Speech evaluation held
Speech Pathologist from the University of the Philippines Fernando Ligot was invited by H.O.P.E. Volunteers Foundation Inc. to conduct a speech evaluation and therapy sessions for 16 children with repaired cleft palate at the H.O.P.E. Cleft Center in Bacolod City, recently.
The children aged 2 to 13 with their parents had one-on-one sessions with Ligot, a press release from organizers said.
The individualized sessions allowed Ligot to determine distinct speech difficulties of each child and to develop a speech therapy plan based on individual needs. A later session was a demonstration of speech therapy plan and techniques.
The children are recipients of the annual Operation Smile Surgical Missions organized by H.O.P.E. Volunteers Foundation and are currently enrolled in the Cleft Rehabilitation Program of the Foundation, the press release said.
The next speech evaluation will be in July. Interested parties may call the H.O.P.E. Cleft Center at tel. nos. 434-6362 / 434-6965, or visit the Center located at Room 302, Northpoint Building, B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City, the press release added.*
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DOST scholars named
The Department of Science and Technology in Negros Occidental named the 33 different high school graduates in the province who qualified for the Republic Act 7687 or the Science and Technology Scholarship Program.
Provincial director Francis Dara-ug of DOST said the scholarship is given to talented and deserving students whose socio-economic status do not exceed the cut-off indicators provided by law.
These students must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering and other applied sciences, and mathematics and science teachings, Dara-ug said.
He said students can study in the University of the Philippines or any state colleges, universities or any tertiary institutions identified by the Commission of Higher Education as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.
The scholarship qualifiers are Allen Jerry Aries, Lyra Arrabis, Noel Bernabe, Jr., Lindsay Biantan, Rollen Jay Bloron, Hannah Febe Dajay, John Jevi dela Cruz, Rizza Eve Dumaguete, Myrtle James Andrew Egang, Joefer Galve, Jovito Jabonete, Jr., Lianne Bea Jaca, Leshi Kojima, Adrian Leonardia, Nataniel Magsino;
Louis Jhay Kimverly Palmes, Love Joy Piagola, Rowena Regalia, Rainier King, Charity Sorbito, Lewill John Tagapan, Vincent Jan Ten, Eden Jane Tico, Jerp Rose Tigley, Christine Torrepenida, Jane Valera, John Larri Velarde, Carlos Auxtero III, Sean Clerry Bas, Romaine Gabriel Getalada, Karlqouie Losanes, and Jean Albert Palomar.* LTG
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Fraternity confab slated
The Alpha Sigma Phi Philippines Inc. will hold its National Leadership Conference at Sweet City Captel in Bacolod City from April 30 to May 2.
It will be attended by delegates from 60 undergraduate chapters and hundreds of alumni representing the different alumni associations in the Philippines, Dubai, Qatar, Riyadh, Medina, Dammam, Malaysia and U.S.A.
The theme for the said conference is ” Alpha Sigma Phi for social excellence to positively impact the world,” a press release from the group said.
ASP was founded on Dec. 6, 1845 at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut and Sept. 29, 1959 in Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon on the principle of Service, Leadership and Loyalty and to uphold the virtues on Charity, Honesty, Honor, Patriotism and Brotherly love. Its motto is To Better the Man, the press release added.*
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Public hearing held
on arnis law status
The Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture jointly with the Senate Committee on Games, Amusement and Sports conducted a public hearing on the status of the implementation of Republic Act No. 9850 or the Arnis Law, and its implementing Rules and Regulations, at the Tañada Room, of the Senate, recently.
Among those present were Sens. Gregorio Honasan II and Juan Miguel Zubiri, a press release from Mike Vasquez, grandmaster of Tapado, said.
Present at the meeting were chairman Ricardo Garcia of the Philippine Sports Commission, Ricardo Sarte – president of the NARAPHIL, Master Hadji Tejada of the Department of Education – external affairs, Grandmaster Efren Apresto – founder of FAMAFF;
Grandmaster Francisco Aycocho – founder of Aycocho Martial Arts, Grandmaster Henry Burbano from Negros, Grandmaster Paulo Motita II – chairman of IMAFP Sports Arnis, Grandmaster Rene Tongson of Philippine Classical Arnis of Negros;
Grandmaster Mike Vasquez of Tapado, Grandmaster Samuel Dulay of International Modern Arnis Federation, Grandmaster Jeremias Dela Cruz of Philippines Council Arnis – Arnis Cruzada Philippines, Deputy Grandmaster Patty Caballero of Lightning Scientific Arnis International;
Master Nico Palma – secretary general of Lightning Scientific Arnis International, Salvador Demaisip – president of International Modern Arnis Federation, Grandmaster Rodel Dagooc of Arnis Association International Inc.;
Grandmaster Jun Matagay – 10th Degree Redbelt Founder of Arku-Tai-Pa International, Master Ryan Gialogo of Kali Arnis Martial Arts Organization, and other arnisadors/escrimadors from the provinces, the press release said.
Discussed, among others, were the election of new officers of the National Sports Association in Arnis in the Philippines, creation of the proposed Unified National Organization of Arnis, and the establishment of a National Institute of Arnis, the press release added.*
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