MassKara dance showdown
screening set September 24
The screening for the 2012 GMA DanssKara: The MassKara Dance Showdown will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. September 24 at the SM City Events Centre, a press release from organizers said.
Festival director Eli Tajanlangit said the showdown, now on its second year, hopes to highlight another breed of dancers to make the MassKara celebration accessible to everybody.
Dancers do not have to wear elaborate costumes and masks, as dancing can be simple with low-tech masks. The competition is accessible to more people, but at the same time, reflects the dynamism of the festival, he added in the press release.
It is open to any dance group, with eight to 12 dancers. Any dance form or canned music is allowed, provided the dancers must incorporate masks in their performance. Face-painting and character make-up are also allowed, the press release also said.
The elimination round will be on October 1, after the opening ceremony of the 2012 MassKara Festival at the Bacolod public plaza, while the grand finals will be on October 22, after the closing ceremony of the festival, also at the plaza.
Interested groups may secure the entry forms from GMA TV Office, 3rd floor Security Bank Building, Rizal-Locsin streets, Bacolod City, or call the station’s Events and Promo Department at (034)-4346254, the press release added.*
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Canlaon Medical Society
The Canlaon Medical Society held the induction of its officers recently at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, a press release from the group said.
Philippine Medical Association president Modesto Llama swore in the officers, led by Felix Valenzuela as president, Ma. Cristina Eusebio – vice president, Charibel Escandelor – secretary, Mary Rose Hernia-Lao – treasurer, Sidney Lawrence Iledan – auditor, and Dr. Eric Saratan - public relations officer, the press release also said.
The members of the board are Jennifer Souribio, Walter Villanueva, Ebenezer Debulgado, Nida Isabel de la Peña, Salve Regina Jesena, Mary Faith Villarosa and Domingo Vega.
Present at the event were immediate past president Roberto Salvador, PMA Western Visayas district governor Erlinda de los Reyes, and PMA past district governors Carlos Infante and Enrique Serna Jr., the press release added.*
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UNO-R contests’ winners named
The winners of the competitions in its University Week celebration were announced by the University of Negros Occidental–Recoletos in a press release yesterday.
For the cheerdance competition, the College of Information Technology won first place, with the High School Department and the College of Criminal Justice Education as second and third prize winners, respectively.
The College of Education won first place in the classical piece interpretation in the literary–musical competition, followed by the colleges of Information Technology and Business and Accountancy in second and third places; while for the comedy skit, the College of Nursing emerged as champion, with the Arts and Sciences and Business and Accountancy in second and third places, respectively, the press release said.
The Nursing, Information Technology and Engineering colleges were the winners in the plug and play contest; the COEd, CAS and CIT in the group MTV; CAS won first place in vocal solo, vocal duet, and pop dance in the “Star Factor” competition; CIT, CAS and COE for the college teaser; COEd, CAS and CON for college advertisement; COEd, CBA and CON for the music video competition.
The non-teaching personnel, meanwhile, won the Brain Challenge, with the CIT and COEd as second and third runners-up. The CAS was named the overall championship in the literary–musical contest, COEd was first runner-up and CIT second runner-up. The winners were awarded during the U-Week closing rites Monday, the press release also said.
Five groups of UNO-R employees also competed in the “Bayle Ala MassKara” street dance and full choreography, at the gym, Sept.10, with Team Orange named the most participative, best in costume and overall winner; Team Red, most disciplined and second place winner; Team Yellow, best in choreography; Team Blue as third place winner; and teams Green and Blue received consolation prizes, the press release added.*
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