achievement awards set
The Negros Press Club and the Rotary Club of Bacolod East will award 17 media practitioners, who made an indelible mark in the fields of journalism and broadcasting on November 15, at 6 p.m., at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, a press release from the NPC said.
This is the first time for both organizations to honor well-meaning men and women in the media profession. There will be two categories of the awards, the 1st Negros Press Club Media Excellence award with five awardees, and 12 awardees in the Rotary Club of Bacolod East Media Lifetime Achievement Award, the press release also said.
“We will be announcing the awardees during the awards night,” NPC president Carla Cañet, and Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, president of the Rotary Club of Bacolod East, said.
The two organizations, with their officers, were in the thick of the preparation for the event.
They are also set to sign a memorandum of agreement during the event, that aims to institutionalize this project to make it a yearly event of the two organizations.
NPC officers and members are advised to come in Barong Tagalog for male members and Filipiniana for the ladies. The RCBE will wear their club suit, the press release added.*
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USLS honors massage
The University of St. La Salle LifeSkills Institute honored the first batch of the Massage Therapy NCII graduates, who scored a 100 percent passing rate in the national assessment of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority recently, a press release from the school said.
The 25 trainees were commended during the Massage Therapy NCII completion rites, held at the USLS Gallaga Theater recently. University president Raymundo Suplido told the graduates that they are now holding an opportunity, that can be treated as “a door that can open to other opportunities”, the press release also said.
Romelia Nuezca, Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System focal for TESDA Negros, congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to seek jobs.
The certified therapists participated in the 45-day training with the LifeSkills Institute, led by Teresa Villanueva, and funded by the De La Salle Sciences Foundation.
At the program were USLS Vice Chancellor for Mission and Development Geoffrey Bob Bergante, VC for Finance Jocelyn Aragon, and College of Business and Accountancy dean Marissa Quezon, the press release added.*
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Lions Club induction held
The newly-elected officers of the Bacolod City Sugarlandia Lions Club were sworn into office by district governor Rolando Layson at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City recently, a press release from the club said.
Inducted were Rolando Ramos Pugoy, president; Caroline Garingalao, 1st vice president and chair of secretariat committee; Arthur Normandy, 2nd VP; Lizalaine Angeles, secretary; Edgardo Angeles, treasurer; Sandra Alunan, assistant treasurer; George Acot, Lion tamer; Leonito Lopue, tail twister; Ma. Tessie Gidlayan, auditor, and Pureza Tañeza, press information officer, the press release also said.
Members of the board are Virgie Lopue, Isis Abogada, Romeo Sabig, Gerry Galingalao, Vanessa Taneza, Nenita Estrella (one year); Ricardo Lagman, Josephine Bentinganan, Romeo Rodriguez, Maritess Keegan, Melba Ayres, and Cecilia Sabig (two years). Ma. Tessie Gidlayan is the immediate past president, and Tom Fellows, Leny Uy and Noel Angeles are upcoming members.
The theme of the new officers is “Strengthen the Pride,” the press release added.*
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