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LCCB set to host
two US teachers

LCC Bacolod has been selected as host for the 2011 Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program and International Leaders in Education Program U.S. Teacher Exchange, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by the International Research and Exchanges Board, a press release from LCCB said. 

The U.S. State Department invited LCCB to host two U.S. teachers from June 17 to July 1. The two-way exchange program provides professional development opportunities to secondary school teachers around the world, the press release said.

The two teachers from the United States who are coming for two weeks are Antonio Caruso of Pennsylvania and Jeanette Ryan from Colorado, both English teachers.

At LCCB, the two will share best teaching practices through intercultural interactions, formal discussions, roundtable talks, and seminar-workshops with teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders of the College.

The guests will also be given chances to visit local schools, government and non-government agencies, and cultural/heritage sites in the province. The highlights of their program are an eight-hour workshop for the teaching community on the theme “harnessing best international practices in teaching and assessment” and team-teaching sessions with ESL teachers of LCCB.

The other U.S. teachers who applied for the program will visit 27 other countries in the Caucasus, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South and Central America, Middle East North Africa and SubSaharan Africa.

The exchange visit by Caruso and Ryan was made possible by their Filipino counterpart, Randdie Cuelo of LCCB, who went to the U.S. last year for a professional development program at Northern Kentucky University.

LCCB school president Sister Maria Myrna S. T. Concepcion said she is happy with this opportunity for the College to manifest its educational thrust for global competitiveness through international collaboration, the press release added.*

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Seniors’ Day
features historian

In celebration of the Philippine 113th Independence Day, the Seniors' Day at the mall featured local historian Modesto Sa-onoy who talked about World War II and the Guerilla War in Negros at the Northwing Event Centre of SM City Bacolod recently.

The officers and members of the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Bacolod listened to Sa-onoy narrate the story of the war in the province. Some senior citizens also shared their personal experience during the war, a press release from SM said.

Part of the activity was the Celebrity Seniors where birthday celebrators for the month blew cake candles while the group sang “Happy Birthday”. The celebrators were Lilia Anas, Rozalina dela Rosa, Aida Jimenea, Ninfa Sanz and Ervin Barbosa. The senior citizens haranista of DYHB RMN radio station also serenaded them with Hiligaynon songs.

The Seniors’ Day at the mall is held every second Tuesday of the month at SM City Bacolod to continue and sustain SM’s efforts in prioritizing the welfare of the senior citizens, the press release said.

SM has also improved its mall facilities to be elderly-friendly by creating priority lanes for the senior citizens, priority seating signages for the elderly and other priority notices have been strategically installed in SM malls to remind the public to always give the elderly the respect and care they deserve, it added.*

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Auditions for arts HS set

The Philippine High School for the Arts will hold its Region VI auditions in Bacolod City in November and NSG Music Studio is providing musical training for the scholarship auditions, Norma Sylvia Garbanzos said yesterday.

The PHSA scholarship is open to grade VI students of public and private schools graduating in 2012. This is a good opportunity for Bacolodnons to earn a spot in the limited scholarship, Garbanzos said.

PHSA that is located in Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna offers free board and lodging and a monthly stipend of P1,000.

The NSG Music Studio also accepts enrollees for voice and piano majors for students aged 4 years old and above. The studio also offers special promo for senior citizens for voice and piano majors, she added.

Garbanzos said interested parties may call 708-3630 or 0917-376-0766.*LTG

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