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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, June 22, 2009
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Coyiutos to hold show
in Bacolod Wednesday

Flutist Caitlin Alisa Coyiuto and pianist Cristine Coyiuto will present a concert 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grand Ballroom, Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel and Residences, in Bacolod City.

Caitlin made her orchestral debut in September 2008 with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Poulenc Flute Sonata (orch by Sir Lennox Berkeley), and with Helen Quach conducting.

The 14-year-old Grade 9 consistent honors student at the International School Manila, began studying flute with Marie Poblete, a member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, and later with Antonio Maigue, concert soloist and professor from the University of the Philippines.

Caitlin became last year the youngest flute student in the master classes of Vincent Lucas (Principal flute of the Orchestre de Paris) and Davide Formisano (Principal flute of the Teatro Alla Scala) at the Academie Internationale d’Ete de Schools) Music Festival 2008 held at the International School Beijing and was given the Most Outstanding Contribution to the ISM Band Award.

Pianist Cristine began studying piano at the age of three with her mother and gave her first solo recital at age nine. She studied with Nelly Domingo Castro and Benjamin Tupas before continuing with the legendary pianist and pedagogue Rosario Picazo at the Sta. Isabel College. Attending the famous Juilliard School in New York City as a pupil of Jacob Lateiner, she received her Master of Music degree with high honors.

Several grants and awards enabled Christine Coyiuto to further her artistic development in Europe with renowned pianists Gaby Casadesus, Nikita Magaloff, Fou Ts’ong and Philippe Entremont, a direct link to the 20th century great piano tradition. She was a laureate of the Academie Internationale de Musique “Maurice Ravel” in St. jean-de-Luz, France and Geneve Conservatoire in Switzerland.

Christine Coyiuto has given numerous recitals in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, and other counties and symphony orchestras.*

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envisioned for Cadiz City2

The Cadiz City government headed by Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. envisions itself as a zero-waste city, and will take an innovative way of celebrating its 42nd Charter Day Anniversary on July 1-4, with the application of the “resiklo” concept, a press release from the city said.

The “Basura Arts Skills Olympic” and “Disenyo Resiklo”, are part of the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Act by the city.

The “Basura” is a unique home décor-making contest, using the recyclable materials available in the locality. It will start at 1 p.m. on the opening day at the city park, the press release said.

Meanwhile, the “Disenyo” is an artistic fashion show of festival costume with headdress, futuristic costume and long gown also using the recyclable materials, at 7 p.m., the press release said.

Other activities are the night of “resiklo” fashion show; launching of the “Amlig Duhat,” an album consisting of environmental songs composed and written by the “Tribu Resiklo”; “Handumanan Sang Kahapon Sang Cadiz” contest for old photos taken before and/or when Cadiz became a City; “1st Trisikol Sektor Holiday”; and on July 4, a float parade by the participating barangays and the Department of Education will be held, the press release said.

At 2 p.m., the City Information Office will hold the final judging and awarding of winner of the “Masthead Making Contest” for use of the Cadiz Bulletin at the Cadiz Information Center along Abelarde-Cabahug streets.

A fireworks display and an all-night-long street party that will feature popular bands will highlight the Charter Day anniversary, the press release added.*


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GLACC to host forum

The Global Legal Action on Climate Change-Negros Chapter is joining the Provincial Environment Week celebration of Negros Occidental on the theme “Global Warming: If you care, Do your share,” which kicks off today and will run until Friday, a press release from the group said.

GLACC will host a forum on Environmental Legal Issues with Cebu-based environmental litigation lawyer Dante Ramos as resource speaker, on Wednesday that will be attended by mayors and legal officers from towns and cities, as well as lawyers in the province, the press release said.

On June 5, World Environment Day, the GLACC sent petitions to 31 local government units to respond to their request  for assessment of the level of compliance with the SWM Law and Executive Order No. 774.

The petitions were prepared by the youth sector headed by Jebmari Becaro, the press release added.*

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