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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, December 12, 2014
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Priests sing, dance
in 5th clergy concert

Members of the clergy in the Diocese of Bacolod took time out recently to entertain their parishioners in a concert, called “Gaudeamus”, at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City.

Gaudeamus is a Latin term which means to rejoice and marvel, and the 5th Clergy Concert featured the priests performing a repertoire of songs and dances, directed by Rene Hinojales with Jico Monte as musical director.

The priests held the concert to raise funds for the sick, elderly and retired members staying at the Domus Dei Hospice at the St. John Marie Vianney Complex in Silay City, Negros Occidental, as well as share their talent and reach out to their parishioners through song and dance.

The concert started with a message from Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, who, for five straight years, never failed to attend the clergy concert and even sang with the priests in the previous events.

Frontliners in this year’s concert were Frs. Jesmar Manato, Mitchel Guadalupe, Roy Christian Gesulgon, Christopher Entrata, Rev. Ricky Boy Attilaga, Rev. Julius Habana, Frs. Arnold Deletina, Danilo Cenal, Nomeriano Esporsado, Narciso dela Cruz, Tomas Rito, Abenir Pineda, Joevic Lemoncito, Msgr. Louie Galbines, Frs. Jude Serfino, Joy Jimera, Larmi Obordo, Ernesto Salvador, Dominic Derramas, and twins Rayman and Raymon Asoy.

The repertoire of songs included “Magsimula Ka”, “Show Me the Way”, “Lead Me Lord”, “Lord Patawad”, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, “Paghahandog”, “Give to the Lord”, “Faithfully”, “Don’t Stop Believin”, “As For Me and My House”, “We Are the Reason”, “My Way”, and “Happy”.

The dancers were Frs. Serfino, Francis Ledesma, Norman Egay, Ruel Jundos, Jess Elmer Ebro, Henry Donasco, Rene Gaylon, Alan Parreño, Rev. Atillaga, Rev. Habana, Frs. Casimiro Batalla, Filomeno Duaban, Jose Louie Mediodia, Deletina and Rafael Baja.*

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BCNHS, ETCS II lauded for representing Bacolod in national music competitions

A resolution extending congratulations to the Bacolod City National High School Youth Choir and the Education and Training Center School II Children’s Rondalla for representing the City of Bacolod as national finalists during the National Music Competitions for Young Artists last November 18-23 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The resolution authored by Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said the BCNHS Youth Choir, led by its conductor, Easter Candiasan, emerged as regional champion in the mixed choir competition, besting other entries in the whole Visayas region and ultimately represented Region VI in the national finals competition.

It said the newly organized rondalla group from ETCS II, headed by Antonio Pioquinto Jr., brought honor to the City of Bacolod for having been qualified as one of the finalists to said national contest.

Also approved was a resolution authored by Sigue requesting the Office of Mayor Monico Puentevella, through the Office of City Administrator Rolando Villamor, to strictly impose the Vandalism Ordinance within the premises of the Bacolod Government Center.

The resolution said the strict implementation of C.O. 08-14-678, or An Ordinance Amending City Ordinance 534, series of 2011 (An Ordinance Prohibiting the Acts of Vandalism) can bring positive impact on the City of Bacolod as far as tourism promotion is concerned.*CGS

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