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CAS activities set Feb. 22

The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos will hold several activities in celebration of its 63rd Founding Year on February 22, its press release said yesterday.

Maphilindo Polvora, president of the CAS Alumni Organization, said a thanksgiving mass will be held at the St. Nicholas Oratory in the morning, followed by a motorcade.

A medical mission will also be held to provide free medical services to 100 indigent residents of CAS adopted communities.

A recognition ceremony will be held in the evening to honor exemplary alumni who have lived the college’s ideals in various fields. Class ’84-’85 will host a dinner with raffle draw.

Polvora said all UNO-R CAS alumni are enjoined to be part of the upcoming fellowship to rekindle the past, and to strengthen bonds of friendship and camaraderie.

Those who want to be part of the event may contact the CAS Office at 433-2449 local 158/131, or 434-9026, the press release added.*

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Pag-IBIG mass weddings up

A total of 300 couples will tie the knot at a free mass wedding sponsored by the Pag-IBIG Home Development Mutual Fund in Victorias City and in Hinigaran town on Valentine’s Day.

Now on its third year, the mass wedding called “I do! I do! Araw ng Pag-ibig” has, so far, sponsored the weddings of 975 couples since it was first held in 2012.

Ronnie Abello, assistant manager for technical support of Pag-IBIG Fund Bacolod, said the agency has allotted P400,000 for the activity and they will shoulder the expenses for the decoration, bouquets and the rings.

Faith Poylan, who is in charge of the event, said the couples who will be wed on Valentine’s Day will be automatically enrolled with Pag-IBIG if they are not yet members, so they will qualify for the house and lot, and the livelihood showcase raffle.

Poylan said the winning couple in the livelihood showcase of P25,000 will choose what kind of livelihood they want. She said that last year, a couple from Bacolod City won in the Visayas area and they were able to buy a tricycle.

As to the house and lot, the winning couple will own a Pag-IBIG Fund appraised property nearest to their area, she added.

The mass wedding in Hinigaran will be held at the town’s covered court at 10 a.m., while the mass wedding in Victorias City will be conducted at the Alejandro Acuña Yap Arts and Cultural Center simultaneously.

Pag-IBIG Fund will sponsor the wedding of 1,000 couples in the country on Valentine’s Day this year.*APN

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Binalbagan
medical mission today

Medical and surgical missions starting in Barangay Santol, Binalbagan town today, have been scheduled by Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Alain Gatuslao.

The missions are a joint project of Gatuslao and Binalbagan Mayor Manuel Aranda with the support of Dr. Hazel Pagunsan of the Municipal Health Office, Santol Punong Barangay Nonoy Ogatis, volunteer doctors, surgeons, nurses, and midwives, a press release from Gatuslao’s office said.

Barangay Santol is one of two upland barangays of Binalbagan and is accessible only through Isabela. Gatuslao will also turnover medical supplies to Punong Barangay Ogatis for use in the Barangay Health Center, the press release said.

In line with World Cancer Day, the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan Wednesday also unanimously passed a resolution adopting the global strategy for the prevention, treatment, and care of cancer.

The resolution, drafted by Gatuslao, encourages all the local government units within the province to adopt and use the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health as a means to prevent cancer, the press release also said.*

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Fulbright scholarship
applicants sought

The Philippine-American Educational Foundation, also referred to as the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines, has announced the start of competition for next year’s 2015-2016 Fulbright graduate degree and non-degree offers.

Interested faculty and staff of Philippine universities and professionals from the private and government sectors must be Filipino citizens, English proficient, college degree holders with majors in field specialization and excellent undergraduate records, and of good health, a press release from the University of Saint La Salle said.

They must also be 40 and below at the time of application, have two years of professional work experience in their field of specialization, and must be prepared to return to the Philippines immediately upon completion of their study, the press release added.

Applications will be received by PAEF until March 24, 2014.

The fields of study covered by the program are divided into three categories: Study of the United States, Global Issues, and Open Grants, the press release said.

Those interested parties may contact Dr. Marie Therese Jochico, Education USA adviser at (34) 4330078 or 09228239452 or visit www.fulbright.org.ph, it said.*

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