678 Commercial Center to McDonalds-Molino Boulevard). The 4kilometer run requires no registration fee; instead, each participant just needs to bring one kilo of old newspaper as registration materials. Proceeds of these will be turned over to the Person with Disability (PWD) office and City Environment and Natural Resources Office for various programs and activities. As in the previous fun run events, City Mayor Strike B. Revilla is expected to run together with other city and barangay officials, city employees, non government organizations, students, teachers, volunteers, representatives of the business and religious sectors, in this exciting and noteworthy event.

Registration is ongoing at the Public Information Office (PIO), 4/F, Bacoor City Hall. For inquiries, contact PIO at 046 434 4466 local 110, 0919 205 8872, 0915 786 3907. ‘Let’S Run for a greener and a more progressive City of Bacoor’ is being supported by McDonalds, 678 Commercial Center, Emilus Mart, Bombales Advertising, Sun Cellular, Planet Cable, Philippine Red Cross-Cavite Chapter. (BPIO/File photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Celebrates 341st Founding Anniversary via Bakood Festival 2012: ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’
All roads lead to the City of Bacoor this September, as it celebrates its 341st founding anniversary through the 2012 Bakood Festival with the theme ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod.’ The city government headed by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, through the festival committee, has prepared a series of activities for the enjoyment and participation of all Bacoorenos. September 24 marks the official opening of this year’s festival, with a street dancing competition to be held in Bacoor Coliseum in Brgy. Molino 3. This will be participated in by various schools in the city. Also that same day, the Bacoor Trade and Environmental/Historical Exhibit, which will run until the 30th, will have its launch at the SM City Bacoor. The first day of the festival ends with a bang, with a free and exciting Boxing Event happening at the Cavite Coliseum inside the Revilla Business Park.

A Mass Baptism will be held on September 25 at the St. Michael’s Church. On September 26, jobseekers can troop to SM City Bacoor’s activity area for the Strike-a-Job-Fair which will feature various companies within and outside Bacoor. At 7pm, cinema enthusiasts get to finally enjoy the indie film on marching bands - ‘Musiko’ – when it holds its premiere at the Cinema 6 of SM City Bacoor.

September 27 is for kids and the young-at-heart, with the Strike Family Day happening at the Bacoor Coliseum. This will be followed by the city’s first-ever Investors’ Night which will give recognition to the top taxpayers in Bacoor, and the timeless Rigodon de Bacoor. Both will be held at the famous Golden Bay Restaurant along Macapagal Avenue.

The following day, September 28, there will be a Mass Wedding at Bacoor Coliseum, to be followed by an entertainment-filled night for the city’s senior citizens, at Talaba Elementary School.

On 29 September, which is the actual Bacoor Day, a thanksgiving mass will be held at the St. Michael’s Church. This will be attended by city officials, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, barangay officials, city employees, nongovernment organizations, and representatives from the private sector. A boodle fight and bingo bonanza at the plaza take place thereafter.

Concluding this year’s celebration is the Marching Band Parade on September 30 along Evangelista Road, a competition of sorts featuring more than 30 bands within and outside Bacoor. The city alone boasts 11 marching bands, a tourist attraction on its own. (BPIO/File photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
BJMP Bacoor thanks supporters
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in the City of Bacoor presented certificates of appreciation to some groups and individuals who have extended support to their ongoing programs, such as the E-Dalaw (or Electronic Dalaw). The program allows inmates to get in touch with their relatives and loved ones via the internet, minus the hassle – and expenses – of the latter going to jail. According to BJMP Bacoor Chief Inspector Bernie Ruiz, E-Dalaw likewise boosts the morale of inmates and somehow eases their homesickness. City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla joined Chief Insp. Ruiz in thanking the supporters and distributing the certificates to Ms. Mary Grace Sta. Maria who donated computer units, the Apostle Youth Organization, Alternative Learning System teacher Mr. Henrico Darang, the Holy Trinity Flock of Pilar, and the City Health Office (CHO) which continuously provides health services and assistance to the inmates. Also in these photos, together with Mayor Strike and the awardees, are DILG Provincial Director Efren Echavia, City Councilor Rey Palabrica, Bishop Ericson Santos. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
DSWD Sec Soliman and City Mayor Strike B. Revilla discuss implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Bacoor by early 2013
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, recently had a meeting with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Dinky Soliman to discuss various social issues and how the national and local government could work together to further improve social services and programs intended for the Bacoorenos. Foremost in the agenda, the target implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (also known as conditional cash transfer program) in the city by early 2013. The Pantawid Pamilya, according to the DSWD website, is a ‘human development program of the national government and a social protection strategy that invests in the health and education of poor children age 0-14 years old’. The program is consistent with the city government of Bacoor’s six-point ‘STRIKE’ program, which includes providing quality Social, housing, and health services to underprivileged Bacoorenos. Also discussed was the rehabilitation program for victims of the recent southwest monsoon (‘habagat’) which put the 341-year old Bacoor under state of calamity, and severely affected some 72,000 families. Joining Secretary Soliman and Mayor Revilla during the meeting in the DSWD office in Quezon City were City Administrator Atty Doris Yumol, City Legal Officer Atty Elmer Rabuya, and City Social Welfare and Development Office Head Liliane de Roxas-Ugalde and staff. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Kananga, Leyte officials visit City of Bacoor
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, welcomes local officials of Kananga-Leyte who visited the newly-proclaimed city on 30 August as part of their Developmental Field Study. The delegation, headed by Kananga Mayor Elmer Codilla, toured the city’s Strike Halfway House (in Brgy. Molino 2, home to rescued and abandoned minors), Eco-Park (Brgy. Molino 5’s own tourist spot), Brgy. Molino 3’s materials recovery facility and the tahong port/terminal in Brgy. Sineguelasan. Mayor Codilla was joined by 83 of his local and barangay officials, including Municipal Councilor Jose Recta, ABC President Preciosa Baguio, MLGOO Anabelle Caneja. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla distributes ID’s to Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO) volunteers
In line with its ongoing programs on disaster awareness and preparedness, the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO) recently distributed identification cards to its 97 volunteers at the headquarters of the Transport Battalion in Brgy. Molino 4. These volunteers are reservists of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who have provided assistance and support during the city government’s rescue operations at the height of typhoon Gener and southwest monsoon. No less than City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, also chairman of the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, handed the ID’s to the AFP reservists who willingly accepted them in return. According to Mr. Richard Quion, BDRRMO head, these gentlemen undergo continuous trainings on disaster management and enhancement of skills. Also present during the activity was Maj Antonio Barroga, PA, Battalion, 404 Transport Battalion. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
A lighter side of City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla
In one of his rare, unguarded moments, City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, shows off his ‘cooking’ skills. The 24/7 dynamic and visionary local chief executive, taking a breather from distributing relief assistance to constituents affected by the recent southwest monsoon, gamely ‘cooked’ and handed out fish balls on stick, much to the amusement and delight of Brgy. Talaba 5 residents. With Mayor Strike in these photos are Association of Barangay Captains president Kapitana Karen Evaristo, Livelihood Office head Ms Lita Gawaran, and Brgy Captain Roger Miranda of Talaba 5. Incidentally, the 341-year old Bacoor is celebrating its founding anniversary this September, via the annual Bakood Festival with this year’s theme, ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod.’ (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Gears Up for the 2012 Bakood Festival this September: ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’
This September marks the 341st founding anniversary of Bacoor, and the city celebrates it via the annual Bakood Festival. This year’s theme, ‘Bagong Bacoor, Bagong Lungsod’, is indeed fitting as this would be the city’s first Bakood Festival since becoming a city following a plebiscite in June of this year. As in the previous years, the City Government of Bacoor, through the festival committee, has prepared a series of activities for the enjoyment and participation of all Bacoorenos. September 24 marks the official opening of this year’s festival, with a street dancing competition to be held in Bacoor Coliseum in Brgy. Molino 3. This will be participated in by various schools in the city. Also that same day, the Bacoor Trade and Environmental/Historical Exhibit, which will run until the 30th, will have its launch at the SM City Bacoor. One hundred kids and one hundred couples will, on the other hand, benefit from the Mass Baptism and Mass Wedding respectively on September 25. Boxing aficionados will have a field day, as they get to watch an exciting boxing match at the Cavite Coliseum, to be held that same day.

The following day, September 26, a new park in Brgy. Habay 2 will be inaugurated, to be followed by the Strike-a-Job-Fair in SM City Bacoor, and the premier night of the indie film ‘Musiko.’ Strike Family Day at the Bacoor Coliseum takes place on September 27. Later that evening, the first-ever Investors’ Night will be held, giving recognition to the top taxpayers in the city, to be followed by a Rigodon de Honor featuring the ‘who’s who’ in Bacoor. Both will be held at the famous Golden Bay Restaurant along Macapagal Avenue. September 28 is for the senior citizens, as they will be treated to a night of good music and entertainment at the Talaba Elementary School.

On 29 September, which is the actual Bacoor Day, thanksgiving mass will be held at the St. Michael’s Church. Concluding this year’s celebration is the Marching Band Parade on 30 September, a competition of sorts featuring more than 50 bands within and outside Bacoor. The city alone boasts 11 marching bands, a tourist attraction on its own.

Prior to the opening of this year’s festival, a fun run for a cause will be held on 22 September along Molino Boulevard, dubbed ‘Let’S Run for a greener and a more progressive City of Bacoor’. Each participant would just have to bring a kilo of old newspaper to register; proceeds of which to go to the Person with Disability (PWD) office and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO). (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Alliance of Pinagbuklod Presents ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD
Bacoor Alliance of Pinagbuklod (BAP), a 2,800 member strong non-government organization, presented City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, recognizing the local chief executive’s ‘outstanding performances as city mayor manifested in all his programs and projects’, among others. The organization likewise cited Mayor Strike’s achievement, as being the ‘first city mayor to be written in the history of Bacoor.’ Pinagbuklod, as BAP is more popularly known, has been supportive of the city government’s various programs and projects, ever since it was founded by Livelihood Office head Ms. Carmelita Gawaran in 2007. Officers and members, led by Chairwoman (of the Board) Marilyn Batillo, Over-all President Blesilda Abareles, presented the award to Mayor Strike, who was visibly delighted and touched by the recognition. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Thousands of Bacoorenos expected to run for a ‘greener and a more progressive City of Bacoor’ in September
The City of Bacoor is gearing up for its quarterly fun run for a cause this September, as a kick off to the 2012 Bakood Festival celebration. Dubbed ‘Let’S Run for a greener and a more progressive City of Bacoor,’ the almost-4 kilometer run on 22 September takes place along Molino Boulevard, from McDonalds to 678 Commercial Center. No registration fee is required; instead, each participant just needs to bring one kilo of old newspaper as registration materials. Proceeds will be turned over to the Person with Disability (PWD) office and City Environment and Natural Resources Office for various programs and activities. As in the previous fun run events, City Mayor Strike B. Revilla is expected to lead other city and barangay officials, city employees, non government organizations, students, teachers, volunteers, representatives of the business and religious sectors, in this exciting and noteworthy event. Registration is ongoing at the Public Information Office (PIO), Bacoor City Hall; with a special registration scheduled on 28-29 August at McDonalds-Molino Boulevard. For inquiries, contact PIO at 046 434 4466 local 110, 0919 205 8872, 0915 786 3907. ‘Let’S Run for a greener and a more progressive City of Bacoor’ is being supported by McDonalds, 678 Commercial Center, Emilus Mart, Bombales Advertising, Planet Cable, Philippine Red Cross-Cavite Chapter. (BPIO/File photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Upgrading of Bacoor intersection to help address flooding concerns
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, recently conducted an ocular inspection along the Aguinaldo Highway-Molino Boulevard intersection, and met up with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cavite District Engineer Oscar Dela Cruz to discuss the agency’s plans on geometric improvement of the area. According to the project brief, the Aguinaldo Highway-Molino Boulevard intersection would be upgraded in order to address flooding concerns especially during the rainy season. Also included in the program is the rehabilitation and improvement of existing drainage canal. On the part of the city government, de-clogging of drainage canal is being undertaken all-year round. Also present during the ocular inspection and meeting were City Engineer Robert San Jose and Bacoor Traffic Management Division Chief Gerry Del Rosario. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor says thank you to groups, individuals for providing support and relief assistance
The City Government of Bacoor recently expressed its appreciation to some groups who have extended support and assistance to its constituents during last week’s rainfall and flooding brought about by the southwest monsoon. Several companies, private organizations, national agencies and private individuals were presented certificates by the city government led by City Mayor Strike B. Revilla on the 13 August flag raising ceremony held in Bacoor. Representatives of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, Maynilad, Meralco and One Meralco Foundation, Air 21, SM Foundation and Supermalls, McDonald’s, University of Perpetual Help Rizal-Molino, Jasfer were present to accept said tokens. Mayor Revilla, on behalf of the City Government of Bacoor, expressed his heartfelt thanks to these groups, and also to the countless individuals and nameless heroes who risked their own lives to save others’. City officials, with the support of numerous groups and individuals, have been continuously going around the city, providing whatever assistance could be extended to affected Bacoorenos. More than 72,000 families in the city’s 73 barangays were reported to have been severely affected by the recent southwest monsoon. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City government of Bacoor provides assistance to constituents affected by monsoon
Mayor Strike B. Revilla, also chairman of the City of Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, led the distribution of relief assistance to constituents who have been greatly affected by the past days' heavy rainfall and flood. The city has been one of those hit hardest by the non-stop heavy rains caused by southwest monsoon, and an estimated number of 72,000 families have been reported to be severely affected. Mayor Strike, closely monitoring the situation over the past few days, has instructed all local offices concerned to extend all possible assistance in terms of social services, safety, traffic, and security. Joining the local chief executive during the distribution were Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, city councilors Rey Fabian, Atty Venus de Castro, Rey Palabrica, and department/unit heads. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Busog Lusog Talino for undernourished students launched in the City of Bacoor
July 16 saw the launch of Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT), a partnership between the city government of Bacoor, through its Department of Education and City Social Welfare and Development Office, and Jollibee Foundation. The in-school feeding program aims to increase the weight of wasted and severely wasted (undernourished) grade 1 and 2 students from public schools within Bacoor. Under this project, some 440 students from 11 public schools in Bacoor will be served lunch starting 16 July until 28 February based on a healthy menu prepared by Jollibee Foundation. During its launch attended by City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, students were treated to a hearty – and healthy – lunch of rice and chicken ‘tinola’ with vegetables. The local chief executive thanked Jollibee Foundation for partnering with the City of Bacoor on this program, which will benefit the students’ health and well-being. According to Bacoor CSWD, other dishes to be prepared on a shifting basis are guinataang tokwa con kalsi-mal, ginisang dilis with kalabasa, ground pork menudo, vegetable omelet, moringa shanghai rolls, monggo sarciado delight. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Holds Demo on Disaster Preparedness

Ligtas na Bayan, Maunlad na Pamayanan – This was the theme carried during the 09 July flag raising ceremony hosted by the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO). July is National Disaster Consciousness Month, and as part of the program, BDRRMO staff demonstrated first-aid techniques and procedures regarding vehicle extrication (how to extricate a victim trapped inside a vehicle involved in an accident) and medical emergency response (how to properly handle a victim of sudden cardiac arrest). During the latter part of the program, the disaster office led by Mr. Richard Quion likewise showcased the set of equipment used for disaster preparedness and response such as high-angle rescue equipment, life vests, torpedo buoy, spine board with head stabilizer, scoop stretcher, automated external defibrillator, and other medical rescue gadgets. City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, reiterated the need for the citizenry to be responsible and alert, especially during disaster and calamities. Apart from being disaster-ready, the BDRRMO also holds continuous training for the community on disaster preparedness and emergency response, and continuous mapping of different facilities (private and public) via GPS (global positioning system).

