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Cultural tour set Dec. 15

The 39th Annual Cultural Tour of Negros Occidental is scheduled December 15, a press from Ramon Hofileña of the Hofileña Museum in Silay City, said.

The itinerary includes the Birhen sang Barangay Chapel, with the Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation, or St. Antonio Abad Church as alternate, in Bacolod City; Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, Hofileña Museum, food trip to outstanding delicacy sources, and two new attractions to be introduced in Silay; the Church of St. Joseph the Worker in Victorias and the Chapel of the Cartwheels in Manapla, the press release said.

The histories of the San Sebastian Cathedral, Hda. Matabang Monument in Talisay City, the ancestral houses in Silay, Heroes of Guintabuan Monument in E. B. Magalona, and the Victorias Milling Co. Inc. will also be discussed by Hofileña, who will be the tour guide.

The fee for the 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. tour is P1,000 each person, and covers lunch, snacks and museum fees. Registration is ongoing at the Jara Laboratory and Blood Bank, corner Lacson and 1st streets, Bacolod, where the tour will also start and end.

The tour will be limited to 50 passengers, and children six years old and below, grade and high school students in big groups will not be allowed.

Those interested may contact Hofileña at (034) 495-4561, or the Jara Lab at 434-6398 for more information, the press release added.*

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Fishing at
Lagoon tomorrow

The 2nd Fishing Sport of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Negros Occidental will be conducted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City, a press release from the OPA said.

The activity is in line with the 7th Negros Island Organic Farmer’s Festival from November 22 to 24, and aims to develop positive attitudes and values through the fun of fishing, foster family bonding and enhance interpersonal relations with other participants, the press release said.

The sport, using hook and line only, is open to those age six to 15 years old, who must register at the Secretariat and should have their own fishing materials. Children participants must be accompanied, or supervised by adult guardians, to prevent untoward incidents.

A limited time is given to all fishers, after which s/he must present her/his catch to the committee for weighing. If the participant chooses to buy his or her catch, it will cost P50 per kilo. Finger-sized tilapiawill be thrown back to the Lagoon to allow them to grow, the press release said.

The activity aims to maintain quality tilapia to avoid the overcrowding of fish stocks. The Lagoon serves as a breeding area for the tilapia fingerling dispersal program of the provincial government, the press release added.*

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Former Army officer in
Negros promoted

A ranking military officer, who used to be assigned in southern Negros, was promoted in Mindanao.

Col. Norman Marcos Flores, former commanding officer of the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion, will assume command of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade today in Malungon town, Sarangani.

Flores, commander of the AFP’s Task Force Davao, will join another former 61st IB commander, Colonel Rey Leonardo Guerrero, who is now assigned in Mindanao, as 701st Infantry Brigade commander.

Both are members of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1984, to which Colonels Oscar Lactao, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, and his deputy, Col. Jon Ayeng, also belong.

Flores will replace Col. Glorioso Miranda, who has been designated as assistant commandant and dean of Academics of the AFP Command and General Staff College.

Col. Ademar Tomaro also recently assumed command of the 602nd Infantry Brigade in Carmen, North Cotabato.*GPB

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Spiritual seminar Saturday

The Sto. Niño Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group will hold their “Life in the Spirit” seminar Saturday at the Sto. Niño Parish Church, A.B. Parreño Avenue in Bacolod City, its press release said.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. followed by enthronement and prayer by Sis. Leonora Casiple and introduction and praising by Bro. Solomon Panes, the press release also said.

To be discussed on are “God’s Love”, “Sins and Different Spirits”, and “Repentance and Forgiveness” by sisters Nenette Senining, Victoria Barrientos and Leonora Casiple, respectively, from 9:40 a.m. to 12 noon.; while Panes and brothers John Alagaban and Rafael Pabillo Jr. will talk on salvation, the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the afternoon session.

For more details, those interested may contact Panes at 457-3746, the press release added.*

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Fishing at Lagoon tomorrow
Former Army officer in Negros promoted
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