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Edu Manzano makes comeback
in Family Feud: showdown edition

The world’s longest running game show is back once again on GMA Network.

Family Feud: The Showdown Edition returns to Filipino homes with twice the fun and twice the excitement to watch out for every weekday mornings beginning April 4, a press release from GMA-7 Network said.

The top-rating and well-loved game show makes its big comeback with the perfect game master, the very versatile and multitalented television host Edu Manzano.

The ace actor’s extensive command in hosting as well his infectious charm and crowd-pleasing personality will surely amuse both the contestants and viewers at home, the press release said.

Packed full of bonus prizes and giveaways, major changes were also incorporated in the show including a wider selection of contestants, amusing survey questions and enhanced visual elements to make it more fun-filled and enjoyable to everyone.

Making it more relatable to the televiewers, a “pampa-init” segment where Edu will have an opportunity to inject his trademark humor and joke around with the playing teams and studio audiences alike, the press release said.

The newest season of Family Feud launches the exciting bonus feature called SweepHeart where opposing families aim for a total sweep of all the answers on the board with a chance of winning additional cash rewards. A more personalized gift package will be awarded to the winning team suited to their special needs or advocacies, the press release said.

The Showdown Edition begins April 4, Mondays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. on GMA Network, the press release added.*

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‘Brainsbee’ town
contest set April 3

A total of 46 youths from 23 barangays in E. B. Magalona, Negros Occidental, will vie for the Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3 town championship title – the best in spelling, Math and Science on Sunday, at the Wilkinson Social Court beside the municipal hall, a press release from organizers said. 

Twenty-three pupils will compete in the spelling quiz for the elementary category and another 23 students will undergo the Math and Science contest for the high school level.  The competition is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. with technical consultants from the Department of Education managing the activity.

The town champions will receive cash prizes of P15,000 each and the opportunity to compete in the April 30 district-wide finals. Coaches of winners will receive a token of P5,000 each, with their school and barangays also getting prizes, the press release said.

The E.B. Magalona finals is the second town-wide run, with Silay City holding its finals recently.

Silay champions were Aldwin June Juson of Barangay 1 – a 10-year-old Grade 5 pupil of the Silay North Elementary School, and Randi Adrian Salillas of Barangay Mambulac, a 16-year-old senior at the Negros Occidental National Science High School, the press release said.

Brainsbee sponsor Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) congratulated the winners and also hailed the full support of the parents, the schools and the community for their full support for the project now on its second year, the press release added.*

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Lions club holds
honoring rites

The Council of Lions Clubs Presidents of Negros, chaired by Myrna Servando, honored the past district governors of the former District 301-B at Sugarland Hotel, in Bacolod City, recently, a press release from the group said.

Honored were Manuel Jalandoni, Anthony Eden Tan, Em Ang, Pompeyo Querubin, and Reynold Iledan.

Present were about 100 Lions, among them  were District 301B-1 vice district governor Raymund Tongson, 1st vice district governor Antonio Uy, 2nd vice district governor Faustino Yuson, cabinet secretary Jason Tan, cabinet treasurer Araceli Regalado, cabinet executive administrator Onny Gregorio, and past council chairmen, the press release said.

Ballroom dancing followed the honoring ceremony, the press release added.*

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19 couples to join
dancesports contest

Nineteen couples from towns and cities in the province have confirmed their participation in the Latin DanceSport Competition, one of the events of the 18th Panaad sa Negros Festival which will be held April 6 at 3 p.m. at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center, Aguinaldo Street, Bacolod City, a Capitol press release said.

Participating local government units are Bacolod City, Calatrava, Cadiz City, Manapla, Sagay City, Murcia, Silay City, Talisay City, Bago City, La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Valladolid, Himamaylan City, Hinigaran, La Castellana, Moises Padilla, Candoni and Kabankalan City. 

The competition has three divisions. These are the Grade A Latin Amateur Division, for 16 to 22 years old; Grade D Latin Juvenile Division, for seven to 11 years old and the Grade C Latin Senior Division for 35 years old and above, the press release said. 

The Grade A Latin Amateur Division will perform the Samba, Chachacha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. Grade D Latin Juvenile Division will carry out the Chachacha and Jive while the Grade C Latin Senior Division will execute the Chachacha, Rumba and Jive.

Meanwhile, event coordinator Jesstha Chris Alcala said there will be no elimination round in the morning of April 6, as previously scheduled.  All participating couples will perform on April 6, 3 p.m., the press release said.

She said each dance must be performed in one minute and 30 seconds during the elimination and semi-final rounds and one minute during the final round, adding that lifts, tail spins and high-back kicks are not allowed.

She also said that the organizing committee will be responsible for the selection of music to be used during the competition. Couples who won in the national or international levels are not allowed to join the competition, while former grand winners are permitted to join provided that they change their dancing partner, the press release said.     

Criteria for judging include timing or movement in time with the music, basic technical competence, partnering skills, accuracy of execution and dynamic qualities, characterization of the dances and the artistic value of performance, the press release added.*

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People & Events
‘Brainsbee’ town contest set April 3
Lions club holds honoring rites
19 couples to join dancesports contest

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