In cases of emergency, the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office may be contacted on 046 4170 SBR (727) or 046 417 1100. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, distributes wheelchair to PWD’s

City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, with wheelchair recipient Ms Rizalina Yabut of Brgy. Molino 3, Person with Disability (PWD) Office Head Mr Robert Javier, PWD Member Dong Quilao and Macaria HOA President Sinagtala Yabut
New Day Care Center and Library Inaugurated in Brgy. Sineguelasan, City of Bacoor

City of Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla led the blessing and inauguration of Day Care Center and Library with playground at Brgy. Sineguelasan on 27 June. According to City Engineer Robert San Jose, the 2-story building with deck will likewise house the barangay’s office of senior citizens. The city’s 24/7 Mayor expressed his gratitude to the barangay council and residents of Sineguelasan headed by Brgy. Capt. Nestor Ignacio for their support in last Saturday’s plebiscite, which contributed to its success and led to the proclamation of the 341-year-old municipality as a city. Brgy. Capt. Ignacio, speaking in behalf of his constituents, thanked Mayor Strike, Congw, Lani and the rest of the local officials for the construction of said project. Also present during the event were City Councilor Atty. Venus de Castro, Asosasyon ng mga Barangay Kagawad sa Bacoor (ABAKA) President Caring Sanchez, Bacoor Public Safety Unit (BPSU) Chief Lem Melo, Day Care Center teachers, parents and students, senior citizens, and non government organizations. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
New Bacoor Government Center ready for occupancy by early 2013

Now that Bacoor has finally been proclaimed a city, its local government is leaving no stone unturned in order to deliver quality and high-impact projects to Bacoorenos. Foremost amongst its priority infrastructure projects is the construction of the new Bacoor Government Center along Molino Boulevard. The 3-storey building (with basement) boasts state-of-the-art technologies both in architecture and engineering, including the internationally-accepted ‘green building’ technology. It is to house the city government of Bacoor, office of the House of Representatives, and satellite offices of several national government agencies. Just recently, City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, made an ocular inspection at the project site, visibly satisfied at the ongoing construction. He is positive that by 2013, the new Bacoor Government Center will be fully operational - providing better, faster, and more accessible services to Bacoorenos. Joining the 24/7 local chief executive during the site visit is City Engineer Robert San Jose. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor holds first flag raising ceremony as city

Hundreds of Bacoorenos attended the first-ever flag raising ceremony of the newly-proclaimed City of Bacoor on 25 June. A shower of confetti greeted attendees led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, city councilors, city heads and employees, barangay captains, DepEd representatives, NGO’s, and homeowner associations, among others. His constituents cheered on, as city Mayor Strike thanked all those who supported, and participated in, the plebiscite held on 23 June, where a great majority of Bacoorenos voted in favor of the cityhood of Bacoor. The local chief executive vowed to continue with the city government’s commitment to providing basic quality services and high-impact projects – all for the people of Bacoor. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
341-year-old Bacoor now a City!

Yes, Bacoor is now a city. After 36,226 out of the 40,080 Bacoorenos who casted their votes gave their nod of approval in favor of the municipality’s bid for cityhood, Bacoor has officially been proclaimed a city at the now-historic ABC Hall in Brgy. Talaba 7. The much-awaited plebiscite was held on 23 June from 7am to 3pm in 792 clustered precincts within Bacoor. The proclamation, made by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Election Officer Annie Laceda, was met with cheers and fireworks, as local officials led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD (joined by wife Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla), Congw Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III shook hands and exchanged hugs with barangay captains and officials, NGO representatives, volunteers, municipal heads and employees. City Mayor Strike thanked all Bacoorenos for their support and for being a part of this milestone, and for giving their thumbs-up ‘sa tuloy-tuloy na serbisyo, ganap na pagbabago sa Lungsod ng Bacoor.’ (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Bacoor provides more job opportunities for constituents as it gears toward cityhood

Around seven hundred applicants showed up at the ‘Strike-a-Job Fair’ held last 15 June at the 678 Commercial Center along Molino Boulevard in Bacoor. The activity, which was organized by the Local Government of Bacoor through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), aims to provide jobseekers in the municipality employment opportunities. A total of 36 companies including PLDT, Meralco, Iplus, Maynilad, Sun Cellular, joined the said job fair. Present during the event were 24/7 Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Ms Vi Jimenez, Head-PESO, PLDT top executives Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, First Vice President, Mr. Renato Castaneda, VP Corporate Relationship Business, Mr. Anthony L. Lim, AVP Corporate Relationship Business, Mr Jojo Alonzo of PLDT KaAsenso, and Arch. Richard Tan of 678 Commercial Center. Incidentally, the 341-year old municipality is campaigning for its cityhood. A plebiscite is scheduled to be held on 23 June. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Bacoor provides more job opportunities for constituents as it gears toward cityhood

Around seven hundred applicants showed up at the ‘Strike-a-Job Fair’ held last 15 June at the 678 Commercial Center along Molino Boulevard in Bacoor. The activity, which was organized by the Local Government of Bacoor through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), aims to provide jobseekers in the municipality employment opportunities. A total of 36 companies including PLDT, Meralco, Iplus, Maynilad, Sun Cellular, joined the said job fair. Present during the event were 24/7 Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Ms Vi Jimenez, Head-PESO, PLDT top executives Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla, First Vice President, Mr. Renato Castaneda, VP Corporate Relationship Business, Mr. Anthony L. Lim, AVP Corporate Relationship Business, Mr Jojo Alonzo of PLDT KaAsenso, and Arch. Richard Tan of 678 Commercial Center. Incidentally, the 341-year old municipality is campaigning for its cityhood. A plebiscite is scheduled to be held on 23 June. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Star City Discount Privileges for Bacoorenos

In its effort to provide residents joyful merriment and a well-deserved R&R, the Local Government of Bacoor thru its dynamic and 24/7 Mayor Strike b. Revilla, PhD, entered into an agreement with Star Parks Corporation, owner-operator of known entertainment/theme park, Star City. The latter, according to the Memorandum of Agreement signed by both LGU-Bacoor and Star City last April, offers a discounted rate to Bacoorenos upon presentation of local government-issued ID cards. Further, senior citizens in the municipality shall be allowed entry to the park free of charge; provided they present their ID’s as well. Residents of Bacoor can avail of the Star City discount privilege until 30 November 2012. Signing the MOA for Star Parks Corporation is its Sales and Marketing Manager Ms. Teresa R. Rivas. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Senior Citizens’ Welfare A Priority in Bacoor

More than seventy presidents representing the various senior citizen organizations within Bacoor attended the Senior Citizens General Assembly held on 05 May at the ABC Hall. The event likewise served as training for the attendees, as they were re-oriented on their responsibilities as leaders in their respective areas. Securing the welfare of the more than 46,000 senior citizens in the municipality is one of Mayor Strike B. Revilla’s topmost priorities. This is evident in the programs being implemented by the local government, such as the Libreng Sine (every Monday and Tuesday), 32% discount in medicines, and medical assistance among others. Incidentally, the Municipal Health Office will be holding its ‘Kalinga Para kay Lolo at Lola,’ a medical mission specifically for senior citizens on 29 May at the Alima Health Center. Also present during the event were Senior Citizens Provincial Federation President Senor Angel Pamiter, Senior Citizens Federation President in Bacoor, Mr. Bienvenido Mejia, OSCA-Bacoor Chairperson Ms Angelina Cervantes and Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Manila-Cavite Overpass Soon to Rise in Bacoor

On April 3, 2012, the local government of Bacoor inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cavite District Engineering On April 3, 2012, the local government of Bacoor inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cavite District Engineering Office regarding the construction of the Manila Cavite Road Overpass Km. 17+350 in Bacoor. In the signed agreement, DPWH undertakes the construction of the pedestrian overpass whereas the LGU commits to undertake the maintenance of the structures including the lifts, payment of electricity expenses for streetlights and other related expenses. The Manila-Cavite overpass, once constructed, will minimize hazards, including road accidents, among pedestrians and transport vehicles. The MOA was signed by Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and Engr. Oscar U. Dela Cruz (DPWH District Office) as witnessed by Municipal Engineer Robert San Jose and DPWH Chief of Maintenance Felix B. Pontilla. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Public-Private Partnership between LGU-Bacoor and SHDA for Informal Settlers

In line with the mandate of the Local Government Code of 1991 regarding the responsibility of providing low-cost and affordable housing for the underprivileged, the Local Government of Bacoor, led by 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) on April 12. The Public-Private Partnership, a Flagship of PNOY, addresses the need of resettlement for the increasing number of informal settler communities within the municipality. SHDA, through its head Mr. Paul Tanchi, committed to produce affordable and decent housing to Bacoorenos. Urban poor associations in Bacoor lauded the signed private partnership of the local government as this will solve priority problems on resettlement among informal settlers. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Mayor Strike Graces MSWD Day Care Center Commencement Exercises

On 11 April local chief executive and 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, graced the commencement and moving-up exercises of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Day Care Center held at the Cavite School of St. Mark. Currently, there are seventy-seven day care centers within the municipality, providing quality day care service to children aged 3-5. Mayor Strike extended his greetings to the teachers, students, and parents, and reiterated the importance of learning, even during one’s early years, in securing a bright future ahead. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Bacoor and Pag-IBIG to provide affordable housing to DepEd teachers, government employees

No less than Vice President and Chairman of Jejomar C. Binay witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Local Government of Bacoor, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) for the Strike Ville Housing project on 16 April. The project, which aims to provide a low-cost housing unit at very affordable price to public school teachers and government employees, is part of the local government’s commitment to basic quality services for Bacoorenos.

The low-cost housing project called ‘Strike Ville Subdivision’, located at Soriano Compound in Brgy. Zapote 1, is a medium high-rise building covering about 14,685 square meters, with each unit size at 32.5 square meters. Each three-storey cluster shall have 24 housing units. It is designed to have a commercial center, schools, playgrounds, materials recovery facility (MRF) and a parking space.

In order to hasten the housing project, Mayor Strike created Municipal Resolution No. 53 Series of 2012 authorizing the Municipal Mayor to negotiate with any proponent on the Socialized Housing Project of the Municipal Government in partnership with the Home Mutual Development Fund. A housing committee was likewise convened to facilitate the pre-qualifying, monitoring and control of the housing project implementation.

The Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, for and on behalf of the local government, and Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe, Chief Executive Officer, Home Development Mutual Fund. Also present during the event are Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Vice Mayor Rosette Miranda Fernando, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, Usec. Cecilia S. Alba of HUDCC, other local officials, DepEd representatives, barangay officials, department and unit heads, municipal employees, nongovernment organizations. Groundbreaking of the Strike Ville Housing Project immediately followed the MOU signing.

The local housing project is largely supported by PLDT, Smart, and the Department of Education.
PNoy signs Bacoor Cityhood Bill

April 11 was a good day for all Bacoorenos as President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino signs the Bacoor Cityhood Bill, converting the 341-year-old municipality into a component city.

Bacoor is a lone congressional district in the province of Cavite with a population of 441,197 in 2007 and an annual income of at least Php 320 million, surpassing the requirements set by the Local Government Code for municipalities and cities wishing to apply for cityhood. It has a total land area of 52.40 square kilometers. As of 2010, registered votes of the municipality numbered 245,316.

The cityhood bill (HB 04730) was filed by Hon. Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla in the 15th Congress last May 24 2011, one of her priority bills as the first elected woman legislator of Bacoor. In the Senate, the cityhood bill was undauntedly supported by Senator Ramon Revilla Jr and majority of the senators in the Upper Chamber.

Malacanang’s seal of approval for the conversion of Bacoor into a city was earlier committed by no less than Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr during the groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed government center in Barangay San Nicolas 2 last March 2 , 2012, where the secretary attended on behalf of President Aquino.

Local chief executive Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, expressed his elation on the President’s approval of the bill, as the municipal government had been vying for cityhood for over ten years. When converted into a city, Bacoor will be divided into 2 districts : Bacoor West composed of 57 barangays and Bacoor East with 16. Although cityhood would mean more challenges and hardwork not only for the local officials but for all Bacoorenos, it will likewise pave the way for better opportunities and services in terms of health, education, infrastructure, among others.
LGU-Bacoor Distributes Lapel Mic to DepEd Teachers

As a way of further showing its support to the education sector, the Local Government of Bacoor distributed lapel microphones to 1,350 public school teachers within the municipality. The device is considered a very useful teaching tool, as it would enable teachers to communicate more clearly and more effectively to their students. Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President led the distribution which took place during the 02 April flag raising ceremony at the town plaza. Present were Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Sangguniang Bayan members, DepEd Districts 1 and 2 Supervisors Dr. Melinda Manlangit and Dr. Susan Guinto, Bacoor National High School Principal IV Dr. Anita V. Rom, principals and teachers. Speaking on behalf of Bacoor DepEd, Dr. Manlangit expressed his thanks to Mayor Strike and other local officials for its continued assistance to the institution. Bacoor is believed to be one of the first municipalities nationwide to have taken this initiative to make teaching a more enjoyable task. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Bacoor Inks MOA with Las Pinas General Hospital

Bacoor Chief Executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, recently inked a memorandum of agreement with Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center for the Php3M funding which shall form part of the medical assistance fund of the LGU under its Medical Assistance Program (MAP). MAP will help and provide assistance to indigent and deserving patients requiring medical attention, which is consistent with the local government’s aim of providing basic quality services to its constituents. Services offered include pharmacy/medicines, laboratory and radiology exams, clinical department, dental services, dialysis, hospital bills (OPD/ER). Signing on behalf of Dr. Edmundo B. Lopez (District Health Officer II) was Dr. Rodrigo H. Hao (District Health Officer I) for LPGH. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
For a greener and cleaner municipality… ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor!

