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Beatbox talents flourish

The diverse group of talented personalities, including rappers, vocalists, acoustic bands, disc jockeys, hiphop aficionados, and break dancers, is being promoted by SASinc Entertainment Ventures, a press release from the company said.

The beatbox group, Vocal FX, is just one of the many notable talents that the company is introducing to the people of Bacolod City. The group formed only fairly recently, but they have been performing to various audiences of the city.

In December, they performed at MO2 and the next day, they captivated their audience at MO2 Wave. A member of the group also won the beatbox competition at Tribu, the press release said.

The art of human beatbox is a simulation of musical instruments using only the mouth, lips, tongue and voice. The variety ranges from drums to disco beats. This art, however, is not new, but it is just starting out in the local music scene.

Videos of these artists abound on video streaming websites and usually garnering many fans. One of them is Mike Tompkins from Ilderton, Ontario whose videos earned him millions of watchers in YouTube, the press release said.

SASinc has plans to hold entertaining events this coming year to introduce more of their talents to the public, as well as seek out more talented individuals.

Club Sibeeria, the hottest hub in Bacolod City, will be the venue for a Grand Hip Hop party on January 21, at 8 p.m. The main event will be a Human Beatbox Solo and Group Competition.

On January 28, the production team will hold a Hip Hop showdown in the same venue. The tickets for these events are available upon request, the press release said.

Those who wish for more information on beatbox may call Richi Vargas at Tel. Nos. +639177003799 or +639396248689, or email to sasincpro@gmail.com or sasincmktg@gmail.com, the press release added.*

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PHO consultative gab set

The Negros Occidental Health Office will conduct a consultative meeting, evaluation, and program updates on health promotion and education on Jan. 28 at O'Hotel in Bacolod City, PHO education coordinator Jenny Saron said yesterday.

Health education and promotion officers from the 31 cities and municipalities in the province will report on the implementation and health education campaign, health class programs, and promotional activities from their areas, as far as health issues are concerned, Saron said.

She said PHO has to make sure that all the health services needed by each municipality and city are provided. PHO also want to monitor how far each local government unit has gone with their health programs.

Among the services that PHO provides are maternal and child health and nutrition, family planning and counseling, communicable and non-communicable diseases, immunization, environmental sanitation, and lifestyle diseases like diabetes and kidney failure, she also said.*LTG

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Dinagsa tilts calendared

Cadiz City under Mayor Patrick Escalante will celebrate the 37th Dinagsa Festival on January 22 to 30, with eight tribes participating in the Dinagsa competition during the “Lamhitanay Festival” on January 30, a press release from Cadiz, in Negros Occidental said.

Participating tribes are the 3 Marias Tribe of Barangays Zone IV, Luna and Sicaba; Bobucad Tribe of barangays Andres Bonifacio, Burgos and Caduhaan; Bulawanon Tribe of barangays Tinampaan, Zone III and Mabini; Hitalon Tribe of barangays Zone VI, Zone I and Cadiz Viejo; Tibanda Tribe of barangays Tiglawigan, Banquerohan and Daga; Tribu Aeta of Barangay Celestino Villacin; Majeca Tribe of barangays Cabahug, Magsaysay and Jerusalem; and Tribu Yab-Yab Doongol of barangays Zone V, Zone II and VF Gustilo.

The festivities will start with the DRFGMNHS alumni homecoming, shootfest and Sangguniang Kabataan Day; Invitational Air Soft, Boxing Tournament, Dog Show, motorcade of Sto. Niño de Cadiz and Battle of the Bands on January 23; Holy Mass and the opening of Cadiz Information Center, Agro-Industrial Fair and Tukib Art Exhibit on January 24; and exhibition basketball games and RMN Hip-Hop Dance Contest on January 25, the press release said.

Other activities are concelebrated mass, fluvial parade and procession and search for Dinagsa Queen 2011, Ginoong Cadiz 2011, Paralympiada, Best of Negros Festival 2011, ABC Night, Dinagsa Competition, Tribe’s Endurance/ Lamhitanay Festival, awarding ceremony, street party and the fireworks display. 

Meanwhile, candidates vying for the Dinagsa Queen 2011 title are Audrey Grace Baruc, Ira Chris Egca, Andrea De Guzman, Stephanie Monserate, Angela Joy Johns, Rovelyn Elmission, Rhonna Mae Yee, and, Russel Baño.

Ginoong Cadiz 2011 candidates are Ryan Labrador, George Kevin Barilea, Ramon Cesar Mahipus, Melvan Villa, Kurt Daren Micabel, Eduard Joseph Brillantes, Jeffrey Paglinawan, and, Keene Castillo, the press release added.*

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