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Diocese of Bacolod joins
Year of Faith procession

The Diocese of Bacolod joins the celebration of the Year of Faith with a procession at 8:30 a.m. today and a concelebrated mass, led by Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra at the San Sebastian Cathedral, Msgr. Felix Pasquin said yesterday.

Pasquin, rector of San Sebastian Cathedral, said today is the start of the Year of Faith as declared by Pope Benedict XVI last year.

He said the celebration coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, and the 20th anniversary of Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Year of Faith is an opportunity for all to understand more profoundly that the basis of Christian faith is in the person of Jesus Christ, Pasquin also said.

He said the celebration will end on Nov. 23, 2013, the Feast of Christ, the King. The diocese also conducted weekly lectures on the 12 articles of faith at the start of its 100th day countdown since July 3, he added.

Pasquin also said that other parishes of the diocese held prayers everyday to the Holy Spirit in preparation for the Year of Faith, adding that regular weekly prayers will take place in all parishes for the fruitfulness of the celebration.*LTG

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51 qualify in 8th MassKara
healthy baby, kid competition

Fifty-one babies qualified for the 8thMassKara Healthy Baby and Kid Competition in categories A and B, a press release from the organizers said.

The Category A finalists were Dana Akia Quisado, Edrain Legada, Alexa Zoe Javellana, Jesh Nicole Melocoton, Acster Ken Panisales, Daniella Reese Remo, Karl Yohan Alvaran, Dabbie Gabrielle Madlangbayan, Earl Jakob Saballa, Terrence Joseph Guarra, Rinoa Morgan Sonata, Princes Beatrice Belon;

Kal-el Egido, Suri Elise Erillo, Shamika De Los Santos, Lorenzo Fuentes, Zane Ashley Ereneta, Diego Critales, Matt William Togle, Merveinne Keith Judith, Jaive Ethan Torres, Emmanuel Gabriel Tutor, Jammela Rylai Sueno, Kazzandra Celina Tad-y, and Hanna Michaella Bautista.

The Category B finalists were Angelo Jamil Corrales, Alaiza Bernardez, Rae Arthur Boyd, Twinah Kathryn Silva, Julian Miguel Florentino, Cheery Andrea Courson, Patricia Leigh Genita, Jasmie Marie Panisales, Seth Ylan Yulatic, Angel Marie Windam, Michaella Villar, Kyle Twyla Valenciano, Gabriel Padernal, Mikaela Ortega, John Kian Sombero;

Therese Eliza Villaluz, Audrey Desiree Hammond, Josh Dylan Casilao, Andrei John Perez, Lance Direck Subaldo, Rhijean Gabrielle Lapu-os, Olivia Mireya Diaz, Rain Julian Yntatano, Zachary Quinnowen, Miguel Christoff Garcia, and Red Danielle Delearna.

The organizers and mothers of the babies will have a meeting at 2 p.m. today at the clinic of Dr. Severo Lacson for the orientation of the competition, the press release said.

The final judging will be on October 15, 3 p.m., at the SM Bacolod Event Center, the press release added.*

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MQ bets in Filipiniana
photo shoot

The MassKara Queen pageantry of Bacolod City is crossing borders to show the world how it has evolved to become the city’s most prestigious beauty event, with a Filipiniana photo shoot held at the Sta. Barbara Heights Residential Estates in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo City recently, a press release from organizers said.

The top 10 MQ finalists were captured on video and photo shots in settings, like the lake, a cattle field, a hilltop, a garden, the facade and interiors of a clubhouse, and the estate’s main entrance.

They wore modern interpretations of the Filipiniana in various cuts of the kimona, the Maria Clara, the baro’t saya and the balintawak in shades of blue, bronze, white, grey, yellow, red, green and magenta, the press release also said.

The pageant is a production of ABS-CBN Bacolod in partnership with the Silver MassKara Festival Organization Inc., the press release added.*

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UPLB alumni to hold
56th loyalty day

The 56th Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming will be celebrated by the University of the Philippines Los Baños Alumni Association Negros Occidental Chapter on Sunday, starting 9 a.m., at the Timeout Restaurant at Galo Street, Bacolod City, a press release from the group said.

UPLBAA Neg. Occ. Chapter president Enrique Miguel Lacson said the celebration will focus on the university’s thrust for climate change and environment management.

Guest speaker at the affair is Antonio Mapa, past president of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement – Philippines Chapter and an agripreneur based in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, the press release also said.

A  1956 UPLB  graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Animal Husbandry, Mapa will also be conferred the UPLBAA-NOC’s Outstanding Alumni for International Service and Cooperation award for 2012.

Lacson invites all UPLB alumni in the province to join the Bacolod celebration of the Loyalty Day, that is marked every October 10 at the university campus in Laguna. Aside from the program and awarding rites, there will also be a business meeting after lunch and drawing of raffle and door prizes, the press release said.

Registration fee is P500 per alumni to cover lunch, dues and a raffle ticket, and P400 for non-alumni participants. For more information, those interested may contact the association at 702-9237, 0917-3017384, or 0949-8624234 or email: uplbaanoc@yahoo.com, the press release added.*


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51 qualify in 8th MassKara healthy baby, kid competition
MQ bets in Filipiniana photo shoot
UPLB alumni to hold 56th loyalty day

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