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Community project to start
in La Castellana barangay

The Southern Hills Christian College based in Perth, Western Australia, recently sent school chaplain Pastor Peter Chase and Student Affairs coordinator Paul Beacham for the groundbreaking ceremony of a community project at The Ikthus Reformation Center in Barangay Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, a press release from the group said.

The activity was also joined by Pastor Gary Visitacion, president of the Global Ministries Partnership International Inc., who was responsible for bringing the community project to IRC, the press release also said.

Pastor Steven Indino, local IRC director, said the community is grateful for the project that is expected to be completed November 2013.

The College has been involved in community service overseas for many years in various parts of the world, the press release added.*

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Campus journalism
lectures on

The Lasallian Students’ Press Conference will be conducted by The Spectrum and The La Salle Yearbook today until Sunday at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, a press release from the school said.

The lecture series will include “E-Prime” by Rene Hinojales; “Horror Fiction”, Vicente Groyon; “Special Topics: Cybercrime Law and Freedom of Information”, Raymond Palatino; art direction, Patrick Diokno; campus publication management, Jean Lee Patindol, and “Campus Journalism vs. Professional Journalism”, Hannah Papasin-Mariveles, the press release also said.

There will also be discussions on photojournalism, graphic design, photography and caricatures as graphic satire.

LSPCon is the annual journalism event that gathers campus journalists, artists, photojournalists, and publication heads from member schools of the De La Salle Philippines, and organized by the host school and the Alliance of Lasallian Campus Journalists and Advisers.

Registration fee for stay-in participants is P4,200, inclusive of workshop kits, four-day meals and accommodation, and P3,800 for stay-out delegates, the press release said.

For more information, those interested may contact Judy Rose Sayson at 432-1187 or 0915-7126314, email thespectrum.usls@gmail.com, or visit www.thespectrum.ph, the press release added.*

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Bacolod City national finalist
in Most Child-Friendly tilt

Bacolod City was a national finalist of the Presidential Award for the Most Child-Friendly City in the Philippines competition, a press release from the city said.

Councilor Em Ang received the award from executive director Brenda Vigo of the Council for the Welfare of Children and Undersecretary Austere Panadero of the Department of Interior and Local Government during rites held at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman in Quezon City, recently.

The Presidential Award is conferred on local government units in recognition of their roles in the sustained promotion of the children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation, and in ensuring child-friendly governance, the press release also said.

The other finalists were Mandaluyong, Olongapo, and Butuan, with Davao City as champion.

The activity was in coordination with the Child Friendly Movement, a nationwide effort to institutionalize the Convention on the Rights of the Child, that aims to make the community and the government adopt the child sensitive and child-friendly principles as a way of life, the press release added.*

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Fire prevention
continues in Silay

Fire prevention activities continue in Silay City, Negros Occidental, even if the Fire Prevention Month observance has ended, a press release from the city said.

Silay City Fire Station Insp. Vencie Jojo Aldeguer said fire and rescue teams have conducted a series of fora in barangays 1, 2, and Rizal on basic fire fighting and safety tips.

Four members of the Silay BFP are in Antipolo City for the training for instructors’ course and CADRE instructors’ workshop course under the enhancement of emergency response program of the United States Agency for International Development, in coordination with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, the press release said.

Personnel of the Silay BFP and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office are also participating in the 12th Summer Safety Institute of the Philippine Red Cross Negros Occidental-Bacolod City chapter, from April 15 to May 30, the press release added.*

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People & Events
Campus journalism lectures on
Bacolod City national finalist in Most Child-Friendly tilt
Fire prevention continues in Silay

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