In its campaign for a greener and cleaner Bacoor, the local government, headed by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, leads the strict implementation of Municipal Ordinance no. 14-S-2002 (an ordinance regulating the distribution of plastic bags and polystyrene and providing penalties for violations thereof). This act is consistent with the LGU’s aim to adopt an ecological and environment-friendly solid waste reduction program which will protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in an environmentally-sound manner. Studies made by concerned units and agencies within the municipality shows one of the reasons behind the enormous amount of solid waste generated per day is the unregulated distribution of plastic bags and styrofoams by commercial establishments operating in Bacoor.

The ordinance prohibits business or commercial establishments within the Municipality from selling, utilizing, or distributing plastic bags as packaging materials for dry goods, and prohibiting business establishment from using styrofoam or any polystyrene derivative as container for any wet or dry good, among others. Instead, everyone is encouraged to make use of cloth (‘katsa’) and woven bags as primary and secondary packaging.

Just recently, the local government organized a fun run for a cause (dubbed as Let’S Run para sa Kalikasan), which also served as a launch for the ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor’ campaign. Some 8,000 participants joined the activity where eco-bags (katsa) were given away. An ‘anti-plastic’ motorcade passing through Bacoor’s major thoroughfares was also held, participated in by no less than Mayor Strike, together with other local and barangay officials, DepEd officials and teachers, homeowner associations, NGO’s, and private individuals.
Bacoor presents series of activities at the start of summer

Bacoor welcomes the summer season with an array of activities, prepared by its local government headed by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD. On 31 March, seventy-three barangays within the municipality will hold assemblies to update and inform their constituents on the respective barangay’s completed, ongoing and upcoming programs. The same day, the Strike Animal Welfare Society (SAWS) and the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) present the ‘Oplan Kapon/Bakuna’ (Makialam at Makiisa upang asong gala ay mabawasan at Rabis ay maiwasan) at the SAWS Shelter, Brgy. Salinas 1. And as part of its advocacy on environmental protection, the local government will be having its own celebration of the Earth Hour on 31 March at 8pm - “Para sa patuloy na pagsulong ng ating bayan, mahalin at ingatan ang kalikasan” – where the LGU-produced audio-visual presentation on various environmental concerns will be shown.

As a way of showing its support to the education sector, the local government will be distributing lapel microphones to 1,047 public school teachers within the municipality. The device is considered a very useful teaching tool, as it would enable teachers to communicate more clearly and more effectively to their students. The distribution will take place during the flag raising ceremony on 02 April at the town plaza. Alongside this activity, as a last hurray to March being Women’s Month, local women officials led by Bacoor First District Representative Lani Mercado Revilla will be given vaccines against cervical cancer in relation to the Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign: Isulong ang Laban ni Maria.

During the Lenten Season (5-8 April), motorists and commuters within Bacoor will be given assistance via its ‘Oplan Lakbay -lalay ngayong Semana Santa’ wherein booths/stations will be situated in strategic areas (Mcdonalds Molino and DaangHari intersection).
More classrooms to accommodate more students in Bacoor

True to its commitment of providing quality education to the youth of Bacoor, the local government led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, continuously implements programs meant to benefit the education sector. One concrete example is the construction of additional school building in Phase 3 of Malipay, Barangay Molino 4. The two-storey, 4-classroom infrastructure is set to be completed in time for the opening of classes this June 2012. With Mayor Strike during the project inspection is Barangay Captain Rizaldy Remulla of Molino 4. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor holds motorcade to raise further awareness on campaigns

A motorcade was recently held along the major thoroughfares of Bacoor to increase awareness on two of the local government’s major campaigns – fire prevention and the ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor.’ Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, himself led the 40-vehicle convoy, as he was joined in by other local and barangay officials, departments and units of the municipality, non government organizations, homeowner association officers and members, teachers, business sector representatives. In his brief message after the activity, Mayor Strike reiterated his call for everyone to become more aware, more responsible, and more vigilant to avoid fire incidents. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President likewise took the opportunity to promote the ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor’ campaign, in relation to Municipal Ordinance 14-S-2002 (regulating the distribution of plastic bags and polystyrene/’styrofoam’, and providing penalties for violations hereof). (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Mayor Strike distributes financial assistance to exemplary students in Bacoor

More than eight hundred deserving scholars received financial assistance from Bacoor local chief executive and 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD. The event, which took place on 16 March 2012 at the Bacoor Town Plaza, was attended by the students themselves and their proud parents. Under the Strike Scholarship Program, underprivileged but deserving students who excel academically are given financial assistance by the municipality to address some of their financial needs. Mayor Strike, in his speech, congratulated the students and their parents, and emphasized the importance of education in achieving one’s goals in life. He likewise encouraged everyone present to continue being involved in the local government’s plans and programs, particularly its present campaign on the environment, the ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor’ (Municipal Ordinance 14-S-2002). The ordinance aims to regulate plastic/styro usage and distribution within the municipality to achieve a greener, healthier, and a more environment-friendly Bacoor. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Mayor Strike Distributes Wheelchairs to PWD’s

As a fitting way to celebrate his recent birthday, Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, distributed twenty-five (25) wheelchairs to persons with disabilities within the municipality. This activity, held during the 02 March flag retreat ceremony, is just one of the local government’s ways of providing assistance to the PWD’s. The local chief executive was joined in the distribution by Mr. Robert Javier, head of Bacoor PWD office; present as well were Department of Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Efren Echavia, S/Insp. Aldwin Salazar of the Bureau of Fire Protection, C/Insp. Bernie Ruiz (BJMP), BDRRMO Head Richard Quion, Atty. Dolores Yumol. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Thousands of runners joined Bacoor’s fun run against plastic

Some 8,000 runners joined Bacoor’s fun run for a cause dubbed as ‘Let’S Run para sa kalikasan’ (‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor’) on 03 March. Participants – runners and non-runners alike – braved the almost 8-kilometer stretch of Molino Boulevard, starting from Emilus Mart in RFC Molino and ending in McDonalds-Molino to support the event’s cause. Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla led the crowd which was composed of other local and barangay officials, municipal employees, teachers, students, homeowner associations, nongovernment organizations, environmentalists, civic-oriented groups, and representatives of the business community. This multi-sectoral event launched the implementation of ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro Bacoor’ in relation to Municipal Ordinance No. 14-S-2002 (regulating the distribution of plastic bags and polystyrene and providing penalties for violations thereof). As with the previous local government-organized fun run events, no registration fee was required; instead, participants were asked to bring old or used plastic bags which were turned over to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office. In his message, Mayor Strike, who also happens to be the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), thanked all the participants and stressed the need for all Bacoorenos to be more vigilant and pro-active in protecting the environment. He likewise asked for his constituents’ support in the local government’s programs for the environment, specifically in the implementation of the ordinance on plastic, which is set to help Bacoor become more environment-friendly. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor grounds breaks new government center as it gears toward cityhood

Las Pinas Representative Mark Villar accepts plaque of appreciation on behalf of Sen. Manny Villar, from Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, for the senator’s generosity in donating one hectare of lot in Brgy. San Nicolas 2 where the new Bacoor Government Center will be constructed. Joining them in this photo are Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla, Vice Mayor Rosette Miranda Fernando, and Congresswoman Lani Mercado Revilla. The Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the new facility was held on 02 March at the project site, with Executive Secretary Paquito ‘Jojo’ Ochoa as guest of speaker. In his message, Secretary Ochoa congratulated the people of Bacoor, under the leadership of Mayor Revilla, for this milestone. He likewise announced, to the delight of all present, President Noynoy Aquino’s instructions to expedite the approval of the cityhood bill of Bacoor. The event was attended and supported by representatives of various national agencies including DOH, NEDA, DTI, DSWD, BIR, PNP, and DILG, and guests from the business sector. Local and barangay officials were also present, as well as nongovernment organizations, civic-oriented groups, homeowner associations. Local chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, who incidentally was celebrating his birthday that same day, expressed the local government’s appreciation to President Aquino, through Exec. Sec. Ochoa, the provincial government, his fellow public officials, and all who have been continuously supporting his administration’s programs and projects meant to benefit the citizenry of Bacoor, most especially the long-awaited construction of the new Bacoor Government Center. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

A miniature version of the new Bacoor Government Center was unveiled during the ground breaking ceremonies of the facility on 02 March in Brgy. San Nicolas 2. Leading the unveiling were Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Executive Secretary Paquito ‘Jojo’ Ochoa, with Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, and Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla. The main building, with a total floor area of 11,200 square meters, is expected to carry the conceptual theme onwards cityhood. The entire Bacoor Government Center compound will stand on a 2-hectare lot, donated by Sen. Manny Villar and Mr. Narcimiano Gawaran of the Addas Development Corporation. The three-storey high facility boasts state-of-the-art technologies both in architecture and engineering, including the internationally-accepted ‘green building’ technology. The use of indigenous and/or recyclable materials or engineering materials proven with less-environmental impact shall be preferred where practicable. This consideration for the environment couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, with the municipality campaigning for a greener and cleaner environment, starting off with the implementation of ‘Bawal na ang Plastic at Styro sa Bacoor.’ Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, sees the implementation of this project as a realization of a dream, a completion of his vision for a more progressive Bacoor that had long been overdue. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President is positive that by 2013, the new Bacoor Government Center will be fully operational - providing better, faster, and more accessible services to Bacoorenos. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Mayor Strike, DOH Sec. Ona, lead groundbreaking of Bacoor District Hospital-Phase 2

A more accessible, affordable, and quality health service. This is what the Local Government of Bacoor, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, aims to achieve with the ground breaking of Phase 2 of the Bacoor District Hospital on 24 February. No less than Secretary Enrique T. Ona, Department of Health, graced the event and led the ceremonies. Also present were former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., Cavite Vice-Governor Recto Cantimbuhan, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, Dr. George Repique, Provincial Director, Center for Health and Development, Dr. Corazon Flores, Asst. Provincial Director, Region IV, Center for Health Development, Sangguniang Bayan members, barangay officials, municipal heads and employees, NGO representatives, and private donors/individuals such as the Dorman family.

In his message, DOH Sec. Ona lauded the local government’s efforts in bringing quality health service to the people. The secretary likewise expressed delight in seeing the good quality of the building itself, and the facilities, although a few minor details would have to be added prior to the hospital’s full implementation. From an originally-planned 25-bed hospital, Dr. Ona sounded positive it could be upped to 100, much to the delight of all Bacoorenos present. For his part, Mayor Strike B. Revilla vowed to continue, and further enhance if need be, his administration’s programs on health which is in line with his six-point program. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President also announced that by September of this year, in time for the annual Bakood Festival celebration, what was once Bacoor’s dream will finally become a reality – the opening of its first-ever district hospital.

One of the event’s highlights was the presentation of plaque of appreciation to one of the country’s legendary icons and former senator, Hon. Ramon Revilla, Sr. The family patriarch and proud Caviteno donated the 5,000-sq.m. lot in Reyville Subdivision, Brgy. Habay 2, where Phase 1 of the district hospital now stands, and where Phase 2 will soon be constructed.

As it gears toward cityhood this year, Bacoor goes full-blast in its implementation of high-impact projects which are meant to provide the best basic services to its constituents. One of these is the ground breaking of the Bacoor Government Center, situated in Brgy. San Nicolas 2, on 02 March (which also happens to be the local chief executive’s birthday). The much spacious facility will house local government offices, as well as those of some national agencies. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor chief executive meets up with LTFRB director

Bacoor Mayor and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, met up with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Director Jaime Jacob to discuss innovations and measures in the field of transportation services, which the local government can adopt to enhance its current situation. The meeting, held at the LTFRB office in Diliman, Quezon City in 14 February, was likewise attended by LGU official Atty. Khalid Atega, Sangguniang Bayan Secretary. Among the issues discussed - the possible issuance of stickers to minimize ‘colorum’ buses and jeepneys, and strictly monitoring franchises of public transportation to avoid illegal activities. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Brgy. Habay 2 fire victims receive assistance from Bacoor LGU

Bacoor’s inspiring and dynamic chief executive, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, led the distribution of relief goods to fire victims in Rosa Compound, Brgy. Habay 2. Last 06 February, thirty five families lost their homes in said fire incident. The local government, through the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), has increased its vigilance in creating further awareness on fire prevention. Local officials led by Mayor Strike, as well as concerned units and sectors, are scheduled to hold a motorcade this March in time for the Fire Prevention Month celebration. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Bacoor holds seminar on plastic and the environment

Bacoor chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, speaks on environmental protection before an eager audience during the seminar on Municipal Ordinance 14-S-2002 (regulating the distribution of plastic bags and polystyrene , and providing penalties for violations thereof). The event, held on 15 February at the ABC Hall, was participated in by presidents of senior citizen associations within Bacoor, municipal heads and employees, and heads of various NGO’s. Sangguniang Bayan member and municipal councilor Hon. Rey Fabian, a member of the SB Committee on Environment, likewise graced the event, and spoke about some of the municipality’s environmental concerns and what the citizenry’s participation could be. Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) Consultant Theresa Calo gave a lecture on the ill effects of using plastic and waste segregation, among others. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Mayor Strike leads Bacoor’s ‘Let’S Run para sa Kalikasan’ this March

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and other local officials, lead Bacoor’s fun run for a cause dubbed as ‘Let’S Run para sa kalikasan’ (‘Plastic is Out; Green is In’), on 03 March 2012, Saturday, 4.30 AM (assembly point: Emilus Mart-RFC Molino). This multi-sectoral event aims to launch the implementation of Municipal Ordinance No. 14-S-2002 (regulating the distribution of plastic bags and polystyrene and providing penalties for violations thereof). Thousands of Bacoorenos – composed of local and barangay officials, municipal employees, teachers, students, homeowner associations, nongovernment organizations, environmentalists, civic-oriented groups, among others - have already registered and are expected to participate in the event, as their way of supporting this noteworthy cause for the environment.

