Sagay gets medical,
Medical and hospital equipment and supplies from Australia, worth P6 million and loaded in a container van, were donated to Sagay City in Negros Occidental recently, a press release from the city said.
The donation was facilitated by the Edwardson Baptist Church, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burgan funded it through the efforts of Sagaynon Jayjay Alejo, a member of the church, who came home three years ago with the couple, the press release also said.
The items include a dental chair, hospital beds and wheel chairs, autoclave machine, operating room lights and hospital supplies, intended for use by the Alfredo Marañon Sr. Memorial District Hospital, and the City Health Office.
The Burgans had visited the hospital to assess its needs. Part of their mission was to augment the resources of communities in developing countries, the press release added.*
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USLS students win awards
in environmental symposium
Four teams of student researchers from the University of St. La Salle on top places in the 1st Provincial Student Research Symposium held at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City during the 21st Provincial Environment Week observance recently, a press release from the school said.
Fourth year pre-med studentsMarie Clarenz Jaranilla, Jenny Mae Lago and Lin-ai Sitchon won first place in the Best Presenter and third in the Best Paper categories, respectively, with their “Comparative Study on Species Abundance and Evenness of Water Birds in Selected Sites in Negros Occidental,” the press release also said.
The team of Jestine Marie Betita, Frances Evonne Costales, Marie Kris de la Cruz, and Eureka Mae Nacionales won first place in the Best Paper category for their study on “The Infestation of Ectoparasites in Fruit Bats (Pteropodidae) from Calatong Forest, Negros Occidental”, and that of April Rose Bibit, Anecito Cogonon, Prhbjot Kaur Deol, and Anna Lydia Ibonia second place in the Best Presenter category for their study on the “Comparison of the Occurrence of Coral Bleaching and its Intensity in Marine Protected and Non-marine Protected Areas in southern Negros Occidental”, the press release also said.
Winning second place in the Best Paper category were USLS Biology graduates Kevin Cyril Agbones, Kristina Graziella Celiz, Kevin Patrick Degayo, Francis Martin Planta and Mitzel Angelica Sapalo, for their research on “The Comparison of Macroalgal Biomass and Diversity in Marine Protected Areas and non-Marine Protected Areas in Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental”.
Provincial Environment Management officer Wilfred Ramon Peñalosa gave the welcome remarks, and former Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscoluella, president of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, delivered a message, the press release added.*
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Youth club activities slated
The Advocacy 1021 youth club will celebrate World Youth Day today, on the theme “Advocacy Caravan”, that will start with a Eucharistic mass at the Redemptorist Church, 7:30 a.m., followed by a motorcade at 8:45 a.m., and drawing and essay-writing contests at 10 a.m., its press release said.
The club president and founder is Dr. Ma. Esel Bermejo, with Josephine Fernandez as secretary; Dr. Mary Jean Garcia, treasurer; Isaiahnna Paula Genzola and Melinda Grijaldo, public information officers, with doctors Rowena Banes and
Carmencita Sarrosa, advisers, the press release also said.
It is composed of adults, professionals, parents and adolescents whose main philosophy is anchored on moral values formation of the adolescents, or individuals aged 10-21 years old, of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
The club also held a workshop on parenting the adolescent at the Riverside College; “Summer Camp 2013”, Nature’s Village in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, and quarterly lectures at the Mandalagan National High School L. Hervias Extension, its adopted school, on moral values and right conduct, the press release added.*
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Royal couple to
keep media at bay
Residents of Progreso Village, formerly the Abada-Escay, relocation site in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, organized themselves into the Federation of Free Farmers-Progreso Village Chapter and elected their officers recently, a press release from the group said.
Elected president was Jane Baylon, with Lornie Molina as vice president; Analiza Cuevas, secretary; Chona Esteban, treasurer; Alex Genzoli, auditor; and Mike Baylon, project manager. Members of the board are Avelina Gorero, Juan Frias, Sherlita de la Vega, Florita Olitan, Marivic Baylosis, Molina and Baylon, the press release added.*
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