set June 17
The “Ang Banwahanon Awards”, that was institutionalized through City Ordinance No. 494, will be held at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center 7 p.m. on June 17.
City Ordinance No. 494, or the Ang Banwahanon Award was first conferred in 1974 during the incumbency of Mayor Carlos P. Benares as a special feature of the city’s charter celebration. It is the “highest award” given by the city to a Bacoleño.
The criteria for the nominees are that his or her life or service has made a considerable impact on the residents of the city or the community and has immensely contributed to its economic, cultural, sports, social, moral or educational development.
The exemplary and selfless service achievements of the nominee will serve as an inspiration and a model worthy of emulation by the residents of the City of Bacolod in particular and the country in general.
A nominee should be a Filipino citizen and of good moral character, of known probity and integrity, an actual resident of Bacolod City for at least 10 years, must come from the private sector, was not a recipient or awardee of “Ang Banwahanon Award”, and must be willing to be of service to the community or city when called upon.
The members of the Ang Banwahanon Award Committee are Leonito Lopue, Councilor Homer Bais, Johanna Ann Bayoneta, Msgr. Noly Que, Nelia Nemenzo and Modesto Sa-onoy*CGS
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AAB-Negros holds art
workshop for army kids
The Art Association of Bacolod-Negros conducted an art workshop for children of army soldiers, at the 303rd Infantry Brigade headquarters in Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Saturday.
Titled “Art in the Camp,” the activity was conducted by AAB-Negros president Corazon Golez, in partnership with the Office of Rep. Albee Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), as a pre-anniversary activity of the association on July 4, and the 303rd IB’s 26th founding celebration on June 30.
Golez said the group also plans to conduct another workshop for the wives of the soldiers on jewelry making, sculpture and cooking, to help them with livelihood projects like souvenir items for tourists visiting the Mambukal Mountain Resort.
She said she noticed that the artworks of small children were carefree and depicted their environment, while those of the ones aged 10 to 18 showed their longing for peace. “I was touched by their works, knowing that they are children of military men,” she added.
Golez said one kid painted a dove that symbolizes peace, and this showed that they want peace and an end to the armed conflict between the soldiers and rebel groups.
Capt. Cris Cunanan, 303rd IB Civil Military Operations officer, said the artworks of the children, including the mural paintings of the soldiers and their wives who were present during the workshop, will be displayed during the Brigade anniversary at Camp Maj. Nelson Gerona in Murcia.
Cunanan added that having attended the “Arts for Peace” workshop at the University of St. La Salle, he believes that the AAB-Negros activity will benefit the dependents of the soldiers, since art heals and can transform people.
He said they are looking forward to another activity that will help provide livelihood to the wives of the soldiers.*CGS
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