Children get Christmas treat
A total of 100 children from Brgy. Bata, in Bacolod City joined the fun and games at the annual Pamaskua Sa Bata gift-giving party hosted by the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara, Saturday, a press release from the club said.
The children from the club's adopted Villa Gracia Day Care Center flocked to the party held at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club.
Highlight of the morning was a visit by Santa, who gave each child a gift, and Ronald McDonald, who made a special guest appearance and posed for photographs with the children, the press release said.
This was followed by lunch, opening of the gifts, and playing of games.
The RCBM undertakes many other community activities each year. Its main fund-raising event is the annual “Rotary-Golf for a Cause” tournament held at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club, the press release added.*
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Editorial, printing press teams
lead Christmas party winners
For the third straight year, the Editorial Department of the Visayan DAILY STAR topped the Production Number competition in the publication's Christmas Party at the Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel Saturday night.
With the theme “A Pirate Christmas”, the personnel and staff of the paper wore their best pirate costumes and performed dance and musical numbers.
Dancing to the mixed music from the musical score of the movie “Pirates of the Carribean” and singing the classic “Jingle Bells”, the Editorial Department won the first prize, with editor Carla Gomez taking home the best in costume award in the female category.
Star Printing's Benjamin Arisgado was adjudged best in costume among the males, with his group as first runner-up in their Production Number with their interpretation of the “Caroling Pirates”.
The columnists, Ivy Visitacion, Buddai Piccio, and Radjie Caram were second runner-up, the Business Department third runner-up, and the LeoStar staff, fourth runner-up.
Tapped to rank the presentations as judges were the stockholders of the publication – Modesto Sa-onoy, Tutay Corral, and Nena Leonardia.
In her Christmas message to the staff, editor-in-chief Ninfa Leonardia, thanked everyone for the pooled efforts that resulted in another successful year for the DAILY STAR in 2011.
She also encouraged them to continue giving their best as the publication continues to serve the information needs of the Negrenses.*NAB
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