Cauayan upland folk
get medical services
More than 500 indigent families in the hinterland sitios of Brgy. Camalanda-an and its neighboring areas in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, availed of medical-related services of Army doctors, with assistance from the office of Rep. Mercedes Alvarez and an Iloilo-based non-government organization, during the weekend.
Maj. Antonio Tumnog, commander of the 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion, said the Peace and Development Team headed by Sgt. Reynaldo Gabanto also acted as facilitators on social problems raised to concerned government agencies by the residents.
The Kayang-Kayang Missions International Inc. led by Isabel Grace Villegas and Pastor Rochie Escanlar of Cauayan Baptist Church also gave counseling, prayers, spiritual enlightenment and distributed Bibles and religious tracts to the patients.
Tumnog said 251 individuals benefited from the free medical consultation and treatment, 75 on dental services, 34 on circumcision, 52 on haircut and 19 on shiatsu massage.
Elderly indigents also received pouches of assorted groceries, medicines and vitamins.
Camalanda-an Brgy. Capt. Jimuel Dulla and members of the barangay council who had worked with them, and led to the successful turn-out, thanked the 47th Infantry Battalion, 3rd CMOB , 542nd Engineering Construction Battalion and the medical teams, for bringing the “one-stop-shop” outreach program in their far-flung community. Tumnog said.
The three Army battalions, that compose the Task Group South, is commanded by Lt. Col. Rodrigo Sosmena.* GPB
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De la Salle relic to
arrive in Bacolod
The relic of the Patron Saint of Teachers, St. John Baptist De La Salle, will be in Bacolod City on Oct. 1 until Oct. 22, a press release from the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod said.
The relic is a bone part from the arm of De La Salle and is enclosed in a glass.
The relic is expected to arrive at 10 a.m. Oct. 1, from Manila at the old Bacolod Airport, and will be enthroned at the San Sebastian Cathedral where a High Mass will take place at 12:15 p.m. on the same day.
Prayers and veneration of the relic at the Cathderal will then follow until midnight.
On October 2, the relic will be transferred to St. Joseph School-La Salle in Villamonte where it will stay until October 11 after which will be moved to the Main Chapel of the University of St. La Salle for public viewing on October 12 to 21.
Prayers and veneration of the relic is open to the public, the press release said.
The relic will be brought back to Manila on October 22.
The visit of De La Salle’s relic in the country is in line with the celebration of the centenary of Lasallian presence in the Philippines, the press release added.*
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Cooking tilt set at mall
SM Supermalls will celebrate the flavors of Philippine regional cuisine with its My City My SM My Cuisine campaign.
The SM mall-wide culinary roadshow will stop at SM City Bacolod to feature personalities who play important roles in the rich food tradition and industry of the city and Negros Occidental, a press release from the mall said.
An open category cooking contest featuring two signature recipes from Bacolod will be held October 26, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the North Transport Terminal of SM City Bacolod.
It will highlight Bacolod’s chicken inasal and piyaya that will have two winners, one for the entrée and one for the dessert.
Those interested may submit their information such as name, address, occupation (if student, state your school, course and level), choice of menu (inasal or piyaya) and recipe for six serving together with your thoughts on food and Filipino cuisine to email@example.com.
Winners for the entrée and dessert will receive P5,000 worth of SM Gift Pass each and gift packs from SM Homeworld, while other participants will be given 1,000 worth of SM Gift Pass and gift packs from SM Homeworld.
Deadline for submission of application is on October 11, the press release added.*
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K of C holds installation
The Knights of Columbus Bacolod Mother Council 3348 held the installation
of their new officers, committee directors, and chairmen for Columbian Year 2011-2012 recently at their headquarters at Villa Valderrama Subdivision in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Fr. Felix Pasquin is the parish chaplain.
Installed were Grand Knight Fenido Piodos; Ramon Pontioso, deputy grand knight;. Leovigildo Tinosan, chancellor; Eduardo Gamboa, financial secretary; Raymundo Manganti, treasurer; Rolando Martinez, recorder; Jovito Geroso, recorder; Elpidio Telmoso, warden;
Porfirio Davila, advocate; Rodolfo Duhilag, inside guard; Felixberto Barrera, outside guard; Renerio Ganzon, trustee;. Marcelo Sillolar, trustee; Romeo Dellomes, trustee, and Porfirio Davilla, lecturer.
Inducted as directors and chairmen’s were Ramon Pontioso, program director; Raymundo Manganti, church director; Norman Alvarado, vocation chairman; Randy Bravo, community; Leovigildo Tinosan, pro-life; Rodolfo Duhilag, health service; Daniel Corcelles, council director; Ranulfo Gonzales, public information; Elpidio Telmoso, family director; Rogelio Cabalhin, youth;
Jose Dioquino Jr., Columbian squires; Fenido Piodos, member director; Rolando Martinez, recruitment director; Cicerio Cordova, recruitment; Jose Rizalino Tayson, recruitment; Romeo Dellomes, retention chairman; Renerio Ganzon, insurance promotion; Porfirio Davilla, lecturer; Leovigildo Tinosan, profile chair couple; Raymundo Manganti, building administrator; Danilo Requina Sr., asstistant building administrator, and Eduardo Bejada, sports coordinator.
District Deputy V-III SK Dannyl Yap and Grand Knight Fenido Piodos distributed the certificates of recognition to the newly-installed officers and directors.*HLG
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