The City of Bacolod conferred yesterday the highest recognition of “Ang Banwahanon Awards” to three exceptional citizens, who wholeheartedly rendered personal services that impacted on the lives of Bacoleños and Negrenses.
Pamela Torre-Henares, Lucy Chua Ponce, and Joel “Bagguer” Villaluz Sr. received their awards at the Bacolod Government Center as part of the 74th Charter Day Anniversary of the city.
Created in 1974, the Award has been conferred to over 100 people.
Among the pillars of the society given such honorable distinction were: 1974 - Ambassador Roberto Benedicto, Bacolod Bishop Antonio Fortich, Aurelio Locsin, Arcadio Lozada, Alfredo Montelibano Sr., Gov. Alfredo Montelibano Jr., Fr. Gratian Murray, and Hon. Rafael Salas; 1975 – Antonio Corral, Benjamin Gaston, Emilio Hilado, Jose Locsin, Ma. Fe Romeo, Luis Silverio, Jorge Vargas and Jorge Yulo; 1976 – Benjamin Aguirre, Ramon Bagatsing, Agustin Coscolluela Sr., Conchita Gaton, Aladino Gilbuena, Pedro Hernaez, Ricardo Jara Jr., Carlos Ledesma, Carmen Lizares, Felix Makasiar and Vicente Remitio, to name a few.
Recent awardees were Bro. Rolando Dizon, Josefa Puentevella, Lourdes Ciocon, Celia Ferrer, Modesto Sa-onoy, Agnes Cuenca, Dr. Cecililia Salvador, Aida Lizares, Primo Esleyer, Albert Lim Jr., Prima Pefianco, Dr. Ricardo Yanson Sr., Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, Blanquita Lemoncito, Carlos Javellana, Luz Sia, Arch. Manuel Puentevella, Olivia Yanson, Roberto Montelibano, Leonito Lopue, and Msgr. Noli Que.*
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Concert at WNU today
The Singing Texans of Houston’s First Baptist Church will perform an open concert at 5 p.m. today at the West Negros University Gym, in Bacolod City.
The 125-member choir and orchestra is in the country for their first free concert tour that aims to share to the public the works and grace of Jesus through their songs, Leah Fernandez, WNU science professor, said yesterday.
The Singing Texans will also have a concert at the Central Philippine University in Iloilo City, and at the Filamer Christian University in Roxas City, Capiz.
She encouraged the public to watch the concert and appreciate the works of God through songs.*LTG
PICPA extends amnesty
The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants amnesty program has been extended until June 30, a press release from the group said.
Members who have not paid their current membership dues and those who still have arrears, are encouraged to take advantage of the reinstatement scheme, the press release also said.
For further details, those involved may contact the PICPA Secretariat at 434-7191, 476-2276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, the press release added.*
Batang Bida sang Sagay
grand winners announced
The Batang Bida sang Sagay contest grand finals held at the Sagay public plaza as part of the city’s Charter Day celebration recently, had Debbie Heart Yapoyco, who played the piano and sang “Price Tag”, as winner, a press release from organizers said.
She received P10,000, a trophy, and a slot at the Kid N’ More local children’s show. Mirzi Lynn Escolta, who sang “Pearly Shells” and danced to the Hawaiian beat, was as first runner-up and received P5,000, while Sharlet Gallarde, who performed “Rolling in the Deep”, second runner up, got P3,000, all received trophies and certificates, the press release also said.
The seven other grand finalists, who got P1,000 and a certificate each, were Gean Mark Caserva, Jules Malabor, Bianca Marie de la Cerna, Toni Alexis Adraneda, Quincy Jones Hervia, Michelle Rose Sabaiton, and Jezreel Espila, the press release added.