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Club gives wheelchair

A new wheelchair was given to Jojie Soronio by the Rotary Club of Bacolod North headed by Alexander Lee and Direct Relief International through Rick Zander, at L’ Fisher Hotel, in Bacolod City recently.

The recipient is a 9-year-old from Brgy. Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. He is suffering from a congenital disorder called clubfoot or congenital talipes equinovarus, a press release from the club said.

Despite his handicap, Soronio is an honor student and is very eager to go to school where he has to be carried by his father everyday.

With this wheelchair, the club hopes to give Soronio and his family, a chance to improve the quality of their lives, the press release added.*

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‘Hugyawan’ to feature
‘carnivals of the world’

Negrenses can look forward to a display of global street dancing as the Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete City prepares for its Hugyawan Festival on Dec. 3, a press release from the Philippine Information Agency said.

This year’s Hugyawan will feature the various carnivals of the world, and will show a spectacular parade of colorful costumes, festivities, humorous gimmicks and merrymaking in the streets of Dumaguete, the press release said.

Hugyawan, a Cebuano word taken from “hugyaw” or revelry, is the annual festival held to culminate the NORSU’s Founder’s Day celebration.

This year it will mark the 84th Founder’s Day of NORSU, with activities starting Nov. 28, the press release said.

Dr. Peter Dayot is the overall chair for this year’s Hugyawan celebration.

Fourteen contingents will dance on the streets during the Hugyawan. They are the Sakela Festival (Nepal) – College of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences; Carnivaldel Pueblo (London) – College of Business and Accountancy; Sinulog de Cebu (Philippines) – Siaton Campus;

MassKara (Philippines) – College of Maritime Education; Grand Cañao – Adivay Festival (Philippines) – College of Industrial Technology; GOA Carnival (India) – Mabinay Campus; El Callao Carnival (Venezuela) – College of Agriculture and Forestry; Carnival of Venice (Italy) – College of Education;  Carnival de Baranquilla (Colombia) – College of Engineering and Architecture; Cardinal de Nice (France) – Guihulngan Campus; 

Carnival de Oruro (Bolivia) – Bayawan-Sta. Catalina Campus;  Royaume enchate de la France / Varikai Festival (France) – Bais City Campuses 1 and 2; Carnival del Rio (Brazil) – College of Tourism and Hospitality Management;  and Caribbean Carnival (Trinidad and Tobago) – College of Arts and Sciences, the press release added.*

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Kiwanis International
to lead Alay Lakad

The Kiwanis International will spearhead this year’s Alay Lakad 2011 project on Dec. 11, 2011 that targets to raise P200,000 to assist the out-of-school youth of Bacolod City, former Bacolod Councilor and Alay Lakad Foundation president Wilson Gamboa Jr. said yesterday.

The primary objective of the annual walk is to raise public awareness on the plight of the Filipino Youth who cannot stay in school and have no chance of getting educated in the country, Gamboa said.

It also hopes to open up opportunities for the out-of-school youth to acquire vocational skills and to engage in productive livelihood projects.

The beneficiaries are sent to the Bacolod City College, Technical University of the Philippines, St. Ezekiel Resource Center and the Alternative Learning Center where they are enrolled in TESDA accredited courses.

The yearly walk will start at 6 a.m. from four converging points – the Capitol Lagoon, West Negros University, Bacolod City National High School, and the Goldenfields Commercial Complex and will end at the Bacolod City Public Plaza.

Thousands are expected to attend the activity from government agencies especially the city and provincial government officials, civic and social organizations, the business sector, barangays, schools and responsible individuals.

Gamboa said Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, the honorary chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Alay Lakad project, are also expected to attend the activity.

The four lead organizations involved in the Alay Lakad project are Kiwanis International, Jaycees Junior Chamber International, Rotary Club and Lions Club.

John Tupas is the vice president (external) of Alay Lakad Foundation and Jesse Palses is vice chairman for security and walk committee.

This year’s executive chairman is Aladino Agbones of the Kiwanis International.*CGS

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Spooky Nights presents ‘Kalaro’

Dramatic actors Claudine Barretto and Dennis Trillo seem to have enjoyed their previous stint in GMA-7’s “Spooky Nights” and tomorrow they return to the show for its next hardcore horror feature titled “Kalaro,” a press release from the network said.

With Munting Heredera child stars Mona Louise Rey and Migs Cuaderno, “Kalaro” presents a story about a father who wants to win the approval of his son after his marriage breaks up. Further complicating things between them are two ghosts wanting to take them to the after life by causing their death.

While his wife is on a vacation abroad, Chris (Dennis) finally has a chance to bond with his son, Clark (Migs). However, it seems that only Chris enjoys their current setup because the boy hates him and his new home – a unit on the sixth floor of a strange condominium.

Clark is bored because, aside from the fact that he is staying with his dad, there seems to be no other kids on the sixth floor. Thus, he gets excited and happy when he meets Ena (Mona), a girl who lives in the unit beside theirs. Instantly, the two kids become playmates, the press release said.

Meanwhile, Chris started experiencing weird things in his condo unit ever since he met Ena’s mother, Lara (Claudine). He has also been seeing horrifying visions – like Clark becoming a corpse and the water in the bathtub turns to blood.

Await this scary and heartbreaking story presented by Director Uro Q. Dela Cruz and Headwriter Senedy Que.

Catch “Spooky Nights Presents: Kalaro” tomorrow after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7, the press release added.*

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People & Events
‘Hugyawan’ to feature ‘carnivals of the world’
Kiwanis International to lead Alay Lakad
Spooky Nights presents ‘Kalaro’

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