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Negrense chaplain receives US Presidential award

Negrense chaplain receives US Presidential award

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Negrense Don Biadog Jr. (center) receiving his award from Maj. Gen. Michael J. Borgschulte, commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, and Lt. Col. Robert J. Weingart.* US President Joseph Biden Jr. awarded a Lifetime Achievement award to Negrense Don Biadog Jr., a retired Navy chaplain, for his “lifetime commitment to volunteer service”. The award was presented to Biadog by Maj. Gen. Michael J. Borgschulte, commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, and Lt. Col. Robert J. Weingart, executive officer of headquarters and headquarters squadron at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego, California in April. “On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to continue to answer the c...
Juan Calatrava Movement launched 

Juan Calatrava Movement launched 

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The Juan Calatrava Movement, founded by Calatravanhons seeking to discover and develop potential leaders, was launched at the Jose Valmayor National High School in Brgy. Refugio,  Calatrava, Negros Occidental,  on Thursday, May 9.  It was attended by 80 students, and a symposium with the theme “Role of the Youth in Nation Building and Values Formation” was conducted, a press release from Andoni Llantada said.  Speakers at the  symposium were Juan Calatrava Movement convenors  historian Dick Dedicatoria  and  and Andoni Llantada, youth advocate and political scientist.   The speakers stressed  the importance of active participation in good governance, no to selling of votes, choosing the right leaders and how to become pro...
DOLE Usec joins NFSP graduation 

DOLE Usec joins NFSP graduation 

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DOLE Undersecretary . Benjo Santos M. Benavidez  (right)  at the graduation rites with (l-r) ) DOLE VI Regional Director Sixto T. Rodriguez  Jr., Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns  Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, Assistant Secretary Lennard Constantine C. Serrano, TESDA Specialist Josie Aurelio and NFSP Vice-President Jaime G. Golez.*   Undersecretary Benjo Santos M. Benavidez of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Workers’ Welfare and Protection Cluster attended  the 63rd Closing Exercises of the NFSP Sugar Workers Foundation Technical Skills and Livelihood Training Center at Bacolod City, recently.  “Congratulations to the graduates of the NFSP training center! We are happy to witness your graduation, and we pray that you ...
Negrense writer, teacher Gawad Balagtas awardee

Negrense writer, teacher Gawad Balagtas awardee

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Negrense writer, teacher and researcher Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava was one of the awardees of the 37th Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas of the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas at the University of the Philippines-Dilliman in Quezon City, Metro Manila, recently. Locsin-Nava is one of the nine awardees of this year’s Gawad Balagtas awards, which are given to Filipino writers for their exceptional work in the Filipino language and their contribution to Philippine literature. The Gawad was awarded to Locsin-Nava under the Kasaysayang Panitikan at Salin sa Ingles or Historical Literature and English Language Translations category. Locsin-Nava is acclaimed for her specialization in literature and culture in Negros and Western Visayas and is a former dean of the College of Arts a...
Bacolod launches dance tilts to promote Chicken inasal fest 

Bacolod launches dance tilts to promote Chicken inasal fest 

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Bacolod City officials promote the famous charcoal-grilled chicken through a teaser video of the Chicken Inasal Dance Challenge.*  Organizers of this year’s Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival, which is set from May 24 to 26, launched dance competitions as added attractions to the annual event, which puts the spotlight on this city’s famous charcoal-grilled chicken.  To take chicken inasal global, new events include the dance challenge and modern movement competition as well as the global beats or street dance competition.  Videos of Bacolodnons taking on the Bacolod Chicken Inasal dance craze were posted on social media on Wednesday after the release of the teaser video earlier this week.  “This 2024, the celebration shall focus on creating platforms and portals fo...
‘Stories with a Smile’ sought for Bacolod maiden film fest 

‘Stories with a Smile’ sought for Bacolod maiden film fest 

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The Bacolod City government on Tuesday, April 23, called for entries to the first Bacolod Film Festival with the theme “Stories with a Smile” set in September this year. Bacolod, known as the “City of Smiles”, is looking for short films with the “potential to inspire laughter, warmth, and a renewed appreciation for the brighter side of life”.  “Bacolod should be proud of its creatives. We have very artistic directors, and actors,” Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, who chairs the Bacolod Film Festival Council, said.  The competition is part of the city’s initiative in line with the implementation of the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act, with additional funding from the Department of Trade and Industry.  Qualified to join are producers, directors, ...
Cadiz beauty wins most Lin-ay corporate awards 

Cadiz beauty wins most Lin-ay corporate awards 

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Cadiz City’s Ayha Jane Sucajel*  Cadiz City’s Ayha Jane Sucajel won  the most number of corporate awards in the  Corporate Day and Preliminary Q&A of the  Lin-ay sang Negros at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City on Tuesday, April 16.  Sucajel brought home seven out of 23 corporate awards in one of the important segments of the provincial pageant, a highlight of the Panaad sa Negros Festival this year.  She was hailed as Miss Solana, Miss Vasoh, Miss EGY, Miss Emerald Thai, Miss Metro Inn, Miss MediFix, and Miss Petron Elite 2024.  Following Sucajel was Cauayan’s bet Zoe Clarisse Limson with five corporate awards - Miss Mangan Restaurant, Azta Ambassador 2024, Miss Flower Studio, Miss Travelton, and Miss Brazaville. Kyla Ro...
Victorias, Murcia proclaimed festival of dances champions

