Bike for a cause
held in Ilog
The Ilog police station, in cooperation with the Southern United Bikers Club of Negros, held a “Bike for a Cause Feeding Program” in Barangay Tabu, Ilog, Negros Occidental, a press release from the station said.
The activity that is part of the celebration of Children’s Month was spearheaded by Ilog police station headed by Senior Insp. Joshua Villasis. About 15 bikers from Ilog and Cauayan towns, and Kabankalan City, who are members of the SUBCON headed by Joseph Anthony Jareño participated.
A program was held at the barangay plaza, followed by a feeding program for 108 day care children with their parents. Later, personnel of Ilog police station and members of SUBCON held a boodle fight.
Among the sponsors of the activity were Mayor John Paul Alvarez and Joyce Alvarez, Arn Gauma, Kabankalon UK and Ireland, Tabu Barangay Council, and SUBCON, the press release added.*
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induct new officers
The Bacolod City Sampaguita Lions Club of Lions Clubs International District 301-B1 held its 17th Charter Anniversary and Induction of Officers and New Members for 2011 – 2012 at the Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City Sunday, with Lions District governor Antonio Uy as guest speaker and inducting officer, a press release from the club said.
Inducted into office were Teresita Yusay - president, Myrna Servando - immediate past president and membership director, Judy Cabansag - 1st vice president, Mitzi Mijares - 2nd vice president, Emilia Gonzales - 3rd vice president, Ma. Teresa Villagracia - secretary, Ma. Pastora Conde - assistant secretary, Ma. Grace Reyes - treasurer, Ofelia Verano – assistant treasurer, Ma. Fe Jarder - Lion Tamer, Remely Cortes - Lion Twister, Prima Pefianco - auditor, Perla Leonardia - PIO, and Directors Teresita Gensoli, Vilma Laurente, Laniebelle Javelosa, Gilda Puey, and Carmen Puentebella, a press release from the club said.
The new members were presented by Prima Pefianco, charged by first vice district governor Faustino Yuson III and sworn in by past Lions district governor Pompeyo Querubin.
They are Milagros Abiera, Cristina Antonio, Teresita Falsis, Marisol Gamban, Glenda Hammond, Josephine Hilado, Sharon Jornadal, Lourdes Teresa Luzuriaga, Cristina Magbojos, Rebecca Samonte, Gloria Tinio, Salvacion Torrefiel, Ligaya Villafuerte, and Irene Ylanan, the press release said.
A grand palabas was presented by the Sampaguita Lions and a special number was rendered by the Pilipinas Got Talent Finalists. The welcome address was given by Teresita Gensoli, the guests were introduced by Laniebelle Javelosa, Ma. Rosario Sola introduced the guest speaker, and Vilma Laurente delivered the closing remarks.
Charie May Ginete, Lion was emcee. The dance was opened with a waltz by the past president, Myrna Servando, Ma. Rosario Sola, Teresita Gensoli, Vilma Laurente, Perla Leonardia, Laniebelle Javelosa, and Prima Pefianco, headed by president Teresita Yusay.
The Charter president of the club is Lydia Tison, the press release added.*
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PRRM marks 25th year
The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros, a local affiliate of one of the oldest primary non-government organizations in the country, and a staunch advocate of sustainable rural development, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this month until December 2011, a PRRM press release said.
PRRM president Isagani Serrano and members of its National Office will be in Negros Occidental today until Oct. 17 to visit its project areas and will pay courtesy calls on Gov. Alfredo Maranon, and other local chief executives.
PRRM-Negros will also host a forum on development and governance on the morning of Oct. 14 to kick off its anniversary celebration, the press release said.
The group had initiated community organizing and mobilized various sectors including landless workers, poor upland farmers, marginal fishers, rural women, youth and professionals thru a package of programs and services including community development, policy advocacy, popular education, basic social services and primary health care, local infrastructures, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, social enterprise and rural finance initiatives, renewable energy, and other development projects.
PRRM-Negros acts as a network and coalition builder and serves as secretariat or co-convenor of regional and local civil society networks including the Western Visayas Network of Social Development NGOs, Negros Caucus of Development NGOs, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Negros Coalition for Social Change, Bacolod Citizens Alliance for Good Governance, Negros Environment Watch, Save Mt. Kanlaon Coalition, Negros CARP Reform Movement, and the Negros Organic Agriculture Movement, the press release added.*
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Murcia’s Got Talent to
highlight town fiesta
Five candidates, aged 16 to 21, comprise the first batch who underwent screening Sunday for this year’s Lin-ay sang Murcia Pageant, a highlight of the town’s 151st Founding Jubilee and 14th Tinabu-ay celebrations from November 30 to December 8, a press release from Murcia said.
Acting Murcia Tourism Officer, Estela Yu Barbo, said four Sundays – Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 – have been set to interview aspirants for the 2011 Lin-ay Search. The top winner will represent Murcia in the 2012 Lin-ay sang Negros Pageant. The coronation night is slated December 6.
More candidates are expected to show up on the second Sunday screening, Oct. 16, as the local government unit headed by Mayor Andrew Montelibano has sent invitations to colleges and universities in Bacolod City.
The early aspirants are Jaquelyn Conlu, Shallie Mar Derla, Mabelyn Arroz, Ricci Aresgado and Coradelle Marie Tiongco. Announcement of the final Lin-ay candidates will be on October 31, 2011.
For more inquiries, interested parties may contact the Murcia Tourism Office, or Barbo through mobile number 0999343828204 or telephone number 034 3452131.
Meanwhile, Murcia’s Got Talent’s first screening date yielded nine barangay talents, who performed at the town’s public plaza Saturday witnessed by Montelibano and municipal officials.
Leading the voice talents were 2011 NOPSSCEA vocal solo first runner-up Prudencio Vejerano of Barangay Salvacion, a high school freshman at La Consolacion College Murcia; Camille Ann Sumalinog, 7, from Barangay Lopez Jaena; Glenn Mark Hermosada of Zone V, Herbert Alberto, Zone I; Jeson Garilles and Charm Nichole Escubido, both of Hda. Binitin, and Joannie Bustillo.
Benjie Flaga did a floor exercise routine, while Hyperful Image showed their stunts and hip-hop moves.
The Top 15 grand finalists will be announced on November 13.
The 1st Murcia’s Got Talent search offers P15,000 to the grand prize winner. The second placer receives P10,000, and P5,000 for the third prize. Non-winning finalists will get P1,500 each.
Those interested in succeeding Sunday auditions may contact Secretariat Members Maicah Lyn Alvarez, Nesaleh Gaspalinao and Cory Pugna at Tel. Nos. 034 3452105 and 034 3452243.*
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