| BIRTHDAYS. Dapo and Millie Ruth Lobaton (8 th and 9 th from left, standing) celebrated their birthdays with family and friends in Bacolod City, recently*
Training on environment
projects held in Bacolod
A training on project cycle management on watershed reforestation and environmental education was held by the Silay City government and the IKAW-AKO Japan-Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection, at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City recently, a press release from organizers said.
Participants in training, sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, were nongovernment organization representatives from various regions of the country, the press release said.
A familiarization tour was also conducted at the rehabilitated mangrove area in Brgy. Balaring, Silay, including the Tom Tower, it also said.
Project coordinator Mari Kurata said the participants interviewed staff members of the Silay Tourism Office, and the officers, members and volunteers of the Balaring Mangrove Planters' Association, the press release added.*
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Seven USLS students
to attend Japan gab
Seven students from the College of Business and Accountancy of the University of St. La Salle will represent the Philippines in the 58th International Student Conference in Tokyo, Japan from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, a press release from the school said.
Ben Martin Malayang, Joywen Marcelo, Eduardo Tan Jr., Jaypril Ann Octava, Fritzchel Rellos, Hazel Ann Amene, and Mary Flo Beton, will join 64 other students from all over the world for the conference sponsored by the International Student Association of Japan.
Participants are expected to have discussions on the theme “Set the Future and Think Now about this World, this Society”, the press release said.
Meanwhile, a total of 103 bags of blood were donated to the Philippine Red Cross-Bacolod Chapter during the institutional bloodletting activity of the USLS Sunday, the press release said.
The activity, conducted in line with the 60th Diamond Jubilee celebration, was initiated by the Integrated School Parents' Association and participated in by parents, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the university, members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and community partners from Gawad Kalinga.
Volunteers from the College of Medicine and Nursing, Health Services Center, National Service Training Program, Parents' Teachers' Council, Varsity athletes, PESAR, Integrated School and College Administration joined to facilitate the activity, the press release also said.*
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Villamonte senior citizens
avail of free eyeglasses
Senior citizens of Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, availed of free eyeglasses during a Lions SightFirst project conducted by the Bacolod City Host Lions Club recently, a press release from the club said.
More than 170 pairs of eyeglasses were distributed to elderly residents from various puroks in the activity attended by Lions Nana and Jun Jalbuena, Sony Manojo, Mally Legaspi, Mario and Leah Garbanzos, Elma Ybanez, Jun Santibanez, Drs. Reynold and Lucy Iledan and Councilor Em Ang.
The club is also conducting vision screening for school-age children in public elementary schools in Bacolod, to check for low vision and other eye conditions and provides free refraction corrective eyeglasses, the press release added.*
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