TOSP finalist leads
A finalist in the search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines-Region 6, and outgoing president of the Supreme Student Government, will lead around 700 graduates in today’s 66th commencement exercises of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, a press release from the university said.
Junell Lupo is graduating as magna cum laude, with Louise Valerie Abaño, Kareen Mae Estrella, Leonie Vee Garanzo, Charity Dianne Jocame, Zenny Marie Maquiling, Michelle Monteclaro, and Precious Anne Pedrajas, the press release added.
Graduating cum laude are Sol Marie Abellar, Janine Aguanta, Sophia Marie Asaria, Krystalyn Beniten, Janefa Castillo, IC Rech Causapin, Mark Joseph Cordova, Janere Mae Decena, Orvil Deroja, JC Mae Gayat, Cecille Marie Gumban;
Elizabeth Law, Asis Mamasao Jr., Vonn Carlo Marcelino, Gelyn Palma, Frances Joy Parreo, Christine Margareth Pasilan, Maria Crislyn Sendico, Colleen Silva, Stephanie Grace Tabjan, Pollyana Tanaleon, Asha Grace Valeriano, and Abegail Vidal.
The Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School will also hold its recognition ceremonies at the Fr. Cuenca Hall after the baccalaureate mass, the press release said.
Recipients of high distinction, or gold medals, are Joaquin Antonio Benedicto, PhD-EM; Michelle Saplada, PhD-BM; and Parroco Manuel, MBA.
There will also be 10 who are graduating with academic excellence, or silver medals; four as most outstanding dissertation awardees; two for outstanding dissertation; and five awardees for most outstanding theses, the press release added.*
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convention in Murcia
Members of the 4-H Club in Western Visayas will compete in six categories in its regional convention today until tomorrow at the Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia, Maria Elena Gumban, provincial 4H Club coordinator said yesterday.
Gumban said the regional convention aims to unite all youth and train them to become young entrepreneurs. The theme is “4-H@60: Looking Back from Humble Beginnings and Moving Forward to Opportunities and Challenges.”
The youths will also participate in lectures on green agriculture, entrepreneur/agri-business, and the health benefits of organic-based products, she said.
All the members from Region VI will compete in the painting contest, root crop based cooking, indigenous handicraft, extemporaneous speaking contest, vocal solo, and the search for Mr. & Ms. 4-H, she said.
The winners will represent the region for the national convention of the 4-H Club, she added.
The guests will be led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Agriculture Director Larry Nacionales, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan, and Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano.*LTG
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3rd ‘Balik-Sagay’ held
Twenty-five persons participated in the third “Balik-Sagay” program of the city government for all Sagaynons coming from other places in the country and abroad, to join the Sinigayan Festival celebration recently, a press release from the city said.
Program activities included a walk around the city proper; tour of the Museo Sang Bata sa Negros; tasting of the One Town, One Product delicacy; and a visit to the Bugay Sagay Agro-Aqua Festival Village, the press release added.
Mayor Leo Rafael Cueva urged the “balik-Sagaynons” to come home more often and spend their retirement years in the city. The participants, meanwhile distributed groceries and goods to their less fortunate “kasimanwas,” to show their love and concern, and to return God’s blessings, the press release added.*
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Talisay Fire Station bares
poster tilt, quiz winners
The Talisay City Fire Station has announced the winners in the “tuklas talento” contest it held recently at the city plaza, in line with the observance of the 46th Fire Prevention Month, a press release from the station said.
Quiz bee winners in the elementary level were John Ulrick Delleva of the Open Door Christian Academy, 1st place; Ferjun Villaruz, Talisay South Elem. School, 2nd; and Paul Karsten Salbibia, of the San Fernando Elem. School, 3rd place.
In the poster-making contest, secondary level, the winners were Hannah Reyes, Notre Dame of Talisay, 1st; Kirth Patrick Arsenal, Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino, 2nd, and Bryan Kent Guinsayao of the Dr. Antonio A. Lizares Memorial High School, 3rd; while Riva Marie Nonato of the Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino; Caren Kay Nagum, Notre Dame of Talisay; and Lorabeth Marie Villiones of the Open Door Christian Academy, won first, second, and third place, respectively,in the essay-writing competition, the press release added.
The winners received medals, certificates of recognition, and cash prizes of P1,500; P1,000; and P500 from Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan, the press release also said.*
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