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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, January 17, 2011
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Parties to end 2010


What better way to end the Year of the Tiger 2010 than to hold parties to usher the new year of the Metal Rabbit, 2011, not just with chic and style,  butwith a bang!

The Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital did just that andmarked its  60th anniversary at the Pavilion, recently, attended by 450 medical staff and hospital administration personnel.

Each hospital department came up with individual theme presentations with  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Elves, Santa Claus and the Reindeers, and another group as tribesmen.

The departments presented the Lion King and the Safari, Broadway dance musicale, and pop and current musical genre.

Best costume award was bagged byEva Tecson with her magnificent Lady Gaga look, while a male nurse who came as a Christmas tree also won a similar prize.


With owner couple Reynaldo and Mary Grace Eusebio present, about 160 employees and business partners of  the  Galleon Enterprises wore futuristic-inspired costumes for a yuletide gathering at Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod.

Employees from 20 branches in Negros and Cebu attended. Five employees were named best in costumes while the North Area carted away with the best presentation prize.

Manila-based Jaime Alcantara, president of a major phone brand provider attendthe affair.

Employees who had served the company for at least 10 years were recognized, and a  much-awaited raffling off of various home and kitchen appliances followed.


Anchored on the theme “Merci Christmas @ 15” about 500 Merci employees representing various outlets also bonded at a party at its Bakeshop Compound in Villamonte, Bacolod. President and chief executive officer Jonathan Manuel Lo gave a message at the affair also attended by his wife, family, and other VIP’s.

General manager Jothan Paul Londres gave words of inspiration, before the Macho Gay Search -- that had everyone bursting intolaughter was the  curtain opener.Home appliances were given during the raffle.*


Kudos to the Bago City government under the stewardship of Mayor Ramon “Monet” Torres and Vice Mayor Nicholas “Nick” Yulo for successfully staging its third edition of the “Lights of Bago” to greet the new year with fireworks display.

The 15-minute fireworks and splendid pyrotechnics presentation awed not just the Bagoeños but also local tourists who witnessed the event.

We’ll be glad to see more of that next year.*

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