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Bacolod City, PhilippinesFriday, August 17, 2012

The day of the


The 10th Waling-Waling Festival that was held August 4 to 11, at Robinsons Place in Bacolod City was first initiated by Julie Benedicto.

Fr. Raymon Asoy blessed the exhibit and the booths, and the ribbon was cut by Anamer Gatuslao, Soc Monfort and Ponchit Ponce Enrile, past president of the Negros Occidental Orchids Society.

The fountain area of the mall was abloom with wild and colorful orchids and greens, with varieties of waling-waling placed at the entrance and around the exhibit area.

Mall-goers and visitors were treated to demonstrations on how to arrange flowers, and discussions on plants…and orchids, led by Ponce Enrile, while the Organization for Industrial Spiritual and Cultural Advancement in Bago City, Negros Occidental, led by Thelma Watanabe, showed guests the Ikebana flower arrangement.*

Remember: In God’s time, you will fall in love with the right person for the right reason. When that time comes, that love will be worth the wait, the tears, and the pain….and you will forget you have ever cried.

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Environment group
inaugurates training center

The Ikaw-Ako Japan-Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection organization recently inaugurated its first International Cooperation Training Center at Fortuna Subdivision in Silay City, Negros Occidental, its press release said.

The center aims to foster intercultural exchange and awareness among the trainees and teach them the advocacies of the nongovernment organization on environmental protection, rehabilitation, promotion and awareness, the press release said.

Silay Mayor Jose Montelibano, Brgy. Captain Joel Peornato and project coordinator Mari Kurata, cut the ribbon and Fr. Jonas Sumagaysay of the San Diego Pro-Cathedral blessed the facility.

Present were participants in the 2nd Chikyuno Arukikata Tour from Japan, US Peace Corps volunteers, Department of Education Division of Silay, and the City Tourism Office personnel, the press release said.

Ikaw-Ako spearheaded and maintained the mangrove rehabilitation program at Brgy. Balaring in Silay, that has become a tourist attraction in the city, the press release added.*

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Leadership training
for scouts conducted

A leadership training and advancement camp was held by the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos Trailblazers Scouts at the Alangilan National High School in Bacolod City, recently, a press release from the school said.

The theme of the activity was “Scout Leaders, Onward to Advancement Trail.” It was highlighted by the contest on the “Survival of Eagle Scouts”, the highest rank in the advancement trail of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

Thirty-nine senior scouts, 20 boys and 19 girls participated in the training on scouting leadership, and practicing the crew method with inputs on leadership techniques from Eagle Scouts Jemar Xavier del Castillo, Harold Marañon, Jose Rafael Manaloto and VS Dean Harris Salazar.

Skills training on knot-tying, bandaging, kinds of carries, compass reading and swimming were conducted by guest instructors Jerry Peñafiel, Paolo Monteflor and Jertel Jumayao, the press release also said.

The camp ended with the planting of 300 seedlings from the Bacolod City Water District and the Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Bacolod City government, the press release added.*

Environment group inaugurates training center
Leadership training for scouts conducted
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