LCC inks literacy support
for out-of-school children
La Consolacion College Bacolod recently signed an agreement with Kariton for Kids, a nongovernment organization that supports a literacy project for out-of-school children, a press release from the school said.
The project provides students from LCC Bacolod with a cart of educational materials and equipment for them to teach kids to read, write, count, solve basic mathematical problems, and about health, grooming and good manners, the press release also said.
The project aligns with the LCC social development goals, and complements its service learning program that aims to provide students the opportunity to apply theories learned in the classroom in the context of service to the community.
Graduating students of the teacher education program and some National Service Training Program students will take turns giving lessons to about 70 kids aged five to 15 years old. Classes are being held at the San Antonio Abad Parish in Bacolod City every Saturday, and will run until February 2013, the press release added.*
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USLS guard lauded
Security guard John Carlo Marifel, of Vilmapi Company, and assigned at the University of St. La Salle was commended for turning over a wallet, that contained P45,000 in cash, he found at the Business Office recently, a press release from the school said.
This is the second time Marifel has surrendered a wallet containing big amounts of money. He deserves to be rewarded, USLS Vice Chancellor for Administration, Ernest Latiza, said.
Marifel received a gift cash and a commendation letter from the school, through president and chancellor, Br. Raymundo Suplido, the press release added.*
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Murcia parish marks feast
of Immaculate Conception
The Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish in Murcia will celebrate the feast day of the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception tomorrow with a concelebrated mass at 8 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Victorino Rivas as presider and preacher.
Murcia parish priest Rev. Fr. Greg Patiño said the solemn feast will start with a Diana at 4 a.m. followed by a mass at 6 a.m.
The concelebrated mass will be the highlight of the celebration ushered in by novena masses.
As the newly-installed priest of the parish, Patiño said his focus is to reach out to the remote areas of the town such as the hinterlands of Canlandog.
“Murcia is a big parish. Aside from pressing concerns among the different sectors, we also have to deal with peace and order problems involving clans in the upland area of the town,” Patiño said.
Without a parochial vicar to assist him, Patiño said he simply draws his strength from the people who support the parish.
The spirit of volunteerism among the catechists, who dedicate their time to teach schoolchildren in 20 public schools in Murcia, is another source of inspiration, Patiño said.
He also hopes to revive the cultural group in the parish and tap the youth, he said.
“We need to draw in our youth to the church or else they will go without the Church. This is the challenge we all have to face in this Year of the Faith,” Patiño said.*NAB
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