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Pupils get raincoats

More than 1,000 students have availed of free raincoats,  slippers and books from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Western Visayas, military records show.

Maj. Gen. Vicente Porto, 3rd Infantry Division commander, said the books were donated by various non-government organizations for elementary students, while the raincoats and slippers were purchased, from proceeds of the recently-concluded shootfest and golf-for-a-cause, sponsored by the 3ID.

The recipients are students of Agloloway Elementary School, Ulo’t Mambusao, Jaena Sur, Ubog Primary Schools, as well as the Camp Jamindan Elementary School, all in Capiz.

Aside from providing some of the schools with multi-media learning educational system, Porto, in a statement, said that they also constructed a school building and 3-kilometer heavy-duty electrical posts.

“Because we know that education changes lives, we try to urge them (young students) to go to school by providing them with simple things. These are simple things that make their life a little bit easier and more comfortable,” Porto said, referring to raincoats and books, among others.

About P100,000 was also raised by the 3ID last year, for the purchase of raincoats, slippers, school bags, school supplies, among others, for the students of Agloloway, Jaena Sur  and Ubog in Jamindan alone, military records also showed.

This year, Porto said they were able to raise almost P250,000 in cash and in kind for the benefit of the 1,079 elementary students.*GPB

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Church celebrates
15th anniversary

The Negros Christian Church will celebrate its 15th anniversary tomorrow on the theme “Greater Heights” with a Worship Service at the 3rd Floor of Mayfair Plaza, Lacson Street, Bacolod City, at 9 a.m., followed by a fellowship and a program, a press release from the group said.

Formerly Bacolod City Christian Church, the Negros Christian Church was founded by 11 people headed by Edmund and Marriane Superio from the Metro Manila Christian Church, who arrived in Negros island on January 11, 1996, and had an inaugural service at the Sea Breeze Hotel on January 28, 1996.

The church is now led by evangelist Ronald Mendres and Women’s Ministry leader Menchie Mendres, and the church has more than a hundred members, including the children and the teen’s ministry, the press release said.

Its regular worship service is every Sunday at 9 a.m. at 2/F Villasor-Villanueva Building, Locsin Street, Bacolod City and the Mid-week Devotional is every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the same venue, the press release added.*

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Beauty products firm
joins Dinagyang Fest

Psalmstre Enterprises Inc., the Philippine’s leading manufacturer of New Placenta skin care products, Olive-C and Glutamin beauty soaps joined and supported the Dinagyang Festival, considered as a lavish version of Kalibo’s Ati-atihan.

The festival is recognized as the most popular tourism attraction of the country and it has consistently attracted foreign tourists and devotees of the Sto. Niño or the Child Jesus, a press release from Psalmstre said. 

Painted warriors of different tribes competed and displayed their skills, varieties of movements using spears and shields to the beat of the drums.  Each tribe’s presentation told about the lifestyle, rituals and beliefs of the early settlers or natives of Panay Island, the press release said.

Psalmstre Bacolod and Iloilo joined the tribal parade and distributed product samples in the major streets of Iloilo.

It also sponsored the Tribu Pan-ay, a contingent in Ati Dance Competition.  The dance competition is the main highlights of the festival, the press release said.   

Tribu Pan-ay of Forth San Pedro High School emerged as the 2011 Dinagyang  Ati Dance Competition champion beating last year’s winner, Tribu Paghida-et of Lapaz that placed first runner-up, the press release added.*

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Church celebrates 15th anniversary
Beauty products firm joins Dinagyang Fest

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