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Tanza ES alumni
homecoming set

The Tanza Elementary School in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental, will hold its 3rd Alumni Homecoming on May 18, with the theme, “Reminiscing the Past, Strengthening the Future”.

Alumni association president, Silay City Councilor Marie June Pavillar-Castro urged her schoolmates to attend the homecoming, and celebrate the 60th year of the school.

Fun and prizes-filled activities have been prepared by Class 1988, the Silver Jubilarians and host for the May 18 homecoming.

The games lined up are a videoke contest; a fashion-cum-variety show, featuring members of the various batches, who will model different color collections and present song and dance numbers; and coronation of the Homecoming Queen.

There will be on-site registration during the homecoming. The host class will give souvenir items to alumni who register on or before April 30.

The homecoming will start with a 6:30 a.m. mass at St. Roch Parish, followed by a motorcade from Brgy. Tanza to E.B. Magalona proper, and the opening program at the school grounds at 9 a.m.

To raise funds for the homecoming and alumni projects for the school, Castro said Batch 88 is selling raffle tickets. The winners will be drawn during the homecoming.

Prizes, included an iPad 2, a three-cubic feet personal refrigerator, a washing machine, and 10 consolation prizes of P500 cash each.

Graduates of the school, can check the Tanza Elem School Alumni facebook for more information about the homecoming.*GPB

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47 students pass TESDA
competency assessment

Forty-seven students recently passed the competency assessment of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in commercial cooking NC II at the University of St. La Salle Bacolod under its Life Skills program.

The group will have their completion rites at the Santuario de la Salle, 4 p.m. on April 30, a press release from the school said.

The program is an outreach for out-of-school youth aged 15 years old and above, in cooperation with the Training for Work Scholarship Program of TESDA, that provides training vouchers, the press release also said.

The training was handled by Julie Cortez, TESDA certified trainor, with guest trainors Judelyn Bigbig, Ma. Bettina Coscolluela, and Najie Nillos from the USLS Hospitality Management Department and Institute for Culinary Arts De La Salle; Rene Hinojales for communication arts and personality development; and Tony Arca and Joemarie Heradura for information technology, the press release said.

The completion rites is expected to be attended by the parents and guardians of the grantees; school officers, led by Marissa Quezon of the Business and Accountancy; and TESDA Negros Occidental director Lorena Yunque, the press release added.*

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Outreach conducted in Silay

The 131st medical dental mission of the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. was held at the Hinicayan Elementary School in Brgy. E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental recently, a press release from SIFI, said.

It said 237 sugar workers from nearby haciendas, small planters and their families benefited from the activity, and 202 availed of free medical consultations and medicines, 35 had dental extractions and more than 200 children and some adults were fed.

The mission was assisted by the Hawaiian-Philippine Company, headed by John Etaba and Rhyan Ivy Marquez; E. Lopez barangay council, represented by kagawad Debbie Jinon and Manny Malunes; and Hinicayan ES principal Mely Guzon and teachers, the press release said.

Doctors Milagros Amarra, Eirene Ayalin, Danilo Dueñas, Terry Gasataya and Rochelle Calleja, and dentist Maylen Tuares also joined the outreach that aims to provide medical, dental services and health education to sugar workers and their families, the press release also said.

Feeding materials were provided by the Loving Rose Mission Philippines and Ontario Gleaners of Canada. Prevalent illnesses discovered were upper respiratory tract infection, abdominal pain, severe cough and colds, fever and first degree malnutrition among children, hypertension, hyperacidity, LBM, gastritis, arthritis and anemia for adults, the press release added.*

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2 Bacolod students
win in math contest

Two students of St. John’s Institute in Bacolod City were second place winners in the 2013 Metrobank-MTAP-Math Challenge national finals conducted at the Metrobank Plaza in Makati City recently.

Grade 6 students Natalia Beatrice Dy and Jose Ignacio Locsin received trophies, medals, and P20,000 in cash prize. Shaquille Wyan Que and Adam Christopher Chan of the Grace Christian College in Quezon City won the first place; and Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio and Pamela Irisari of the Butuan City SPED Center, third place.

Dy and Locsin, champions in the MMC regional eliminations held at the Iloilo National High School in La Paz, Iloilo City, February 22, were trained by Nelsie Bravo, Mark Joseph Cruz, Julius Esparas, and Ely Oredina.

Bravo said it was the first time for students from Bacolod City to make it to the Top 3 in the national competition.*SGG

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47 students pass TESDA competency assessment
Outreach conducted in Silay
2 Bacolod students win in math contest

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