Similar to the previous local government-organized fun run events, no registration fee is required; instead, each participant will be asked to bring 10 pieces of plastic bags. Registration will run until 29 February at the Public Information Office (4/F, Municipal Hall) (weekdays, 9am-4pm only), and Emilus Mart branches (RFC Molino and Brgy Molino 3) (everyday, 7am-9pm). For further information, contact Bacoor PIO (046) 434 4466 local 110 or call/text 0919 205 8872 / 0915 786 3907. This event is being supported by Emilus Mart and McDonalds, and Almakar Builders. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)
Strike Livelihood Spreads the Love

As a way of celebrating the love month, Bacoorenos were treated to a week of relaxation through the local government’s Strike Livelihood program. Scholars and trainees of various courses such as massage therapy and cosmetology provided services for free. It was also a time to showcase livelihood products ranging from curtains, bags, pouch, pillows to pastries including cookies, cakes, and bread --- all made from scratch. This scholarship program is just one of the partnerships between the LGU, led by Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and other agencies (TESDA, among others) which are geared toward providing knowledge and training to underprivileged but deserving Bacoorenos. The 24/7 local chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President firmly believes that providing education to its people is one of the key factors in having an empowered citizenry. (BPIO)
Local Government of Bacoor Presented with Seal of Good Housekeeping Award

The Local Government of Bacoor has been awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), ‘in recognition of its efforts in advancing the principles of accountability and transparency in local governance.’ The plaque was presented to Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, by DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, with Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla, during the Provincial Awarding of the Seal of Good Housekeeping held at the Provincial Government Gymnasium, Trece Martires City on 10 February. The 24/7 Mayor, also the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), was joined in by Congresswoman Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, members of the Sangguniang Bayan, department and unit heads of the municipality, and representatives of non government organizations (NGO’s) in accepting the recognition. Also joining Bacoor as recipients of this recognition were the provincial government, three (3) cities and eighteen other municipalities within Cavite. Mayor Strike in his message congratulated the other awardees, and lauded the individual and joint efforts of all Cavitenos, for this milestone. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
Bacoor Celebrates National Bible Week

Feeding the soul. The Local Government of Bacoor, through its dynamic and inspiring chief executive Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, had a simple yet meaningful National Bible Week celebration at the flag raising ceremony on 30 January 2012, municipal town plaza. Thousands of copies of the Holy Bible, sponsored by The Generics Pharmacy, were distributed among local officials, barangay captains and kagawads, principals and teachers of DepEd Bacoor’s districts 1 and 2, members of various NGO’s, municipal employees. In his message, Mayor Strike, who is also League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President, reiterated the importance of enriching one’s spiritual life in nation-building, and encouraged everyone in putting into practice what the church teaches. During the special flag raising ceremony, priests and pastors representing various churches within Bacoor took part in the short-and-simple, but most definitely heartfelt, ecumenical prayer. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
More infrastructure projects in Bacoor

Infrastructure is booming in Bacoor, as the local government spearheads ground breaking activities and inauguration of various projects within the municipality this January. These buildings – a multi-purpose hall in Brgy. Habay 2, a barangay hall in Molino 6, day care center in Brgy. Zapote 3, a multi-purpose hall with basketball court (half) in Brgy. Molino 3, among others – are meant to ensure better quality service for all Bacoorenos. It is consistent with the local government’s, through the 24/7 dynamic Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and largely supported by the local officials, aim to further strengthen and empower barangay units, and extend all assistance possible to its constituents. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)
LGU-Bacoor Awards Computer Units to Barangays

Computer units were recently turned over to barangay captains of all seventy-three barangays in Bacoor. This, an initiative by the local government, aims to further encourage transparency and a faster and more accessible public service in the barangay-level. Earlier on, LGU-Bacoor, through its Municipal Information System (MIS), has also held seminars and refresher courses for key barangay officials on basic computer usage. The turnover was held during the January meeting of the Liga ng mga Barangay-Bacoor Chapter, with League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President and Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, himself distributing the equipment to barangay captains. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mga Kawani ng Bureau of Fire Protection sa Bacoor, Pinarangalan ni Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD

Kamakailan ay pinarangalan ni Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, ang ilang kawani ng Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) ng naturang munisipalidad, sa pangunguna ni Inspector Rosalinda Sta. Ana, sa pagkakadakip at pagsasampa ng kaso laban sa isang lalaking nagtangkang magsunog sa Revilla Business Park. Batay sa masusing imbestigasyon ng Philippine National Police (PNP)-Bacoor, bandang 9:00 ng gabi noong ika-11 ng Enero nang mamataan ni Mark Twain Ramos, security guard ng Revilla Business Park, ang suspek na si Mariano P. Alaganion, 35 taon gulang, ng Sta Rosa, Laguna, na nasa aktong lumilikha ng apoy gamit ang dala-dalang gasolina, posporo at basahan. Sa kasalukuyan, si Alaganion ay nakapiit sa lock-up cell ng PNP-Bacoor at nahaharap sa kasong arson. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike Extends Assistance to Fire Victims

Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, leads the distribution of relief goods and medicines to victims of the January 12-fire incident in Brgy Zapote 5. Some sixty families lost their homes and properties. Concerned units of the local government, such as the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bacoor Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office, Bacoor-Philippine National Police, Bacoor Public Safety Unit, Municipal Social Welfare and Development, Municipal Health Office, in coordination with barangay officials led by Brgy. Capt. Norman Lacson, were given instructions by the 24/7 local chief executive to provide immediate assistance at the site and to the fire victims. Medical missions and feeding programs were organized at the Longos Elementary School, which served as temporary evacuation site for the victims.(BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Meets with DILG Sec Jess Robredo

Bacoor chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, recently had a meeting with Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Jessie Robredo. During their talk, the 24/7 dynamic leader of Bacoor reported the local government’s accomplishments the previous year in terms of security, infrastructure, traffic, social services, and disaster preparedness, among others. Notable as well is the continued support of the local officials, including barangay captains, and non-government and private sectors, of the LGU’s projects and programs which are all geared toward a more progressive municipality. Mayor Strike, on behalf of his fellow Bacoorenos, likewise asked for further support from Sec. Robredo in addressing some of the local government’s concerns, such as the need for additional policemen and firemen and disaster equipment, assistance in garbage disposal and traffic management, and relocation of informal settlers. Also present during the meeting were Municipal Interior and Local Government Operations Officer Engr. Joselito Rozul and Municipal Legal Officer Atty Elmer Rabuya.

In relation to this, the DILG has awarded the local government of Bacoor with the Seal of Good Housekeeping, in recognition of the LGU’s good governance performance, particularly in the areas of good planning, and transparency and accountability. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD: UPF Ambassador for Peace

Bacoor chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, has recently been recognized as an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). UPF, an international organization founded by the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon in 2005, acknowledges as Ambassadors for Peace ‘those individuals whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others, and who dedicate themselves to practices which promote universal moral values, strong family life, interreligious cooperation, international harmony, renewal of the UN, a responsible public media, and the establishment of a culture of peace.’ As Cavite’s gateway to the metropolis gears toward becoming a city, its 24/7 and visionary leader continues to provide high-impact projects to Bacoorenos meant to improve their lives significantly. Members and officers of the Universal Peace Federation presented the award to Mayor Strike. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike Helps Provide Better Vision to Bacoorenos

A sight to behold. Thirty-five cataract patients were treated last 19 November, in a free cataract operation organized and presented by the Local Government of Bacoor, through the Municipal Health Office, and the Cavite City Lions Club. Local chief executive and National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, personally went to the Talaba Lying-inn clinic to check on the patients and show his support. The free cataract operation is part of the LGU’s ongoing regular medical missions, consistent with its mission of providing quality basic services to the people of Bacoor. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

7K joined the 5km-Million Volunteer Run (Save lives and Run for a more involved Bacoor)

More than 7,000 runners from Bacoor and other municipalities and towns in Cavite joined the Million Volunteer Run (Save lives and Run for a more involved Bacoor) on 04 December along Molino Boulevard. The 5km-fun run for a cause was a partnership between the Local Government of Bacoor, led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and the Philippine Red Cross-Cavite chapter. Local government officials, barangay captains, kagawads, and officials, heads and employees of the municipality, Red Cross volunteers, NGO’s, teachers and students from various schools in the province, professional runners and otherwise, representatives of the business sector, didn’t let the slight drizzle dampen their enthusiasm and spirit of volunteerism.

The simultaneous fun run, which sought to raise funds to train volunteers (for First Aid, Blood Donation, Health and Welfare programs), was held in all key cities and 1,494 municipalities nationwide. During the brief program following the actual run, all proceeds from the LGU registration were turned over to PRC-Cavite chapter. And as a way of showing their appreciation to Bacoor, the organization presented certificates of recognition to Mayor Strike and Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla for their invaluable support to the event and its cause. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike Awarded as Outstanding Letran Alumnus for Government Services

As part of its celebration of the 94th Grand Alumni Homecoming, Colegio de San Juan de Letran gave recognition to its alumni who have become successful and have made an impact in their respective careers. Among these is League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, of Bacoor. The 24/7 dynamic and visionary public servant was given the 2011 Outstanding Letran Alumnus Professional Award, in recognition of his exemplary and meritorious contributions in the field of government services. Mayor Strike graduated in 1992 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Management. The momentous and festive event, well-attended by proud Letranites, was held on 19 November at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran gymnasium. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Bacoor Runs For a Cause with the Philippine National Red Cross

The Local Government of Bacoor and the Philippine Red Cross are joining hands for the Million Volunteer Run (Save lives and Run for a more involved Bacoor) which will take place on 04 December 2011, 5am, Molino Boulevard (near PTT gasoline station).

As the United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Volunteers (Resolution 52/17), the Philippine National Red Cross seeks to awaken the spirit of volunteerism in every Filipino through this event. The simultaneous 5km-fun run, which aims to raise funds to train volunteers (for First Aid, Blood Donation, Health and Welfare programs), will be held in all key cities and 1,494 municipalities nationwide. And consistent with its commitment to providing basic quality services to its constituents through health and wellness, among others, the local government of Bacoor is working with the PNRC for this noteworthy cause.

Special registration fee is Php50.00 (6-25 years old; including insurance coverage under the Philippine National Red Cross), and Php100.00 (26 years old and above; including insurance coverage under the Philippine National Red Cross). Proceeds will be turned over to the PNRC for their programs and projects which intend to benefit not only Bacoorenos, but Filipinos in general. Registration period is from 21 to 30 November 2011 at the Public Information Office, 4/F, Bacoor Municipal Hall (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm). For inquiries and further information, please contact PIO – 046 434 4466 local 110, or call/text 0917 553 1908, 0919 205 8872.

Bacoor’s Talakayan sa Barangay 2011

The Local Government of Bacoor, in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Cavite, recently organized Talakayan sa Barangay 2011 at the ABC Hall in Barangay Talaba 7. The seminar was participated in by representatives from the Department of Education (Districts 1 and 2), local government, barangays, NGO’s, business and private. One of the invited guests was Municipal Councilor Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Palabrica, Chairman, Committee on Budget, Finance and Appropriation, who tackled the importance of holding dialogues such as this, in the interest of transparency and accountability. Among the topics discussed were procedures on payment of real property tax (RPT), details on assessment of real property, and barangay share in collection of RPT. Some of the ongoing high-impact infrastructure projects of the local government, under the leadership of League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, were likewise mentioned during the event. Other guests include DepEd’s Dr. Susan Guinto and Dr. Anita Rom, Provincial Treasurer Ms. Josephine Daza, Provincial Assessor Mr. Raymundo Salazar, Municipal Assessor Mr. Teddy Dayday, OIC-Municipal Treasurer Ms. Eden Mojica, and Assistant Municipal Treasurer Ms. Carol Marges. (BPIO)

Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (BDRRMO) Holds BLS Training

Participants composed of MAPEH (Music, Arts, PE, Health) teachers and members of Teen Doctors and Nurses Club of the Bacoor National High School – Annex in Molino attended the Basic Life-Saving Training on 04 November 2011. Among the various BLS techniques and activities conducted by the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO) were lecture/demonstration on first-aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rescue breathing. Local chief executive Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, expressed his full support to the activity, and delivered brief remarks on the importance of equipping the citizenry with knowledge on basic life-saving. Lecturers were Richard Quion (BDRRMO head) and Mr. Ariel Candelaria. After the actual lecture and demonstration, participants underwent skills assessment/post-activity evaluation. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

LGU-Bacoor Heads Undergo Workshop for Excellence and Better Public Service

In a move to provide better services to the local government and the citizenry of Bacoor, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and the St Dominic College of Asia spearheaded a seminar-workshop for municipal department and unit heads dubbed as ‘Towards STRIKE for Excellence (Bacoor, Kasama Mo sa Patuloy na Pagbabago)’. The two-day workshop, which doubled as a bonding activity for the participants, was held in October at the SDCA conference room. Mayor Strike himself, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, Municipal Councilors Avelino ‘Boy’ Solis, Edwin Gawaran, Atty. Venus De Castro, joined in the different activities prepared by the organizers, with Dr. Vida Caparas as trainer/facilitator. The workshop tackled timely and valuable topics, such as values formation, teamwork, and others which captured the essence of genuine public service. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

LGU-Bacoor Solidifies Ties with Government of Guam with Sisterhood Agreement

In a move to further strengthen their economic, tourism, and communication ties, the Government of Guam and the Local Government of Bacoor recently entered into a People-to-People Partnership/Sisterhood Agreement. The historic signing of the agreement was held on 25 October 2011 at the New World Hotel in Makati City, with League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President and Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, representing the people of Bacoor and Governor Eddie Baza Calvo the people of Guam.
Bacoor, a lone district congressional district of Cavite, is an important gateway to Metro Manila. It is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Cavite, with a population of 441,197 (2007 Census of Population conducted by the National Statistics Office), making it the most populous municipality in the Philippines. Its local government has earlier established twinning and sisterhood ties with other government units locally and internationally. These agreement aim to open bridges for free exchange in local government administration, technical and educational exchange, economic and business partnerships, tourism promotions and advancements of information and communication technologies that will benefit both partners and constituents.
The Government of Guam, for its part, is eager to forge greater friendship and cooperation between the people of Guam and the people of Bacoor in order to further strengthen their historical, cultural, and economic ties. This United States territory is located in the Western Pacific Ocean, and lists tourism as its principal industry.

Governor Calvo expressed the government’s support to this new partnership and invited the Mayor and his wife Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla to visit Guam soon. Meanwhile, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, in his speech, thanked the Government of Guam for paving the way for bigger and better opportunities for Bacoor.
Witnessing the ceremonial event were Bacoor Municipal Councilors Edwin Gawaran, Jaime Sapanghila, Rey Fabian, Rey Palabrica, Atty. Venus De Castro, Bayani De Leon and Jainy San Miguel, and Chief of Staff Franklin P. Arriola and Communications Officer Troy Torres of the Government of Guam.

Bacoorenos Commended for Bloodless End To Hostage-Taking Incident

League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President and Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, poses with some officials and personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the awarding ceremony. Not in photo is Supt. Edgar B. Roquero, Bacoor PNP Chief, himself instrumental for the peaceful resolution of the 13 October hostage-taking incident at the Masuwerte Bank in Bacoor.


United We Stand. The Crisis Management Team, PNP Bacoor officials and personnel, safety and security units of the municipality, private citizens are seen in this photo with Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, standing proud for a job well done, handling the 13 October hostage-taking incident with just the right amount of caution, bravery and conviction.

