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Soroptimist Bacolod
holds induction

The Soroptimist International of Bacolod held the induction of its officers recently at the Bacolod Pavillon Resort Hotel and Restaurant, with SI Philippines Region governor-elect Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar as guest speaker and inducting officer.

Abubakar installed into office the officers and board of directors of SI Bacolod led by Melba Tan.

Abubakar stressed the important role of women in nation-building and enjoined members to continue working with other sectors of society in improving the lives of women, especially in disadvantaged situations, a press release from the group said.

She congratulated the soroptimists of Bacolod for their contribution in the local community, and said she was happy to be back in Bacolod and meet Vice-Mayor Thaddy Sayson, who is her relative.

A first-term councilor of Zamboanga City, Abubakar traces her roots in Bacolod as her paternal grandfather, Nicasio Sayson Valderrosa, who became the first mayor of Zamboanga City in 1937, was from the City of Smiles, the press release added.*

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Officers of homeowners
group inducted

The Villa Angela Homeowners Association Inc. in Bacolod City recently held the induction of its new officers for 2012-2014, with Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson as guest speaker and inducting officer.

Inducted were Elna Luz, president; Castor Laluma, vice president; Sandra Vaflor, secretary; Rosalinda Lim, treasurer; Sergio Lapres, auditor; Stephen Santillan, public relations officer; and George Hatton, Victor Lo Henares Jr., Antonio Geoffrey Mabesa, Jay Millanes, Joel del Mundo, Joaquin Palermo and Norberto Rebitoy as board of directors, a press release from the association said.*

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Dancefest winners named

Five local dance groups competed in the Dancefest 2012 Throwdown finals street and hip-hop competition organized by the GMA Kapuso Bacolod in partnership with SM City held in the mall, recently its press release said.

The grand champion was the Critical Breakdown group, who won P30,000; first runner-up, Hinigaran Airstrike, P20,000; B.O.B Crew, second runner-up, P15,000; Campuz Jammerz, third runner-up, P10,000; and Center Stage, fourth runner-up, P5,000. The winners also received gift certificates from the mall, the press release also said.

The judges were GMA stars Rochelle Pangilinan and Mark Herras, Ching Alcala, Mary Ann Base and Adrian Bobe.

“Party Pilipinas” talents Mayton Eugenio, Yassi Pressman and Julian Trono were also featured in the finals competition that was jam-packed with dance enthusiasts and supporters, the press release added.*

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Bacoleña in top 2
of talent show

Sixteen-year-old Chanel Morales of Bacolod City is now in Top 2 of the “Artista Academy” reality show aired over TV 5 Kapatid Network, a press release from promoters said.

Chanel, who has the highest grade among the remaining six girls, joined top 1 Vin Abrenica and top 3 Akihiro Blanco.

“Once again, Chanel, my wife, Emie, and I, are thanking Bacoleños, Negrenses and Ilonggos for continuously supporting my daughter by text-voting every Saturday night and Sunday," Royce Morales said in the press release.

Text votes sent between 9 p.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday make up 20 percent of the total grades for each finalist.

Chanel, a graduate of St. Scholastica's Academy in Bacolod, has excelled in the acting, singing and dancing reality show that is aired weeknights at 9 p.m., the press release added.*

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Officers of homeowners group inducted
Dancefest winners named
Bacoleña in top 2 of talent show

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