Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Monday, February 13, 2012
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The Jam Step participants at the old Bacolod Airport runway*

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Pope’s envoy arriving today
PNP task force to secure him

“Totus Tuus”, the week-long event to mark the 31st anniversary of the visit of Blessed John Paul II to Bacolod City on Feb 20, 1981 kicks off today with the arrival Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Giuseppe Pinto.

The Bacolod City Police has formed a special Task Force led by Supt. Alexander Ermeo to ensure the security of the Apostolic Nuncio during his visit.

City Police Operations branch chief, Senior Insp. Lester Leada, said 90 policemen from BCPO will be deployed at the San Sebastian Cathedral while about 20 policemen from the Negros Occidental police provincial office will secure the Provincial Capitol lagoon.moremoremore

87,700 students join Jam Step,
Guinness record broken: Golez

Despite the rains,  organizers said about 87,700 elementary, high school and college students in Bacolod City danced non-stop for 30-minutes at the old Bacolod Airport site  yesterday to vie for a new Guinness World Record as the largest aerobic-dance exercise class in the world.

The whole stretch of the 1.8-kilometer runway of the old Bacolod City airport served as the dance floor for the record-breaking Jam Step 2-12-12 event organized by the Ang Batang Pinoy Movement led by Jewel May Lobaton-Pimentel, former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe and Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez Jr.

Golez said he expects that many more will join the Jam Step Philippines in July.moremoremore

‘Bring aid directly to people
of remote quake hit areas’

Bring the food and water directly to the people of remote earthquake hit areas of Negros Oriental before they die from hunger.

That was what representatives of non government groups delivering aid to the area appealed yesterday.

The people of La Libertad and Guihulgan are also urgently in need of psychosocial therapy to lessen their trauma, especially the children, they also said.

Girlie Cabailo, a nurse of the Negros Island Health Integrated Program, said their two mountain clinics in Guihulngan were destroyed by the earthquake, but they continue to deliver health services to the people in the remote areas affected.moremoremore

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