Murcia winners named
in Brainsbee competition
Barangay Minoyan’s Allen Carl Constantino, 12, a Grade 6 pupil at Minoyan Elementary School is Murcia town’s finals champion, a press release from the office of Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ, 3rd District) said.
Makilan, a junior high school student of Murcia National High School is the town’s top contender for math and science, it added.
The town-wide finals for Brainsbee Ni Albee Sa District 3 in the Murcia was held Saturday at the town gym for almost five hours with 46 contestants representing Murcia’s 23 barangays.
Benitez and Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano welcomed contestants, their families and supporters and cited the support of all the barangays and technical assistance of the Department of Education and participating schools.
Benitez assured residents of Murcia of his support for the development of education opportunities that are among his advocacies as head of the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, the press release said.
Constantino and Makilan will represent Murcia in the district-wide finals on April 30 to be held at the Victorias Coliseum and a cash prize of P 15,000 each.
Their respective coaches, Constatino’s mother, Selina and for Makilan, Reymund Seva, were awarded P 5,000 each. Both their schools and barangays received a portable wireless amplifier.
James Bernalde is barangay captain for Minoyan, Helen Clavecillas of Zone 2 and Murcia National High School principal is Josette Terora while Olegaria Gasilago is principal of Minoyan Elementary School, the press release said.*
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Sculpture exhibit set
A sculpture exhibit by Susanito Sarnate of La Carlota City called “Simple Pleasures” opened at the Italia Restaurant in Bacolod City Saturday and will run for a month.
Sarnate is considered as an expert in making terracotta sculptures, a press release from exhibit organizers said.
At the age of six Sarnate was already forming structures and figures out of clay, it said.
In "Simple Pleasures", Sarnate shares his ideals in life, his work relays in intricate detail, ordinary activities of rural living, the press release added.*
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PSME set for seminar
The Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers – Negros Occidental Chapter, as part of its 41st Anniversary, will conduct a technical seminar on “Thermoplastic Application for Safety Engineering” at Business Inn in Bacolod City 5 p.m. Friday.
Speakers and experts will tackle thermoplastic road markings, floor coatings, concrete stamping and waste water/potable water treatment, a PSME-NOC press release said.
Registration fee will be P200 per participant inclusive of snacks, hand-outs and certificate of attendance.
Seminar and continuing professional education chairman, Engineer Emelio Villare, and chapter president engineer Rodney Nabalona, are inviting mechanical engineers and others to attend the seminar, the press release said.
Meanwhile, PSME-Negros Occidental Chapter will host the its mid-year annual national convention on May 20 to 21 at the Bacolod Pavillon Resort and Hotel. Those interested may contact the PSME-NOC Office at tel. nos. (034) 433-0668, the press release said.*
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JCI Senate induction set
The JCI Senate of the Philippines-Bacolod will hold its induction of officers at the L’Fisher Hotel 7 p.m. today.
JCI Senate Philippines national president Nelson Tan will induct the new officers and will also be the guest speaker, a JCI press release said.
The JCI Senate Philippines Bacolod is composed of outstanding Jaycees who were bestowed the JCI Senatorship, the highest and most coveted “life membership” award of recognition given by Junior Chamber International”, it said.
To be inducted are JCI senators Albert R.T. Lim Jr. - president, Haris Nandwani - vice president, Antonio Coscolluela – secretary, Jorge Lim - assistant secretary, Francis Gamboa – treasurer, Benjamin Ortega – auditor, Rafael Golez – public relations officer, Eduardo Villanuea - ex officio and directors Roque Lacson, Gardenia de Erit, and Antonio Orozco Jr.*
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