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Educationcongress conducted

A City Parent Education Congress, on the theme “Unity Across Generations: A Strong Family, A Strong Society”, was held by the Local Council for the Filipino Family at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod Government Center recently, a press release from the city said.

The event discussed teenage pregnancy, its effects to the family and the society, Anne Alisbo of the Population Office, said.

DSSD head Linda Ablanque said teenage pregnancy is an additional economic problem to the affected family, the press release said.

Commission on Population Region VI director, Harold Alfred Marshall and Councilor Ana Marie Palermo, LCFF co-chair were also among the speakers, the press release also said.

Present at the activity were 53 couples from the Bacolod barangays, representatives from the Public Affairs and Assistance Division, DSSD and LCFF, SPO1 Rey Jereos, Madeline Diaz and Councilor Em Ang, the press release added.*

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AT NOLITC
22 high school students
finish call center training

The first batch of 22 senior high school students from the Negros Occidental High School completed their call center training at the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center in Bacolod City recently, a press release from NOLITC said.

The training, under the Model K12 program, is a partnership venture of NOLITC and NOHS, and the first in Western Visayas, in preparation for the full implementation of the K to 12 program of the Department of Education in 2016.

Angel Verdeflor of the Capitol said that the provincial government, under Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., has lined up programs for the youth, especially those that will provide employment opportunities for high school graduates and out-of-school youth, the press release said.

NOHS principal Mario Amaca thanked the governor for supporting the K to 12 program.

The closing activity was attended by Alain Pilar of Panasiatic, Claudia Aguirre of Transcom, Moonyen Egusquiza, NOHS K12 adviser, and departments heads of the school, the press release added.*

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ATC gives relief packs,
launches donation campaign

Relief packs were distributed by Alter Trade Corporation in Bacolod City to “balangon” banana growers, whose livelihood and houses were destroyed by super typhoon “Yolanda” in the towns of Carles, Balasan, and San Dionisio, all in northern Panay, a press release from ATC said.

The distribution of 255 relief packs that each contained five kilos of rice, two sardines, four noodle packs, and half-kilo of Mascobado sugar, was conducted in Brgy. Cabilao Pequeno, Carles; Brgy. Salvacion in Balasan; and Brgy. Suha, San Dionisio.

The ATC relief assistance team of Mark Perante, Rogie Cantillero and Nestor Delicano, with field assistants Roberto Tenefrancia in Carles, and Charlie Canoy for San Dionisio, saw what remained of the properties of the banana growers, the press release also said.

ATC president Gilda Caduya said about 1,300 relief packs will also be given to affected residents in the three towns on November 26-27. She said the corporation continues its call for donation of cash or housing materials for the affected residents in Panay.

Those who wish to donate may course their assistance through Bank of the Philippine Islands, Mandalagan Branch in Bacolod City, Peso Account No. 1391 – 0026 – 96, Swift Code (IBAN Code): BOPIPHMM; US Dollar Account: BPI Mandalagan, Account No. 1394 – 1135 – 29, Swift Code (IBAN Code): BOPIPHMM; and Yen Account: 1394 – 1144 – 44, Swift Code (IBAN Code): BOPIPHMM, the press release added.

Information on the relief efforts of ATC may be viewed via www.altertrade.com.ph, click “The Wrath of Yolanda”, the press release added.*

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‘Sudoku Challenge’
winners announced

The winners in the Sudoku Super Challenge, held by the Mathematics Trainers' Guild Philippines, in cooperation with SM Supermalls and The Philippine Star, at the mall recently were announced in a press release by organizers.

For the Sudoku Whiz Kid elementary category, the winners are Raymund Carlo Masbano, champion; Jessica Nadine Lee, first runner-up, and Robert Frederik Uy, second runner-up, all of St. John's Institute, the press release also said.

In the Sudoku Wizard high school level, the winners are Natalia Beatrice Dy, champion; and Sanielle Meliz Ong, first runner-up, both first year high school students of SJI; and Sean Ernest Nodado of St Joseph School -La Salle and Jenniah Cristal, St Mary Mozarello, second runner-up.

For the Sudoku Grand Master tertiary students/professionals, Frederik Ong won as champion, with Joseph Chua and Sheila Dy as first and second runners-up, respectively. The champions in each category will represent Western Visayas in the national finals that will be held at SM North Edsa on February 1, 2014, the press release also said.

Masbano will also compete in the science category of the 10th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for primary school students on Nov. 25-29 at Royale Tagaytay Country Club in Alfonso, Cavite, the press release added.*

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People & Events
22 high school students finish call center training
ATC gives relief packs, launches donation campaign
‘Sudoku Challenge’ winners announced

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