Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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National - Capital Region ● I - Ilocos ● II - Cagayan ● III - C. Luzon ● IV-A - Calabarzon ● IV-B - Mimaropa ● V - Bicol ● VI - W. Visayas ● VII - C. Visayas ● VIII - E. Visayas ● IX - Zamboanga ● X - N. Mindanao ● XI - Davao ● XII - Soccsksargen ● XIII - Caraga ● XIV - CAR ● XV - BARMM
Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.
- Minimize corruption and maximize prosperity with a Guarantee of One Senator per Region. They divided the Philippines into REGIONS, but kept SENATORIAL representation national with no accountability to any regions.. No wonder many regions remain poor. Petition for a regional senatorial election. All regions will have senatorial representation.
Barangays of Pontevedra in the Negros Occidental Province within Region 6 (Western Visayas) in the Republic of The Philippines
Antipolo • Barangay I • Barangay II • Barangay III • Buenavista Gibong • Buenavista Rizal • Burgos • Cambarus • Canroma • Don Salvador Benedicto • General Malvar • Gomez • M. H. Del Pilar • Mabini • Miranda • Pandan • Recreo • San Isidro • San Juan • Zamora
The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
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List of Municipalities in the Negros Occidental Province within Western Visayas Region VI in the Republic of The Philippines
Binalbagan || Calatrava || Candoni || Cauayan || Enrique B. Magalona || Hinigaran || Hinoba-An || Ilog || Isabela || La Castellana || Manapla || Moises Padilla || Murcia || Pontevedra || Pulupandan || Salvador Benedicto || San Enrique || Toboso || Valladolid
Cities in the province of Negros Occidental: Bacolod City (Capital) || Bago City || Cadiz City || Escalante City || Himamaylan City || Kabankalan City || La Carlota City || Sagay City || San Carlos City || Silay City || Sipalay City || Talisay City || Victorias City
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Pontevedra within Negros Occidental
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Pontevedra (Marayo) Municipality Hall
- Pontevedra has a total of 20 barangays
- Registered Voters of Pontevedra as of (2010) = 29,667
- Pontevedra is in the 4th Voting District of Negros Occidental
- Population of Pontevedra (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 46,768
- Land Area of Pontevedra (as of 2007, in hectares) = 11,250
- Pontevedra is a 3rd class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Pontevedra is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.
Geography of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Geography of Pontevedra
Location of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
- Pontevedra is in the Province of Negros Occidental
- Negros Occidental is in the Island of negros and within Region VI.
- The Island of negros is in Western Visayas.
History of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
The beginning of Pontevedra
People of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
- Population of PONTEVEDRA, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL as of 2020 census: 54,502
- Population of Pontevedra (as of 2015 census) = 51,866
- Population of Pontevedra (as of May 1, 2010 census) = 47,945
Local Government Unit LGU of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected Officials of Pontevedra for the term of 2019-2022
- Municipal Mayor: Jose Maria Alvarez Alonso
- Municipal Vice-Mayor: Jimmy Correjado Gavan
- Councilors of Pontevedra:
- Chingbe Aragon Gilbor
- Rodolfo Eresmas Catague
- Arnold Barredo Lamela
- Aurelio Soliguen Garita
- Raymund Araneta Gurrea
- Larry Lacbanes Cuson
- Edgar Malibong Tomas
- Elmo Velez Gavituya
- Elected Officials of Pontevedra for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Pontevedra: Jose Benito A. Alonso
- Vice-Mayor of Pontevedra: Jimmy C. Gavan -- Unopposed
- Councilors of Pontevedra:
- Rodolfo E. Catague, Jr.
- Chingbe A. Gilbor
- Aurelio S. Garita, II
- Raymund A. Gurrea
- Arnold B. Lamela
- Edgar M. Tomas
- Larry L. Cuson
- Jose Marie T. Suanico
- Elected Officials of Pontevedra for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Pontevedra: ALONSO, JOSE MARIA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE
- Vice-Mayor of Pontevedra: PARROCO, LARRY (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
- Councilors of Pontevedra:
- MATTI, BING (UNEGA) UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE 11139 7.93%
- GAVAN, JIMMY (UNEGA) UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE 10454 7.44%
- SUANICO, JOSE MARIE (UNEGA) UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE 10109 7.19%
- CUSON, LARRY INDEPENDENT 9625 6.85%
- TOMAS, EDGAR INDEPENDENT 9248 6.58%
- LAMELA, ARNOLD (UNEGA) UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE 9205 6.55%
- ESPINOSA, NORMAN (UNEGA) UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE 9125 6.49%
- GAVITUYA, ELMO INDEPENDENT 8182 5.82%
- Elected Officials of Pontevedra for the term of 2007-2010
- Mayor of Pontevedra
- Vice-Mayor of Pontevedra
- Councilors of Pontevedra:
Businesses in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
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- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate for Sale in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Pontevedra can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Your Story about Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.
The oldest man or woman in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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