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GAD stakeholders
hold summit in city

The Negros Occidental government, with the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Team, conducted a Stakeholders’ Summit Tuesday, at the Benjamin Hall in Bacolod City highlighted by the turnover of financial assistance, a Capitol press release said.

Chairperson Remmy Rikken of the Philippine Commission on Women under the Office of the President was the guest speaker, who tackled the rights and important roles of women in society.

Gender and development was institutionalized in February 12, 1992 through Republic Act No. 7192, or the Women in Development and Nation Building Act. It provides them equal rights and opportunities with men, and ensures their full participation and involvement in the development process, the press release said.

Plaques of Appreciation were given to Board Member Mae Javellana, SP Committee on Women, Family and Gender Equality, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Ma. Lina Sanogal, and Provincial Budget Officer Percival Salado Jr. for their support to the GAD programs.

Symbolic checks were also turned over to various stakeholders for the support for the welfare of disabled persons – P1.5 million; strengthening of inter-local health zone – P2 million; Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program – P15 million; hospitalization of barangay health workers – P200,000; solo parent welfare act program – P150,000; NOPPCCEN program – P400,000; integrated community development program – P300,000; positive skills promotion and assistance for youth – P300,000; enhancement of ERPAT program – P450,000, support to provincial council for women – P600,000; barangay nutrition scholars project – P4,974,400; day care workers and children’s program – P200,000; Negros Occidental scholarship program – P21,760,000; assistance to indigenous peoples – P680,000; food production for nutritionally vulnerable families – P4,592,000; operationalization of women and children center – P3,736,563; committee on decorum and investigation – P300,000; and GAD focal point support program – P300,000, the press release said.

Board Member Helen Zafra, chairman of the SP Committee on Social Welfare and Services, gave the closing remarks, the press release added.*

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Dog show funmatch set
for LCC foundation day

The Philippine Rottweiler Club-Western Visayas Chapter invites the public to the First Foundation Day Dog Show Funmatch of La Consolacion College, in Bacolod City, today, a press release from organizers said.

Prizes for 36 best of breed, eight best in group, best puppy, and top three best of show include certificates, trophies, dogfood, fun products from our sponsors, and a room night at a resort hotel.

Registration of entries begins at 1 p.m., while the dog show begins at 3 p.m. in the school quadrangle. Rottweiler Club chapter president, Eva Si Coruna, said the show will be judged by Dr. Rodney Ta-ala, a member of the Philippine Canine Club Inc., the press release said.

The dog show is being organized in coordination with the College Alumni – LCC Bacolod in order to draw LCCians, their families, friends, and the general public to visit the school and see how it has grown.

After the dog show, the alumni will be gathering in the school quadrangle for the election of college alumni officers and for Waka Wacky Alumni Night at 6 p.m. Alumni of the different high-school and college batches will be recognized together with the 92nd Foundation Day “LCCian Gid” Awardees, the press release said.

One of the evening’s highlights will be the raffle of a 32” Sony LCD television set, a 10.1”Asus netbook, one of three 7” Touchscreen PCs, and other prizes.

Elizabeth Cabuguas, an alumna, long time instructor, international volunteer worker, and executive director of community outreach programs will give the inspirational message. Hosting the affair is the College Alumni - LCC Bacolod and Arfien Forever Inc. Alumni are requested to come in their wackiest get-up, the press release said.

Other activities lined up as part of the 92nd Foundation Day celebration are the Thanksgiving Mass this morning, Service Awards to be given by the school administration to teaching and non-teaching staff, and the three day Alumni Art Exhibit and Memory Wall in the Main Lobby at Galo-Gatuslao streets, the press release added.*

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Club conducts feeding

A group of volunteers from the Association of Philippine Physicians in America Auxiliary, in coordination with the Talisay City (Host) Lions Club, recently fed a group of malnourished and undernourished students of Talisay City, Negros Occidental, a press release from organizers said.

Joel Libo-on, Club charter president, said the APPA Auxiliary headed by president Juris Judalena with APPA auxiliary officer Judy Libo-on Bofill and some APPA Auxiliary volunteers conducted the feeding for 305 students.

The beneficiaries are also recipients of the continuous feeding program given by the club from four adopted public schools. These are Tayabas Elementary School, Talisay South Elementary School, Catabla Baybay Elementary School and the Cabatangan Elementary School, the press release said.

The group also participated in the joint medical-surgical mission of the Talisay City (Host) Lions Club, Association of Philippine Physicians in America) and the Talisay City Government recently, the press release added.*

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