Six local government units in Negros Occidental affected
by continuous heavy rains due to typhoon "Goring" received P700,000
in relief assistance in the form of rice, sardines and noodles,
recently, a Capitol press release said.
Affected LGUs were Valladolid, San Enrique and
Bago City that were declared to be under a state of calamity, as
well as Pulupandan, Ilog and EB Magalona. "Goring" affected a total
of 9,964 families in 46 barangays of these LGUs, and they received
assistance from the local, provincial and national governments,
the press release said. Gov. Joseph Maraņon released close to P300,000
in relief assistance through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development
The LGUs also released from their calamity funds
about P300,000; another P180,000 was provided by the national government
through the Department of Social Welfare and Development; and Rep.
Jeffrey Ferrer of the 4th District also gave close to P30,000 to
Valladolid and San Enrique, the press release said.
Local Disaster Coordinating Councils assisted
in the rehabilitation and restoration activities.
Families reported to have sought refuge in evacuation
centers have already returned to their houses, have restored normal
economic activities and are beginning to rehabilitate their ricefields
and other crops, the press release said.
Relief assistance coming from civic organizations,
and non-government organizations are distributed directly to the
areas in coordination with the LDCCs of the affected LGUs, the press
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The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Inc.-Negros
Occidental Chapter headed by Aladino Agbones will hold the 2007
PICE Local Midyear Convention and Election of Officers and Directors,
Oct. 12, at Sugarland Hotel, in Bacolod City, a press release from
the group said.
Highlights of the convention are the technical
session on the National Building Code regulations with Bacolod building
official Teresita Guadalupe as speaker; and a products presentation.
The registration fee of P1,000 includes snacks, lunch and certificates.
Interested members may visit the PICE-NOC
office at Door H, Saint Francis Compound, Lizares Avenue, Bacolod
City, or call Tel. No. (034) 432-1728, the press release added.*
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pageant 2007 now on
The 4th "MassKara SuperMom" pageant on the theme
"Icons of Negros" is now open to interested mothers aged 21 to 40
years, a press release from Mom's Radio 90.3 FM, presentor of this
year's search, said.
Today is the deadline for submission of entry
forms, and screening and grand coronation day dates will be announced
by the station.
Last year's winner was Cherry Ann Biaco, a guidance
counselor/educator of a university in Bacolod City.
Interested mothers may fill in form and bring
in a close-up picture to Mom's Radio 90.3 FM office located at 3rd
floor Capitol Subdivision Bldg., 16th Lacson St., Bacolod City,
or call Tel. No. 434-4252, the press release added.*
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Guhit Pinoy holds exhibit
Works of Filipino artists will be featured in a week-long
exhibit of Guhit Pinoy Filipino Illustrators Society today at Nojoud
mall in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of their Ramadan
Festival 2007 celebration, a press release from the artists said.
Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Antonio
Villamor will open the art exhibit.
Featured artists are Natalio Alob, Rod Aquino,
Mario Bactol, George Besinga, Ismael Esber, Ramero Firmeza, Nes
Gelito, Mario Sta. Maria, Richard Mascunana, Willy Mendoza, George
Pontino, Jr., Manny Pantaleon, Val Pabulos, Rico Rival, Edbon Sevilleno,
Mel Versoza and Lito Ysip.
Six of them are Negrenses and are alumni of La
Consolacion College and University of St. La Salle, in Bacolod City,
the press release said.
Members of Guhit Pinoy are mostly from the comics
industry, animation, publishing and a few from advertising agencies
from the Philippines.
The exhibit is aimed at acknowledging the hospitality
of their second home, KSA, and to strengthen the Philippines-KSA
The exhibit will also feature coloring and drawing
contests to be participated in by students from invited international
schools and institutions for the differently-abled children. Guhit
Pinoy may be reached through: //guhitpinoykomiks.blogspot.com, for
exhibit details, the press release added.*
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