Sixteen outstanding teachers and principals of public elementary and high schools in Silay City, Negros Occidental, were awarded by the local Department of Education during the World Teachers’ Day celebration recently, a press release from the DepEd said.
Awarded were Lorena Senecio, English teacher of the Gov. Gaston Elementary School as Most Outstanding Teacher in the elementary category, with Paulyn Canasa, Grade 1 teacher, Silay North ES, first runner-up, and Aljun Jomalesa, Math teacher, Hinicayan ES, second runner-up; Lovenia Pansaon, Science teacher, Guinhalaran Integrated School, Most Outstanding Teacher in the secondary level, with Rodeliza Abainza, E. Lopez High School, first runner-up, and Jovan Zubiaga, DMLMHS, second runner-up, the press release also said.
Salvacion Senayo of the Silay North ES won as Most Outstanding Principal – Elementary, with Clea Agudon of Sto. Rosario ES and Emily Claro, E. Lopez ES, as first and second runners-up, respectively; Gina Palma, Silay South ES, Most Functional Principal’s Office, with Salvacion Senayo, Silay North ES and Merlinda Caro, Gov. Gaston ES, first and second runners-up, respectively.
Helen Rivera won as Most Functional Principal’s Office – Secondary; and Salvacion Senayo, Silay North ES, Most Effective Public School, with Joceline Dawal, La Purisima Concepcion ES and Merlinda Caro, Gov. Gaston ES, first and second runners-up, respectively, the press release added.
The winners received a cash prize of P10,000 each for 1st placers, P7,000 - 2nd placers and P5,000 - 3rd placers from the Silay City government, along with certificates and plaques of recognition, during the “Harvest of Excellence” awarding rites held at the Silay South ES Covered Court, with Councilor Renato Doloso, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Education, as guest of honor, the press release also said.
Retirees, regional and national winning coaches and schools that achieved 75 percent in the Mean Percentage Score in the National Achievement Test were also given recognition, the press release added.*
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GMA to hold MassKara Preview
The MassKara Night culmination program and MassKara Preview will be held by GMA Kapuso Network 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bacolod City public plaza, with stars WynWyn Marquez, Enzo Pineda, Mayton Eugenio and Lauren Young, a press release from the station said.
It will also hold the Little Miss MassKara grand coronation day at the Gaisano Grand Bacolod mall, also on October 13, with guest stars Elijah Alejo and Michelle Madrigal, the press release also said.
The candidates are Princess Jane de Nicolas, Patricia Pueda Limsiaco, Arianna Isabelle Torres, Mary France Mabaquiao, Samantha Marie Alindog, Zamanthy Gave Calan, Franzy Gayle Tomas, Francine Mae Bendol, Kersley Eylul Tas and Zoe Beatrice Quiño.
The Negros-wide search for talented girls aged 4-6 years old is now on its second year, and the winners will receive big prizes, the press release said.
For more details and other MassKara activities, those interested may contact the station’s Events and Promo Department at (034) 434-6254, or check out the GMA Bacolod Facebook page, the press release added.*
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Columbus Day set
The Knights of Columbus, Negros Occidental Council, will hold the 2013 Columbus Day at the Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, on October 27, its press release said.
The event hosted by the Our Lady of Candles Council, headed by Grand Knight Napoleon Iledan, will kick off with a motorcade from the Capitol Lagoon, at 7 a.m., to the Panaad Park covered court where a mass will be officiated by Msgr. Louie Gabines, vicar-general of the Diocese of Bacolod, and rector of Sacred Heart Seminary at 8:15 a.m., the press release also said.
Field games will be played up to lunch break, followed at 2 p.m. by cultural shows and the awarding of prizes. The closing ceremonies will be 5 p.m. Iledan is inviting K of Cs in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City to join the celebration.
For inquiries, those interested may contact Iledan at 433-9900, the press release added.*
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MOA inked on environmental
A memorandum of agreement on multi-sectoral forest protection and law enforcement was signed between the Negros Occidental government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the 303rd IB Philippine Army and the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office at the Bacolod Pavillon yesterday, a press release from the Capitol said.
The MOA states that the signatories are required to implement and enforce laws; observe a common protocol in the enforcement operations of Task Force Ilahas and DENR personnel; that pro-active involvement of the DENROs is paramount in the sustainable management of forest areas; and that the agencies appreciate the value of forests as climate proofing and clean development mechanisms in line with existing legal mandates, the press release said.
Provincial Environment Management Officer, Wilmon Peñalosa, delivered the message of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. on the importance of the stakeholders’ job in protecting the environment.
Those who signed the MOA were NOPPO director Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, PENRO officer Valentin Talabero, Col. Jon Aying, 303rd IB commander, University of St La Salle Balayan Foundation director Ann Gladys Ponteras, and Peñalosa, the press release added.*
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