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STAR reader helps child

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Leonora Estoquia receives the donation in memory of Socorro Uy yesterday through the DAILY STAR.*

A donation made in memory of Socorro Uy for the 6-year-old girl from Taloc, Bago City, who has been diagnosed with acute leukemia, probably lymphoid, T/C sepsis was given to Leonora Estoquia, mother of the patient, by the DAILY STAR yesterday.

Leonora received the P8,600, that she said is a big help for her daughter who needs chemotherapy.

The widowed mother thanked the donor for helping her daughter without second thought and asked God to give the person more grace and blessings to help others.

Leonora said that an anonymous donor also gave P10,000 to her daughter during a visit to Fatima at the hospital early this month.

She said that Fatima’s doctor told her that she has 70 percent chances of recovering once she undergoes chemotherapy, but Fatima needs to get back her strength before the therapy.

Her daughter needs medicines and blood transfusions in preparation for the chemotherapy and is still confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, Leonora added.

Before she was diagnosed with acute leukemia, Fatima experienced body malaise and pallor, her medical records show.

Leonora also appealed to the DAILY STAR readers to help them with their expenses.

Any donation for the patient may be coursed through the DAILY STAR. *LTG

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Gender sensitivity training
for WV gov’t officials soon

Governors, mayors and other members of the Regional Development Council of Western Visayas may soon undertake gender and sensitivity training in line with a resolution of the RDC 6, approved by its Regional Gender and Development Committee during its 2nd quarter meeting , yesterday at the Jose Locsin Cultural and Civic Center in Silay City.

RGDC chairperson Celia Matea Flor said the committee believes that good governance should be gender-responsive especially for policy makers in regional line agencies, local government units and the private sector who determine the development agenda and implement development priorities of the region.

In the resolution, Flor said, they also noted that many gender responsive initiatives are never implemented because they do not form part of the budgetary decision-making processes of the government

Another resolution, also approved the RDC 6, enjoins the regional line agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations and other government instrumentalities to strengthen and further capacitate their Committees On Decorum and Investigation.

RA 7877, also known as the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995, mandates employers and heads of agencies to promulgate rules and regulations, in consultation with the employees as well as to include guidelines on proper decorum, and create CODI.*GPB

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GMA joins Silay City
charter celebration

GMA Network recently joined Silay City’s Hugyaw Festival and Charter Day celebration on the theme, “Proud to be Silaynon,” a press release from the network said.

GMA gave a special Miss Kapuso Award during the Lin-ay Sang Silay beauty pageant, and GMA TV Bacolod’s Larry Bril, Jr., was a member of the panel of judges. GMA Bacolod station manager Tina Poblador-Magbojos and Flash Bulletin’s host Darwisha Bonza-Librando gave the special award to winner Riah Angelica de Ocampo of Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, the press release said.

GMA also held a Kapuso Baranggayan with games and surprises, d ISYU Subong Negrense’s Adrian Bobe spearheaded a dance showdown, and Silaynons joined Party Pilipinas’ Stars – Kris Lawrence, Rochelle Pangilinan and Mark Herras, it also said.*

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Gender sensitivity training for WV gov’t officials soon
GMA joins Silay City charter celebration

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