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Special Chinese New Year
fund-raising event set Feb. 51

A Special Chinese New Year’s event titled, “Passion At Its Best”, goes on stage 7 p.m. February  5 at the La Proa Ballroom of the L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

The fund-raising dinner concert will bring to the forefront 33 years of firefighting and medical services of the AMITY Volunteer Fire Brigade coming in harmony with The Company, a press release from organizers said.

The event aims to promote and raise funds for Amity’s expanding services and operations covering the entire province of Negros.

Through the years, the AMITY Volunteer Fire Brigade, with its medical team, pursued its mission with passion. For a non-government civic organization, Amity has gone beyond their initial mandate as a civic club and has touched so many lives through its medical, rescue and firefighting services, the press release said.

Through the years, Amity has existed and operated through donations of civic-minded individuals mostly from Filipino-Chinese communities. It now calls on Negrenses to support their expanding and growing mission in the dinner concert.

For those who want to buy tickets, these are available at the AMITY office, 2nd Floor of the AMITY Building, Negros Showroom, Café Bobs (Lacson), Café Uma, Trattoria and L’ Fisher Hotel or call 433-4432, 0918-9420039 and 0927-6982676, the press release added.*

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Pool to attract trekkers

The spring water swimming pool at the Silay Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism Area in Brgy. Patag, Silay City, Negros Occidental, is now open to public.

Mayor Jose Montelibano said the pool can be availed of by those going to Patag who love to trek, camp, star gaze, and visit the waterfalls, a Silay press release said.

SORETA facilities include seven rooms for backpakers, a conference area for lectures and meetings, and a mess hall with rural kitchen facilities.

The activities are supervised by the Silay Tourism Office under the management of Brgy. Patag Council headed by Barangay Captain Milagros Catalan.

Farmers of Patag will be given the opportunity to sell the produce of their farms and the cooperatives can offer their culinary delights. Travel permits and other arrangement could be done at Silay City Tourism Office at Tel. No. 495-5553, at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center, the press release added.*

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WNU bets rule
vocal duet contest

Two students of West Negros University in Bacolod City, representing the  Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association, were declared regional champions in the Vocal Duet OPM contest during the 2010 Western Visayas PRISAA, recently at the Riverside College Quadrangle in Bacolod, a WNU press release said.

AB English freshman Jethro Magallanes and 4th year BSBA student, April Rose Alferez, were declared the regional champions in the vocal duet and bested the contestants from the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo in the category.

Events included oration, extemporaneous speaking, talumpati, dagliang pananalita and vocal solo classical, while binalaybay, vocal solo OPM and vocal duet OPM were staged in the afternoon.

BS Education freshman, Ralph Kalvin Dajao, also won first runner-up in the vocal solo OPM, the press release said.

Close to 1,000 athletic and cultural representatives from the six provinces of Western Visayas vied for top honors in 13 sporting disciplines, and 10 literary-musical events during the Meet on the theme, "WVPRISAA: Enhancing Total Development in a Healthy World."

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Commission on Higher Education regional director, Dr. Virginia Resurreccion, among others, attended the opening ceremony, the press release added.*

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AAB elects officers

Corazon Golez was elected president of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros during its general assembly Saturday at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City.

Also elected were Joan Honoridez as vice president, Marisol Alquizar – secretary, Michelle Ma Belle Tupaz – assistant secretary, Rafael Paderna – treasurer, Joanne Ferraris Gancita – assistant treasurer, Nonoy Etabag – auditor, Ian Valladarez – business manager, Mark Maquimay – public information officer, and Bogie Alvarado – sergeant-at-arms.

The members of the board are Harvey Salhay, Marq Herrera, Ramon delos Santos, Jecky Alano and Nunelucio Alvarado as ex-oficio.*CGS

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WNU bets rule vocal duet contest
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