Kiko gives to Gawad Kalinga
Sen. Francis Pangilinan released P500,000 from his Priority Development Assistance Fund for the Msgr. John Liu and Msgr. John Su Handumanan Sang Huaming GK Village, through the office of Brgy. Handumanan in Bacolod City.
William Chua of Batch ’81 of St. John’s Institute, and Msgr. John LIU-Msgr. John Su-Handumanan Sang Huaming GK Village chairperson, thanked the senator for his assistance, a press release from SJI alumni said.
The office of Pangilinan has been consistently supporting the cause of the housing project Gawad Kalinga, the press release said.
Pangilinan is the leading donor to Gawad Kalinga among government entities, with more than P40 million of Priority Development Assistance Fund going to this cause, it also said.
It added that Pangilinan believes in Gawad Kalinga as it not only builds physical shelter structures for the poor, but enjoins beneficiaries to personally work on building their houses so that there is a sense of ownership and dignity in every home it creates.*
Reunion set at UNO-R
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will be awarded as Most Outstanding Alumni in the field of Public Service Category at the ONI, UNO, UNO-R 65th General Assembly and Alumni Homecoming on September 24, at the Garden Royale Hall, Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City.
Marañon is a member of ONI-HS Class 1953. Other awardees are Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office, UNO-R HS Class 1975, for Police Service, and Retired Commodore Robert Noblefranca, UNO-R HS 1971, a Ruby Jubilarian, will be awarded for Military Service.
Also to be awarded are Ma. Aleta Nunez – UNO-R HS 1991, Environmental Conservation and Protection, Dr. Almond Derla, UNO-R Medical Technology 1989, Medicine (Cosmetics and Dermatology), Ma. Leonor Validor, BSCE 1982, MBA 1995 Government Service, and Lourdes Lipa, UNO HS 1961 for fashion design.
This year’s homecoming on the theme “Klasmeytko, PalanggaKo,” will be hosted by Silver Jubilarians UNO-R High School Class 1986 and Ruby Jubilarians UNO-R HS 1971.
The activities will start with a thanksgiving mass at the University Oratory at 7 a.m., followed by a guided university tour and a motorcade around the main city streets. The program proper at Garden Royale Hall will be attended by ONI, UNO, UNO-R graduates from 1946 to the present, as well as the UNO-R OAR Administration and the Blue and Gold Alumni Association Officers. There will be musical numbers and door prizes, tribute to the class host and turnover ceremony. Class 86 will also have a Batch Welcome dinner at Bob’s Restaurant on the 23rd and a family outing at Las Villas Clubhouse, Hervias on the 25th.
Those who wish for more details may call the Blue and Gold Alumni Office at 4332449 local 147.*
Night at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City will present the special screenings of "Kinatay" and "Serbis" by Cannes Film Festival 2009 Best Director Brillante Mendoza on October 13 and 14, a press release from the museum said.
"Kinatay" won for Mendoza the Best Director in the Cannes Film Festival. It will be seen October 13, 6 p.m. at the Museum Gallery.
The other film of Mendoza to be screened at the Negros Museum on October 14, at 4 p.m. is "Serbis", 2008 entry to the Cannes Film Festival.
Mendoza will join the October MassKara festivities in Bacolod City. He would like to meet with other artists, students and interested individuals to talk about films and art at the Negros Museum, the press release said.
Tickets are available at P100 at the Negros Museum and can be reserved online through Facebook: email@example.com. For more information, those interested may call 034-7085080, 4319451, or 09154472885, the press release added.*