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Screening slated Sept. 15
for Little Miss MassKara

The screening of candidates for the Little Miss MassKara 2013 will be held by the GMA TV Channel 13 & 30 Western Visayas and Gaisano Grand Bacolod 1-5 p.m. on September 15 at the activity center of the mall, a press release from the station said.

It is open to girls aged 4 to 6 years old, who must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. The candidates will have to introduce and describe themselves, and to each prepare a one-minute talent performance, the press release also said.

Other requirements are a certified true copy and photocopy of a candidate’s birth certificate authenticated by the National Statistics Office, one close-up and one full body 5R pictures, and a filled-up application form that is available at the GMA Office at the 3rd Floor Security Bank Building, Rizal-Locsin streets, and at the mall, the press release said.

For more details, those interested may contact the station’s Events and Promo Department at (034) 434-6254, or checkout the GMA Bacolod Facebook page, the press release added.*

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Online voting ongoing in search
for Mr. and Ms. UNO-R 2013

The online voting for the Mr. and Ms. Creative Journey in the search for Mr. and Ms. University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos 2013 sponsored by The Creative Journey events and travels will end Tuesday, a press release from organizers said.

The candidates are Kevin Libo-on and Ernestine Flores Lavilla, College of Education; Bobb Michael Bokingo and Jellene Mae Roma, Engineering; Jimmy Arnail Magbanua and Joan Christi Fortu, Information Technology; Juddson Keith Caballero and Nilsey Grace Briones, Arts and Sciences;

Ramon Guarra and Ma. Tiffany Cabigon, Criminology; Owen Golez Dineros and Ana Jesusa Karyssa Mayores, Nursing; Erwin Jay Jefferson Zinampan and Ma. Melissa Garilva, Business and Accountancy; and Vincent Luis Villaflor and Marie Angela Madamesila, High School Department, the press release said.

The voting on the social network site Facebook involves the photos of the candidates posted at the official fan page of the agency, and the two with the most number of ‘likes’ will be declared the winners. Each will receive a sash, bouquet and a travel voucher worth P6,500, during the coronation night Tuesday at the UNO-R gymnasium.

The award is part of the agency’s advocacy on education, environment and program to establish linkages among colleges and universities in the country. It also offers educational tours and field trips, business and leisure tours, hotel and resort reservations, domestic and international tickets, passport and visa assistance, the press release added.*

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Tourism quiz winners announced

A Grade V–I pupil of the Don Eustaquio Hofilena Memorial Elementary School in Silay City, Negros Occidental, won the Silay tourism quiz held at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center recently, a press release from the city said.

The winners were John Mark Arado, first, and Nikki Jamelle Hojilla and Ann Marie Cobrado, also of the school, first runner-up and the top 5 spot among the 31 contestants in the competition held as part of the Tourism Month celebration, the press release also said.

This is the third time that a student of the Don Eustaquio Hofilena ES won the competition, after Alfredo Bayon-on Jr. in 2011 and Edmar Gordon in 2012. Arado won P500 and will represent the city, along with the other winners, in the provincial quiz, the press release said.

The quiz topics ranged from tourist sites, festivals and events in Negros Occidental to current events and tourism-related programs and laws. The celebration, on the theme “Tourism and Water: Protecting Our Common Future”, was led by the City Tourism Office, in coordination with the barangays, non-government organizations, and the Department of Education, through Neri Ann Alibuyog, schools division superintendent, and Florinda Artajo, education supervisor I in Social Studies, the press release added.*

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Int’l conference on science
set Sept. 20-22 in Bacolod

About 300 teachers from several places in the country will convene in Bacolod City for the International Conference on Inquiry-Based Science, to be hosted by La Consolacion College Bacolod, in partnership with the West Visayas State University-Iloilo on September 20 to 22.

The convention aims to provide teachers with updates on Science inquiry as it relates to curricular reforms, and a venue for the sharing of best educational practices, a press release from LCC said.

The keynote speakers will be Dr. Filma Brawner, former director of the Department of Science and Technology, and Dr. Antriman Orleans, a professor at the Philippine Normal University-Manila.

Plenary speakers are scientists and educators from other countries. They are Dr. Max Walsh, an education consultant, who will speak on “Measuring Inquiry-Based Outcomes in Science Teaching”; Dr. Deborah Tippins, a professor from the University of Georgia, USA, who will talk about “Science: Cutting Across Disciplines”;

Dr. Lucille Gregorio, executive director of the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Mathematics Education and Research, who will discuss the topic “Scientific Inquiry an Important Classroom Tool”; Foo Lay Kuan, deputy director of the Training Program Division of SEAMEO RECSAM in Malaysia, to talk on “Inquiry-Based Science Education: Translating Theory into Practice”;

Prof. Masakata Ogawa, dean of the graduate school of math and Science in Japan, who will discuss “Inquiry and School Science in Japan: Issues and Dilemmas”; and Dr. Jurgenne Primavera, PEW Fellows, Scientist Emerita, on the topic “Mangroves and Beach Forests as Learning Laboratories for Environmental Studies”.

The conference, with the theme “Strengthening Science through Inquiry from Global Perspectives”, will be held at Eastview Hotel in Bacolod City and Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Both the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education have issued endorsements of the conference through National Advisory No. 313 series of 201, the press release said.*

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People & Events
Online voting ongoing in search for Mr. and Ms. UNO-R 2013
Tourism quiz winners announced
Int’l conference on science set Sept. 20-22 in Bacolod

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