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Bacolod City, PhilippinesWednesday, July 15, 2009
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Silay holds photo exhibit

A photo exhibit on a mangrove development program called “Kadungganan-Katunggan” opened recently at the  Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center in Silay City, Negros Occidental, a press release from the city said.

The show which will run until Friday is sponsored by IKAW-AKO Japan-Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection and Balaring Mangrove Planters Association, in cooperation with Silay Tourism Office.

The exhibit is about a journey of the team of Prof.  Yorihisa Goto and Nori Suzumura who rehabilitated some 50 hectares in the shoreline of Brgy. Balaring to become a sanctuary for marine life, Mayor Jose Montelibano said.

Meanwhile, Mari Kurata, project coordinator, and Leo Canson, local chairman, opened a “Baratillo Sale” on second hand items sent to the foundation by volunteers from Japan. The proceeds will be used for the repair of bamboo bridges in the mangrove canopy, the press release said.

IKAW-AKO also has satellite planting areas in the towns of Ilog, Cauayan, and Hinobaan, and in Sipalay City, the press release added.*

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Story-telling session set

A storytelling session will be held 9 a.m. today at the Bacolod City Public Library, Hernaez-Araneta streets, Bacolod City, a press release from the city said.

It is in cooperation with the Association of Public Information Specialists of Negros Occidental or APISNO.

The event is in line with the National Children's Book Day celebration and will be participated in by 42 day care center children of Barangay 36, Bacolod, the press release added.*

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USLS, Ateneo to debate

The University of St. La Salle College of Law Debating Team from Bacolod City will face Ateneo de Manila University tonight in the quarter-final rounds of the CVC Law Debate Series, on “Square Off” with the proposition “Let it be resolved that the President should be entitled to keep her breast implants private.”

It will be televised live on ANC at 8 tonight.

The USLS team previously defeated last year’s defending champion, Arellano University, to advance to the quarter final rounds together with seven other top law schools in the country.

Lawyer Ralph Sarmiento is the coach of USLS team. It is composed of Nea Cecille Quiachon, Jose Edward Davila and Daisy Jane Sanches. They were trained by Sarmiento and lawyers Enrique Barcelona and Dennis Cortes, with the assistance of USLS Political Science debaters Shawn Dustin Coscolluela, Lyza Varela and Andre Jochico who had been their sparring partners in their preparations.

The USLS team will argue for the affirmative side and they will focus on the President’s right to privacy as a person and as a woman.*NAB

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Bacolod girl marries Scot

Malcolm Robert Shepherd of Scotland and Maryville Tanalgo of Bacolod City exchanged marriage vows Saturday, at the Virgen Sang Barangay Chaplaincy, Sta. Clara Subdivision in Bacolod, at rites officiated by Fr. Filomeno Duaban Jr.

Malcolm is the son of Ronald Robert and Lorraine Joan Shepherd, and Maryville is the daughter of Luis and Maria Vida Tanalgo.

Principal sponsors were Nicolas Martin Smith, Arthur Manford, Steven Thomas, Jun Tanalgo, Jesus Te, Eric Teng, Domingo Chua, Fe Martin Smith, Marion Manford, Celina Thomas, Amelia Tanalgo, Julieta Te, Emelda Teng and Aida Reyes.

Best man was Michael Colin Ronald Shepherd and the maid of honor was Maria Theresa Tanalgo.

Groomsman was Gerald Paul Tanalgo, while the bridesmaid was Victoria Helen Shepherd.

Junior groomsmen were Stephen John Gonzales, Daniel Patrick Te and Michael Vincent Bonn Tanalgo, and the junior bridesmaids were Maria Julienne Ysabel Te, Micah Marie Tanalgo and Mary Joan Tanalgo.

Secondary sponsors were Sean Benedict Gonzales and Jennifer May Gonzales – candle, Michael Richard Loeper and Maria Cecilia Loeper – veil, and Patrick Benjamin Te and Mary Eloise Te – cord.

Ringbearer was Andre Louis Tanalgo, coin bearer was Dean Marco Tanalgo and Bible bearer was Mikkel Amico Tanalgo.

Flower girls were Maria Tricia Lois Te, Bianca Joy Tanalgo and Christianna Erica Meim.*CGS

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Story-telling session set
USLS, Ateneo to debate
Bacolod girl marries Scot