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Infra projects turned over

Rep. Ignacio Arroyo (Neg. Occ., 5th District) has provided his constituents several infrastructure projects conducive to learning, a press release from his office said.

The office of Arroyo, represented by Renato Duran, has turned over classroom buildings to Mayor Francisco Nazareno of Moises Padilla and Dr. Freddie Maningo, school director of Negros State College of Agriculture in the town recently, in the presence of 2nd District engineer Randolfo Melosantos.

The infrastructure projects include a classroom building at Guinpana-an National High School Odiong Extension in Barangay Odiong, Moises Padilla; classroom building at Guinpana-an National High School Main Campus; Guinpana-an National High School Poblacion Extension building in Barangay 1; PNP checkpoint building at the Municipal Stockyard Auction market in Barangay 1; Multi-Purpose Cooperative building (Vermi Composting Building) in Barangay 6 Poblacion; and classroom at the NSCA-Moises Padilla Campus Extension in Brgy. 7, Poblacion, the press release said.

Arroyo had asked local officials and school administrators and faculty to take care of these buildings and put these on proper use.

Nazareno and Maningo thanked Arroyo for these classrooms to Moises Padilla, the press release added.*

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Pension benefits
gab slated

Regional director Dr. Minda Brigoli of the Department of Social Welfare and Development invited the city through Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to send the heads of the local City Social Welfare Development Officer, and the head of the Office of Senior Citizens Association, to an orientation-seminar on Republic Act No. 9994, at Palmas del Mar Resort, Bacolod City, on March 28, a City Hall press release said.

RA 9994, or the “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010”, institutionalizes social protection by providing monthly pension for Indigent Senior Citizens.

It is designed to protect the poorest senior citizens from loss of income and unemployment as a result of illness, injury and disability. This social pension for indigent senior citizens is the fulfillment to the obligation of the government to protect the most vulnerable sector of society, the press release said.

The purpose of the orientation-seminar is to equip the provincial, city, or municipal social workers, OP focal person and OSCA heads with knowledge regarding the implementation of the social pension.

The orientation-seminar title is Orientation on the Guidelines of the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens, the press release added.*

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USLS-IS graduation
rites set today

A total of 219 students of the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School will graduate  6 p.m. today  at the St. La Salle Coliseum, a press release from USLS in Bacolod City said.

Christian Raymond Magbojos, salutatorian of high school Batch ’86, will be the guest speaker. Ma. Raisa Pandan is the class valedictorian, and Cheryl Marie Yu is the class salutatorian.

On Saturday, the five colleges of the university will hold their 54th Graduation Rites, the press release said.

These are the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Accountancy, Education, Engineering, and Law.

The graduation rites for the College of Nursing is on April 3.

The university this year has two summa cum laude’s, 22 magna cum laude’s, and 88 cum laude’s, the press release added.*

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TESDA assessment,
certification scheduled

Skilled workers, trainers and technical vocational education and training graduates are expected to benefit from the first National TVET Competency Assessment and Certification, which will be held on three separate dates this year across the country, a press release from the Technical Education Skills Development Authority said.

The first assessment will be held from March 28 to April 1 in TESDA Technology Institutes and selected venues in the country.

Director Yolanda Porschwitz said one primary objective of the synchronized assessment is to increase the number of certified Filipino workers and TVET graduates, so they can be qualified for good paying jobs, the press release said.

In Negros Occidental, the free assessment will be in the following qualifications: Construction (Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC III, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Plumbing NC II), ICT (Visual Graphics NC III, Programming NC IV, Computer Hardware Servicing NC II), Electronics (Consumer Electronics Servicing NC II, Automotive and Land Transport (Automotive Servicing NC II and Driving NC III).

Those who wish to apply may secure the assessment application form from the TESDA Provincial Office, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. The form may also be downloaded from the TESDA website at www.tesda.gov.ph, the press release added.*

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Pension benefits gab slated
USLS-IS graduation rites set today
TESDA assessment, certification scheduled

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