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Medical dental mission held

The Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. and the Negros COFA held its 121st medical dental mission at the Galicia Elementary School in Ilog, Negros Occidental recently, for around 535 planters, sugar workers and their families a press release from the organization said.

Of the beneficiaries, 467 availed of free medical consultations and medicines, 68 had dental extractions and 200 children and some adults were fed, by the SIFI team headed by Jorge Sobrepeña, and assisted by Teresa Canatoy of COFA, representatives of the Carmelite Missionary Secular led by Fatima de la Cruz, Galicia Brgy. Captain Clemente Daguia, tanods and barangay health workers, the press release also said.

The doctors and dentists who joined the mission were Milagros Amarra, Terry Gasataya, Pureza Tañeza, Rhea Joy Tabujara, Jolle Belle Gialogo, Alma Mae Inventor and Janus Macairan, the press release added.*

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Silay celebrating
San Diego Feast2

The San Diego 2012 Fiesta of Silay City, Negros Occidental, is ongoing until November 13, on the theme “Himpit nga Pagtu-o, Ipangabuhi Upod kay San Diego (Live a Resolute Faith with St. Didachus)”, a press release from the city said.

A concelebrated mass on Nov. 13, the Feast Day of St. Didachus will be held 10 a.m. with Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra as the main celebrant, followed by a feeding program.

Other activities are a motorcade and float parade, vocal solo for children and teens, local government unit presentation, medical mission, Marian and ministries event, a renewal’s night, the BEC Vicariate and children show, food sale, dance extravaganza, and educators’ spectacle, the press release also said.

The novenario is led by Fathers Demetri Gatia, Reman Coruel, Rafael Baja, Fred Guadalupe, Roy Christan Gesulgon, Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa, Jonas Sumagaysay, Filomeno Duaban Jr., and Norbert Cañada.

Gatia said the San Diego Fiesta is a presentation of virtues and values lived by the saint for the Silaynons to follow. For more information on the celebration, those interested may contact Sister Thelma Quevenco at the Office of the Parish Secretary at 495-3800, he added.

Mayor Jose Montelibano said the Silay City government is supportive of all activities of every denomination, the press release said.

He also led the soft opening of the 2nd Mayor Oti Montelibano Cup shooting competition and the inauguration of the PNP firing range at Bonbon, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, yesterday, the press release said.

Present were Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office director, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, Tourism Officer Ver Pacete, former City Councilor Ignacio Salmingo, Marissa Montelibano, and government employees, the press release added.*

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Silay celebrating San Diego Feast

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