AT PANUBLION FESTIVAL
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A children's park will be inaugurated Sept. 9 as highlight of the opening of the 3 rd Panublion Festival of Isabela town in Negros Occidental, Mayor Enrique Montilla III said.
He said the park is located at the Remegio Montilla site at the left side of the Socio-Cultural Center, and will feature a merry-go round, a train and other rides that the children can enjoy together with their families, a press release said.
He stressed it is part of his administration's objectives to make Isabela a child and family friendly locality.
Also in the drawing board is a mall, to be located near the children's park.
The Panubli-on Festival is a joint undertaking between the municipal government under Montilla and the local church that will also mark the 155 th Patronal Feast of Saint Nicolas de Tolentino.
A fun run will kick off the fiesta celebration Friday, followed by a zumba and “larong lahi” at the gazebo.
As part of the fiesta celebration, bump cars were placed at the covered court for children and adults.
The first day will also be highlighted with a boodle fight at the main street, fronting the church and extending up to the gazebo, that would cater to 2,000 persons.
In case of inclement weather, it will be transferred to the covered court.
The second day activities will kick off with a Diana, followed by a concelebrated mass and a drum and lyre exhibition. In the afternoon, there will be a street dancing competition followed by the ABS-CBN show with Joshua Garcia of the Pinoy Big Brother reality show invited to entertain the crowd.
It will be capped off with a fireworks display and live band.*
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Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is attending an education summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila today as a national officer of the League of Cities of the Philippines, a press release from the city said.
The two-day summit is organized by the Synergeia Foundation, a multi-sectoral non-government organization. Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno has issued a memorandum circular to support the event.
Leonardia is currently the deputy secretary-general for the Visayas of the LCP, a formal organization of cities in the Philippines, with a present membership of 145 cities.
This is now Leonardia's fifth term as mayor, and all the time he was mayor, he was always a member of the LCP national board holding various positions, like executive vice president in 2010, vice chairman 2007, deputy secretary-general for the Visayas 2004, and vice president for the Visayas in 1995, the press release said.
Sueno said that the summit will discuss topics such as leadership of local chief executives in promoting access to quality education, financing education, budgeting for results, public-private sector partnerships in education, ending poverty through education, and decentralization of basic education in the face of federalism.
Vice President Leni Robredo will keynote the summit.
Other speakers and lecturers are senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Edgardo Angara, Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco and some governors, mayors and private executives , the press release added.*
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