Victorias, Murcia proclaimed festival of dances champions

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The winning performers of Victorias City*Ronnie Baldonado photo The Sidlak Kadalag-an and Tinabuay festivals of Victorias City and Murcia were declared  the champions in the city and municipality categories  of the Best of Festival Dances Competition during the first day of  the Panaad sa Negros Festival  at the Panaad Stadium, Bacolod City, Monday,  April 15. Victorias was also the champion in last year’s competition with Murcia coming in second. Victorias’ festival, which featured the city’s history,  emerged the champion out of the nine cities that competed in the city category and brought home a P200,000  cash prize, Rudy Reveche, Panaad Cultural Competitions chairman, said. The Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos City was in second place with cash prize of P75,000, Silay C...
CHMSU venue for WVSU exams 

CHMSU venue for WVSU exams 

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The  Carlos Hilado Memorial State University is the testing site for the upcoming admission examination of the West Visayas State University on Sunday, April 14..  Over 700 applicants are expected to take the exam at the CHMSU Talisay (Main) Campus with two schedules – 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.  The tests will be conducted at the Function Hall, Global Learning Cafe, and four second-floor classrooms all located at the Engineering and Technology Green Building (ETGB), and the Audio Visual Room at the Library, Science, and Academic Building (LSAB).  Aspiring WVSU students are advised to arrive early and bring the requirements for the examination.  Last week, CHMSU began releasing the lists of those qualified for the screening stage of admission to the univers...
La Castellana banana fest kicks off Monday 

La Castellana banana fest kicks off Monday 

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 The 25th Banana Festival of La Castellana town officially kicks off, Monday, April 1, simultaneous with the town's annual patronal fiesta.  La Castellana Mayor Alme Rhummyla Nicor-Mangilimutan will lead the opening ceremony at the Panorama Park at 10 a.m. Monday.  Also set to start is the Agro- Trade Fair where all the fifteen barangays in the locality will showcase their products especially their homegrown bananas of different varieties.  The Agro-Trade Fair will run until April 5.  The weeklong festivities will also include the 1st Mayor Mhai's Garden Show that will also start Monday until April 5, and Plaza Food Park at the town plaza.  Another highlight of the Silver Banana festival is the search for Banana King and Queen, Monday night to be held at ...
Teleperformance celebrates outstanding TP Women 

Teleperformance celebrates outstanding TP Women 

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AABN artists and employees of Teleperformance Bacolod.*  Teleperformance in the Philippines, global leader in digital business services, celebrated outstanding TP women as part of its International Women’s Month Summit, the highlight of the company’s month-long Women’s Month celebration.   Affirming its dedication to gender equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, TP marked the event with a ceremonial signing of Teleperformance’s commitment to the Women's Empowerment Principles (UN Women and UN Global Compact), a press release from the firm  on Tuesday, March 26 said.   Chief Executive Officer Rahul Jolly was joined by senior leaders, TP Women leaders, and all summit attendees in this public pledge of support.  Teleperformance Philippine...
Victorias has 3 new singing champions

Victorias has 3 new singing champions

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The singing champions Jabez Dean Marte,  Daisyrie Occeña  and Chrystelle Ann Vailoces with actress Sue Ramirez and Victorias Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez (l-r)* Victorias PIO photo  Out of the 21 finalists in this year’s   “Tingog sang Kadalag-an” grand finals in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, three contestants emerged as the champions on Saturday, March 23.  The Tingog sang Kadalag-an grand finals was held at the Sidlak Victorias Global City in celebration of the 26th Kadalag-an Festival, a press release from the city said Monday, March 25.  Chrystelle Ann Vailoces bested  four other  contenders in the Battle of the Champions and received a P20,000 cash prize and trophy.  Daisyrie Occeña, who sang her rendition of “What Kin...
Sinigayan 2024 ends five-day festivities

Sinigayan 2024 ends five-day festivities

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The “Festival of Many Causes” has ended its five-day festivities highlighted with the opening of two important infrastructures that will ease government service and boost tourism activities in Sagay City.  On the 28th year of Sinigayan Festival, the city government  opened the 1,500-seater Sagay City Gymnasium and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance Center, the only clearance center outside Bacolod City.  This opening added to the line-up of activities which included the operation of the four festival sites namely “Dagway Sagay Arts Village”, “Taliambong Food and Entertainment Village”, “Bugay Sagay Agro-Aqua Village”, and the “Sagay Livestock Village”, a press release from  Sagay City said Monday, March 25.  During the festivities, M...
CHMSU hosting region-wide culture and arts conference

CHMSU hosting region-wide culture and arts conference

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Aklan State University's Kyle Francis Dela Cruz and Capiz State University's Mitchie Sumeran Sangalang were named Darling and Muse of the Media, respectively, during the Talent Competition and Media Presentation of Mr. & Ms.RASUC-VI 2024 at Ayala Malls Capitol Central on March 21.* Over 1,000 artists, performers, and coaches from 11 state universities and colleges across Western Visayas will bring in color, music, and festivities to Carlos Hilado Memorial State University this March.  The 11 member SUCs of the Regional Association of State Universities and Colleges - VI are set to gather and compete in the RASUC-VI Culture and the Arts Conference and Festival from Saturday to Tuesday, March 23 to 26.  “This year, the RASUC-VI Culture an...
More than 6,000 STIers attend youth convention 

More than 6,000 STIers attend youth convention 

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More or less 6,000 STIers took part in the opening day of the Bacolod leg of the 25th National Youth Convention at the SMX Convention Center on March 21, Thursday.  The NYC dubbed, “VibeShift: Find Your Meaning — Embracing Uniqueness, Amplifying Passion, and Discovering Meaningful Impact,” is aligned with STI’s mission to empower students and motivate them to aim for excellence, a press release said.   Richthofen De Jesus, psychologist, discussed the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. De Jesus explained to STIers that one’s mental health depends on his or her current circumstance. He cited stress as one of the major triggers of mental illness. He also stressed how important it is for students to be careful when choosing their circle.   ...
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