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The Journey Towards Change Starts Within

A Post-Election Reflection of Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue When I decided to run for office last October 7, 2018, I already knew that decision will be another life-changer for me. It was a decision I need to make because I believed in the vision of creating positive change for Bacolod. I already knew it will be […]

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OneBacolod Vision: The CHANGE Bacolod Needs

OneBacolod Vision: A Stronger, Smarter and Inclusive City of the Future where every Bacolodnon is a partner towards creating clear, relevant and effective solutions to directly address the challenges of modern times OneBacolod Mission: To ensure that every Bacolodnon is a partner towards creating clear, relevant and effective solutions to directly address the challenges of […]

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Pagbag-o: The Journey to OneBacolod

Speech at the Opening Salvo of OneBacolod last April 1, 2019 By Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue, Mayoralty Candidate of Bacolod City It is not a question of what Bacolod is today but what Bacolod could become in the future. For what Bacolod is today is not the work of one but of each one of […]

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Believing in The Mission

Many times, all I needed was a single reason to continue the journey in the midst of a million reason to give up. I am always faced with a situation where the odds was a hundred to one. The most important factor is to find a truly important mission. Facing insurmountable odds has become a commonplace […]

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ONE Bacolod: A New Brand of Leadership (Part 1)

Today November 30, I share to the world the collective vision of a city that aspires for change. I chose the call “ONE Bacolod” to symbolize that we have one city, and we all share one dream for our city – to make it the city we can all be truly proud of.  I have […]

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An Open Letter to My Fellow Bacolodnons

My running for mayor this May 2019 elections will probably  come as a suprise to most of you. Even my closest circle of friends were not aware of my sudden decision to return to the political scene of Bacolod again. But I have carefully and prayerfully considered all probable consequences amd challenges between coming forward […]

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Who is Jocelle Batapa – Sigue?

CURRICULUM VITAE OF ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE ADVANCED LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE Cross-Functional and Cross-Industry and Sectoral Experience Highly qualified executive leader and manager with over 26 years of experience in leading teams, companies, institutions and large organizations with proven ability to achieve targets and deliverables according to the mission and strategies of these entities. Possesses […]

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The Bill of Rights: The Heart of the Nation

If Section 2 or the Declaration of Principles and State Policies is the Soul of a Nation – I consider Article 3 or the Bill of Rights – the heart of a nation. It is the part of the constitution which protect every citizen from the abuses of external parties including the government. It is […]

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The Federalist of Mindanao: 83 Years Ahead of His Time

It does not take a multitude of men to foresee the future and to know what is right. It only takes one.

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Bacolod @ 80: Building Intelligent Data Towards An Intelligent City

Intelligent cities are founded on intelligent data. And definitely so is a nation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 goes beyond automation, which already occurred in the Third Industrial Revolution. But much ado is given to automation when the real spirit of this era is data. Data are fed to machines to make them […]