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SM to hold eco-bag
design competition

Shoe Mart yesterday announced the start of its nationwide eco-bag design contest that is open to high school and college students enrolled this year.

Entries will be accepted starting tomorrow until August 9, 2012. Each entry must be composed of four designs based on the four elements of nature: air, earth, fire and water, and must be relevant to the theme “Art of Sustainability”, a press release from the mall said.

Nepthali Grandea, marketing manager of SM City Bacolod, said the contest aims to engage young patrons and shoppers in a more active role in environmental awareness and the impact of limiting the use of plastic bags.

One winner each from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will receive P25,000 and the new iPad. The school represented by each winner will also receive P25,000, the press release also said.

Interested students or schools may visit www.smcitybacolod.blogspot.com for full contest mechanics, call 468-0168, or see posters, print ads or Facebook postings for more details, the press release added.*

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MyChannel to premiere
'Excel Time’ next month

MyChannel on Sky Cable Bacolod will premiere the show titled “Excel Time” next month to be hosted by Charie Ginete-Ilon, CGI Excel Events, TV Production and Marketing general manager, a press release from organizers said.

The show, that will feature people, places and events in Negros Occidental and neighboring areas, was finalized in a memorandum of agreement signed recently between MyChannel owner Emily Go-Villanueva and Ilon, a KBP Golden Dove awardee for “Best Talk Show Host” in 2003, the press release added.*

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San Enrique clearing

San Enrique town, under Mayor Mario Magno, is conducting a massive clearing and cleaning of waterways in the municipality in preparation for the rainy season.

Magno said San Enrique is located in a low lying area and is considered as the catch basin of water coming from the nearby cities and towns, which makes it vulnerable to floods, a press release from the town said.

“San Enrique, if not the first, is always in the list of flood-affected local government units in the province, and in preparation for the start of rainy season, we are conducting a massive clearing and cleaning of our waterways”, the mayor said.

Clearing of canals and waterways has been conducted in barangays Batuan, Tabao Rizal, Tabao Baybay, Guintorilan, Baliwagan, Sibucao, Bagonawa, and Poblacion, that started last May and will end this month.

“This is one of the ways the local government of San Enrique is implementing to protect the residents and the agricultural crops as their means of living from the possible damage brought by disasters”, the mayor added.

Meanwhile, series of disaster preparedness fora and orientations are being conducted and scheduled in various venues in the town this month to increase awareness on disaster preparedness and enhance response capabilities of the residents, Magno said.

The activity also aims to solicit concerns and problems of the residents regarding their sufferings for the creation of local development plan and strategies on disaster risk reduction and management, the press release added.*

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Medical mission helps 1,780

Around 1,780 adults and children in the five barangays of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, have been reached by the free medical and dental clinic spearheaded by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) recently, a press release from his office said.

The outreach activity, in cooperation with the Victorias City government, through Mayor Severo Palanca and Vice Mayor Frederick Palanca, barangay officials and the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, benefited residents of barangays 8, 10, 11, 12 and 20.

These communities are the initial target of the year-round package of health services for the residents of the third district through free medical consultation, medicines, and dental services, Benitez said in the press release.

To date, the district posted the highest enrolment of 26,000 residents to the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program, with 4,326 NOCHP cardholders recorded as beneficiaries of medical services in government hospitals, the press release added.*

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MyChannel to premiere 'Excel Time’ next month
San Enrique clearing waterways
Medical mission helps 1,780

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