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Ombudsman Visayas offers
public accountability seminar

The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas Region 6 is offering a free one-day seminar on public accountability to public officials and employees of the different government agencies and local government units, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.

The seminar aims to provide participants with the knowledge and make themselves more effective in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.

Topics to be discussed during the seminar are Republic Act No. 6770 (The Ombudsman Act of 1989); Republic Act No. 6713 (The Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees); Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act); and COA Rules and Regulations on Cash Advances and the Proper Use of Government Vehicles.

The Office of the Ombudsman will send speakers to the requesting agency/local government unit. Participants will be given seminar kits and certificates of participation.

Interested agency/LGU must write a letter to Pelagio Apostol, deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas, CAP Building, Gen. Luna Street, Iloilo City, indicating as well the number of participants expected to attend, the press release said.

For inquiries, interested parties may call Evangeline Ganibe-Nuñal or Maria Luvilla Gaurana at telefax (033) 5089658 and 5094655, or through the OMB Text Hotline Number 09178898662 or, email at ombudsmanro6@yahoo.com, the press release added.*

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Kiddie superstar
contest shelved

The SM BacoLaodiat Kiddie Superstar contest, scheduled for Jan. 30, has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the mall management’s control, a press release from SM said.

To usher in the BacoLaodiat Festival, which is a celebration of the Chinese New Year, SM City Bacolod nevertheless is holding the Chinese Minority Costume and BacoLaodiat Photo Exhibit, at the East Bridgeway that will run until Jan. 31. It aims to create public awareness on Chinese culture and Chinese New Year celebration, the press release said.

Trinity Christian School headed by its principal Esther Jane Uy will also hold a Chinese Cultural show entitled “A Taste of China” on Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Northwing Event Centre of SM City Bacolod. A Wushu and Taichi exhibition will also be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the same venue.

The Bacoloadiat Zodiac Lantern Exhibit showcasing the different Chinese Zodiac symbols, is set February 6 to 12, at the North and South Al Fresco areas. There will also be Chinese FEAST-tival, a showcase of Chinese food, on February 5 at 1 p.m. at the Event Centre, the press release said.

The festival will end with an SM BacoLaodiat Champion’s Night on February 6 at 6 p.m. at the Event Centre of SM City Bacolod, the press release added.*

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Solidarity day held at UNO-R

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Campus Ministry held the 15th Solidarity Day on yesterday, at the university gymnasium on the theme “Planted and Built up in Jesus Christ, Firm in Faith,” a press release from UNO-R in Bacolod City said.

This event aims to foster unity and friendship among the members of the UNO-R community in fellowship and in the Eucharist.

The Solidarity Day was founded by Fr. Fernando Hernando, on August 16, 1992 on the theme “Towards Building Community,” after which, the Campus Ministry together with the REED Department continues to celebrate it, the press release said.

The event started at 7 a.m. at the university football field with a walk of life. Fr. Andy Satura gave a talk about “Batang Rekoleto: Magtubo kay Kristo, Maghamtong sa Pagtu-o”. The Solidarity Day ended with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass officiated by Fr. Arnold Deletina of the Diocesan Commission on Youth, the press release added.*

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Kiddie superstar contest shelved
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