ILOILO City – IfHouse Bill 3074 becomes a law, this city would have two congressionaldistricts. House Bill 3074has been referred to the House Committee on Local Government. One issue was thecity’s population – it did not meet the minimum required population of 250,000per district. “Having twocongressional districts is more advantageous to the city when it comes toprojects,” said Baronda yesterday. Jaro, La Paz andMandurriao would make up one congressional district while the other legislativedistrict would be composed of the City Proper, Molo, Arevalo and Lapuz. Baronda’sco-authors of House Bill 3074 are Iloilo 5th District’s Cong. Raul Tupas,Iloilo 2nd District’s Cong. Michael Gorriceta and Abang Lingkod party-list’sCong. Joseph Stephen Paduano./PN In the 15thCongress, Treñas’ redistricting bill was approved in the Lower House but failedto get the Senate’s nod. She also cited aSupreme Court decision stating that while “Section 5(3), Article VI of theConstitution requires a city to have a minimum population of 250,000 to beentitled to a representative, it does not have to increase its population byanother 250,000 to be entitled to an additional district.”Baronda pointed, too, the case of Marikina City which was granted twolegislative districts even though the city’s population was only 424,150. In the 16thCongress, it only hurdled third reading in the House. House Bill 3074also calls the reapportioning of the composition of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.It would have 16 members – eight would come from each of the two newlegislative districts. Baronda expressedconfidence that this time the redistricting bill would prosper in the 18thCongress. Filed by Cong.Julienne Baronda in the House of Representatives, the bill is an iteration ofprevious bills filed by her predecessor, now mayor Jerry Treñas, which failedto prosper in the 15th and 16th congresses. The 2015 censusshowed Iloilo City having a population of 447,992. Baronda said the populationwould have ballooned to 500,000 by this time.
Head coach of the Nigeria’s beach soccer team, nicknamed Super Sand Eagles, Coach Audu Adamu Ejor has announced his final squad of 10 players for the Copa Lagos 2014.Coach Ejor as popularly called, picked seven familiar faces and three debutantes for the 4th edition of the Beach soccer competition taking place from Friday December 12-14 at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos.On his drawn final squad, Ejor expressed satisfaction with the performance of the ten players selected in camp as believed they were capable of doing the country proud at the entertaining competition.The three-time title winning coach said his ambition to win the fourth consecutive berth is achievable as his side will delight to reward Nigerians with another Christmas gift.“I’m satisfied with the ten players – they know themselves and have good understanding of each others. They are excellent players and proved themselves in training. I’m confident with them, we can win our fourth title,” Ejor said.“Our ambition is to win again as we normally do every year to give Nigerians another xmas gift,” he said. Captain Olawale Isiaka of Dolphins topped the list of 10 that also featured record goals scorer Abu Azeez of Warri Wolves and Abia Warriors’ Okemmiri Ogbonnaya was among the prominent faces.Others listed are goalkeeper Abdul Isah of Kaduna United, 2011 top scorer Victor Tale of Confluence Beach Soccer team, Babatunde Badmus, Emmanuel Ohweferia – both of Owibeseb FC of Lagos.The new invitees who will seek their first ever international appearance for the Sand Eagles are Lobi Stars’ Musa Najare, goalkeeper Isah Danladi of Sharks, Atiku Sulamon Dayo Owibeseb FC of Lagos.Meanwhile, the Super Sand Eagles on Tuesday morning suffered their first defeat in a 7-6 loss to Enyimba Beach Soccer team that will be participating in the club category of the competition in a warm-up game.Nigeria will in their bid for a fourth straight berth face Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the three-day tournament.
Stephen Poloz sees signs of hope for his hometown of Oshawa after GM closes plant Poloz says Oshawa has grown despite the decline in auto manufacturing and current GM workers will be retrained Email ← Previous Next → Sponsored By: What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Bloomberg News Twitter Facebook Comment 0 Comments Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Josh Wingrove January 9, 20192:42 PM EST Filed under News Economy More Reddit Featured Stories advertisement Join the conversation → One of Oshawa’s most prominent sons is bullish on the small Canadian city’s chances of surviving the shutdown of its General Motors Co. plant.In 2016, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz was inducted into the walk of fame of his hometown, saying he grew up on the “front line of the real economy.” On Wednesday, however, he said sectors like automotive manufacturing don’t make up the same share of the national economy as they once did.Oshawa is all too aware. The U.S. auto giant announced in November that it intends to cease production at its iconic plant east of Toronto at the end of this year. Auto workers, who were shocked by the news, protested GM’s plan by staging sit-ins this week, and industry analysts have warned that other factories could follow.[related_llinks /]“Being from Oshawa, I regret that very much,” Poloz said at press conference in Ottawa after holding interest rates steady for a second straight time. “When I was young in Oshawa, there were 10 times as many people working there — 75 per cent of my high school class went to work in General Motors. It was a really important part of the town.”Auto manufacturing has since declined in the city and will eventually go to zero, the central banker said. “And yet Oshawa has grown and people live there and they all have jobs. So, this is what happens in economies, and that’s the thing you have to admire — that Schumpeter’s creative destruction thing is true.”Much of the Canadian economy is growing at capacity and struggling to find workers, Poloz said, despite the high-profile struggles of sectors like automotive manufacturing. Governments will offer retraining to affected workers, he said.“The economy will always have the stresses of some form of some things declining,” he said. “In the end, I’m confident that we’re going to be okay through all this, and that the key for folks, for example, in Oshawa is to focus on: How do we adjust?”While GM is shutting its Oshawa plant, it’s not leaving Canada entirely. The company announced in 2016 that it would hire more engineers in the country as part of a push into self-driving cars.Retraining, and finding new jobs for workers, “makes me feel optimistic that we’re going to manage these adjustments reasonably well.”–With assistance from Erik Hertzberg.Bloomberg.com Share this storyStephen Poloz sees signs of hope for his hometown of Oshawa after GM closes plant Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn