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Kapuso beefs up telecast
in Western Visayas

GMA Kapuso will strengthen the “Isyu Subong” of Bacolod City and “Ratsada” of Iloilo as sources of fair, accurate and balanced reporting as they cover national and local issues that cater to viewers from Western Visayas, a press release from the station said.

The two news programs are now being shown back-to-back with the multi-awarded flagship news broadcast, 24 Oras, and aims to reach more viewers.

Ratsada is anchored by Charlotte Tan-Mabilog, who said she will gladly go back to being a field reporter again “as the fun and the real labor of making a story are there and the experience of interacting with people and their stories is priceless”.

Isyu Subong host Gretchen Varela said being an anchor made her realize the need to be aware of things happening around her.

Ratsada and Isyu Subong air Mondays to Fridays, 5:40 to 6:15 p.m., before 24 Oras. Another regional newscast being shown back-to-back with 24 Oras is Cebu's “Balitang Bisdak” with Bobby Nalzaro, Rose Versoza and Cecille Quibod-Castro, the press release added.*

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LCCB-IS celebrates Family Day

A family day celebration will be conducted by the La Consolacion College Bacolod–Integrated School Family Council tomorrow, and participated in by students, parents, teachers and school administration, a press relea`se from the Council said.

The activity will start 2 p.m. with a registration, Holy Mass at 3 p.m. at the San Sebastian Cathedral, and the lantern parade, 4 p.m., that will pass through Gatuslao, San Juan, Luzuriaga and Araneta streets, and end at the LCC-B Quadrangle.

Highlight of tomorrow's celebration is the “Talentadong Pamilya” showtime contest, 7-9 p.m., where students, parents and teachers will show off their talents and abilities. The awarding ceremony will follow after the contest, and door prizes will be given to lucky participants, the press release also said.

The LCCB-IS is headed by Sister Myrna Concepcion, with Manuel Delumpa as principal, and Woodro Guanzon as Family Council president, the press release added.*

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MassKara photo tilt
winners announced

A Cebu-based photographer won the grand prize in the 2012 MassKara Festival photo contest titled “Kari sa MassKara, Dala Kamera” last month, a press release from organizers said.

Johan Ustin Sisno, of Mabolo, Cebu City, won P15,000 cash prize and a MassKara trophy, for his entry titled “The Posey,” festival director Eli Tajanlangit announced yesterday.

He said Wilfredo Lumagbas Jr. of Alunan, Bacolod City, was first runner-up for his entry “Vibrant Bacolod,” and won P10,000 in cash and a MassKara trophy; and Ariel Salupan of Lahug, Cebu City, was second runner-up and received P5,000 and trophy. Salupan's entry was also chosen as the Sponsor's Photo, and won P2,000 cash prize, the press release also said.

Those who received a medal each were Robo Formacion of Del Rosario Street, Cebu City; Robin Pinzon of Sto. Cristo, Angeles City; Michol Sanchez of Rama Avenue, Cebu City; Carl John Verde of Brgy. 2 Bacolod City; Glenn Gamayot of Batuan, Bohol; Ariel Salupan of Lahug, Cebu City; and Kate Larrazabal of Seaview Subdivision, Silay City in Negros Occidental.

The contingents of Sum-ag Elementary School and Brgy. Cabug for the streetdance competitions school and barangay categories, respectively, were chosen as Photographers' Choice, and each received P5,000 cash prize, the press release said.

Sum-ag ES was declared the grand champion in the elementary category of the streetdance competition, and Brgy. Cabug was first runner-up in the barangay category of the same competition.

The photo contest was a partnership between the Camera Club of Negros and the Silver MassKara Festival Organization, organizer of the world-renowned revelry since 2004, the press release said.

The judges were Camera Club of Negros directors Billy Lopue and Carlo Leonardia; Rudy Reveche, chair of the MassKara special events and streetdance committees; visual artist Bamboo Tonogbanua, and dean Rialino Alisbo of the ARFIEN Department, La Consolacion College—Bacolod, the press release added.*

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LCCB-IS celebrates Family Day
MassKara photo tilt winners announced

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