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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, October 15, 2012

The substance and the purpose


The family of the late Sen. Jose C. Locsin of Silay City, Negros Occidental recently gathered relatives and friends to launch the book “Substance and Purpose, the Life and Legacy of Jose Corteza Locsin”.

The event became a reunion of members of Silay’s old families who came in full force, with most of them not having seen each other for a long time. Also present were the surviving friends and political allies of Sen. Locsin. Those who could not make it, and those who already passed away, were lovingly represented by their descendants.

Former Makati Congressman Teddy Boy Locsin called his granduncle “The Father of Social Justice” for his role of asserting the inclusion of social justice in the constitution when he was a delegate during the 1935 Constitutional Convention.

“During that time, whoever talks about social justice was instantly labelled a communist!” Teddy Boy added. This goes to shows that Sen. Jose C. Locsin was way ahead of his time, he said.

Mayor Jose Montelibano said he considers Sen. Locsin one of Silay’s greatest contributions in nation-building. He also announced that the Silay City government will make the book available to Silay’s public schools to foster a sense of pride among the city’s younger generations.

Going through the pages of the book gives the reader an insider’s glimpse on events in the history of Silay, Negros and the Philippines where Sen. Locsin played pivotal roles. It also shows his inherent patriotism and love for family.

The book is divided into two parts. Part I is mainly the Senator’s autobiography, which he handwrote in Ilonggo between 1961 and shortly before his passing in 1977. The book features both the Ilonggo original with its English translation to give readers an insight of Sen. Locsin’s literary style. Part II is a collection of articles and essays written by different people about Sen. Locsin.*

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‘Kara’ collection
debuts at SM

A masks exhibit, titled “Kara”, will open at SM City Bacolod, 2 p.m. today, in line with the 33rd MassKara Festival celebration, a press release from the mall said.

The masks are designed by Jojo Vito, who is a motivational speaker, artist and entrepreneur. His mask and accessories company has been tapping the export market, and was instrumental in promoting the MassKara Festival in other countries, the press release also said.

His collection at SM will feature high quality, mixed-media masks, all of which are limited design pieces, the press release added.*

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Liz Uy mum on PNoy

Celebrity stylist Liz Uy, who has been linked to President Benigno Aquino III and actor John Lloyd Cruz, was in Bacolod Saturday to promote Casino Ethyl Alcohol Femme with Dual Moisturizer.

At a press conference at the Chalet in Bacolod, Uy refused to answer questions on her previous relationship with the president.

“I’m sorry…that’s kind of really personal. I might offend the president or, if not him, the Aquino family so I would just like to keep it private,” she said.

Asked what it was in her that got the attention of the president, she said “That is a question I have been thinking about and have not answered, I really don’t know what.”

On John Lloyd Cruz, Uy said they are still very good friends and are not closing doors.

She said since she is a very hygienic person, she is happy to have Casino Ethyl Alcohol Femme because aside from its germ killing it moisturizes the skin – it is two in one.

The International Pharmaceuticals Inc. product disinfects without drying your skin and is not sticky, she said.*CPG

‘Kara’ collection debuts at SM
Liz Uy mum on PNoy
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