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Panaad composo tilt
guidelines announced

The Panaad sa Negros Festival 2011 Committee on Composo Competition headed by Ivan Juesna has announced its guidelines and eligibility of entries for participants who are interested in joining the contest, a Capitol press release said.

Only one contest entry is allowed for each city and municipality; a contestant must be 18 years old and above; contest piece must be in Hiligaynon or Cebuano, depending on the dialect of the town or city; and words must be structured in poetry form where each paragraph shall contain four or two lines that must end in rhyme.

The composition must not contain a refrain, chorus or a repetition of the stanza; the interpreter must choose his/her own accompaniment from either acoustic/electric guitar, violin, ukulele, banjo, harp and the like; performance must not exceed five minutes, including the entrance and exit.  A one-point deduction shall be made by each judge for every minute of overtime, the press release said.

First place winner will receive P15,000, second place winner will get P10,000, and the third place winner will take home P7,000, and five contestants will be given consolation prizes of P2,000 each, the press release said.

Official entry form duly signed and endorsed by the local chief executive and the Panaad coordinator must be submitted on March 4, while submission of composition will be on March 25, at the Panaad Secretariat, c/o the Provincial Tourism Office with Tel. No. 433-2515.

For more details, interested participants may call Evijane Viñas at the Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Administration Center, Aguinaldo Street, Bacolod City at Tel. No. 432-0496, the press release added.*

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SSA-Bacolod donates books

The St. Scholastica’s Academy-Bacolod headed by school directress Sr. Rebecca Maglalang, assisted by the 47th Infantry Battalion led by Lt. Col. Rodrigo Sosmeña donated books and school supplies to three schools at turnover rites held in Cauayan town, Negros Occidental, recently.

Recipients were the  Camalandaan National High School, Gil Montilla National High School and Sitio Camboguiot Elementary School, a press release from SSA-Bacolod said.

The principals and representatives from the recipient schools gathered at the 47th IB camp in Brgy. Tiling in Cauayan for the turnover ceremony. 

The project aims to provide the schools from the rural areas books and other reading materials,  to help both the teachers and the students enrich classroom instruction and learning, and contribute to children’s development in rural  areas, the press release added.*

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Photo exhibit held

Vice president for Administration Fr. Sixto Bitangjol is holding a solo photo exhibit, “Faces of Life,” at the Main Lobby of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod City, a UNO-R press release said.

The exhibit, which opened February 21 and  will run until today, showcases the latest trend in digital photography that Bitangjol himself has crafted, and called Fine Arts Photojournalism in Digital Format.

Using this new breed of digital photography, the religious priest-artist said that with his desire to awaken the art culture within the audience, he puts up the exhibit “to inform people about the realities of life through lens and inform them that we can do something in our own little way,” the press release added.*

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Museum offers
summer art gabs

The Negros Museum in Bacolod City will hold the TNM Summer Art Workshops, April 11 to May 6, at the museum.

Available workshops are Theater for Kids (5-8 years old), Theater for Tweens (9-12 years old), Theater for Teens (13-16 years old), Movement by Rene Hinojales, and  BEING by Tanya Lopez, a press release from the museum said.

 Basic Drawing and Painting, Children’s Book Illustration and Writing by Children, Percussions and Musicality for Kids and other workshops of the different arts will also  be available to those interested, the  press release added.

The museum aims to provide workshops that are not yet available to the public, and to also provide the regular summer courses for children and teens.

Workshop fees are at P2,500 per participant for the 15-day module from Mondays through Fridays.

For more information, interested parties may call (034) 708-5080, or email to negros_museum96@yahoo.com, the press release added.*

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SSA-Bacolod donates books
Photo exhibit held
Museum offers summer art gabs

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