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UPLB dance ensemble
to perform in Bacolod

The University of the Philippines Los Baños Sandayaw Cultural Group will perform 4 p.m. this Saturday, at the Northwing Event Centre of SM City Bacolod, in celebration of the National Arts Month, a press release from SM said.

Dubbed “100 Dances in 100 Minutes: Celebrating a Century of Filipino Folk and Ethnic Dances,” the dance ensemble will showcase Philippine folk and ethnic dances such as Highland Cordilleras, Maria Clara, Mindanao Tapestry, Lumad Suite, and Rural/Countryside.

The cultural group, formed in July 2, 2004, aims at promoting cultural awareness through Philippine folk and ethnic dances. It is composed of students from the different colleges of UPLB, who stomp their feet to the sounds of the rondalla, gangsa, agong, and the kulintangan, the press release said.

Sandayaw is a university-based organization recognized by the UPLB Office of the Student Affairs, and is under the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, the press release added.*

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Child health care forum
in Bacolod Wednesday

Child health care providers in Negros Occidental are expected to attend the 2011 Scientific Forum sponsored by the Philippine Pediatric Society Negros Occidental-Western Visayas Chapter and the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, at the Planta Centro, Bacolod City, Wednesday, a press release from the group said.

Pediatricians, general practitioners, nurses, midwives and medical students will take up relevant issues on pediatric practice in relation to the Global Millennium Development Goals of the World Health Organization. This year’s theme is “Basic Pediatrics: Facing the Challenges of Child Health and Survival,” the press release said.

Dr. Diane Nandwani, over-all chair, said attendees will have the opportunity to update themselves on immunization guidelines, micronutrient supplementation, essentials of newborn care, Dengue hemorrhagic fever updates, children’s safety and rational use of antibiotics in respiratory tract infections, the press release said.

Interested parties may inquire about the entire conference program at the Department of Pediatrics office, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, telephone number 4337331 local 3238, the press release added.*

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Medical mission held

About 2,000 residents of barangays Abada Escay, Handumanan, Cabug and Bata, in Bacolod City, received free medical check-up in a recent five-day medical mission sponsored by the Office of Councilor Carl Lopez and Korean medical doctors and students from Chonbuk National University.

Most of the consultations were common colds and other health problems brought by the sudden change of weather. Aside from offering basic medical services, the project aims to invest in promoting volunteerism among medical students and encouraging sponsors, especially private companies and institutions, the press release added.*

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Ma-ao-Tabunan-Atipuluan entry
wins Bago Babaylan dance tilt

The combined dance groups of barangays Ma-ao, Tabunan, and Atipuluan was declared champion of the 14th Babaylan Festival dance competition yesterday as highlight of the 45th Charter Day anniversary of Bago City, Negros Occidental.

The champion group was also named Best in Street Dance.

Dancers from barangays Alianza, Malingin, and Don Jorge Araneta were first runner-up, while second runner-up was the entry from barangays Calumangan, Dulao, and Lag-asan, who also received the Best Babaylan award.

Other performers were Mailum- Ilijan-Pacol; Poblacion-Binubuhan- Napoles; Bagroy- Sagasa- Caridad; Abuanan-Bacong-Busay; and Balingasag-Sampinit- Taloc.

Winnning the Best Binalaybay was Bagroy-Sagasa-Caridad; and Best in Music and Costume was Poblacion-Binubuhan-Napoles*

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People & Events
Child health care forum in Bacolod Wednesday
Medical mission held
Ma-ao-Tabunan-Atipuluan entry wins Bago Babaylan dance tilt

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