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Santacruzan slated May 26

The annual Santacruzan Festival in Bacolod City will be held by the Bacolod Cultural Foundation Inc. at 4 p.m. on May 26, a press release from the group said.

The procession will feature young ladies as “sagalas”, and the march will begin at the old City Hall at Araneta Street, towards Gonzaga, Gatuslao and Rizal streets, and end at SM Bacolod North Level, the press release also said.

It will be followed by a short religious program where the sagalas will offer flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

BCF president Araceli Mirano is inviting Bacoleños, Negrenses, and tourists to join the celebration that is in tribute to the Virgin Mary, and commemorates St. Helena's finding of the Holy Cross, the press release also said.

The Foundation has hosted the religious event in the past 27 years, and has become a colorful and much anticipated May festival in Bacolod. The activity is being supported by the Bacolod City government, Negros Occidental Cultural and Sports Foundation, and SM Bacolod, the press release added.*

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Talent workshop
finale held at mall

The 4-in-1 summer workshop of Sikat Academy ended at Robinsons Place fountain area in Bacolod City Sunday, with a Kpop theme that showcased the talents of students in acting, dancing, singing and newscasting, a press release from organizers said.

Popular Kpop, or Korean pop hits like “Gentleman”, “Ring Dingdong”, “Sorry”, “Sorry and Fire” were featured in the dance numbers choreographed by Rodney Ascalon, while “Payphone”, “Titanium”, “Live While We’re Young”, “Kiss You”, and “Beauty and the Beat” were sung by the children coached by Kulay Pikata, the press release also said.

The acting class of Jade Dionzon performed Koreanovelas in a parody, and students who showed interest in newscasting hosted the show.

Charie Ginete-Ilon, head teacher of SA, said the workshop gave the children an opportunity to explore their talents, build their self-confidence and interact with each other, the press release said.

The Junior Playshop workshop participants also modelled superhero costumes.

The grand finale will be featured on Excel Time at MY Channel 34 on Sky Cable on May 27. For more details, those interested may contact 476-9353, or 0932-5387591, the press release added.*

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Inmates join mural
painting contest

The awarding rites for the second mural painting contest for inmates, on the theme “God is my light and beacon,” was held by the San Carlos City Jail in San Carlos, Negros Occidental Monday, a press release from the SCCJ said.

The group of inmates in Cell No. 12 won P1,500 as first prize winners; Cell Nos. 5 and 6 – P1,000, second place; and Cell Nos. 1 and 2 – P500, third place. A consolation prize of P300 each was given to three non-winning groups, the press release also said.

The contest was judged by Fr. Rafael Cabarles of the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva–Recoletos, Sonia Bermejo, Fritzie Dolocanog, Supt. Joseph Bayan, chief of the San Carlos City Police; Rosalanie Castanares and Angelina Cosas.

Painting materials used, as well as the prizes, were donated by sponsors, the press release added.*

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Neg.Occ. medical
group wins awards

The Canlaon Medical Society of Negros Occidental won several awards at the 106th Philippine Medical Association annual convention, held May 14-17, at the Manila Hotel, a press release from the group said.

Dr. Roberto Salvador was awarded Most Outstanding Physician of Canlaon Medical Society; and the Chapter won the second prize in Category IV, or the Award for Community Service by a Component Society”, the “Most Active Component Society in Nutrition Activities” Category IV, and “Most Outstanding Adopt-A-Barangay Project” Category IV, the press release also said.

Its president, Dr. Felex Valenzuela, was awarded a certificate of merit and testimonial of merit; and Dr. Erlinda de los Reyes, governor of the PMA Western Visayas, was elected vice chairman of the general assembly, the press release added.*

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Inmates join mural painting contest
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