Bacolod Jazz Festival to
take center stage
Great music comes at a greater magnitude as the 3rd Bacolod Jazz Festival takes stage at the roof deck of L’Fisher Chalet, Bacolod City, Saturday, a press release from organizers said.
The show features generous and varied offerings of jazz and its subgenres as established artists of the field pay a visit to the City of Smiles.
Bacolod gets a taste of the international flavor with Indonesian guitarist Johanes Radianto and Abe Lagrimas Jr., a US-based Filipino multi-instrumentalist with the group Akasha. Joining this year are bands from the forefront of Pinoy jazz: Absolute Zero, led by guitarist Johnny Alegre; the jazz collective Hard Hat Area, and Kiss the Bride.
Other artists are Yuna Reguerra, Mia Tengco, Otep Concepcion, Bea Lao, Uly Avante, Joey Puyat, Tony Razon, Mar Dizon, Mike Guevarra, and Kingsley De Los Santos.
Bacolod’s West Negros University Band, is led by keyboardist Michael Tambasen and features Lucy Santibañez and Michael Angelo de Oro, the press release added.
The show will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are at P500. Those who wish to make reservations may call 4333731.*
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148 couples tie knot
at Silay mass wedding
There were 148 couples married in yesterday’s 7th mass wedding held at Jose Locsin Cultural Center and Civic Center in Silay City, Negros Occidental, a press release from the city said.
The event sponsored by the Silay City government started at 9 a.m., with Mayor Jose Montelibano, Vice Mayor Mark Golez and Councilor Rosalinda Caja delivering speeches.
Maria Shiela Torres, head of the Silay City Civil Registry, also addressed the couples.
After the ceremony, the couple who shared the longest kiss was given a prize as well as the oldest, youngest, and couples with the most number of children, the press release added.
Montelibano reminded the newlyweds to secure birth certificates for their children so there will be no hassle in processing of legal papers, especially when they intend to work abroad.*
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School wins in best
news program tilt
The Negros Occidental Science High School in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, won second Best News Program in the Regional Radio Broadcasting Competition held recently at Punta Villa Resort, in Iloilo City, a press release from the school said.
The team, composed of Marivic Franco, Dennis Gerard Deocampo, Angellen Kate Nobleza, Katrina Mae Palaganas, Jimel Tolentino, Joanne Mae Gatumbato, Meriam Reyline Alo, also won Best in Technical Application.
Deocampo shared the best anchors award with Renz Ayungao of Iloilo City Division.
Deocampo and Tolentino were two of the seven members of the Western Visayas Broadcasting Team chosen to represent Region 6 to the National Schools Press Conference Radio Broadcasting Contest, the press release said.
Other awards the team got during the contest were the third Best Script and Best in Infomercial.
The team was accompanied by its advisers and coaches Nelson Escobin and Josanlo Caldera and will go to Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 9-13, for the National Schools Press Conference, the press release added.*
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CSC exams set at NOHS
Career service examinations, professional and sub-professional, will be conducted May 27 and October 21, at the Negros Occidental High School at Araneta Street, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City, a press release from Civil Service Commission Negros Occidental said.
Applications for the May 27 exams may now be filed until April 12 at the CSC field office, at the ground floor of PAC Building, Aguinaldo Street, Bacolod.
Forms can be downloaded at www.cscnegrosoccidental.webs.com or www.csc.gov.ph. Applicants should personally inquire at the CSC Negros Occidental for detailed instructions on picture requirements and other matters, Erna Elizan, director of the CSC field office, said in the press release said.
Meanwhile, the CSC is urging those who passed the October 16, 2011 professional and sub-professional exams, to attend the awarding ceremonies at the Governor’s Hall, Negros Occidental Capitol, at 1:30 p.m. on February 23.
Certificates of rating will be awarded, Elizan said.
Requirements in claiming the certificate are at least two IDs, one of which is the validated copy of the passer’s ID that was attached to his/her application; original CSC official receipt; and two passport-sized colored picture with a handwritten nametag and signature printed on a photo paper.
For clarification or additional information, they may call the CSC Negros Occidental at 708-8184, the press release added.*
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