Diploma donates land to school
Lawyer Nordy Diploma donated a three-hectare land to the Negros Occidental National Science High School in Victorias City and signed the Deed of Donation during the turnover ceremony, recently at the school's grounds, a press release from the school said.
Present during the ceremony were Regional Director Mildred Garay of the Department of Education, Negros Occidental School’s Division Superintendent Rizalino Tortosa, retired Judge Francisco Rodriguez, Shigeko Diploma, PTA president Elmer Espeja, Sangguniang Kabataan National Federation vice president for Visayas Thea Mae Dino, Victorias Councilor Vincent Roa, and city representative Mercy Acoyong.
Maritess Rivera, NONSHS principal, thanked Diploma for his support to the school.
Diploma, with Rodriguez, shared his insights about the school's progress and acknowledged the efforts of Garay in seeking assistance and aid for its construction, the press release said.
The Acceptance Speech was delivered by Tortosa, the press release added.*
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Bacolod turns over aid
The Operation Tulong Task Force of dyEZ Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod turned over to the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Bacolod relief goods donated by its listeners, for flood victims in the cities of Iligan and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao, that are worst hit by Tropical Storm “Sendong,” a press release from the station said.
The week-long campaign of Operation Tulong netted donations of P21,000 in cash, used clothes and foodstuff. The cash donation was used to buy more noodles, canned goods and medicines.
A total of 77 sacks and 76 boxes of clothing were turned over to SAC, aside from the 66 boxes of noodles, canned sardines and medicines, the press release said.
Donations poured in from listeners across Negros Occidental who responded to the call of Aksyon Radyo in Bacolod City, and its sister station, Radyo Natin-San Carlos, based in San Carlos City, for help.
The turnover capped the list of activities of Operation Tulong for 2011.
Other activities of Operation Tulong in the past year are: a medical mission this December that benefited 250 residents in the mountain village of Alangilan in Bacolod City held in cooperation with the Alangilan National High School and the Parents-Teachers Association; “Paskwa Mo, Kalipay Ko,” a December gift-giving campaign that benefitted children at the Home of Hope and Holy Infant orphanages and the Girls’ Home; a medical mission that benefited 300 indigent patients last August during the 42nd anniversary of the station; the Balik Eskwela activity or the giving of school supplies for students in the village of Alegria, Murcia town aside from scholarship grants for Computer Courses to three students; “Dugo Mo, Kabuhi Ko,” last February, a blood-letting campaign conducted in partnership with the Provincial Health Office; and a medical-dental mission benefitting 600 patients in Cauayan town held in cooperation with the Philippine Army, the press release said.
The Operation Tulong Task Force is headed by Wilma Sugaton with Nona Magbanua, Felix Campaniel Jr. as members.
Station manager JJ Deocampo, who led the Aksyon Radyo staff in the turnover to Fr. Anecito Buenafe, said Operation Tulong is proof that the station goes beyond delivering news, the press release added.*
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Family day held
The Negros Occidental Science High School, with the General Parent-Teachers Association, celebrated their annual Family Day on the theme, “Christmas is bonding time for family and friends”, at the NONSHS grounds, in Victorias City, recently, a press release from the school said.
The event started with a caravan from the Victorias City Plaza to NONSHS, followed by a Holy Mass officiated by Father Gargar, the Deed of Donation Signing, and the Family Day celebration.
GPTA president, Elmer Espeja, spearheaded the program with activities such as parlor games, presentations, and raffle draw.
Each year level showcased a series of Christmas presentations for their family members who were present, the press release said.
Members of batches 2003, 2002, 2009, 2010 and 2011, who were present for the Alumni Homecoming, shared messages and insights about their experiences and thanked the school for their achievements.
A banquet was served for everybody at lunch time, followed by parlor games.
Games like Shortest Line, Planting Rice with a Twist, and Tomato and Balloon Relay were participated in by parents and students.
Prizes were given to the raffle winners, before the last day’s activity, the piglet catching, the press release added.*
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modern day heroes
Teachers advocating education and intellectual development are modern day Rizals, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Friday.
In his 11th Rizal Day speech, Leonardia said that they as leaders of the city, share with the teachers the responsibility of keeping the Rizal Spirit alive in the young and future leaders of the country, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.
“It is therefore our prime duty as adults to instill in them the attitude of valuing the search for knowledge as Rizal would have wanted,” Leonardia told the crowd, composed mostly of teachers, at the Bacolod City Rizal Park to commemorate the 115th Death Anniversary of the country’s national hero.
The mayor added that, through the use of modern technology and social networking sites, the young can express themselves and contribute to the continued quest for national stability, just as Rizal did during his time when he used the power of his pen as a peaceful reformist and rejected all invitations to join groups advocating armed revolts.
The celebration was highlighted by a re-enactment of the life of Rizal and the floral offering at the statue of Rizal led by officials of the city, other government agencies and non-government organizations led by the Yuchengco Group of Companies, the press release added.*
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