September 14, 2007


City Mayor Vicente B. Amante will be recognized as “Outstanding City Mayor in the Field of Social Welfare and Development” by the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. during its 11th National Social Welfare and Development Forum to be held at the Grand Men Seng Hotel in Davao City this coming Wednesday, September 26, 2007, according to Dr. Ernesto M. Montecillo, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer of Laguna, and incumbent National President of the association and convenor of the forum.

Noted by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral, the letter of Dr. Montecillo said the award is in recognition of the full support of the City Government of San Pablo to consistently implement the Social Welfare and Development Program in the city under his leadership. Viz: the city indigency assistance program that received more than P15-million budgetary appropriation during Calendar Year 2006, and P23-million for Calendar Year 2007. Programs under the Gender and Development Programs are also provided with enough funds, as well as the assistance to the Senior Citizens Association.

Besides the Calamity Fund, the City’s Social Welfare and Development Office received additional fund from other sources to further enhance their relief assistance to calamity victims.

It must be recalled, that since 1993, under the leadership of Mayor Vicente B. Amante, San Pablo City is being chosen as “Outstanding Local Government Unit (City Level)” a presidential award under a program being jointly implemented by the National Economic and Development Council, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, and the Department of Health that he was recognized as “hall of famer” by President Fidel V. Ramos, and was even considered by then Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani for nomination to the “Rafael Salas Awards” being annually granted by the United Nations Population Development Program. (Ben Taningco)

To represent San Pablo City at the Regional Population Quiz

Coached Enrico Ortega and Contestant Romy Robielos

Romulo O. Robielos II, a fourth year high school student at the Laguna College, and being coached by Economics and Filipino Teacher Enrico Ortega, emerged as champion in the 2007 Division Population Quiz held at the Rizal Hall of the San Pablo Central School, sponsored by the Division of San Pablo City, in coordination with the City Population Office. He will represent the Division of San Pablo City to the Regional Population Quiz to be held on Friday, October 5, 2007, at the Parang National High School to be hosted by the Division of Batangas City in Batangas City, through the coordination of the Secondary Education Division of the Department of Eduation-Region IV-A (CALABARZON). He is the youngest son of Romulo N. Robielos, and former Belencita Orrillaza of Barangay Mavenida, San Pablo City. (Ben Taningco)

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