The Operation Tulong Task Force of dyEZ Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod and the Provincial Health Office of Negros Occidental will hold a voluntary blood-letting drive for indigent patients starting 10 a.m. today, at the third floor of Lopue’s East, Bacolod City, a dyEZ press release said.
“This is a pre-Valentine’s Day activity of the task force, an expression of concern for people who are oftentimes having problems in getting blood during emergencies,” Task Force chairperson Cely Carman-Trio said in the press release.
Aside from members of the uniformed services and other non-government organizations who have signified their support for the activity, the Task Force also welcomes walk-in donors.
Those who want to donate can go to the activity area located beside the Children’s Fun Place, the press release said.
The blood-letting is the second weekend activity of the Operation Tulong Task Force this month.
Last week, more than 600 patients availed of free medical and dental services in the southern Negros town of Cauayan where OTTF held a medical and dental mission in cooperation with the Provincial Health Office, the Cauayan Municipal Health Office, Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, Mayor John Rey Tabujara and the Philippine Army, the press release said.*
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Arts Festival starts Sunday
The Negros Occidental government, in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, will lead in the Philippine International Arts Festival Visayas launching, tomorrow at the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon.
The first part of the activity is the opening of the Artists’ Village through a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. where tents of the different art elements such as visual art, dance, music, cinema, theatre, among others, will be showcased, a Capitol press release said.
The official launching of PIAF will start at 6 p.m. at the Provincial Capitol steps where the seven elements of arts will be presented.
A concert at the park dubbed as “Celebration of Life through Arts” will follow at 7:30 p.m. to be highlighted by the performance of chorale groups from the different schools in Bacolod City.
Top officials of NCCA as well as the provincial government officials are expected to attend the activity.*
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The Art Association of Bacolod, in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Syano Artlink, will present, "Pitik Mingaw," a Valentine group art exhibition that will open 6 p.m. Monday at the DFA Building (across Lopue’s East), Circumferential Road, Bacolod City.
"Pitik Mingaw," is a Visayan term pertaining to matters of the heart, such as unrequited love or a love that cannot be. Artworks by various artists from Negros and Iloilo provinces will showcase their artworks relevant to the show's theme, a press release from the group said.
This is another milestone for the AAB considering that up-and-coming artists from Iloilo who are now accepted as honorary members will also be joining the show, the press release added.
The show will run for one month. For inquiries and reservations, those interested may call 09091444125.*
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raffle draw winners
Skycable yesterday announced the winners of its recent The Great Switch Adventure raffle held nationwide.
Winners of the portable DVD players are Lady Liza Placido of Espinos Village and Victorio Perez of Eroreco, both in Bacolod City, a Skycable press release said.
Skycable jackets went to Consuelo Banas, Marites Mosende, Tracy Ross Flores, Lucia Villafranca and Ma. Serena Taledano.
Winners of SKYCable cool umbrellas are Robella Garde, Priscilla Perez, Linus Abaquin, Milagros Tan and Leah Dizon.
Winners may claim their prizes from Skycable anytime during office hours from Monday to Friday, it said.*
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