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DA poster making
contest ongoing

A nationwide on-the-spot mosaic poster making contest is being held by the Department of Agriculture for grades IV to VI pupils in the public and Department of Education-accredited private elementary schools in support of the World Food Day celebration on October 16, a press release from the DA said.

Screenings for the district level will be held Friday, division level, September 20, and regional level, October 2, and three mosaics will be selected for each level that should focus on the theme, “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, the press release also said.

The entries will be judged on originality, 20 percent, visual impact, 20 percent, creative use of agricultural and fishery products, 30 percent, and relevance to the theme, 30 percent. Participants will not be allowed to use oil and water color, but instead, should make use of palay grains, mongo, squash seeds, corn kernels or husks, seashells, dried seaweeds and other agri-fishery products as art materials, the press release said.

Certificates and medals of merits will be awarded to winners of the different levels. In the regional screening, the panel of judges will select one entry to represent the region in the national competition, and will receive P3,000 as cash prize from the DA regional field office.

Regional winners will be required to do a new mosaic in the national competition on October 11, and the five best mosaic entries out of the 17 regional participants will each receive P15,000 in cash, a trophy and a plaque for participating schools, the press release also said.

The activity is supported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, in partnership with the DepEd, National Nutrition Council, Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the National Agricultural and Fishery Council, the press release added.*

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Bacolod Islamic group
commends Moncatar

The 5,000-member strong Islamic Society of Bacolod recently commended Police Officer 3 Felipe Moncatar for his distinct contributions to the police force and to Philippine society during his recent visit to the Islamic Society of Bacolod as part of his community interaction.

Muhammad Occena Moncatar, chairman of the Islamic Society of Bacolod, in a statement he issued, said they commended Moncatar for a job well done.

Moncatar was meritoriously promoted by President Benigno Aquino III for his exemplary performances, by arresting notorious wanted personalities, without the use of firearms.

The Islamic Society of Bacolod, that was founded in 1981, contributes in establishing peace and reducing social vices in their community, Moncatar said.*GPB

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PCAM convention slated

The annual convention of the 9th Philippine College of Addiction Medicine will be held September 11-13 at the East View Hotel in Bacolod City, on the theme “Paradigm Shift in the Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction”.

Dr. Antonio Ganzon of PCAM said that Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. was invited to be the keynote speaker. Exhibits, lectures and symposia will also be held during the convention, the press release also said.

The PCAM is composed of doctors involved in the information dissemination, prevention, and management of all forms of addiction, and those who examine patients presented in courts for drugs-related offenses.

For more information, those interested may call Ganzon at 708-2073, or 0917-3015961.*SGG

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UNO-R celebrates U-Week

The University Week celebration of UNO-R, on the theme “Reliving Faith: Renew, Redefine, Revitalize”, started yesterday with a Eucharistic celebration on the Novena for St. Nicholas of Tolentino, a press release from the school said.

A drum and bugle competition held at the university amphitheatre, was participated in by seven schools sponsored by the academic departments of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.

The winner was the Francisco Infante Memorial High School, sponsored by the High school Dept.; Luisa Medel National HS, by the College of Education, first runner-up; and the Tubao NHS, by the Grade School and the College of Information Technology, second runner-up, the press release also said.

The “Best in Mother Majorette” special award went to the LMNHS, “Most Disciplined Group”, Bata NHS, and youngest delegate, Madeleine Academy. Other participants were the Escalante NHS and Mt. Carmel College in the activity spearheaded by Fr. Louie Gabinete and Fritz Palma.

The celebration was declared open by Fr. Emeterio Buñao, UNO-R president, at 3 p.m., and the Festival of Dances followed, the press release said.

Today, the school will celebrate the fiesta of its patron saint, Nicholas of Tolentino, with a concelebrated mass at the gym, to be presided over by Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, after the 6:30 a.m. procession.

The “Bayle ala Sinulog” will follow participated in by the administrators, faculty and personnel; football game between the Religious and Employees; and the search for Mr. and Ms. UNO-R, 7:30 p.m., at the university gym. Executive committee chairman is Fr. Jorge Peligro, the press release added.*

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Bacolod Islamic group commends Moncatar
PCAM convention slated
UNO-R celebrates U-Week

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