Bacoor, Cavite – Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, awarded members of the Crisis Management Team, uniformed officials and personnel of the Philippine National Police, officers and staff of various safety and security units of the municipality, a member of the media, and some civilians with certificates of recognition for their exemplary conduct of duty and act of bravery during the 13 October hostage-taking incident at the Masuwerte Rural Bank in Zapote. The joint effort of said officials, under the leadership of local chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President, resulted to timely police intervention, successful hostage negotiation, voluntary surrender and arrest of hostage-takers Johnny Lipata, Edwin Francisco, Renato Rosario, and Libroh Lim (who, at press time, are detained at the PNP lock-up cell in Talaba, and were charged with Robbery in Band and Serious Illegal Detention). The Mayor in his speech commended all concerned for the peaceful result of the two-hour negotiation, where no single shot was fired, and no injury or worse, death occurred. According to police reports, at around 12.30 in the afternoon that day, calls for police assistance were received from one of the victims, a concerned vendor, and three officers of the Bacoor Traffic Management Office, stating that a hold-up incident was currently in progress at the said premises. Immediately after receiving the report, PNP Bacoor officials, led by Supt. Edgar B. Roquero responded and surrounded the vicinity of the said bank. Apart from the PNP Bacoor, Mayor Strike gave credit to the Crisis Management Team, composed of Municipal Administrator Engr. Redel John Dionisio, Group Director-CPPSC Col. Redrico Maranan (who was appointed lead negotiator by the team), PNP Provincial Director John Bulalacao, Sangguniang Bayan members (represented by Councilor Rey Fabian), the Municipal Health Office (under OIC Dr Marita Guevarra), Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (headed Ms Liliane de Roxas), Bacoor Public Safety Unit (under the leadership of Chief Lem Melo), the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (headed by Mr Richard Quion), mediaman Eric Dastas of DZMM (himself a Bacooreno), fruit vendor Teresita Valerio, and barangay officials within the area. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)


The 24/7 local chief executive awards fruit vendor Ms Teresita Valerio with certificate of appreciation for promptly informing the police of the ongoing robbery and hostage-taking incident that fateful day in Masuwerte Bank, Bacoor.


Mayor Strike with DZMM’s Eric Dastas, a fellow Bacooreno, and among the first to respond to the hostage-taking incident.

Potable Water Station in Bacoor National High School Opens

Bacoor’s 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Phd, recently graced the opening of the Rotary-sponsored Potable Water Station located at Bacoor National High School. The local chief executive, also League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President, expressed the local government’s support to this project, which will provide free and safe drinking water to the teachers, staff, and most especially students of BNHS. The school administration, through their principal Dra Anita Rom, expressed gratitude to the Rotary Club of Cavite East, represented by Engr Art San Jose during the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, and to Mayor Strike for his full support to the school’s various programs and activities. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Bakood Festival Fun Run For a Cause – ‘Share and Run for a Greener and a More Progressive Bacoor'

Close to 5,000 participants joined the ‘Share and Run for a Greener and a More Progressive Bacoor,’ a fun run for a cause initiated by the Local Government of Bacoor, in cooperation with Seaoil Philippines, Inc. The event served as a kickoff of the Bakood Festival celebration, with the theme ‘Makasaysayan at Makakalikasang Turismo ng Bacoor Tungo sa Lungsod na Progresibo.’

Similar to the previous Bacoor LGU-organized fun runs, this month’s activity did not require registration fees from the participants. Instead, each runner was asked to bring a kilo of recyclable plastic and paper materials during the pre-registration period. Proceeds of these were to be donated to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources’ environmental awareness campaigns.

The slight drizzle did not dampen the runners’ spirit – with some of them even coming from as far as Batangas and Manila. They were joined by students and teachers within the municipality, municipal heads and employees, uniformed personnel, various NGO’s, local and barangay officials, athletes, and private individuals. In his message, League of Municipalities (LMP) National President and Bacoor chief executive Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, thanked everyone present for their support to the local government’s programs and activities, including and most especially its campaign for a greener and a healthier Bacoor. He likewise encouraged everyone to lead a more active and fit lifestyle, which is a key to being a more productive citizen. On the other hand, Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla invited participants to join this year’s Bakood Festival events – all planned and prepared for the enjoyment of Bacoorenos and non-Bacoorenos alike. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

A Healthier and a More Progressive Bacoor

Simultaneous medical mission activities were held in various barangays within Bacoor in time for the 2011 Bakood Festival celebration in September. This is year’s theme, ‘Makasaysayan at Makakalikasang Turismo ng Bacoor Tungo sa Lungsod na Progresibo,’ aims to inspire and encourage everyone to take part in building a healthier, more progressive and a more environment-friendly Bacoor. And in accordance with the first objective, more than 4,000 residents of barangays San Nicolas 3, Mambog 1, Habay 2, and Talaba 7 were provided with free consultation and medicines, courtesy of the local government and the Generics Pharmacy. League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President and Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, personally visited each and every medical mission site to make sure everything’s running smoothly. He was joined by workers and volunteers of the Municipal Health Group (under OIC Dr Marita Guevarra), representatives of The Generics Pharmacy, barangay officials, and various NGO’s. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Strike Kids’ Day Brings Smile to the Young (and Young-at-Heart)

‘Ikaw, Ako at Kapwa ko Asyano sa Isang Makulay Na Mundo’ was the theme in the recently held Strike Kids’ Day at the Bacoor Coliseum, Brgy. Molino 3. Close to 2,000 students from various daycare centers within Bacoor presented colorful production numbers in accordance with the theme, much to the delight of the audience. Not to be outdone were their teachers who, donned in festive costumes as well, gave energetic performances. Guest of honor 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, in his message reiterated the local government’s commitment to providing quality education to the youth, even starting at a very young age. The activity is among the many youth- and education-centered programs initiated by the Municipal Social Welfare Development Office, through its head Ms Liliane Roxas and with the full-support of the MSWD staff and workers. Also present during the 03 October-Strike Kids’ Day were PLDT Vice President for Finance Ms Chaye Cabal Revilla and Sangguniang Bayan Councilors Hon. Reynaldo Fabian and Hon. Atty. Venus de Castro. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

PNP Bacoor Personnel Commended

Bacoor Town Plaza – Good deeds do not, indeed, go unnoticed. And this was proven once again, as two (2) uniformed Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel and one (1) Job Order (JO) employee were cited for their notable performance in the line of duty. The local government, through League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President and chief executive Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, awarded SPO2 Ponciano Saunar and SPO1 Jimmy Narag with certificates of commendation for having arrested 4 personalities wanted for violation of RA 7610, otherwise known as Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. Meanwhile, Aissa Celena Mangulabnan was recognized as PNP’s Outstanding JO employee. Joining the 24/7 Mayor Strike in this photo, apart from the awardees, were Sangguniang Bayan Councilors Hon. Venus De Castro, Hon. Rey Fabian and Hon. Bayani De Leon, PNP Chief Supt. Edgar B. Roquero, PNP Deputy Ronaldo Alamo. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Employment Opportunities for Bacoorenos in Strike-a-Job Fair

Eight hundred and forty six job seekers trooped to the Strike-A-Job Fair at the SM Molino activity center in September, which was held as part of the Bakood Festival celebration. Of these, ninety four applicants were hired on-the-spot by some 38 companies, local and overseas. The storm raging that day surely didn’t dampen the spirits of Bacoorenos seeking employment opportunities. Bacoor’s chief executive Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, himself known for his perseverance and passion at work (thus earning him the moniker 24/7 mayor), personally went to the venue to check on the applicants and perhaps wish them the best of luck. The recent job fair, one of the many that the local government through its Public Employment Service Office (headed by Ms Vi Jimenez) initiates, is a testament to Mayor Strike’s commitment to genuine public service through programs and activities meant to uplift the lives of his constituents. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

Bacoor LGU and PWD Office Distribute Wheelchairs

Bacoor is a municipality that takes caring for the persons with disabilities (PWD) to heart. During the recent flag-raising ceremony hosted by the Bacoor-PWD Office, PWD members who are physically-challenged were awarded wheelchairs. The activity was led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and was witnessed by members of the Sangguniang Bayan, municipal department heads/units and employees, various NGO’s, and PWD members within Bacoor. In turn, the PWD’s expressed their gratitude to the 24/7 local chief executive by presenting him a plaque of appreciation for his unwavering commitment to this sector, providing them assistance (medical, financial, educational). More importantly, they expressed their thanks to the Mayor for giving them hope and inspiration, always taking time out of his busy schedule to grace their events, be it their general assemblies, sportsfests, Christmas parties, talent competitions. President of Association of Bacoor PWD’s Brgy Captain Jorwin Bautista and PWD-Bacoor Executive Director Robert Javier presented the award to Mayor Strike, who incidentally is also the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike Graces ABC Monthly Meeting

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, attended the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) – Bacoor’s monthly meeting on 07 September at the ABC Hall in Brgy Talaba 7. The visionary and highly energetic local chief executive spoke of the local government’s ongoing projects and short and long-term plans, all geared towards providing better services to the people of Bacoor. These barangay captains representing the municipality’s 73 barangays, expressed their support to the local government of its vision to create a progressive, livable city with responsible citizenry. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President likewise encouraged the barangay officials to be more vigilant in safeguarding the safety and security of their constituents. Among those who were present during the meeting were Board Member Ramon Jolo Revilla III, PNP Bacoor Supt. Edgar B. Roquero, MLGOO Lito Rozul, ABC Vice-President Karen Evaristo-Sarino. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike Inducts Bagong Silang New Born Officers

Officers and members of Bagong Silang New Born Organization in Queens Row Central took their oath of office before Bacoor’s chief local executive Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, on 03 September. Sangguniang Bayan member and Municipal Councilor Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Palabrica, former barangay captain of Queens Row Central , showed support to his constituents by gracing the affair as well. In his brief speech, the 24/7 Mayor commended the group for their support to the local government’s programs and activities which are meant to further uplift the lives of Bacoorenos. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

Bacoor Celebrates 340th Founding Anniversary through Bakood Festival 2011 - ‘Makasaysayan at Makakalikasang Turismo ng Bacoor Tungo sa Lungsod na Progresibo’

The Municipality of Bacoor, under the leadership of League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, in celebration of its 340th Founding Anniversary, will be holding its 5th Bakood Festival with this year's theme: "Makasaysayan at Makakalikasang Turismo ng Bacoor Tungo sa Lungsod na Progresibo." This year’s celebration is spearheaded by the Liga ng mga Barangay Bacoor Chapter and local government officials – with Congw. Lano Mercado Revilla throwing her one hundred per cent support to the festivities - lined up a series of activities for the joyful merriment and active participation of Bacoorenos, such as: Bowling Tournament (23 September, Robinsons Imus), Share and Run for a Greener and a More Progressive Bacoor (24 September, Molino Boulevard), Launching of Bike Lane (24 September, Daang Hari), International Coastal Clean-Up/Mangrove Tree Planting/Municipal-wide Clean-Up (25 September), Opening of the BNHS-Potable Water Station (25 September, BNHS Main), Bakood Festival Skate Jam (25 September, Molino 3 Covered Court), Opening Ceremony/Street Dancing (26 September, Bacoor Coliseum), Launching of the LTO Assistance Center (26 September, Molino Extension Office), Opening of the Bacoor Trade and Environmental Exhibit/Bacoor Historical Exhibit (26 September, SM City Bacoor), PLDT Drifting Exhibition and Free Concert (26 September, SM Bacoor Annex Parking), Medical Mission (27-30 September), Kasalang Bayan and Mass Baptism (27 September, SM City Bacoor), Strike-a-Job Fair (27 September, SM Molino), Tagisan ng Talino (27 September, Talaba Elementary School), Strike Kids’ Day (27-28 September, Bacoor Coliseum), Miss Gay Bacoor (28 September, Bacoor Town Plaza), Groundbreaking of PCSO Office, Tree Planting, MOA Signing with Consultants (28 September, Bacoor District Hospital grounds), Awarding of PNP Police Officer/Best Family, BFP and BJMP Officer of the Year (28 September, SM City Bacoor), Daddy Groovy and Hot Mama (28 September, Bacoor Town Plaza), Marching Band Parade (29 September, Bacoor town proper), Thanksgiving Mass (29 September, St. Michael’s Church), Launching of Botika ni Strike and the Strike Fitness Challenge (29 September, Bacoor Town Plaza), Free Legal Assistance (29 September, SM City Bacoor), PCSO Bingo Bonanza (29 September, Bacoor Town Plaza), Mutya ng Bacoor (29 September, Bacoor Coliseum), 5th Mayor Strike Revilla Badminton Cup (01 October, Theresian School of Cavite)

Major sponsors of this year’s festival are PLDT, San Miguel Corporation, SM City Bacoor, M&Co. For inquiries and further details, please contact the Public Information Office 046 434 4466 local 110.

FUN RUN FOR A CAUSE – EVERYONE’S INVITED TO ‘SHARE AND RUN FOR A GREENER AND A MORE PROGRESSIVE BACOOR’ on 24 SEPTEMBER

The Municipality of Bacoor, lead by 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, in celebration of its 340th Founding Anniversary, will be holding its 5th Bakood Festival with this year's theme: "Makasaysayan at Makakalikasang Turismo ng Bacoor Tungo sa Lungsod na Progresibo." A series of activities for the joyful merriment and active participation of Bacoorenos had been lined up, including the ‘Share and Run for a Greener and a More Progressive Bacoor’ which will take place on 24 September along Molino Boulevard.
This activity, to be participated in by various sectors (local and barangay officials, municipal employees, teachers, students, homeowner associations, nongovernment organizations, environmentalists, civic-oriented groups, among others), serves as a kick-off to the 2011 Bakood Festival. More than 3,000 individuals have already signified their intention to join this cause-oriented event. As in the previous local government-organized fun run events, there is no registration fee to be paid; instead, interested participants are asked to bring a kilo of recyclable plastic and paper materials. Proceeds of registration materials will go to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office’s (MENRO) environmental awareness campaigns.
Schedule of registration as follows: 12-20 September (weekdays, office hours only; Public Information Office), 15 September (Brgy. Molino 3 Covered Court), 16 September (Barangay Hall of Aniban 2). ‘Share and Run for a Greener and a More Progressive Bacoor’ is being co-presented by Seaoil Philippines, Inc. Other supporters are the Rotary Club of Cavite East, RG Pantoni Construction, RKF Builders.
For further information, please contact the Public Information Office 046 434 4466 local 110, call/text 0915 786 3907, 0999 179 0635, 0919 205 8872

LGU-Bacoor, NGO’s, Gregdom Foundation Raise Awareness on TB via Symposium

The Local Government of Bacoor, Federation of Bacoor NGO’s (Fedbango), and Gregdom Foundation joined hands in raising further awareness on Tuberculosis (TB) via a symposium held in August at the ABC Hall, Brgy Talaba 7. TB, a major public health concern in the Philippines, kills an average of four persons every hour. St Dominic Medical Center’s Dr. Marita Andaman-Rillo, also the Chairperson of Gregdom Foundation, spoke about the dreaded disease’s symptoms and preventive measures. League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, urged all event participants to be more vigilant in fighting TB by arming themselves with enough information and taking better care of their and their family’s health. Representatives of various NGO’s in Bacoor, headed by Fedbango president Ms Tess Lopez, were in full force in support of the event and its noteworthy cause. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MSBR GRACES SFI LEADERS DAY, BACOOR COLISEUM

