The Mandaue School for the Arts Children's Choir from
Cebu will perform live 4 p.m. Saturday, during the Father's Day celebration at
the north wing of SM City in Bacolod, a press release from organizers said.
This multi-awarded choir was adjudged first prize winner in the recent National
Music Competition for Young Artists held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
It also won the PERLAS Award, Highest Award for Performing Arts in Cebu, last
year. As an official representative of Central Visayas in WOW Philippines, the
troupe also performed in Intramuros, Manila, and is a recipient of the coveted
Garbo sa Sugbo award, conferred by Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia recently, the press release
Dennis Gregory Sugarol is the choir master and music
director. He is also the conductor of the Cebu Choral Artists, a group of young
professional promoting Cebuano choral music, the press release added.*
BPI gets award
The Bank of the Philippine Islands won as the Branch Transformation Project in
the Retail Banking Project Awards category given by The Banker, a global financial
intelligence publication, at the recent Technology Awards 2007, a BPI press release
The award was given to BPI for its development of BPI
Express, which moved customers from traditional channels to alternative channels,
with four out of every five transactions performed without the involvement of
a teller, it also said.
This reflects the initiative of BPI
to advance the Filipinos' technological savvy and usher the Philippines into the
The Banker's Technology Awards gather entries from
around the world, this year generating a record number of more than 300 entries
from all regions.
It recognized and identified the most likely
technologies that banks should be watching carefully for the following year, the
press release added.*
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Storytelling activities are being conducted by a telecommunications company to
children at the PLDT-SMART Amazing GK Village in Barangay Budlaan, Cebu City,
a press release from organizers said.
Children gather on
Saturday mornings and listen to stories woven with characters close to their hearts
and imagination, given by company employees, it also said. "We wanted to make
the summer more entertaining and productive for kids," Ramon Isberto of the sponsoring
company said, adding that, "We used storytelling to entertain, educate and instill
knowledge and values to kids."
Isberto and Jane Paredes also
distributed books, the press release added.*