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Bayani Challenge 2014
ongoing in San Carlos

The Bayani Challenge 2014, hosted by San Carlos City in Negros Occidental, started yesterday with a fun walk and Zumba, participated in by volunteers of Gawad Kalinga, followed by the opening program at the public plaza, a press release from the city said.

Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. opened the program with volunteers from the Philippine Army, University of St. La Salle, Team Kulasa, youth councils of San Carlos City and Candoni, and youth groups from Sagay, Bacolod and other local government units present, the press release also said.

Paraisong Pambata aims to provide a venue for 300 kids from the barangays of San Carlos City to express themselves through arts and play, and to share with them the values of love of God, family and country.

The House Build activity targets the building of three duplex house structures with six units for the chosen beneficiaries, who will assist in the construction of their future homes; and the school build will help provide public elementary schools of San Carlos City with what they need to facilitate learning of the students, the press release also said.

The Environment challenge focuses on the planting of 120 fruit seedlings at the GK site, and coastal clean-up drives; while the Health Build activity aims to provide health awareness and disease prevention to residents through lecture series, herbal medicine making, and the conduct of medical services, like circumcision, blood pressure screening, blood sugar testing, ventusa, and shiatsu, the press release added.*

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Bacoleño student
joins honors group

A Bacoleño, who is taking up a Biomedical Engineering course at the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York, has joined the National Society of Collegiate Scholars recently, a press release from promoters said.

As a member of the NSCS, freshman Myles Joshua Toledo Tan now has access to career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects, both on campus and in the community, Stephen Loflin, NSCS founder and chief executive officer, said in the press release.

Tan is an alumnus of A Child's Place Preschool and was valedictorian of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Class 2013.

Membership in the NSCS is by invitation only, and based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies in the United States, and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. It has nearly one million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the press release added.*

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