On 31 August, Bacoor Mayor and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, graced Strike Foundation Inc’s (SFI) Leaders Day at Bacoor Coliseum. The activity was well- attended and SFI representatives from the municipality’s 73 barangays came in full force. The leadership training program is one of the main priority programs of the NGO, aiming to mold and develop leadership potentials among the pioneers and new breed of the organization’s leaders. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

BACOORENOS UNITE IN FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE

Bacoor declares war – against Dengue, that is. In its unfaltering commitment to providing quality health services to its constituents, the local government of Bacoor under the leadership of Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government local officials led by MLGOO Lito Rozul, spearheaded a clean-up drive within the municipality late August. The activity, held simultaneously in Bacoor’s 73 barangays, was participated in by local and barangay officials, municipal heads and employees, police enforcers and other uniformed personnel, NGO’s, school officials and students, environmental aides. Armed with cleaning equipment and materials, participants and volunteers were unmindful of the early morning drizzle, as they cleaned every nook and cranny which could be possible breeding grounds for the disease-carrying mosquitoes. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MAYOR STRIKE MEETS UP WITH SENIOR CITIZENS

Age is definitely just a number and this saying is evident with the senior citizens of Bacoor’s active participation in the local government’s programs and activities. Just this August, officers and representatives of the senior citizen’s organization in Bacoor met up with 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, to discuss measures on how to further improve services for the elderly within the municipality. The local chief executive likewise assured the senior citizens of his administration’s continued support to projects meant to address their welfare. Also present during the meeting is Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Ms Liliane De Roxas. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MAYOR STRIKE IN LGU-CAINTA’S FAMILY PLANNING COUNSELING

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), graces the Local Government of Cainta’s Basic Family Planning Counseling, upon the invitation of Mayor Ramon Ilagan. Mayor Strike is a staunch supporter of responsible parenthood and values the role of families in nation building. The local chief executive of Bacoor is seen in this photo with Mayor Ilagan, Dr. Ethelyn Nieto (Consultant, UNFPA), and participants of the program. (BPIO)

MAYOR STRIKE AND CONCERNED AGENCIES SIGN MOA FOR CBMS

In July, Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with concerned agencies for the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS). CBMS is a planning tool used by the local government to gather necessary data needed to identify programs needed to eliminate poverty. This program, to be implemented in six (6) months, is a concerted effort of the local government and different agencies and institutions, such as the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Department of Interior and Local Government, Regional Development Council, University of Perpetual Help Systems Dalta, and National Economic Development Authority. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MAYOR STRIKE MEETS WITH DEPED OFFICIALS

Education being one of his administration’s top priorities, Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, meets up with Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin Altamirano Luistro and other DepEd officials. In a meeting held recently at the DepEd office, the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and the agency’s brains discussed, among others, measures that can be done to further improve the country’s educational system. (BPIO)

BACOOR CELEBRATES 340th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY IN SEPTEMBER

The Local Government of Bacoor, in celebration of its 340th Founding Anniversary, will be holding its 5th Bakood Festival with this year's theme: "Makasaysayan at Makakalikasang Turismo ng Bacoor Tungo sa Lungsod na Progresibo." As with the previous years, this almost week-long celebration (24 to 29 September) lined up a series of activities for the joyful merriment and active participation of Bacoorenos, such as the Takbo Para sa Kalikasan at Turismo (Bakood Festival Fun Run), Launching of Bike Lane, International Coastal and Simultaneous Municipal Clean-up, Tree Planting, Opening Salvo/Street Dancing Competition, Medical Mission, Free Concert at the Plaza, Kasalang Bayan, Mass Baptism, Strike-a-Job Fair, Strike Kids’ Day, Miss Gay Bacoor, Tagisan ng Talino, Daddy Groovy and Hot Mama, Thanksgiving Mass, Launch of Botika ni Strike, Free Legal Assistance, Launch of Family Care, Free Legal Assistance, Bingo Bonanza, and the highly-anticipated Mutya ng Bacoor. Apart from the local government officials, headed by no less than Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, supported by Congw. Lani Mercado-Revilla, Vice Mayor Rosette Miranda Fernando, Board Member Jolo Revilla, Sangguniang Bayan members and barangay officials, this event would likewise engage the participation of various sectors in the municipality.

LGU-BACOOR (FUN) RUNS WITH DEPED

To borrow the famous line, ‘Hindi Lang Pampamilya, Pang-Sports Pa!’ In this case, though, it’s ‘Hindi Lang Pang-Eskwela, Pang-Sports Pa!’ as more than one thousand teachers from DepEd Bacoor Districts 1 and 2 joined the June 26-Fun Run For a Cause. With the theme ‘Every Runner a Finisher, Every Finisher a Winner,’ the activity aimed to gather pledges from stakeholders to further improve educational facilities for the benefit of teachers and students. A staunch supporter of education, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, seen here posing with teachers student runners, joined the cause and relayed the good news of the local government’s plan of providing lapel microphones to teachers. Also present was Congw. Lani Mercado Revilla, guest of honor and keynote speaker, herself a major supporter of educational causes. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

LMP’S MAYOR STRIKE GRACES REGIONAL PUBLIC ATTORNEYS’ MEETING

During the recent Regional Public Attorneys’ Meeting held at The Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City, League of Municipalities (LMP) National President and Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, was invited as guest speaker. A fitting move, indeed, as LMP and the Public Attorney’s Office (represented by PAO Chief Atty. Persida V. Rueda-Acosta) had just inked a Memorandum of Agreement a day before. The MOA, an LMP-initiated project, aims to provide better and more accessible legal assistance to all local government units (LGU’s) across the country. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MAYOR STRIKE GRACES FEDERATION OF SPRINGVILLE CITY HOAI EVENT

Officers of the Federation of Springville City HOAI (FOSCHAI) had their Induction at the Circle Island Resort in June, with no less than the Honorable Strike B. Revilla, PhD as guest of honor. In his speech, the dynamic 24/7 Mayor, also the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), expressed his gratitude to the FOSCHAI for supporting the local government’s projects and programs which are all geared toward a more progressive and livable Bacoor. Also present during the event were Sangguniang Bayan Councilor Jaime Sapanghila and barangay officials of Molino 3, 4, and 5. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MEDICAL MISSION, FREE HAIRCUT AND MASSAGE FOR MOLINO 3 RESIDENTS

As another way of providing social services to Bacoorenos, the Local Government’s Livelihood Office in cooperation with Generika, Woodstate HOA, and Molino 3 barangay officials, organized a medical mission, free massage and free haircut to residents in 26 June. Local chief executive and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, took time out of his busy schedule to check on the event. The 24/7 and dynamic Mayor of Bacoor is seen here chatting up haircutters provided by the Livelihood office (headed by Ms Lita Gawaran) and clients. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

LMP’S MAYOR STRIKE GRACES REGIONAL PUBLIC ATTORNEYS’ MEETING

During the recent Regional Public Attorneys’ Meeting held at The Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City, League of Municipalities (LMP) National President and Bacoor Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, was invited as guest speaker. A fitting move, indeed, as LMP and the Public Attorney’s Office (represented by PAO Chief Atty. Persida V. Rueda-Acosta) had just inked a Memorandum of Agreement a day before. The MOA, an LMP-initiated project, aims to provide better and more accessible legal assistance to all local government units (LGU’s) across the country. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

Letter to the Editor (REMATE July 10, 2011 Issue)

Ika-23 ng Hunyo 2011

Bb. LYDIA B. BUENO
Tagapamahalang Patnugot
REMATE
Ground Floor National Press Club Building
Intramuros, Manila

Minamahal kong Bb. Bueno:

Ako ay lumiham upang ituwid ang isang pagkakamali sa isang ulat na lumabas sa inyong pahayagang Remate na may petsang ika-19 ng Hunyo 2011. Ang ulat ay patungkol sa di umano ay isang terminal sa Cavite kung saan kasama pang nailimbag ang aking larawan, ang ulat na ito ay matutunghayan din sa Internet sa pamamagitan ng On-line browsing. Bagama’t ang mga nabanggit na pampasaherong bus ay may biyaheng Cavite, ang mismong binabanggit na shabu terminal ay WALA sa aming sinasakupan. Ito ay malinaw na makikita sa video ng inyong taga-ulat, ang nasabinug terminal ay nasa panig ng siyudad ng Las Piñas kung saan nagaganap ang sinasabing pagtutulak at paggamit ng droga ng mga drayber. Dahil ditto, malinaw na hindi ako o ang aking nasasakupan ang may responsibilidad sa pagsawata ng salot na ito, ang lugar ng di umano’y shabu terminal ay sakop ng ibang hurisdiksyon. Nais ko ring ipabatid sa inyo na kailanman hindi ko papayagang lumaganap ang droga sa aking nasasakupan, ito ay aking mahigpit na tagubilin sa aming mga alagad ng batas, at aking ipinagmamalaki na ang Bakoor ay hindi kailanman nakilala bilang isang lugar na talamak ang ipinagbabawal na gamot. Dahil dito, aking hinihiling na sa ngalan ng patas na pamamahayag , na inyong ilathala ang aking katugunan sa inyong ulat nang sa gayon malaman ng aking mga kanayon ang tamang kwento sa likod ng inyong ulat at upang maihayag ang aming panig sa nasabing ulat. Nawa’y mapagbigyan ninyo ang aking kahilingan at, ako kasama ang mga halal na lingkod ng Bakoor, ay handing makipag tulungan upang itaguyod ang isang malinis na pamamahala.
Mabuhay po kayong lahat!

Lubos na gumagalang,

(Sgd) Strike B. Revilla, PhD
Punong Bayan

LMP TEAMS UP WITH PAO FOR BETTER LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO LGU’S NATIONWIDE

The end of June marked the beginning of a better and more accessible legal assistance in LGU’s across the country, as the League of Municipalities of the Philippines and the Public Attorney’s Office inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in Quezon City. Signatories of the agreement, as seen in this photo, are LMP National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and PAO Chief Hon. Persida V. Rueda-Acosta, witnessed by Atty Lani Sia, Legal Consultant to the Mayor, LMP Executive Director Li-Ann De Leon and Atty Reynante Orseo. The partnership which was initiated by the LMP under the leadership of Bacoor Mayor Strike, lies on the belief that every Filipino has the right to an attorney, and the right to due process and justice. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

PESO BACOOR ORGANIZES SEMINAR ON CHILD LABOR PREVENTION

The Local Government of Bacoor’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment, and the Cavite Provincial Office, organized the ‘Advocacy Seminar on Child Labor Prevention for Local Officials and Partners’ in June at the ABC Hall (Brgy Talaba 7). This timely event discussed, among others, the plight of children who are made to work under different circumstances, and what the local officials and its partners can do to alleviate the situation. Present during the event were Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, PESO Head Ms. Vi Jimenez, Barangay Captains, and representatives from DOLE and the Cavite Provincial Office. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MAYOR STRIKE MEETS UP WITH RAYVILLE HOA AND MAYNILAD

Brgy Habay 2, Bacoor - Local Government’s Chief Executive and the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, met up with Rayville Subdivision Homeowner Association officers and members to discuss and address pressing concerns in their area. Also present was a representative from Maynilad, signifying the water service provider’s intention to work with the local government in providing high-quality projects to the people of Bacoor, and Engr. Robert San Jose of the Municipal Engineering Office. Seen in this photo are the 24/7 Mayor himself, Habay 2 Brgy. Captain Ramon ‘Monching’ Bautista, and officers and members of Rayville HOA. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MSBR GRACES BACOOR PEDICAB OPERATORS DRIVERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Bacoor’s dynamic and 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, graced Bacoor Pedicab Operators Drivers Association’s Conference held in June at the ABC Hall. Speaking before officers and members of the association, the local chief executive delivered an inspiring yet challenging message of perseverance and unity especially as Bacoor gears toward cityhood. Apart from Mayor Strike, Livelihood Officer Ms Lita Fabian Gawaran likewise lent her support to the event. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

FIRST BACOOR COOPERATIVE SUMMIT HELD

Even the bad weather could not dampen the spirit of various cooperatives in Bacoor as they held the First Cooperative Summit on 24 June at Bacoor Coliseum in Molino 3. Organized by the Office of the Mayor and the Bacoor Municipal Cooperative Development Council (BMCDC), the event was participated in by close to two hundred cooperative members. Guest of honor was no less than BMCDC Honorary Chairman and National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, who, in his speech, acknowledged the significant role played by cooperatives in nation-building and people empowerment. The local chief executive was joined by BMCDC Honorary Vice-Chairman Hon. Avelino ‘Boy’ Solis, Chief-of-Staff Hector R. Loyola, and representatives from the Local Government, Development Bank of the Philippines, Cooperative Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, and Bacoor Chamber of Commerce. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

CAMELLA WEST SPRINGVILLE HOA TAKES OATH BEFORE MAYOR STRIKE

Homeowner Associations in Bacoor are considered one of the stakeholders of the local government in spearheading economic growth and development. Last June 11, 2011, newly-elected officials of Camella West Springville City HOA (Phase 1) took their oath of office before Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD. During his brief message, the chief local executive congratulated the officers and wished them the best in their new roles as community leaders. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

LMP’S MAYOR STRIKE INKS MOA WITH CESO-NCC-CICT-DTI

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) as represented by its National President, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Local Government of Bacoor, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with representatives from the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO), National Computer Center of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (NCC-CICT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Local Government Units (LGU’s), eGovernance for Municipal Development Program (eGoc4MD). The MOA strengthens ties and supports linkages among these agencies and LMP in their common goal of serving the nation through quality public service. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MCDONALDS TURNS OVER BAHAY BULILIT TO LGU-BACOOR

As a significant manifestation of public-private partnership in public service, the Ronald McDonald House of Charities (RMHC), through the support of the Local Government of Bacoor, constructed the Bahay Bulilit in Brgy. Mambog 4. No less than the dynamic 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, graced the turnover ceremony held last 10 June. In this photo are Mayor Strike with Ronald McDonald, RMHC’s Mr. Bing Bachoso (EVP, McDonalds), Brgy. Capt. Rose Nolasco (Mambog 4) and Brgy. Capt. Joselito Agapito (Mambog 2). Bahay Bulilit will serve as a venue of learning for kids, specifically pre-schoolers residing within the Mambog area. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

BACOOR ATHLETES EXCEL AT THE 2011 CML INTER-MUNICIPAL AND CITY EMPLOYEES’ SPORTSFEST

Athlete representatives from Bacoor participated in the recently concluded 20th Cavite Mayors’ League Inter-municipality and City Employees’ Sportsfest held at the General Trias Convention Center. Seen in this souvenir photo during the June 08- awarding ceremony are Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD (Bacoor), CML President, Mayor Luis ‘Jon-Jon’ Ferrer (Gen. Trias), Mayor Benjarde Villanueva (Amadeo), with Sidney Solis, Cecille Almoro, and Grace Luciano of the Local Government of Bacoor Sports Unit. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

