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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, May 29, 2012

More than just reading


Former Rep. Cynthia Aguilar Villar of the Lone District of Las Piñas, may have many achievements and awards, but she says her family is her most cherished treasure.

A supportive wife to Senator Manny Villar, Rep. Villar, who won landslide victories in three consecutive elections, is a loving mother to sons Paolo and Mark and only daughter Camille.

Mrs. Villar was in Bacolod City last week as guest of honor in the “Trees for the Future” planting activity of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos as part of its 50th anniversary.

Her social and civic concerns are varied and extensive. In 1992, she founded and chaired the Villar Foundation, of which she is the managing partner.


Negrense Volunteers for Change members Lyn Weber, Marian Hojilla, Merle Robles, Beng Melcher and Tima Lacson were busy distributing snacks and giveaway bags to children who were victims of floods in Dumaguete City, who joined a read-along at the Batinguel Elementary School last week.

The read-along was organized by EDSA People Power Commissioner and NVC president Millie Kilayko, that had singer actor Ogie Alcasid as celebrity reader, with Silliman University theater actor Ernest Hope Tinambacan.

It was a treat for the Dumaguete children, and for victims of recent earthquakes who joined a read-along in Guihulngan City, also with Ogie and Hope. *

Remember: Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting, to keep the faith. God makes all things beautiful in His time.

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Sagay Young Artists
Club performs 50th recital

The Sagay Young Artists Club performed its 50th recital recently on the theme “Music Around the World” to celebrate 46 years of teaching and promoting the love and culture of music to Sagaynon children, a press release from organizers said.

The pieces were inspired by songs of Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, North and South America and Europe. The costumes of the recitalists were also inspired from there countries.

L’ Arte dell Arco, a violin ensemble, rendered musical pieces, Alain Aujero, a city scholar bested seven other recitalists in the organ competition, the press release said.

Sim Joyce Teodoso, a pioneer violin student, who has a scholarship grant for the course of Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, was recognized after the event with the first batch of recitalists in 1967 who attended the celebration, like Lyodelia Fernandez Estacion, a faculty member of the Philippine Normal University; and Divita Irisari Cubil, a retired principal from Cabatuan, Iloilo, the press release also said.

Soledad Plana, a BS Elementary Education graduate from West Visayas State University, started that became a family’s love affair with music, with her husband, Romulo, teaching violin.

Other mentors were Rema Aguirre and Ma. Luisa Perez, Philippine folk dance; Gillie Sumpio, ballet; Norma Aligaen, visual arts; Marilu Bandolon and Isidora Jumayao, creative writing; Sheilah Joy Plana-Bofil, choir/piano; Teresita Taleon, piano; and Erna Le Yngson, voice/piano/choir, the press release added.

Sagay Young Artists Club performs 50th recital
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