Waste mgmt compliant
Capitol offices awarded
Negros Occidental government offices that have complied with Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, were awarded by the Provincial Capitol Solid Waste Management Task Group, headed by Administrator Enrique Pinongan, at the Capitol Park and Lagoon in Bacolod City, recently.
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist that won first place received P12,000 in cash incentive, the General Services Office, second – P10,000, and the Provincial Engineer’s Office, third – P8,000, in category A, or offices with 50 employees and above, a press release from the Capitol said.
For category B with 31-50 employees, the awardees are the Provincial Treasurer’s Office, first; Provincial Administrator’s Office, second; and Provincial Planning and Development, third, and received P10,000, P8,000 and P5,000, respectively, the press release also said.
The Provincial Library won first place, Vice Governor’s Office, second; Mambukal Office, third; and the Negros Occidental Tourism Center, fourth, in the category C with 30 employees and below, and given certificates of recognition.
The Provincial Environment Management Office was over-all champion. The offices were evaluated by personnel of the departments of Environment and Natural Resources, Interior and Local Government, and the Civil Service Commission, the press release added.*
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Solo exhibit opens
The solo art exhibit, titled “Flow”, of Romeliz Valenciano from Victorias City, will open at 4 p.m. today at the Robinsons Place Bacolod, a press release from promoters said.
The show that will run until February 6, will feature 30 works in charcoal, pastel, acrylic, coffee and watercolor, the press release also said.
Valenciano, 62, is the son of the late Benjamin Valencia I, an artist who created the “Philippinized” wooden sculptured images of the St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church that was built in the 1950s inside the compound of the Victorias Milling Company. The church became known worldwide as the “Church of the Angry Christ”.
Valenciano studied at the Don Bosco Technical Institute-Victorias and La Consolacion College-Bacolod School of Architecture. He worked with the VMC until his retirement, and mentors young, budding artists in his hometown through workshops. His four children and two grandchildren are also into visual arts, the press release added.*
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GMA stars to
GMA Network stars Camille Prats, Rafael Rosell and Pauleen Luna will attend the 9th BacoLaodiat Chinese New Year Festival, 5 p.m. tomorrow, at the North Capitol Road in Bacolod City, on the theme “Two Cultures, Hundreds of Families Celebrating”, a press release from the station said.
The Kapuso Night of GMA TV 13 and 30 Western Visayas will feature fun games, prizes and performances from local talents Aya and Silver. Admission is for free.
For more details, those interested may contact the station’s Events and Promo Department at (034) 434-6254, or check out the GMA Bacolod Facebook page, the press release added.*
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Priests to hold
A benefit concert for the construction of the Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, will be staged by the Recoletos de Talisay community, 6 p.m. on June 24, at the Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos gymnasium in Talisay, a press release from the parish said.
The “Tatak Rekoleto Season 3” concert will feature singing and dancing Recollect priests Leo Alaras, Bob Cabanag, Amadeo Lucero, Antonio Limchaypo, Dexter Palagtiosa, Dexter Tanquis, Ernil Almayo, Roderick Deguit, and Gideon Lagrimas, the press release also said.
Talisay Mayor Eric Saratan and Rhonsben Jonota will be guest performers, with Rheign Distrito, Arienne Mae Discutido, Maria Theresa Nacolangga and Sharadel Revalez as back-up singers. There will also be special presentations by the Coro de San Nicolas, Talento Rekoleto and Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos, the press release said.
Fr. Leo Alaras is the musical director and arranger, Rollie Caudillosa, stage director, and parish priest Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa, concert chairman.
On February 7, Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra will declare the parish, known as the “Palapak” devotion to the saint, as venue of the Diocesan Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer, the press release added.*
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