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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, October 2, 2012
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MassKara Village
competition opens

Fifty-eight wearable masks designed from recyclable, unique, and distinctive materials, and vying for the 16th MassKara Village competition, were displayed to the public yesterday at the Robinsons Place-Bacolod.

Coordinator Romeo Subaldo said MassKara Village is a project of ABS-CBN Bacolod, participated in by artists from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

He said that this year’s entries include many creative designs. The top three winners will receive P25,000, P15,000, and P10,000, respectively.

There will be a “Parade of MassKara” on Oct. 19 during the awarding of winners at the mall fountain area, he added.

The masks will be judged according to originality, creativity, wearability, durability, ingenuity, and overall presentation, by artist Bamboo Tunogbanua, MassKara Festival director Ely Tajanlangit, and Robinsons Bacolod marketing communications manager Christine Tomas, Subaldo added.

Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson thanked ABS-CBN for its continued support to the city government, and lauded Tajanlangit for his creativity in organizing the festival.*LTG

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High school teachers

Sixty-four high school teachers in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City were recognized by the West Negros University in the teachers’ assembly it organized recently.

Vladimir Cebu of the WNU External Affairs, Promotion, and Alumni Relations Office said the assembly aimed to recognize the achievements and contributions of the teachers to society. It is also the school’s way of strengthening its partnership with secondary high schools and to know the needs of the students, he added.

Negros Occidental schools division superintendent Juliet Jeruta, who was the guest speaker, said that giving recognition to teachers will motivate them, and inspire others to choose the career path to be educators.

She also lauded the University for honoring the contributions of the teachers and appreciating their efforts in the formation of high school students in the province.*LTG

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Family fun walk conducted

A family fun walk was held by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Bacolod Government Center to the church’s Stake Center in Galo Street, Bacolod City Saturday, its press release said.

The activity was part of the National Family Week celebration Sept. 24 to 29 that the church commemorated with the Local Council for the Filipino Family and the Department of Social Services and Development, on the theme “Ensuring Work-Family Balance.”

The walk was participated in by more than 500 Latter-day Saint members of the three stakes of the church, representatives of the LCFF, other faith-based organizations, and government units, barangay leaders and recipients of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program. The Dar Al-Dhikir Islamic Center, a member-organization of the LCFF, supported the activity by providing food, the press release said.

Benjamin Candari Jr., Jose Maria Plaza and Jose Anthony Ballon, presidents of the Bacolod Central, South and North stakes, respectively, also joined the event, the press release added.*

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