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Bacolod City, PhilippinesSaturday, October 17, 2009
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MassKara Queen
‘09 named Ms. Olive-C

Two 30 th MassKara Queen 2009 candidates were chosen to endorse New Placenta and Olive-C beauty-care collections of Psalmstre Enterprises Incorporated, at the pageant held at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City Thursday evening, a press release from the management said.

Early crowd-favorite and newly-crowned queen, Maria Aika Uy, 19, of Riverside Medical College was named Ms. Olive-C Bacolod, and 18-year-old Annhela Montilla of Visayan Maritime Academy Global College was chosen as Ms. New Placenta.

Christine Daphne Villanueva, 19, of USLS, and Romelie Laura, 19, of ABE International Business College, were first and second runners-up, respectively.

Uy will represent Bacolod in the Mr. and Ms. Olive-C Campus Model Philippines 2009 in Manila next year. The beauty pageant aims to give the chosen lady and gentleman the chance to become the next Olive-C endorsers, the press release said.

Eleven other women and 12 men from different parts of the Philippines will gather in Manila to compete in the national search, the press release added.*

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Banwahanon
awardees named

The Banwahanon Award Committee has chosen three residents as Banwahanon Awardees for 2009, who will be recognized at the 71 st Charter Day of Bacolod City, on October 19.

The awardees are: lawyer Francisco B. Cruz, for his selfless and free legal service extended to the poor and his vigilance and devotion to the practice of law for over 40 years. He was also cited for his untiring effort to give an example of law as the vehicle for justice and peace.

Ma. Dolores Villarosa Ramos, Ph.D., is cited for her dedication in the field of education that touched the lives of young people in various institutions of learning in Bacolod and her research that contributed to the development of the communities of the city.

Milagros L. Ong is cited for her generosity of time, talent and treasure that benefit the poor and the community, especially the disadvantaged and the abandoned.

The nominators of the awardees are the Kiwanis Club of Metro Bacolod for Francisco Cruz, Dr. Gorgonio Parroco for Dr. Ma. Dolores Ramos and Marylyn Rios for Milagros Ong.

Pursuant to City Ordinance No. 494, Series of 2009 and Executive Order No. 18, Series of 2009, the following are the members of the Banwahanon Award Committee: Chairman, Modesto Sa-onoy; Vice Chairman, Leonito Lopue; Treasurer, Nelia Nemenzo; Secretary, Dr. Johanna Bayoneta and Member, Councilor Homer Bais.*

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Integrated art workshop held

The Bacolod City government under Mayor Evelio Leonardia, through the Department of Social Services and Development and the National Anti-Poverty Commission of Person with Disability Sector, held the closing activity for the three-day “Integrated Art Workshop” for youth with disability at the lobby of the New Government Center , yesterday.

Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said this gave a chance to the disabled to enhance their capabilities and show to others the talents they have, a City Hall press release said.

Councilor Homer Bais, chairman of the Committee on Social Services, said this is the output of what the participants had learned during the three-day workshops and this presentation showcased their unique abilities as individuals.

Committee on Child and Family chairperson Celia Matea Flor said this is also a way to know the talents and creativity despite of disability, the press release said.

Also present at the culminating activity were Philippine Association for Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities vice president, Felicite Jean Gonzales, and DSSD head Sally Abelarde, among others, the press release said.

The activity was also a cultural and creative final presentation of the 35 youth, who were mentally challenged and children with autism from Special Education and Bacolod City National High School, the press release added.*

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NOHS wins provincial
statistics competition

Negros Occidental High School students bagged the championship and P5,500 in cash prize during the Provincial Statistics Quiz held at Business Inn Hotel, Bacolod City , Tuesday, a Capitol press release said.

Sagay National High School contestants were adjudged the second place winner and received P4,500, while Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School bets placed third and received P4,000.

The Negros Occidental National Science High School fourth placer got P3,500 and Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School received P3,000 as fifth place winner, the press release said.

The activity, spearheaded by the Provincial Planning and Development Office led by officer-in-charge Marlin Sanogal, was part of the 20 th National Statistics Month Celebration on the theme, “Enhancing Security Sector, Statistics for Good Governance, Peace and Sustainable Development,” the press release said.

Judges were Jessamine Calma, Math coordinator of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, Sweet Rose Leonares, chairperson of Mathematics Department of the University of St. La Salle , and Junjun Marques, head of Civil Engineering Department of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay City.

The top five winners will represent Negros Occidental in the Regional Statistics Quiz to be held in Iloilo City, the press release added.*

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