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Bacolod TV newscaster
wins Golden Dove Awards

ABS-CBN TV Patrol Negros anchorman Ryan Gamboa won as the Best TV Newscaster, provincial category, in the 22nd Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas Golden Dove Awards recently, a press release from the station said.

He was awarded in the 2011 KBP Golden Dove Awards in the same category. The program that he also hosts, “Salandigan”, was a finalist in the latest Golden Dove Awards for Best Public Affairs Program, the press release also said.

The other local Kapamilya programs that made it as finalists are the Saturday morning game show “Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka!”; the Sunday morning magazine show titled “MagTV na Amiga” for Best TV Children's Program; the public service announcement “The Change”, that called for volunteers in the 2013 elections; and ABS-CBN Bacolod for the Best Television Station, the press release added.*

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614 graduate from
ALS in Bacolod

The Alternative Learning System program of the Department of Education recently held graduation rites for 614 students at the Bacolod Arts Center of the Bacolod City National High School, with Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya as guest, a press release from his office said.

There were 524 graduates in secondary and 74 in the elementary level. The oldest graduate in the secondary level was Felicidad Hilado Casingal, 75, of Barangay Mansilingan, the press release also said.

It was the fifth batch to graduate under City Ordinance 386, or the Comprehensive Scholarship Program of Bacolod City, that aims to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels; and to make education accessible to all.

Gasataya told that graduates that education is a never-ending opportunity. “Continue to dream and pursue your goals through advance education. It is through education that we can uplift our way of living,” he added in the press release.*

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More Montelibanos awarded

More members of the Montelibano clan were honored at their reunion at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Binitin, Murcia town, Negros Occidental, recently, a press release from organizers said.

They were Fervin Vinarta in the field of agriculture, as a Professional Agriculture Engineer, City Agriculturist of Victorias, and Kristina Sarosa for public service and business, as two-termer kagawad in Makati City, and owner of a pizza parlor. She also holds key position in various business outfits and civic organizations, like the Rotary Club of Makati, the press release also said.

Appreciation awards were also given to Sotero Montelibano, Pacita and Manuel Dulaca, the press release added.*

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Youth training held

A training and advocacy campaign for participatory disaster risk reduction was held at the Handumanan National High School in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City.

The theme was “The Next Route: Youth-Oriented DRR”. It was conducted by Rose Jane dela Cruz and Nathaniel Diaz, both senior BS Human Ecology students of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, , a press release from organizers said.

It was also part of their internship at the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros and was participated in by 77 high school students.

Danilo Depa, chair of the School Government Council-Handumanan NHS, thanked the organizers for the training.

A training workshop was also held by Dela Cruz and Diaz on leadership and action planning at the daycare center of Handumanan, called The “Gear Up: Training Seminar for Student Leaders”.

SPG adviser is Milendes dela Cruz, the press release added.*

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614 graduate from ALS in Bacolod
More Montelibanos awarded
Youth training held

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