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MassKara Village displays
55 wearable masks

Fifty-five wearable masks created by Negrense artists are on display at the MassKara Village that opened yesterday at Robinsons Place Bacolod as part of the 34 th MassKara Festival celebration.

Now on its 17 th year, it is a joint project of ABS-CBN Bacolod and the mall, Jose Marty Go, executive producer of the 2013 MassKara Village, said.

The masks will be pre-judged on Monday to choose the top 25 based on originality, creativity, wearability, durability and ingenuity, and models will wear them at the final judging on October 18 at the fountain area of the mall, Go said.

The first place winner will receive P25,000 in cash, second - P15,000, third - 10,000, and non-winners, P1,000 each, he added.

Christine Tomas, mall marketing manager, said the masks at the MassKara Village have become an added attraction at the mall for the past 10 years.

ABS-CBN Bacolod station manager Leilani Salem-Alba said the Village is different from what it was 17 years ago. She recalled that when they held the first Village, only 17 participants had joined, but the number kept increasing yearly.

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said the MassKara Village has become a venue for Negrense artists to showcase their talents.

He wants to borrow some of the entries this year and display them at the Bacolod public plaza and at the Government Center so those who cannot visit the mall will still have the chance to see them, the mayor added.*APN

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BLT workshop held in Ilog

The cluster workshop and mentoring session for implementers of the Busog Lusog Talino program was held in Ilog town, Negros Occidental, recently, a press release from organizers said.

It was attended by implementers in Ilog Elementary School, Canlamay ES, Delicioso ES, Perfecto P. Cuenca Memorial ES, Magsaysay ES, Bocana ES and the BLT field coordinators of the Institute for Negros Development of the University of St. La Salle, and focused on the documentation and regular reporting on the status of the program, the press release also said.

These included the monitoring of body mass index status report of pupils, liquidation report, attendance of pupils to feeding sessions and classes, and attendance of the parents to do the marketing, cooking and serving of lunch in schools.

The IND team facilitated the workshop, and public schools district supervisors Caridad Ablao of Ilog-1 and Elna Flores of Ilog-2 ensured the participation of the school partners to the workshop that started the midyear series of activities for knowledge development, program implementation and performance evaluation among partners, the press release also said.

The USLS is the area implementing partner for BLT in Negros Occidental, and 103 schools in 23 local government units province-wide are involved in the program, the press release added.*

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‘Green Crusade' outreach
today in Brgy. Punta Taytay

A mangrove-planting, outreach and feeding, and environmental film showing will be held by the Ecological Society of the Philippines, in partnership with La Consolacion College-Graduate School, in Barangay Punta Taytay, Bacolod City, 6 a.m. to noon today, a press release from organizers said.

The environmental project, titled “ESP 2013: Green Crusade”, and on the theme “Enhancing Environmental Awareness among Children” aims to benefit around 300 undernourished elementary students of the barangay, the press release also said.

The crusade seeks to empower the youth and barangay residents, and to emphasize the importance of volunteerism in pursuing massive environmental rehabilitation and conservation efforts.

Volunteers will assemble at 5:30 a.m. at the barangay gym.

The event is supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, led by Bishop Rollin Pioquinto, Kanlaon Masonic Lodge No.64, through past WM Franklin Tumaneng, Int'l Order of deMolay-Serafin V. Aguilar Chapter, led by chapter advisor Noi Mendoza, iFM 94.3 through station manager Jopy Plotria, DYEZ Aksyon Radyo, led by station manager JJ de Ocampo, the AWANA Children's Ministry, through Jona Macaranas, Our Lady of Mercy College, Bacolod City College, JRS Express, Dr. F.R. Flores Elementary School in Punta Taytay, and the Barangay Council, led by Capt. Rufino Alcala, the press release added.*

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Mall offering
treat for teachers

Teachers will be given discounts and other treats at SM City Bacolod today in line with the World Teachers' Day 2013 celebration, a press release from the mall said.

For a minimum single-receipt purchase of ladies and men's wear worth P500, teachers of all education levels from any school get a 10 percent discount when they present their faculty identification card with their SM Advantage/Prestige, or BDO Rewards card; or a 5 percent discount on applicable purchases after presenting faculty identification for non-SMAC members, the press release added.*

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People & Events
BLT workshop held in Ilog
‘Green Crusade' outreach today in Brgy. Punta Taytay
Mall offering treat for teachers

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