outreach in Ilog
Around 300 families in Brgy. Pinggot, Ilog town in Negros Occidental, received packs of rice, noodles, and sardines, bottled water and clothes from the University of St. La Salle, Jollibee Group Foundation and the Rotary Club of Bacolod South during a relief operation recently, a press release from the USLS said.
About 350 adults and children availed of free medical consultation from doctors Chris Sorongon of RCBS and Mary June Cadigal, a Lasallian volunteer. The USLS team from the Institute for Negros Development, and the IS Community Services Center, led by Rose Destua, held games and a talent show for children, and winners received school supplies and educational materials, the press release also said.
The collaboration of the USLS, Ilog government and the RCBS was part of their commitment to combat malnutrition and hunger among school children through the Busog, Lusog, Talino feeding program implemented in six public elementary schools in the town since 2011, the press release added.*
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137th SIFI mission
The 137th medical dental mission of the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. was held at Sir Arthur Cooper Elementary School in Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental recently, and benefited 581 sugar workers and their dependents, a press release from SIFI said.
Around 556 availed of free medical consultations and medicines, 25 had dental extractions, and 200 children and some adults were fed of dehydrated vegetable soup mix donated by the Ontario Christian Gleaners from Canada and the Loving Rose Mission Philippines, the press release said.
The outreach was assisted by officers and personnel of the Lopez Sugar Corporation, Brgy. Paraiso and Sir Arthur Cooper ES officials, doctors Milagros Amarra, Terry Gasataya, Eirene Ayalin and Rosimer Reyes and dentist Perlita Sumagaysay, the press release added.*
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Rotary awards outstanding
employees of Bacolod gov’t
Two employees of the Bacolod City government were awarded by the Rotary Club of Bacolod and Human Resource Management Services office during the “Charter Day” anniversary celebration at the Bacolod public plaza recently, a press release from the club said.
Pura Lapag, Human Resource Management officer III, and Gloria Parreño, Nurse IV of the Bacolod City Health Office, were each given a plaque of recognition and P7,500 cash incentive by RCB president Gregory Andrew Julian Mapa, for being adjudged outstanding city government employees.
Ma. Aida Torre, chairman of the Search for Outstanding City Employees, said they had a hard time choosing the winners because all nominees were tightly matched in terms of working habit, punctuality and approach to public service, the press release also said.
HRMS head Erman Aguirre said he hopes that Lapag and Parreño will serve as inspirations for other employees to strive and work better for the city, the press release added.*
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The symposium, “Next Generation of Teachers”, will be held by the University of St. La Salle, College of Education, Knowledge Community Inc., and MSU-IIT tomorrow until Friday at USLS and the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolold City, a press release from the school said.
Around 200 participants from all over the country, and local and international speakers are expected to attend the event, with the opening program at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Santuario de La Salle, the press release said.
The symposium is in partnership with Intel, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and Australian AID, and in collaboration with the Association of Colleges and Universities of Negros Occidental.
For more details, those interested may contact Gerhard Krysstopher Pagunsan, USLS institutional events coordinator, at 435-2594, 0943-2754723 or 0917-6263283, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, the press release added.*
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