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GMA gives special awards

Trophies and cash prizes were received by Silay City in Negros Occidental and the Adventurers group in the local government unit and open categories, respectively, from the GMA Network at the recent 8th BacoLaodiat Festival in Bacolod City.

The awarding of special awards was in line with the BacoLaodiat giant snake lantern competition, a press release from the station said.

The network participated in the revelry with its stars Alden Richards, Chynna Ortaleza, Benjamin Alves, Mark Heras and Kris Bernal joining the festival’s opening program at the North Capitol Road main stage, the press release also said.

Starting with the ceremonial lighting up of the lanterns from the Chopsticks Alley down to the Lacson Tourism Strip, GMA heated up the celebration with local band performances, fun games and prizes, and dance and song performances, the press release added.

Meanwhile, GMA TV 13 and 30 Western Visayas will hold a bloodletting activity at the Bacolod City College main campus in Brgy. Taculing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 22, on the theme “Donate Blood. Save Lives”.

The activity is in line with the Love Month and 63rd anniversary celebration of the station. Those interested to donate blood may contact its Events and Promo Department at (034) 434-6254, or the GMA TV 13 & 30 Facebook, the press release added.*

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‘Pureza’ sugar documentary
at SM Bacolod on Feb. 21-22

“Pureza: The Story of Negros Sugar” will be shown by the Negros Pureza Foundation and SM City Bacolod at Cinema 3 on Thursday and Friday, with screening times at noon, 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., a press release from the foundation said.

Proceeds from the movie’s ticket sales will go to the Negros Pureza Foundation and Tapulanga Foundation.

Filmed in a span of three years, “Pureza is the first full-length documentary film on the struggling sugar industry of Negros island, and is both a personal and factual perspective of the rollercoaster ride of the industry from the Spanish/American era to the present,” the press release also said.

It is a production of the Negros Pureza Foundation and Bonfire Productions Inc., in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Seventh Films; directed by cinematographer Jay Abello, and had been earlier screened in Bacolod and Manila. It is currently on a road tour, screening to thousands of students and the public nationwide, the press release said.

A special screening of Peque Gallaga’s short film “Bayi sa Aparador” will also be conducted, and limited edition eco-bags will be given to early ticket buyers.

Tickets can be bought from the Negros Showroom at Lacson Street, at Robinsons Place, or at Café Uma. For more details or student and group discounts, those interested may contact Pureza Foundation president Joey Gaston at 0917-5476278 or 702-1006, or Micmic Abello-Golez at 0920-9514232, the press release added.*

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‘Pureza’ sugar documentary at SM Bacolod on Feb. 21-22

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