The University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City unveiled the Dr. Ricardo and Olivia Yanson Hall, at the school campus yesterday in celebration of its 60th Jubilee Year.
The newly renovated building, named in honor of the benefactors is the center for the university’s culture and arts program, student publications, and other offices, including the Business Resource Center and the Institute for Negros Development, a press release from the USLS said.
USLS aims to continue providing a learning venue for the performing arts clubs such as the Masskara Theatre Ensemble, USLS Chorale, Musikat, Jean Baptiste Dance Company, Santermo Writer’s Guild, Ritmo Verde, La Salle String Ensemble, Grupo Letras Y Figuras, the USLS Production Support Group, and the university’s official student publications The Spectrum and The La Salle Yearbook, the press release said.
“We are really happy to be given the privilege to become the donor of this project.” Ricardo Yanson said during the Dedication Rites held at the building.
The Lasallian Family headed by USLS President and Chancellor Bro. Ray Suplido thanked the Yanson family for their generosity, the press release added.*
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20 join Batang
Bida Talisay eliminations
Twenty talented children from schools and barangays in Talisay City joined the Batang Bida sg Talisay elimination round at the Talisay City Hall Saturday, a press release from the city said.
Judges in the elimination round were Jane David, Mhel Sillador and Charie Ginete-Ilon.
In her message during the elimination round, Ilon said Batang Bida sg Talisay 2013 gives Talisaynon children an opportunity to showcase and further hone their talents and develop their personalities, the press release said.
Batang Bida sg Talisay 2013 is one of the activities supported by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ. 3rd District) in cooperation with Mayor Eric Saratan for the Pasidungog Festival of Talisay in celebration of the city’s charter anniversary, the press release said.
The search for the multifaceted child who has the wit, talent and personality that Talisay City can be proud of is expected to add color and entertainment to Talisay City’s Charter Anniversary celebration, it added.*
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Dinagsa exhibit at SM
Shoppers and mall goers of SM City Bacolod had a glimpse of the Dinagsa Festival of Cadiz City when a tribe from the city recently performed for them , a press release from SM said.
Select dancers of Tribu Yab-Yab Doongul of Brgy. Zone 5, Cadiz City, the group that won last year’s Dinagsa Festival street dancing completion, danced around the mall y to the beat of booming drums.
Their performance opened the Dinagsa exhibit at the east bridgeway at SM City Bacolod, which will run until the end of the month.*
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Globe joins clean
Globe Telecom has joined the ABS-CBN’s “Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Tayo Na!” campaign for citizen empowerment and clean elections, a press release from the firm said.
Yoly Crisanto, Head of Globe Corporate Communications said Globe always works for a better-educated voters body and pushes for active people participation in choosing the next Philippine leaders. This time, they are also supporting the Fully Abled Nation program to encourage even persons with disability and their families to go out and register for the May 13 polls, she said.
Globe Telecom’s pledge of support is embodied in a Manifesto which it signed together with four other private companies, that calls for the mid-year elections to be held in a transparent and credible manner and underscores the need for wider public participation in the national voting, the press release said.
Aside from Globe and other private firms, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs which spearheads the campaign also inked a partnership with government agencies, leading universities, print publications, and non-government organizations, it added.*
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