Monday, 19th February 2018


March 24 - 30 (3)

By Edalyn Acta


ROXAS CITY—A business- man has led the resumption of symposia on illegal drugs at the Capiz National High School (CNHS) recently here.

Businessman Angel Celino, in cooperation with the PNP, the Roxas City government and the local media hosted an anti-illegal drug campaign at CNHS’s Carabao Court.

Angel, the father of Roxas City Mayor Alan Celino, is the former provincial chairman of Kilos Laya Laban sa Droga (Kill Droga) in Capiz launched several years ago.

Hundreds of students from said school attended the lectures on the ill-effects of illegal drugs and the penalties on users and dealers. Celino said he decided to resume hosting the illegal drugs symposium because of the rampant sale and use of illegal drugs to students.

Celino advised the students to avoid using the illegal drugs so they would have a better future.

A carwash boy-turned-millionaire, Celino said he is very concerned with the students who are always the victims of illegal drug pushers in schools. Supt. Julio Gustilo, Roxas City police chief, shared to participants on the drug situation in Roxas City. “We are about 70 percent affected by illegal drugs,” Gustilo said.


City Legal Officer Joseph Ador Ramos also lectured on the salient features of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, including the penalties and fines on those who possess and use prohibited drugs.

Dr. Lore Cahilog of the City Health Office also lectured on the ill effects of illegal drugs on the users.

Jemin Guillermo, head of the Philippine Information Agency Capiz, shared to students on what ordinary citizens can do to drug users. Further, local broadcasters Noel Valentino and Joel Capundan zoomed in on the role of the local media against illegal drugs.

Isagani Ballera, another local media practitioner, hosted the half-day symposium.

The group hosted the same symposium at the Cong. Ramon Arnaldo High School in Brgy. Banica on March 11; and at Culasi National High School in Brgy. Culasi on March 25.

ROXAS CITY—More than 100 inmates of the Roxas City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology were oriented on disaster preparedness.

Roxas City BJMP Information Officer Ernie Olendo disclosed that aside from the 130 inmates, personnel of the said facility led by OIC Warden John Vincent Ybiernas likewise joined the briefing.

The disaster preparedness orientation was conducted by the Philippine Information Agency-led Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers (CAGPIO) in cooperation with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Olendo stressed that with the said discussion, the inmates would be able to be equipped with appropriate knowledge and information on what to do especially in times of calamity such as fire, flood and earthquake.

“Disaster strikes anytime and anywhere and the jail here is not an exemption to it, the reason why we have requested that the advocacy will also be given to our inmates here,” he said.

For his part, CAGPIO President and Capiz PDRRM Officer Esperedion Pelaez said that part of the activities of the association under his leadership will focus more on conducting intensive orientation on disaster preparedness, to include fire and earthquake drills.

He said that through the conduct of barangay forum dubbed as “Hinun-anon sa Barangay,” which will also focus on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and other pressing issues and concerns in the area, the people’s needs for appropriate and reliable information will be addressed.

“We will bring the different government agencies to the grassroots through the Hinun-anon sa Barangay to update them of the programs, services and policies of the government,” Pelaez said. (J.B. Guillermo)

By Armando B. Agdon, CPA
Assistant to- the President
Solid Motorcycle Distributors, Inc.


ROXAS CITY—“Customer First, Customer Is King, Customer Is always Right.” These were the words of Mr. Pablo S. Chu, president of SOLID Motorcycle Distributors, Inc. (SMDI).

So on March 21–22, 2014, the SMDI Roxas once again put into action the words, when it celebrated its 7th Anniversary Celebration as Suzuki 3S Shop, Solid Roxas with a very healthy collaboration with Suzuki Philippines, who gave away free engine oils, free fi lters; and conducted free service tune-up to almost 300 Suzuki motorcycles in and around Roxas City.

Yes, Solid Roxas is still servicing at seven. Organized in 1996, it was only in March 2007 when Solid Roxas was accredited by Suzuki Phil., Inc. as a Suzuki 3S Shop, giving it exclusive dealership of Suzuki motorcycles in this area. SOLID Roxas is the Only Suzuki 3S Shop in Roxas City and in Panay Island.

For three consecutive years—in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Solid has been consistently cited BEST SUZUKI 3S SHOP NATIONWIDE.

Opening the occasion was the colourful motorcade of Suzuki Motorcycles, after which Ms. May Bermejo, sales manager of Solid Roxas, delivered the welcome address.

For his part, Mr. Yoshiaki Hyodo, representative from Suzuki Philippines service department, thanked all customers of Solid Roxas and vowed for “service beyond expectation” to all Suzuki customers.

No less than Mr. Hyodo himself performed the actual tune-up of Suzuki motorcycles, not only for one day but for the two-day affair.

Group Dance Contest also graced the event with Six Groups Joining the contest with Techno New Generation was the runaway Champion. Entertainments and Raffle Draw even made the event exciting as several items were given away including Motorcycle (Leo) Tires which were raffled to lucky winners by Ms. Lourdes Candido- Manager of Solid Merchandising.

Ms. May Bermejo was named Top Suzuki Seller in Branch Manager Category while Ms. Diane Escultero was awarded Top Suzuki Seller for the Receptionist Category.

Equally blessed was Mr. Jonifer Dela Cruz of President Roxas, Capiz who carted away a Top Suzuki Seller Award for Display Center Category.

Team Solid was headed by no other than its President Mr. Pablo S. Chu while Team Suzuki was headed by Mr. Yoshiaki Hyodo of the Suzuki Motorcycle Service Department.

Mr. Hyodo was assisted by Victor Nañasca, Robert Ulang, Randolf Mojado, Albert Locsin, Barz Alinsug, Dan Alfafara and nine Mechanics.

All these have only proven that only SOLID can give unparalleled lifetime, free service check-up and lifetime discount on spare parts.

Indeed, “Sa SOLID… makabarato ka.”