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Exchange program slated
for Korean students in Oct

Representatives from the District of Seogu, Metropolitan City of Daegu in South Korea, recently reviewed ties with the Bacolod City government and the St. La Salle University Central Management Committee, and planned exchange programs for Korean students, a press release from the school said.

The team was led by District Mayor Seongho Kang of Seogu, with Cheonho Kim and Sigyun Shin, and accompanied by Jae Yong Oh of PhilKorea and Amy Cho. They were welcomed by USLS president Raymundo Suplido, and vice chancellors Geoffrey Bob Bergante, Marie Therese Jochico, and Jocelyn Aragon, for Mission and Development, Academic Affairs, and Finance.

Also present were Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella, USLS assistant vice chancellor Annabelle Balor for Academic Affairs and director Rhoderick Samonte of the Center for External Relations, and Integrated School principal Ma. Del Pilar Limas, the press release also said.

USLS-IS committed to play host to around 30 grades 5 to 9 students from South Korea in October, and Puentevella said the city is planning to hold a Korean Festival in December.

There were also plans for Bacolod to sign a Sister City memorandum of agreement with Daegu, and of having 10 direct flights from Seoul to Bacolod that could generate more tourists and strengthen partnerships between the two cities, the press release added.*

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Silay celebrating
Nutrition Month

Silay City in Negros Occidental is celebrating Nutrition Month 2013, on the theme “Gutom at Malnutrition, Sama-sama Nating Wakasan (Hunger and malnutrition, let us end it together)”, a press release from the city said.

City nutritionist Evelyn Tionko said activities today until July 11 are the farmers’ field school by the Agriculture Office; organic garden in Hacienda Maquina, July 12; barangay nutrition consultation and clinic, distribution of vitamin A and other nutrients, and feeding programs, July 15-19; and schools’ nutrition month events, July 22-26, the press release also said.

She said the highlight of the celebration is a contest making use of five organic or natural ingredients with nutritional and medicinal value tentatively set on July 24. The “Gulayan sa Barangay” training was also held July 1-2 in Hda. Maquina, Brgy. Rizal, the press release said.

Tthe celebration is pursuant to Department of Education Memorandum No. 67, that aims to eradicate poverty and hunger as part of the Philippine’s commitment to the United Nations Development Goal, the press release added.*

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Silay celebrating Nutrition Month

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