Health professionals to
hold ‘White Mass’
The Bacolod Diocesan Commission on Health Care, chaired by Fr. Ruel Jundos, chaplain of the Riverside Medical Center, is inviting all doctors, nurses, midwives, medical technologists, and all allied health professionals, both from the private and government sector, to attend the 5th annual White mass on January 14, 6 p.m. at the Shrines of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist Church).
The activity is organized by the Negros Occidental Medical Society and the Canlaon Medical Society on the theme “Hand in Hand We Move Forward with Faith in our Hearts.”
Members of both groups have committed to participate in this yearly event.
The commission is co-chaired by Fr. Pons Arrojo, chaplain of The Doctors' Hospital, and Fr. Romy Mendoza, chaplain of CLMMRH.*NAB
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Around 349 sugar workers and their dependents benefited from the 125th medical dental mission of the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. held in Brgy. 14, Victorias City, Negros Occidental recently, its press release said.
The mission was in coordination with the VICMICO Planters Association, Philippine Kabulig Foundation Inc., Brgy. 14 Captain Max Bensing and local health workers, and Noe Baldomer and teachers of the Santiago Franco Sr. Memorial Elementary School in Victorias, the press release also said.
The free medical consultations, distribution of medicines, and the feeding of around 200 children and some adults, were assisted by doctors Milagros Amarra, Danilo Dueñas, Estrella Leong, Ma. Luz Maapni, Mary Angelson de Dios Balles, Rhea Joy Tabujara and dentists Mario and Agustina Oliveros.
SIFI also recently conducted medical missions and feeding programs in barangays Jolongajog, Pontevedra and Cabungahan, Maayon, both of Capiz, that benefited 399 and 280 sugar workers and their dependents, respectively.
The doctors who joined the missions were Rosine Delfin of the Regional Health Unit in Pontevedra; Christy Nelly Advincula and Gilbert Paul Distura of RHU Panitan; Sandra Sorongon, Jo-ann Apolinario, Nonina Distor, Gemma Bavia, Leah Abatay, Belinda Reyes, Arly Erada and dentists Mary Grace Dublon and Maryvic Borreros, the press release added.*
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One-man exhibition starts
The third one-man visual art exhibition of Roderick Tijing, titled “Our Love to Admire,” will open 7 tonight at the Gallery Orange in Mandalagan, Bacolod City, with Pamela Marchadesch as guest of honor, a press release from the gallery said.
The exhibit, featuring a collection of 17 works of oil on canvas of varied sizes, will run until Jan. 31.
A self-taught artist, Tijing has been nominated in the 2012 Thirteen Artists Awards, and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence national painting competition, and a winner of numerous poster, logo and T-shirt design contests since 1996, the press release also said.*
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