Standing For Justice

My First Privilege Speech delivered before the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod on October 21, 2004 To my esteemed colleagues, the Honorable Members of the Sanggunian Panlungsod, other fellow workers in government, my fellow women lawyers and advocates for women and children’s rights, friends – good afternoon. I rise today for the first time ever to [...]

Speaking as Councilor and Counsel For The Earth

The Earth Day Network of Bacolod and Negros Occidental Logo Privilege Speech Delivered by Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue on April 23, 2008 before the Regular Session of Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod At the outset – I want to state that I am delivering this privilege speech on the occasion of the on-going celebration of International Earth [...]

HOW DO WE EMPOWER CITIES TO BECOME DIGITAL CITIES?

Inspirational Message of Senator Sonny Angara DIGITAL CITIES PH AWARDS:  Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs Friday, October 12, 2018| Jose Rizal Hall, PICC, Pasay City WHILE WE CONTINUE TEACHING STUDENTS GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES USING MAPS THAT DIVIDE HUMANITY INTO COUNTRIES, THE WORLD TODAY SHOULD BE SEEN AS A COMPLEX WEB OF CONNECTIONS.  AND IN [...]

An Open Letter to My Fellow Bacolodnons

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 [...]

FULL TEXT OF THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE

FULL TEXT OF THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE

[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City | 23 July 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and the members of the Senate; House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the members of the House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo; [...]