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ABES 2 teachers
training held

An in-service training for about 50 teachers of the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School 2 in Bacolod City was facilitated by the La Consolacion College Bacolod Tuesday at the ABES 2 gym as part of the LCC's commitment to provide support programs for the professional development of public school mentors, its press release said.

The training, “Producing Lifelong Learners through Action Research”, aimed to capacitate elementary school teachers with research skills for scientific inquiry, and to develop intervention programs to help improve the quality of education in public schools, the press release said.

The other resource speakers were Rodjhun Navarro of the LCC Office for Institutional Advancement and Linkages, Joji Linaugo and Manuel Delumpa Jr., the press release said.

LCC vice president for Academic Affairs Ma. Mercedes Joson, also the VP of the Association of Colleges and Universities in Negros Occidental, said teachers who can finish their action research in a year will have the opportunity to present their outputs in a provincial conference on multidisciplinary research that will be hosted by ACUNO next year.

District 1 supervisor Lowelyn Escalona told participants that public school teachers must be open to professional growth. ABES 2 principal Rechilda Tan, on the other hand, said the school is conducting its midyear in-service training until today, the press release added.*

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Mangrove reforestation
project held in Sagay

A mangrove reforestation activity was held by the Rotary Club of Bacolod North and Tahoe-Incline Nevada of the United States of America, in Brgy. Taba-ao, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday.

The project was in coordination with the Sagay City government and the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, and aims to implement sustainable activities that protect communities against rising sea levels and diversify the economic base though community outreach education and the restoration of coastal mangrove ecosystems, a Capitol press release said.

The group, headed by Maureen McCarthy, international project chair of the RC Tahoe-Incline, also called on Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol Building in Bacolod City to discuss partnership plans and programs.

McCarthy was with Biboy Jocson, governor of the Rotary International District 3850, Alan Nuega, Lito Sion, Rick Sanders, and Harish Nandwani of the RC Bacolod North, the press release added.*

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Scholarship examinations set
Nov. 13 to Dec. 6 in Neg. Occ.

The qualifying examination for the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program is set on November 13 to December 6 in various schools in the province, a press release from the Capitol said.

On Nov. 13, the examination will be held at the EB Magalona National High School and will cover applicants from EB Magalona, Talisay, Silay and Victorias; November 14 – Manapla NHS covering Manapla and Cadiz City; and Nov. 15 – Escalante NHS covering Sagay City, Escalante City, Brgy. Minapasok, Calatrava and Brgy. Bug-ang, Toboso, the press release said.

For San Carlos City, Don Salvador Benedicto, Calatrava and Toboso, the examination will be on Nov. 16 at the Julio Ledesma NHS; in Valladolid, Bago City, Pulupandan, San Enrique and Pontevedra, Nov. 20 at the Valladolid NHS; while for areas in Kabankalan City and Ilog, including Proper, Andulauan NHS, Ilog NHS and Ilog CS, it is Nov. 21 at ERAMS West in Kabankalan City;

For areas in Cauayan, Candoni, Ilog (Tabu NHS, Dancalan, Calubang, Bocana NHS, Ilog Private Academy), it will be on Nov. 22 at the Cauayan NHS; Sipalay and Hinobaan, Nov. 23, at the Sipalay NHS; for areas in La Castellana, Moises Padilla, Isabela, La Carlota, on Nov. 27, at La Castellana NHS; and for Binalbagan, Hinigaran and Himamaylan, on Nov. 28, at the Binalbagan NHS, the press release also said.

Those from Murcia and absentees during the regular schedule can take the examination on November 29 at the PHRMO Testing Room, Marañon Hall, Sweet City Captel in Bacolod City.

The NOPMaNS–Medicine qualifying examination is set December 4 at the Governor's Hall, Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod, and the PEACE–Bachelor's Degree and PEACE–Post-Graduate Studies examinations are scheduled December 4 and 5, respectively, at the PHRMO Testing Room, the press release said.

Meanwhile, about 300 first, second and third year NOSP college scholars are undergoing a two-day skills enhancement seminar that started yesterday at the Congregation of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Talisay City.

In his message at the opening program, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the shortest and quickest way to solve poverty is through education. He advised the scholars to study and work hard, and not waste the opportunity given to them by the provincial government, the press release said.

He said the province also plans to implement a “study now, pay later” subsidy, and assured the scholars of board review assistance. The NOSP has District Educational, Matching Scholarship Grant, Pagka-on, Indigenous People, and Vocational Technical scholarship categories.

The scholars are undergoing seminars on self-awareness, with Rowena Bañes of the USLS Guidance and Evaluation Center; personality development with Marijoy Gaduyon, also of the USLS Guidance Office; and basics of entrepreneurship and project proposal-making, with Engiemar Tupas of the Department of Trade and Industry. The activity is spearheaded by the Provincial Human Resource Management Office, led by Virginia Parreño, the press release added.*

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Dinner for a cause tonight

A dinner-for-a-cause presentation, called “Moments to Remember”, will be jointly sponsored by the Bacolod City government and Y's Men International Philippines at the Bacolod Government Center tonight, a press release from the city said.

Expected to attend the event are members of the Association of Judges, Philippine Legions representatives, the Paglaum Convenor Association, and the private sector.

Y's Men Club Bacolod founder, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson will both be represented by city officials, the press release also said.

The show, that will feature the Soul and Rhythm Band and the Bacolod City Band, is being held in cooperation with the YMCA, DSSD and the Anti-Mendicancy Task Force.

Y's Men Club and YMCA are into barangay feeding, education, health and community outreach programs, the press release added.*

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Mangrove reforestation project held in Sagay
Scholarship examinations set Nov. 13 to Dec. 6 in Neg. Occ.
Dinner for a cause tonight

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