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USLS to conduct culture,
arts workshops in Bacolod

The second St. La Salle Academy of Arts and Culture summer workshops will be conducted on April 16 to May 17 at the USLS in Bacolod City, a press release from the school said.

The workshops will offer theater, music, visual arts, dance, literature and martial arts classes, including stage production, basic acting, voice, creative music production, pop songwriting, basic painting, basic hip-hop, creative writing for beginners, and the De La Salle Shindokan summer children karate clinic, the press release also said.

Registration is ongoing until April 13 at 2/F Student Activity Center of USLS. For more information, those interested may contact the school at 434-5998, or 434-6100 local 149, the press release added.*

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Suicide, autism talks held

An interactive forum on teen suicide and a series of talks on autism were held by the Philippine Mental Health Association Bacolod City-Negros Occidental Chapter and the Negros Alliance of Parents and Professionals for Autism, respectively, in Bacolod City recently, press releases from the groups said.

The teen suicide talk on the theme “ Too Young to Die” was conducted at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel and Resort, where Renato Lacanilao, chair of the PMHA board of management, delivered the opening message.

An institutional video was shown to acquaint the audience with the aims of the association. Chapter executive manager, Rose Jessica Octaviano, introduced the resource person, child and adolescent psychiatrist Ma. Jocelyn Gauzon-Gayares, who talked on cases of teen suicide in Bacolod and Negros Occidental, the press release also said.

Around 200 delegates from local government agencies, non-government and child welfare organizations, business establishments, schools, colleges, and universities in Negros Occidental attended the lecture, held in line with the PMHA's preventive education campaign.

Meanwhile, the NAPPA forum on autism on the theme “Autism: Varying Perspectives from a Doctor, a Teacher and a Parent” was participated in by 180 students, teachers, health workers and supporters at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod Government Center.

S peakers were Maricar Alejano, developmental pediatrician in Negros; May Amodia, special education teacher; and Melanie Sabino, mother of a 12-year-old son with autism, the press release said.

NAPPA is the first autism advocacy and support group in Negros founded by Sabino and Amodia, that aims to educate and support individuals with autism and their families.

Sabino is president and executive director of the group, Amodia, vice president; Kimberly Basilio, secretary; Belinda Siason, treasurer; Christine Longero, PIO and auditor, and Alejano as medical consultant, with Councilor Em Ang as honorary member.

Those interested in NAPPA and its advocacies, may visit https://www.facebook.com/NAPPA4Autism , or email nappa4autism@yahoo.com , the press release added.*


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Bacollywood workshops up

The Bacollywood Workshops 2013 intensive film and acting courses will be conducted by Produksyon Tramontina, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, on April 15 to May 10 at Gallery Orange in Mandalagan, Bacolod City, a press release from organizers said.

Workshop courses include film production by Manny Montelibano, digital post-production by Lawrence Fajardo and Paolo Lindaya, make-up for film and theatre, Carlos Durana; art direction for film, Gabby Fernandez; digital photography, RJ Lacson; basic acting, John Arceo and Jack Triño; and advanced acting by Gabby Fernandez and Tanya Lopez, the press release said.

For more details, those interested may visit Arielle Uychiat of the Bacollywood Office at Gallery Orange, Mondays to Saturdays, 2-9 p.m., or at https://facebook.com/bacollywood , the press release added .*

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Concert set in Bacolod

The international concert “The Cascades”, featuring original lead singer John Claude Gummoe, will be held April 10, at the Grand La Proa Ballroom of L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, a press release from organizers said.

“The Cascades” hit songs include “ There's A Reason” and “ Rhythm Of The Rain”, the press release also said.

The concert is organized by L'Fisher Hotel, in partnership with Steve O' Neal Productions, and t ickets are now available at the hotel's Sales and Marketing Office. Those interested may contact 433-3731 for inquiries and reservations, the press release added.*

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