NOHS holds 116th
The Negros Occidental High School Grupo Noventai Tres will lead the official opening today of the 116th grand alumni homecoming alongside NOHS Class ’68, the golden jubilarians, a press release said.
The five-day celebration will open with a mass in the Chapel of Faith of the school, to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Brigido Casas of Class ’93, the silver jubilarians.
A wreath-laying ceremony will follow at the memorial marker, and then the blessing of the legacy projects of the host class.
A medical mission will serve indigent residents near the school. This will be simultaneously held with a bloodletting activity, both organized by Class ’78 and Grupo Noventai Tres, the press release said.
The host class will pay tribute to their teachers the following day, while a Zumba Fitness Party and Sound Off will be held at the campus grounds on Thursday at 5 p.m.
The highlight of the alumni homecoming will be on Saturday. In the morning, the NOHS Alumni Association Inc. will name and award the Most Distinguished Alumni. These are graduates of NOHS, who have not only brought honor to the school but also have contributed to the community.
In the evening, Grupo Noventai Tres will introduce their honorary members, including Comelec Commissioner Ma. Rowena Guanzon, daughter of former Negros Occidental Board Member Elvira Guanzon, who is also an alumna of the school and Outstanding Alumna Awardee in 2017, the press release added.*
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Writers workshop fellows named
The 18 th Iyas La Salle National Writers' Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows out of 91 applicants nationwide, a USLS press release said.
The workshop will be held at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City this week.
The fellows for poetry are (in Hiligaynon) Julian Tuyo ; (in Cebuano) Mildred Eran Garcia ; (in Filipino) Paterno Baloloy Jr., Rogene Gonzales and John Revo Ocampo; and (in English) Corina Marie Arenas, Anthony Capirayan, George Deoso, and Hezron Pios.
The fellows for short story are (in Cebuano) Georgene Rhena Quilaton-Tambiga ; (in Filipino) Rya Celine Ducusin; and (in English) Angela Raine Delmoro.
Fellows for drama are (in Hiligaynon) Kym Lance Gador Gelvero; (in Cebuano) Angelito Nambatac Jr.; and (in Filipino) Alexander Genesis Dungca.
This year the workshop pursues the theme “On Writing, The Environment, and Creation Advocacy” using critical frameworks of ecocriticism.
A provocation lecture by Red Constantino, and the soft book launch of Sustaining the Archipelago: Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry (UST Publishing House), edited by Rina Garcia-Chua will also be held.
The 2018 Iyas Workshop Director is Dr. Marjorie Evasco and Project Director is Raymundo Pandan Jr., who will be in the panel together with Grace Monte de Ramos-Arcellana, Susan Lara, Mario Mendez, and Dr. John Iremil Teodoro.
Dr. Ronald Baytan, Director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University-Manila, will also be in the panel.*
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Ceneco donates medicines
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative turned over medicines and medical supplies to the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School (ABES) Health Center recently, a press release from Ceneco said.
The activity was led by CENECO District I- Bacolod North Director Joyce Martha Cuenca.
Medical supplies such as thermometers, food supplements, vitaminsand coughsyrups were provided to the Health Center, that will benefi t residents of Brgy. 1 to 7 in Bacolod City , the press release said .
ABES Health Center Staff Kristine Rivera, Erlinda Intis, Rowena Geduriagao and Analyn Camponion personally received the medicines.
The activity is part of CENECO’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs, the press release said.*
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