The Negros Occidental provincial government honored this year’s provincial awardees and nominees for service excellence at the 7th staging of the Provincial Awards for Service Excellence at the Capitol Social Hall Friday, a press release from the Capitol said.
The awardees are Joseph Gedeoni Valencia of the Cadiz District Hospital under the Economic Enterprise Development Department for the Executive Category; Dina Genzola of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist for the Professional Supervisory Category; Dr. Ma. Lalaine Teorima of the Ignacio L. Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital, Joselyn Estolas of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, and Mary Grace Jave of Cadiz District Hospital for the Professional Non-Supervisory Category;
Rhodora Valenzuela of the Provincial Accounting Office, Stephanie de la Cruz and Roberto Batalla Jr., both from the Ignacio L. Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital, and Josie Junsay of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital for the Skilled Category; and Brendo Quindo Tabligan of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist for the Unskilled Category.
The awardees received P10,000 in cash, plaques of recognition and digital cameras, and the nominees P2,000 each, the press release said.
Estolas also received the Exemplary Behavior Award and an additional P5,000 in cash, a netbook computer and a plaque of recognition.
The nominees were chosen through a series of interviews and assessments from the board of judges, composed of Kristine Estorque of the Civil Service Commission, Honey Grace Catalan of ABS-CBN, MBCCI president Franklin Carbon, Dr. Felicidad Altalaguire of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, and DILG Provincial Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.
Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded the awardees for exemplifying excellence in the delivery of basic services.
Other nominees were Noel Lim of the Ignacio Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital, Jesus Villanueva of the Provincial Veterinary Office, and Venchito Magalona of General Services Office, the press release added.*
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Youth empowerment camp held
The “New Generations Conference” empowerment camp of the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Central held at the Time-Out Restobar in Bacolod City Saturday was participated in by 75 students from private and public schools in Negros Occidental, a press release from organizers said.
The conference title was “Women Warriors” and it focused on women empowerment. The participants, mostly women, listened to Regional Trial Court Judge Kathrine Go, and had a session with ballerina Georgette Sanchez, the press release also said.
Dermatologist Charisse Eusebio provided health tips and certified EQ trainer Milagros Igual discussed her motivational talk on social media and leadership. Past president, Robert Aguillon, an architect, facilitated a painting session with shirts as canvas.
The camp is the third of the conference series of the club, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati, when it was launched in 2011. Club president Lourdes Abelido said it was designed to provide students with skills and awareness to guide them during their teenaged life, the press release added.*
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Raffle winners announced
The Daughters of Charity and Damas de la Caridad Bacolod Unit announced the winners in the raffle draw they held for the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul at the Magnificat Hall of St. Vincent’s Home in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod, Sept. 27, their press release said.
Mickey Lizares, with ticket number 1612, won the major prize of P30,000; Asuncion Sabino, ticket number 2513, second, P10,000; and Lance Kilayko (2735), Rommel Aragon (0800), Jonathan Togle (1482), Ceres Magadia (0654), Ma. Lourdes Bilbao (2076), Rolling Hills Memorial Park (0607), Anthony Consing (1681), Eldon Luis Nemenzo (2426), Terry Larazabal (1791), and Token Lizares (1166), won the consolation prizes of P2,000 each, the press release added.*
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