16 CHMSC graduates pass
engineering licensure exams
The Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, got a 100 percent passing rate in the recent Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations by the Professional Regulation Commission, with all its 16 graduates successfully hurdled the exams.
The new engineers are Sheila Mae Alcantara, Ruby Rose Aranas, Manilyn Bartolo, Mark Anthony Bayotas, Jufil Belecina, Alvin Rey Calbario, Reymar Castronuevo, Pedro Catalbas, Ivy Delfin, Jovel Delfin, Donna Mae Gallego, John Martin Gazo, Russheljem Pabalinas, Mary Ann Pedrajas, Michelle Kimberly Perez, and Shenin Keith Salmingo.
The November examinations were the third time that the school achieved a 100 percent passing rate.
The national passing rate is 48.12 percent.
CHMSC was ranked as the top performing school in the civil engineering examinations by the PRC in 2009.*PP
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among best in WV
The Public Information Division of Negros Occidental was among the Best Performing Public Information Offices in Western Visayas and was awarded during the Information Officers Year-End Conference and Awards in Iloilo City recently, a press release from the Capitol said.
NegOcc information officers Florentina Magbanua of the National Irrigation Administration and Cynthia Luz Chua of the National Food Authority were also awardees for Best Performing IOs, the press release also said.
The six other winning information offices are the National Statistics Office in Aklan; Antique Police Office in San Jose, Antique; Capiz Provincial Press Bureau in Roxas City, Iloilo Public Information and Community Affairs Office-Governor’s Office, the Passi City Public Information Office and PhilHealth 6 Public Information Division.
Director Janet Mesa of the Philippine Information Agency in Western Visayas said the awards recognize the exemplary performance of the IOs of local and national government units in development communication, the press release said.
The PIA, meanwhile, recognized Ritzy Robles Malo-oy of the West Negros University official publication, The Wesneco Torch, as one of the Best Performing School Paper Advisers in the College Press Conference Awards 2013, also in Iloilo City, recently, a press release from the school said.
Malo-oy is the information and publication coordinator under the Office of Academic Support Services of WNU, the press release added.*
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LINK Clubs elect
The Lusog Isip ng Kabataan Club, a school-based mental health group organized by the Philippine Mental Health Association, recently elected its federation in Bacolod City, a press release from the PMHA said.
Elected were Neil Russell Sotto of the Bacolod Christian College of Negros, president; Glen Mark Gonzales (Luis Hervias National High School), vice president; Bea Buencosejo (Mansilingan Agro-Industrial HS), secretary; Becs Baldago (Negros Occidental HS), assistant secretary; Carla Deguera (Luisa Medel NHS), treasurer; Jan Christian Notarte (Colegio San Agustin Bacolod) assistant treasurer; and Dionesa Mae Dionesa (Generoso Villanueva NHS), public information officer; and Shalain Adle of NOHS, immediate past president, the press release also said.
Mary Nicole Grecia (La Consolacion College) will head the Christmas socialization special committee. Other committees are the outreach from Bata NHS, trainings, Domingo Lacson NHS, and special projects from the Bacolod City NHS.
The election was facilitated by Renato Lacanilao and Rose Jessica Octaviano, chair and chapter executive manager of PMHA Bacolod, respectively, and the advisers of the LINK Club, the press release added.*
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Hog raisers give
relief aid in Sagay
Two hundred families affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” in Brgy. Molocaboc in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, received relief packs recently from the members of the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association in Negros Occidental.
Marylyn Alabia, PVO AHRANO coordinator, said the relief packs included several kilos of rice, used clothing, canned goods and a pack of noodles.
Hog raisers from the towns of Toboso, Murcia, Valladolid, Salvador Benedicto, Cauayan and La Castellana and the cities of Escalante, Cadiz, Talisay and Himamaylan, participated in the distribution of the relief goods.*Mara Kathleen C. Dela Minez
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UNO-R students hold
pet exhibit for a cause
A pet exhibit was held by the Monsters Keepers Club, a campus organization mostly of freshmen Animal Science students of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos at the school auditorium recently, a press release from the UNO-R said.
Endemic reptiles, rodents and insects were shown, and a lecture on the care and handling of pets was held. Proceeds of the exhibit were donated by club president Marvin Guile Alova to Mely Flores of the University Community Development Office for the relief operations of the school for victims of super-typhoon “Yolanda”, the press release also said.*
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