BIALETTI CAFÉ OPENS AT REVILLA BUSINESS PARK

In attendance as Guest of Honor during the opening of Bialetti Café last 27 May was former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. Here, the political and movie icon is shown with his children, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Ms. Rowena Bautista-Mendiola, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce President and Ms. Princess Revilla. Bialetti Café (located at the Revilla Business Park, SSS Compound, Aguinaldo Highway) is open Mondays to Sundays and offers relaxation from stressful days through their sumptuous coffeeserved with pastries and sugar delights. The coffee shop is named after Bialetti Coffee Company of Italy, the world’s most recognized coffee maker that offers a variety of coffee lines that satisfy coffee lovers. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

BACOORENOS ‘DONATE BLOOD, SAVE LIVES’

A Bloodletting activity organized by the Municipal Health Office and Philippine National Red Cross was held last June 8 at the ABC Hall in Brgy. Talaba 7. This event was supported and participated in by municipal employees, NGO’s and private individuals. The dynamic 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, is seen here beside MHO-OIC Dr. Marita Guevarra, who herself donated blood to save lives. ‘Donate Blood, Save Lives’ is in support of the Local Government’s programs in providing quality health services to its constituents and engaging the participation of its constituents in the process. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

MAYOR STRIKE SITS DOWN WITH BACOOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Last June 5, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, discussed vital matters regarding business opportunities with Officers of Bacoor Chamber of Commerce in a meeting held at Bialetti Café Shop, Revilla Business Park, E. Aguinaldo Highway. In photo with the honorable Mayor is Ms. Rowena Mendiola- Bautista, President, BCC and other officers of the active business organization. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

GROUNDBREAKING OF BRGY PANAPAAN 5’S COVERED COURT

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, is seen here addressing fellow Bacoorenos during the groundbreaking of basketball covered court in Brgy. Panapaan 5. This project, upon the initiative of Brgy. Capt. Jorwin Bautista (in photo) and to be implemented by the Local Government through its Engineering Office headed by Engr. Robert ‘SJ’ San Jose (also in photo), aims to provide sports enthusiasts with a proper venue for their activities, and can likewise serve as an evacuation center. Also present were Sangguniang Bayan Coun. Atty. Venus De Castro, barangay officials and other barangay captains. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

BACOORENOS SMILE AND RUN FOR A GREENER BACOOR

No less than the 24/7 Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla joined the 6km-fun run on 04 June along Molino Boulevard. More than 2,000 participants comprised mostly of local government and barangay officials, PWD’s, students, NGO’s, professionals, municipal employees, sports enthusiasts and people’s organizations joined the event dubbed as “Smile and Run for a Greener Bacoor”. With environmental protection as the battlecry of the run, a symbolic ‘thumb-printing’ (instead of the usual manifesto signing) was performed, led by Mayor Strike and Congw. Lani. Aside from the above-mentioned cause, the recently-held fun run’s proceeds (from sponsors and supporters, led by Emilu’s Mart) will be used for the surgery of children with cleft palate. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF BACOOR –MAYNILAD COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED

On June 4, the launching of the Mamamayan Para sa Lambat at Dagat Cooperative – a partnership between the Local Government of Bacoor and Maynilad - was held at the Sineguelasan Covered Court. Present during the momentous event were Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Maynilad Officials and local government officials of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Congresswoman Lani Mercado Revilla, SB Councilors Rey Palabrica, Bayani de Leon, Atty. Venus de Castro, Edwin Gawaran, Bayani de Leon and Jainy San Miguel, as well as officers and members of the cooperative. Maynilad donated P1 million as seed capital to the fisherfolks’ cooperative, whose members are situated in coastal areas of Bacoor. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

Bacoor Summer Youth Camp at BNHS Annex in Molino 1

It’s time to bond for the youth of Bacoor… On May 17, 2011, Bacoor Summer Youth Camp was held at the Bacoor National High School Annex in Molino 1. The youth gathering, wherein student-participants underwent leadership training and character formation, was supervised by public school administrators and educators. Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, gladly poses with some of the participants in the Youth Camp. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

LGU Presents CircumStrike at Barangays Niog 2 and Talaba 5

Free circumcision for the young boys of Bacoor through CircumStrike. In the middle of May, the Local Government’s Municipal Health Office led by its OIC Dr Marita Guevarra held its Circumstrike (Free Circumcision) at Barangays Niog 2 and Talaba 5. This activity is part of MHO’s regular medical missions, aimed to address and provide for the Bacoorenos’ medical needs. Seen in photos are the medical practitioners, together with Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, engaging patients in a conversation. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

MSBR Supports Adopt-A-Kid-Back to School Program of QR East

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, graces the gift-giving activity of the Adopt-A-Kid Back to School Program of Queen’s Row East, Bacoor on 15 May. Barangay officials, headed by Chairperson Catherine Palabrica, and Councilors, led the distribution of school supplies to elementary students of Queen’s Row East. This activity is in line with the Local Government’s commitment to continuously improving the educational system in Bacoor. Also present during the activity were Sangguniang Bayan Councilors Rey Palabrica and Bayani De Leon. (BPIO/Photo: RubenGabalfin)

 

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, Graces Regional Assembly of Media Practitioners

Dasmarinas, Cavite – League of Municipalities of the Philippines National President Hon. Strike B. Revilla, PhD, was guest of honor in the regional assembly of the Confederation of Active Media Practitioners , Inc. held last 14 May. Together with other distinguished guests, the 24/7 Mayor of Bacoor received acknowledgement and appreciation from said media group for his exemplary contribution in public service. Mayor Strike, in return, has challenged those present to continuously practice fair reportage and responsible journalism. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, meets with TESDA Officials

In support of the livelihood programs of the local government through scholarships, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, PhD, and Ms. Carmelita Gawaran, Livelihood Office Head, met up with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) officials on 10 May at the TESDA Office in Bicutan. They discussed, among others, the various scholarships that are already made available to Bacoorenos, as well as plans for a training center in the heart of Bacoor. Providing scholarships for vocational courses has always been one of the local government’s priorities in terms of alleviating unemployment problems that besiege the entire nation as well. Seen in these photos with Mayor Strike and Ms Gawaran are TESDA Officials Director Gen Joel Villanueva, Provincial Director Letty Ogbat, Deputy Director General for Field Operations Atty Teodoro Pascua, Regional Director Elmer Talavera.

 

“BACOOR: THE MARCHING BAND CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES”

“Spectacular, Fun-filled, Colorful, Great, Dynamic, Vibrant, Artistry in Motion and Sounds”. These are the words that can best describe the First National Marching Band Competition held in Bacoor last May 8, 2011 at the Star Marine Complex in Barangay Banalo, Bacoor. This event that catapulted Cavite’s gateway to the metropolis as the Marching Band Capital of the Philippines is considered a milestone in local tourism, and aptly coincided with the town’s fiesta celebration.
Strong winds and rain did not prove to be a hindrance, as thousands of Bacoorenos lined up the stretch of Evangelista Road in Bacoor to witness the band parade, and thousands more trooped to the Star Marine Complex to watch the drilling competition. A total of thirty two (32) bands representing various towns and municipalities across the nation paraded in the streets (all the way from Barangay Talaba to the venue in Barangay Banalo), of which thirty (30) bands competed in different categories. Declared winners are :
Over-All Champions:
Guest Bands:
MFBD , Dasmarinas, Cavite (Winner)
Banda 85, Sta. Maria, Bulacan (1st runner-up)
Banda Kabataan 77, Bailen Cavite (2nd runner-up)
Bacoor Bands :
96 Band ( Winner)
El Gobernador ( 1st runner-up)
Anak Zapote ( 2nd runner-up)

Exhibition:
Guest Bands : MBFD of Dasmarinas, Cavite
Bacoor Bands : D’Original Band

Street Parade:
Guest Bands : MBFD of Dasmarinas, Cavite,
Bacoor Bands : 96 Band

Best Group Majorette:
Guest Bands : JRC Mandama Band of Hermosa, Bataan
Bacoor Bands : D’Original Band

In the awarding ceremony, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Bacoor’s dynamic, visionary and 24/7 Chief Executive, was visibly pleased, and remarked: “Nagagalak ako sa pagkakaroon ng ganitong patimpalak at selebrasyon ng mga marching bands . Natutuwa ako sa pagiging aktibo ng mga kabataan ng Bacoor sa musika na nagiging susi para sila makapagaral at makamit ang kanilang mga pangarap sa buhay para sa ikauunlad ng kanilang mga sarili, pamilya at ng bayan ng Bacoor “. He , in fact, invited all schools in Bacoor to participate in this event next year by forming their own marching bands, in pursuit not only of musical education but also to further explore their artistic talents.
The First National Marching Band Competition showcased the rich cultural history and musical heritage of Bacoor, displaying not only the locals’ musical and artistic ingenuity, but more so the Filipinos’ common love for music and history. Kudos is extended to all government agencies, local offices and private organizations that joined efforts together in making the event a success – the Local Government of Bacoor and the Bacoor Tourism Council, to mention a few, and most importantly, the countless volunteers who lent their time and efforts, all in the name of genuine public service. (BPIO/Photos: Ruben Gabalfin)

 

FREE VIEWING OF PACQUIA0-MOSLEY FIGHT IN BACOOR

Bacoor boxing fans were provided free and live viewing (via pay-per-view) of the Pacquiao-Mosley WBO Welterweight Championship held last 08 May at the MGM Grand in Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. Thousands of residents at the Aniban Central School and Molino Covered Court, respectively, flocked to the venues to witness the Pacman’s yet another historic and victorious bout. Mayor Strike B. Revilla is seen in this photo watching the live coverage of the celebrated fight between two great boxers with fellow Bacoorenos. Post-fight, the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President lauded Cong. Manny Pacquiao for never failing to make us Filipinos proud. The local government, for the past four (4) years, has been providing free viewing of Pacquiao fights for the entertainment of Bacoor boxing enthusiasts. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
BARANGAY CAPTAINS SHOW TRUE SPORTSMANSHIP IN BOWLING TOURNAMENT

Bacoor’s First Liga ng mga Barangay Bowling Tournament was held last May 5 at the Robinson’s Imus bowling alley. Seventy-three (73) barangay captains, led by Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Katherine Sarino-Evaristo, were invited to participate in the said tournament, which aims to promote health and wellness, and at the same time promote camaraderie among local officials. Guests of honor during the event were Hon. Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Provincial Board Member Jolo Revilla, Acting Vice Mayor Edwin Gawaran, and Sangguniang Bayan Councilors Boy Solis, Jainy San Miguel, JaimeSapanghila, Bayani de Leon and Rey Fabian. (BPIO / Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
PESO BACOOR AWARDS LIVELIHOOD STARTER KITS

Bacoor, Cavite – The Local Government’s Public Employment Services Office, headed by Ms Vi Jimenez, awarded on 02 May livelihood starter kits to beneficiaries. The program is still in line with Mayor Strike B. Revilla’s of providing livelihood opportunities to its constituents. Seen in this photo during the distribution are PESO Head Ms Vi Jimenez, SB Coun. Atty. Venus De Castro, Department of Labor and Employment’s , and some of the beneficiaries. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
MAYOR STRIKE GRACES SPORTSFEST OPENING IN GARDENIA VALLEY

Sports development is one of the basic programs of the Six-Point Strike Program aimed in fostering physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork and excellence for a healthy citizenry. Mayor Strike B. Revilla was the Guest of Honor at the Sportsfest Opening Ceremony in Gardenia Valley, Molino 3 last 01 May. The local chief executive is shown in this photo with organizers and participants of the sports competition. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
BACOOR AND MERALCO JOIN HANDS IN MEDICAL MISSION

A public-private partnership in serving the people was manifested last 30 April when MERALCO, in cooperation with the local government of Bacoor, conducted a medical mission in Barangay Panapaan 7, Bacoor, Cavite. Hundreds of residents benefitted from the said event wherein free medical services and vitamins, paracetamols and other pain relievers were rendered. Shown in this photo are Mayor Strike B. Revilla and Board Member Jolo Revilla scanning a health magazine. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
MAYOR STRIKE AND HOA INK SOLIDARITY ROUTE MOA

Bacoor, Cavite - On April 30, Mayor Strike B. Revilla signed a Memorandum of Agreement as to the implementation of the solidarity routes among Home Owner Associations concerned. These routes are expected to ease traffic problems and concerns by motorists to and from Cavite. To date , there are eight (8) solidarity routes that are to be implemented. Bacoor Homeowners Association Council is the lead local agency in the implementation of the solidarity routes. Witnessing the MOA signing are Councilors Rey Palabrica and Rey Fabian with Ms. Guia Oller (President, BHOAAC). (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
MAYOR STRIKE AND CEU HOLD DENTAL MISSION IN LIGAS 3

Bacoor, Cavite – On 30 April, the Municipal Health Office of the local government and the Centro Escolar University organized a dental mission for residents of Eco-trend Village in Ligas 3. Among the services offered were free extraction and dental consultation. Hundreds of residents benefited from this notable undertaking, which is a clear manifestation of Mayor Strike’s concern for the health and well-being of its constituents. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
MAYOR STRIKE AND BM JOLO GRACE OPENING OF ATE LANI’S CUP IN MOLINO

Bacoor, Cavite - Sports development among the youth is one of the local government’s priority projects. On 30 April, Mayor Strike B. Revilla and Board Member Jolo Revilla led the opening of the Ate Lani’s Cup in Molino Homes. Various teams will be competing in the basketball tournament which aims to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and discipline among the young athletes. Mayor Strike is shown in this picture leading the ceremonial toss, while local officials (BM Jolo, Coun. Rey Palabrica, Brgy. Capt. Jun Advincula) look on. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
HEALTH IS WEALTH: BACOORENOS GEAR UP FOR HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

Bacoor, Cavite – Last 30 April, a Healthy Lifestyle Maintenance Program entitled Save Lives, Our Lives was held at the Aniban Central School. The program, a joint effort of the local government and Salinas Foods, basically aims to promote healthy lifestyle among Bacoorenos in order to prolong their lives and become more productive citizens of the community. Apart from exercises such as tai-chi and yoga, the participants were treated to a free and nutritious breakfast coupled with fresh malunggay drink. Mayor Strike Revilla is seen here encouraging attendees to be practice a healthier and more active lifestyle. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
LGU-BACOOR AND BTC TOAST MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL 2011 LAUNCH

On April 29, the first-ever Marching Band Festival of Bacoor was launched at SM Mall of Asia. The event is managed by the Bacoor Tourism Council (BTC), in cooperation with the local government of Bacoor headed by Mayor Strike B. Revilla. Guest of Honor in the event is Ms. Marlene Sanchez, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Deputy Executive Director. In photo are Mayor Strike, BTC President Ms. Rebekah Reyes, Councilors Rey Palabrica and Atty. Venus de Castro, BTC’s AJ Guinto and Arlene Tan and other organizers of the event. The first Marching Band Festival will be held from May 6 to 8 that aims to promote Bacoor as the “Marching Band Capital of the Philippines.” (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
FIRST MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL LAUNCHED AT SM MALL OF ASIA

The “First Marching Band Festival “ of Bacoor was formally launched at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City on April 29, 2011. Mayor Strike B. Revilla with Guests of Honor Ms. Marlene Ruth Sanchez (Deputy Executive Director, NCCA), Mr. Perkin So (Regional Operations Manager, SM MOA) and Mr. Eric Buhain (former GAB Chairman), opened the Marching Band Festival. An exhibit showing 58 Filipiniana ternos worn by past town fiesta “Hermanas” designed by well-known couturiers – to mention a few, Inno Sotto, Noli Hans, Gener Gozum, Joe Salazar – were featured in the event. In attendance also during the festival launch are Ms. Rowena Bautista Mendiola, President, Bacoor Chamber of Commerce, and prominent families in Bacoor, adding glitter and glamour to the event. The first Marching Band Festival slated for 3 days starting May 6 aims to promote the local government of Bacoor as the “Marching Band Capital of the Philippines”. The event is managed by the Bacoor Tourism Council in cooperation with the local government of Bacoor. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS HELP TO QR WEST FIRE VICTIMS

Seventeen (17) families were affected by a fire that razed Queens Row West Magdiwang last 27 April. Relief distribution spearheaded by the Local Government of Bacoor through the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) Office was made to provide the fire victims with basic necessities. Here in photo is Mayor Strike B. Revilla, together with MSWD volunteers, leading the relief operations. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
KARTILYA PARA SA KALIKASAN AT KAPALIGIRAN: LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF BACOOR VOWS TO PROTECT MOTHER EARTH

Leading the Way. Mayor Strike leads the signing of the Kartilya para sa Kalikasan at Kapaligiran, while other officials follow suit.

