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Former councilor
passes away

Former Bacolod City Councilor Teodoro Aritao passed away in Sydney, Australia, on July 31, his daughter Pearl Aritao said.

Aritao was councilor of Bacolod City from 1964 to 1967.

Aritao who was a lawyer and labor leader also served as national president of the Philippine Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Workers Union.

The Australia Philippines Services League NSW Chapter in a statement said, it mourns the passing of Aritao, who was a WW II veteran being a member of the Philippine guerrilla movement as a teenager during the war.

At the time of his death, he was the deputy commandant of the Australia Philippines Services League NSW Chapter and was a member of the City of Blacktown Returned Services League Sub Branch.

He has been credited with co-founding a number of associations in Sydney, among which are the Negrosanon Association in Sydney, The Most Noble Order of Rizal, and the Australia Philippines Services League.

He is survived by his wife, Dianita Aritao , eight children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.*

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Silay outreach
program slated

The Silay City government  will conduct a community outreach program through its Tourism, Community Affairs and Cultural Affairs divisions on August 8, a Silay press release said.

Mayor Jose Montelibano will facilitate swine dispersal for the barangay residents, andlead the oath-taking of the senior citizens’ officials, with the assistance of Barangay Captain Ramon Celebre

The event coincides with the community day celebration of the barangay, and  the event organizer will facilitate a cooking contest, parlor games and distribution of grocery items with the assistance of Hugyaw Silay Inc, the press release said.

Montelibano said that this community-based tourism program is being facilitated by Gerle Sulmaca, acting Community Affairs Officer; Achilles Corteza, Cultural Affairs Officer; Ver Pacete , Tourism Officer; Solo Locsin , Consultant on Historical Research; Susan Velez, Executive Assistant for Tourism; Marissa Montelibano, president of Hugyaw Silay Inc.; and Clarisse Salmingo, Volunteer Coordinator, the press release said.

Montelibano added the activity will also orient the residents on their role in the incomingactivities in preparation for Tourism Month Celebration in Silay, which will be held in September, wherein barangay residents will participate.

Cash awards for contest winners amounting to P14,000 will be given and the different clubs will also present hometown delicacies, which will be documented by the organizer as part of “Luto Barangay, Tanan Binuligay” project of the Tourism Division, the press release added.*

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Riverside College
homecoming set

The Riverside College Alumni Association Inc. will hold a general and grand alumni homecoming on  August 20, with Class ’61, the Golden Jubilarians, and Class’86, the Silver Jubilarians,  as host, a press release from organizers said.

Alumni officers will  welcome the new president of Riverside College, Samuel Lee from Manila,  who took over  from Dr. Hector Torre, the press release also said.

Interested alumni may call Lourdes Amar at 09081640970 or  Sally Tabligan at 7090000, local 566, the press release added.*

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Solo exhibit to
open tomorrow

A solo exhibition called “Illusion, Allusion” by Peter James Fantinalgo will open at Gallery A of Gallery Orange in  Mandalagan, Bacolod City, 7 p.m. tomorrow,  a press release from the gallery  said.

Fantinalgo’s inspirations cover everything from ordinary objects to his childhood experiences. He also delves into philosophy and spirituality.

Fantinalgo took Advertising Arts at La Consolacion College-Bacolod City and worked fulltime at a local advertising company as a graphic artist right after graduation. However, his passion lies in painting, the press release said.

The artist has joined several group exhibits held at Orange Gallery over the years. He has also held exhibits at the Negros Museum. 

The show will be open to the public until August 31.

Interested parties may call  09205410898, the press release added.*

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Silay outreach program slated
Riverside College homecoming set
Solo exhibit to open tomorrow

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