Winners in poster, photo tilts
of Baciwa announced
Mark Joseph Amador of Mansilingan National High School topped the poster-making contest of the Bacolod City Water District, while John Marco Vincent Bason of Mandalagan NHS, and Ramir Aliosa Jr. of the Paglaum Village NHS, placed second and third, respectively, a press release from the public utility said.
The three received cash prizes of P4,000, P3,000, and P2,000, respectively, while participating schools received a DVD on “Water Stories: Film for Progress”, the press release added.
Meanwhile, Norman Gemora won first place for his entry “Fallen”; Dakila Espina, second, for “Patubas”; and Cassandra Remedios Lorenzo, third, in Baciwa’s photo contest for amateur lensmen. They received P4,000, P2,000, and P2,000, respectively.
The activities were part of the International World Water Day that is observed every March 22, the press release said.
It added that 23 students from public and private schools participated in the poster-making contest held at Robinsons Place, while 29 amateur photographers joined the photo exhibit at the Baciwa office.
This year’s celebration was focused on “Water and Food Security”, which means emphasizing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, Juliana Carbon, Baciwa general manager, said in the press release.*
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Senior citizens given free eyeglasses
More than a hundred residents, mostly senior citizens, received free reading glasses, in an eyeglass distribution and feeding program, initiated by Councilor Em Ang, in puroks Tuburan and Santol, Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City recently, a press release from her office said.
The program was part of the month-long activities of the Bacolod City Gender and Development Council, chaired by Ang, in observance of Women’s Month, the press release said.
The GAD Council also sponsored a barangay clean-up, food-for-work activity in Barangay 8 that was aimed at teaching residents the proper waste segregation, creating awareness on environmental protection, and encouraging them to start working towards a greener environment.
Residents collected plastics and non-biodegradable waste in their premises, and exchanged these for food packs. A hundred residents participated in the activity with more than 100 sacks of plastic bags collected, the press release added.*
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