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Murcia tourism quiz bee
winners announced

A student of the Cansilayan National High School and Murcia Elementary School contestants won the secondary and elementary categories of the 2012 Tourism Quiz Bee of Murcia, Negros Occidental, held at the Tinabu-ay Market Wednesday, a press release from organizers said.

Darren Mae de los Santos, 14, won the easy, average and difficult rounds of the quiz bee on the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy”, and retained the school’s championship title, the press release also said.

De los Santos, was mentored by Loini Torrecarion. Second place winner Diana Rodrigo of Alegria NHS, will represent the town in the Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Quiz Bee, on September 18, at the Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod gym.

Clarence Togle of Alegria NHS, and Kenneth Periolo, of Lopez Jaena NHS, tied for third place.

Meanwhile, Ma. Luz Tumbos and Bethel Joy Tapalla, both of the Murcia ES, placed first and second, respectively, in the elementary division of the competition of the Murcia Tourism Office, headed by Estela Barbo. Kian Jane Tormo of Alegria ES settled for third, the press release also said.

Tumbos and Tapalla will advance to the provincial competition, on September 19, at the West Negros University Gym in Bacolod City.

Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano expressed support to the activity, the press release added.*

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Literary contest
winners named

The winners of the IYAS literary competition in Hiligaynon poetry and one-act-play, recently sponsored by the IYAS Creative Writing Program of the school in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, was announced by the University of St. La Salle, its press release said.

Gil Montinola of Mina, Iloilo, won first place in the poetry category for his entry “Mga Nagakalain-lain nga Ingos nga Mabatian Mo sa Uma”, and will receive P7,500; Marcel Milliam of Mandurriao, and Norman Darap of Tubungan, both of Iloilo, tied for second place for their entries “Kon Ngaa Kinahanglan Magsulat sang Binalaybay sang Paghigugma” and“Pagtimalos sang Langit”, respectively, P5,000 each; while Mary Rose Adelle Pacificar of Jaro, Iloilo, was third for her “Ang Pagpanglaba Kon Gab-I”, and will receive P2,500.

Fundador Tipon II of Villamonte, Bacolod City, is the first prize winner in the one-act play category for his entry, “Emo Trip.” He will receive a cash prize of P7,500 at the awarding rites at 4:30 p.m. on September 11 at the USLS, the press release also said.

The judges were Genevieve Asenjo of De la Salle University, Alice Tan-Gonzales of the University of the Philippines-Visayas, and John Iremil Teodoro of Miriam College, the press release added.*

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Design a
landmark contest on

Entries to the design a landmark competition, sponsored by the High School Class 1973 of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod, will be accepted until September 30, a press release from the school said.

The contest is open to Lasallian students, faculty, staff and alumni, either individual or groups composed of two to three members. The design should depict the vision-mission, ideals and values of the school, and may have historical significance or educational impact, the press release also said.

The winning entry will be the design of the landmark to be installed at the corner of La Salle Avenue and CL Montelibano Drive in Bacolod City.

Entries may be submitted to the University Alumni Relations Office or the Alumni Association. For contest mechanics, those interested may visit www.usls.edu.ph/landmark or call (034) 433-0307, the press release added.*

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Tourism quiz in Silay today

A tourism quiz for high school and elementary students, and a tour guiding competition called “Paligsahan Turismosa Silay”, will be held 8 a.m. today at the Balay Rondalla in Silay City, Negros Occidental, a press release from organizers said.

The tourism quiz elementary level that will be about Negros Occidental will be handled by Francess Dane Cobrado, and the high school category on Western Visayas concerns by Gerle Hilado-Sulmaca, the press release also said.

Participants will come from the four districts and secondary schools under the Silay City Division Office of the Department of Education, headed by Neri Anne Alibuyog.

The tour-guiding competition will cover attractions, foods, festivals, cultural legacy and ecotourism areas in Silay, the press release said.

Mayor Jose Montelibano said the activities aim to make Silaynon youths aware of their city as the seat of arts, culture and ecotourism in Western Visayas, it also said.

The winners will represent Silay in the province-wide competition to be held in Bacolod City this year, the press release added.*

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