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Gallaga film to be screened

The nine-minute film “Bayi sa Aparador (Girl in Dresser)” of Bacoleño director Peque Gallaga will be shown tomorrow and Thursday at SM City Bacolod, together with the full-length “Pureza” sugar documentary, a press release from organizers said.

“Bayi…” is purely in Hiligaynon and is one of the many films in the Philippines that has been entered in the 5th Cinema Rehiyon non-competition film festival, that showcases the works of filmmakers from various regions.

It is written and directed by Gallaga, with Mike Gary as cinematographer; Cedric Regino, editor; Ericson Navarro, production designer; and Charles Hilado, Jo Macasa and Solenn Heussaff, cast members, the press release also said.

“Bayi…” will be shown after “Pureza: The Story of Negros Sugar”, at SM Bacolod Cinema 3, that will be screened 12noon, 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:45 p.m., the press release added.*

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Brgys receive
P1.3M projects

Six barangays of Negros Occidental received P1,399,440 yesterday in financial assistance for their projects, from Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.

Marañon presented the checks to officials of barangays Igmaya-an in Don Salvador Benedicto; Malubon, in Sagay City; Aguisan, Himamaylan City; Tabao Baybay, San Enrique; and 1 and IV in Victorias City, a press release from the Capitol said.

The funds will be used for the construction of a drainage system, foot walk and footbridge, canopy for a tricycle terminal, purchase of medicines, and multi-purpose vehicle, and the construction of a basketball court, the press release added.*

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Bacolod teachers to
get scholarships

Fifty English teachers of Bacolod City public schools will receive scholarships for the English Proficiency Intervention Program of the University of St. La Salle, in partnership with the Ascentify Learning Media Inc. and Edulynx Corp., a press release from the school said.

Elias Diamantopolous and Raymond Ang, chief executive officers of Ascentify and Edulynx, respectively, presented to the Bacolod City government the Software Scholarship Certificate that cited the unwavering support of Mayor Evelio Leonardia in promoting English proficiency and effective communication skills in Bacolod, thus raising the quality of education of students”, the press release also said.

The Canadian-company Ascentify and Philippine-based Edulynx have forged a partnership with the USLS on the EPIP, that allows English learners to individually and interactively work on their reading and listening comprehension, oral pronunciation and vocabulary through an interactive, online, and multi-sensory program.

EPIP has been implemented as part of the English curriculum of the school to enhance the students’ language skills, and recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, the press release added.*

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Workshop-seminar
for inmates ongoing

A slipper-making workshop-seminar is being attended by 20 inmates of the San Carlos City Jail in Negros Occidental, a press release from the BJMP said.

The activity, that ends today, is in cooperation with the City Cooperatives and Livelihood Development Office of the San Carlos city government. The opening program was graced by Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr., Vice Mayor Edgardo Quisumbing and members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the press release also said.

Senior Insp. Castle Masip, jail warden, said the activity aims to help the inmates become better individuals and learn skills for lawful and decent living. He thanked the city government for its continuous support to the programs of the BJMP, the press release added.*

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People & Events
Brgys receive P1.3M projects
Bacolod teachers to get scholarships
Workshop-seminar for inmates ongoing

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