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Church celebrates Family Week

The Family Week celebration of the Bacolod South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the theme “Unity Across Generations: A Strong Family, a Strong Society”, was held in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, recently, a press release from the church said.

Around 700 officers and members of the Stake and recipients of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office attended the event held at the town plaza from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Murcia Vice Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas welcomed and encouraged the participants to use the town as venue for future family activities, the press release also said.

A fun-walk at the downtown area of Murcia kicked off the activity, followed by an opening ceremony at the plaza, where Corazon Pagulayan-Torres, assistant Clerk of Court at the Regional Trial Court in Bacolod City, and Jasmine Torrecampo-Penuela, Supreme Court accredited-mediator, talked on the importance of marriage and families.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Huwarang Pamilya award to the Jaena family, for representing the Filipino family values of resilience, unity and love and for their contribution to the community.

Dominado Jaena Sr. accepted a large-framed family photo, a framed picture of “Jesus Christ and The Family: A Proclamation to the World”, a cash gift from 91.9 Love Radio, 105.5 Easy Rock and Church media partners, and gift certificates from the Jollibee Foods Corporation, the press release said.

Other activities were poster-making contest, hand-printing for children, friendship bracelet-making for the youth and games for the family, the press release added.*

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Drivers’ Day, disaster drills
to be held today in Bacolod

Free blood-typing and random blood sugar testing will be held by the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Negros Occidental Chapter, and Project Community Activities Reaching to Everyone through Services (CARES) for drivers of public jeepneys, taxis, tricycle and trisikads, 2-5 p.m. today at the Bacolod public plaza, a press release from organizers said.

The activity is open for free to 200 drivers on a first-come, first-served basis. Drivers should bring a photocopy of their valid driver’s license or operator’s permit, that will be used as their raffle entry to the door prizes during the “Drivers’ Night” to be held at the BAYS Center, 7-9 tonight, the press release also said.

Drivers or operators who would like to join the singing, dancing and other contests should contact May Altarejos-Cueva or Emmylou Danieles of the Project CARES, at 433-9064, 476-5773, 0932-3335089 or 0916-4531908 for more details.

The “Drivers’ Day” is supported by the Kasadya Bacolod Foundation Inc., JCI Bacolod Executive Jaycees, led by Queenie Lim, and the University of St La Salle Alumni Association, CBA Chapter, led by Roy Laporno.

Employees of the Bacolod Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will hold a motorcade at 7 a.m. today, from the Capitol lagoon to the Bacolod Government Center, where simulated fire, earthquake and evacuation drills for BGC employees will be held, a press release from the city said.*

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Negros tourism awards
presented to Marañon

The Best Tourism Practices, or Pearl Awards, garnered by the province of Negros Occidental at the 14th Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines national convention at the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay, were presented to Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

The awards were Best Tourism Event-Festival Category for the Panaad sa Negros Festival, first runner-up; Best Tourism-Oriented LGU, first runner-up; Best Festival for City Category won by Sagay City for its Sinigayan Festival; and Hall of Fame Award for Best in Sports and Wellness for Adlaw sang Suba, a press release from the Capitol said.

Silay City brought home five trophies – Best Tourism-Oriented LGU, Best Tourism Week, first runner-up; Best in Arts and Culture for its Christmas Village, second runner-up; Best Tourism Event, Hugyaw Kansilay, second runner-up; and Ver Pacete, Most Outstanding Tourism Officer of the Philippines, the press release added.*

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Drivers’ Day, disaster drills to be held today in Bacolod
Negros tourism awards presented to Marañon

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