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 [...]

Celebrating the Life of A Leader Who Inspire Leaders

Celebrating the Life of A Leader Who Inspire Leaders

Governor Alfredo Galicia Maranon, Jr. was born in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on December 21, 1935. Today, he is one of the most distinguished, respected and recognized leaders of Negros Occidental. I worked with the good governor some 8 years ago and saw for myself why he is so. Last week, on my birthday - [...]

SEARCH FOR 2019 PHILIPPINES OUTSTANDING WOMEN IS ON

SEARCH FOR 2019 PHILIPPINES OUTSTANDING WOMEN IS ON

The search for The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) award is now underway. Presented by TOWNS Foundation, the award is given to outstanding Filipino women ages 21 to 50 years old who have contributed positively to strengthening national capability and shaping the nation’s future. Since 1974, TOWNS has recognized 165 women from various walks [...]