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Bacolod City, PhilippinesFriday, May 25, 2012

NOHS Class ’62 jubilee


The Negros Occidental High School Class ‘62 celebrated its golden jubilee recently, and what revelry! A welcome dinner was held at the residence of Jerry Bantillan followed by a sightseeing tour, especially for balikbayan alumni from the USA, England, Italy and Canada. Lunch was at Barrio Concepcion at Ed and Gollette Jonota’s residence, then they visited The Ruins in Talisay City. Next was the Bacolod Government Center where the class met the mayor and other city officials, and after that, the Panaad Park.

The class also had an excursion at the Mambukal summer resort, and a balikbayan night called “Dancing with the Stars” at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City. A medical mission for Class ‘62 families was also conducted, while balikbayan Judy Libo-on Bofil celebrated her birthday at the L’Fisher Hotel.

A general alumni homecoming motorcade was also held and an awards night at O’ Hotel, headed by Leoncio Garrucho Jr., vice president, Danny Pedrona, and Bantillan.*

Remember: In this journey of your life, the Word of Lord is your map and His wisdom is your compass, and when you face battles, let prayer be your armor and God be your shield.

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PICPA seminar today

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Negros Occidental Chapter will hold a Philippine Standards on Auditing seminar, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the Planta Hotel in Bacolod City, a press release from the group said.

Maria Lizette Tamayo, PICPA Negros president, said Jekell Salosagcol, GSIS Audit and PFRS consultant, will be the resource speaker in the seminar that will discuss the framework of PSA, PSA for SMEs and updates on PFRS, the press release also said.

CPAs will be entitled to 7.75 CPE credit units in PSA. Those interested attend the seminar that has an assessment fee of P1,500 per person inclusive of seminar materials, snacks and certificate of attendance, may call the PICPA Office at 434-1791, the press release added.*


LOGBOOK. A public advisory from the provincial government said that the road from Crossing Mambaroto to Barangay Cabadiangan, in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, will be temporarily closed, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon on May 27, in line with the National Triathlon sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission.*

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Social Watch
holds 2-day training

A training on gender-responsive budgeting will be held today and tomorrow by the Social Watch Philippines, in collaboration with the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros Office and the United Nations Democracy Fund.

The training will be held at Tingting’s Restaurant and Circle Inn Hotel in Bacolod City for Hinigaran-based women leaders from the grassroots sectors and the local government, a press release from organizers said.

The activity on “Capacity Building Course on Budgeting for Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment” aims to provide participants an overview of the gender and development perspective, citizens participation on local public finance and democratic budgeting; equip them with basic training on how to do gender-responsive budgeting, among others.

Ma. Victoria Raquiza of the National College on Public Administration and Governance based in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and SWP national convenor, is the main resource person for the two-day training, the press release said.

Edwin Balajadia, SWP local coordinator and PRRM-Negros area manager, said Hinigaran is a pilot area of the SWP/UNDEF Project on institutionalizing marginalized communities’ participation in the Philippine budget process.

Women participants will come mostly from fishing and coastal communities and local government departments and legislative council of Hinigaran, the press release added.*

PICPA seminar today
Social Watch holds 2-day training
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