Negros transgender forum held
A forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or LGBT, was recently conducted by the Ladlad Negros group at the Sweet City Captel and Benjamin Hall in Bacolod City, on the theme “Negrense LGBTs: Educated. Motivated. Mobilized. Empowered”, its press release said.
The activity aimed to strengthen the networks of LGBT groups in Negros, mobilize them to be involved in socio-political issues, and come up with action plans for the rights and welfare of the sector. Issues discussed included grave scandal, vagrancy and prostitution, anti-trafficking, indecent shows; laws relating to intimate relationships, particularly violence against women and children, sexual harassment, rape; and employment rights, hate crimes/gay killings, and how to push for local anti-discrimination ordinances, the press release said.
It was held in partnership with the Rainbow Rights Project and the Bacolod and Negros Gender Identity Society, or BANGIS, and attended by members of the Cross Breeds Plus Inc; Victorias and Bago LGBT groups, Bangga Sixty-Nine Bisexual Clan, LGBT Guild–Negros Oriental State University; Ladlad Dumaguete, International Sisterly Formation in Tanjay City, and the Dumaguete HIV/AIDS Peer Educators attended the forum, the press release added.*
nsan, Michelle Jean Villanueva, Renato Jaco, Arman Gudio and Marvin Hilay of John B. Lacson College Foundation, that the students visited.*
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Koreans hold outreach in
Bago, La Castellana
Volunteers of the Da Ham Group of Goyang, South Korea, recently held a medical mission that benefited around 400 indigent residents of communities being served by Alter Trade Corporation in Negros Occidental, a press release from the company said.
The two-day mission, on the theme “Getting Together, Reaching Out, and Helping People,” was held at the Dama Farm Workers Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in La Castellana, and in Brgy. Iijan, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
The activity was in cooperation with Alter Trade Manufacturing Corporation, the Municipal Health Office of La Castellana, headed by Dr. Nenita Sol, and the Bago City Health Office under Dr. Felix Valenzuela, the press release also said.
The outreach was in line with the 25thanniversary celebration of the company in July, the press release added.*
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Capitol to mark 27th EDSA
The 27th EDSA People Power Revolution will be commemorated by the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, with flag-raising rites at the Provincial Park at 7:45 a.m. on February 25, to be attended by multi-sector representatives, a press release from the Capitol said.
The program will include EDSA-themed song numbers to be rendered by the Provincial Capitol Employees Choir, students of Ching Dance Studio will perform an interpretative dance number, and the Negros Occidental High School Brass Band will showcase a music entertainment.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will deliver a message, and will turn over insurance claims, worth P1.3 million, to beneficiaries of the Barangay Insurance Program for tanods, officials and employees, the press release also said.
The tripartite project of the province with the local government units and the barangays provides death benefits of P50,000 to P100,000, and P5,000 medical assistance to enrolees in the barangays. The program has extended more than P30 million in assistance to over 300 beneficiaries since it started in 2002, the press release added.*
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