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The Filipino Tenors awarded
best all-male performing group

The Filipino Tenors, with a member from Bacolod, won the Best All Male Performing Group award during the 33rd Dangal Ng Bayan Awards at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila Tuesday night.

The group is composed of Miguel Castro - the Kundiman Tenor, Johann Enriquez - the Pop Tenor, David Ezra Cruz - the Broadway Tenor, Bacoleño Jenmai Buntalilid - the Cross Over Tenor, and Christian Nagaño - the Classical Tenor.

Buntalilid, a graduate of the University of St. La Salle, is from Bacolod City, and the family of Johann Enriquez hails from La Carlota City.

Other awardees were Lea Salonga, Pilita Corrales, Charice Pempengco, German Moreno and Manny Pacquiao.

The Filipino Tenors was also awarded the Best New Artist (Group) during the in the 2012 Aliw Awards.

The group just came from a successful concert tour in Australia.*

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NGO intensifies
anti-child labor campaign

The PagAaral ng Bata para sa Kinabukasan, or ABK, non-government organization yesterday reported its accomplishments in the campaign to combat child labor through education, in a press release it issued.

Daphne Culanag, project director for ABK 3 LEAP, or Livelihoods, Education, Advocacy and Protection, said the first and second phases of the campaign were implemented with the departments of Education and the Labor and Employment.

She said they addressed the six worst forms of child labor which a commercial sex trade, mining, deep sea fishing, sugarcane, pyrotechnics production, and scavenging, and the third phase focuses on child labor in sugarcane-producing provinces of the country, the press release said.

The ABK projects are supported by the United States Labor Department that sent external evaluators for the first two phases the press release said.

Culanag said they have assisted more than 60,000 children all over the country and plan to help 50,000 more child laborers with phase 3, the press release added.*

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Outreach
conducted in Bacolod

An outreach mission was held by the Bacolod City Sampaguita Lions Club at the Home for the Blind in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod recently, a press release from the club said.

Grocery packs and livelihood assistance were given to the residents and a story-telling session was held for the children in line with the Reading Action program of the Lions Clubs International. Residents were also treated to snacks of arroz caldo, siopao and juice, the press release said.

Club president Charie Ginete-Ilon, Gefel Joy Santillan, Cecilia Sayson, Myrna Servando, Tess Gensoli, Lourdes Luzuriaga, Gloria Gensoli, Vilma Laurente, Christina Magbojos, Emilia Gonzales, Vicente Bonnin, Jo Hilado, Vicky Ledesma, Sharon Jornadal, Mepa Conde, Terry Falsis and Tina Antonio were present at the mission.

It was supported by the GMA TV Network, FGY Foundation Inc., and Girls Scout of the Philippines, USLS Chapter. Rosendo Castillo of the Home for the Blind thanked the Lions for their support to the facility, the press release added.*

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People & Events
NGO intensifies anti-child labor campaign
Outreach conducted in Bacolod

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