What fitting way to celebrate Earth Day than with a promise to protect and nurture the world we live in? During the 25 April Flag Raising ceremony, local government officials of Bacoor, headed by League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Strike B. Revilla, together with Sangguniang Bayan councilors, department and unit heads, Barangay officials, NGO leaders, Home Owner officials, and representatives of various sectors, took their oath, with fellow Bacoorenos and other attendees as witnesses. The covenant, dubbed as Kartilya para sa Kalikasan at Kapaligiran, vows to respect one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity – nature.

As responsible government officials and sectoral representatives, those who took the oath likewise made a firm stand in taking a more active role against practices which contribute to the worsening climate change situation not just here in the Philippines, but around the globe. The Philippines, in particular, according to the Presidential Task Force on Climate Change, has experienced temperature spikes brought about by climate change. It has been observed that warming is experienced most in the northern and southern regions of the country, while Metro Manila has warmed less than most parts. In addition, the regions that have warmed the most (northern Luzon, Mindanao) have also dried the most. Largest precipitation trends are about 10 percent during the 20th century.

The covenant, led by Sineguelasan Elementary School Grade 5 student Liezel Villanueva, also makes mention of waste segregation, fight against air and other forms of pollution, among others.

MAYOR STRIKE B. REVILLA MEETS WITH DOE AND DILG OFFICIALS

Shown in a dialogue with Bacoor’s Mayor Strike B. Revilla are Department of Energy and Department of Interior and Local Government Officials, Director Zenaida Monsada (Oil Industry Management Bureau), Mr. Paul Aquino (Office of DOE Secretary Almendras) and Assistant Director Rodela Romero ( Oil Industry Management Bureau). The discussion, held on 11 April at the DOE main office in Taguig, focused on current issues, such as the energy crisis, and local government practices in compliance with the national government’s ongoing programs. Mayor Strike, being the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, expressed his support to the agencies’ projects geared toward improving the lives of our countrymen, transportation and energy sectors included. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

 
MAYOR STRIKE RECOGNIZES YOUNG ATHLETES AND AWARDEES

During the 18 April Flag Raising ceremony, the Local Government of Bacoor spearheaded by Mayor Strike B. Revilla, awarded certificates of recognition to young athletes who excelled in various sports in provincial-wide competitions, thus bringing pride and honor to their schools and fellow Bacoorenos. The event, hosted by the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) Office, likewise had in attendance local government and barangay officials, department and unit heads, municipal employees, and NGO’s, among others. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

MEDIA NIGHT

Mayor Strike B. Revilla gamely and confidently answers questions – controversial and otherwise - fielded by members of the media (national and local) during the Local Government’s Public Information Office-organized Media Night on 15 April 2011 at the Gold Leaf Restaurant in Bacoor. Apart from the open forum and Q&A, the 24/7 Mayor, who also happens to be National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), extended his invitation to all present to the Marching Band Festival happening on 06-08 May. Other topics covered during said event were the VaniTxt program, the new Bacoor website, and Bids and Awards Committee procurement procedures. Sponsors include Scremir, Kelly Hardware, Gold Leaf Restaurant, Chin Su, Shalimar Builders, Ginebra San Miguel. (BPIO/Photo: Ruben Gabalfin)

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR HOSTED ADVANCED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF MAYOR STRIKE B. REVILLA

Office of the Mayor staff with the Municipal Choir ( as shown in the picture ) in their rendition of Cavite Hymnn and Bacoor Hymn during the February 28 special flag raising ceremony, celebrating Mayor Strike B. Revilla’s 41st birthday. Congresswoman Lani Mercado Revilla, all SB members, heads of municipal and unit offices , NGOs , municipal employees and Bacoorenos wished the 24/7 Mayor a very “Happy Happy Birthday”. Mayor Strike, who is all smiles during the event, was also entertained with surprise numbers prepared by his constituents – from the youth, department and unit heads to senior citizens, NGO’s and barangay captains.

MCDONALDS HOUSE CHARITIES PROJECT “BRIGHT MINDS READ” LAUNCHED ON MAYOR SBR’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Ronald McDonald (in picture ) is shown here presenting Mayor Strike B. Revilla and DepEd Bacoor 2 District Supervisor a symbolic gift of books – a “Bright Minds Read” kit - representing the reading materials that Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will be distributing to Grade 1 students of public elementary schools in Bacoor. The BMR Reading Kit (33 big books by Adarna Publishing , 28 in Filipino and 4 in English) aims to develop the students’ genuine love of reading, comprehensive and critical thinking skills, oral language development, correct use of grammatical structures and decoding skills. Also shown in this picture are Mr. Romeo Bachoco, EVP Finance, Ms. Astra Angeles, Real Estate Officer, both from RMHC.

DANCE CHAMPIONS SHOWED THEIR SKILLS IN MAYOR SBR’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Talented kids from Bacoor who are local winners from a TV giant network’s talent competition proudly display their terpsichorean skills before Mayor Strike B. Revilla, Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla, SB Councilors and Municipal/unit heads during the February 28 flag raising event hosted by the Office of the Mayor. Local officials, department and unit heads, NGO’s, senior citizens are among those who honored Mayor Strike B Revilla on his forthcoming 41st birthday on March 2. The well-applauded group is shown in photo with Mayor Strike B Revilla and Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla.

A FITTING GIFT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN LANI MERCADO REVILLA TO MAYOR SBR

On February 28, Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla, greeted Mayor Strike B. Revilla on his 41st birthday. In her speech, the honorable lawmaker mentioned she has three gifts for the Mayor, to wit, trust, cooperation and prayers. Accordingly, these are the three most significant gifts incomparable with any other material gifts for his birthday. Moreover, she said that the Revilla Family will always be supportive of all his endeavors, politically and personally.

A CAKE FULL OF LOVE AND CARE FOR OUR BELOVED MAYOR ON HIS 41ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Mayor Strike B. Revilla is shown blowing the candle on his 41st birthday cake presented to him by no less than ABC Federation President Catherine Evaristo as watched by Councilor Jainy San Miguel (in white polo shirt) and Department /Unit Heads, Francisco Ocampo (BPLO), Marissa Ramchand (Municipal Accountant), Lillian de Roxas (MSWD), Elvinia Guerrero (Budget Officer), Dr. Marita Guevarra (Municipal Health Officer), Sydney Solis ( Sports ) SK Federation President Ma. Eliza Bautista and Ms. Khei Sanchez (PIO), among others. The municipal and unit heads presented a very energetic dance number under the famous Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby.’ The dance number was more than well-applauded and well-loved by the flag raising ceremony attendees. It’s really one BIG FAMILY in Bacoor !!! We love you SIR!!!!

MAYOR SBR ATTENDS TO FEBRUARY 25 FIRE VICTIMS

On February 25 at around 6:55 in the evening, fires razed homes at Barangays Zapote 1, Talaba 5 and 6. As reported by the Bureau of Fire and MSWD about 300 families were rendered homeless by the fire incident that lasted for more than 3 hours, causing heavy traffic along E. Aguinaldo Highway . Fire was put under control at 8:56 PM. About 28 fire trucks coming from nearby Metropolitan Manila and Cavite areas came to put out the fire. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties, and only one victim, Jeffrey Glino, suffered minor bruises. Affected families are provided temporary shelters in the covered courts of the mentioned barangays and have been given assistance by MSWD under the supervision of its head Ms. Lillian de Roxas. Shown in picture is Mayor Strike B. Revilla talking to fire victims with Ms. De Roxas.

VANI-TXT, INC. MOA SIGNING WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF BACOOR: A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS PARTNERSHIP

Mayor Strike B. Revilla is seen with Vanitxt, Inc. Officials Ms. Grace Reyes, Sales Manager and Mr Joel Sapul, President, during the Memorandum of Agreement signing held last January 24, 2011, Bacoor Town Plaza. The Memorandum of Agreement features, among others, the opportunity to avail of Vanitxt’s City Call Direct, a community service alliance program that advocates the importance of community support in law enforcement activities, public information and government assistance. Witnessing the MOA signing were (back row, L-R) Sr. Administrative Assistant Mr. Lodgene Asuncion, Coun. Rey Fabian, Coun. Jaime Sapanghila, SK Federation Pres. Ma. Eliza Bautista, Coun. Venus de Castro, Municipal Administrator Engr. Redel John Dionisio and SB Coun. Jainy San Miguel. (BPIO)

PNP BACOOR POLICE OFFICERS CITED FOR ARREST OF ROBBERY HOLD-UP GROUP

On the January 24 flag raising ceremony, Bacoor police officers were given recognition for their demonstrated efficiency, loyalty and devotion to police service during the conduct of police operations that resulted to the arrest of Jarwin Dayo Ramirez robbery group responsible for the series of hold-ups of mini-stop convenience stores in San Nicolas 2, Imus, Palapala, Tagaytay, Binan ,Laguna and, recently, the Odelo Minimart in Panapaan 4, Bacoor, Cavite. Col. Edgar Roquero, PNP–Bacoor Chief, led the roster of awardees which also included PO2 Manuel Gacosta, PO2 Romar Sinnung, PO2 Angelito Roxas, PO2 June Ricohermoso, PO2 Emmanuel Jabrica, PO2 Baby Jane Gamayo, PO1 Argean Formelleza, PO1 Allan Bernas, PO1 Arman Bebedor, PO1 Arman Francisco, Police Inspector Chey Chey Saulog, Deputy Chief of Staff PSI Joseph Ulfindo and Janice Miranda, Radio Operator. Mayor Strike B. Revilla and PLEB members SB Coun. Venus De Castro, Ms. Teresita Lopez and Barangay Chairman Rogelio Nolasco awarded the certificates of recogn tion to the honorees. (BPIO)

MAYOR SBR MEETS MAYNILAD OFFICIALS ON PIPELAYING PROJECT IN BACOOR

Last January 7, 2011, Mayor Strike B. Revilla met with Maynilad Officials headed by its President Victorico Vargas, as well as DPWH Region 4A officer Engr. Rey Arboleda regarding the installation of new pipeline along E. Aguinaldo Highway, from Longos to Bacoor and Imus Section. The Maynilad project is scheduled from January 18 to July 11, 2011. Traffic advisory routes were discussed during the meeting. Motorists coming from Manila going to Cavite are advised to take the following routes : 1. General Evangelista ---Salinas Road 2. Daang-bukid ---Habay---Salinas Road 3. Imus---Binakayan Road---Patindig Araw. On the other hand, motorists coming from Cavite going to Manila are advised to take any of the following routes : 1. Imus ---Molino Boulevard 2. Imus---Molino Road 3. Daanghari--- Molino Blvd. The Maynilad project will enhance the water supply system in Bacoor, one of the rapidly growing municilpalities in Cavite. (BPIO)

BACOOR GOING GREEN

As staunch advocates of a "Clean and Green" Bacoor, Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla, Mayor Strike B. Revilla and SB Councilors planted last January 11, 2011 about 200 pcs. of fire trees along Daanghari Road (Barangay Molino IV) junction en route Alabang. More than sixty (60) MENRO eco-aides led by MENRO Head, Ms. Vicenta Lazaro, and Boy Scouts coming from Bayanan Elementary School rendered support and participated in this noteworthy undertaking. The tree-planting activity shows the involvement of the Local government as it has been known to be pro-active in programs for environmental protection and improvement. Green Technology has arrived in Bacoor through the whole-hearted support of Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla as ensrhined in her “Bacoor Going Green” programs. Moreover, Mayor Strike has a long-term plan of planting a million trees in Bacoor, in the hope of making Bacoor, the greenest and cleanest in the country in thecoming years. (BPIO)

CAVITE MAYORS’ LEAGUE: 5TH REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

In its 5th regular monthly meeting on January 5, 2011 held at Orchard Golf and Country Club, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Mayor Strike B. Revilla, CML President , is shown delivering the opening remarks welcoming the CML members. The event was hosted by Mayor Leonisa Joanna Virata of GMA and Mayor Dahlia A. Loyola of Carmona who also was honored by CML mayors on the occasion of her natal day. (BPIO)

NCSO PROVINCIAL OFFICER ATTENDS FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY

On January 10, 2011, Provincial Statistics Officer Mrs. Lucia Iraida A. Soneja graced the Local Civil Registry-hosted flag raising ceremony as Guest Speaker. Ms. Ma. Theresa Cameros, LCR Head, Councilor Jainy San Miguel, Engr. Redel John Dionisio, Municipal Administrator and SB Councilor Atty Venus De Castro joined Mrs. Lucia Soneja in the flag raising event. The weekly flag-raising ceremony of the municipality has been traditionally held since Mayor Strike B. Revilla started his term in 2007. (BPIO)


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