IN SAN ENRIQUE
Medical mission helps 238 kids
Haemophilus influenza type B (HIB) and typhoid immunizations were administered to 238 children in San Enrique, Negros Occidental, during the medical mission held by the St. Scholastica’s Bacolod Alumnae Foundation Inc. recently, a press release from the town said.
Mayor Mario Magno thanked the SSBAFI for the humanitarian mission in the town and for immunizing 100 children against typhoid and 138 for HIB, respectively. He said it was a big help to the children from the poorest of the poor families, the press release also said.
The outreach was participated in by the SSBAFI Board of Trustees and officers Ma. Pilar Mendezona, Jean Torre-Rivera, Jeanne Louise Jalandoni-Yulo, Ma. Soledad Cuenca-Chua, Susan Angodung-Locsin, Elena Valderrama-Fermin, Ma.Lourdez Jalandoni-Valderrama, Mary Christine Velez-Vargas, and doctors Mary Johnson Cabaluna, Ma. Antonia Gensoli and Diane Nandwani, the press release said.
The mission was under the “Give-A-Life” Project of the SSBAFI, a non-profit, alumnae-based organization committed to opening doors for the marginalized sectors of Negros Occidental through programs that address educational, health and other socio-economic needs, the press release added.*
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The Silay City Housing Authority recently received a P3.2 million check from the Social Housing Finance Corporation under its Localized Community Mortgage Program, for family-beneficiaries of the St. Francis of Assisi Homeowner’s Association housing program, a press release from the city said.
Under the program, 186 family-beneficiaries will own lots in the one-hectare land in Sitio Beraño, Barangay Lantad in Silay City, Negros Occidental, by buying the property they are now occupying. The project costs P8.6 million, and is the fourth homeowner’s association to which the SHFC has granted finance assistance in Silay, the press release also said.
Silay Housing officer Alore Golez said that the granting of the land titles to the beneficiaries will be easy and fast through the LCMP, and urged the beneficiaries to comply with the requirements of the project.
The turnover of the check was attended by City Mayor Jose Montelibano, Housing Authority consultant Eric Gariando, landowners Ponciano Siason, Cynthia Siason-Maravilla and Lorna Siason Javier, City Housing Authority project coordinator Darel Panelo, SHFC-LCMP consultant Ma. Zeny Clemen and development manager Ruben Laset, Shirley Javellana and Rosalie Laquiña of the St. Francis of Assisi HOA Inc., and James Albeith Mabulay of the SHFC, the press release added.*
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SK head bids goodbye
Outgoing Board Member Thea Mae Dino yesterday bade farewell to her colleagues at the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan and described her three-year stint as a representative of the Sangguniang Kabataan to the provincial council as “difficult and challenging”.
Dino said that after juggling her time as a full-time student and performing her duties as a board member, she still can say she performed well enough to gain the respect of her fellow SK officials in the province and the National Federation and the National Youth Commission.
She said that without the SK at the provincial council, she hopes her fellow board members will still continue to support the endeavors of youth organizations in the province.
She thanked Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., former Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. and her fellow board members for the support they extended to her. Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded Dino for her contribution to the development of youth movement and organizations in Negros Occidental, and wished her good luck in her future endeavors. *GPB
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