Annual teachers gab held
The ABC Children’s Aid Philippines in Bacolod City held its 2nd annual ABC Teachers Conference on the theme “Connecting Better with Your Learners” that ended yesterday at the YMCA building, Burgos Street, Bacolod City.
The seminar was participated in by teachers and staff of ABC from Manapla, Bacolod, Tarlac and Quezon, a press release from the organizers said.
Speakers at the conference were Pastor Vicente Oriel, chairman of the board of the ABC Children’s Aid Philippines; Maxwell Ditta, development director of ABC Children’s Aid USA, and Asia; Wendell Dorsey, an educator from Orlando, Florida; Dr. Aime Mbakulirahi and Dr. Safary Wa-Mbaleka, a faculty member at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The program was coordinated by Judel Figueroa.
ABC Children’s Aid Philippines is an international organization that provides indigent children free Christian education, the press release added.*
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fund MOA inked
Peter Garrucho Jr. recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City represented by USLS president and Chancellor Br. Raymundo Suplido for the funding of an endowment fund that will benefit faculty members of USLS, a press release from the school said.
The endowment fund, known as the Romelias Dionela Garrucho Professorial chair, is in honor of Garrucho’s mother.
The agreement stipulated that the Romelias Garrucho Professorial Chair will benefit deserving faculty members engaged in continuing education, research and other related fields, the press release said.
The financial assistance and other support measures will be utilized for the Faculty Development Program of the university, specifically in the fields of education and social development.
USLS will be responsible for the management and administration of the endowment fund, the press release said.
Witnessing the MOA signing were Garraucho’s brother Butch, and university administrators, the press release added.*
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The Philippine Association of Local Government Accountants Inc. (PHALGA Inc.) is holding its 8th Annual National Conference at the Business Inn Hotel, Bacolod City, on the theme "PHALGA: Promoting Honest Accountability in Local Government Administration", a press release from the group said yesterday.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, welcomed the local accountants and other participants from different local government units during the Opening Plenary at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum.
Keynote speaker was Manuel Escalante, executive assistant to the governor, who spoke in behalf of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, the press release said.
Resource speakers from different national government agencies like the Commission on Audit, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Budget and Management, Government Service Insurance System and Ombudsman, were invited for the Technical Sessions of the conference, the press release said.
The officers of PHALGA Inc. are led by Vilma Calvo, municipal accountant of Manapla, Negros Occidental, who is the national PHALGA president and a host of the conference, the press release added.*
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Phil. Opera Company
at Panaad tomorrow
Members of the Philippine Opera Co. will perform in “Harana” at the Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod Cty, 6 p.m. tomorrow to cap the First Negros Food Fair.
A new addition to the Philippine Opera Company’s line-up of show packages is called “Harana,” that aims to showcase the evolution of Philippine music through song and movement, a press release from organizers said.
The word “Harana” is the Tagalog name of a traditional form of courtship in which a man woos a woman’s affection by singing underneath her window.
Each Harana suite is a product of thorough research with the commitment to preserve indigenous Philippine music and its appropriate dance and folklore, the press release said.
The Cordiller Suite features chants and dances in the Cordillera which continue to be an expression of community life that animates the various rituals and ceremonies; the Maria Clara Suite reflects European cultural ideas adapted and blended by Filipinos to meet the local conditions, and named in honor of the legendary Maria Clara, who remains a symbol of the virtues and nobility of the Filipina woman; the Rural Suite is the best known and closest to the Filipino heart composed of songs from the rural Christian lowlands;
The Muslim Suite features the Islamic lifestyle that markedly differs from the majority of the Philippine population. The chants and dances are characterized by vivid colors, rhythmic sounds and movements which reflect the influence of Arabian and Indo-Malaysian cultures; the Folk Songs illustrate the fiesta spirit and demonstrate a love of life; and the Contemporary Classics refer to the more recent compositions that have adopted ideas and elements from the Western influence, as well as the latest trends and musical styles in the local entertainment industry, the press release added.*
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